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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


Fall Fest

Fall Fest
October 12

Fall Fest
Gather family and friends and enjoy an evening full of fun, fall festivities 6 to 8 p.m., October 12 at Springfield Park. The first 100 children (ages 12 and younger) to pre-register receive a FREE gift the day of the event.



  • DJ

  • Entertainment

  • Hayrides around the park

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Facepainting

  • Climbing Rock Wall

  • Pony Rides

  • Giant Slide

  • Caramel Apple Station by Bloomingale Bank & Trust

  • S’mores

  • Activity by AMITA Health

  • And more!




Referendum 2016 Update
The Bloomingdale Park District continues to work on and complete the capital projects identified by the community as needing repair and/or improvement based upon the successful referendum in November 2016.

Updates on the projects and associated work schedules are as follows:


Johnston Recreation Center
Renovating the Johnston Recreation Center to include committed space for active older adult programming, improved early childhood/preschool space, and enhanced security throughout began May 2018 with a targeted completion date of Fall 2019. Visit the Park District's Facebook page for photos of the construction process.


The Oasis Water Park
Updating and/or improving some recreation features at The Oasis Water Park and creation of more deck shade and deck space to begin Fall of 2018 with a targeted completion date of Summer 2019. The updates/improvements to The Oasis include a renovated play structure in Otter Island, soft-play animal features...


Visit for the rest of the information related to this referendum update.


Halloween Party

Halloween Party

October 20

Halloween Party
All of Bloomingdale is invited to join in the grandest of Halloween parties, put together by the Bloomingdale Park District, Bloomingdale Public Library, The Friends of Bloomingdale Library and the Village of Bloomingdale. The party is set for October 20 at Village Hall.


Police & Fire Department Activities (9AM-1PM)

  • Halloween-themed building tours

  • Activities and games

  • Trick-or-Treating

Park District Activities (9AM-1PM)

  • Arts and crafts

  • Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Starts at 12PM and lasts until supplies run out)

  • Trunk or Treat

  • Eagle Falls Dentistry will collect additional, unwanted candy to support the service men and women of our country through the USO. All candy collected is sent in care packages to troops overseas. Park District Halloween Party activities are sponsored by Eagle Falls Dentistry.

Library Activities (Noon-3PM)

  • Hay maze

  • Inflatable moonwalk

  • Games and prizes

  • Balloon artists

  • Face painters

  • Pictures available for $1

  • Free refreshments and candy


  News & Notes

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day
October 21

Make A Difference Day - Make A Difference Day, organized by Wolff Construction of Roselle, and supported by the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation, includes cleaning up trash, clearing invasive plants and vegetation, seeding native plants and vegetation, and more. The annual event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, October 21 at Springfield Park. 


Additionally, the Parks Foundation secured a $5,500 grant at the wetlands through the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The grant is partially dependent upon volunteer hours conducted at Make A Difference Day. The resources raised will go toward upgrades and/or replacement of visitor boardwalks and stationary and floating piers, as well as repair/replacement of the interpretive signage that surrounds the wetlands. Contact Joe Potts at or (630) 339-3576 for more information.


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 October 5, 8 and 17.

Klub Friday Night Jr. - October 19 is the next KFN. 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.


Purely Active Adult Recreation Club - Looking for something to do on Fridays? Drop in at the BPD Museum 10 a.m. to noon every week for a FREE activity or event as part of the Purely Active Adult Recreation Club (PAARC). Upcoming activities include:

October 5 - Scrabble Day

October 12 - Farkel Party Friday

October 19 - Arts & Crafts

October 26 - Social & Movie Day


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

October 2
Character Counts
Celebration Night

6:30PM @ Old Town Park
Awesome Arts & Crafts
6:30PM @ Lake Park East
October 3
Chicago Riverwalk Tour
8:30AM @ Roselle Park District
French & Spanish Gourmet
6PM @ Lake Park East
October 5
10AM @ Stratford Mall
Chef Pina's Cooking Class
6PM @ Lake Park East
October 9
Coloring Workshop
6PM @ Stratford H23
October 10
50+ Gourmet Supper Club
4:30PM @ Lake Park East
50 Secrets of Longevity
6:30PM @ Lake Park East

October 12
10AM @ Stratford Mall
Chef Pina's Cooking Class
6PM @ Lake Park East

Fall Fest
6PM @ Springfield Park

October 13

YBA Registration
10AM @ Stratford F2

October 15

Swing Shift Orchestra
11AM @ BPD Museum

October 16

Awesome Arts & Crafts
6:30PM @ Lake Park East

October 17
Fulton Market Food Tour
8:30AM @ Roselle Park District
French & Spanish Gourmet
6PM @ Lake Park East
October 18
Club Arcada - Vito Zatto
10:45AM @ Addison Park Dist.

October 19
10AM @ Stratford Mall
Klub Friday Night
7:30PM @ Westfield Gym
October 20
Halloween Party
9AM @ Village Hall
October 21
Make A Difference Day
9AM @ Springfield Park
October 24
French & Spanish Gourmet
6PM @ Lake Park East
October 26
10AM @ Stratford Mall
Fashion Dance Diva
6PM @ Fountain View Rec Cntr
October 27
Meet & Greet Rapunzel
10AM @ BPD Museum
October 29
Abracadabra Magic
5PM @ Stratford H23

  Corporate Partners

AMITA Health Eagle Falls Dentistry Bloomindale Bank & Trust
Friendly Ford Center Stage Dance & Tumbling Stratford Square Mall 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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