• Special Events
Family Events - REGISTER TODAY:
Winter Break Escapes! - Monday, Thursday and Friday - December 23 - 27; and December 30 - January 3 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Lincoln Center
Age: 5 - 12 years old
Fee: $120-Resident/$180 - Non-resident; An optional daily fee of R$40/NR$60 is available pending enrollment.
Enjoy three fun-filled days during your winter break! Activities include field trips, crafts, games, sports and movies. Meet new people, make new friends and have a good time! Registration must be made at least one week in advance.
Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball - Friday, February 21 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Lincoln Center
Age: 4 - 13 years old & adult
Fee: $29/$43 per couple; $15/$29 each add’l child
Spend a memorable evening with your little sweetheart! This year’s theme will take us to Prince Charming’s Castle for Cinderella’s Ball! Dress to impress and dance the night away. Dads and their special little ladies are invited to enjoy light refreshments, music, and fun activities. Digital photos of couples will be taken and made available for free download. “Substitute” daddies are welcome (grandpa, uncle, etc.). Participants with food allergies may be exposed to allergens. Registration deadline is February 7. KL
BIG PIG - The P.I.G. Championship of the WORLDTM- Saturday, February 22 at 9:30 am at the Recreation Center
Ages: All Ages
Fee: $10-youth (early bird rate by December 30 - $7); $15-adult (early bird rate by December 30 - $12)
Got Game? Registration begins November 4th! Do you think you are ready to hold this coveted title? Then get your unique basketball shooting skills ready and participate in the 5th Annual Big Pig tournament. In this basketball shooting competition the goal is to get your opponent to miss three basketball shooting attempts and spell the word P-I-G. Players will be registered into age and gender based brackets and will compete in a double elimination tournament. The last player standing from each bracket, 7th grade and higher, will compete and only one player will forever be known as the P-I-G CHAMPION OF THE WORLD! The first games start at 9:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the morning. Prizes will be awarded to each bracket winner with a cash prize for the adult division winners. Please wear the appropriate gym sportswear and if you have any questions please call 630.960.7250 or view rules online at www.dgparks.org. Registration deadline is February 19th. MO
Bunny Hop & Egg Hunt - Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm at Lincoln Center
Age: 1 - 5 years old
Fee: $18-Residents; $26-Non-residents
Come out and play with your favorite Bunny! Make a craft, enjoy refreshments, party games and dancing. Don’t forget your camera for a photo with our furry friend! Finally, follow us to the gym where the Bunny has left plenty of colorful eggs for you to hunt. Be sure to bring a basket! Adults must accompany children. KL
Flashlight Egg Hunt - Thursday, April 17 at 8:45 pm at Fishel Park, 1036 Grove Street
Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Fee: $6-Resident; $9-Non-resident (before April 7); $9-Resident; $12-Non-resident
Caution – this is an egg hunt zone!! Grab your flashlights and head to Fishel Park where you’ll search for candy stuffed eggs under the moonlight. Participants with food allergies may be exposed to allergens. Register before the deadline and save. The hunt starts at 8:45 p.m. sharp, so arrive early! KL
Adults Only! -
29th Annual Road Rally - Saturday, April 26 at 3:30 pm (various park districts)
Age: 18 years & up
Fee: $99 per member district; $119 non-residents
Looking for adventure? Grab your neighbors and friends to create a team of six adults per vehicle. You will get a map and bag of clues; you’ll need teamwork, logic and luck to stay on track. Some clues are helpful while others are designed to throw you off course. This exciting and somewhat physically challenging four-hour scavenger hunt on wheels will test your mind, body and teamwork, so put on your thinking caps and start your engines! At the completion of the rally, teams meet for an awards presentation and socialize at a pizza dinner. This fun-filled event is coordinated with the Bolingbrook, Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge Park Districts. Space is limited. Registration deadline is April 16. KL
Passport to Safety & Wheely Big Trucks - COMING SPRING 2014!
New this year, these two events will join forces for a day of fun-filled, family entertainment! Sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District, Fire Department and Police Department, Passport to Safety offers safety tips for all ages. Each child will receive a passport at the beginning of the event and use it to meet local safety personnel and learn important tips to keep you safe in and around your home. Afterwards, head outside to touch, see and explore trucks and vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Visit dgparks.org for more details as the event gets closer! MN/KL
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Special Events, click here.
Each event offers potential sponsors a multitude of opportunities, Product exclusivity, logo placement, on-site promotions, signage, and more! Levels of available sponsorships vary, depending on size of event. Sponsors become “partners” with the Park District in an effort to increase the quality of each event. For more information on partnerships, click here.