“Get Your Play On” at Bolingbrook Park District this Summer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This summer, discover the power of play with Bolingbrook Park District. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including the Family Fun Series, which offers free concerts, movies and Visit Your Local Parks throughout the summer in partnership with AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook Park District is expanding on the celebration of Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

Free concerts begin Wednesday, June 7 and are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Village of Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, located at 375 W. Briarcliff Rd.  This year’s acts include a variety of music from Chi-Town Soul, Brett Mitchell & the Giant GHOST and Sweet Diezel Jenkins.  A full list of bands can be found at www.bolingbrookparks.org.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket and a bowl of popcorn! Our free outdoor movie series features three movies that will be shown on outside on an inflatable screen. Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-friendly movie (all movies are rated PG).  Movies will start around 8:15 pm.  The first movie is LEGO Batman on Thursday, June 22 at the Village of Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center (375 W. Briarcliff Rd).

Other movies are Sing on Thursday, July 13 at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Bolingbrook (500 Remington Rd.) and Moana on Monday, July 31 at Bulldog Park (351 Blair Ln.).

Every Friday starting, June 9, take a trip to your local park and while visiting take a ride on the trackless train, try climbing the portable climbing Wall, check out a book with the Fountaindale Public Library Bookmobile and see the puppet show.  All Visit Your Local Park times are from 10:00 am-12:30 pm.  The first park is Indian Chase Meadows Park (525 Pheasant Chase Dr.), The full schedule of Visit Your Local Parks can be found at www.bolingbrookparks.org.

NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit www.nrpa.org/July for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge.

The Bolingbrook Park District is a public parks and recreation agency located in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The Bolingbrook Park District operates two community centers, an indoor/outdoor aquatic park, golf course, banquet hall and restaurant, two fitness centers, two outdoor skate parks, a sports complex, nature center and conservation area, and 48 parks along with their many playgrounds, picnic shelters and over 1087 acres of land. 

For more information visit: www.bolingbrookparks.org or call (630) 739-0272.

About The National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.