The Link Before and After School Program

Fri May 24, 2019


The Downers Grove Park District’s Link Before and After School Program is a recreation-based program for Downers Grove students in grades K-6. The Link offers fun and engaging enrichment activities including nature, fitness, arts and crafts, science and cultural arts. Experienced staff provide a safe, friendly environment where children can explore age-based activities in addition to daily homework time and an afternoon snack. The program is hosted at the Lincoln Center located at 935 Maple Ave. just steps away from the downtown Downers Grove train station.

Parents can choose to enroll for mornings, afternoons or both for 3, 4 or 5 days per week. The program delivers an extended-day schedule starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. each day. Fees start as low as $103 per month per child.

Recreation Supervisor Samantha Donovan plans to expand The Link services this fall. 

“In addition to providing students with fun activities at the Lincoln Center, we aim to connect children to additional recreation programs offered by the Downers Grove Park District. Link participants will receive discounts on select programs and our experienced staff will ensure a safe drop off,” said Donovan.

Transportation to and from participating District 58 schools is included and routes will be determined this June and is dependent on enrollment.

To register for the Link Before and After School Program, please visit the Lincoln Center at 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove. For more information, call 630.963.1300 or visit