Events

The Berwyn Park District offers a wide variety of family-oriented events throughout the year. The majority of our special events are held free of charge for our residents. We strive to bring you entertainment and help build life-long memories.
New!
Growing Together - Mother's Day Celebration

Saturday, May 8

April Showers brings MOM flowers!
Celebrate Mothers Day by bringing together parent and child to plant a flower, make a
Mother’s Day craft to take home, and enjoy an edible garden snack. All supplies will be
included. Participants can get messy, so dress appropriately. Maximum 2 children per
adult participant.

*Each Parent/Child pair will count toward (1) registration!*

Ages: All Ages Welcome

Fee: $15 Resident rate / $20 Non-Resident rate

Location:  Liberty Cultural Center Green Space

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 25


New Dates!
Pay It Forward @ Proksa Park

Saturday, May 15

The Berwyn Park District services over 55,000 Berwyn residents by providing superior
parks, facilities, and recreational services to the community.

We have many projects we would
like to do but almost never enough hands! That is where you come in! Our Pay It Forward program is an opportunity for community members to help work in the park to make it a better place for all of us. Pay it forward days are one day per season for a few hours and will leave a lasting impression on our parks that the community can be proud of. Pre-registration is helpful, but not necessary. Lunch will be provided for the volunteers! Projects will be discussed as we get closer!
All ages welcome!

Saturday, May 15 | 9:00am to 12:00pm


THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE HOURS

 

Any buisness or organzation looking to take part or sponsor this event should reach out to zkerby@berwynparks.org for more information.

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 45


New!
The Kerby Classic - Chess Tournament

Saturday, May 22

Berwyn Park District will be hosting our first Chess tournament this summer for all amateur players!

All games will adhere to FIDE Laws of Chess. Players will be paired up for games and will compete in multiple rounds of chess games.

Tournament will be played at Hessler Park and will not be ranked.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place!

 




New!
Paper Airplane Contest!

Wednesday, May 26

Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day by seeing who can build and fly the BEST paper airplane! 

We will be having a contest for longest paper airplane flight, as well as most
time spent in the air. Participation is free, and supplies will be provided.
Each pilot has 3 chances to throw their paper airplane. Prizes will be provided
for the top 2 finishers in each category. Walk up registration is available!
 

Location: Proksa Park Special Event Area

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 100


New!
Catch a breeze, fly a kite!

Tuesday, Jun 15

Kites have been flown by people for over 11,000 years! Join in this ancient tradition by celebrating National Fly-A-Kite Day on June 15th!

Berwyn Park District is inviting everyone out to fill the sky with colorful kites in beautiful Freedom Park! Bring your own kite or buy a DIY kite from us on site for $5! There will be a staff onsite to show how to build and fly kites.
 

Location: Proksa Park Special Event Area

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 100


New!
Building Together - Father's Day Celebration

Saturday, Jun 19

Don't forget about the dads!
Celebrate Fathers Day by bringing together parent and child to build a bird house, decorate the bird house, and grill up some shisk kabobs. All supplies will be
included. Participants can get messy, so dress appropriately. Maximum 2 children per
adult participant.

*Each Parent/Child pair will count toward (1) registration!*

Ages: All Ages Welcome

Fee: $15 Resident rate / $20 Non-Resident rate

Location:  Liberty Cultural Center Green Space

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 25


New!
Mario Kart in the Park

Thursday, Jun 24

Ever since its debut, Mario Kart has remained one of the most popular video games of all time and a favorite for generations! The Berwyn Park District will bring back this popular event to engage both kids and adults in a timeless classic around the tube tv.

Players will race in sets of 4, with the winners advancing to play in our championship match on our giant inflatable screen!

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 100


New Dates!
101 Year - Party in the Park!

Saturday, Jun 26

Berwyn Park District is celebrating 101 Years of Service to the community by hosting our 101 Year - Party in the Park! To celebrate Proksa Park’s Birthday, we will be bringing together something for everyone!

Outdoor Activities lined up include,

- Live music from “Hey Jimmy”

- Live Ax Throwing (for Adults and Kids)

- A Trackless Train 

- Inflatable Bounce houses

- A “Memory Lane” Park District photo sharing tent

- A Berwyn themed craft!


Complimenting these attractions will be games, prizes, food vendors, and an array of Berwyn businesses and entities!

 

Any buisness or organzation looking to take part or sponsor this event should reach out to zkerby@berwynparks.org for more information.

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Family Campout

Saturday, Jul 17

Grab your camping gear and get ready for a fun evening under the stars in Proksa Park! Participants will enjoy a night hike, s’mores, games, and craft options!

NOTE: Tents and other camping gear will NOT be provided. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. No more than 3 children per adult . Program will not run-in inclement weather.

This event will run Saturday evening (7pm) until Sunday morning (7am). Dinner will not be provided, however we will have smores at night and a continental breakfast in the AM. 

Fee: Resident rate $12 / Non-Resident rate $17

 

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 50


New!
Candyland in the Park

Tuesday, Jul 20

Berwyn Park District is celebrating National Lollipop Day by putting together Candyland in the park!


Participants will make there way from donut slopes to gummy hills, and from
the ice palace to chocolate mountain, getting candy and playing games along
the way! This will be a self-paced event with participants being spaced out
for social distancing. One adult per child. Masks are required.

Program #                   Fee Resident/Non-Resident         Location
S2010-201                  $15/$20                                            Proksa Park Special Event Area

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 50


New Dates!
New Time
Community Bonfire

Tuesday, Jul 27

The Community Bonfire Series invites community members to experience their park by firelight!


Spend the evening in the park roasting marshmallows, learning about wildlife, and getting to know your neighbors. We will provide the marshmallows, but please feel welcome
to bring any other ingredients you’d like to add. Join us within the first 15 minutes of the event to help build the campfire. A Park District staff will be on location to answer
questions about upcoming programs as well.

 

 

Location: Freedom Park
3701 Scoville Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Movies in the Park

Friday, Aug 6

The Berwyn Park District and the Berwyn Public Library have teamed up again to bring you Movies in the Park! Movies will start promptly at dusk. Check the daily weather to see the time of dusk each day.

This event is FREE to the public

July 9 - Lion King (1994)

July 23 - Shrek (2001) 

August 6 - The Goonies (1985) 

Location: 6514 W. 27th Place - Across the street from the Liberty Green Space

Rain Location: Liberty Cultural Center 6445 W. 27th Place 

Movies will start at roughly 8:45pm

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Back to School Picnic

Sunday, Aug 15

Join the Berwyn Park District and Berwyn South School District 100 as we say goodbye to summer in style! Join us for a day of food, fun and games at Proksa Park.


This free picnic features lunch off the grill, school supply giveaways donated by the PAV YMCA, informational booths, meet & greet with BSD 100 teachers, games, and more!

Free for All Ages!

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402



New Dates!
Community Garage Sale

Saturday, Aug 21

The Berwyn Park District will be hosting a Community Garage Sale at Proksa Park this fall! We invite our community to come out and get some stuff on a bargain! Each spot is 10’ x 10’. This event will take place on the path surrounding the baseball fields at Proksa Park. 

Register online or at the Proksa Park Activity Center during regular buisness hours.

 

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 50


New!
Fiesta LatinX in the Park

Saturday, Sep 11

Bring your family and friends as we celebrate our community;s Latin Heritage with our annual Fiesta Latinx. 

This fall's event will feature variou Latin music, food, activities and more! 

This is a FREE event, all ages are welcome!

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402



New Dates!
Berwyn Brewfest

Saturday, Sep 25

Beer, Music, Food, and Friends… This is what you can expect to find at our 7th Annual Berwyn Brewfest this fall. Enjoy a wide range of beer with over 40 different
craft beers to choose from inside Proksa Park. Live music and food vendors will be there to make a complete afternoon for everyone involved!

Tickets will be on sale starting 4th of July weekend at the Early Bird rate! Pre-Event Sales start September 1st.

To purchase tickets or for more info visit berwynparks.org
 

$25 Early Bird Ticket
$30 Pre-Event Ticket
$35 Ticket at the gate

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402



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.