Parkie’s Pool Party to Support LCSRA Sensory Room Campaign

Enjoy Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park while supporting the LCSRA Sensory Room Campaign at Parkie’s Pool Party on Saturday, July 13 from noon-6:00 pm. The event includes tailgate games, raffles & prizes, a DJ, and a Wibit Inflatable AquaTrack. Residents of Bolingbrook and Plainfield residents with valid ID will enjoy a special discount admission.

Proceeds of the event support the Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) Sensory Room Campaign.  The goal is to raise $75,000 to cover to the costs of the equipment in the sensory room.  Located at the Annerino Community Center, the sensory room will serve the growing need of having a safe space for children and adults to de-stress and regulate their emotions.  LCSRA serves individuals in the Bolingbrook and Plainfield communities with disabilities which can include physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, communication disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorder.

Please consider donating to this amazing project by attending the Parkie’s Pool Party.  To make a donation now, please visit www.lcsrasensoryroomcampaign.org.  Any dollar amount makes a difference. 100% of the money donated will go directly into the sensory room.

“Fun is our strength. Anytime we can use that to help raise money for a great cause is something we’re happy to do,” said executive director, Ron Oestreich. “We hope people from both Bolingbrook and Plainfield take advantage of the special discounted rate and have some fun with us!”

Another layer of this event is that it falls on Unplug Illinois Day.  All across Illinois, people will ditch their electronic devices and "unplug" to enjoy everything that their local park and recreation agencies have to offer. Unplug Illinois, a program of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), will promote parks as a place to play--and the value that parks play in creating healthier communities.

Unplug Illinois encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with one another through experiences at local park and recreation agencies. Whether a person is biking with friends on local trails, playing a sport, taking in a class or simply cooling off at the pool, Illinois is home to thousands of park and recreation facilities that can help people live a happier and healthier life.