Upcoming Events and Trips

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:00am - 11:00pm
All Ages

Join us for our expanded Family Carnival at Hinkley Park in honor of the Park District's 100th Anniversary! Enjoy swings, fun slides, bumper boats, Ferris wheel, fun house, game booths, and many other exciting rides! Individual ride tickets available as well as “unlimited ride” special pricing. Popcorn, cotton candy, corn dogs, roasted corn on the cob, beef sandwiches, non-alcoholic beverages, funnel cakes, pizza, Italian ice, all available for purchase. 

Arrive at 11:00am before the carnival opens on Saturday for a special 100th Anniversary Celebration! We'll open with a short ceremony followed by children's entertainer Jodi Koplin and cupcakes.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
All Ages

Join us for our expanded Family Carnival at Hinkley Park in honor of the Park District's 100th Anniversary! Enjoy swings, fun slides, bumper boats, Ferris wheel, fun house, game booths, and many other exciting rides! Individual ride tickets available as well as “unlimited ride” special pricing. Popcorn, cotton candy, corn dogs, roasted corn on the cob, beef sandwiches, non-alcoholic beverages, funnel cakes, pizza, Italian ice, all available for purchase. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
All Ages
Wildwood Nature Center
Free
Enjoy a day down on the farm! Pet cows, chickens, goats and more in the petting zoo featuring over 20 animals. Head out on a 50¢ hayride through Wildwood and hop on a pony ($5/ride). Have a rootin’ tootin’ good time with bingo, pig races, games, activities, and crafts. During the event, cowpokes big and small can try their hand at fun free contests like a pie eating contest, potato sack races, tug of war, and a water balloon toss. Food, drinks, and lemonade shake-ups available for sale. 
 
Free Family Events include:
1:00pm Pie Eating Contest
1:30pm Potato Sack Races
2:00pm Tug of War
2:30pm Water Balloon Toss
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
All Ages
Maine Park
Free
NEW LOCATION! Join us at the Maine Park Leisure Center back field. Movies begin at dusk.
 
It’s a SIT-in DRIVE-in! Thanks to our sponsor, Coldwell Banker, we’ve got a whole new way for you and your family to enjoy the Movies in the Park! Remember what great fun it was to pile everyone in the car and head out to a drive-in movie? Well, it’s back...kind of! It’s a huge screen, it’s in a park, its movies you love, and it’s TOTALLY fun! Come early for concessions, face painting and more. We’re partnering with our friends at Coldwell Banker to bring you movie stars under the stars this summer. Join us for a fantastic family fun night. Show your kids how much fun the simple things can be and share Movie Nights together.
 
Tonight's Movie: The Lego Movie
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Families
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Wildwood Nature Center
Free

Join us for an hour of games, crafts, and educational activities based around the seasonal nature theme of the day. Program is free but registration is required.

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