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Fox Valley Park District

101 W. Illinois Ave.
630-897-0516

"Putting Fun in Your Life"

The Fox Valley Park District maintains over 110 beautifully planned parks. Through their surroundings and the activities offered, each park has assumed its own distinct personality. However, all share a common and inherent respect for the nature and history that they represent. Trails are open 6:00 a.m. to sunset. Neighborhood parks are open 6:00 a.m. to one hour past sunset. Community Parks are open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or one half hour past the conclusion of the scheduled or approved activity. For additional park information, please call (630) 897-0516.


Recent News

Now Hiring! Full and Part Time Positions Available

The Fox Valley Park District is now hiring for a range of full and part-time positions across the district. Whatever your passion - dance, aquatics, maintenance, guest services, gymnastics, fitness, preschool - we have a position for you! Check out…

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Fox Valley Park District News - Registration Begins from Saturday, July 31, 2021

We’ve gone green and transitioned to an ALL-DIGITAL playbook which features easy browsing, direct registration links, and the most accurate and up-to-date program information! Want to register? One click on any activity will take you right to…

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Fox Valley Park District - Ready for Bug Fest?

Bug Fest is back and bigger than ever! Tickets must be purchased this year to enter Bug Fest where you will be greeted with games, activities, inflatables and more! Visit our participating agencies with their bug-themed activities or stop by one of…

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Love Is Bursting at Blackberry Farm!

The Blackberry Farm wedding team is excited to create an experience which delivers a lifetime of memories for you and your guests. Our one-of-a-kind setting features country elegance and personalized service that caters to your needs – all at…

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Join Blackberry Farm for Fun Special Events in July and August 2021!

2021 Blackberry Farm Special Events PLEASE BUY SAFELY – Please note that tickets purchased from a reseller or individual outside of the Blackberry/FVPD sales system cannot be guaranteed. We’ve had several reports of bogus ticket sales…

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Outdoor Aquatics Phase 5 Updates!

As we move to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, we've updated our hours! There will no longer be timeslots. If you've already purchased a ticket for a particular timeslot, you now may enter at any time during the hours below. Purchase Daily…

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Last Chance to Save on Pool Season Passes!

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Planning to spend a chunk of your summer at Splash Country Water Park and/or Phillips Park Aquatic Center? Save $10 on a season pass through June 11. Purchase your season pass online or at any of our…

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Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center Opens June 5!

We’re excited to welcome you back! Our Outdoor Aquatic Centers are set to open for the 2021 Season. Guarantee your entry and purchase daily admission in advance. Due to state guidelines, we may reach capacity and admission may not be…

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Fox Valley Park District - Summer Play Book Registrations on May 1, 2021

We’ve gone green and transitioned to an ALL-DIGITAL playbook which features easy browsing, direct registration links, and the most accurate and up-to-date program information! Want to register? One click on any activity will take you right to…

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We’re Excited To Welcome You Back To Blackberry Farm!

Blackberry Farm opens May 1! The health and safety of our guests, staff and animals continue to be our top priority. Operations of the park will be managed accordingly. At this time with the current guidelines, all our attractions are available to…

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Fox Valley Park District - 2021 Summer Camp Registration Is Here!

Our ALL-DIGITAL Summer Camp Guide features easy browsing, direct registration links, and the most accurate and up-to-date program information! Want to register? One click on any activity will take you right to our online registration. It’s…

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Fox Valley Park District : Looking for a Summer Job?

Be a part of our Summer 2021 Team! Work where fun begins! We're hiring for a variety of seasonal and part-time positions, including lifeguards, aquatics staff, parks and grounds, recreation, community centers, camps – and much more. Join the…

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Park And Shelter Reservations Begin February 1

Looking for a beautiful backdrop for your next event? The Fox Valley Park District offers park shelters available for reservation throughout the District. Our picnic shelters and parks offer affordable options and amenities perfect for parties,…

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Fox Valley Park District's Covid-19 Update - January 27, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that several regions, including Region 8 (DuPage and Kane counties), are set to enter Tier 1 of the state’s regional coronavirus mitigation plan. Tier 1 is…

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We're Hiring – Apply Now!

Work where fun begins! We're hiring for a variety of seasonal and part-time positions, including lifeguards and aquatics staff. Join the nationally-recognized Fox Valley Park District. Click to View…

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Covid-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan Update: Jan. 21, 2021

On Monday, January 18, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that several regions, including Region 8 (DuPage and Kane counties), are set to enter Tier 2 of the state’s regional coronavirus mitigation plan. Tier 2 is…

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Are You Starting the New Year as a Fiancé? - January ,2021

The Blackberry Farm wedding team is excited to create an experience which delivers a lifetime of memories for you and your guests. Our one-of-a-kind setting features country elegance and personalized service that caters to your needs – all at…

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Fox Valley Park District News - Happy Holidays

On behalf of all of us at the Fox Valley Park District, I wish you a happy holiday season. As we close out 2020, we continue to adapt with an eye toward 2021. Continued change, and improvement, is necessary to sustain delivering…

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Fox Valley Park District Adventure Playbook for Winter 2020

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Fall Family Neighborhood Art

Create art outdoors with the family (ages 4-8)! All children (ages 4-8) must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs for socially distanced fun! All supplies provided, and separated by family. Due to…

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An Assist to Parents! Daycare at the District

Our new eCARE program helps arrange solutions for families by providing activities, recreation and enrichment for youth in collaboration with their respective school districts. eCARE is a Park District-run program, housed in Fox Valley Park…

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eCare - Extended Care Program

eCARE is a Park District-run program, housed in Fox Valley Park District facilities, which offers full-day options for children whose parents require extended care. eCARE is designed to meet the needs of parents and children in kindergarten through…

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Fox Valley Park District Registration Begins Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Love Is Bursting at Blackberry Farm!

The Blackberry Farm wedding team is excited to create an experience which delivers a lifetime of memories for you and your guests. Our one-of-a-kind setting features country elegance and personalized service that caters to your needs – all at…

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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

The Fox Valley Park District, in accordance with the Restore Illinois plan, is currently examining how we can safely re-open our programs and facilities to best meet the community’s needs. This includes day camps, fitness, tennis and our…

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Fox Valley Park District's COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan Update: May 13, 2020

In the spirit of the community’s health, safety and well-being – our top priority – the Fox Valley Park District has made the difficult decision to close Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center for the…

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Fox Valley Park District's Virtual Recreation Programs and Activities Available

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Covid-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan Update: April 27, 2020

In response to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order issued April 23 to extend the statewide “stay at home” order through May 30, all Fox Valley Park District facilities, playgrounds, parks, athletic fields and courts, and park…

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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan Update: April 1, 2020

In response to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order issued March 31 to extend the statewide “stay at home” order through April 30, all Fox Valley Park District facilities, playgrounds, parks, trails, athletic fields and courts, and…

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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan Update: March 26, 2020

Fox Valley Park District Event Rescheduling and Cancellations We're in the process of rescheduling or canceling seasonal events due to the coronavirus closures and health precautions now in place. Refunds will be issued to participants for…

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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

The Fox Valley Park District has canceled its programs and closed ALL facilities to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Full closures go into effect at end of business on Monday, March 16. We are continuing to monitor…

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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

Although there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in our district, the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners and Leadership Team are taking preventative measures to provide the safest conditions for our guests and staff. We continue to…

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New Mobile App: One-Touch Access to the Fox Valley Park District

The Fox Valley Park District is excited to announce the launch of FoxTrax, a web and app-based platform that provides users a sleek alternative for reporting non-emergency issues, seeking information, viewing upcoming events – and more! To…

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2019 Summer Camp Registration Almost Here!

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Fox Valley Park District - Spring is Spectacular at Fox Valley

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Park District Earns Financial and Distinguished Budget Awards

Aurora, IL – The Fox Valley Park District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2017 comprehensive…

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Autumn is Awesome! 2018

Fall is a festive time of year, and we’re ready to celebrate the season. Here’s 10 great ways to enjoy the coming months and discover how fun fall really is! For a full list of events happening around the valley Schedule of Events: …

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Fox Valley Park District Activity Guide for Fall 2018

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Mid-Am Canoe-Kayak Race Registration Opens

AURORA – Registrations are currently being accepted for the 57th annual Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race that will be held Sunday, June 3, on the Fox River. The historic event will feature two different lengths for paddlers to choose from…

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Barnyard Dash 5K is April 28

Registration is on for Barnyard Dash 5K at Blackberry Farm on April 28 AURORA – Blackberry Farm is welcoming runners, walkers and athletes of all abilities to theBarnyard Dash 5K on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Run on a…

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Registration For Spring Programs Begins February 10, 2018

To register, each household must set up an account in Foxlink. Once the account is established, there’s no need to visit a facility to register; the upgraded system provides each user with the ability to manage registration and payment info…

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Picnic Shelter Reservations - Feb. 1

The Fox Valley Park District will begin accepting on Thursday, Feb. 1, on a first-come, first-reserved basis. The Park District features throughout its park system in Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery. Reservations for groups of 25 or more are…

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Prisco Center Renovations Resume With $2 Million State Grant

AURORA – After a three-year hiatus, the Prisco Community Center is back in line for a major overhaul that will include expansion of the fitness center and increased capacity for youth and adult programming. The project is made possible by a…

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Park District Offers Free Sports Saturdays for kids

The Fox Valley Park District has partnered with six schools throughout Aurora and North Aurora to offer its traditionally popular Sports Saturdays program beginning January 13, 2017 Free to resident families with children in grades 1 through 5,…

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Holiday Express Lights Up Blackberry Farm in December – 8 Days in All

Aurora, IL -- The Holiday Express train is welcoming all aboard during the first three weekends in December at Blackberry Farm for its Yuletide celebration, with thousands of glittering lights, festive activities throughout and the jolly presence of…

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Registration For Winter Programs Begins November 18, 2017

Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for winter programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 To register, each household must set up an account in Foxlink. Once the account is established,…

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Lifelong Learning Begins: Preschool Registration Open at Prisco, Eola

The Fox Valley Park District is enrolling 'little learners' to its award-winning preschool programs for children ranging in age from 30 months to five years old. For the 2017-18 school year, Creative Play Preschool has openings available at the…

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Registration for Fall Programs Begins August 5, 2017

Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for fall programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 To register, each household must set up an account in Foxlink. Once the account is established, there’s no…

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Two Teen Girls Rescued from Fox River After Raft Overturns

On the evening of July 26, 2017, Fox Valley Park District Police responded to a call for help near Lippold Park, where two teenage females were found in the Fox River clinging to a tree after their inflatable raft overturned. The victims were not…

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New Playground Coming for Waubonsie Lake Park

AURORA – A renovated playground and new, modern equipment is coming to Waubonsie Lake Park, following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners for a $121,093 bid to The Kenneth Company of Bolingbrook. Located at the…

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Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race 2017

The historic Mid-Am… famously fun times! This popular canoe/kayak race is for paddlers of all ages and abilities, featuring 11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions and 1 open (non-competitive) division. From the ultra-competitive, experienced…

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Moodys' Upgrades FVPD Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Fox Valley Park District’s outstanding general obligation (GO) rating to Aa1 from Aa3, which repositions Fox Valley from “high grade” to “prime,” just one level below the top rating. Illinois Park…

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Construction Set to Begin on Blackhawk Park

AURORA – Construction on the much-anticipated Blackhawk Park is set to begin this summer, following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners for a $640,900 bid to R.C. Wegman Construction Company of Aurora. Located…

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Fox Valley Park District Seats First Elected Board

AURORA – The first elected board in the Fox Valley Park District’s 70-year history was seated Monday night as seven commissioners were sworn in for duty. The commissioners were elected during the April 4 general election from three districts…

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Blackhawk Park is New Name for West Side Development

AURORA – What’s in a name? When it comes to local parks, there’s a little bit of everything – history, location, sentiment and pride. Such is the case for a new development coming to Aurora’s near west side that will officially be known…

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56th Annual Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race 2017

Aurora, IL -- Registrations are currently being accepted for the 56th annual Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race that will be held on the Fox River. The historic event will feature two different lengths for paddlers to choose from – a 10-mile run…

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Fox Valley Park District's Summer Activity Guide 2017

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Volunteers Sought for Community - Wide Service Day

Community groups, Scouts, students, residents and families are invited to come together for a “One Day” service project targeting portions of the Fox River and nearby Fox Valley Park District locations from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 8,…

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Fox Valley Park District's Summer Camp Guide 2017

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Park District to Host Job Fair March 11, 2017

AURORA – Seeking to fill over 150 part-time and seasonal positions, the Fox Valley Park District will host a community job fair on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora). As one of…

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Fox Valley Park District Activity Guide Spring 2017

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Fox Valley Park District Picnic Shelter Reservations Begin February 1, 2017

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District will begin accepting picnic shelter reservations on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 on a first-come, first-served basis. The Park District features 13 picnic shelters throughout its park system in Aurora, North…

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Fox Valley Park District Offers Free Sports Saturdays for kids

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District has partnered with six schools throughout Aurora and North Aurora to offer its traditionally popular Sports Saturdays program beginning Jan. 7. Free to resident families with children in grades 1 through…

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11 Candidates Running for Fox Valley Park District Board in 2017

AURORA – Eleven residents will be vying for a total of seven seats on the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners in the April 4 elections. They will be the first candidates on the ballot in the Park District’s 70-year existence. Since…

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Family New Year’s Eve Party Starts Celebration Early for kids

AURORA – Families and children can start their New Year’s Eve activities early with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, at the Vaughan Athletic Center. The Family New Year’s Eve Party will ring in 2017 with a…

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Fox Valley Park District Board Approves Tax Levy

Rising EAVs to result in lower taxes for residents Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District’s Board of Trustees on Monday approved the agency’s $23 million tax levy that will support the District’s 2017 fiscal year budget. The levy…

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Fox Valley Park District Winter Activity Guide 2016

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Park Foundation Awards $42K in Grants for Recreation

AURORA – The Fox Valley Park Foundation today announced eight grants totaling $42,500 to help provide opportunities for recreation through programs, camps and other activities. Collectively, these grants will enhance and help fund programs serving…

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Fox Valley Park District to Resume Prescribed Burns from November 1, 2016

Aurora, IL -- Beginning Nov. 1, the Fox Valley Park District will resume its program of prescribed burns at selected park sites and natural areas. For decades, the FVPD has conducted these specialized burns for their ecological benefits. Fire plays…

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Pumpkin Weekends throughout October at Blackberry Farm – 11 Days in All

AURORA – Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of Octoberober with its popular Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday, October 1. Each weekend – and Columbus Day (October. 10) – Blackberry Farm will be festively…

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Fall Registration Begins

Registration for Fall programs begins Saturday! Residents can register starting at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 click…

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Canoes, Kayaks… Mid-Am Race Will Bring Fox River To Life

The Fox River is a lifetime friend. Similarly, I’ve enjoyed the same long-term relationship with the Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race. We go way back… to boyhood days with my brothers and friends, fishing along the river’s banks, swimming…

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Outdoor Aquatic Season Passes Sale!

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Anderson New Board President for Fox Valley Park District

AURORA, IL---Charles “Chuck” Anderson of Aurora has been seated as the new president of the Fox Valley Park District’s Board of Trustees during its annual election of officers. Anderson, who was appointed to the Board in 2015, will take over…

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Park District’s New Registration System Begins May 7, 2016

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District is upgrading to a new registration system that will launch at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, when residents may begin signing up for summer programs and events.   The new system requires each household set…

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Canoes, Kayaks… Mid-Am Race Brings Fox River To Life

The Fox River is a lifetime friend. Similarly, I’ve enjoyed the same long-term relationship with the Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race. We go way back… to boyhood days with my brothers and friends, fishing along the river’s banks, swimming…

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Blackberry Farm: Old-Fashioned History

Getting older is inevitable. The trick is handling the aging process gracefully. On the west edge of Aurora, there’s an iconic landmark where the mythical fountain of youth flows. Blackberry Farm harkens back to pioneer era of the mid-1800s and…

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Preschool Summer Fun Camp at Eola Community Center

Children will explore, discover and use their imaginations in this preschool camp that includes art, dramatic play, science, language arts, music and movement. Children will bring home all sorts of fun art, science and cooking projects. Each week…

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Registration Is Under Way For Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race On Fox River

AURORA – The Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race is currently accepting registrations for the 55th annual race to be held Sunday, June 5, on the Fox River. The historic event will feature two different lengths for paddlers to choose from – a…

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Park District Seeks Volunteers for Spring Spruce-Up

Community groups, residents and families are invited to help beautify their local parks when the Fox Valley Park District hosts its eighth annual Spring Spruce-up. Volunteers can choose between four different sites to join Park District staff and…

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Registration For Spring Programs Begins Feb. 13

AURORA – Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for spring programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Feb. 22.   The park district is…

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Fox Valley Park District Picnic Shelter Reservations Begins February 1, 2016

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District will begin accepting picnic shelter reservations on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 on a first-come, first-served basis. The Park District features 15 picnic shelters throughout its park system in Aurora, North…

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Park District to Offer Free Sports Saturdays for kids

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District has partnered with six schools throughout Aurora and North Aurora to offer its traditionally popular Sports Saturdays program beginning Jan. 8.   Free to resident families with children in grades 1 through…

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Fox Valley Park District News: Fox Valley Park District Opts For No Tax Levy Increase

Flat levy Remains In Place For 5th Consecutive Year Aurora, IL -- Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the District’s Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent increase for the fifth consecutive year. …

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Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Lights Up December Weekends

Special Needs Night’ kicks off holiday season on Dec. 4 Aurora, IL - The Holiday Express train is welcoming all aboard during the first three weekends in December at Blackberry Farm for its Yuletide celebration, with thousands of glittering…

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FVPD Winter Registration Opens on Nov 21, 2015

Aurora, IL -- Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for winter programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Nov. 30. The park district is…

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Fox Valley Park District Police Seek Public Comment

Montgomery, IL -- A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive on Nov. 30 to examine all aspects of the Fox Valley Park District Police and Public Safety Department policy and…

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Fox Valley Park District Bond Affirmation To Save Taxpayers $3.4 Million

Aurora, IL -- As a result of its “strong and stable” financial practices, the Fox Valley Park District has maintained an AA+ bond rating that will create $3.4 million in savings for taxpayers. The refunding of existing bonds will lower the…

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Jim Pilmer Selected As New Executive Director For Fox Valley Park District

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District’s Board of Trustees on Monday Oct 19, 2015 announced the selection of Jim Pilmer as the District’s new executive director.   Pilmer becomes the sixth executive director in the Park District’s 68-year…

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Pumpkin Weekends Throughout October at Blackberry Farm

AURORA – Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends. Each weekend – and Columbus Day (Oct. 12) – Blackberry Farm will be festively decorated in the spirit of pumpkin…

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Laurie Hoffman Moving On After 13 Years At FVPD

Successful referendums, growth and expansion of programs and facilities top list of highlights   AURORA, IL---After 13 years as Director of Recreation and Communications for the Fox Valley Park District, lifelong Auroran Laurie Hoffman is taking on…

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Registration For Fall Programs Begins Aug. 8, 2015

AURORA, IL---Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for fall programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Aug. 17.   The park district is offering…

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Tee Times Available for Golf for Kids Outing at Orchard Valley

Aurora, IL - Morning tee times are available for the annual Golf for Kids Benefit Outing that will be held on Monday, June 29, at Orchard Valley Golf Course. Players may register individually or as a group, with the choice of team scramble or…

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Concerts in the Park 2015

Free all summer long! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and make it an evening to remember at our Concerts in the Park. 2015 Concert in the Park Schedule June 11: Smokin’ Gunz June 25: Cool Rockin’ Daddies July 9: Centerfold Sponsored by…

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Nancy McCaul to Retire as Executive Director at FVPD

First female director closes accomplished career spanning 3 decades in parks and recreation   AURORA, IL---Fox Valley Park District Executive Director Nancy McCaul will retire at the end of 2015, ending nearly three decades in the Park and…

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Fox Valley Park District a Finalist for National Gold Medal Award

One of four selected for prestigious honor in parks and recreation industry Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, as…

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Registration is Under Way for Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race on Fox River

AURORA – The Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race is currently accepting registrations for the 54th annual race to be held Sunday, June 7, on the Fox River. The historic event will feature two different lengths for paddlers to choose from – a…

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Vaughan Center Hosts ‘Open House’

Aurora, IL - The Vaughan Athletic Center is hosting an after-hours ‘Open House’ and welcoming visitors of all ages.   The Mix-N-Match event will allow visitors to explore the award-winning facility and all its amenities, along with taking part…

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Fox Valley Park District Spring News - March 10, 2015

5K Spring Gallop Saturday, March 28 * 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration ends at noon on March 20 $29; CARA Members $25 Day-of registration $34; CARA Members $30 Ages 8 and up * Barcode 77554 Blackberry Farm   Register online today! This CARA-Certified…

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Fox Valley Park District News - February 11, 2015

Registration for spring programs begins Feb. 14 Aurora, IL - Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for spring programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Non-resident registration will begin the following week…

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Blackberry Farm Wins State’s ‘Outstanding Facility Award’

Aurora, IL - The Fox Valley Park District brought home one of the state’s top honors as Blackberry Farm garnered the 2014 Outstanding Facility and Park Award as selected by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).   The award –…

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Park District Picnic Shelter Reservations

Aurora, IL - The Fox Valley Park District will be accepting picnic shelter reservations for the 2015 season starting on Monday, Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Park District features 16 picnic shelters throughout its park system…

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Park District Dinner Theatre ‘The Great Ladies of Song’

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District will showcase “The Great Ladies of Song” in its ongoing Dinner Theatre Tribute Series. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m., followed by a performance by Jae Wilkins, who will treat the audience to a…

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‘The Addams Family: A New Musical’ Hits Stage at Prisco Center

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production of The Addams Family: A New Musical will be performed at the Prisco Community Center.   In this magnificently macabre new musical comedy, Gomez tries to keep daughter…

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No Tax Levy Increase for Fox Valley Park District

Flat levy remains in place for 4th consecutive year Aurora, IL -- Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the District’s Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent increase for the fourth consecutive year. …

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Fox Valley Park District News - December 10, 2014

Winter Blast Camp Kids will have a blast with games, sports, arts, crafts and other fun-filled activities while school is out. Before- and after-care is available for a longer camp day. Registration closes the Wednesday before the session begins…

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Fox Valley Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).   The two statewide…

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Fox Valley Park District News - November 29, 2014

Blackberry Farm Holiday Express   Dec. 6 & 7, 13 &14 and 20 & 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. / $5 admission / Children under 2 free Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora 630-892-1550   ALL ABOARD! Experience this timeless event and enjoy a…

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Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Lights Up December Weekends

Aurora, IL - The Holiday Express train is welcoming all aboard during the first three weekends in December at Blackberry Farm for its annual Yuletide celebration amid thousands of glittering lights and festive activities. The holiday spirit comes…

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Registration Opens for Winter Programs

Aurora, IL -- Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for fall programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, December 1, 2014.   The park…

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Park District Proclaims November As Veterans Recognition Month, Offers Vets Free Use Of Fitness Centers

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District has proclaimed November as Veterans Recognition Month and will pay its respects with free admission to its fitness centers and also a complimentary luncheon.   Throughout November, veterans are invited to…

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Free ‘Paws in the Park’ Dog festival at Lincoln Park in Aurora

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District will hold a free “Paws in the Park” festival at Lincoln Park in Aurora.   Dog owners are welcome to bring their pets to the event, which is hosted in conjunction with the Fox Valley Animal Welfare…

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Pumpkin Weekends Throughout October at Blackberry Farm

Aurora, IL - Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday, Oct 4.   Each weekend – and Columbus Day (Oct. 13) – Blackberry Farm will be festively decorated…

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Park District To Host Community-Wide Garage Sale

Aurora, IL -- Shoppers are invited to take advantage of great deals and savings at the Fox Valley Park District’s community garage sale that will be held at the Prisco Community Center parking lot.   As many as 20 sellers are expected, assuring…

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New Works Playwright Festival

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District will spotlight its local performing arts talent with a day-long dedication to playwrights at the Prisco Community Center. The Premiere Theatre Company’s New Works Playwright Festival will feature all…

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Blackberry Farm Featured on ABC 7’s ‘190 North’

Aurora, IL -- Blackberry Farm will be featured on network TV as part of ABC 7’s 190 North broadcast at 11 p.m. on Aug. 24.   The segment will spotlight many of Blackberry Farm’s unique attractions, its history and pioneer origins, and the…

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Blackberry Farm to Host Civil War Days

Aurora, IL -- Blackberry Farm will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with a weekend-long Program.   Civil War Days will be a full-scale reenactment on the historic grounds of Blackberry Farm, featuring simulated battles…

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Fox Valley Amazing Race Returns for More Frenetic Fun

Aurora, IL - The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns, when the sixth annual rendition of the event, from the Eola Community Center.   The Fox Valley Amazing Race features…

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Fox Valley Park District News - July 18, 2014

Park District receives $2 million grant for Prisco With a big financial boost from the state, fitness facilities at the Prisco Community Center will soon triple in size as a major expansion project takes shape. Soon, Prisco will feature large group…

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Show - Hairspray

Set during the early 1960s in Baltimore, Hairspray is the inspiring story of plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad (Tegan Rogers), who goes on a journey to dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the heart of a television heartthrob and integrate a TV network…

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Park District Awarded $2 Million Grant for Prisco Center

AURORA – The Fox Valley Park District has been awarded a $2 million grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for fitness center expansion and improvements at the Prisco Community Center near downtown Aurora.   Governor Pat…

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New Round of Improvements Set for South River Street Park

Shelter, boat dock, interpretive kiosks highlight Phase II plans Aurora, IL - South River Street Park is undergoing a second round of renovations that will greatly increase access and convenience for users of the Fox River and Virgil Gilman trails,…

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‘Harvey Sterkel Field’ at Stuart Sports Complex

Legendary pitcher Harvey Sterkel was joined by more than 100 friends, family, former teammates and local dignitaries on Tuesday night at Stuart Sports Complex, where a dedication ceremony was held to officially christen “Harvey Sterkel Field.”…

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Fox Valley Park District Offering Free Concerts This Summer

Aurora, FL -- The Fox Valley Park District will stage a series of six free concerts this summer on Thursday evenings, beginning June 12 with country rock band Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm at Montgomery Park.   The concerts are a collaborative effort…

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Vintage Baseball Game at Blackberry Farm

Aurora, IL -- Historic Blackberry Farm will be the backdrop for a step back in time when two vintage baseball teams meet to re-enact America’s pastime as it was played in the mid-19th century. From 1 to 3 p.m., the Aurora Town Club and the…

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Tee Times Available For 20th Anniversary Golf For Kids Outing at Orchard Valley

Aurora, IL -- Morning and afternoon tee times are available for the 20th annual Golf for Kids Benefit Outing that will be held at Orchard Valley Golf Course. The Golf for Kids Benefit Outing supports The First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley,…

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Fox Valley Park District News - May 20, 2014

SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE RACE Pre-registration ends May 22 at 5 p.m. The Fox River looks GREAT for the June 1 race!   Get on board and be part of this famously fun event. Register online here.   St. Charles to Aurora: 10 river miles (route map)…

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Registration for FVPD Summer Programs

Aurora, IL -- Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for summer programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, May 19.   The park district is…

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Final Hours! - Splash Country Family Aquatic Center Pass Sale for Season 2014

Final Hours! Discount Season Pass Sale ENDS at midnight April 30 Buy now and get $10 off per pass Be ready for summer!   Season pass holders enjoy:  - $15 off all outdoor aquatic birthday parties  - Free admission to after-hour special events…

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Fox Valley Park District News - April 17, 2014

Park District receives $400K grant for Copley I Park The long-popular park and baseball venue near downtown Aurora will receive a series of improvements - new playground, shelter and ball field upgrades with lights - and funding assistance from the…

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Park District Awarded $400,000 Grant for Copley I Park

Plan includes new playground, shelter and ball field upgrades with new lights   Aurora, IL - The Fox Valley Park District has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for the redevelopment of Copley I…

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Park District Seeks Volunteers for Spring Spruce-Up

Community groups, residents and families are invited to help beautify their local parks when the Fox Valley Park District hosts its sixth annual Spring Spruce-up. Volunteers can choose between four different sites to join Park District staff and…

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Fox Valley Park District Summer Camp Guide is Here

Click here to view details about Fox Valley Park District Summer Camp Guide

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Reserve Your Garden Plots for 2014 Season

It all begins next week... - Those who rented garden plots in 2013 may reserve plots beginning March 3. - On March 10, any remaining plots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. West: Jericho & Barnes Road - 260 plots (map) -…

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5K Spring Gallop Pre-registration Continues Until March 21, 2014

Aurora, IL - Pre-registration for the seventh annual 5K Spring Gallop at Blackberry Farm will continue until noon on Friday, March 21. The race is set for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, and features eight age divisions for both men and women…

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Registration for Spring Programs Begins February 15, 2014

Aurora, IL - Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for spring programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Feb. 24.   The park district is…

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Park District Picnic Shelter Reservations Begin February 3, 2014

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District will begin accepting picnic shelter reservations on Monday, Feb. 3, on a first-come, first-served basis.   The Park District features 16 picnic shelters throughout its park system in Aurora, North Aurora…

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Park District Welcomes New Members To Board Of Trustees

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District’s Board of Trustees has a new look with the addition of four new Board members.   Alex Alexandrou (Aurora), Gloria Bunce (Aurora), Cynthia Hernandez (Aurora) and Robert Vaughan (Aurora) were sworn in…

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No Tax Increase for Fox Valley Park District Residents

Flat levy remains in place for 3rd consecutive year Aurora, IL - Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the District’s Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent increase for the third consecutive year. …

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Registration for Winter Programs Begins December 7, 2013

Aurora, IL - Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for fall programs and events. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Dec. 16.   The park district is offering hundreds of programs and activities for…

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Holiday Shows Hit The Prisco Center Stage In December

AURORA, IL---The holiday spirit comes to life in December at the Prisco Community Center with family-friendly performances to be staged the first two weekends.   The second annual “Prisco Holiday Spectacular” will be performed Sunday, Dec. 8,…

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Blackberry Farm Polar Express Train To Make The Rounds During Early December Weekends

Aurora, IL -- The Polar Express train is welcoming all aboard during the first three weekends in December at Blackberry Farm for its annual Yuletide celebration amid thousands of glittering lights and festive activities.   “Thousands and…

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Fox Valley Park District News - November 1, 2013

Free Veterans Day Luncheon - Nov. 8 at Prisco - honoring those who have served our country Join in from noon to 2:30 p.m. as we salute and honor our local veterans in appreciation for all of their dedication and contibutions. Upper Crust will…

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Park District Proclaims November As Veterans Recognition Month, Offers Vets Free Use Of Fitness Centers

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District has proclaimed November as Veterans Recognition Month and will pay its respects with an offer of free admission at its fitness centers and also a complimentary luncheon.   Throughout November, veterans may…

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Holiday Craft Show at Prisco Center

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District is providing a head start to the holiday shopping season with its first Holiday Craft Show at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave.). More than 30 vendors will be on hand offering a variety of…

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Park District To Conduct Community-Wide Survey

Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District is conducting a comprehensive community needs assessment survey during the coming weeks to gather residents’ input that will guide future plans regarding park and recreation priorities. Working…

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Pumpkin Weekends Throughout October at Blackberry Farm

Aurora, IL - Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday, Oct.5. Each weekend – and Columbus Day (Oct. 14) – Blackberry Farm will be festively…

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Blackberry Farm Hosts Zombie Invasion 5K on September 21, 2013

Aurora, IL - The Zombie Invasion 5K will invade Blackberry Farm, where a “race for survival” will spread across the grounds as darkness descends. Beginning at 5 p.m., this running event is a whole different race. Participants will not…

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Zombie Invasion 5K Run

Be a zombie or run from zombies! It's one thing to run a 5K, but it's a whole different race when the course is infested by a horde of zombies. The invasion is spreading! Can you survive? The course will take racers through a sea of obstacles on…

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Bug Fest Is Back!

Bring the kids to explore the fascinating world of bugs! Enjoy this FREE, stroller-friendly, family event What's the buzz? - Loads of fun bug games and insect encounters - download guidebook here - Start at Lippold Park or Red Oak and walk the…

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Free Bug Fest Returns To Lippold Park And Red Oak Nature Center

Insects and the fascinating world of bugs will take center stage when the fourth annual Bug Fest is held at Lippold Park and Red Oak Nature Center. The free, family-friendly event will feature fun and educational activities with a swarm of…

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Fox Valley Park District News - Fall Registration Begins Saturday

Resident registration opens at 8:30 a.m. (Non-resident registration starts Aug. 12) 3 ways to register Helpful Hints to make it fast & easy Click to browse guide…

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Registration for FVPD Fall Programs Begins August 3, 2013

Aurora, IL -- Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for fall programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Aug. 12. The park district is offering…

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New playground in works for Eola Community Center

Aurora, IL -- A new, modern-style playground with age-specific features will soon be built adjacent to the Eola Community Center, following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Trustees of a $262,000 bid by Wilkinson Excavating, Inc. of…

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Park District Police Earn 2nd CALEA Accreditation

Aurora, IL - The Fox Valley Park District Police and Public Safety Department has received another prestigious accolade for professional excellence in the field of law enforcement with its second accreditation award from the Commission of…

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Register for 5th Annual Fox Valley Amazing Race

Create a team of four adults and embark on an Amazing Race - just like the famous TV show! Team members are given a map and set of clues to get started, but the key is figuring out how to get to the finish. During this four-hour odyssey of…

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Fox Valley Amazing Race Returns Aug. 3 For More Frenetic Fun

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns on Saturday, Aug. 3, when the fifth annual rendition of the event will be held starting at 9 a.m. from the…

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The Sound Of Music Hits Stage At Paramount

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District's Summer Stage production of The Sound of Music will be performed July 19, 20 and 21 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Ticket prices range from $7 to $13 and may be purchased through the Paramount…

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Fox Valley Park District News - June 6, 2013

THIS WEEKEND AT BLACKBERRY FARM... Vintage Baseball game on Saturday at 1 p.m. Enjoy baseball as it was intended to be, when the sport showcased sportsmanship and gentlemanly behavior. The Somonauk Blue Stockings will take on the Aurora Town Club…

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PGA legend Billy Casper to attend Golf for Kids Outing at Orchard Valley

AURORA, IL---Legendary PGA golfer Billy Casper will join local golfers at Orchard Valley Golf Course in support of the 19th annual Golf for Kids Benefit Outing, a perennial fund-raiser hosted by the Fox Valley Park District to aid deserving youth…

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Fox Valley Park District News - May 16, 2013

Park District receives $400K grant for Jericho Lake Park View detailed concept plan of new shelter, boat dock and inter-connected trails at soon-to-be refurbished Jericho Lake Park Jericho Lake Park is set for a makeover that will bring…

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Park District Awarded $400,000 Grant for Jericho Lake Park

Plan includes new shelters, trail connections and improved fishing access Aurora, IL -- The Fox Valley Park District has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for the development of Jericho Lake Park…

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Park District Cuts Budget By 13.3% For Upcoming Year

AURORA – The Fox Valley Park District Board of Trustees on Monday approved a budget of $47.8 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year that represents a 13.3 percent cut over the previous fiscal year. Executive Director Nancy McCaul outlined an…

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Park/trail Area Included In State’s Gypsy Moth Control Program

AURORA – In an ongoing effort to minimize invasive tree pest impacts in the State of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Slow the Spread Foundation are once again teaming with the United States Department of Agriculture to…

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Summer Registration Begins Saturday

Resident registration opens at 8:30 a.m. How to register Helpful Hints to make it fast & easy PLUS: Summer Camp registration continues - more than 70 camps! Enrich your child's summer... Scholarship applications accepted starting May 13…

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Flower Power Planting Parties

Aurora, IL - Aspiring gardeners are invited to roll up their sleeves and get involved in one of the Flower Power Planting Parties to be held by the Fox Valley Park District. Teams of volunteers will gather outside the Eola Community Center and…

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Park District To Host Community Garage Sale

AURORA – Shoppers are invited to take advantage of great deals and savings at the Fox Valley Park District’s community garage sale that will be held at the Prisco Community Center parking lot. As many as 40 sellers are expected,…

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Mid - American Canoe and Kayak Race

THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT!! From competitive racers to first-time floaters, the Mid-Am has something for everybody. This festive event - along the beautiful Fox River - is a uniquely memorable experience. You'll get to enjoy this... and…

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Fox Valley Park District News - April 11, 2013

New parks for Balmorea, Lehigh Station neighborhoods Concept plans have been approved, paving the way for new park developments in southwest Montgomery (Balmorea) and the east edge of Aurora near Route 59 (Lehigh Station). Details here. Summer…

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Fox Valley Park District News - April 09, 2013

New parks approved for Balmorea, Lehigh Station neighborhoods Aurora, IL -- Two new parks will soon be developed as the Fox Valley Park District Board of Trustees approved concept plans for each site at its monthly meeting Monday night. The…

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Registration Under Way for 52nd Annual Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race

AURORA – The Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race is currently accepting registrations for the 52nd annual race to be held Sunday, June 2, on the Fox River. The long-popular community event will feature two different lengths for paddlers to…

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Golden Oaks, Arrow Wood Parks To Undergo Improvements

AURORA, IL---A pair of neighborhood parks on the near west side are of Aurora will have a new and improved look this spring. Golden Oaks Park – located alongside Sullivan Road on Golden Oaks Parkway – is set to receive a series of…

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Park District Earns National Budget Award For 5th Straight Year

AURORA, IL---For the fifth consecutive year, the Fox Valley Park District has received the prestigious Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Fox Valley is one of just 11 park districts to earn the…

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Park District To Host Bunny Brunch, Egg Hunt

AURORA, IL---The Easter Bunny will make an early appearance at the Prisco Community Center as the featured guest for the Fox Valley Park District’s annual Bunny Brunch. Parents and children are invited to join the fun from 10:30 a.m. to…

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Fox Valley Park District News - March 8, 2013

Phase II improvements coming to Lippold Park Lippold Park - a 30-acre natural area tucked between the Fox River and Route 25, just north of Red Oak Nature Center - is being developed in phases as an outdoor educational venue. Among the new…

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5K Spring Gallop Pre-Registration Continues Until March 22, 2013

AURORA, IL---Pre-registration for the sixth annual 5K Spring Gallop at Blackberry Farm will continue until noon on Friday, March 22, 2013. The race is set for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, and features eight age divisions for both men and women…

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Red Oak Nature Center to host free MapleFest

NORTH AURORA, IL---Red Oak Nature Center will be offering an early, sweet taste of spring, when the annual MapleFest takes place. The event is free to the public, with no registration required. Tours will run every hour beginning at 9 a.m.…

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Second Round Of Improvements Coming To Lippold Park

AURORA – Further development of Lippold Park will continue this spring, following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Trustees on February 11 of an $814,500 bid to R.C. Wegman Construction Company of Aurora. Lippold Park…

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Fox Valley Park District News - Registration for Spring Programs

Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for spring programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Feb. 25. The park district is offering hundreds…

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Park District’s Marketing Division Brings Home State Awards

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District’s marketing division won four first-place awards in the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Agency Showcase competition last week at the annual “Soaring to New Heights”…

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Anything Goes hits Stage at Prisco Center

AURORA, IL---The Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production of Anything Goes will be performed at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Avenue, in Aurora. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased in advance at the Prisco Center. Seating…

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Family New Year’s Eve Party Starts Celebration Early For Kids

Aurora – Families and children can start their New Year’s Eve activities early with a celebration at the Vaughan Athletic Center. The Family New Year’s Eve Party will ring in 2013 with a variety of festivities. Kids and adults can get…

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Fox Valley Park District Extends Tax Freeze For residents

No tax increase for 2nd consecutive year Aurora, IL -- Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the District’s Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent increase for the second consecutive year. While the…

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‘Super Coupon Queen’ returning to Aurora for two workshops

Aurora, IL -- “Super Coupon Queen” Jill Cataldo is returning to town in December and January for a pair of workshops full of money-saving tips. In a follow-up to her prior appearances at the Prisco Center that drew 300 people, Cataldo will be…

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Fox Valley Park District News - Registration for Winter Programs

Aurora, IL – Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for winter programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Nov. 19. The park district is…

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Park District proclaims November as Veterans Recognition Month

Aurora, IL – The Fox Valley Park District has proclaimed November as Veterans Recognition Month and will pay its respects with an offer of free admission at its fitness centers and also a complimentary luncheon. Throughout November, veterans may…

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Park District To Host Veterans Day Luncheon

AURORA, IL---In honor of all community members who have served in the Armed Forces, the Fox Valley Park District is hosting a Veterans Day Luncheon at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora). The luncheon is free to veterans and…

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Rachel Ossyra Is New President Of Board Of Trustees

Aurora, IL – Rachel Ossyra of Aurora has been elected president of the Fox Valley Park District’s Board of Trustees for 2013 as the board held its annual election of officers this week. Ossyra, who was appointed to the Board in 2011, will take…

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Free ‘Paws in the Park’ Dog Festival

Aurora – The Fox Valley Park District will hold a free “Paws in the Park” festival at Lincoln Park in Aurora. Dog owners are welcome to bring their pets to the event, which is hosted in conjunction with the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League.…

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Pumpkin Weekends Throughout October At Blackberry Farm

AURORA, IL---Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday, Oct.6, 2012. Each weekend – and Columbus Day (Oct. 8) – Blackberry Farm will be festively…

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Fox Valley Park District News - September 14, 2012

Can you survive a Zombie invasion? Find out Oct. 5, when the infestation takes over! It's one thing to run a 5K, but it's a whole different race the course is infested by a horde of zombies. On Friday, Oct. 5, the Park District hosts its inaugural…

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Fox Valley Park District News - August 29, 2012

Give your child a great start The Fox Valley Park District offers preschool programs for children ages 2, 3, 4 and 5. Put the building blocks in place and start your child on a path toward learning that will last a lifetime! NEW! Nature Play…

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Rockin’ Oldies Dinner Theatre Comes To Prisco Center On September 7, 2012

Aurora, IL - Dining and entertainment are together as one on Friday, Sept. 7, when the Rockin’ Oldies Dinner Theatre Variety Show hits the Prisco Community Center for a performance. Rockin’ oldies tribute artist Mike Valentine and the Valentine…

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Park District To Offer Free 7-Day Fitness Passes In September, 2012

Aurora, IL – The Fox Valley Park District is running a “Fall into Fitness” promotion throughout the month of September by offering a free seven-day pass to any of the District’s three fitness centers. New visitors who take advantage of the…

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Bug Fest

Batavia, IL – Insects and the fascinating world of bugs will take center stage when the third annual Bug Fest is held at Lippold Park and Red Oak Nature Center. The free, family-friendly event will feature fun and educational activities with a…

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Registration For Fall Programs Begins August 4, 2012

Aurora, IL – Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for fall programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Non-resident registration will begin the following week on Monday, Aug. 13. The park district is offering…

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Fall Activity Guide - Delivery Under Way!

Expect to receive your Fall Activity Guide by July 25 Guides available NOW at all Park District community centers Resident registration begins Aug. 4 Non-resident registration starts Aug. 13 3 ways to register Residents of Aurora, North Aurora…

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Fox Valley Park District News - July 13, 2012

Tickets now available for Footloose at the Paramount Theatre on July 20, 21 & 22 Get ready to cut loose for the Summer Stage performance of Footloose! A cast of more than 140 performers ages 7 to adult takes the stage for this family-friendly…

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Footloose Hits Stage For Four Shows at Paramount

Aurora, IL – The Fox Valley Park District's Summer Stage production of Footloose will be performed. Based on the 1984 film, Footloose tells the family-friendly musical story of a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town where music and…

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