2023 Fall Program Guide

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Itasca Pa r k D ist r i ct Fall Registration Begins Monday, August 7 Program dates are subject to change. Visit us online for the latest information.
Sunday, November 26 Winter Wonderland Hours of Operation* Weekends: NOW-September 4 Sat & Sun . . . .11:30am–6pm Holidays have weekend hours Weekdays: NOW-August 11 M-F . . . . .10am–12pm (Family Interactive Pool Morning Swim) M/W/F 10am–12pm (Adult Lap Swim) M-TH 12:30–5pm, 6:30–8:30pm-Limited Amenities F 12:30–5pm Back to School Hours: August 16-September 1, weather & staff permitting
Monday, Sep 4 Schedule is subject to change starting August 1 ■ Check our website itascaparkdistrict.com Take a stroll through the Itasca Winter Wonderland at Usher Park this winter season. Plan to create new holiday memories with your family and friends as you are dazzled by all the holiday displays throughout the park. Itasca Park Dist rict Waterpark Itasca Pa r k D ist r ict

General Information

Linda Aiani (1994-2025)

Hansen (2001-2029)

Itasca Park District Board Meetings

The Park Board typically meets the third Monday of each month at 6:15 pm. Please call to confirm dates and times. Meetings take place at the Rec Center, 350 E. Irving Park Road, we encourage your attendance.

Park District Facilities

Maryfran H. Leno . . . . . . . .Executive Director of Parks and Recreation Nathan Kinsinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Superintendent of Finance, HR & IT Lily Medina . . . . . . . . . .Superintendent of Marketing & Communications Jennifer Benitez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registrar Anita Depa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accounting & Human Resource Supervisor Pete Stankiewicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Risk Manager Recreation Sandy Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . .Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities Chris Carling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nature & Recreation Supervisor Isaac Urow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Athletic Supervisor Erika Rubo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Recreation Supervisor Griffin Stankiewicz . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aquatic & Fitness Facility Supervisor Parks Matt Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Superintendent of Buildings & Parks Cody Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parks & Building Laborer Alec Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parks & Building Laborer Recreation Center 350 E. Irving Park Road Ph.# 630-773-2257 FAX:# 630-773-4524 Fitness Center 350 E. Irving Park Road Ph.# 630-773-2257, ext. 115 FAX:# 630-773-4524 Itasca Waterpark 100 N. Catalpa Ph.# 630-773-1213 Historical Depot Museum 101 N. Catalpa Ph.# 630-773-3363 Sports Hotline Ph.# 630-616-7558 Springbrook Nature Center 130 S. Forest Ave Ph.# 630-773-5572 Website: itascaparkdistrict.com RegisterOnline: itascaparkdistrict.com/register

Front Desk Closed: ■ Labor Day

■ Thanksgiving Day

■ Christmas Day

■ Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm

■ Friday: 8am-6pm

Fitness Holiday Hours: 7am-1pm New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (CLOSED Christmas Day)

Front Desk Registration Hours:
■ Saturday & Sunday: 9am-1pm Registration Begins: Monday,
August 7 at 8am
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Commissioner Dan Kompanowski (1995-2027) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Secretary Dave
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Board of Commissioners
Keith McClellan (2013-2025)
Craven (1997-2029)

Firearm Concealed Carry Act Notice

The Firearms Concealed Carry Act, which became state law in July 2013 requires an Illinois Concealed Carry License in order to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois. The law forbids carrying a concealed weapon into government buildings, schools and parks. As a requirement of the law, Illinois State Police approved signs indicating the ban are now posted at the Itasca Recreation & Fitness Center and Springbrook Nature Center.

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our recreational programs and facilities
: Maryfran Leno,
of Parks and Recreation E-mail: maryfran@itascaparkdistrict.com Phone:
information about...
Please contact
630.773.2257, ext. 111
Special Events 0.5K Beer & Donut Run ..............6 Bonfire and Brews .................6 National Night Out .................6 Oktoberfest ....................6 Club Friday Night ..................7 Halloween Celebration ...............7 Trick or Treat Trail ..................7 Haunted Trail ....................8 Daddy Daughter Dance ...............8 Dog Obstacle Course ................8 Gingerbread Man Scavenger Hunt .........9 Polar Express Storytime Train............9 Holiday House Decorating Contest 10 You've Been Grinched 11 Candy Cane Hunt 11 Early Childhood Teacups and Tutus ................ 14 Depot Museum Choo Choo Birthday Parties 15 Museum & Caboose Hours ............ 15 Kids Korner Kids Cooking 16 Magic Class 16 Step by Step Drawing 16 Chess Scholars 16 Theater Class 16 World of Watercolors 16 Kids Day Off ................... 17 Klub House 17 Nature Programming After School Art Club ............... 18 Early Release Art 18 Paint-N-Learn Turtles 18 Family Rock Exploration 18 Spectacular Trio 19 Dissecting Owl Pellets 19 Fall pumpkins 19 Sip & Create 19 Full Moon Family Hike 19 Harvest Halloween 19 Owl-O-Ween 19 Kids ‘N Critters 19 Scout Programs .................. 19 Dinosaur Adventures 20 Nature painting .................. 20 Thankful Turkeys 20 Raptors in Your Neighborhood .......... 20 Wacky Science Experiments 20 Holiday Ornaments ................ 20 Winter Young Explorers 20 Junior Naturalist Club 20 Dance 21-23 Gymnastics 24 Youth Athletics Itasca Aces Soccer ................ 25 U6 Micro Soccer 25 Coed Soccer League ............... 25 Pee Wee Tennis 26 Junior Tennis 26 Youth Tennis 26 Tot Hoopsters 26 Adult-Tot Multi-Sport Mania 26 Basketball Shooting 26 Mini Soccer 27 Soccer Skills and Games 27 Adult & Tot Soccer ................ 27 Youth Track & Field 27 Multi-Sport mania ................ 27 Basketball Offense & Defense CDinic 27 IBSL Co-Ed Fall Ball ................ 28 Taekwon Do 28 Little Hoops .................... 30 WIBA Prep Camp 30 WIBA Coed League 30 WIBA Travel League 30 WIBA Boys League 31 WIBA Girls League 31 Open Gym 29 NEDSRA 29 Birthday Parties 33 Teens/’Tweens Club Friday Night 34 Safe Sitter 34 Safe @ Home 34 Teen Twilight Dance 34 Volunteer Opportunities 34 Adult Sports Cup in Hand Kickball 35 Pickleball Open Gym ............... 35 Adult Softball Leagues 35 Adult Beginner Pickleball ............. 35 Active Adults Little Shop of Horrors 36 Brunch & Bingo 36 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 36 Lake Geneva Boat Cruise 36 Beekeeping Observation Program 36 Fitness Fitness Center Hours 40 Yoga ....................... 41 Zumba 41 Seniors in Motion ................. 41 Fit 45 41 Tai Chi ...................... 41 Pilates 41 Personal Training 41

D ear I tasca Park D istrict Patron s:

Our brochure comes out three times a year and I submit my letter months before it is sent to the printer. Well here it is May 26 and I am writing for the fall brochure. School is still in session, the Memorial Day Parade has not stepped off yet and the Waterpark is closed.

A lot of my thoughts are hopes and guesses that everyone had a great summer. Every team won their games, every camp surpassed the expectations, every concert was rain free, every time step was perfection, every dive scored 10, every race was won, every home run was out of the park, every trail was worn down and everyone had the best summer of their lives.

Do you know that the Itasca Dolphins Swim Team celebrated their 50th anniversary this year!

Looking through our summer brochure you saw group pictures, action shots, individual shots, smiles, laughter, friendships and a true sense of team.

The conference standings of 50 years shows how the Dolphins excelled at a sport they truly love.These past swim team members are now parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, lawyers, managers and retirees!

Itasca Park District Mission Statement

The mission of the Itasca Park District is to efficiently and economically provide education, recreation, facilities and open space that are designed to provide health and wellness, social equity and conservation experiences that benefit the community.

Conduct Policy

Behavior: Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make Itasca Park District programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. The Park District reserves the right to develop additional rules for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff and the park board. Participants shall:

■ Show respect to all participants and staff

■ Refrain from using foul language

■ Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants or staff

■ Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, and facilities

Discipline: Itasca Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant for infraction of the code of conduct. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit.

Credit has to be given to the parents of the team as they lived each event, got their child to practice at 6:30 in the morning, cheered, supported, encouraged and consoled.

For 31 years Coach Dan Witteveen led the Dolphins to an unsurmountable record in their conference. It is with deep regret that we have to say good bye. Dan is hanging up his stopwatch and retiring.

Thank you Dan for giving our teams the opportunity of a lifetime. As we enter our fall season I hope you can look back at what the summer of 2023 meant to you and smile.

Accessibility for People with Special Needs

The Itasca Park District welcomes the opportunity to assist guests with disabilities to enjoy ALL of our facilities, programs, and services. Any individual with a special need should contact our staff upon registration so that we can make the necessary accommodations. In addition, the Park District provides other specialized services through NEDSRA. Call 630-620-4500 for further information.

ADA Statement

The Itasca Park District will not discriminate against any eligible participant on the basis of a disabling condition. We invite any participant with a special need to contact our staff upon registration so that a smooth inclusion may occur. In addition to the programs listed on this page, our district provides additional services for people with disabilities through Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association.

Nothing ruins a good program quicker...

than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. Please register one week prior to the first class to avoid disappointment.

General Information 5 Fall 2023 PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Special Events

05K Beer&Donut Run

What is a 0.5K Beer & Donut Run? Some of you may have heard of a 5k, 10k, or even marathons, but what about the 0.5k? We are making your training for this race easier than the rest of them. This is for those who enjoy their Saturday's with a little more laidback style! The race is perfect, just a loop around the Bird Sanctuary; just try not to spill your beer (it's bad for the grass) and finish that donut! There will not be an official timekeeper for the race because we are all winners! Afterwards, kickback and relax where there will be more Church Street Brewery beverages for purchase.

Itasca National Night Out is BACK!

Tuesday, August 1 at 5 pm

Come and enjoy this fun family event. Activities will be held at Itasca Waterpark, Library, Municipal Complex and Fire Station. Enjoy raffles, entertainment, food, DUI course, Police Department tours, Touch-a-Truck, face paint and free Waterpark Entry from 5-9:30pm!


What does my fee include? Your entry fee reserves your spot on race day and qualifies you for participation in the 0.5k Beer & Donut Run and includes an event t-shirt, event race cup, and (oh, by the way) a pint of racing beer from Church Street Brewery and a donut! (Must be registered by September 18th to guarantee t-shirt size)

Must be 21+ to participate. IDs will be checked at check-in. After the event, bring your own chairs to enjoy time with friends. Maximum of 6 people per circle. Please drink responsibly. (ER)

Register by September 1st - $30

Register September 2nd-15th -$ 35

AGE: 21+yrs


Sat Sep 16 10am-12pm $30 EB/$35 240906-01

Or register at itascaparkdistrict.ticketleap.com/beeranddonutrun2023

LOCATION: Bird Sanctuary, 650 N. Rohlwing Road, Itasca


at the Nature Center. Price includes four beer tastings and a s’mores kit. Yard games will be available to use for the night. Beer will be available for purchase. Adults 21 years or older only. No kids permitted at event. Purchase tickets through the park district or at itascaparkdistrict.ticketleap.com/bonfiresandbrews2023


Fri Sep 29 7-9:30 pm $30

CODE : 220721-01

LOCATION: Springbrook Nature Center

DEADLINE: Wed, Sep 20

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BY: Village of Itasca Itasca Park District Join us Sunday at Washington Park for a day filled with games, food truck, police car and fire trucks.
German Food, Music & Entertainment at Washington Park! & Friday, Sept 8th
9th 5pm - 10:30pm Sunday, Sept 10th Family Fun Day 11:30am -
E njoy
Saturday, Sept

Special Events

Itasca WStory alk

Take a walk as you read a book at the Springbrook Nature Center. The Itasca Nature Center has teamed up with the Itasca Library to present a StoryWalk™, a fun way to combine reading and exercising. A series of signs throughout the Nature Center grounds feature spreads from a children’s picture book allowing a reader to follow along with a story by walking. We are featuring “Hoot and Peep!” by Lita Judge. It starts at the loop next to the Nature Center building. This project is sponsored by the Itasca Park District, Itasca Library, and Friends of the Itasca Community Library. New story walk displays were made possible through a partnership with Insomnia 888, an Itasca, Illinois based "trucking company with a social conscience."


Friday Night

Itasca 3rd-5th graders, are you ready for a night full of fun? Our DJ will rock your socks off with the latest hits. Enjoy time with friends as you hang out and compete in exciting contests. Each dance will be filled with energy and music! Concessions will be sold. A signed parent permission slip is required. Come out and bring your friends!

Come an hour early for pizza! $15 for all three hours or $8 for the dance only. (ER)

AGE: 3rd-5th Graders LOCATION: Iris Room

DAY: Fri FEE: $8 for 2-hour option/

DATES: Sep 22, Oct 20, Dec 1 $15 for 3-hour option

TIME: 5:30-8:30pm or 6:30-8:30pm

Halloween Cele a on Itasca

Ready for some Halloween fun? The Itasca Park District and Village of Itasca are excited to invite your family to an afternoon of Halloween activities. Enjoy free pony rides, bounce house, games, pumpkin decorating and more. Participants are encouraged to bring canned food items or nonperishable food items for the Itasca Food Pantry.

$1 donation is recommended per child. (ER)

AGE: All


Sat Oct 7 1-3pm Free

LOCATION: Recreation Center


Trick or Treat Trail

Join the fun at the Trick or Treat Trail! Children along with their parents, will enjoy walking the trail around the Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary while receiving candy and other goodies. This is guaranteed to be scary free fun! (ER)

If an Itasca business would like a table along the trail to pass out treats, contact Erika at erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com.

AGE: 0 to 10yrs


Sat Oct 14 12-1:30pm FREE

LOCATION: Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary on Rohlwing Road


Special Events

Daddy DaughterDance

Dads or other father figures will love dancing the night away at the Daddy Daughter Dance! Participants will enjoy dancing, desserts, crafts, and more on this magical night. Price is per person ages 2 and older. (ER)

AGE: 2+yrs


You will be petrified to enter the trail as your guide leads you through the 1/3 mile loop turned into your worst nightmare. You will be sure to leave trembling. Do you dare to finish the trail? (ER)

*Weather permitting/Cash only

AGE: 11and under with a parent/12+ alone


Tickets purchased at the trail. Cash only.

Sat Oct 21 6-7pm-Family Hour $7/$3 repeat trips

Sat Oct 21 7-9:30pm-Active Scaring* $7/$3 repeat trips

*Last group at 9:15pm

LOCATION: Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary on Rohlwing Road

Free Special Event

This free event is a great opportunity to visit our dog park and challenge your dog through various obstacles that will include jumping over obstacles, weaving through a cone course, ducking through tunnels, and climbing over ramps. They will receiving a special doggy treat at the of the course. Bring your dog ready to test their agility. No registration is required.

AGES: Paws Only

DAY: Tue DATE: Oct 3 TIME: 5:30pm LOCATION: The Barking Lot

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DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Sat Nov 4 6-7:30pm $25/$30 220723-01 LOCATION: Iris Room DEADLINE: Sat Oct 28 MIN/MAX: 20/40

Gingerbread Man Scavenger Hunt

Gingerbread Man!" The Gingerbread Man is back and once again escaped Grandma's kitchen and we need help finding him! Participants will find and solve clues, puzzles, and riddles hidden around Itasca. Complete anytime between December 3rd and December 12th. Email correct locations the Gingerbread Man visited to erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com to be entered for a prize. The first clue will be emailed to you on December 2nd at 12pm. Price per family. You can register additional members to receive more entries for a prize. (ER)

AGE: All

Mon-Sun Dec 1-Dec 10 $10 320249-01


Polar Express Storytime Train

Register early!! Itasca Park District residents will receive priority registration from Aug 7-14. Non-residents may register beginning August 15. Join us for one of Itasca’s favorite events! We will meet at the Metra Train Station in Itasca and board the train for a fun-filled trip. Enjoy a story, chocolate milk, cookies, and a special visit from everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, Santa! The trip will take you from Itasca to Elgin and back. Each child will receive a special gift from Santa to remind them of their magical journey. Come dressed in your favorite Christmas PJ’s! After registration, the itinerary will be emailed to you. Children aged 6 months and under are free. You MUST pre-register for this event. (GS)

AGE: All

Sat Dec 2 9-9:55am $30 361200-01

Sat Dec 2 11-11:55am $30 361200-02

Sat Dec 2 1-1:55pm $30 361200-03

Sat Dec 2 5-5:55pm $30 361200-04

Sat Dec 2 7:22-8:10pm $30 361200-05

LOCATION: Itasca Train Station, Irving Park Road and Maple St, Itasca

DEADLINE: Fri Nov 24

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Special Events

Holiday House Decorating Contest

Village of Itasca and Itasca Park District resident, decorate your house with holiday Spirit! To enter your house: email your name, address, and phone number to gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict.com. Your lights must be on by 6pm. Prizes will be awarded! Winners will be posted on the Itasca Park District Facebook page by December 19.

DAY DATE TIME FEE Mon Dec 11 6pm Free
For more information about... program guide, website or social media Please contact
Lily Medina
Superintendent of Marketing & Communications
Outdoor Courts
Franzen Park –2 pickleball and 1 tennis courts are now open. ■ Benson Park project is underway – Closed for repairs, 2 pickleball and 1 tennis court coming late fall. Update
E-mail: lmedina@itascaparkdistrict.com Phone: 630.773.2257, ext. 127

You’ve Been Grinched !

Grinch your own house or a friend or family's house with a holiday surprise! The Grinch's helpers will deliver the surprises and treats to Itasca Park District and Village Residents on Friday, December 17th between 9am-4pm. A "You've Been Grinched!" sign will be left in the yard stating who Grinched that house. (ER)

AGE: All


Fri Dec 15 $20 320250-01- Grinch Your House (GS)

Fri Dec 15 $20 320250-02-Grinch a Friend’s House


MIN/MAX: 15/60

F lashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Bundle up, grab a flashlight, and join us at Washington Park for a Candy Cane Hunt! Participants will hunt for a dozen candy canes. Some candy canes will have a special note attached to it to be turned in for a prize. All participants will leave with a small goody bag. (ER)

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AGE DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE 1-14yrs Mon Dec 18 6-6:30pm $10 320251-01 1-14yrs Mon Dec 18 7-7:30pm $10 320251-02 LOCATION: Washington Park MIN/MAX: 10/50 DEADLINE: Fri Dec 8

Early Childhood Education


Registration Requirements

■ Must have a household account set up at the Park District prior to on-line registration

■ Online registration available only if paying in full

■ First Payment (All Students)

■ Proof of Residency, i.e. Driver’s License or utility bill (All Students)

■ Copy of Birth Certificate (All Students)

■ School Physical (All Students due by October 15)

Registration is now available online or accepted in person during regular business hours at the Itasca Recreation Center.

All of our Early Childhood Education classes follow the Itasca School District #10 calendar for holidays and weather related closings.

■ There is a $100 cancellation fee for withdrawing from Tiny Tikes, Preschool or Junior Kindergarten.

■ There is a $50 cancellation fee for withdrawing from the Enrichment additional day options.

2023-2024 | Tiny Tikes, Preschool,& Junior Kindergarten Payment Information

Your first payment is due at registration. Then choose from Payment Plan 1 or Plan 2 for the remaining balance.

Plan1 : Remaining tuition is due in one payment by August 10th. The first payment is due at registration.


Plan2 : The total annual tuition is divided equally over nine payments. The first payment is due at registration. The remaining eight payments are made by Electronic Fund Transfers from your account on the 10th or next business day of August through March.

Lunch N’ Learn

New Extended Care

Check out the new Lunch N’ Learn program. Children in the Junior Kindergarten and Preschool morning program can now extend their learning experience. Following the morning session there will be time for lunch and free play. The afternoon session continues with crafts, games, stories, and gym/outdoor time. Ideal for parents looking for uninterrupted time to work or play.

JK: M/W/F 11:45am-2:45pm

PS: T/Th 11:30am-2:00pm

*There is a $100 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class. A late payment or insufficient funds

**There is a $50 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class. notice will result in a $25 fee.

Registration Res./Non-Res. Plan1 (Balance due Aug 10) Plan2 (8 installments of) Tiny Tikes(2 day M/W*) $181/$195 $1,213/$1,354 $181/$195 Tiny Tikes (3rd Day F 9:00a*) $110/$118 $694/$757 $110/$118 Tiny Tikes (1 day F 11:30a Jan start*) $154/$164 $407/$438 $154/$164 Preschool (2 day T/TH*) $196/$210 $1,374/$1,479 $196/$210 Preschool (3rd day M**) $100/$105 $613/$647 $100/$105 Preschool (3rd day W or F**) $112/$117 $706/$749 $112/$117 Jr. Kindergarten (3 day MWF*) $220/$238 $1,577/$1,707 $220/$238 Jr. Kindergarten (4th day T or TH**) $120/$133 $772/$869 $120/$133 Jr. Kindergarten (5th day T/ TH**) $168/$188 $1,225/$1,373 $168/$188 Lunch N’ Learn Preschool $196/$210 $1,374/$1,479 $196/$210 Lunch N’ Learn Jr. Kindergarten $220/$238 $1,577/$1,707 $220/$238 itascaparkdistrict.com Itasca Pa r k D ist r ict 12
Payment due at

Early Childhood Education

Tiny Tikes 2023-2024

(1, 2, and 3 Day Options)

AGE: 24 months by Sep 1, 2023

*AGE: 24 months by Jan 1, 2024 for Friday 11:30 am class which begins in January 2024.

This transitional class is designed for children who will be attending class alone for the first time. Students will participate in circle time activities, stories, creative art, free play, and snack, while starting basic academic skills. Children may enroll in both a Monday/Wednesday class and a Friday class for a three day option. (CC)


Fri Sep 8-May 17 9-11am 510101-02

*Fri Jan 5-May 17 11:30am-1:30pm 510101-04


Mon, Wed Sep 6-May 15 9-11am 510101-01

Mon, Wed Sep 6-May 15 11:30am-1:30pm 510101-03

3 Day Options (Add a Friday class to the Monday/Wednesday option)

LOCATION: Rec Center MIN/MAX: 12/16

Preschool 2023-2024

(2 and 3 Day Options)

See page12for Extended Care

AGE: 3 years by Sep 1, 2023 and toilet-trained. Our Preschool program offers your child an introduction to structured learning and socialization using educational games, art, music, and stories along with unstructured play in a theme-based curriculum. The class emphasizes color, shape, and number recognition along with fine motor and social skills. The optional third day extends the curriculum in a smaller group setting in order to provide more individualized attention. The third day of the program is held at Springbrook Nature Center, which provides many opportunities for outdoor learning activities. (CC)

2 Day Options

Tue, Thu Sep 5-May 16 9-11:30am 510100-01

Tue, Thu Sep 5-May 16 9-11:30am 510100-02

Tue, Thu Sep 5-May 16 12:15-2:45pm 510100-03

LOCATION: Rec Center MIN/MAX: 12/18

Please contact : Debbie Maginity

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

E-mail: DMaginity@itascaparkdistrict.com

Phone: 630.773.2257, ext. 118

3 Day Options

(Add a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday class to one of the above sections)

This class has been developed for students who are ready for an additional day of learning or for those who could benefit from more individualized attention in a small class setting. This program will enhance the curriculum being taught in the Itasca Park District T/TH classes. It includes theme based STEM activities, instructive busy bags, independent math packs, and alphabet readiness curriculum. Students will use the outdoor facilities at the Nature Center each day to extend what has been learned in the classroom. (CC)

Mon Sep 11-May 13 9-11:30am 511400-01

Wed Sep 6-May 15 9-11:30am 511400-02

Fri Sep 8-May 17 9-11:30am 511400-03

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/8

Junior Kindergarten 2023-2024

(3, 4,

and 5 Day Options)

AGE: 4 years by Sep 1, 2023 and toilet-trained

Our Junior Kindergarten program provides excellent groundwork for Kindergarten and future learning. Using a theme-based curriculum, the class emphasizes alphabet recognition, phonics, and numbers. These skills are acquired through a variety of games, art, music, stories, and science activities, along with daily small group work. The fourth and fifth day options extend the curriculum in a smaller group setting in order to provide more individualized attention in preparation for full day Kindergarten programs. The fourth and fifth days of the program are held at Springbrook Nature Center, which provides many opportunities for outdoor learning activities. (CC)

3 Day Options

Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 6-May 15 8:45-11:45am 510103-01

Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 6-May 15 12:15-3:15pm 510103-02

LOCATION: Rec Center MIN/MAX: 12/18

4 and 5 Day Options

(Add Tuesday, Thursday, or both to one of the above sections)

Combine our Enrichment Program with our Junior Kindergarten class to help make the transition to full-day five day Kindergarten a little easier next year. This class has been developed for students who are ready for additional days of learning or for those who could benefit from more individualized attention in a small class setting. This program will enhance the curriculum being taught in the Itasca Park District M/W/F classes. It includes theme based STEM activities along with pre-reading and math skills in a Kindergarten readiness curriculum. Students will use the outdoor facilities at the Nature Center each day to extend what has been learned in the classroom. (CC)

Tue Sep 5-May 14 8:45-11:45am

Thu Sep 7-May 16 8:45-11:45am

Tue/Thu Sep 5-May 16 8:45-11:45am 511404-01

Tue/Thu Sep 5-May 16 12:15-3:15pm 511404-02

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/8

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Early Childhood

Enrichment Classes

Kid Rock & Tot Rock

This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us!

* There is no class on Nov 20. (www.rockitkids.com) (CC)

Tot Rock (1 year old with parent)

Teacups & Tutus

Kid Rock I (2-3 years old with parent)

Watch your aspiring dancer's dream come true as they dance and twirl like real ballerinas! Put on your tutus and join us for tea, sandwiches, cookies, and a ballet lesson! Please email Erika at erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com with any allergies. (ER)

AGE: 2-4 yrs


Kid Rock II (3-5 years without parent)

LOCATION: Iris Room MIN/MAX: 4/8

DEADLINE: One Week Before

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Sep 19 12:15-1pm $22/$27 210501-01
$22/$27 210501-02
Fri Nov 3 12:15-1pm
DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Mon Sep 11-Oct 16 9-9:40am $66/$81 210705-01 Mon Oct 30-Dec 11* 9-9:40am $66/$81 210705-02
DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Mon Sep 11-Oct 16 9:45-10:25am $66/$81 210209-01 Mon Oct 30-Dec 11* 9:45-10:25am $66/$81 210209-03
DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Mon Sep 11-Oct 16 10:30-11:15am $66/$81 210209-02 Mon Oct 30-Dec 11* 10:30-11:15am $66/$81 210209-04
Connolly Rec. Center, 22W130 Thorndale Ave., Medinah, IL 60157 MIN/MAX: 2/3

Depot Museum

Depot Museum & Caboose

101North Catalpa ■ Itasca, IL 60143

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Choo-Choo Birthday Parties

Fee: $190 • Party includes two hours with a staff member to run games and craft. Pizza package and goody bags available. Contact Erika Rubo at 630-773-2257 or erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com to reserve a date.


■ Studio B/C

■ Iris Room

■ Iris A or Iris B

■ Willow Room

■ Gymnasium

From parties for birthdays, graduations, baby showers, and receptions in the Iris Room or Studio B/C to meetings in the Multi-purpose Room; to basketball, pickleball or volleyball in the Gymnasium, we have the facility for you! Please fill out a Room Rental Application and turn it in at the Registration Desk. We will work with you to schedule a date. For more information on rentals call 630-773-2257

Griffin–Rec Center

Chris–Nature Center


■ Springbrook Nature Center

■ Multi-purpose Room


Hideaway Room

Looking for a unique location to host your next special event? Check out the brand new room at the Itasca Waterpark. This facility is equipped with a large buffet style counter top, sink, and refrigerator. Services provided include table/chair set up and break down, garbage containers and liners, and floor cleaning. Renter is responsible for kitchen clean up. Table cloths, cookware and utensils are not provided. Room rentals and birthday parties are available throughout the year in a private space for your party. (GS)

Fall 2023
Visit www.itascaparkdistrict.com/rentals for more information.

Kids Korner

Chess Scholars

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. *No Class 10/31. (ER)

AGE: 5-13yrs


Tue Oct 3-Nov 14 6-7pm $100/$110

CODE: 220709-01


INSTRUCTOR: Chess Scholars Staff

DEADLINE: Tue Sep 26

Kids Cooking

Kids will love this simple, but fun cooking class! All food/supplies are included in these hands-on classes. Multiple treats are made each class. Please bring a container to carry home your creations. Please make any allergies known at registration. (ER)

AGE: 6-11yrs

Wed Sep 13- Cookie Decorating

Wed Oct 18- Scary Snacks 6-7pm $25/$30 220720-02

Thu Nov 16- Pizza Party 6-7pm $25/$30 220720-03

Wed Dec 13- Holidays Sweets 6-7pm $25/$30 220720-04


DEADLINE: One Week Before

Magic Class

Children will have a great time as they learn exciting new tricks from the magic staff of Gary Kantor! Kids will be able to entertain family and friends with magic cards, coins, mind-reading, and more. Fee includes class, materials, and a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn new tricks that are age appropriate. Sign up again and again, as new tricks are taught at each session! (ER)

AGE: 5-12yrs

Mon Oct 2 6:45-7:40pm $22/$27 220708-01

Tue Dec 5 4-4:55pm $22/$27 220708-02

LOCATION: Preschool Room MIN/MAX: 8/12


DEADLINE: Fri Sep 29, Fri Dec 1

Step by Step Drawing

Participants will have blast learning how to draw animals, people, objects and more in a step-by-step format. No experience necessary! All supplies included. (ER)

AGE: 6-11yrs


Thu Oct 5-Nov 9 5-5:45pm $50/$55 220733-01


Theater Class

You can’t do a play without teamwork! Students will gain hands-on experience in lights, sound, costume design, and stage management. And of course, there’s acting! Every student will study the fundamentals of Classical Acting. But come showtime, watch your child shine in their own unique artistic way either on stage, in the booth, or managing the behind-the-scenes action in a full-scale mini production. The final class is 45 minutes, plus a 15-minute performance. (ER)

AGE: 6-11yrs


Thu Oct 5-Nov 9 6-7pm $70/$80



INSTRUCTOR: Abbott & Lois Staff DEADLINE: Thu Sep 28

World of Watercolors

Dip your paintbrush into the wonderful world of watercolors! Participants will learn a new watercolor technique each week and practice that technique throughout the class. At the end of the session participants will go home with tons of colorful projects to show off to friends and family! (ER)

AGE: 7-12yrs

Mon Oct 16-Nov 27 6-7pm $55 / $60




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6-7pm $25/$30 220720-01

Kids Day Off Program

Kids will enjoy their days off of school with themed activities, games, crafts, and a ton of fun with friends at the park district! Some days will include field trips. Campers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes, and bring a lunch and water bottle. (ER) ** extended care available- $15 per child, per day- 7:30-8:30am & 4:30-5:30pm.

AGE: 5-11yrs


MIN/MAX: 8/24

DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Mon Oct 9 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-01 Fri Oct 27 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-02 Mon Nov 20 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-03 Tue Nov 21 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-04 Wed Nov 22 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-05 Fri Dec 22 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-06 Tues Dec 26 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-07 Wed Dec 27 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-08 Thu Dec 28 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-09 Fri Dec 29 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-10 Tue Jan 2 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-11 Wed Jan 3 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-12 Thu Jan 4 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-13 Fri Jan 5 8:30am-4:30pm $52/$62 220718-14


Itasca Park District’s

Klub House Before & After School Program

So much more than just childcare...

Top reasons to join the Klub House this upcoming 2023-24 school year

■ Before and after school care

■ Flexible schedule options

■ Transportation provided

■ Multi-Purpose Facility

■ Familiar and friendly environment

■ Indoor gym and outdoor play

■ Homework Help

■ Convenient Location

■ Flexibility and ability to attend district programs

■ Variety of activities and assistance with homework

Program details

■ Follows School District 10 calendar

■ August 17, 2023 - May 31, 2024

■ Supervision and activities

■ Before school starting at 7am

■ After school until 6pm

■ Early dismissal days

■ Drop off and pick up at the Itasca Park District's Recreation Center

■ Busing to and from Benson & Franzen Schools

■ Pay in full or monthly EFT payments


1 Day/Week $50/Month

2 Days/week $90/Month

3 Days/Week $120/Month

4 Days/Week $145/Month

5 Days/Week $160/Month

1 Day/Week $ 80/Month

2 Days/week $150/Month

3 Days/Week $200/Month

4 Days/Week $240/Month

& After Care Combo Register for both before and after care and

Drop-in $30/Day Code: 520704

Kids Korner 17
School Care
Fall 2023
Begins at 7am at the Itasca Park District Recreation Center Code: 520702
After Care
Ends at 6pm at the Itasca Park
Recreation Center
5 Days/Week $275/Month School
receive a discount.
DEADLINE: One Week Before

Nature Programming

Visit: itascaparkdistrict.com/nature

Springbrook Nature Center

Location: 130 Forest Ave., Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-5572

Nature Center Rentals

Rent the Nature Center! The classroom, picnic shelter and campfire ring are great options for a fun and unique event. All rentals must be reserved no less than 2 weeks in advance, but not more than 3 months in advance. Please fill out a Room Rental Application and turn it in at the Recreation & Fitness Center. We will work with you to schedule a date. For more information please email Chris at ccarling@itascaparkdistrict.com. (CC)

Building Hours:

Memorial Day-Labor Day

Mon-Fri 2-7pm

Sat & Sun 12-5pm


Tue & Thu 4-7pm Sat & Sun . . . . . . . . . . . .11am-5pm

Mon/Wed/Fri Closed


Sat & Sun 11am-5pm Mon-Fri Closed


Tue & Thu 4-7pm Sat & Sun 11am-5pm Mon/Wed/Fri Closed

We do not accept injured wildlife.

After School Art Club

Get your creative juices flowing for this class! Join us for a one-hour session each week to learn skills and techniques, work on exciting projects, and experiment with different mediums. Students will be able to explore their own ideas, as well as learn what it means to be an artist. Get ready to make some outstanding artwork! (CC)

AGE: 7-12yrs


Thu Nov 2-16 4-5pm $30/$36 221400-03

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/8


Early Release Art

Each Wednesday will be a new art theme and you will make an awesome project to take with you. (CC)

AGE: 7-11yrs

Follow: Facebook.com/Springbrooknaturecenter

For more information about...

Nature Programming and Preschool

Please contact : Chris Carling (CC), CPRP

Nature & Recreation Supervisor

E-mail: ccarling@itascaparkdistrict.com

Phone: 630.773.2257, ext. 125

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Paint-N-Learn Turtles

Paint your own turtle masterpiece while you learn some fun facts about painted turtles! A live turtle will visit the painting class to provide information and inspiration toward your creation. We provide the supplies and instruction, and you bring the talent. (CC)

AGE: 7-12yrs

Tue Sep 26 4-5pm $15/$18 411404-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/8


Family Rock Exploration

Rocks are all around you but when was the last time you wondered what they were and where they came from? Join us for this exploration into the world of rocks and minerals. Play a game or two, sing a song, enjoy other activities, and make a small family rock collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (CC)

AGE: 6+yrs

Sun Oct 1 1-2:30pm $15/$18 221435-01

Extra child $5

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 8/12


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Thu Sep
4-5pm $30/$36 221400-01 Thu Oct 12-26 4-5pm $30/$36 221400-02
2-3pm $10/$12 221401-01 Wed
2-3pm $10/$12 221401-03
2-3pm $10/$12 221401-04
Sep 20
Oct 4
Wed Nov 1
Wed Nov 15 2-3pm $10/$12 221401-05

Nature Programming 19 Fall 2023

Spooktacular Trio

Create a Halloween trio of Frankenstein, Jack-o-lantern and Dracula out of wooden blocks. This is a SPOOKTACULAR craft that the kids will love! (CC)

AGE: 6-10yrs

Tues Oct 10 4-5pm $15/$18 221434-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Dissecting Owl Pellets

Learn about the eating habits of the owls living at Springbrook Nature Center. Do you know what an owl pellet is? Owls usually swallow their prey whole, and they regurgitate what they cannot digest. See the various owls we have, the kind of food they eat, and dissect a pellet to see if we can figure out from the bones what the prey was. Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. (CC)

AGE: 5+yrs


Sun Oct 15 2-2:45pm

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/16

INSTRUCTOR: Wings and Talons

Fall Pumpkins

Get into the fall spirit by creating your very own wooden pumpkins. We provide the supplies and instruction and you bring the talent! (CC)

AGE: 6-12yrs


LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Sip & Create

Each month join us to create a seasonal decor piece while enjoying the night out with your friends. We supply everything you need to make the perfect piece. You supply the BYOB. Please drink responsibly. (CC)

AGE: 21+yrs DAY

Fri Oct 27 7-9pm $35/$37 Pumpkins

Fri Nov 17 7-9pm $35/$37 Thankful Wreath 221423-02

Fri Dec 15 7-9pm $35/$37 Holiday Trees 221423-03

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Full Moon Family Hike

Come explore Springbrook after dark! Join us for a guided hike with flashlights to see all the nighttime animals we can find. Then join us for s’mores and hot cocoa next to the fire pit. Price is per person. (CC)

AGE: 5+yrs DAY

Sat Oct 28 7-8:30pm $10/$12 221437-01

Sat Nov 25 7-8:30pm $10/$12 221437-02

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Harvest Halloween

Come celebrate EVERYTHING Fall! We will go on a nature scavenger hunt, make Halloween crafts, play some games and learn about how animals use Fall to prepare for Winter. (CC)

AGE: 3-7yrs DAY

Sun Oct 29 11am-1pm $20/$24 221438-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12



Join us for Owl-o-ween at Springbrook Nature Center! Visit us from 1-3pm to see our resident owls and volunteers. We'll have coloring pages to take home, and bird and weather willing, an owl will be flying at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. It will be a hoot! (CC)

AGE: 5+yrs

Sun Oct 29 1-3pm FREE

LOCATION: Nature Center

INSTRUCTOR: Wings & Talons

Kids 'N Critters

Learn about snakes, spiders, and turtles and get the chance to meet some live critters. Kids will participate in activities and crafts. (CC)

AGE: 4-7yrs DAY

Sun Nov 12 1-3pm $20/$24 221425-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Scout Programs

Bring your Troop to Springbrook!

Enjoy educational Boy & Girl Scout classes throughout the year. Programs are interactive and designed to teach an awareness and appreciation for the environment while fulfilling requirements for the achievements, electives, and badges listed on our website at itascaparkdistrict.com/nature. Call Chris at 630-773-2257 for more information. (CC)

Mon Oct
4-5pm $15/$18 221436-01

Nature Programming

No School Programs

NatureCenter Birthday Parties

Dinosaur Adventures!!! – NO SCHOOL

Explore the incredible world of dinosaurs through fascinating facts, amazing art, and fun activities! Become a Jr. Paleontologist and discover what dinosaurs roamed the prairies of the United States. Then dig for your own fossil. (CC)

AGE: 6-11yrs


LOCATION: Nature Center


Nature Painting – NO SCHOOL


Wacky Science Experiments

Come explore the wonders of science through cool and exciting experiments. These science experiments will keep your kids thinking and having fun! (CC)

AGE: 6-11yrs


Sun Dec 3 1-3pm $28/$32 221418-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Holiday Ornaments

Make three keepsake holiday ornaments. A luminaire, confetti globe and snow glitter pinecone. (CC)

Explore nature in a new way—by painting it! We will use nature as an inspiration for our crafts. (CC)

AGE: 7-11yrs


Thankful Turkeys – NO SCHOOL

Learn some fun facts about turkeys. Create a turkey centerpiece and a thankful leaf wreath or tree to show everyone your gratitude over the holiday. (CC)

AGE: 4-8yrs


fascinating facts like how they hunt, their special senses and characteristics, how to recognize them by sight and sound, and much more. You will explore predator/prey relationships and the important role they have in our ecosystem. You will have a new understanding and appreciation of these truly wild creatures that live among us. Anyone 8 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. (CC)

AGE: 5+yrs


Sun Nov 19 2-2:45pm $10/$12 221410-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/16

INSTRUCTOR: Wings and Talons

AGE: 6-11yrs


Sat Dec 9 11am-1pm $28/$32 221432-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 6/12


Winter Young Explorers

Join our Winter Young Explorers designed for the youngest nature enthusiasts. Learn about the wild animals at Springbrook Nature Center and how they survive the cold months. Get the chance to meet some live critters and participate in fun games, activities and art projects. Dress for the cold weather and make sure to wear your hats & gloves!! (CC)


Sat Dec 16 11:30am-1pm $15/$18

CODE: 311400-01

LOCATION: Nature Center


Junior Naturalist Club

Do you want to learn more about nature and how you can help protect it? Maybe you like to garden, go on creek walks, explore nature, and roast marshmallows. If this sounds exciting, you should become a Junior Naturalist (JN). The JN club is a group of kids that love to have a good time and help out at the Nature Center. The JNs help work special events, participate in restoration projects, take care of the animals in the building, and much more! This club meets once a week, usually on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays at the Nature Center. A newsletter with exact dates, times, activities and other important information is provided every few months. Spots are limited in this club, so don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity! You can reach Chris at ccarling@itascaparkdistrict.com with any questions. (CC)

AGE: 8-15yrs


Varies Year Round Varies Free 531400-01

LOCATION: Nature Center MIN/MAX: 8/20


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DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Fri Oct 27 11am-1pm $20/$24 221439-01 LOCATION: Nature
DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Mon Nov 20 11am-1pm $20/$24 221431-01 LOCATION: Nature



Dance with Me

Explore dance and creative movement with your dancer! Class will focus on engaging your young dancer with familiar music, while introducing them to basic dance technique and fine motor skills. Memory, coordination, and listening and sharing skills will be built. Comfortable clothing or dance attire is recommended for both dancers and parents. Open to dancers ages 1-3.

Children’s Dance

This class is designed as an introduction to dance and creative movement. Class time will be spent exploring the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap dance in a fun and supportive environment. Tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face. Open to ages 3-5.

Tap/Ballet Classes

Dancers learn proper technique for both styles of dance, and will be introduced to dance terminology. Class will focus on ballet technique and class etiquette, while incorporating tap to aid in rhythm, musicality, and distribution of weight. Tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Level I recommended for ages 6-7

Level II recommended for ages 8+

Jazz Classes

Jazz dance encompasses a vast array of styles and techniques. Dancers will be introduced to both classical and modern jazz terminology and techniques, while finding their own unique voice within choreography. Dancers will also gain a greater knowledge of rhythm and musicality. Jazz shoes and comfortable dance attire are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4-6

Level I recommended for ages 7+

Intermediate Level- Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Hip Hop

This class introduces students to the basic vocabulary and style of hip hop movement. Dancers will build strength, balance, and knowledge of musicality. Jazz shoes, Hip Hop shoes, or danceable gym shoes and comfortable dance attire are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4-6

Level I recommended for ages 7+


Dancers will be introduced to the Lyrical dance technique, a blend of ballet and jazz techniques that focuses on the use of emotion and story-telling through movement. Dancers will also explore elements of improvisation. A leotard and footless or convertible tights are recommended, but comfortable clothing that is not too loose is acceptable. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intro Level recommended for ages 4-6

Level I recommended for ages 7+

Intermediate Level- Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only


Dancers will be introduced to the Contemporary dance technique, an expressive and technical dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, and improvisation. Dancers will be encouraged to develop their own unique style and artistic voice within choreography. Bare feet are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Intermediate Level- Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Ballet Technique

Dancers expand their knowledge of ballet by continuing to focus on proper technique, including posture, alignment, and positions of the arms and feet, as well as using correct ballet terminology. Ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face and secured in a bun.

Intermediate Level - Dance Team or Permission Only

Advanced Level - Dance Team or Permission Only


Dancers will continue to deepen their knowledge of the tap technique and its history. Increasingly intricate rhythms and combinations will be given as dancers begin to develop their own personal stylization. Tap shoes are required. Dancers should have their hair pulled back away from the face.

Dance Team or Permission Only


Fall Session Recreation Dance Classes

■ INSTRUCTORS: Darla Manzie (DM), Christine Zaccaro (CZ), Grace Burbank (GB)

■ September 11- December 16

■ *No Class on Halloween–Make-up class on Dec 19

■ No Classes November 20-25

Sign up one child for more than one class and receive 15% discount on every 2nd class! Discount is not available through online registration.
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New MiniHoliday Performance Watchfordetails! CODE MONDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 220562-01 Dance With Me 1-3yrs 4-4:45pm $160/$170 Studio B/C 4/8 CZ 220555-01 Lyrical/Jazz I 7yrs+ 5-6pm $180/$190 Studio B/C 4/14 GB 220558-02 Tap/Ballet I 6yrs+ 6-7pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 CZ CODE TUESDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 220553-03 *Intro to Hip Hop 4-6yrs 5:15-6pm $160/$170 Studio B/C 4/14 CZ 220553-01 *Hip Hop I 7yrs+ 6-6:45pm $160/$170 Studio B/C 4/14 GB CODE THURSDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 220555-05 Into to Lyrical/Jazz 4-6yrs 5-6pm $180/$190 Studio B/C 4/14 GB CODE SATURDAY AGE TIME FEE MIN/MAX ROOM TEACHER 220550-03 Children's Dance 3-4yrs 9:45-10:30am $160/$170 Studio A 4/14 CZ 220550-04 Children's Dance 4-5yrs 10:35-11:20am $160/$170 Studio A 4/14 CZ

Dance Team Practices & Supporting Technique Classes*

Fall Session

■ INSTRUCTORS: Darla Manzie (DM)

■ September 11- December 16

■ *No Class on Halloween–Make-up class on Dec 19

■ No Classes November 20-25

Sign up one child for more than one class and receive 15% discount on every 2nd class! Discount is not available through online registration.*Non-dance team members may take technique classes with permission.

Join Team!

The Itasca Inner Prestige Dance Team will be back in the fall for its 13th year! The team participates in a variety of competitions, events, and performances throughout the year. Although Dance Team is full of fun, it is also a big commitment and a lot of hard work. Team members are required to sign on for the entire year. Members are required to attend all scheduled practices each week.

An informational parent meeting will take place on Monday, August 21st from 6-6:45pm in the Iris Room. This will give parents a chance to ask questions and review requirements and costs associated with being on the dance team, prior to try-outs.

Try-outs for the team will take place on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Iris Room. Dancers will learn several short routines and then be evaluated. Prior dance experience is required to participate on team, but all levels of experience will be considered for placement.

There will be a Dance Team Prep Clinic from August 29th through September 7th for 2022-2023 members. New members: Tuesdays and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm.

More details will be given at try-outs.

23 Fall 2023 PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Returning members: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from either 5:00-6:00 pm or 6:00-7:00 pm.
CODE MONDAY AGE TIME FEE ROOM MIN/MAX TEACHER 220556-01 Advanced Ballet Tech Permission Only 4-5pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM 220556-02 Intermediate Ballet Tech Permission Only 5-6 pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM CODE TUESDAY AGE TIME FEE ROOM MIN/MAX TEACHER 220552-02 *Advanced Tap/Jazz Permission Only 4-5 pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM CODE WEDNESDAY AGE TIME FEE ROOM MIN/MAX TEACHER 220551-01 Ballet Vocab & Anatomy Permission Only 4-5 pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM 220551-02 Acro, Leaps, Jumps, Permission Only 5-6 pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM Turns & Partnering CODE THURSDAY AGE TIME FEE ROOM MIN/MAX TEACHER 220555-03 Adv. Lyrical/Contemporary Permission Only 4-5 pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM 220555-02 Inter. Lyrical/Contemporary Permission Only 5-6 pm $180/$190 Studio A 4/14 DM

Shooting Stars Gymnastics

This class is designed for girls who are interested in pre-team recreational gymnastics. Must have a cartwheel, solid bridge, and a round off. Some gymnastics experience is required before signing up for this class.

AGE 5.5-10 yrs DAY

Wed Sep 20-Oct 25 6-7:30pm $90/$100 211903-09

Wed Nov 1- Dec 21 6-7:30pm $90/$100 211903-08

Private lessons & Competitive Gymnastics

Improve your Dance, Gymnastics, Tumbling, and Cheer skills by enrolling in a private lesson. Lesson time slots are filling up fast. Our competitive team is open to children grades K-8. Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8pm beginning September 13 thru May 8. Contact our customer service team at 630-773-2257 for opportunities to work with Jolene, who will contact you with availability for private and semi-private lessons or additional information regarding our competitive team.

Itasca Gymnastics Center Fall Schedule

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Gym Drop-in* Age Day Time Fee Dates Parent Supervised-Participants allowed to use matts on floor only (Dates subject to change with low participation) 0-5 yrs Tue & Thu 10-11:30am $5 Sep 12-Dec 21 Preschool Gymnastics Age Day Min/Max Time Fee Session 1 Session 2 3-6 yrs Mon 6-6:45pm $60/$70 211901-05 211901-06 3-6 yrs Tue 11:30am-12:15pm $60/$70 211901-07 211901-08 Kindergarten Gymnastics Age Day Min/Max Time Fee Session 1 Session 2 5-6 yrs Mon 6:45-7:30pm $60/$70 211901-01 211901-02 5-6 yrs Wed 5-5:45pm $60/$70 211901-03 211901-04 Cheer & Tumble Training Age Day Min/Max Time Fee Session 1 Session 2 8-12 yrs Thu 6:30-7:45pm $60/$70 211901-01 211908-02 For USAG, AAU/GIJO Competitive Levels 2 though Optionals+ High School contact the park district at 630-773-2257. Session #1: Sep 18-Oct 23 (6 wks) Session #2: Nov 6-Dec 11(6
wks) No classes Nov 20-24
Check website for Tumbling for Dancers, Supervised Open Gyms, Strength & Conditioning, and more! www.itascaparkdistrict.com/gymnastics

gistration will be accepted on t-come, first-ser ve basis on es listed below. Efforts will be de to place registrants on a m However, once a team is ed, registrants will be placed a wait list in an effort to ate another team. Participants be informed of team cement by their coach before first week of practice. Particist register in the age division g birth year of the participant.

Important Dates for ALL LEAGUES:

■ Registration Deadline

August 14

■ Practices Start Monday, August 28

■ League Games Start Saturday, September 9

■ Picture Day Friday, September 29

Practices and Games

Itasca Inter-Village Soccer plays in the Mid Suburban Soccer League other districts included are Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, Medinah, Roselle, Villa Park and Wood Dale. Practices are once a week with practice days and times at the discretion of the coach Games will be played on Saturdays Sep 9-Oct 21


All players will receive an Itasca Aces Jersey, must provid own black socks, black shorts, shin guards and cleats


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Volunteer Coaches

The Itasca Park District Soccer League is extremely popular and has a large number of participants and teams Without our fantastic volunteer coaches, we would be unable to offer such a wonderful program The park district is currently looking for parents or adults to volunteer as a coach or an assistant coach Please indicate on your child’s registration form if you are interested in coaching.

U6 Micro Soccer

Micro Soccer is a scaled-down version of the game of soccer specifically designed for young children Children will play 3 vs 3 on a smaller soccer field Coaches are allowed on the field and no score is kept This program is geared toward children who have mastered Pee Wee Soccer, yet are not old enough to join the Itasca Inter-Village Soccer League Each team will practice one day per week Games will be played on Saturday of each week Players need to wear shin guards and bring a size three (3) ball to each practice and game Please let us know if you are interested in coaching Practices are once per week and could be any day Monday-Friday Games on Saturday Fee includes t-shirt, wear black socks and shorts for games (KM)

AGE: 4-6yrs


Mon-Sat TBD $145/$155 212101-01

LOCATION: Peacock Park, Bryn Mawr and Linden, Itasca & Benson Park

DEADLINE: Mon Aug 14

Coed Soccer League

New Jersey DesignsComingFall 2023!

Details coming soon!

All participants are required to wear shin guards undernea their socks at all practices and games Players must b day U6 & U8 will need to have a Size 3 ball; U10 will need to purchase a Size 4 ball, while U12 and U14 will need a Size 5 ball.

MIN/MAX: 10/16

Fall soccer will be plays with a newer format in accordance with the US Youth Soccer organization Smaller fields and teams will allow for players to achieve the following: to touch the soccer ball more often which will enhance their individual technique and tactical development, receive more individual teaching time with their coach, receive more involved playing time in games, and most importantly to have more opportunities to score to enhance excitement Practices will be one hour long and may be any day Mon-Fri, and any time between 3-7pm, based on coaches’ availability Games will be primarily on Saturdays. No Games July 1st & 8th. (KM)


1st & 2nd $165/$175 222100-01

3rd & 4th $165/$175 222100-02

5th & 6th $165/$175 222100-03

7th & 8th $165/$175 222100-04

LOCATION: Peacock Park, Bryn Mawr and Linden, Itasca

DEADLINE: Monday August 14

MIN/MAX: 10/30

Fall 2023 P R O G R A M S & E V E N T S
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Youth Athletics

Pee Wee Tennis

Your child will learn proper grip, basic strokes, and other beginning tennis fundamentals through lots of fun drills and tennis-like games. This class also will help children to develop hand-eye coordination, movement skills, and get a feel for the ball. Equipment will be provided and age appropriate. Boys and girls will have a blast and gain the proper foundation on which they may continue to build and develop their interest in tennis. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

AGE: 4-6 yrs

Mon Sep 11-Oct 16 4-4:45pm $59/$65 222111-01

LOCATION: Franzen Park MIN/MAX: 6/12

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

Junior Tennis

Youngsters enrolled in this class will learn racket face control, ball bounce judgment, receiving skills, space management, rallying skills, and court movement. They will develop the agility and coordination needed for effective tennis play. Situational drills and games will help them to establish a solid foundation for future development in the sport and build a lifelong love of tennis. Equipment will be provided. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

AGE 7-9 yrs

Mon Sep 11-Oct 16 4:45-5:45pm $78/$83 221113-01

LOCATION: Franzen Park MIN/MAX: 6/12

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

Youth Tennis

Young players concentrate on stroke development, rallying skills, and learning to play matches at a faster pace. Ball receiving and placement, court movement, and overall tennis strategy will be emphasized. Players will focus on their power and accuracy to improve their performance. Through challenging and exciting drills and matches, youngsters will develop the racket skills, coordination, agility, and stamina needed for recreational and competitive tennis play. Equipment will be provided. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

AGE: 10-12 yrs

Mon Sep 11-Oct 16 5:45-6:45pm $78/$83 221110-01

LOCATION: Franzen Park MIN/MAX: 6/12

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

Tot Hoopsters

In this class, young hoopsters learn the fundamentals of dribbling, catching and shooting. This class is designed to introduce the sport of basketball and develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination through fun skills and games. Equipment is tailor made to ensure success. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Mon Nov 20

AGE: 4-6 yrs


Mon Oct 30-Dec 11 4:30-5:15pm $59/$65 212114-01

LOCATION: Recreation Center Gym MIN/MAX: 6/20

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

Adult & Tot Multi-Sport Mania

Sign up your little one for the ultimate first time sports experience! Each week adults assist their tots as they play a body-challenging sport, improve listening skills, and learn how to follow directions. A variety of sports such as soccer, track & field, t-ball, basketball, and kickball are explored through fun games and partner play. This is a great opportunity to get active with your child in a positive and controlled setting. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Mon Nov 20

AGE: 2-3 yrs with Adult DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE

Mon Oct 30-Dec 11 5:15-6pm $59/$65 212120-01

LOCATION: Recreation Center Gym MIN/MAX: 6/16

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

Basketball Shooting

Boys and girls learn jump shots, shots off the glass, lay-ups, shooting from a pass and shooting off the dribble. Shooting games are also a part of class. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Mon Nov 20

AGE: 7-12 yrs


Mon Oct 30-Dec 11 6-6:45pm $59/$65 222122-01

LOCATION: Recreation Center Gym MIN/MAX: 6/20

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

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Mini Soccer

This class is a great introduction to soccer. Basic soccer skills such as running, kicking, passing, and game play will be covered. Games will be used to incorporate the skills taught during class in a fun and safe environment. Please bring a labeled water bottle.

(IU) *No class Wed Nov 22 (IU)

AGE: 3-5 yrs

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Youth Track & Field

This class will teach kids about track and field, one of the oldest sports that continues to grow and is highlighted by the Olympics every 4 years. Boys and girls will learn the jumping, running and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field. They will practice sprints, relays, long-distance walking, running hurdles, long jump, discus throw and other track and field events as well as participate in a fun-filled SportsKids track and field meet on the last day of the class. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Sat Nov 25

AGE: 6-10 yrs

LOCATION: Washington Park/Recreation Center Gym

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

Soccer Skills & Games

Get ready for the upcoming soccer season. Dribbling, passing, shooting and other offensive and defensive techniques are covered. Time is spent during each class on drills and games. Youngsters are assigned to different teams each week, and coaches referee games in a teaching style. Games are played in a respectful, positive and safe environment with an emphasis on equal participation. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Wed Nov 22

AGE: 6-10 yrs

LOCATION: Washington Park/Recreation Center Gym

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc. MIN/MAX: 6/20

Adult & Tot Soccer

A parent or another adult will enjoy time with his/her child learning the skills, moves, and joy of playing America’s most popular youth sport! Emphasis will be on the basic skills of soccer such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun and relaxed environment. Age appropriate drills, games, and equipment will be used to help tots learn these skills as well as develop motor skills, coordination, balance, and listening and social skills. Adults will enjoy playing alongside and assisting their youngsters as they get their first taste of soccer fun! Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Sat Nov 25

AGE: 2-3 yrs with Adult

Sat Sep 9-Oct 14 9-9:45am $59/$65 212108-01

Sat Oct 28-Dec 9* 9-9:45am $59/$65 212108-02

LOCATION: Washington Park/Recreation Center Gym

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc. MIN/MAX:6/16

Sat Sep 9-Oct 14 9:45-10:30am $59/$65 212117-01

Sat Oct 28-Dec 9* 9:45-10:30am $59/$65 212117-02

LOCATION: Washington Park/Recreation Center Gym

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc. MIN/MAX: 6/20

Multi-Sport Mania

Let’s play! Your child explores the wide world of sports as they participate in a different sport each week, such as t-ball, basketball, tennis, golf, lacrosse and floor hockey. Children get a lot of practice with skills through creative and fun drills and games. Don’t miss out on the fun! Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Sat Nov 25

AGE: 4-6 yrs

Sat Sep 9-Oct 14 10:30-11:15am $59/$65 212124-01

Sat Oct 28-Dec 9 10:30-11:15am $59/$65 212124-02

LOCATION: Washington Park/Recreation Center Gym

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc. MIN/MAX:6/20

Basketball Offense & Defense Clinic

Whether you want to make a basketball team or just improve your fundamentals, this class is for you! Players will develop fundamental offensive skills including footwork, ball handling, passing, setting screens, and shooting. Defensive concepts such as stance work, man-to-man, zone, boxing out, and rebounding will also be introduced. Player instincts and quickness are enhanced through individual ball work, team situational drills and various game situations. Players improve their fundamental skills, knowledge of the game, and understanding of how to become a better basketball player individually and as a team. Please bring a labeled water bottle. (IU)

*No class Sat Nov 25

AGE: 7-12 yrs

Sat Sep 9-Oct 14 11:15am-12:15pm $78/$83 222110-01

Sat Oct 28-Dec 9 11:15am-12:15pm $78/$83 222110-02

LOCATION: Recreation Center Gym

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.


Sep 13-Oct 18 4:30-5:15pm $59/$65 212136-01
4:30-5:15pm $59/$65 212136-02
Wed Nov 1-Dec 13*
MIN/MAX: 6/20
Sep 13-Oct
5:15-6:15pm $78/$83 222120-01
5:15-6:15pm $78/$83 222120-02
Wed Nov 1-Dec 13*

Youth Athletics

Itasca Cubs

on a GREAT SEASON, with 18 Consecutive Wins and a Championship Run! (18-1)

For more information about... Athletics & The Barking Lot

Please contact : Isaac Urow Athletic Supervisor

E-mail: iurow@itascaparkdistrict.com Phone: 630.773.2257, ext. 116

IBSL Co-ed Fall Ball

IBSL Fall Ball will take a lighter approach in comparison to our Summer IBSL Program. Practices will be once per week and day and time are dependent on coach preference/availability. Games on Saturday mornings. Games will not have umpires and no score is kept. The goal of IBSL Fall Ball is to offer more opportunities for Itasca baseball/softball players to have a few more days to enjoy the game they love. Each player will receive an IBSL hat and shirt. (IU)

5-6yrs Fri Sep 8-Oct 13 6-8pm $60/$70 422154-01

7-8yrs Sat Sep 8-Oct 13 6-8pm $60/$70 422154-02

LOCATION: Itasca Softball Complex MIN/MAX: 6/20

Taekwon Do

Imagine what an advantage you will have now, and in the future, by learning martial arts today. Do you like to stretch, kick, punch, relieve stress, and feel good? The benefits of Taekwon-Do include character building, confidence, self-esteem, discipline, focus, perseverance, physical fitness, improved balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and self-defense. Imagine that “attitude is everything” and you will never give up in any aspect of your life. This is Taekwon-Do! New students are asked to arrive one half hour earlier on the first day to learn about the program and to purchase the uniform. (IU)

AGE: 8+ yrs


Mon/Wed Aug 14-Oct 11* $50/$60 262101-01

Mon/Wed Oct 23-Dec 13 $50/$60 262101-02

Mon/Wed Dec 27-Feb 21 $50/$60 262101-03

*No classes Sep 4 & Oct 9

**No class Jan 1

LOCATION: Monday, 5-6pm, Medinah Park District, Wednesday, 6-7pm, Itasca Park District

INSTRUCTOR: Weisberg MIN/MAX: 5/50

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Fall 2023

Open Gym

Fall Open Gym Hours

NEDSRA / Open Gym

Open Gym times are subject to change due to other schedules.

Individuals must possess a Teen Fitness Membership or pay the youth daily open gym fee to participate during Open Gym times. Adults must have a fitness membership or pay the daily open gym fee. All participants must sign in at the front desk.

Basketball Open Gym

■ Food and drinks are not allowed in the gym.

■ Black-soled marking shoes will not be allowed. We encourage participants to bring a pair of athletic shoes with them for special use on the gym floor. Shirts must be worn.

■ Basketballs will not be available during weekend open gym.

■ Open Gym is available to Fitness Members and adult residents at any time the gym is not scheduled for another activity in addition to the above times.

■ The gym will be divided by court during Youth Open Gym times during weekdays. Grades 2nd5th will play on the North Court and 6th-High School on the South Court.

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The Itasca and Wood Dale Park Districts cooperatively offer a youth basketball league specifically for boys and girls currently enrolled in 3rd-8th grades. This league was created to provide a healthy basketball environment with the objective of developing basic basketball skills while providing the opportunity for all players to participate equally in a team atmosphere. This is an in-house recreational boys and girls intervillage basketball league and will consist of park district teams from the following towns: Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Medinah, and Wood Dale. It is the goal of the league to promote an atmosphere of fun, teamwork, and good sportsmanship as the players learn basic skills and improve on existing ones. (IU)

DEADLINE: Mon Oct 24

MIN/MAX: 10/100


Important Dates for ALL IN-HOUSE LEAGUES:

■ Registration Deadline - Oct 24

■ Player Evaluation – Nov 1 (excluding 1st/2nd grade)

■ Coaches Meeting – Week of Nov 6

■ Practices Start - Week of Dec 4 (Days & Times TBA)

■ Picture Day - TBA (See coach for times)

■ League Games Start - Weekend of Jan 6 (Schedules TBA)

Important Registration Info:

■ We are looking for both Head & Assistant Coachesif interested, please indicate on registration form.

■ Games will be held on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, unless there are make-up games. Coaches will contact players for all dates.

■ You are responsible for transporting your child to and from each game and practice.

■ Teams will be based on preseason player evaluations

Congratulations to the 3rd/4th Grade WIBA Girls Team on their league championship win and undefeated season

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GIRLS GRADE DATE FEE CODE 3rd/4th GIRLS Dec. 4-Mar 16 $200/$225 222143-05 5th/6th GIRLS Dec. 4-Mar 16 $200/$225 222143-06 7th/8th GIRLS Dec. 4-Mar 16 $200/$225 222143-07
GRADE DATE FEE CODE 1st/2nd COED Dec. 4-Mar 16 $200/$225 222143-01 3rd/4th BOYS Dec. 4-Mar
$200/$225 222143-02 5th/6th BOYS Dec.
$200/$225 222143-03 7th/8th BOYS Dec.
4-Mar 16
4-Mar 16

Fall 2023

Little Hoops

Does your little one love basketball? This instructional program is perfect for him or her! Participants will learn fundamental skills, basic techniques, and improvement of motor skills required for the game of basketball. Players will use junior sized balls and 8-foot hoops to build confidence. Practices will take place on Fridays and games will take place on Saturday mornings at the Itasca Park District. Participants will be informed of team placement before the first practice. T-shirts will be provided. If you are interested in being a volunteer coach please indicate this at the time of registration or contact the Athletic Supervisor. (IU)

AGE: 4-6yrs DAY

& Sat Oct 20-Dec 9 5:15-6pm $65/$70 212115-01

& Sat Oct 20-Dec 9 6-6:45pm $65/$70 212115-02


WIBA Prep Camp

The following fundamentals will be covered in this basketball camp; dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and ball handling. The teamwork portion will include team offense and defense and out of bounds plays. The skills competition portion will cover ball handling, dribbling, lay-ups, shooting, free throws, defensive slide, one-on-one and three-on-three games. (IU)

Youth Athletics

WIBA Travel League

Boys’ and Girls’ travel teams are offered for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. These teams are separate from participating in the WIBA In-House League. Practices meet twice per week for 1.5 hours each. Games will be primarily on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays. For more information, email iurow@itascaparkdistrict.com or fill out a Travel WIBA registration form at the front desk. Registration deadline is August 21. Uniforms must be purchased separately, an online link to order will be provided after registration. (IU)

MIN/MAX: 10/40

Girls Tyrouts, Monday, July 31 at 5pm

Boys Tryouts Wednesday, August 2 at 6pm Make up Tryouts Aug 12 & 13 at 11am



WIBA Coed League

The WIBA Coed League is an introduction to the rules and team atmosphere of organized basketball. Your little player will build basic basketball fundamentals while learning how to work as a team member. In the Coed League no score is kept, focus is on fun and simple mechanics. This level is the starting point into further development of our WIBA House League. (IU)


1st & 2nd Mon Dec 5-Mar 27 $200/$225 222143-01

DEADLINE: Mon Oct 21


AGE DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE 7-10 yrs M/W/F Oct 16-20 4:30-6pm $55/$65 222124-01 11-14 yrs M/W/F Oct 16-20 4:30-6pm $55/$65 222124-02
GRADE DATE FEE CODE 4th Girls Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-06 5th Girls Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-07 6th Girls Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-08 7th Girls Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-09 8th Girls Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-10
GRADE DATE FEE CODE 4th Boys Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-01 5th Boys Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-02 6th Boys Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-03 7th Boys Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-04 8th Boys Oct 2-Mar 3 $425/$450 222144-05

Nature Center BirthdayParty PACKAGES

We offer a fun, educational alternative to the usual birthday party. Our parties include a naturalist-led program and a party room at the Nature Center.

Call Chris at (630) 773-2257 for more information.

(CC) Maximum of 12 people.

Choose from one of the following:

■ Treasure Hunting for Geodes (5-10yrs) • $235

This is a cool and unique birthday party! Join us as we search for a geode, an ordinary-looking rock which, when split apart, reveals a gem-like treasure of sparkling quartz hidden inside. Experience the mystery of holding a million-year-old fossil in the palm of your hand as you learn how they are formed. Each child will make their own fossil and will receive their own unique geode.

■ Astounding Animals (3-7yrs) • $185

Springbrook has its very own team of superheroes; animals with amazing abilities that any X-Man would envy. Be ready to have a super time as we play games, meet live animals, and make a craft to take home.

■ Kids Painting Party (7-12yrs) • $245

Join us at the Nature Center for a unique and inspirational painting event! We provide the supplies for your masterpiece, however the pop and snacks are BYO. Kids will be guided step-by-step to create a one of a kind painting.

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Birthday Parties


Bir thday Par ty Bir thday Par ty Packages

ChooChoo Birthday Parties

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These parties are a blast! Call the Itasca Recreation Center to check availability, receive more information, and to reserve your Birthday Party, at 630-773-2257.

■ Parties are geared towards 3-10 year old children.

■ All parties are 2 hours long.

■ Parties are run by Itasca Park District Birthday Party Staff.


Create Your Own Theme

Our staff will work with you to create a memorable party including games, activities, and crafts based on your theme.

Balloon Animal Party


Gymnastics Party

. . . . . $200


■ Party does not include plates, napkins, cups, utensils, cake, candles, or matches, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

■ Parties are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

■ Party prices include 12 guests, the birthday child is free, and each additional guest is $8.

Our gymnastics area is the perfect place for jumping, rolling, climbing, sliding, and swinging while using gymnastics equipment. The guests will also enjoy an obstacle course set up by our staff. One hour in Gymnastics area, one hour in room.

Sports & Games

A perfect party for a young sports fan! At this party relays, games, and open gym time will keep those party-goers busy!

Magic Show

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $375

Make your party unique, entertaining, and memorable with the incredible magic of Gary Kantor. You will see a vanishing act, card tricks, mind-reading, and much more! All shows are interactive and the birthday child will come on stage and become a junior magician right before your eyes. There is always a lot of audience participation and laughter. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. Balloon animals are available as an optional additional fee.

Balloon Animals ... They're a huge hit at birthday parties! And now your party can have balloon animals being made non-stop for 45 minutes by the Magic Team of Gary Kantor. Dogs, butterflies, swords, giraffes, etc. And the kids will do more than just play with the balloons. They'll also get to decorate their animals with stickers and markers. And at the end of the party all the kids will get to take home their very own collection of assorted balloon animals. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.

Room Upgrade

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Need a larger room for your birthday party? Rent the Iris A, Iris B or the Lounge for an additional $50 per hour. Room upgrade pricing includes 20 guests. Any additional guests are $5. (Room upgrade is subject to availability.) Each room has banquet tables & chairs with set-up and take-down services. It is recommended to upgrade with parties of 20 or more. registration is not available for Birthday
Birthday Parties

Club Friday Night

Itasca 3rd-5th graders, are you ready for a night full of fun? Our DJ will rock your socks off with the latest hits. Enjoy time with friends as you hang out and compete in exciting contests. Each dance will be filled with energy and music! Concessions will be sold. A signed parent permission slip is required. Come out and bring your friends!

Come an hour early for pizza! $15 for all three hours or $8 for the dance only. (ER)

AGE: 3rd-5th Graders

DAY: Fri

DATES: Sep 22, Oct 20, Dec 1

TIME: 5:30-8:30pm or 6:30-8:30pm

LOCATION: Iris Rooms

FEE: $8 for 2-hour option/$15 for 3-hour option

‘Tween Twilight Dance

blast dancing the night away with our rockin’ DJ. Concessions will be sold so bring some cash. All kids attending the dance must bring a signed parent permission slip which can be found online or at the Rec Center. If it rains, the dance will be relocated to the Rec Center. (ER)

GRADES: 3rd-6th

DATE: Sat Aug 12

TIME: 5:30-7:30pm

LOCATION: Franzen Tennis Courts

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue! Students should bring a lunch, water bottle, and a baby doll or stuffed animal. (ER)

AGE: 11-15yrs


Sat Oct 21 9am-3:30pm $95/$105 220706-01


DEADLINE: Wed Oct 11

Safe @ Home

Safe@Home is a 90-minute program for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The program teaches students how to practice safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. (ER)

AGE: 9-11yrs


Mon Nov 20 1-2:30pm $25/$30 220719-01

LOCATION: Preschool

DEADLINE: Mon Nov 13

MIN/MAX: 4/12

Volunteer Opportunities

The Itasca Park District offers teens in Grade 6th-8th the opportunity to volunteer throughout the school year. By volunteering at the park district, teens can fulfill required community service hours. Volunteers must register for volunteer opportunities and complete and return the volunteer packet at least 72 hours before volunteering. (ER)

AGE: 11-14yrs


Sat Oct 7-Halloween Celebration 12-3:30pm 231580-03

Sat Oct 14- Trick or Treat Trail 11:15am-2pm 231580-05

Tue Nov 21- Holiday Goody Bags 2-4pm 231580-06

LOCATION: Washington Park, Bird Sanctuary, Rec Center

DEADLINE: One Week Before

MIN/MAX: 1/10

For more information about...

teens, seniors, trips, Day Camp & Museum

Please contact :

Erika Rubo Recreation Supervisor

E-mail: erubo@itascaparkdistrict.com

Phone: 630.773.2257, ext. 117

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Adult Sports

Cup in Hand Kickball

Cup in Hand Kickball Leagues will begin play on Friday August 11th. All games will be played at the Softball Complex on Rohlwing Rd. Cup in Hand Kickball is a spin on kickball where all players will be required to play with a drink in hand (does not have to be alcoholic). 12 beers per team will be provided each game. It will be BYOB after that. Players are expected to DRINK RESPONSIBLY. Players must be 21+ to participate. IDs will be checked each game. (IU)

Please only register as a team. Individuals who are interested in playing may contact Isaac Urow (iurow@itascaparkdistrict.com) to be listed as a free agent.

AGE: 21+ yrs


Fri Aug 11-Sep 29 6:30-10:30pm $400 242015-01

LOCATION: Softball Complex MIN/MAX: 4/16

Pickleball Indoor Gym

n Wednesdays: 7:30-9pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9am

n Guests can check-in and pay at the front counter

n Paddles & Pickleballs will be available to check out

n Free to Fitness Members or $5 daily fee

Adult Softball Leagues

Registration begins on May 1st. Registration deadline is August 8th or when full. The 16" Men's league are single games. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Find schedules, standings and more at quickscores.com/itascaparkdistrict. Email: iurow@itascaparkdistrict.com for more information. (IU)

AGE: 18+ yrs

16" Men's League


Wed Aug 16-Oct 18 6:00-10:00pm $475 242003-01

LOCATION: Softball Complex MIN/MAX: 4/16

Adult Beginner Pickleball

This class is for those who have never played pickleball before or who have very limited experience with the sport. It will focus on pickleball basics such as forehand and backhand shots, serving, and court positioning. Players will also learn scoring and the rules of the game through drills and playing time. The slower pace of this class will give players the opportunity to develop the skills needed to play this fun and energetic game. All equipment will be provided. (IU)

*No class Wed Nov 22

AGE: 18+ yrs


Wed Sep 13-Oct 18 6:30-7:30pm $78/$83 234001-01

Wed Nov 1-Dec 13* 6:30-7:30pm $78/$83 234001-02

LOCATION: Recreation Center Gym MIN/MAX 6/10

INSTRUCTOR: SportsKids Inc.

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Active Adults

Little Shop of Horrors

From songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the genius duo behind Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, comes the doo-wop R&B sensation Little Shop of Horrors. Join us on Skid Row as meek and mild Seymour Krelborn seeks out a living at the failing Mushnik’s Flower Shop. Until one day, he discovers a strange and unusual plant he names Audrey II – one that feeds on human blood. Seymour becomes caught up in a wild scheme of trying to acquire fresh blood for his carnivorous plant –all while attempting to save the love of his life from her evil dentist boyfriend. Little Shop of Horrors is a wild ride filled with some of the catchiest songs including “Suddenly Seymour” and “Suppertime.” But remember…DON’T FEED THE PLANTS! This show is at the Paramount Theater and includes lunch, show and transportation. (ER)

AGE 40+yrs DAY

Wed Sep 20 11am-5pm

LOCATION: Rec Center Lobby

Brunch & Bingo


Beekeeping Observation Program

Heller Nature Center’s beekeeping observation hive program is traveling to Itasca! Staff will lead a 75-mintue education program where they will dive deep into the world of honeybees, hive dynamics, and beekeeping all while providing a close look at the bees through their observation hive. Join us to learn something new and enjoy a sweet honey snack.


Wed, Aug 30

Start your day with a scrumptious brunch and some fun playing bingo for prizes! Fee will include a breakfast or lunch meal, 4 rounds of Bingo, and prizes. You will be contacted 48 hours before to pick your meal. (ER)

AGE 40+yrs

Join us for an afternoon movie! Enjoy classic favorites and fun new movies. Free popcorn, water and soft drink are included. (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

Wed Oct 25 1-3:30pm "A Man Called Otto"


241909-01 FREE

Wed Dec 6 1-3:30pm “The Polar Express”


241909-02 FREE

LOCATION: Iris Room MIN/MAX: 10/50

DEADLINE: One week before

AGE: 40+yrs


Wed Sept 6 1-2:15pm $20 141911-01


INSTRUCTOR: Heller Nature Center Staff MIN/MAX: 10/25

DEADLINE: Wed Aug 23

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

This fantastical musical follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join four other Golden Ticket winners to tour the magical and mysterious chocolate factory of eccentric “Candy Man” Willy Wonka. When the factory gates are opened, experience the life-changing journey through a world of “Pure Imagination,” revealed with Wonka’s army of curious “Oompa-Loompas.” Who will win the lifetime supply of chocolate? STEP BEHIND THE GATES AND DISCOVER WHAT AWAITS. The show is at the Paramount Theater and includes lunch, show and transportation. (ER)

AGE 40+yrs


Wed Nov 29 11am-5pm $75 251015-01

LOCATION Rec Center Lobby MIN/MAX 6/14

DEADLINE Wed, Nov 28

Lake Geneva Boat Cruise

A Lake Geneva perfect pairing -- a boat tour around the lake plus lunch at Lake Geneva's only lakeside restaurant, PIER 290! On our one-hour Geneva Bay Tour, you will see the beautiful estates lining the lakeshore and hear a unique narrated history of the early homeowners. Learn why so many wealthy families moved to Lake Geneva in the 1800's, plus some quirky stories of these multi-million-dollar mansions! Transportation, tour and lunch included (ER)

AGE: 40+yrs

Thu Sep 14 10am-7pm $70 251002-01

Mon Nov 18 10am-7pm $70 251002-02

LOCATION: Rec Center Lobby MIN/MAX: 6/14


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$75 251012-01
Oct 12 10am-1 pm $15 251006-01 Thu Nov
10am-12pm $15 251006-02 LOCATION Iris Room MIN/MAX 6/18 DEADLINE One Week Before

Come make some new friends and participate in a variety of exciting activities. The Itasca Senior Club could be just what you are looking for. If you are a senior citizen of 60 years or above, you are welcome to join this energetic and passionate group. The club holds luncheon meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Club members are offered discounted luncheons, dinners, trips, and more. Interested in joining? Contact the Itasca Park District for more information. (ER)

Top reasons to become a member:

■ Adult Trips

■ Midday Movies

■ Game Days

■ Luncheon

■ Socials

■ Reduced Prices (All trips and outings)

■ Annual Christmas Party

■ Free lunch in your birthday month and additional free lunch in the month of your anniversary if married.

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2O23 Itasca Fitness &Gym


Gym, Walking Track & Fitness Center will be CLOSED beginning Sat, Aug 12th at Noon –Sunday, August 27th

*During the Revitalization Project, Existing Itasca Fitness Members will have FREE access to the Wood Dale Park District Fitness Center & Walking Track

Project Highlights:

■ Wood Gym Floor Refurbishment

■ Fitness Center Weight Area Floor Replacement

■ 28 NEW Fitness Equipment Pieces

■ Fitness Center Membership Restructure

Join the Itasca Fitness Center for FREE

Fitness Center Hours

Members must have a valid membership to workout. New members can purchase a membership by visiting the Fitness Center.

Monday-Thursday 5:15am-9pm

Friday 5:15am-8pm

Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . .7am-3pm Sundays 9am-2pm

■ Locker-Rooms and showers are open.

■ Open Gym, Pickleball and Basketball Courts will have limited availability.

■ Water Bottle Fillerwill be on, please bring your own water bottle

■ Staff will be cleaning the equipment on a regular basis.

■ Hand Sanitizer and gym wipes will be available.

These programs are offered through your Medicare Health Plan,
carrier or group retiree plan as part of your benefit package. Call your provider today and join us at the Fitness Center! (GS) i
with Renew Active
United Healthcare or SilverSneakers!
Medicare Supplement
FIT Fitness Solution

All Fitness Classes must have a minimum of 6 participants registered for each session to allow daily drop-ins. Participants please check with the fitness desk for class schedule.

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An hour class that will practice a variety of yoga postures and includes body weight movements, steps, bands, and more. (GS) *No class 11/23

AGE: 18+yrs


Latin based rhythms with motivating music, unique moves and easy to follow combinations. This one-hour energetic workout will have you sweating in no time. (GS)

* No class 11/23

Seniors in Motion

This class is for seniors of all fitness levels. We will incorporate elements of strength, balance, and cardio in each class. Option to remain in the chair will be given to those with need, but this class will have you up and moving as you are able. (GS)

* No class 11/22

AGE: 50+yrs


Wed Feb 21-May 8 9-9:45am $60/$70 451602-01

LOCATION: Studio B/C MIN/MAX: 6/10

Fit 45

Let’s get fit, lean and toned with this combination workout that blends cardio, light weights, floor work, and a focus on all major areas of your body. We’ll move to the rhythm of the music, doing each move on the beat, to keep us challenged and motivated! Bring your water bottle, and your own yoga mat and towel if you’d like (not required). This class is good for adults of all activity levels, as there are plenty of opportunities to modify moves to make them more challenging, or more accessible!(GS)


Tue Sep 19-Oct 24 7-8pm $50/$60 241606-01

Tue Oct 31-Dec 5 7-8pm $50/$60 241606-02

LOCATION: Studio B/C MIN/MAX: 6/15

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that is being rediscovered here as a health exercise. This class brings the mind, body and spirit together with isometric, balance and leg strengthening exercises. Movements are executed slowly and precisely to learn proper body alignment. Our way to beat stress is through integrating slower breathing with more precise, aligned movement. (GS) *No class 11/22

Wed Sep 6-Oct 25 7-8pm $60/$70 240408-01

Wed Nov 1-Dec 20* 7-8pm $60/$70 240408-02

LOCATION: Lounge MIN/MAX: 4/10


Get lean without using dumbbells, barbells, or heavy machinery. Come strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, balance, and posture. (GS)

Fri Oct 6-Dec 15 9:15-10am $60/$70 241602-01

Fri Dec 22-Mar 8 9:15-10am $60/$70 341602-01

LOCATION: Dance Studio MIN/MAX: 6/15

Personal Training is Back! iFit Personal Training

$55 1st session ■ $200 4 sessions

Get the motivation you need with one of our certified trainers. Your personal trainer will tailor a program to meet your fitness goals. If you are interested in personal training stop by the Rec Center or email Griffin Stankiewicz at gstankiewicz@itascaparkdistrict.com today!

DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Tue Sep 5-Oct 24 10:30-11:45am $45/$55 341607-04 Thu Sep 7-Oct 26 10:45-11:45am $45/$55 341607-06 Tue Nov 7-Dec 12 10:30-11:30am $45/$55 341607-05 Thu Nov 2-Dec 7* 10:45-11:45am $45/$55 341607-07 LOCATION: Dance Studio MIN/MAX: 5/15
DAY DATE TIME FEE CODE Thu Oct 5-Dec 7* 7-8pm $60/$70 241604-01 Sat Oct 7-Dec 9 8:30-9:30am $60/$70 241604-02 Thu Dec 14-Feb 15 7-8pm $60/$70 341604-01 Sat Dec 16-Feb 17 8:30-9:30am $60/$70 341604-02 LOCATION: Dance Studio MIN/MAX: 6/15
Nov 1-Feb 4* 9-9:45am $60/$70 351602-01

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Registration Information


Online Registration

Visit: itascaparkdistrict.com/register

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Itasca Park District

350 E. Irving Park Road

Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-2257


Itasca Park District 350 E. Irving Park Road

Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-2257


Itasca Park District

350 E. Irving Park Road

Itasca, IL 60143 630-773-2257

How to Register

Registration will begin on Monday, August 7. Registration will continue until the class is filled or needs to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or individual program deadlines. Mail-in registration for the Fitness Center and Waterpark passes will not be accepted. Itasca Park District Residents will need proof of residency and children in their household to register for the first time.


In accordance with Recreation Department policy, all program participants must sign a hold-harmless agreement prior to participation in Department sponsored programs. The waiver must be signed by adults participating in adult programs, and by a parent or legal guardian for children under 18 years of age.

In Case of Oops!

Complete details of program policies, procedures, and guidelines are sometimes omitted from the program brochures because of space limitations. Also, errors in days, times, registration requirements and fees may occur. We apologize for any errors that may appear in the brochure. We thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.

Definition of Residency

Anyone living within the geographic boundaries of the Itasca Park District. If there are any questions about your residency, please call the park district office, where a complete list and map is maintained.

Refund Policy

A. All requests for refunds must be submitted in person or by phone two business days prior to the first class meeting or practice of program. Trips require reservations weeks ahead of time and therefore do not allow us to refund. Please see staff for individual trip policies.

B. Individuals requesting refunds with two or more business days notice prior to the first class, meeting, or practice will receive a 100% refund, less $10 for administrative costs.

C. No refunds will be issued for any programs within two business days of the first meeting of a program, unless a physician’s excuse is presented. Refunds requested for medical reasons will be prorated from the time the request is received.

D. A refund will not be given to programs that cost less than $15. The amount minus the $10 fee will be applied to another class or a voucher given for future use.

E. Junior Kindergarten, Preschool, and Tiny Tikes Classes have a cancellation fee of $100 for withdrawing any time after registering. Enrichment programs have a $50 cancellation fee.

Insurance Policy

The Itasca Park District does not provide medical coverage for injuries suffered while participating in park district programs, or while using park facilities. The park district, therefore, cannot assume responsibility for personal injury for persons participating in recreation programs or using facilities. Persons are advised to make provisions for this coverage in their family insurance program.

Fee Information

Due to liability concerns, all individuals wishing to participate in any park district program must pay the registration fee listed in the brochure prior to the start of the first class. Any individual who is unable to pay the registration fee must contact the Superintendent of Recreation to set up a payment plan. No phone registration will be accepted. Individuals not paying full program registration fee, or those on payment plans, will be assessed a 10% service charge if any payment is late.

Itasca Recreation Center Rental

The Itasca Recreation Center may be reserved for private use during non-program hours. Groups and individuals should contact the park district at 630-773-2257 or visit itascaparkdistrict.com/rentals for more information. A Security Deposit is required in order to hold a date. If cancellation occurs within 10 days prior to rental, deposit will be retained. See contract for refund policies.


The park district wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of the Village of Itasca and the Itasca School District #10 for enabling the park district to provide numerous year-round recreational activities. The park district is permitted to use the school facilities when not used by the schools. For this reason there may be occasional changes in the schedule.

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen rates apply to those 60 years and older.

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Join our E-Newsletter list! Enter e-mail address here: Signature:

❍ I have carefully read the insurance liability waiver below and understand that my signature is required, to the right, in order to bein Park District programs. Parental signature required for participants under age 18.

Total Due $

Please note any physical or other limitations, allergies, special medication or additional conditions that may affect participation:_________________________________________

If special accommodations are needed, allow 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Insurance Liability Waiver Form

Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in the use of Park District/Nature Center Village programs, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you might sustain arising out of the activities of this program.

“As the parent/guardian of the participant, or participant in the program, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, including death, damages, or loss which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such program.

“I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of participating in the program against the Park District and its officers, agents, servants, and employees.

“I do hereby fully release and discharge the Park District and its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims from injuries, including death, damage, or loss which I may have or which may have accrue to me on account of my participation.

“I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Park District and its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, and losses sustained by me and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program.

In the event of any emergency, I authorize District officials to secure from any licensed hospital, physician, and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for my minor child’s immediate care, and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered.

“Photo/video”: I understand that my child/ward or I may be photographed or videotaped while participating in an Itasca Park District Program. I give permission for photos & videos of my child/ward or me to be used in the brochure, website, social media and other promotional materials. Such photos and videos are property of the Itasca Park District.

“I have read and fully understand the above Program Details and Participation agreement.” Please sign on first signature line above.

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350 E. Irving Park Road Itasca, IL 60143 ECRWSS Residential Customer Itasca Pa r k D ist r i ct P RESORTED S TANDARD U.S. P OSTAGE PAID I TASCA , I LLINOIS P ERMIT N O . 94 Oktoberfest ■ Fri & Sat ■ Oct 8 & 9 ■ 5:30-10:30pm Family Fun Day ■ Sun ■ Oct 10 ■ 11:30am-2pm Trick or Treat Trail ■ Sat ■ Oct 14 ■ 12-1:30pm Haunted Trail ■ Fri ■ Oct 21 ■ 6-9:30pm Daddy Daughter Dance ■ Sat ■ Nov 4 ■ 6-7:30pm Winter Wonderland Holiday Lighting ■ Sun ■ Nov 26 ■ 5-7:30pm Polar Express Storytime Train ■ Sat ■ Dec 2 ■ Various Times Holiday House Decorating Contest ■ Mon ■ Dec 11 ■ 6pm You’ve Been Grinched ■ Fri ■ Dec 15 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt ■ Mon ■ Dec 18 ■ 6-7:30pm Online Registration available! Visit itascaparkdistrict.com Fall SpecialEvents 2023 0.5 Beer & Donut Run ■ Sat ■ Sep 16 ■ 10am-2pm Bonfire & Brews ■ Fri ■ Sep 29 ■ 7-9:30pm Dog Obstacle Course ■ Tue ■ Oct 3 ■ 5-7:30pm Itasca Halloween Celebration ■ Sat ■ Oct 7 ■ 1-3pm

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Registration Information article cover image

Registration Information

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Active Adults article cover image

Active Adults

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Adult Sports article cover image

Adult Sports

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Club Friday Night article cover image

Club Friday Night

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Bir thday Par ty Bir thday Par ty Packages article cover image

Bir thday Par ty Bir thday Par ty Packages

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Nature Center BirthdayParty PACKAGES article cover image

Nature Center BirthdayParty PACKAGES

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WIBA Travel League article cover image

WIBA Travel League

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Fall 2023 article cover image

Fall 2023

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30 Youth Athletics article cover image

30 Youth Athletics

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Itasca Cubs article cover image

Itasca Cubs

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Youth Athletics 27 article cover image

Youth Athletics 27

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26 Youth Athletics article cover image

26 Youth Athletics

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Itasca Aces Soccer 25 Fall 2023 article cover image

Itasca Aces Soccer 25 Fall 2023

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Join Team! article cover image

Join Team!

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Fall 2023 PROGRAMS & EVENTS article cover image


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NatureCenter Birthday Parties article cover image

NatureCenter Birthday Parties

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Nature Programming 19 Fall 2023 article cover image

Nature Programming 19 Fall 2023

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Kids Korner article cover image

Kids Korner

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Enrichment Classes article cover image

Enrichment Classes

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Early Childhood Education article cover image

Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education article cover image

Early Childhood Education

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Polar Express Storytime Train article cover image

Polar Express Storytime Train

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Halloween Cele a on Itasca article cover image

Halloween Cele a on Itasca

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Itasca WStory alk article cover image

Itasca WStory alk

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05K Beer&Donut Run article cover image

05K Beer&Donut Run

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D ear I tasca Park D istrict Patron s: article cover image

D ear I tasca Park D istrict Patron s:

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