Are you ready for summer? We are!

To prepare for a summer of fun, Bolingbrook residents can now purchase fishing permits, park permits, register for day camp and Pelican Passes.

Pelican Passes are available at a discounted rate of $55 per person for residents, through April 30, offering a $25 savings.  That means, for a family of four, you can save up to $100.  These passes get your unlimited visits to Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park from May 26-September 3. The rate increases to $80 per person for residents on May 1.

Bolingbrook Park District offers a number of different camps for all ages, interests and time commitments.  Camp Alotta Fun for campers age 6-14 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm and begins the week of June 4-8 and runs through the week of August 6-10.  Sunrise and Sunset extended camps are offered from 7:00-9:00 am and 4:00-6:00 pm before and after camp. 

Hidden Oaks Nature Center offers a summer nature camp from 9:00 am-3:00 pm for those that want to get more in-depth with nature.  Pelican Harbor also offers a Harbor Heroes camp that encourages those that are interested in the behind the scenes training of a lifeguard or instructor, all with the fun of a summer camp.

New camp offerings include Chicago Fire MLS Camp, Chicago Bulls/White Sox Camp, Gold Medal Gymnastics Camp and much more.  Visit for detailed information.

Permits are needed for all adults age 16 and older to fish at Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm.  Permits are just $30 for residents and are valid from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.  One-day permits are just $8 for residents.  Revenue generated from permit fees goes directly to stocking a variety of fish into the lakes.  There are six fishing derbies set for 2018, with the first being a Trout Derby on April 21 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. 

If you’re looking to have a party or gathering of 15 or more, you may obtain a park permit and we’ll take extra care of you by ensuring the reserved area is clean and orderly.  Premier Parks like Wipfler Park feature an all-new playground with ample parking, shelter and bathrooms.  You can find a listing of parks and amenities at