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.
Movie in the Park
July 31, 2105
Our Movie in the Park showing of Frozen has been rescheduled for July 31. Please come out and join us for this epic comedy adventure!
2015 Summer Program Guide!
Our new BPD Summer brochure will be printed and ready within the next couple of weeks but you can download the digital version right now.
Click the link below or on the brochure cover (upper right) to peruse our Summer offerings.
It's never too soon to register for your favorite BPD programs. In fact, nothing hurts a program more than everyone waiting until
the last minute because a program can be cancelled if the minimum registration has not been met the week before the class is scheduled to
begin. Registration for all programs must
be completed no later than 1 week prior to the start date
of each program/class to be sure the minimum number of
participants has been met.
Click here to download the Summer brochure
STATE OF ILLINOIS NOT AWARDING OPEN SPACE LAND ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS- GOVERNOR RAUNER REVERSES AWARDS PREVIOUSLY AWARDED BY FORMER GOVERNOR QUINN
As reported by the IAPD:
Earlier this week, Governor Rauner announced that he does not intend to award the FY16 OSLAD Grants because of his impending budget battle with the General Assembly. These FY16 OSLAD grants are those that would be awarded at the beginning of 2016 (the application period began on May 1, 2015 and the deadline to apply was set for July 1, 2015.)
The Governor has stated his commitment to creating jobs and growing the Illinois economy. OSLAD projects not only do both, but they leverage local dollars by requiring a 100% match. The completed park projects improve the quality of life within Illinois communities and attract and help retain businesses and workers, two more of the Governor's goals.
Park districts, conservation districts, and forest preserve districts across the state are very disappointed with this latest decision, but will continue our commitment to work with the Illinois Association of Park District's and the State of Illinios to protect the vitality of one of the most successful and responsible grant programs the State has administered in the past 25 years.
We remain grateful to all members of the General Assembly for their steadfast and bipartisan support of the OSLAD program.
Locally, this action effects the Berwyn Park District by removing the matching funds for the planned land acquisition project near Liberty Cultural Center and the Proksa Park Pond Renovation Project.. The grant funds are generated by a portion of the real estate transfer tax collected when property is sold and is not general revenue.The District grant awards total nearly $400,000.
The District will revisit both of these needed projects to formulate the next steps moving forward.
|8th Ward Alderman Nora Laureto
16th Street Theater
Alexander’s Pancake House
Arrowhead Golf Course
Art-Flo Shirt & Lettering Co.
Autre Monde Café & Spirits
Berwyn Ace Hardware
Berwyn Development Corporations
Berwyn Firefighters Union Local 506
Big Hurt Brewery
Blueberry Hill Pancake House
Chicago White Sox
Classic Touch Hair Designers
Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park
Forest Park Orthodontics
Frankfort Square Park District Golf Course
Jack’s Food & Liquor
Jeffrey S. Janda
Louis C. Cairo
Mario J. Manfredini
Martin-Aire Heating & Cooling
Miss Nancy Schmancy
Multicare Health Center
Olive or Twist
Paisan’s Pizzeria & Bar
Park District of Forest Park
Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago
Route 66 Beverage
South Berwyn Education Foundation
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
Mary Gail Corpus
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 iapd@ILparks.org.
Berwyn 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).
Read the entire Press Release here
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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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.
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.