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Where Recreation Revolves Around You!

Welcome to the BPD E-newsletter! This monthly update keeps you in tune with all of the events, activities and happenings in the Bloomingdale Park District. Our mission is to efficiently and economically provide recreation programs, facilities and open space designed to provide enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the community.


  Featured Programs & Events


Winter-Spring Brochure

Winter/Spring Brochure

The 2015-16 Winter/Spring Brochure was delivered to residents in November, and registration is now open for all residents. Non-resident registration begins December 18.

 

The brochure is available for viewing online, or come to the Johnston Recreation Center to pick up a copy. Highlights include details on the Community & Giving Gardens, an Annual Report insert, and information on the renovation of Tompkins Park playground.

 

Additionally, the brochure features a letter from the president of the Park Board of Commissioners, a Sunrise Shuffle 5K recap and an article on how the Bloomingdale Park District stays up to date on the latest trends.


Santa Visits

Platinum Sponsor

Stratford Square Mall

Gold Sponsors

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust

Sports Authority

Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is back and better than ever with expanded on-site programming and entertainment activities sure to delight the masses. Download the calendar of events for a complete listing.

 

Programming and entertainment includes:

  • Holiday Show at the Museum

    • Gallery I: LEGO Working Train Display

    • Gallery II: Paws & Claus

  • Museum Hours (Nov. 27 – Dec. 27)

    • Wednesday-Thursday: 6-8:30PM

    • Friday-Saturday: 6-9PM

    • Sunday: 1-4PM

  • Additional entertainment to include:

    • Horse-drawn carriage rides

    • Craft workshops

    • Carolers

    • Holiday Bingo

    • Santa Visits

    • Cookie Decorating

    • Ms. Claus Storytime

    • Rockin' Santa


Tompkins Park

Tompkins Park
Playground Rendering

Tompkins Park Playground Removal

Elanar Construction will begin removal of the Tompkins Park playground structures the week of December 14-18. Once the play equipment is fully removed, a silt fence will be installed along with a construction fence. The sand and wood mulch also will be removed. Concrete work will begin late December and/or early January.

 

Tompkins Park is scheduled to receive a replacement, farm-themed playground in 2016. Bloomingdale's origins are of an agricultural nature, and this project celebrates its storied past. In collaboration with the Bloomingdale Historical Society, this renovation also is to include some interpretive signage near the playground. The replacement is part of the Park District's capital asset replacement plan. More information...

 


Holiday Show at the BPD Museum

Holiday Show: "Paws & Claus"

November 27 - December 27

The Museum sparkles with lights, seasonal decorations and attractions appealing to the entire family at the annual Holiday Show that runs through December 27. In Gallery I, the popular Lego Train City exhibit returns. The surrounding walls feature drawings, paintings and sculptures of Santa Claus and adorable dogs by various artists. In Gallery II, Snoopy and friends are featured including posters, stuffed animals and more.

About Bloomingdale Park District Museum

 

  News & Notes


Little Chef Cook-Off

Little Chef Cook-Off - Bring out your inner chef by creating and sampling the goodies you prepare during these one-day cooking classes for ages 3-9. Come in your best chef's attire and bring your appetite. Deadlines for each class are one week prior to the program's start. Extended care is available. Upcoming classes are December 21, 22 and 31.

 

Westfield Walking Track- Inclement weather putting a damper on your outdoor exercising? The Westfield Walking Track is FREE for residents and open daily for use. Days and Hours

 

Staff Picks

Staff Picks for January - Moms, aunts, grandmas and children are invited for a girls’ morning full of fun at Mom & Me Tea January 23 at the JRC. The program features a special guest and includes tea and refreshments. Discover the fun and wonderful world of ballroom dance at Beginners Ballroom beginning January 7. The adult class for couples includes instruction on the fox-trot, waltz, cha-cha and swing/jitterbug. Register online! Mom & Me Tea is located under Early Childhood under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site. Beginners Ballroom is under Adult General.

 

Days Off of School - The Park District provides days off of school programming for school districts 13 and 15 for preschool through sixth grade. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor playtime, cooking, trips, special events and a whole lot more. Upcoming program dates are December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Register online! Days off of school programming is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.

Klub Friday Night - December 18 is the next KFN. The program for fourth- and fifth-graders runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the JRC and features a DJ spinning tunes, games, tournaments and special prizes. Admission includes a piece of pizza and drink. Register online! KFN is located under Youth General under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site.

 

Birthday Parties - Bloomingdale Park District birthday parties are easy, affordable and fun! A wide variety of themes are offered, and all parties include a party host, decorated party room, juice, goodie bags, and room set-up and clean-up.

 

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  Events Calendar


December 2
Santa Visit
6PM @ Museum
December 3
Holiday Bingo
6:30PM @ Museum
December 4
Santa Visit
6PM @ Museum
December 5
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
Mrs. Claus Storytime
6:30PM @ Museum
December 6
Cookie Decorating
1PM @ Museum
Face Painting
1PM @ Museum
December 9
Craft Workshop
6PM @ Museum
December 10
Rockin' Santa
6:30PM @ Museum
December 11
Santa Visit
6PM @ Museum
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
December 12
Juggler Chris Fascione
6:30PM @ Museum


December 13
Rockin' Santa
2PM @ Museum
December 16
School's Out! - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC
Holiday Bingo
6:30PM @ Museum
Dale Obrochta Balloon Show
7PM @ JRC
December 17
Rockin' Santa
6:30PM @ Museum
December 18
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
Mrs. Claus Storytime
6:30PM @ Museum
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ JRC
Hangtime
8PM @ Westfield
December 19
Holly Jolly Trolley
TBA @ Roselle Metra
Miss Jamie Farm Show
7PM @ Museum
December 20
Santa Visit
1PM @ Museum
Holiday Bingo
1PM @ Museum

December 21
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen
December 22
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen
December 23
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Rockin' Santa
6:30PM @ Museum
December 26
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
December 27
Craft Workshop
1PM @ Museum
December 28
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
December 29
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
December 30
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
December 31
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen

  Corporate Partners

Adventist Health Care Eagle Falls Dentistry Bloomindale Bank & Trust Stratford Square Mall
PT Solutions Sports Authority Sunrise Chevrolet

Bloomingdale Park District
172 South Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630.529.3650
www.bloomingdaleparks.org


Contact Us:
Johnston Recreation Center
Maintenance Facility
Museum
The Oasis Water Park
Westfield Gymnasium


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