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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

Thank You!

Thank You Park District Residents!

The Bloomingdale Park District referendum request for $9.9 million to repair and improve three of our existing facilities was approved in the November 8 election. 

We’d like to thank every member of the Park District community for your continued support. From the written survey responses to the ballots cast in the election, your voices have been heard and we are honored to deliver what matters most to you here in our community. 

As responsible stewards of your tax dollars, we will begin work as soon as construction season begins on the Springfield Park ballfields and adjacent Springfield Park Wetlands, the Johnston Recreation Center and The Oasis Water Park. We look forward to the completion of these projects so that ball games can be played with minimal interruption, invasive species can be removed from the wetlands, The Oasis Water Park can receive upgrades on outdated equipment, and children and adults alike who attend classes at the recreation center can have adequate space for their education and enjoyment. 

All construction is expected to be completed within the next two-plus years. While we will attempt to keep disruptions to a minimum, there may be times your favorite class or activity may be temporarily moved to an alternate location.


We appreciate your patience and we urge all residents to visit our website and regularly follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on our progress. Again, we are grateful for your continued support.


Platinum Sponsors

Stratford Square Mall

Eagle Falls Dentistry

Gold Sponsor

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust

Old Town Festival of Lights

Beginning this Friday, 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

Circle Park Playground

Circle Park Playground

Structure for Ages 2-5

Circle Park Renovation - The renovation of Circle Park, thanks to a $224,000 matching Open Space Land and Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant, has begun. The playground structures were removed in November, and the replacement structures are scheduled to be installed in Spring 2017, with the playground opening late Spring/Summer. The renovation is also to include a picnic shelter, small skate spot,
rain gardens and improvements to the stormwater systems, renovated roller hockey rink for multi-season use, and interpretive nature trail with educational signage. Follow the progress online.


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. Days for the next two months are December 14, 19, 20-23, and 26-30; and January 2, 13, 16 and 18.


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

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
December 4
Children's Singer Jeanie B
3-4PM @ Museum
December 5
St. Nick Stocking Fun
6-7PM @ Museum
December 6
Ornament Making
5-6PM @ Museum
December 7
Holiday Cupstacking
4:30-5:30PM @ Museum
December 8
Holiday Bingo
6:30-8:30PM @ Museum
Rockin' Santa
6:30-7:30PM @ Museum
December 9
Bitty Ballerina Tea
6-7:30PM @ JRC
Carriage Rides
6:30-8PM @ Museum
St. Paul Church Caroling
6:30-8PM @ Museum

December 10
Mom & Me Tea
10-11:30AM @ JRC
Juggler Chris Fascione
6-7PM @ Museum
December 11
Face Painting
1-4PM @ Museum
December 12
Gingerbread Houses
4:30-5:30PM @ Museum
Parent/Baby Holiday
Nursery Time

6:30-7PM @ Library
December 13
Tis the Season Canvas
7-9:30PM @ Museum
December 14
Girls Night Out
5-7PM @ Museum
Bedtime Stories with Santa
7-8:15PM @ Museum
December 15
Santa Visit
6-8PM @ Museum
Holiday Craft
6-9PM @ Museum
December 16
Mrs. Claus Storytime
6:30-8PM @ Museum
Craft Workshop
6-8:30PM @ Museum

December 17
Holiday Cookie
Bake & Exchange

Holiday Creations
10AM @ Museum
Rockin' Santa
6:30-7:30PM @ Museum
Carriage Rides
6:30-8PM @ Museum
St. Paul Church Caroling
6:30-8PM @ Museum
December 18
Holiday Train Rides
1-4PM @ Old Town Park
December 19
Drawing Fundamentals Camp
10-11:30AM @ Museum
December 19, 21, 23
Cookie Decorations
6:30-7:30PM @ Museum
December 20
Holiday Game Night
6:30-8PM @ Museum
December 22
Rockin' Santa
6:30-7:30PM @ Museum
Ornament Workshop
6:30-8:30PM @ Museum
December 27
New Year's Cupcakes
10-11:30AM @ Museum
December 14, 19, 20-23, 26-30
School's Out!
8:30AM-3:30PM @ JRC

  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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