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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

Residents identify Springfield Park, Johnston Recreation Center and Oasis Water Park as Priorities for Repair and Improvement


Park District plans referendum in November to take action on community priorities


BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – Aug. 31, 2016 – In opinion research conducted by the Bloomingdale Park District this summer, Bloomingdale residents identified three park district capital assets as the highest priorities for repair and improvement: Springfield Park ballfields and wetlands, The Oasis Water Park and the Johnston Recreation Center.


If funding is approved, the repairs would include:

  • Improving the Springfield Park ballfields to prevent widespread flooding of fields and nearby paths. Restoring the shorelines of the Springfield Park wetlands to address non-native, invasive species and improve stormwater management.

  • Renovating the Johnston Recreation Center to include committed space for active older adult programming and improved early childhood/preschool space.

  • Updating recreation features at The Oasis Water Park such as the splash pad, lily pads and fence ropes.

To accomplish these upgrades, the Park District board has passed a resolution to ask Bloomingdale voters to approve a referendum for $9.9 million in bonds over a 20-year period. If it passes, the referendum will allow the Park District to make necessary repairs and improvements to these three community-identified projects through a temporary tax increase on Bloomingdale homeowners. The approximate cost to the owner of a $246,500 home (the median Bloomingdale home value) would be $5.49 a month over 20 years.


Complete press release


Sunrise Shuffle 5K

Sunrise Shuffle 5K
September 10

Sunrise Shuffle 5K
Support local parks and recreation at the Sixth Annual Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Sunrise Shuffle 5K, presented by Sunrise Chevrolet and the final leg of the AMITA Health 5K Breakfast Series.


The September 10 race starts and ends at the Johnston Recreation Center. Race starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.


Proceeds from the Sunrise Shuffle 5K benefit the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting individuals gain access to Park District programs.


New this year is post-race beer from Church Street Brewing Company as well as a new course. The Sunrise Shuffle 5K now starts and ends at the Johnston Recreation Center and travels through Circle Park and Westlake Park.


Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby
September 17

Fishing Derby
Sharpen skills and discover hidden fishing talents at the annual FREE Fishing Derby held 8 to 10 a.m., September 17 at Lakeview Park.


Stocked each spring at the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club Fish Release, Lakeview Park is full to the brim with an abundance of fish species. Prizes are awarded for all types of catches including biggest, smallest, weirdest and more.


Participants must bring their own fishing gear. Bait is provided or you may bring your own. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This is a catch and release event. Prairie State Bass Masters also will be present to help measure fish and answer questions.


  News & Notes

Kids Curriculum Night - Kids Curriculum Night is all play and no work! The September 8 evening event features age-appropriate activities, games, crafts, cartoons, free time and a snack for children while parents attend Curriculum Night at DuJardin or Erickson schools. Parents may drop off and pick up their child(ren) anytime during the event. Pre-registration fee is only $7 per child. Drop-ins are accepted for a $10 fee. 


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 September 21 and 23.

Klub Friday Night Jr. - September 16 is the first KFN of the year. 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.


Hangtime - September 9 is the return of Hangtime! This teen program runs 8 to 10 p.m. at Westfield Middle School Gymnasium. A DJ plays all the newest music and takes requests all night. There is always pizza to purchase by the slice. Drop-in fee is $10.


Rentals - Planning an event? We have your solution! Visit our rental pages for a variety of park, field, gym, water park and other rental options. Detailed rental binders also are available for viewing at the Bloomingdale Park District front office.


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  Events Calendar

September 8
Curriculum Night
6PM @ Johnston Rec Center
September 9
8PM @ Westfield Gym
September 10
Sunrise Shuffle 5K
8:30AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Mom & Me Tea
10AM @ Cody Room
September 13
Let's Learn: Rainbows
4PM @ Cody-Hills Room

September 16
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ Johnston Rec Center
September 17
Fishing Derby
8AM @ Lakeview Park
YBA Registration
12PM @ Johnston Rec Center
September 21
School's Out! - Kids' Express
1:40PM @ Johnston Rec Center
September 23
School's Out!
8:30AM @ Johnston Rec Center

September 24
50 Men Who Cook
6PM @ Indian Lakes Resort
Boat Float
6PM @ The Oasis
September 26
Travel Basketball Registration
6PM @ Johnston Rec Center
September 27
Travel Basketball Registration
6PM @ Johnston Rec Center
October 7
Father Daughter Hayrides
6PM @ Springfield Park

  Corporate Partners

AMITA Health Stratford Square Mall Bloomindale Bank & Trust
PT Solutions Eagle Falls Dentistry 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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