Bourbonnais Township Park District - January/April 2023

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Spring Fling | March 31 Chocolate Tour | February 4 Easter Egg Hunts | April 1 Bourbonnais Township PA RK DISTRIC T | January-April 2023

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2 3 Executive Director Letter 4 Parks & Facilities 6 Exploration Station 9 Day Camp 9 Before & After School Programs 10 Preschool Programs 12 Youth & Teen Programs 13 Youth Athletics 15 Willowhaven Park & Nature Center 16 Events 18 Trips 21 Adult & Bilingual Programs 22 Adult Athletics & Fitness 23 Active Adult
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55+ 25 Rentals 26 Registration 27 General Information
Adult Athletics
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Welcome to the BTPD’s new Winter/Spring 2023 brochure. We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a joyous and safe Holiday Season. As hope springs eternal, we look forward to a fresh new year with renewed optimism and unbridled enthusiasm. While certainly adhering to our mission of enriching the quality of life through recreation, education, and preservation, BTPD continues to be a diamond-level park district. In the winter brochure, you will see a lot of new exhilarating and stimulating programs, along with some of our favorites, which will pique the interest of all park patrons.

BTPD is adding bilingual classes to its Adult programming. There will be Spanish Conversation Clubs on the first and third Mondays of each month. Dr. Michael Burke, Recreational Supervisor, will take you on a culinary adventure with our Taste of Spain Cooking class. These first-rate programs can be found on page 21.

In 2023, we will be constructing a Ninja Challenge Obstacle Course. The only course of its kind in Kankakee County will be located in Perry Farm Park. The 9-course obstacle will challenge any outdoor enthusiasts and provide ample and unique opportunities for our teens and adults for supplementary physical and mental fitness prospects.

In February, Sweetheart Dance returns to the Recreation Station on Saturday, February 11. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing your special little one for dancing, refreshments, and

more. Another fan-favorite February event is the Chocolate Tour. This event sells out each year and is one of the sweetest tickets in the area. You will find more information on this and other events on pages 16 & 17.

BTPD trips returned in 2022, and we are continuing that Spring momentum in 2023. As such, we are bringing back the dining trip known as Dine & Dash! Our participants will travel to Wisconsin to the Fireside Inn and Michigan for Tulip Time. Additionally, we are even making a memorable trip to Galena for a long weekend trip! More information can be found on pages 18-20.

We sincerely hope that you avail yourself of the exciting, resourceful programs and events we have presented for Spring 2023 and that you continue to enjoy our beautiful Perry Farm and other recreational and educational opportunities of the BTPD.

As they say, “Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”

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From the Executive Director Dr. Edward Piatt
David Zinanni
PRESIDENT To the Bourbonnais Township Park District Community,
of Commissioners

BTPD Staff Leadership Team



459 N. Kennedy Drive • Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 1 • Fax: 815-933-5468

Hours: Monday - Friday • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


770 E. Franklin • Bradley, IL 60915

Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 2 • Fax: 815-933-5468

Hours: Monday • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday - Friday • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


...a children’s museum

1095 W. Perry St. • Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 3 • Fax: 815-933-5468 Hours: Up to date Hours and Information at


1451 N. 4000 E Road • Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone: 815-933-9905 Ext. 4 • Fax: 815-933-5468

Hours: Tuesday - Friday • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Opening for the Season March 1, 2023

Visit for weekend hours and activities. Featuring Playground, Picnic Shelter, Dog Park, Trails, & Disc Golf.

• PERRY FARM PARK 459 N. Kennedy Drive • Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Featuring Playground, Farm Animals, Paved Walking Trails, Picnic Shelters, Orchard, & more.


6279 N. 1000 W Road • Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Featuring Ball Fields, Splashpad, Picnic Shelter & Playground.


1335 E. Broadway • Bradley, IL 60915

Phone: 815-933-7336 •

Therapeutic Recreation for individuals with disabilities &
needs –
Amanda Langlois Executive Assistant, Human Resource,
FOI Officer, Board Secretary
Kelli Brza Accounting Human Resource Cherie Smolkovich Marketing Director Nicole Jenkins Superintendent of Recreation
Mike Crews Superintendent of Parks
Frank Cianci

*Program located at the Exploration Station…a children’s museum, unless otherwise noted.

Just Kids Ages • 4 - 12

Kids enjoy a night of fun. Parents enjoy a night out. We will have a hot dog dinner, free play in the museum, crafts, and games. Pre-registration is required 24 hours prior to the program.


322540-A 1/21 Sa 6:00–9:00 pm $18

322540-B 2/18 Sa 6:00–9:00 pm $18

322540-C 3/18 Sa 6:00–9:00 pm $18


6:00–9:00 pm $18

Spring Break Fun • Ages 4 - 12

This one of a kind “camp” experience. Each day there will be games, crafts, science activities, and more that go with the theme of the day and exploring time in the museum. Please bring a sack lunch, and a snack will be provided. Pre-registration is required 24 hours prior to the program.


302539-A 3/20–3/23 M - Th 10:00 am–2:00 pm $80

Wizards Bash • Ages 3 - 9

It’s a magical evening at Exploration Station. The castle will glow with excitement as children will be sorted into their “houses”, participate in potions class, make a wand, play quidditch, stuff an animal to take home, and more. Preregistration is required 24 hours prior to the program.


322525-A 3/24 F 6:30–7:30 pm $16 322525-B 3/25 Sa 10:00–11:00 am $16


Capture the Leprechaun • Ages 3 - 8 Have you always wanted to find a pot of gold? Increase your chances with this excellent STEAM program. Children will build their own trap for a leprechaun from provided materials. Bring your imagination and creativity.
312943-A 3/15 W 4:15–5:00 pm $8
Children Programs Exploration Station

Bunny Bonanza • All Ages

You won’t believe the fun! We will make bunny ears, decorate a basket, get face painted, go on a small egg hunt, stuff a bunny to take home, and play Easter games. Free play in the museum. Program registration is required 24 hours prior to the program and includes one adult and one child.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 302535-A 4/7 F 10:00–11:00 am $16 302535-B 4/7 F 2:00–3:00 pm $16 302535-C 4/7 F 4:00–5:00 pm $16

Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt • All Ages

Have you ever wondered what an egg hunt would be like in the dark? Come to Exploration Station and find out. One egg for each age group will win a gift basket. Please bring a basket and flashlight.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 302608-A 4/8 Sa 7:30–8:30 pm $7

Egg-stra Special Easter Egg Hunt

Ages 0 - 5

Join us for an egg-stra special egg hunt for your little one(s). Each child will have a chance to find eggs throughout the museum with kids their age. Each child in attendance is guaranteed a certain number of eggs. Plan on staying to play in the museum afterward.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 312517-A 4/8 Sa 9:00–9:45 am $7

For children ages 4 to 10, our camp is the perfect opportunity to explore your child's love of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each day our counselors will guide your child through a variety of activities that focus on STEAM principles and skills. Plus,they'll also have the chance to spend time in the museum and explore the world around them

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A g e s 4 - 10 A r e y o u r e a d y t o u s e y o u r i m a g i n a t i o n ? O n e - o f - a - k i n d s u m m e r e x p e r i e n c e !
REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 17 Over 15 Exhibits including our NEW EXHIBITS Feelings Water Table Plus, Many Favorites Shop-A-Lot-Market Explor-A-Lot Castle Up, Up & Away NEW Exhibits W W W . B T P D . O R G | 8 1 5 - 9 3 3 - 9 9 0 5 E m b a r k o n a n E x c i t i n g & E n r i c h i n g E x p e r i e n c e ! $8 $5 Per Adult VISIT TODAY! Memberships start at $60 Birthday Parties Group Visits Overnight Packages Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Per Child CHECK FOR MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION
January - April 2023 9 Activities utdoor games rawing & painting Theme Weeks Field trips AY, 2023 FUN & CREATIVE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR BOYS & GIRLS 3-11 YEARS OLD More Information BTPD SUMMER 815-933-9905 DAY CAMP Registration Starts Camp Begins MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2023 OPEN HOUSE MAY 9 Our Before and After School Program is a daily program that is also available on early dismissal days. All participants must be pre-registered at least 3 business days before attending and must attend school in Bradley or Bourbonnais. If You Are In Need Of Services Before And After School, We Have A Solution For You! Ages : Kindergarten - 5th grade, Before and After School, excluding holidays! Limited enrollment, call for availability. There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee per student. No Online registration. Be sure to read the parent manual Online at 2022 BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

3 - 4 year old program

The 3 - 4 thematic based program is designed for one of a child’s first experiences in a “school setting.” Our program will stress socialization, cooperative play, fine motor skills, sharing, following directions and the beginning of letter and name recognition. Children must be 3 by September 1, 2022

4 - 5 years old program

The 4 -5 phonics based curriculum develops the academic and social skills needed for entering kindergarten. Learning centers, structured activities, socialization, cooperative play, dramatic play and sharing are part of this program. Children must be 4 by September 1, 2022

A specially designed, hands-on curriculum includes• Phonics & Reading • Educational
Trips • Math &
Projects • Music & Movement • Learning Centers • Fine Motor Skills Low student to teacher ratio Exceptional Preschool Staff Full gymnasium and spacious playground
Session Options Monthly sessions run September 2022 - May 2023 AGES: 3 - 4 years and 4 - 5 years DAYS: 2 days (Tu/Th), 3 day (M/W/F), or 5 day (M - F) TIME:
FEES: 2 Day Resident
$115/month • 3 Day Resident
$151/month • 5 Day Resident - $235/month NO ONLINE REGISTRATION Registration form & $40 non-refundable fee is required. (multi-child discount available). A copy of birth certificate and immunization record is required Additional programs may extend your child’s day. Missed days due to vacation, illness, etc. are not pro-rated. Tuition prices are subject to change.
8:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Preschool Programs

Kindergarten Prep

Ages 4 - 5

Help your child prepare for Kindergarten. We will review and work on language, math, science, and social studies instruction. This class will expand preschool knowledge and enhance the learning your child has already experienced. We ask that children enrolled have a previous preschool background for this class and meet screening requirements, including identifying numbers 1-9 and most letters. Drop-off program. Parents do not stay. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 18.


311089-A 1/23–2/8 M & W 1:00–2:30 pm $55

Art in the Kitchen • Ages 3 - 5

Does your little one love to help you in the kitchen and want to take part in cooking? We will create art with our food, learn new recipes and enjoy our creations. It is sure to be a yummy good time! Let’s explore the possibilities together. Be prepared to get messy. Drop-off program. Parents do not stay. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 8.


311969-A 3/13–3/17 M, W, F 12:30–1:30 pm $36

Cowboy Days • Ages 3 - 5

Learn about the cowboy lifestyle. Kids will wear cowboy vests, decorate their own “horse” to ride, and “roast” hot dogs over the campfire. This is sure to be a rootin’ tootin’ time. YEEHAW!!! A cowboy hat and bandana will be available for purchase on the day of the program for an additional $6 while supplies last. This is a drop-off program, parents do not stay. Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 23.


311606-A 2/27–3/3 M, W, F 1:00–2:30 pm $38

Safari Around the World • Ages 3 - 5

Put on your safari gear and join us for a journey around the world. Each day we will visit a new country and learn about the animals native to that region. Fun will be had through stories, hands-on activities, and art. Drop-off program. Parents do not stay.


311986-A 4/17–5/5 M & F 1:00 - 2:30 pm $55

Preschool Programs

Recreation Station

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Youth & Teen Programs

All programs located at the RECREATION STATION unless noted.

Classic Board Game Night & Pizza Party All Ages

What’s better than eating pizza and playing classic games on a Friday night with your friends and family? We will break out all of your favorite nostalgic games from decades past. Do you like Monopoly, Stratego, Battleship, or Yahtzee? How about Candyland, Sorry, or Chutes and Ladders? Join us for an evening of friendly competition and fun! Families are encouraged to sign up! Pizza and drinks will be provided.


331506-A 2/3 F 6:00–8:30 pm $16

Babysitting 101 • Ages 12 - 16

Join us and learn the basics involved in babysitting. This course provides individuals ages 12 - 16 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. This training will help participants develop useful skills in basic first aid, diaper changing, crafts and snacks, games and activities. The fee includes a handbook and certificate. American Heart Association CPR certification is available for an additional fee.


331903-B 4/4 - 4/18 Tu 6:00–8:00 pm $55 331903-C 4/4 - 4/25 Tu 6:00–8:00 pm $85


Coco & Crafts • All Ages

Spend the morning creating cool winter craft projects while sipping yummy hot cocoa with us. An adult must accompany children and are welcome at no charge.


305221-A 2/20 M 10:00–10:45 am $9

Glitz and Glam: Hair and Makeup Tutorial All Ages

Are you ready to take your hair and makeup game to the next level? Then join us for Glitz and Glam 2023! Our expert instructors are licensed cosmetologists and will show you the ins and outs of doing hair and makeup for formal events, such as the BTPD Sweetheart Dance on February 11! Refreshments provided. Join us for fun! Fee includes both parent and child. Both parents and children need to be registered. *Please bring your own makeup; we will supply the hair pins.


361907-A 2/7 Tu

Strategic Board Games & Pizza Night Ages 13 & Older

Do you love playing classic and current strategic board games but don’t have opponents to play against or the time to organize a game? Well then, this Game Night is for you! Join us for pizza, refreshments, and friendly competition. See who can save the world from anarchy and authoritarian dictatorships or transform history as we know it! It’s guaranteed to be a blast, and we will offer Risk, Axis and Allies, Stratego, Chess, and Pandemic.

ID# DATE DAY 335132-A 2/24 F

Youth & Teen Programs

Recreation Station


Youth Athletics Programs

Tiny Tigers Confidence Course • Ages 4 - 6

Children will learn the basics of this Korean Martial art and areas of safety, concentration, awareness and respect, while having fun with the certified instructors, under the direction of Senior Master Instructor Steven Lemner. Classes taught at Lemners Soo Bahk Do, 485 W. Broadway, Bradley.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 321473-A 1/10–1/31 Tu 4:30–5:15 pm $20 321473-B 3/7–3/28 Tu 4:30–5:15 pm $20

Kids Safe Confidence Course Ages 7 - 14

Children will learn the basics of this Korean Martial art and areas of safety, concentration, awareness and respect, while having fun with the certified instructors, under the direction of Senior Master Instructor Steven Lemner. Classes taught at Lemners Soo Bahk Do, 485 W. Broadway, Bradley.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 321474-A 1/11–2/1 W 4:30–5:15 pm $20 321474-B 3/8–3/29 W 4:30–5:15 pm $20

Beginning Kid Kenpo Ages 5 -


During the initial period, the student will learn the basics of the system, get plenty of exercise and gain a ton of confidence. A confident child can overcome anything that comes their way. 8th Degree Kenpo Karate Black Belt and 10-time Hall of Fame Inductee Bernie Gorak II teaches the class. Program located at Martial Arts Academy, 236 W. Broadway, Bradley.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 321466-A 2/4–2/18 Sa 9:30–9:55 am $20 121466-A 5/6–5/20 Sa 9:30–9:55 am $20

Kenpo Kids Ages 7 – 12

During the initial period, the student will learn the basics of the system, get plenty of exercise and gain a ton of confidence. A confident child can overcome anything that comes their way. Program located at Martial Arts Academy, 236 W. Broadway, Bradley.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 321478-A 2/4–2/18 Sa 10:00–10:30 am $20 121478-A 5/6–5/20 Sa 10:00–10:30 am $20

Little Dragons • Ages 3 - 4

Little Dragons Kenpo Karate classes focus on developing gross motor development and eye-hand-body coordination while engaging in fun Kenpo Karate exercises. Classes are designed by highly regarded Head Instructor Bernie Gorak, an 8th Degree Kenpo Black Belt. Enthusiastic dragons learn stances, blocks, techniques, and sparring strategies. Program located at Martial Arts Academy, 236 W. Broadway Bradley.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 324788-A 2/4–2/18 Sa 9:00–9:25 am $20 124788-A 5/6–5/20 Sa 9:00–9:25 am $20 Athletics

All programs located at the RECREATION STATION unless noted.

Recreation Station

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Ages 3 - 6

child can take on soccer, softball/baseball, and basketball in this three-week program! This program is dedicated to help your little baller decide where his or her love might end up. During these three weeks, participants will learn the basics of each activity, and each week will be dedicated to each specific sport. Not sure what your child might want to take on? Equipment needed: Shin guards, glove, tennis shoes, and water bottle. Program located at Perry Farm Park Field near the main parking lot and Recreation Station for the basketball portion.

14 Email if interested! COACHES NEEDED Give
Instructors are
L E T ' S P L A Y B O U RBONNA I S TOWNS H PI PARK D ISTRICT REGISTRATION DEADLINE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27 S I G N U P N O W ! Register your child in our youth basketball league at Recreation Station League begins Monday, January 9 Monday night practices Saturday morning games Fee: $90 for Residents $105 for Non-Residents B A L L ! AGES 4 - 7 Youth Athletics Programs Find your
ID# DATE DAY TIME FE 311425-A 4/10–4/26 M & W 5:00–5:45 pm $80 311425-B 4/10–4/26 M & W 5:45–6:30 pm $80
back to
inspire our youth by creating a positive environment that promotes self confidence and self esteem.
fundamental skills to children while emphasizing skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun.
needed for
Basketball & T-Ball
for the game! •

Willowhaven Park Nature Center Programs

Willowhaven Live Animal Presentation All


Please join us for an animal experience at the Willowhaven Nature Center. An interpreter will host a hands-on presentation of live animals, including a turtle, snakes, invertebrates, and more. Personal meet and greets will follow the presentation. We ask for a $2 suggested donation for the program to help care for our animal friends. Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited.


305916-B 3/4 Sa 10:00–10:45 am $2 305916-C 3/21 Tu 10:00–10:45 am $2

My Valentine & Me Tea Time • All Ages

Spend the morning with a special family member as we create nature-themed valentine projects while enjoying tea & juice at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited. A parent or guardian is required to stay for the program at no charge.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE/DOOR 315215-A 2/10 F 10:00 - 10:45 am $10/$12

Shamrock Hunt • Ages 1 - 6

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Willowhaven Nature Center with activities including a shamrock hunt, craft, leprechaun games, and prizes. A snack is included. Don’t forget to wear something green! Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited. A parent or guardian is required to stay for the program at no charge.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE/DOOR 312932-A 3/17 F 10:00–10:45 am $10/$12

Sneaky Snakes All Ages

Spend your spring break checking out real live snakes at the Willowhaven Nature Center! Learn about local snakes as well as snakes found around the world. The program includes a wiggly wooden snake craft to take home. Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited. A parent or guardian is required to stay for the program at no charge.


315920-A 3/22 W 10:00–10:45 am $8/$9

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt • All Ages

Join us on a scavenger hunt through Willowhaven Park to find items like leaves, seeds, and more. All participants will receive a fun prize to take home. Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited. A parent or guardian is required to stay for the program at no charge.


315939-A 3/23 Th 10:00–11:00 am $6/$7 315939-B 4/6 Th 10:00–10:45 am $6/$7

Spring Fling Party • All Ages

The Easter Bunny is visiting the Willowhaven Nature Center for a special night of springtime fun! Participants will get to visit with the Easter bunny, make a cute craft and go on a special egg hunt! Snacks and refreshments are included. A paid adult must accompany children. Discounted rates are available for families of 4 or more members. Maximum of 8 participants per table. Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited, fills up quickly. Please register all family members attending.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 305520-A 3/31 F 6:00–7:15 pm $10

Fuzzy Spring Chicks • Ages 5 & Older

Celebrate spring with a cute craft project where participants learn to make little chicks from yarn. The program includes all supplies and a few fun extras to celebrate the season. Pre-registration is not required; however, space is limited. A parent or guardian is required to stay for the program at no charge.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE/DOOR 325272-A 4/7 F 11:00–11:45 am $8/$9


Nature Programs

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Earth Day at the Nature Center
3 – 5 Celebrate Earth Day at the Willowhaven Nature Center with a gardening project that is perfect for preschoolers! This activity includes gardening kits with pots, watering can, mini shovel, seeds, soil, and stickers that your little one can take home!
required; however, space is limited.
stay for the program at no charge.
Pre-registration is not
A parent or guardian is welcome to
10:00 -
am $10/$11
16 Sweetheart Dance 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. RECREATION STATION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 $35 per couple $18 extra child All Ages Welcome! Celebrate Valentine's Day by bringing your special someone for dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities while enjoying music by DJ! All ages and families are welcome! Don’t wait, this event fills up fast! REGISTER ONLINE ID#301529-A Saturday, February 4, 2023 Give the gift of experience! Tickets Available Online Only Wednesday, December 14, at 9:00 a.m. tour



Doors open at 4:30 P.M., dinner at 5:00 P.M. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 1 by 1:00 P.M.

January - April 2023 17 St.PatrickCelebration A n n u a l B O U R B O N N A I S T O W N S H I P P A R K D I S T R I C T V I L L A G E O F B O U R B O N N A I S & V I L L A G E O F B R A D L E Y Saturday, April 1 Perry Farm Park 10:00 a.m. Ages 10 & Under Bring A Basket or Bag Meet the Easter Bunny
14 Quality Inn, 800 N. Kinzie
Bradley Ages: 55 & Older (Bourbonnais Township Residents Only)
Join us
On Monday, January 30, registration for the annual Old Fashioned Irish Dinner begins!
for a night of fun with
friends. The Village of Bradley, Village of Bourbonnais, Bourbonnais Township and the Bourbonnais Township Park District make this program possible and are pleased to offer it once again to Bourbonnais Township residents. To register, stop by the Recreation Station at 770 E. Franklin Street in Bradley. Sorry no carry out or doggy bags allowed.
Spring Fling Party
is visiting for a special night of springtime fun! Participants will get to visit
Snacks and refreshments
A paid adult must accompany children.
is not required; however, space is limited and fills up quickly. Discounted rates are available for families of 4 or more members. $10 each Open to All Ages $10 Per Person ID# 305520-A
Friday, March 31 • 6:00
7:15 p.m. Willowhaven Nature Center
Easter Bunny
with the Easter bunny,
go on a special egg hunt!
are included.

BTPD Trips

All trips leave from RECREATION STATION unless noted.

All trips are subject to change. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Four Winds Casino • Ages 21 & Older

Experience the excitement at Four Winds Casino, the premier Midwest casino in New Buffalo, MI. The odds are in your favor when you play the hottest casino games and experience thousands of new and exciting slots ranging in denomination from 1 cent to $100. Four winds in the only slots in the area to offer million-dollar jackpots with many exciting table games! A Valid ID must be presented at the casino to receive package. $10 food voucher, $15 free slot play, and transportation included. Must Pre-register ten days ahead of the trip date.


341308-A 1/18 W 8:30 am–6:30 pm $35

341308-B 3/23 Th 8:30 am–6:30 pm $35

Museum of Science and Industry • All Ages

Join us for a Saturday excursion to Chicago’s worldrenowned Museum of Science and Industry! This trip will surely stimulate the mind and nourish your curiosity about all things Terrestrial and beyond! Why fight through Chicago traffic and pay for parking when you can ride in style and comfort with us? Each registration includes round trip transportation, admission tickets to the museum, admission and guided tour of the U-505 Submarine, and admission to the Coal Mine Exhibit! Registration Deadline: Friday, January 27.

Dine & Dash • All Ages

Join the BTPD for a travel lunch series full of food and adventure. Once a month we will venture off to a different distinguished restaurant. Our first visit will take us to Main Street Pizzeria in quaint Clifton. This restaurant is a local culinary hotspot with fabulous pizza and sandwiches. On our second visit, we will sojourn to Station 21 in Crown Point, IN. Station 21 has beautiful ambience, sumptuous fare, and is a precious slice of small town America. Lastly, on our third journey, we will head to the Fire Pit Bar and Grill in Peotone! Enjoy delicious lunch fare hand made in house with a twist! Fire Pit is close to home and is sure to impress! So come and relax, socialize, and dine well with the BTPD! Registration required at least one week in advance, so reservations may be made. Only transportation is included in the fee.


351007-A 1/25 Main Street Pizzeria W 10:30 am–1:30 pm $11

351007-B 3/1 Station 21 W 10:00 am–2:00 pm $16

351007-C 4/19 Fire Pit Bar & Grill W 10:30 am–1:30 pm $11

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 301328-A 2/11 Sa 9:00 am–4:00 pm $75

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks • All Ages

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Chicago Bulls take on their heated divisional rival, the Milwaukee Bucks, at the United Center in Chicago! Get your game face on along with your Bulls gear because this game will be televised on TNT! It’s a theme night that also features an amazing giveaway! We’ll take you on the bus, so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of driving. Game Time is 6:30p. Tickets are located in Section 331, Rows 15-16. *Tickets and transportation included. Registration Deadline: Monday, January 16.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 301324-A 2/16 Th 3:30–11:00 pm $150


Trips Recreation Station

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs All Ages

Come and cheer on your Chicago Blackhawks live at the United Center in Chicago as they take on their Original six rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs!! Before the game, the BTPD group will have 2 hours to tour the 5/3rd Bank Practice Facility, free skate on the practice rink, and enjoy a delicious buffet. Skates for the free skate are included in the program fee. The bus ride will make it easy for you to enjoy the game with friends and family without the hassle of the Chicago traffic and parking fees. Tickets are located in rows 1-4 of Section 308! Game Time is 5:00 pm, and the best part is the next day is President’s Day... so the kids will have the day off of school! Transportation, NHL Gameday Experience at 5/3rd arena with buffet, and game tickets included. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 18.


301315-A 2/19 Su 1:30–10:00 pm $155

Cabin Fever Getaway • All Ages

Beat the winter blues with a three-day trip to incomparable Galena, Illinois! Galena is a small mid-Western town on the Mississippi River well known for its natural beauty, shopping, culinary excellence, wintertime skiing at Chestnut Mountain, and historical significance. This trip includes three days and two nights at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, a delectable dinner buffet upon arrival, breakfast each morning, resort recreation fee, hotel tax, and all taxes and gratuities on the meals. Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa has an indoor pool, sauna, a nightly bonfire for cuddling and s’mores, access to all Nordic sports, and an outdoor ice-skating rink! This Getaway is ideal for couples, families, travel aficionados, and anyone who appreciates the great outdoors in late winter! The Cabin Fever Getaway is the perfect Christmas Gift for anyone, especially those who are difficult to shop for!!! *Strict Refund Policy set by Eagle Ridge. Transportation included in Section A and C fees. Spa treatments need to be booked 30 days in advance to ensure availability.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 341320-A 3/–3/5 F–Su 3:00–6:00 pm $430 with transportation with double occupancy 341320-B 3/3–3/5 F–Su 3:00–6:00 pm $365 without transportation with double occupancy 341320-C 3/3–3/5 F–Su 3:00–6:00 pm $615 with transportation, single occupancy 341320-D 3/3–3/5 F–Su 3:00 - 6:00 pm $535 without transportation, single occupancy

Fireside Theater All Ages

“76 Trombones marching in the Parade “...we know you just hummed that catchy melody as you read that! Us too! Take a fanciful journey to The Fireside Theater in idyllic Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and enjoy Meredith Wilson’s timeless classic, Music Man. This experience includes a wonderful lunch at the theater followed by a memorable performance of Music Man. We will stop halfway through the journey for restrooms and refreshments. Lunch and transportation included. A cash bar is available.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 301417-A 3/9 Th 7:00 am–7:00 pm $136

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BTPD Trips

Art Institute of Chicago–Dali Exhibit

All Ages

Explore the imaginative dream world created by the iconic Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali at the worldrenowned Art Institute of Chicago. This temporary exhibit won’t be in town for long, so don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the best works of all genres with your friends and family! Don’t fight the traffic and pay for parking when BTPD can handle all of that for you. Don’t forget to pack some snacks and refreshments to enjoy on the bus. Registration fee includes museum admission, exhibit tickets, and transportation.


301418-A 3/25 Sa 9:00 am–4:00 pm $77

Tulip Time All Ages

Heralded as America’s Best Small Town Festival, the Tulip Time Festival is dedicated to honoring Holland, Michigan’s Dutch heritage. Experience a showcase of millions of tulips, world-renowned Dutch Dancers, artisan markets, quilt shows, and more! Don’t forget to bring extra spending money for treats and goodies you may pick up along the way. Bus will stop at a Rest Stop to make a bathroom break halfway through the voyage. Transportation included.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 301394-A 5/10 W 7:00 am–6:30 pm $35

Craft and Cask Caravan Pub/Winery Crawl Ages 21 & Older

Welcome to the first of many Craft and Cask Pub Crawls! On this particular journey, we will chart a course on our trusty BTPD coach bus to the north and east of the BradleyBourbonnais area stopping at seven local craft breweries in Illinois and Indiana. At each stop, participants can sample some delightful artisanal brews and enjoy tasty small plates while reveling in pleasant fraternity and stimulating conversation. Registration fee includes transportation only. Must be 21 or older to register.


341331-A 4/29 Sa 10:30 am–6:00 pm $30

Fireside Theater • All Ages

Mother’s Day 2.0! Why? Because we can’t get enough of celebrating all those wonderful ladies in our lives! So let’s continue the fanfare by taking a tour to the unparalleled Fireside Theater in idyllic Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. We will enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Brunch followed by a tremendously hilarious performance of Grumpy Old Men! We will stop halfway for restrooms and refreshments. Transportation, brunch, and show tickets are included in the fee. A cash bar is available. So let’s go for the brunch and stay for the laughs! Don’t miss out on this one; tickets will sell out quickly!


101417-A 5/21 Su 7:00 am–7:00 pm $141


Adult & Bilingual Programs

All programs located at the RECREATION STATION

Whispers from Heaven • Ages 16 & Older

Join us for an evening of love, laughter, and tears as Intuitive Medium Missy Hart delivers messages from your loved ones that have crossed over. This evening will be filled with healing and evidence that your loved ones are still with you and are doing well on the other side. She works with a high standard of integrity and has been sharing her gifts for over 15 years with people from all over the world and looks forward to sharing it with you. Catered Hors D’oeuvres will be available for this special night. You don’t want to miss out!


341504-A 2/10 F 6:00–9:00 pm $50

Tertulia (Spanish Conversation Club)

All Ages

Quieres practicar tu espanol? Te gusta beber el te o el cafe con companeros? If so, Tertulia Conversation Club is for you! Every second and fourth Monday of the month, we will meet at one of the incomparable BTPD properties to discuss thematic topics du jour and build community while enjoying a warm cup of our favorite beverages and delectable snacks. Tertulia is open to all intermediate to advanced students of Spanish to broaden our cultural appreciation and deepen our conversational abilities in the Spanish language. Participants must register 48 hours prior to each day they wish to participate.


341976-A 1/9 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-B 1/23 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-C 2/13 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-D 2/27 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-E 3/13 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-F 3/27 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-G 4/10 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-H 4/24 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

341976-I 5/8 M 9:30–10:30 am $6

Don’t be a Victim [Women’s Self Defense] Ages 18 & Older

The adult course will guide them through self-defense and why Kenpo is an explosive system to learn. Classes will be taught by 8th Degree Kenpo Karate Black Belt and 10-time Hall of Fame Inductee Bernie Gorak II. *Program Located at Martial Arts Academy, 236 W. Broadway, Bradley.


341457-A 3/4 - 3/11 Sa 9:00–10:00 am $20

Viva Espana! Taste of Spain Bilingual Cooking Class • Ages 21 & Older

Join us on a culinary adventure as we explore the world as described by Ernest Hemingway through food and drink! Have you ever wondered how Spanish cuisine differs from other Spanish-speaking nations? Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare three delicious recipes typical of various regions of Spain! Over the course of 2 hours, we will make authentic gazpacho, tortilla Espanola, and sangria. For fun, the instructor will include some terms and explanations in Spanish; however, speaking Spanish is not necessary to enjoy this program! Time permitting, we may even fry up churros with chocolate for dessert. So bring your appetite, curiosity, and willingness to try new things! This program is guaranteed to be a memorable experience or, as they say, “Una experiencia inolvidable”! All materials are included in the registration fee, and sangria will be made with and without alcohol.


AP341977-A 4/15 Sa 12:00–2:30 pm $25

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Adult Programs Recreation Station

Adult Athletics

Adult Athletics Programs

All programs located at the RECREATION STATION unless noted.

Pickleball Social Ages 16 & Older

Enjoy a night of pickleball and pizza. All equipment will be included but feel free to bring your own. This will allow you to meet new pickleball players and snack on some yummy food while doing it! Who doesn’t like a good old competition? Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 pm.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 341448-A 3/17 F 5:00–7:00 pm $14

Sweet, Sweet Yoga Ages 18 & Older

Are you looking for a solution to chase the winter gloom away? We’ve got it! Enjoy all levels of Hatha flow yoga practice under soft ambient lighting paired with the decadent sweetness of chocolate. Both are scientifically proven to elevate your mood! Welcome sweetness and happiness to your world! Grab your mat and join us in the beautiful barn at Willowhaven! *Program located at Willowhaven Nature Center.

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 341871-A 1/20 F 6:30–7:30 pm $13

Un- “Wined” Yoga Ages 21 & Older

“Wine” down from the “busy” of the week and welcome the gift of stillness in the beautiful Willowhaven barn. This candlelight yoga practice will provide a moving meditation inviting you to flow into a peaceful weekend. Each participant receives a complimentary glass of wine or nonalcoholic bubbly. *Program located at Willowhaven Nature Center.*

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 341874-A 3/3 F 6:30–7:30 pm $15

Adult Fitness Programs

All programs located at the RECREATION STATION unless noted.

Ages 18 &


Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines badminton, table tennis and tennis all in one! Come enjoy a morning meeting new friends and some friendly competition!

Spin Class

Spinning is great for people at all fitness levels. The instructor is full of energy and encouragement! A participant in the popular cycling workout can burn more than 500 calories while toning the legs, glutes, and increasing cardiovascular endurance. At any level, spinning promises to be a fun and rewarding workout.

In this class you will be using step up blocks and resistance bands to help tone and define your muscles. We will provide the opportunity everyone is looking for to tighten their upper and lower body while improving confidence and self-esteem. This workout is for everyone! Steps and bands optional.

Older. $25 a month unlimited classes. $10 one time fee due at registration Get Fit
TIMES Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 8:45a - 12:00p Pickleball 5:30 - 6:30p Spin Get Fit Get Fit

Valentine’s Day Social and Luncheon

Ages 55 & Older

Enjoy a fun afternoon of food, friends, treats, and Valentine-themed games. Stay and play games or socialize with friends. Registration Deadline: Monday, February 6, at 1:00 pm.


351520-A 2/13 M 10:30 am–12:00 pm $20/$18

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon • Ages 55 & Older

Join us and start your day off super LUCKY!!! We will have the famous corned beef and cabbage lunch and some sweet snacks to top it all off! Don’t go away too soon, as we will finish the luncheon with some fun games! Feel free to stay and go crazy with all your gold on our weekly BINGO games and prizes from noon to 2 pm! Lunch will be served at 11:00 am. Registration Deadline: Monday, February 27, at 1:00 pm.


351521-A 3/6 M 10:30 am–12:00 pm $22


351538-A 3/31 F 5:00

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BINGO & Pizza Night Ages 55 & Older
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Prizes will be awarded until gone!
- 7:00 pm $16 55+ Active Pass Register today for this 55+ Active Pass! This pass will save you money! Benefits Include: • Free Card Parties & .50 BINGO. Monday - Thursday • Seasonal brochure discounts on selected Senior Programs. Yearly Membership Fee • Individual $65 • Couple $90 Bingo/Card Parties (AP Discount) Join us each weekday afternoon for BINGO or cards at the Children’s Safety Center. Pre-registration is not required. Purchase Active Pass and $AVE! Card locations are subject to change on occasion or cancellations may occur. Visit for updates or call 815-933-9905 to be added to the BTPD Senior Phone List 747 Stratford Dr. E., Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Day Time Activity Fee/AP Monday 12:00 - 2:00p BINGO $2/$.50 Tuesday 12:00 - 3:00p Euchre $2/FREE Wednesday 12:00 - 3:00p Canasta $2/FREE Thursday 12:00 - 3:00p Euchre $2/FREE Active Adults Programs 55+ All programs located at the RECREATION STATION unless noted.

Active Adults Fitness 55+

SilverSneakers® Flex™ Chair Aerobics

Move to the music and exercise in a chair. Exercises are designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily life. Hand-held weights and elastic tubing with handles are provided.

M, W, & F 9:00 - 9:50a

SilverSneakers® Flex™ Classic Senior Aerobics

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily life. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance. Chairs are available if needed for seated or standing support.

M, W, & F 10:00 - 10:50a

Senior HIIT Class

This is a faster paced class where you will go through exercises to target your entire body in a little over 45 minutes. This class will make your everyday motions/activities a little easier. Come improve your strength and health one movement at a time.

Tuesdays 9:00 - 9:50a

SilverSneakers® Flex™ Gentle Yoga for Healthy Bones

Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Fridays 11:00 - 11:45a

All programs located at the RECREATION STATION unless noted.

Therapeutic Tai Chi Ages 55 & Older

This class will consist of therapeutic Tai Chi, chair exercises, full-body stretching, a basic 9-form Tai Chi set, and Qi Gong. All with a focus on balance and mobility with time for contemplation. This class is guaranteed to leave you feeling energized without breaking a sweat. Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet will teach this class. Funding for this class is provided through a grant from Age Guide. This class is free, but pre-registration is required!

ID# DATE DAY TIME FEE 341817-A 1/11–3/1 W 11:00 am–12:00 pm FREE

Aqua Fit

Jump right into our aqua fit classes and build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, our aqua aerobics class are easy on your joints, yet challenging enough to help you reach new levels of fitness. Due to their low impact format, this water class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Participants may bring their own water shoes if desired. Showers & locker rooms available. *You must wear a mask entering/ leaving and walking around the building but the mask can be taken off once entering the pool.*

Thursdays 9:00

- 9:45a at Westwood Oaks Ct, Kankakee

All BTPD Active Adult Fitness Members will have access to Riverside Senior Life Communities Gym on Thursday’s from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Aqua Fit from 9:00 am - 9:45 am, and Open Swim from 9:45 am-12:00 pm. *You must wear a mask at all times in the facility*

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00 - 9:50a 10:00 - 10:50a Chair Aerobics (ongoing) Chair Aerobics (ongoing) Senior HIIT (ongoing) Chair Aerobics (ongoing) Senior Aerobics (ongoing) Senior Aerobics (ongoing) Senior Aerobics (ongoing) Gentle Yoga (ongoing) Pickleball Open Gym (ongoing) 8:45a-12:00p Aqua Fit 9:00-9:45a 11:00a - 11:45a Open Swim 9:45a-12:00p Senior Life Gym 9:00a-12:00p Tai Chi (1/11- 3/1) 11:00a-12:00p
January - April 2023 Everything You Will Need Wide array of affordable indoor and outdoor seating for your party or special event. Whether it is a wedding, banquet, corporate gathering or family picnic - BTPD makes it memorable. RECREATION STATION 770 E. Franklin, Bradley Multi Purpose Room • 120 capacity • Tables included Set-up fee applies • Electricity WILLOWHAVEN NATURE CENTER 1451 N. 4000 E. Rd., Kankakee Main Exhibit Hall • 95 capacity • Tables included Set-up fee applies • Electricity Pavilion • 150 capacity • 18 Picnic Tables Under • Electricity PERRY FARM PARK 459 N. Kennedy Drive Gazebo • 36 capacity • Tables - 4 under; 6 around • Electricity Pavilion • 120 capacity • 18 Picnic Tables Under • Electricity DIAMOND POINT PARK 6279 N. 1000 W. Rd, Bourbonnais Ball Fields • 6 Fields • Electricity Special Events or Rentals: Call 815-933-9905 or visit for more information
26 Household Registration by phone is not accepted. Full payment is due at the time of registration. If a program fills, interested participants will be No smoking or tobacco products on all BTPD properties. WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND PERMISSION TO SECURE TREATMENT REGISTRATION 3 WAYS TO REGISTER Register Online at BTPD.ORG MAIL TO: BTPD Registration 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 In Person - Visit Perry Farm House, Recreation Station, or Exploration Station...a children's museum

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Insurance Disclaimer: The Bourbonnais Township Park District does not carry premises medical payments insurance coverage. The Park District is a local public entity and is subject to the Illinois Governmental and Governmental Employee Tort Immunity Act that provides certain immunities and defenses to claims for damages made against local public entities. Without these statutory immunities, fees associated with recreational activities, programs, properties and/or facilities could well be prohibitive.

Facility Locations

Diamond Point Park 6279 N 1000 W Road

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Featuring Splashpad, Picnic Shelter & Playground

Perry Farm Park House Administrative Office 459 N. Kennedy Drive Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Phone: 815-933-9905 ext. 1

Mon – Fri 9a – 1p

Recreation Station 770 E. Franklin Bradley, IL 60915

Phone: 815-933-9905 ext. 2

Mon 8:30a – 5p

Tues - Fri 8:30a – 1p

Exploration Station®

1095 W. Perry St. Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Phone: 815-933-9905 ext. 3

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Willowhaven Park & Nature Center

1451 N 4000 E Road Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone: 815-933-9905 ext. 4

Tue – Fri 9a – 1p for weekend hours

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28 Bourbonnais Township PA RK DISTRIC T 459 N Kennedy Drive Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Easter Egg Hunt 815-933-9905 or UPCOMING EVENTS C h e c k O u t O u r U p c o m i n g E v e n t s t h i s Y e a r ! A g e s 4 - 7 c a n l e a r n t h e f u n d a m e n t a l s o f b a s k e t b a l l . R e g i s t r a t i o n d e a d l i n e i s T u e s d a y , D e c e m b e r 2 7 J a n 9 Little Ones Basketball League Chocolate Tour S i x t h a n n u a l C h o c o l a t e T o u r t i c k e t s o n S a l e s t a r t i n g D e c e m b e r 1 4 4 F e b St. Patrick Celebration R e i g s t r a t i o n b e g i n s J a n u a r y 3 0 f o r t h e a n n u a l O l d F a s h i o n e d I r i s h D i n n e r 14 M a r E a s t e r B u n n y i s v i s i t i n g W i l l o w h a v e n N a t u r e C e n t e r f o r S p r i n g t i m e F u n ! 31 Spring Fling Party Bourbonnais Township Park District F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n : A n n u a l E a s t e r E g g H u n t a t P e r r y F a r m P a r k s t a r t s a t 1 0 a m F r e e E v e n t ! A p r 1 Bunny Bonanza E x p l o r a t i o n S t a t i o n f a v o r i t e ! M a k e b u n n y e a r s , d e c o r a t e a b a s k e t a n d m u c h m o r e ! 7 A p r R e g i s t r a t i o n s t a r t s M o n d a y , A p r i l 1 0 . K i d s w i l l e n j o y a v a r i e t y o f a c t i v i t i e s d u r i n g m o n t h s o f J u n e , J u l y & A u g u s t ! 5 Summer Day Camps J u n e C e l e b r a t e V a l e n t i n e ' s D a y a t t h e R e c r e a t i o n S t a t i o n . 11 Sweetheart Dance