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Coming Soon
The ‘Invincibelle Spirit’
These unique, pink Annabelle hydrangeas will be part of a special honorary bed planted at Proksa and the flowers will be available to purchase as donations.

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Welcome to the Berwyn Park District.

Please visit our Classes & Programs and Special Events pages to see the complete list of Park District programs and events.

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The Moving Wall
The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty years.

Check out The Moving Wall website for more info and to make a donation.

Inquiries may be directed to Reba Wachal at 708.788.1701 rwachal@berwynparks.org or Hillary Fulara at 708.795.2892 hfulara@berwynparks.org

 

 

New
Current Happenings
Lacrosse
Monday night there were 15 of our 35 lacrosse players who braved the snow. There were a few cold feet and hands but they all had fun. Click here for the photos.

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New
State ID Program
To Be Rescheduled

State ID ProgramThe Secretary of State will be bringing their Mobile ID Station to Proksa Park so our residents can get a new or updated State Identification Card at their own convenience.

A Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Unit will be available for participants to renew their driver's licenses. An identification card can be obtained for $20; however, if you are age 65 and older you may obtain a free, nonexpiring State of Illinois photo ID card. Drivers age 75 and older are required to take a driving test to renew their driver's licenses; therefore they must visit a Driver Services Facility.

Sign up early to reserve a spot.
Register at Proksa Park or call 708.795.2892

Download the pdf for more information

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Easter Egg HuntEaster Egg Hunt
4/18/14
The Berwyn Park District, Berwyn Recreation Department, and the North Berwyn Park District will host its popular East Egg hunt! Race for some eggs and have your child’s photo take with the Easter Bunny!

Day: Friday
Date: 4/18/14
Time: 10:00am (SHARP)
Age: 0-10yrs
Location: Morton West High School Field
Fee: Non-perishable food item or $1 to be donated to the C.B.S. Anti-Hunger Foundation

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Earth Day2014 Earth Week Kickoff
4/26/14

WE WILL BE:

  • Beautifying South Berwyn
  • Cleaning up around every school and park.
  • Preparing the Community Gardens at all schools for this season’s planting.
  • Making a difference in the community by working together.

All Volunteers need to check in at Heritage Middle School (6850 West 31st Street) beginning at 8:15am. A special picnic lunch will be provided at Heritage Middle School as a Thank You to the volunteers.

Day: Saturday
Date: 4/26/14
Time: 9:00am - Noon (Check-in begins at 8:15am)
Location: Heritage Middle School
6850 W. 31st Street, Berwyn IL

For more information, please download the flier here (pdf).

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Vandalism

Dear Residents,

The Berwyn Park District’s mission is “to enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.”

To meet our mission the District works diligently to control costs and to seek alternative revenues such as grants and fundraising, and to reduce its dependence on local property taxes.

BrokenThe District has applied for and received grants including most recently one from the State of Illinois to purchase Recycling Containers which were placed throughout all the parks.

Unfortunately, two of the containers have disappeared. One from Smirz Park, 3410 S. Highland, and the other one from Mraz Park 23rd & Oak Park Ave.

There has also been a recent issue in graffiti and vandalism to Park District facilities including signs, playground equipment and buildings. While we contract with the Berwyn Police Department to patrol our parks, the police can not be everywhere all the time.

We are asking for your partnership to help us minimize these types of negative events and maximize the positive use of Park District resources. The cost of repairs, replacement and graffiti removal can add up to be thousands of dollars, which causes the Park District to relocate additional resources. These resources come from increased taxes and higher program fees.

We are asking that if you see acts of vandalism, call the Berwyn Police at 911. You can also report vandalism by calling the Berwyn Park District at 708.788.1701.

Together we can reduce the costs of vandalism and keep your parks beautiful and enjoyable. The Park District will prosecute and seek restitution for vandalism regardless of age. If you have additional thoughts or suggestions on how to help reduce vandalism, please contact Executive Director Jeffery S. Janda at 708.788.1701 or jjanda@berwynparks.org.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

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New
Invisibelle Spirit Finding a Cure, One Plant at a Time
The unique pink Annabelle hydrangea will be the focal point of a special shrub bed planted at Proksa Park this spring, honoring everyone who has been touched or affected by cancer. The color and bed layout will call special attention to breast cancer, as well as honoring all those who have battled cancer in one form or another.

Make your donation today by selecting an option below.

More: Download the flyer/donation form  |  More info >

Donate Online Donate via Form

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Karban ParkInterested in using our new dog park?
Our new Karban Dog Park provides the opportunity for unstructured play and specific forms of dog training. It also allows for interaction between dogs and owners that is not possible when dogs remain leashed, playing Frisbee or “fetch”, and socializing with other dogs. Click here to learn more about Karban Park.

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Karban ParkGet a Karban Dog Park Personalized Brick!
Immortalize a beloved pet with a personalized brick that will be placed at Karban Dog Park for every person & dog to see!

Purchase your memorial brick now at Freedom Park Administration Office 3701 Scoville Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402

Download the form here.

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Edward A. Karasek Park
Karasek Park is located at the southeast corner of Windsor and Kenilworth Avenue. It beautifies a location that previously served as a Laundromat, ice cream shop, and even a Ribbon Cuttingdry cleaners before a fire caused the property to be razed and sit vacant and unsightly for a number of years. The new park fulfills a long term goal of the City of Berwyn to create open land park space in the Historic Depot District commercial corridor.

See the photos here.

The Berwyn Park District entered into a 99 year lease agreement with the City of Berwyn to help develop, maintain, and manage the park site which offers a tranquil, passive environment for patrons and residents alike to rest, relax and enjoy a treat or meal while taking in this newly landscaped parcel of green space. As part of the partnership this parcel of land , which had contained underground leaking fuel tanks was remediate to remove the tanks and all contaminated soil. Clean soil and sod were then installed to provide for settling before the current development was undertaken.

Karasek Park exemplifies the commitment of the Berwyn Park District and City of Berwyn, through partnership, to consistently exceed the expectations of residents. As Karasek Park continues to grow, Where Park Meets City is embodied through its integration into the Historic Depot District.

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Citywide Event Calendar
The Berwyn Park District is in collaboration with the City of Berwyn, the South Berwyn School District 100, and all the other participating agencies to help provide a comprehensive calendar of events for all of Berwyn.

Click here to see this new and extremely informative calendar.

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Nothing Hurts a Good Program More...
than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. If the minimum registration has not been met the week before the class is scheduled to begin, the program will be cancelled. Occasionally, we will extend the start date to allow more people to sign up and avoid canceling the class.

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Workshops/Seminars
Do you have a knack for cooking? Or do you have the best flower arrangement on the block? The Berwyn Park District is looking for people with special talents or skills who would like to lead a workshop/seminar and teach others. If you are interested, please contact Hillary Fulara, Recreation Programmer at 708.795.2892.

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Needs Assessment
Click to download the plan (pdf)
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Click to download the 2008 Needs Assessment (pdf)

Dear Residents:
On May 27, 2009, the Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners adopted the Berwyn Park District Long Range Plan. This plan, which is designed to guide the park district in its continual development and operations over the next five years, is a product of the 2007 Needs Assessment, planning sessions, and the hard work of community, elected, and professional staff members of the park district.

The long-range plan is designed to be updated annually and developed and refined a series of goal-related action items related to Programs and Services, Parks and Open Space, Facilities, and Team/Organization Development. A copy of the Berwyn Park District Long Range Plan is attached for your information.

Sincerely Yours,

Jeffrey S. Janda, CPRP
Executive Director
jjanda@berwynparks.org

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