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.
50’s Dance Party
The Berwyn Park District will be hosting its first annual 50’s Dance Party! Join us for a night of good times & good food. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner from Mr. Beef – The Original and after dinner entertainment provided by the Meteors. There will be a cash bar and raffles throughout the evening.
All proceeds go towards the Berwyn Park District Scholarship Fund: providing recreational opportunities for residents in need!
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Liberty Cultural Center
Age: 21 years & Older
Fee: $25 per person
Interested in sponsoring this event?
Download the Sponsorship Info Packet and Form here (pdf).
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.
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Intro to Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
May 16 – June 20
6:30 – 8:30pm
This hands-on class will cover:
- Office: Understand the new ribbon, Office button, contextual tabs
- Word: Learn to write letters, mail merge labels, use graphics
- Excel: Learn to create financial spreadsheets, utilize formulas, and organize data in charts
- PowerPoint: Learn to create on-screen presentations with colors, graphics, animation
St. Leonard School, Computer Lab
322 Clarence Avenue
Fee: $85 Berwyn Resident -$93 Non-Resident
Lacrosse program coming to Berwyn Park District.
Through a generous grant from US Lacrosse, the Berwyn Park District is forming a new lacrosse team for middle school youth boys (11-14 years old). The Berwyn Bombers will be accepting registration in spring 2013.
Learn more here.
The Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2013 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance, at 6:45pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Board of Commissioners will thereafter consider the passage and adoption of the 2013 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the District at its regular Board meeting at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Proksa Park Activity Center, locarted at 3001 South Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn Illinois. The tentative budget is available for public inspection at the Freedom Park office during normal business hours.
Interested 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.
Get 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.
Thank you to everyone that attended. We hope you enjoyed the family style meal, live entertainment and auction & raffles.
The Berwyn Park District would like to give a big thanks to all of our volunteers and to our 2013 sponsors. With you, we would not be able to provide the community with such a valuable resource as the Scholarship Fund. Through your support, we hope to continue to enhance the quality of life and assist in the growth of children in Berwyn.
Positively Pasta is sponsored by:
||Goldberg Weisman Cairo
|R.A. James Construction|
Ice Miller, LLP
Semford Management & Construction, Inc
Donald J. Swiatek, D.D.S.
Farmers Insurance, Giacomo Manfredini
Frank Novotny & Associates, Inc.
|16th Street Theater|
Art-Flo Lettering & Shirt Co.
Berwyn Firefighter Union Local 506
Community Nurse Health Center
Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn Lombard
Darien Park District Community
Nurse Health Center
Park District of Forest Park
Proksa Park Needlers
Woodridge Park District
Pictures from the event will be available soon
Download the PDF Sponsor packet
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 dry 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.
Notice of Availability of Audit Report of Berwyn Park District
Berwyn Park District Commissioner Recognized With Statewide Award
Edward Karasek, commissioner of the Berwyn Park District, was recognized with one of the Illinois Association of Park District’s (IAPD) highest honors, the Commissioner of the Year Award, at the organization’s annual awards luncheon January 27th at the Hyatt Regency-Chicago.
IAPD presents the Commissioner of the Year Award annually to a commissioner who has served a minimum of six years on the board of his or her local park district, forest preserve district, conservation or recreation agency; who has shown outstanding leadership and service to the community; who has been an effective statewide advocate for parks, open space, and recreation through the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and who has the ability to stimulate community action while maintaining the highest ethics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey S. Janda, CPRP