Enroll now in the LINK Before & After School Care

Mon April 19, 2021


The Downers Grove Park District’s LINK Program strives to encourage children entering grades K to 6 to laugh, make friends and be active every day! The LINK Program provides fun, engaging age-based activities in a friendly and safe supervised environment. 

Perks of the LINK Program:

  • Discounts on select Park District programs
  • LINK staff will connect participants to recreation program at the Lincoln Center by walking them to and from program
  • Priority registration for LINK Day off Adventures and Traditional Summer Day Camps 

At this time, the park district is planning a Before and After School program for a typical school year. If District 58 does not go back to their typical in person school day, we will adjust our program accordingly.

Program Hours

  • BEFORE SCHOOL: Monday-Friday: 7-8:15am All students must arrive no later than 7:45am
  • AFTER SCHOOL: Monday: 2:00-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday: 3:00-6:00pm

Registration Information

  • Registration begins March 8, 2021.
  • School District 58 students entering grades K-6 are eligible to enroll.
  • Part-time enrollment must maintain consistent days.
  • Register online using program code 4170M01-01.
  • Use the credit or debit card you want on file for billing when paying the $75 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee.
  • Once enrolled online, you will receive an email with a form to complete which is where attendance days, times and school information must be provided. Please allow a few days after online enrollment to receive this digital form.
  • Register online by June 1, 2021. Beginning June 2, please email sdonovan@dgparks.org to enroll.



  • Transportation is provided through a combination of First Student Buses, in partnership with School District 58, and park district owned and operated 15 passenger vehicles.
  • Transportation routes will be determined based on the number of students enrolled in the LINK program for each school. It is not guaranteed.
  • If LINK enrollment is low at a particular school, the District may be unable to provide transportation. Families will be notified no later than mid-July with confirmation or cancellation of a route.

Monthly Fees

  • Receive 50% off registration fee if registered by the end of business on May 1, 2021.
  • A $75 non-refundable, non-transferable fee is required at the time of registration.
  • Monthly fees are calculated based on the total tuition for the entire school year divided into 10 equal payments.
  • Monthly payments are billed on the 15th of the month from August 2021 to May 2022.
Days Per Week Before Only After Only Before & After
3 Days $105 $220 $283
4 Days $140 $294 $378
5 Days $176 $369 $475