Spring is here!

Fri February 15, 2019

Spring is finally here! The Downers Grove Park District offers fun and affordable outdoor activities and opportunities for the whole family.


Recreation Programs

Choose from hundreds of activities and adventures for all ages this spring and summer. Resident registration begins at 8:30am on March 11 and non-resident registration begins at 8:30am on March 18!

view the Recreation Guide


Special Events

We’re gearing up for a season of awesome events! Families can gather for live outdoor music at the Summer Concert Series on Tuesday evenings from May 28 to Aug. 20. Take a run/walk in the all-new BBQ Bolt on July 20, explore history at Country in the Park on May 4 or swing into summer at the Parent/Child Scramble on May 11. Kids will enjoy the Passport to Safety, Flashlight Egg Hunt and Fishing Derby. Adults can team up for the Annual Road Rally and Couples Scramble.

VIEW THE RECREATION GUIDE


Park Pavilions

Perfect for company picnics, family reunions, graduation parties and more! Many of our most popular parks feature one or more pavilions with barbeque pits, picnic tables and public washroom access.

learn more


Garden Plots

Have a green thumb? Grow your own produce and reap the benefits at Mar-Duke Farm. This location offers over 300 plots with convenient water access and parking. Also available are newly added raised beds that provide ADA accessibility.

learn More


Pool Pass Exchange

Residents of Downers Grove can receive resident rates at Paradise Bay Waterpark in Lombard or at the Butterfield Park District Recreation & Aquatic Center. The resident verifications begin March 4 at the Rec Center and Lincoln Center. 

leARN MOre


Athletic Fields & Courts

Athletic fields within the Downers Grove Park District are available to rent for baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball. A newly renovated synthetic turf field is available at Doerhoefer Park for games, practices or tournaments. 

learn more


Leagues

Stay active with outdoor sports leagues! Youth leagues include soccer, flag football, T-Ball and lacrosse. Adults can enjoy soccer, softball, baseball, sand volleyball and bags. Additional indoor leagues are available. 

learn more


Golf

Play 9 holes at the historic Downers Grove Golf Club (opening date coming soon). The all-new driving range shelter is open year round. The Golf Club is a great location for a group outing as well as corporate and charity events.

learn more


Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf

Opening May 4, Miner Mike's Adventure Golf welcomes putt-putters of all ages onto its mini golf course for some fun in the sun. Don't miss our weekly specials and special events throughout the season!

learn more


Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique - and affordable - location for your child's next birthday party? Create an unforgettable birthday party with the Downers Grove Park District's Birthday Party Service. Available at the Lincoln Center, Lyman Woods, the Downers Grove Museum and Miner Mike's Adventure Golf.

learn more


Parks & Playgrounds

Visit our 48 park sites featuring 24 playgrounds, all of which include ADA-compliant play equipment for children ages 5 to 12. Check out the new playground at O’Brien Park. Coming this fall is a new playground at Hoopers Hollow Park.

view the Interactive Park Map


Trails & Walking Paths

Exercise outdoors at one of 10 park locations featuring outdoor biking, walking and running opportunities including mowed trails and paved paths.

learn more


Lyman Woods

Explore the great outdoors at Lyman Woods featuring 150 acres of oak woods, prairie and marsh habitats that support over 300 species of native plants. Discover native landscaping, a butterfly garden, rain gardens and our honey bee apiary. 

learn more

Warmer weather is right around the corner! The Downers Grove Park District offers fun and affordable outdoor activities and opportunities for the whole family.   Recreation Programs Choose from hundreds of activities and adventures for all ages this spring and summer. Resident registration begins March 11!   Special Events We’re gearing up for a season of awesome events! Families can gather for live outdoor music at the Summer Concert Series on Tuesday evenings from May 28 to Aug. 20. Take a run/walk in the all-new BBQ Bolt on July 20, explore history at Country in the Park on May 4 or swing into summer at the Parent/Child Scramble on May 11. Kids will enjoy the Passport to Safety, Flashlight Egg Hunt and Fishing Derby. Adults can team up for the Annual Road Rally and Couples Scramble.   Park Pavilions Perfect for company picnics, family reunions, graduation parties and more! Many of our most popular parks feature one or more pavilions with barbeque pits, picnic tables and public washroom access.   Garden Plots Have a green thumb? Grow your own produce and reap the benefits at Mar-Duke Farm. This location offers over 300 plots with convenient water access and parking. Also available are newly added raised beds that provide ADA accessibility.   Athletic Fields & Courts Athletic fields within the Downers Grove Park District are available to rent for baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball. A newly renovated synthetic turf field is available at Doerhoefer Park for games, practices or tournaments.   Leagues Stay active with outdoor sports leagues! Youth leagues include soccer, flag football, T-Ball and lacrosse. Adults can enjoy soccer, softball, baseball, sand volleyball and bags. Additional indoor leagues are available.   Golf Play 9 holes at the historic Downers Grove Golf Club (opening date coming soon). The all-new driving range shelter is open year round.   Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf Opening May 4, Miner Mike's Adventure Golf welcomes putt-putters of all ages onto its mini golf course for some fun in the sun.   Birthday Parties Looking for a unique - and affordable - location for your child's next birthday party? Create an unforgettable birthday party with the Downers Grove Park District's Birthday Party Service. Locations include Lyman Woods, Downers Grove Museum, Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf and the Lincoln Center.   Parks & Playgrounds Visit our 48 park sites featuring 24 playgrounds, all of which include ADA-compliant play equipment for children ages 5 to 12. Be sure to check out the new playground at O’Brien Park featuring an Omni spinner and track ride. Coming this fall is a new playground at Hoopers Hollow Park.   Trails & Walking Paths Exercise outdoors at one of 10 park locations featuring outdoor biking, walking and running opportunities including mowed trails and paved paths.   Lyman Woods Nature Center & Preserve Explore the great outdoors at Lyman Woods featuring 150 acres of oak woods, prairie and marsh habitats that support over 300 species of native plants. Discover native landscaping, a butterfly garden, rain gardens and our honey bee apiary.