Downers Grove Park District • 2455 Warrenville Road • Downers Grove, IL 60515 • (630) 963-1304 •

Downers Grove Park District

Downers Grove Golf Demo Day & Spring Swing Tournament

Two golfing events will take place at Downers Grove Golf Club on May 3 this year. The free Golfmsith Demo Day, from 11am - 3pm, will give golfers the chance to try out new clubs and new training aides and equipment from some of the most popular vendors in the industry. The event is free to attend and the first 500 people to visit can sign up to receive a coupon for a free large bucket of balls for the driving range, as well as enter for a chance to win a variety of prizes.

After Demo Day, the new Spring Swing Scramble will begin at 3pm. The nine-hole tournament, which will be an ideal introduction to tournament play for golfers who haven't taken part in a tournament previously, begins with a shotgun start at 3pm, and is open to golfers aged 13yrs+. The event costs $100 per foursome and includes carts. Register with class # 188537 online or at the Golf Club or Recreation Center.

Oak Seedlings Available on Arbor Day

300 oak seedlings will be available to Downers Grove residents as part of the park district's annual Arbor Day celebrations on April 25. The free seedlings will be available from the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road, at 11am, on a first come first served basis. A tree planting demonstration from the park district's forester will also be held at Randall Park on April 25 for first grade children from Whittier school. Watch our 30 second guide to planting a tree on the right.

Country in the Park Returns to Museum on May 3

Get a glimpse of country life on May 3 when the free Country in the Park event returns to the grounds of the Downers Grove Museum. See demonstrations on quilting, butter making, blacksmithing, and heirloom gardening and meet some farm animals! This free event for all ages takes pace from 12-4pm.

Doerhoefer Park tennis courts closed for construction

The tennis courts at Doerhoefer Park are scheduled for renovation this spring, and as a result will be closed starting April 17th. The project includes re-lamping the existing tennis lighting with new, more energy-efficient fixtures, and resurfacing the existing tennis courts. Please click here for more information and construction updates. During this time, tennis courts will remain available at Randall Park and McCollum Park. The renovation work is anticipated to be completed in June 2014.

Pool Pass Residency Verification Now Available

Get Resident rates for pool passes at three neighboring aquatic parks with proof of Downers Grove residency. Residency verification begins 9 a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Recreation & Fitness Center, 4500 Belmont Road and Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue. Once verified you can purchase passes at Woodridge Park District (Cypress Cove), Lombard Park District (Paradise Bay) and Butterfield Park District ( Butterfield Park District Aquatic Center in Lombard). View our pool pass flyer for rates and dates details - and sign up in early April to get the best rates.

Spring/Summer & Camp Guide Out Now

Door to door delivery of the Spring/Summer 2014 Program Guide, which also includes Summer and Spring Break camp information, has been completed - and if you haven't received one yet, please email your address to

Browse the interactive version of the guide online now. Resident registration for the spring season is now available. Non-resident registration will begin on Monday, Mar 10 at 8:30am.




Upcoming Events

Pine Hollow Open (38th Annual)
11:08 AM - 1:08 PM
Saturday, 4/26/2014

This prestigious tournament is for males ages 18 and older. Over 100 participants play each year ...[more]

Cantigny/First Division Museum Field Trip
Saturday, 4/26/2014

These field trips are for kids interested in learning more about the history of DuPage County. Kids ...[more]

basics of Seed lending
Saturday, 4/26/2014

How do You Borrow a Seed? You will soon find out, when the Downers Grove Park District Museum ...[more]

28th Annual Road Rally
Saturday, 4/26/2014

Looking for adventure? Grab your neighbors and friends to create a team of six adults per vehicle. ...[more]

Park Board Meeting
Thursday, 5/1/2014

Workshop ...[more]

2014 Golf Demo Day
Saturday, 5/3/2014

Come check out some of the newest clubs and technology for the 2014 golf season at the Downers ...[more]

Country in the Park
Saturday, 5/3/2014

Visit Wandschneider Park for a little bit of the country in the park and view demonstrations on ...[more]

Spring Swing Scramble
Saturday, 5/3/2014

Get swinging at our first annual Spring Swing Scramble - this four person tournament starts ...[more]

Preschool & Totschool Openhouse
Thursday, 5/8/2014

Learn about programs for2.5 - 5 year olds, meet the teachers, tour newly renovated classrooms and ...[more]

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, 5/10/2014

Contact Ben at to sign up for a ...[more]

Naper Settlement Field Trip
Saturday, 5/10/2014

These field trips are for kids interested in learning more about the history of DuPage County. Kids ...[more]

Kids Outdoor Flea Market
Saturday, 5/17/2014

Itís that time of year again, spring cleaning! Clean out those closets and sell your outgrown ...[more]

Kline Creek Field Trip
Saturday, 5/24/2014

These field trips are for kids interested in learning more about the history of DuPage County. Kids ...[more]

Summer Concert - Downers Grove North & South jazz Bands
Tuesday, 5/27/2014

Summer concert series preview night. No concessions. ...[more]

Summer Concert - Final Say
Tuesday, 6/3/2014

With vibrant, youthful energy and an extensive repertoire of songs that range from the latest Top ...[more]

16th Annual Bob Nelson Junior Golf Amateur
Monday, 6/9/2014

The Bob Nelson Junior Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Downers Grove Squires Menís Golf League is ...[more]

Summer Concert - Jin & Tonic
Tuesday, 6/10/2014

Jin and Tonic Band is one of the premier country bands in the midwest and has played many of the ...[more]

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, 6/14/2014

Contact Ben at to sign up for a ...[more]

Catalog Homes Tour
Saturday, 6/21/2014

Join museum staff on a leisurely two-hour narrated bus tour of Sears Catalog Homes and historic ...[more]

DG 5 Miler
Sunday, 6/22/2014

The Downers Grove Park District, in cooperation with the Village of Downers Grove, presents ...[more]

Independence Day Ceremony
Friday, 7/4/2014

Honor Americaís birthday with your friends and neighbors. Celebrate the occasion with a patriotic ...[more]

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, 7/12/2014

Contact Ben at to sign up for a ...[more]

6th Annual Husband/Wife Golf Scramble
Saturday, 7/12/2014

Calling all couples! This tournament will be the event of the summer. Encourage friends and ...[more]

Catalog Homes Tour
Saturday, 7/19/2014

Join museum staff on a leisurely two-hour narrated bus tour of Sears Catalog Homes and historic ...[more]

2014 Spring Summer Recreation, Camps and Parks Guide

Recreation and Parks Guide - preview!

Browse our spring and summer programs and events before resident registration begins on Feb 28, 2014

Download a PDF of the guide here

Download the Camp at a glance guide here


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