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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 this Friday, 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.


Winter-Spring Brochure

Winter/Spring Brochure

The Park District's Winter-Spring Brochure was delivered to residents November 27-28 and is also available online at


It features the Park District's Annual Report, as well as an extensive update on the 2016 Referendum. Additionally, there is an abundance of new programs and classes in addition to annual special event favorites and a bevy of benefits-based programming.


Resident registration is open. Registration for all begins December 18. Register Online.


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

Ninja Warrior Camp

Ninja Warrior Camp
January 4-5

Basketball Camp - The Park District offers a basketball camp for ages 7-10, Wednesday through Friday, December 27-29 at the Johnston Recreation Center. The camp offers boys and girls an opportunity to improve their passing, dribbling and shooting skills. Basketball Camp is located under Special/Sport Camps on the registration site.


Ninja Warrior Camp - The Park District offers a Ninja Warrior camp for ages 4-12, Thursday and Friday, January 4-5 at the Johnston Recreation Center. Ninjas gain endurance and strength in this camp featuring obstacle training, martial arts, gymnastics, tumbling and freestyle movement. Ninja Warrior Camp is located under Special/Sport Camps 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). December activities include:

December 1 - Arts & Crafts Day

December 8 - National Brownie Day

December 15 - Social and Movie Day

January 5 - Chair Yoga


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 December 26-29 and January 2-5.

Klub Friday Night Jr. - December 15 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

December 2
Holiday Crafts
6PM @ Museum
December 3
Christmas Card Decorating
1PM @ Museum
December 4
St. Nick Stocking Fun
6PM @ Museum
December 5
Holiday Appetizers
6:30PM @ Museum
Winter Canvas
7PM @ Museum
December 6
Holiday Cupstacking
4:30PM @ Museum
Don't Stress Out!
6PM @ Lake Park East
December 7
Cookie Decorating
6PM @ Museum
December 8
PAARC - National Brownie Day
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Santa Visit
6PM @ Museum
December 9
Christmas Card Decorating
6PM @ Museum
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
December 10
Ornament Workshop
1PM @ Museum
Rockin' Santa
2PM @ Museum

December 11
Ornament Making
5PM @ Museum
Holiday Nursery Time
6:30PM @ Museum
December 12
Tis the Season Canvas
7PM @ Museum
December 13
Bedtime Stories with Santa
6:30PM @ Museum
December 14
Holiday Tea Party
6PM @ Museum
Holiday Crafts
6PM @ Museum
Rockin' Santa
6:30PM @ Museum
December 15
PAARC - Social & Movie Day
10AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Family Bingo
6PM @ Museum
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ Johnston Rec Center
December 16
Holiday Cookie Bake & Exchange
9AM @ Johnston Rec Center
Holiday Creations
10AM @ Museum
Holiday Crafts
6PM @ Museum
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
St. Paul Church Choir
6:30PM @ Museum

December 17
Cookie Decorating
1PM @ Museum
Train Rides
1PM @ Old Town Park
December 18
Holidays Around the World
6PM @ Museum
Cookie Decorations
6:30PM @ Museum
December 19
Holiday Game Night
6:30PM @ Museum
Holiday Magic
7PM @ Museum
December 20
School's Out! - Kids' Express
12PM @ Johnston Rec Center
Holiday Crafts
6PM @ Museum
December 21
Wreath Decorating
6PM @ Museum
December 22
Carriage Rides
6:30PM @ Old Town Park
December 23
Family Bingo
6PM @ Museum
December 26-29
School's Out!
8:30AM @ Johnston Rec Center
January 2-5
School's Out!
8:30AM @ 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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