Sat June 1, 2019
Children ages 2 to 12 can explore Downers Grove's parks and playgrounds on 10 unique adventures.
Choose from hundreds of activities and adventures for all ages this summer. Registration is ongoing.
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. Reel in three hours of fun at the Fishing Derby on Aug. 3.
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.
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.
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 are ongoing at the Rec Center and Lincoln Center.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Exercise outdoors at one of 10 park locations featuring outdoor biking, walking and running opportunities including mowed trails and paved paths.
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.