Youth Classes

Looking for something fun but not sure what to do? We offer a variety of programs to help keep kids engaged, growing, and learning. Whether it be STEAM based or simply fun, there is something for everyone.
New Dates!
New!
At-Home Bug Crafts Kits

We miss you at the park district, so we’re packing you some fun to-go!
All activities were put together with your health and safety in mind in a clean environment.

It’s time to have some fun crafting & catching bugs!  Enjoy 5 different kits to create and use or even gift for a special person in your life. 

Ages: 5 and up

Fee: $10/kit

What's included in the kit: 
A bug jar craft to decorate then go outside and find some bugs to observe. Let them go when you’re done.
A net to help catch your bugs 
2 bug magic scratches craft
1 bug mask craft

Bug Catching & Craft Kit Pick-up: Bug Craft Kits are available for pick-up in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6pm.

Pick up information: 
Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S Wisconsin Ave
Berwyn, Il 60402 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org

Min: 1   Max: 6


New Dates!
New!
At-Home Family Tie-Dye Kits

We miss you at the park district, so we’re packing you some fun to-go
The tie-dye activity kit was put together with your health and safety in mind in a clean environment.

It’s time to have some family fun!  Enjoy tie-dying at home.

Ages: 5 & up

Fee: $30/kit

In your kit you’ll receive:
Tie-dye kit (4 pairs of gloves, rubber bands, dye)
4 white banandas
Bucket with lid

Tie-Dye Kit Pick-up: Tie-Dye Kits are available for pick-up in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 6pm.

Pick up information: 
Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S Wisconsin Ave
Berwyn, Il 60402 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org.

Min: 1   Max: 5


New!
Fairy Garden Workshop

Build your own miniature indoor whimsical garden to keep those fairies happy on cold winter days. Add your own unique touch to create a whimsical or fairy feel. We will provide instructions and an assortment of materials and plants to make your own portable garden.

Age: 6-12

Program #: R2018-301
Day:  W
Date:  Nov 18 
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm 
Fee: $15 child/ $20 adult
Register by:  Nov 13

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org                                                                                  

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 7   Max: 30


New Dates!
Learn and Play Chess (Ages 6-12)

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. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary and this program is for ages 6-12. Each class will
consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced instructor. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!
Total of five classes

AGE: 6-12

Program #: R2001-301   
Days:  W
Dates: Oct 14-Nov 11
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Fee:  $50R/$55NR
Register by: October 13

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

For more information, please contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 2   Max: 8


New Dates!
Magic of Gary Kantor

MAGIC CLASS! Children are guaranteed to have fun as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the "Magic of Gary Kantor"! Your child will be able to amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading, and more. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and learn age appropriate tricks. New and different tricks are always taught at each session. 

AGE: 5-12

Program #: R2003-301
Day: M
Date: Oct 19
Time: 5:00 - 5:55pm
Fee: $20/participant

Program #: R2003-302
Day: Tu
Date: Dec 1
Time: 6:45-7:40pm               
Fee: 
$20/participant

Location:  Park District of Oak Park

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org

Min: 1   Max: 20


New Dates!
Nerf Warz (Ages 6-10, 11-14)

Participants will battle in our Nerf Battleground, consisted of obstacles and barriers for a fun, safe activity that involves strategy and physical fitness. Please bring one foam dart gun and we will supply the Nerf N-Strike foam darts and eye protection for all participants. Battle modes consist of capture the flag, last one standing and many more!

Registration can be done online or in-person at Proksa Park Activity Center.

Program #: R2000-302
Day: W
Date: Nov 18
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee: $10
Age: 6-10
Register by: Nov 18

Program #: R2000-303
Day: W
Date: Nov 18
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Fee: $10
Age: 11-14
Register by: Nov 18

Program #: R2000-101
Day: Th
Date: Jan 14
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Fee: $10
Age: 6-10
Register by: Jan 14

Location: Liberty Cultural Center Gym

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 40


New!
Spooktacular Boo Boxes

Goblins, Gools, and Ghosts!

Are you looking for a safely spooky night? Look no further!

In our Spooktacual Boo Boxes, you will find all the haunting supplies needed for a Goolish Project. Each boxes includes one of the following art projects -  my spooky zoo, ghost painting, kit to make slime, and a pie pumpkin. Then listen to our pre-recorded spooky storytime to enjoy an extra fright before Halloween!

Contactless pick up for Boo Boxes is located at Liberty Cultural Center on Friday, October 23rd from 10am - 11am . Please stay in your car. A Berwyn Park District staff member will place the Boo Box into your trunk.

Pick up information:
Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W 27th Place
Berwyn, IL 60402

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Martha Houston Athletics and Recreation Manager at mhouston@berwynparks.org

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 3   Max: 20


About BPD
The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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To enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.
Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.