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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

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

The Park District offers endless opportunities for your child to have a fun and memorable camp experience. Our summer day camp program is designed to spark your child's imagination, grow new friendships, and assist them in discovering new talents each and every day. With creatively-planned activities, campers enjoy summer to the fullest extent and look forward to returning year after year. Camp information


Registration is accepted online and in person.


Registration packets (pdfs)

Cat Tails
Mouse Hole
Lion's Den

Camp Champion

Uniquely U

Top Dog


Oasis Swim Academy

The Oasis Swim Academy

The Oasis Swim Academy

Swimming is a critical life safety skill. The Oasis Swim Academy teaches participants this vital skill in and around the water while also providing fun and fitness.


Top 5 Reasons to take Swim Lessons at The Oasis Swim Academy.

  1. Swim lessons teach life safety skills.

  2. Swim lessons calm fears.

  3. Swimming is a great way to keep kids active.

  4. Swim lessons can help kids build self-confidence.

  5. Swim lessons can be the start of a new hobby or sport.

There are levels for each and every age group. Additionally, The Oasis Swim Academy offers private, semi-private, themed and group lessons. Every swim instructor is trained by Starguard Certified Lifeguards. Register Online!


Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck

Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck

Contests, crafts and a mass kite launch highlight the annual Statewide Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck events 10 a.m. to noon, May 14 at Springfield Park.

Sponsored by Bloomingdale Bank & Trust and the Illinois Association of Park Districts, the kite fly raises awareness of the Park District Youth License Plate Flying 4 Kids program. Sales of license plates go to park districts and recreation agencies to provide innovative, after-school programming for Illinois youth. Bring your own kites or kites will be available for purchase.

Touch-A-Truck features a variety of trucks and vehicles to climb, sit and play on. Parental supervision is required.

Area 51 Exotics also will be on site with its petting zoo including a monkey, chocolate skunk, savanna monitor and more! 


  News & Notes

Tompkins Park rendering

Tompkins Park
Grand Opening

Tompkins Park Playground Grand Opening - Tompkins Park Playground has undergone a complete renovation. Help inaugurate this amazing renovated park with activities including a ribbon cutting ceremony, playground scavenger hunt, refreshments, activities and entertainment 10 a.m. to noon, May 7.


Family Outdoor Movie - Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for a night under the stars enjoying the children (and parents!) favorite "Finding Nemo" at Bloomingdale Bank & Trust. Enjoy the Moonwalk from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and fun movie trivia with free giveaways from 7:45 to 8 p.m.! In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved into the JRC gymnasium. Family Outdoor Movie is sponsored by Bloomingdale Bank & Trust.


BAA & fotoMuses - The Bloomingdale Artists Association & fotoMuses exhibitions open at the Museum May 7 and run through June 4. The BAA meets at the Museum monthly to share ideas and learn how to handle different types of media through hands-on demonstrations. This exhibition is the result of their applied knowledge and artistic growth. The fotoMuses are proud to present “Patterns,” an exhibition unified by the exploration of the theme of patterns. The fotoMuses are a group of women from Chicago and suburbs who share exploring the wonders of photography through their exhibits. 


Garden Club Spring Sale - The Bloomingdale Garden Club hosts its annual Plant Sale May 13-14 at the Park District's Maintenance Facility, 259 Springfield Drive (adjacent to Springfield Park). The sale runs noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It features flats of 48 colorful flowers, premium 10-inch hanging baskets, geraniums in all hues, Proven Winners & Specialty Annuals, herbs, vegetables, accent plants and perennials from our gardens.

The Oasis Water Park Opening Day - The Oasis Water Park officially opens for the season at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 3. New this season is a 30-foot aqua climbing wall!


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

May 7
Tompkins Park
Playground Opening

10AM @ Tompkins Park
BAA & fotoMuses Show Opens
12PM @ Museum
May 13
Annual Plant Sale
12PM @ Springfield Park
May 14
Annual Plant Sale
9AM @ Springfield Park
Kite Fly & Touch-A-Truck
10AM @ Springfield Park
May 19
School's Out! Kids Express
1:40PM @ JRC

May 20
Arboretum of South Barrington
10:30AM @ JRC
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ JRC
May 21
DuPage River Sweep
Art Club
9AM @ Stratford Mall
Princess Picnic
11:45AM @ JRC Preschool A
Park Days at Stratford Mall
12PM @ Stratford Mall

June 3
Oasis Opening Day
11:30M @ The Oasis
Travel Soccer Registration
Family Outdoor Movie
8PM @ Bloomingdale B&T
June 4
Oasis Giveaway Day
11:30AM @ The Oasis
June 6
Boat Float
4PM @ The Oasis
June 7
Summer Concert
7PM @ Old Town Park

  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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