Downers grove park District's 75th anniversary celebration

Inspiring memorable experiences since 1946

For the last 75 years, the Downers Grove Park District has enriched our community through natural area preservation and exceptional recreation, parks, and facilities that inspire memorable experiences. With almost 600 acres of parks and facilities, there are thousands of opportunities for individuals of all ages and interests to grow, play, imagine and explore.

Beginning in June, the Downers Grove Park District will celebrate our history and look ahead to the future through a plethora of events and activities over the coming year.

Summer Events & Activities

Date Event/Activity Information
June 8 Mini golf for 75 cents at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf Learn more
June 17 75 cent concessions at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf Learn more
June 19 DGPD History Exhibit Opening & Reception at Downers Grove Museum Register
June 24 Party in the Park: Prince Pond Grand Re-opening Register
July 1 Picture This! 75th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Begins Coming soon
July 13 Mini golf for 75 cents at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf Learn more
July 21 Party in the Park: Hoopers Hollow Park Register
July 22 75 cent concessions at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf Learn more
July 24 McCollum Madness Basketball Tournament Register
Aug. 3 Mini golf for 75 cents at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf Learn more
Aug. 12 75 cent concessions at Miner Mike's Adventure Golf Learn more
Aug. 28 BBQ Bolt Run/Walk Register beginning May 1

DGPD 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Opens June 19 in the Montrew Dunham History Center
Learn about the history of the Downers Grove Park District as we celebrate the development of the District's parks, facilities, and experiences over the last 75 years. The 75th Anniversary Exhibit will be on display June 2021-22.

The Downers Grove Museum is open by appointment/reservation only. This includes self-guided and guided tours, along with access to the Museum's research library and archival collection. A face covering is required to be worn at all times while inside the facility and hand sanitizer will be available. To make a reservation, please call us at 630.963.1309 or reserve a time online.

MAKE A RESERVATION

Opening Reception
Join Park District staff and the community for a free opening reception with refreshments from 2:00 to 4:00pm on June 19 in the Montrew Dunham History Center at the Downers Grove Museum. Due to limited capacity and Covid-19 guidelines, registration is required.

REGISTER FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION


Growing the Grove Tree Donation Program


For the last 75 years, the Downers Grove Park District has enriched the community through natural area preservation. Beginning in June, the Downers Grove Park District will celebrate its 75th anniversary by planting 75 trees! Together, we can expand the urban canopy in Downers Grove and enhance our natural areas through a year-long tree donation program. Downers Grove Park District will match $75 donations to plant 75 new 15-gallon trees throughout the community's parks in addition to planting two new groves at O'Brien Park and Hoopers Hollow Park.

BECOME A growing the grove TREE DONOR

$75 tree donors will receive:

  • An invitation to a special outdoor reception to be hosted at O'Brien Park in April of 2022
  • Commemorative 75th Anniversary Tree Donor Pin
  • A Certificate of Appreciation
  • Recognition on permanent signage at O'Brien Park and Hoopers Hollow Park
  • Donor recognition on the District's website and in the 2022 Spring Recreation Guide
  • Satisfaction in knowing you helped to make our parks a more beautiful and healthy place for the community to enjoy

Additional Ways to Support Growing the Grove:

Native Plant Sale

Another way to support the Growing the Grove program is to participate in our ongoing Native Plant Sales, which are in partnership with Possibility Place Nursery. Purchase native plants for your own home landscape through Possibility Place Nursery and 10% of each sale will be donated to the Growing the Grove program. These proceeds will assist our efforts to plant 75 trees in celebration of the Downers Grove Park District's 75th Anniversary.

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