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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

Johnston Recreation Center

Johnston Rec Center

The Oasis Water Park

The Oasis Water Park

Springfield Park

Springfield Park Ballfields & Wetlands

Park District Referendum November 8, 2016

With the community's input, the Bloomingdale Park District determined a referendum would address three projects:

  1. Renovate the Johnston Recreation Center - Enhanced security and new space for seniors and preschoolers.

  2. Improve the Springfield Park Ball Fields & Wetlands - Prevent flooding and cancelled ballgames; and improve wetlands shorelines.

  3. Update The Oasis Water Park - Improved amenities and more shade and deck space.

Why are we asking for a referendum?

Bloomingdale Park District has the second-lowest tax rate in the area for park districts and comprises less than 5% of your total tax bill. This gives us a small budget to make repairs and improvements to the amenities you love. You told us these three projects mean the most to you through community discussion groups, surveys and a needs assessment. Funds from this referendum would cover the cost of repairs and upgrades, protecting the amenities that are your highest priorities.


The median home value in Bloomingdale is $246,500. If the referendum passes, the approximate tax increase for the owner of a home of this value would be just $65.82/year (or $5.49/month) for 20 years.

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Platinum Sponsors

Stratford Square Mall

Eagle Falls Dentistry

Gold Sponsor

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust

Old Town Festival of Lights

Beginning Dec. 2, 2016, the Festival of Lights returns for the fourth straight year in bigger and brighter fashion. Pedestrians and motorists alike will be treated to a sparking display of holiday lights and sights.

The Lighting Ceremony kicks off at exactly 6:30 p.m., when Bloomingdale Park Board of Commissioners President Buzz Puccio and Village of Bloomingdale Mayor Franco Coladipietro pull the giant switch to illuminate Old Town Park and the Village's Holiday Tree in the adjacent piazza. 

In addition to visually-stunning displays, the Park District also will conduct expanded on-site programming and entertainment activities sure to delight the masses.

Additional entertainment to include:

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides

  • Craft workshops

  • Carolers

  • Holiday Bingo

  • Santa Visits

  • Cookie Decorating

  • Rockin' Santa

  • Ms. Claus Storytime

  • Train Rides

Download the calendar of events.

Browse the programming options.

Lego City


Holiday Show at the Museum

December 2-23

Gallery I: "LEGO Train and Super Heroes"
The popular LEGO exhibit returns featuring super heroes of all kinds.

Gallery II: "Hello Dolly" 
All kinds of antique dolls and exquisite doll houses from the 1920s to present highlight this exhibit.

Museum Hours (Dec. 2-23) 
Thursdays: 6-8PM
Fridays-Saturdays: 6-9PM
Sundays: 1-4PM

Call the Museum at (630) 339-3570 or email for more information.


  News & Notes

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.

Klub Friday Night - November 18 is KFN at the JRC. The program for fourth- and fifth-graders runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and features a DJ spinning tunes, games, tournaments and special prizes. Admission includes a piece of pizza and drink.


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


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.


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.


Enewsletter & other subscriber lists - Sign up to receive information about adult activities, fitness and health, the BPD Museum and more.

  Events Calendar

November 8
Vote November 8, 2016
Click above for more info
November 9
Score 6 Meeting
6:30PM @ JRC
November 12
Mom & Me Tea
10AM @ JRC
November 16
School's Out! Kids' Express
1:40PM @ JRC

November 18
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ JRC
November 21
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen
November 22
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ JRC Kitchen

November 23
School's Out!
8:30AM @ JRC
December 2
Festival of Lights:
Holiday Show

6PM @ Museum
Festival of Lights:
Lighting Ceremony

6:30PM @ Old Town Park
Festival of Lights:
Carriage Rides

6:30PM @ Old Town 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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