Plainfield Park District  •  23729 W. Ottawa St.  •  Plainfield, IL 60544  •  (815) 436-8812  •  PlainfieldParkDistrict.com

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February 9, 2017
Plainfield Park District Awarded Walk with Ease Grant

The Plainfield Park District has been selected as a recipient of the Walk With Ease (WWE) Instructor Training grant through National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). Park District Manager Kathy Whalen applied for the grant to train two current Park District Active Adult fitness instructors. The training is web based and will prepare the instructors to begin offering the Walk With Ease program in summer 2017. Walk With Ease is a six week walking and fitness program of the National Arthritis Foundation that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health. Look for this new program in the 2017 summer program brochure, being delivered to residents’ end of April.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

January 23, 2017
Plainfield Park District Soared to New Heights at State Conference!

In January many of the Plainfield Park District staff attended the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the premier state conference for parks and recreation, forest preserves and conservation agencies in Illinois. At the conference the Plainfield Park District was recognized in many different areas.

The District was recognized with the Exceptional Workplace Award. The criteria applicants were scored on included staff wellness programs, continuing education, team building, community involvement, environmental policy, risk management, professionalism and more.

The District also received the Game Time Park Build Grant. The District was awarded the matching amount of $40,000 towards the redevelopment of Kendall Ridge for the purchase of playground equipment.

The Executive Director, Carlo Capalbo, was presented the Chairman’s Award. This award is presented by the outgoing chair of IPRA to select individuals who have gone above and beyond service to IPRA in its membership and in the profession.  

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December 6, 2016
Plainfield Park District receives recognition for excellence in financial reporting for 11th year in a row

The Plainfield Park District has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the eleventh year in a row. The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

November 28, 2016
Plainfield Park District lights up the holidays at Village Green Park!

By: Felix Sarver | Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 at theherald-news.com

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield residents celebrated a new holiday tradition Saturday evening that lit up Village Green Park with Christmas spirit. 

Residents cheered and clapped as the lights on Christmas trees decorated by community groups were turned on by a special guest – the Grinch.

Dressed in a Santa outfit, the Grinch triggered the lights after the residents counted down from 10. 

The infamous Dr. Seuss character starred in a TV movie that – like the Plainfield Township Park District itself – turns 50 this year. 

“He looks pretty good for his age, doesn’t he?” said Cheryl Crisman, the park district’s recreation director, to a crowd gathered around the main 12-foot-tall center tree. 

Crisman said the park district decided to do the inaugural tree-lighting ceremony for its 50th anniversary, blending the district’s anniversary with that of Dr. Seuss’ Christmas tale, while also complementing the Candlelight Christmas event held the same evening in downtown Plainfield. 

“The [park district] is pleased to celebrate our 50th anniversary by starting a new tradition here in Plainfield,” Crisman said.

Residents appeared to enjoy not only the sight of bright Christmas trees, but also coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and a viewing of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Crisman said 24 community groups decorated the trees at Village Green Park. Those groups included families, businesses and others such as United Way of Will County, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Association of Plainfield Teachers. Some of the businesses with trees included Heartland Bank & Trust and Associated Orthodontists.

“It’s just a good sampling of the different businesses in our community,” Crisman said. 

Crisman said during Make A Difference Day in October, volunteers from St. Mary Immaculate Parish painted the light bulbs, stockings and other decorations at the park. 

Friends of the Plainfield Park District Foundation, which donated the center tree, were serving hot chocolate and cookies. The cookies were donated by Eich’s Sports. Coffee came courtesy of Starbucks, and MetroNet sponsored Saturday’s movie, Crisman said.  

Mimi Poling, park district board vice president, was at the event to show off her Whoville gingerbread house, which was a couple months in the making. 

Inside the Village Green Park pavilion, families stopped by her table to observe the level of detail Poling put into the Dr. Seuss-inspired house. The Whoville Gingerbread House will be on display at the Plainfield Township Community Center.

“There’s a lot of swirls and things in Dr. Seuss, and everything is off-kilter. ... It’s the first time I’ve ever built a house that wasn’t straight and square,” Poling said. 

She said she’s been making gingerbread houses for 50 years. 

“This is the most unique one I’ve ever done,” she said. 

Plainfield resident Chamus Burnside-Savazzini came to the event with her husband and daughter after learning about it from a flier.

“This is fun. ... I think it’s a really good event,” she said. 

 

 

November 9, 2016
Give the Gift of Play & Get a Holiday Ornament from Park District!

Give the gift of play this holiday season with a Plainfield Park District gift card and receive a commemorative 50 year Park District ornament with gift card purchase of $25 or more. Gift cards are good for use at our facilities and programs including Normantown Equestrian Center, Ottawa Street Pool, Great Adventures, picnic rentals, special events and more.

The card may be programmed to store $10 or more; from a $10 teacher’s gift or week of camp to a pool pass. In short, it’s good for whatever programs, events, or activities you desire.

Gift cards are not available online, but can be purchased in person at the Plainfield Park District Recreation Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield. Ornaments will be made available until December 23, while supplies last.

Card is transferable but not replaceable. Valid at Plainfield Park District only. Not valid with any other offer. Cannot be redeemed for Cash. $10 minimum card purchase.

For more information on any Plainfield Park District programs, events or gift card purchases, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter, or call (815) 436-8812.

 

November 4, 2016
Plainfield Park District Dance Apparel Available Online

Looking for perfect holiday gift for your little dancer? Participants in Dance programs and their families can now strut their stuff and show their pride by purchasing Dance program clothing online through November 27.

T-shirts and Hoodies are available in a wide range of sizes, and are adorned with the Park District embroidered Dance program logo.

Anyone interested in purchasing Park District dance clothing are urged to visit the store site at https://ppddholiday2016.itemorder.com/sale and follow the simple instructions.

Remember, that the store site will only be available online through November 27.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

October 24, 2016
Plainfield Park District honored at Best of the Best Awards Gala

On October 21 the Plainfield Park District was honored at the Illinois Association of Park District’s (IAPD) Best of the Best Awards Gala for their partnership with Louis Joliet Mall and for their 50th Anniversary.

The Best of the Best Award, for partnership, was awarded to four park districts in the state of Illinois. According to Corinne Vargas, senior graphic designer at the Park District who secured the partnership with the Louis Joliet Mall “This is a great honor to be recognized for our efforts in finding creative ways to bring parks and recreation to the community; I am very proud and humbled to be honored for doing something I love doing.”

In early 2016, Plainfield Park District began conversations to work with Louis Joliet Mall and it was through these discussions that a partnership was born. In this agreement, the Plainfield Park District provides free family events to the community, once a month, along with staff and supplies and Louis Joliet Mall provides space, tables and advertising in return. Both entities accomplished a significant feat with this new partnership.

Along with being honored for the Best of the Best Award, the Plainfield Park District was honored for their 50th Anniversary by IAPD. Board President, Mary Ludemann and Executive Assistant, Wendi Calabrese were on-hand to accept the award on behalf of the Park District.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

September 26, 2016
A Celebration 50 years in the Making: Plainfield Park District’s 50th Birthday Bash October 22.

Join the Plainfield Park District on October 22 from 12-3p to celebrate the Park District’s 50 year birthday at Bott Park, 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield. Enjoy refreshments, birthday cake and inflatables! Take joy in the journey down memory lane when the Park District dedicates a time capsule, to be opened in 2066.

This is a FREE FAMILY EVENT for all to enjoy. Open play will begin at noon, birthday cake will be served at 1p and the time capsule dedication will be at 2p. It will be a birthday jubilation for all!

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

September 26, 2016
Information Session on Park District Bond Referendum set for Sept. 28.

The Plainfield Park District Board passed, at their August board meeting, to seek a bond referendum to replace expiring referendum bonds from 2001. The question is to be featured on the November election ballot.

The community is invited to attend a public meeting on September 28, 6p at the Recreation Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield. This community information session is to discuss, if approved, what the District will do with the funds and how the referendum will affect the taxpayer. All comments, suggestions and questions are welcomed.

For more information on Plainfield Park District call (815) 436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org/referendum.

 

September 9, 2016
Consolidated Election

Nominating petitions are available for circulation for the positions of Commissioner of the Plainfield Township Park District beginning September 20, 2016.  Three commissioners will be elected to six-year terms and one commissioner will be elected to a two-year unexpired term in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.

Petitions may be picked up at the Recreation Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa Street, Plainfield, IL, Monday-Thursday 8:30a-6p and Friday 8:30a-4:30p.

The first day for filing petitions is Monday, December 12, 2016 beginning at 8:30a, and the last day is Monday, December 19, 2016 until 5p.

If you have any questions, please call the Illinois State Board of Elections, 217-782-4141 or visit their website at www.elections.il.gov

 

August 22, 2016
It’s a Slam Dunk! Youth Basketball Leagues now forming at the Plainfield Park District!

Seize the day and join Plainfield Park District Youth Basketball Program! Practices begin December 5 and games begin January 14. Due to the popularity of this program and limited gym space, placement on a team is not guaranteed. Siblings may be placed on the same team upon request. Requests for friends/neighbors to be placed on the same team may not be honored.

Price varies on age groups starting around $115. Practice is one night during the week and games are on Saturdays. Players will be provided a game T-shirt or jersey and participation trophy. All practice games are held in PSD 202 facilities and are subject to school schedules.

Volunteer Coaches Needed! Any adult interested in coaching a Plainfield Park District youth basketball team must complete a Volunteer Application and Background Check Form prior to being considered a coach. Upon successful completion of the Volunteer Application, all coaches must attend a coaches’ meeting, date and time to be provide by recreation staff coordinator. If you have any questions or need a volunteer application, please contact Andy at (815) 436-8812.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs, events or community input meeting, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

August 16, 2016
Information Sessions on Park District Bond Referendum set for Sept. 7 and 28.

The Plainfield Park District Board passed, at their August board meeting, to seek a bond referendum to replace expiring referendum bonds from 2001. The question is to be featured on the November election ballot.

The community is invited to attend a public meeting on September 7 or on September 28, 6p at the Recreation Administration Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield. These community information sessions are to discuss, if approved, what the District will do with the funds and how the referendum will affect the taxpayer. All comments, suggestions and questions are welcomed.

For more information on Plainfield Park District call (815) 436-8812 or visit
www.plfdparks.org/referendum.

 

July 8, 2016
Plainfield Park District Asking Community Input at Feasibility Study Meeting July 20.

The Plainfield Park District invites the community to attend a public meeting on July 20 at 6p at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 5014 S DesPlaines Street, Plainfield. The District is seeking public input on the need, development and operation of both an indoor recreation center and future of the District’s aquatics. Public input is critical to the feasibility and planning process, all comments, suggestions and questions are welcomed. If you cannot make the scheduled meeting the Park District asks that you share your ideas at www.plfdparks.org and complete the online survey beginning July 19.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs, events or community input meeting, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

July 5, 2016
Hawaiian Luau & Fundraiser in Support of LCSRA July 9

On Saturday, July 9, Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park will open its doors in support of Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA).  The annual fundraiser will take place during open swim hours, from Noon-6:00 pm.  Barefoot Hawaiian will once again return to perform.  Raffles and prizes will be awarded throughout the day, including a chance to win four (4) Chicago Cubs tickets.

Barefoot Hawaiian will entertain the crowd with authentic Hawaiian cultural music, dance and even fire dancing.  In addition, guests will enjoy everything Pelican Harbor has to offer, including their newly painted water slides, lazy river, diving well and Parkie’s Oasis.  In addition, there will be raffles and prizes throughout the event to benefit LCSRA.

Admission for the day is just $15.  However, for Bolingbrook and Plainfield residents with ID, admission will be just $9 for this event only.  Portion of public swim proceeds benefit LCSRA’s scholarship fund, which helps individuals with disabilities attend programming they may normally not be able to afford.

For information, including rates and hours for Pelican Harbor, please visit www.bolingbrookparks.org and click the Pelican Harbor tab.  Don’t forget to like Pelican Harbor on Facebook for behind the scenes looks as well as additional pool information.

For a full event schedule and addition information about Barefoot Hawaiian, visit them at www.barefoothawaiian.com.


Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) represents the partnership between Bolingbrook and Plainfield Park Districts in their mission to serve the special needs population. Our goal is to provide recreational programs which build self-esteem and promote a lifetime of growth. LCSRA strives to go beyond the normal range of services and programs offered by schools or other agencies. Lily Cache Special Recreation Association fosters an environment which allows individuals to discover their own unique potential and abilities.

For more information on LCSRA programs and events, call (630) 739-1124, visit www.lilycachesra.org, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

July 1, 2016
This July, Plainfield Park District Will Discover the Super Powers of Parks and Recreation

Month-long celebration highlights essential value of local parks and recreation

This July, Plainfield residents don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover that they have super powers. They just need to visit their nearest park or recreation center to find super powers they didn’t know they had.

Plainfield Park District is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives.

Plainfield Park District will celebrate Park and Recreation Month with the following events and activities:

FREE: Pop-up Superhero Selfie Station every Wednesday from 10-11a at various Plainfield Park District Parks. What would you look like being a superhero? Come and find out at our superhero selfie station! Bring your camera and take your photo in one of our superhero cutouts! Visit www.plfdparks.org for park locations.

July 16: Superhero Academy Day from 10-11:30a at Plainfield Township Community Center. Put on your superhero costume and join the Superhero Academy! Create your new superhero identity with our super craft stations; create a shield, magic bracelets and so much more. Show off your costume during our superhero parade! We will have a special visit from Batman! Event geared for ages 2-12 w/ adult, price per child R $12/NR $15 until July 10.

July 23: Super Superheroes – FREE FAMILY EVENT at Louis Joliet Mall from 10:30a-12p. Create your super-secret identity and join Super Superheroes! Celebrate with our different creation stations. Show off your costume during our superhero costume contest!

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs, events or parks, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

June 29, 2016
Hidden Oak Leaves Program is a Big Hit at Plainfield Park District!

The hunt for hidden oak leaves is one of the new free programs celebrating Plainfield Park District’s 50 year anniversary this summer! Rack up as many sightings as possible! Peppered throughout the parks, this oak leaves lurk in the shadows and stand proudly in plain sight.

According to the Lambert Family, who just completed the scavenger hunt this month, “We learned so much about the Park District such as the locations of all the canoe launch locations, the dog parks, and new parks we have never visited; we wouldn't have found these places on our own.”

Curious community members are encouraged to pick up the helpful oak leaf guide, found at Rec/Admin Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St. Plainfield, guest services (front desk) or download at www.plfdparks.org.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

Photo: Ben Lambert Age 11, Laney Lambert Age 9, Casey Lambert Age 7 

 

June 28, 2016
Plainfield Park District receives recognition for excellence in financial reporting for 10th year in a row

The Plainfield Park District has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the tenth year in a row. The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The Park District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year 2015, was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the GFOA program. This included demonstrating a “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.

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June 21, 2016
Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display July 3 hosted by the Plainfield Park District

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Plainfield Park District at the annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on July 3. The free event, hosted by the Park District, will begin at 6p. and will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk. The event will take place at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Dr.

The event will provide fun activities for the entire family, including an inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, crafts, Little Obie Train, big trike races, fun contests for kids and Play Zone activities. The event will also include touch-a-truck opportunities including military, police, fire, and village vehicles. A DJ will provide music throughout the evening, and the Plainfield Park District’s dance classes will perform.

Take part in the kids’ Patriotic Bike Parade! Children can decorate their bikes, big wheels, scooters (non-motorized), wagons, etc. with red, white and blue decorations and show off their American pride! A limited supply of decorations will be available. No pets, please.

Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, picnic baskets, chairs and coolers for this all-ages event. Concessions will also be provided by the Plainfield Central High School Athletics Booster Club. (Please note that alcoholic beverages are not allowed on school or park district property.)

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

June 7, 2016
Local Girl Scout Raises Money for ADA Swings for Plainfield Park District.

Recently the Plainfield Park District installed a new ADA swing at Bott Park, 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield and has purchased a new ADA swing for Northwest Community Park, 127th St. Plainfield, thanks to the hard work of Rachael Lau, a local girl scout who raised money for the new swings.

Lau, a Girl Scout Ambassador working on her gold award, commented in a recent email to the Park District “The goal of the project is to identify and problem within the community and independently find a way to fix it.” Lau also included that “I am a huge advocate for children with mental and physical disabilities. I researched the parks within Plainfield and found that several were not designed to be safe for children with mental and physical disabilities. For that reason, I [wanted] to modify a playground in Plainfield to make it handicap-friendly for children.”

Lau sold T-shirts to help raise money for the new swings. The new ADA swing for Northwest Community Park will be installed sometime this July with a formal ribbon cutting to thank Rachael for her hard work in the community.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs, events or parks, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

Photo: Neighbor kids try-out the new ADA swing at Bott Park

 

June 6, 2016
Plainfield Park District will be at Cruise Nights beginning June 7.

The Plainfield Park District is participating at Plainfield Chamber’s Cruise Nights beginning June 7 at 5p. Bring the entire family and enjoy the hospitality of the Park District and all the participating businesses in Downtown Plainfield.

To help celebrate the Park District 50th Anniversary we will be selling ceramic tiles for community member to decorate. Leave a Lasting Mark! Decorate a Memory Tile. Here’s how it works; The Plainfield Park District is selling 4 inch square tiles for $5 per tile. Decorated tiles can be donated back to the Park District and one lucky tile will be chosen to be in the time capsule, to be dedicated October 22. Tiles due back by September 9.

When you purchase a tile, you can choose to decorate the tile yourself and return it to the Park District or choose to keep the decorated tile. In either case, your donation will support the Plainfield Park District.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

June 3, 2016
Plainfield Park District recipient of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission’s Residential Landscape of the Year Award

On Monday, May 30 the Plainfield Park District was the recipient of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission’s Residential Landscape of the Year Award. The award was awarded for Village Green Park, 24121 West Chicago Street, Plainfield; in recognition of the District’s outstanding efforts to create a distinctive outdoor space that enhances the neighborhood and showcases the historic park. Director of Parks and Planning, Jennifer Rooks-Lopez accepted the Award on behalf of the District.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

May 23, 2016
Plainfield Park District Held Groundbreaking Ceremony for the DuPage River Trail Pedestrian Bridge

The Plainfield Park District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the DuPage River Trail Pedestrian Bridge on May 21 at Riverfront Center, 24321 W. Lockport St., Plainfield.

According to Village of Plainfield Mayor, Michael Collins “The bridge and trail are an enhancement for the riverfront and with further expansion to the west; we hope to complete and connect the path at Route 59 when funding is available.”


Pictured: Left to Right

Plainfield Park District Board Member: Heather Kazmark
River Front Foundation: Eric Marsaglia
Village Trustee: Margie Bonuchi
Plainfield Park District Board Member: Larry Newton
Plainfield Park District Board Member: Mimi Poling
Village of Plainfield Mayor: Michael Collins
River Front Foundation Executive Director: Rob Epley
Plainfield Park District Director of Parks and Planning: Jennifer Rooks-Lopez

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May 23, 2016
Looking for a Different Summer Camp Experience? Try Special Interest Camps at the Plainfield Park District!

Are your kids looking for a unique group experience outside the usual summer camp routine? Try one of the Plainfield Park District’s special Interest camps.

Beginning the second week of June Preschool Summer Camp (Program #21120), experience a different theme each week of camp. New sessions begin each week and conclude the first week of August. Geared for ages 3-6, price per participant is R $66/NR $83.

Also beginning the second week of June is Nature Explorer Camp (Program #21490): Go on an outdoor adventure and explore the great outdoors. Geared for children ages 4-6, price per participant R $95/NR $118.

Ever wanted to know how you could survive if you were lost in the woods, in an accident far from civilization? Try Survival Camp (Program #23406). Geared for kids ages 10-16. This camp will teach skills and survival techniques to can help you survive in those situation! Price per participant is $75.

Looking for an all-girls camp; try Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Program #21460). Come hang out with the girls and get involved in some girly things. Camp is geared for ages 4-6 and is R $85/NR $127.50 per participant.

Not to be outdone by the girls there is Boyz Will Be Boyz camp (Program #21480). Come join us and hang out with the “Guys”. You and your new buddies will have lots of fun building, creating and getting messy. Geared for kids ages 4-6 and is R $85/NR $127.50 per participant.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 

May 19, 2016
Plainfield Park District Groundbreaking Ceremony for the DuPage River Trail Pedestrian Bridge

The Plainfield Park District is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the DuPage River Trail Pedestrian Bridge on May 21, 10:00 a.m. at Riverfront Center, 24321 W. Lockport St., Plainfield.

Community members are invited to meet at the Riverfront Center at 9:45 a.m. and then walk to the site along the DuPage River where the bridge will connect the Riverfront and Bott Community Park (Formerly Renwick Community Park) for the groundbreaking.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call
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May 16, 2016
Plainfield Park District’s Emily Brooks
selected to participate in a Youth Education Summit this summer.

Emily Brooks, a junior at Plainfield North High School and part time guest service team member at the Plainfield Park District, has been selected to participate in the National Rifle Association's annual Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) in July. Y.E.S. is a seven day, expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding rising high school students from around the country. While in Washington, D.C., students will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of government and the importance of actively participating in it. In addition, Y.E.S. participants compete for $30,000 in college scholarships.

Emily was one of 47 students selected from numerous of qualified applicants from across the country to participate in this year's program. Emily was required to complete an extensive application, which included the submission of transcripts, an essay about the Second Amendment, a personal statement and three personal recommendations.

The Plainfield Park District would like to congratulate Emily on a job well done. Come and see Emily this summer at one of our many fishing clinics which Miss Brooks will be teaching!

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plfdparks.org, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

 



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