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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

Dad Daughter Dance

Dad Daughter Dance & Mom Son Night

January is the time to reserve your spot at February's Dad Daughter Dance (Feb. 6) and Mom Son Night (Feb. 27).


Couples have a memorable evening dancing to the music of the DJ and enjoying an elegant dinner which includes chicken, beef, pasta, salad, vegetables and dessert. Each couple receives a photo to take home. No drop-ins are allowed. Reservations are required. Fee is per couple. Additional children are welcome at an additional fee.


Both programs are located under Special Events under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site


Junior Basketball

Junior Basketball

Youth Athletics

Last chance to sign up for Junior Basketball! This specially-designed league is for kindergarten through second grade and features one practice and one game per week on lower baskets. League focus is on fun, skill development and team play. Register in person at the Johnston Recreation Center. Contact Chris Tompkins at (630) 529-3650 for more information.


The first In-House Spring Soccer registration is 6:30 to 8 p.m., January 22 at the Johnston Recreation Center. Children in in-house soccer develop basic skills, participate equally in a team sport, receive trophies, pictures and uniforms and have fun while playing outside! Registration dates are also offered 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 6 and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 10. Contact Chris Tompkins at (630) 529-3650 for more information.


Online registration for the 2016 Bloomingdale Baseball & Softball Association (BBSA) season opens January 1. The organization offers youth baseball and softball for children ages 5-18, including an in-house division and travel teams. Visit to register and for more information.


Art Club

Art Club
January 9

Staff Picks

Staff Picks for January

Art Club is a new program for ages 4-8 that includes creating a fun art project each month. It is also a partner program with Walking Book Club. Parents may drop off their children at Art Club, and then enjoy a stroll around Stratford Square Mall. Art Club is located under Early Childhood under the Activities menu on the right side of the registration site. Walking Book Club is under Adult General.


Other upcoming staff picks for January include:


Hopeful Light by Noriko Buckles

Photo 2016: "Any Time, Any Place"

January 16 - February 13

Local artists/photographers show their skills by interpreting the theme of “Any Time, Any Place.” Support local artists at this popular show. All photographs are reasonably priced and available for purchase.


About Bloomingdale Park District Museum

  News & Notes

Garden Plots

Garden Plots - An informational meeting about rentable garden plots in the Community & Giving Gardens is scheduled for 7 p.m., January 11 at the Johnston Recreation Center. Registration for garden plots is currently available online. Garden Plots are located under Adult General under the Activities menu in the right sidebar of the registration site.


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


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 January 15, 18 and 20. 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 - Friday, January 15 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

January 9
Art Club
9AM @ Stratford Mall
January 10
Grandparent & Me Sockhop
1:30PM @ JRC
January 11
Garden Plot Info Meeting
January 12
Abracadabra Magic
6:45PM @ JRC Meacham Room
January 15
School's Out! - Kids' Express
12PM @ JRC
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ JRC
January 16
Photo Show 2016 Opens
12PM @ Museum

January 18
Wilmot Ski Trip
8AM @ Roselle Park District
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen
Munchkin Open Gym
9:30AM @ JRC Gymnastics Ctr
Pre-K Open Gym
10:45AM @ JRC Gymnastics Ctr
Park Days at Stratford
12PM @ Stratford Mall
Let's Learn
4PM @ JRC Cody Hills Room
Dolphins and Whales
6PM @ JRC Cody Hills Room
January 20
School's Out! - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC

January 21
Teens with Character
January 22
Reception for Photo 2016:
"Any Time, Any Place"

6PM @ Museum
BSO Registration
6:30PM @ JRC
January 23
Mom & Me Tea
10AM @ JRC Cody Hills Room
January 27
Earth & Space Center Trip
10AM @ Medinah Park District
January 30
Hello Kitty Fun
10:30AM @ JRC Cody Hills Rm
February 6
BSO Registration
10AM @ JRC

  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

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

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