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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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Rock University

Rock UniversityPrivate lessons
Private lessons are available at all skill levels. Lessons cost $1 per minute. We currently offer individual lessons for guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, vocals, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and harmonica. If there is an instrument you would like to learn, but are unsure if it is available, contact us and we’ll make sure we find an instructor that is right for you!

Day: Monday – Thursday
Date: November 10 – May 28
Time: 45 minutes, 3:00 – 8:30pm (Monday, Wednesday) OR
45 minutes, 5:00 – 9:00pm (Tuesday) OR
45 minutes, 1:30 – 6:00pm (Thursday)
Age: 9+
Location: Wire’s Rock University 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402
Fee: $45 per 45 Min. Lesson


Rock University
Rock University
The Rock Band Curriculum is designed to teach your little rocker to learn how to jam in an actual band settng. This group curriculum shows our students what it takes to play as part of a group, create music interactively with other musicians, and perform songs live on stage. The Rock U curriculum includes weekly individual lessons and weekend group rehearsals, along with end of term performances on the state-of-the-art stage at Wire!

Day: Private lesson (Monday – Thursday) Rehearsal (Saturday)
Date: December - May
Time: Private Lesson: 45 minutes, 3:00 – 8:30pm (Monday, Wednesday) OR
45 minutes, 5:00 – 9:00pm (Tuesday) OR
45 minutes, 1:30 – 6:00pm (Thursday)
Group Rehearsal: 1:00 - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Age: 9 - 18
Location: Wire’s Rock University 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402
Fee: $280/Month

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All Hallows EveIndoor Soccer!
January 5 – March 7, 2015

The Berwyn Park District is bringing back our exciting indoor soccer league for youth ages 4 to 9.

Indoor soccer is a fun, fast-paced game, and a great way to stay active and keep improving soccer fundamentals in the cold winter months. Indoor soccer is NOT outdoor soccer inside. It is a completely different game. The fields are different, the game is faster, and the rules are different!

Registration Now Open!

Contact Erik Rivera with all questions.

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Steppin' Out Social

Bring someone new and receive $2 off the next social!
The Steppin’ Out Social Program is held once a month on a Friday afternoon. Please join us for a hot buffet style lunch including dessert catered from different restaurants followed by a lively performance from a variety of entertainers. Participants rave about the food and enjoy the variety of entertainment that our socials offer. It’s a great way to spend a Friday afternoon with some wonderful people!

Participants must call Proksa 795-2892 or Freedom 788-1701 to register one week prior to each social so the catering order can be placed.

Day: Friday
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Age: 40+
Location: Proksa Activity Center
Fee: $16 R/NR
Min: 10 Max: 75

Schedule of Fall 2014 Socials
Happy Holidays 12/19/14

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Capturing it All

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Park District Youth License Plate

Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!

The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition.

Click here to download the Park District Youth License Plate form. For more information contact IAPD at 217-523-4554 or

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Energy Efficiency AwardBerwyn Park District Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Berwyn, Illinois, August 26, 2014 — The Berwyn Park District’s newly renovated Liberty Cultural Center was presented an award from the Illinois Energy Now and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for outstanding practice in energy efficiency. The Berwyn Park District was nominated for the award by the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center- Energy Assessment Program (SEDAC).

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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 >

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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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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)
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

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