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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

Platinum Sponsors

Stratford Square Mall

Eagle Falls Dentistry

Gold Sponsor

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust

Old Town Festival of Lights

Beginning Dec. 1, 2017, the Festival of Lights returns for the fifth straight year in bigger and brighter fashion. Pedestrians and motorists alike are 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

  • Holiday Crafts

  • Family Bingo

  • Santa Visits

  • Cookie Decorating

  • Rockin' Santa

  • Christmas Card Decorating

  • Train Rides

Download the calendar of events.

Browse the programming options.


Best of the Best

Eagle Falls wins Best Friend of Illinois Parks

Thanks to their unbelievable generosity and community support, Eagle Falls Dentistry was awarded Best Friend of Illinois Parks (Small Business) at the Illinois Association of Park District's Best of the Best Awards Gala held October 13 at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. With involvement in over 20 community organizations in Bloomingdale; residents receive critical education on keeping teeth functional and healthy, finding and treating dental problems before they become major, and staying informed on the latest cosmetic dentistry to allow everyone to smile brightly. Read the complete news release here.


Holiday Show at the Museum

LEGO Exhibit

Holiday Show at the Museum

Gallery I: "Toy, Trains & Teddy Bears"
The popular LEGO exhibit returns and will be even larger this year (12'x16'). Nine freight and/or passenger trains will be racing around the track. In addition, a wonderful assortment of teddy bears will be on display. Kid crafts, Elf on the Shelf and complimentary refreshments are part of every holiday Museum experience.

Museum Hours (Dec. 1-30) 
Thursdays: 6-8PM
Fridays-Saturdays: 6-9PM
Sundays: 1-4PM

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


  News & Notes

Little Chef Cook-Off

Little Chef Cook-Off
November 20-21

Little Chef Cook-Off - Bring out your inner chef by creating and sampling the goodies you prepare during these one-day cooking classes for ages 4-10. Come in your best chef's attire and bring your appetite. Program runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care is available. Little Chef Cook-Off is located under Special Events on the registration site.


Purely Active Adult Recreation Club - Looking for something to do this fall? Drop in at the Johnston Recreation Center every Friday for a FREE activity or event as part of the new Purely Active Adult Recreation Club (PAARC). November/December activities include:

November 3 - Larry Breidenbach - Singing Your Favorites

November 10 - National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 17 - Arts & Crafts Day

December 1 - Arts & Crafts Day


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 November 15 and 20-22.

Klub Friday Night Jr. - November 17 is the next 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.


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 1
Italian Cooking Classes
6PM @ Lake Park East
November 3
PAARC - Live Entertainer
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
November 6
RTA Mobility Services
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
November 7
Awesome Arts & Crafts
6PM @ Lake Park East
November 10
PAARC - National Cupcake Day
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Wine & Canvas Painting
6PM @ Museum
Middle School Open Gym Night

November 11
Revolution Brewery Tour
Meet at Wheaton Park District
November 15
School's Out! - Kids Express
12PM @ Johnston Rec Center
Italian Cooking Classes
6PM @ Lake Park East
November 17
PAARC - Arts & Crafts
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ Johnston Rec Center
November 20
School's Out!
8:30AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Gymnastics Open Gym
9:15AM @ JRC

November 21
School's Out!
8:30AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Little Chef Cook-Off
9AM @ Johnston Rec Center
November 22
School's Out!
8:30AM @ Johnston Rec Center
November 29
Holiday Time in the City
Meet at Medinah Park District
Italian Cooking Classes
6PM @ Lake Park East
December 1
PAARC - Arts & Crafts
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Wizard Cooking Class
4PM @ Johnston Rec Center
Holiday Gifts
5:30PM @ Johnston Rec Center

  Corporate Partners

AMITA Health Stratford Square Mall Bloomindale Bank & Trust
Lakeview Memory Care 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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