BPD Launches Parkie’s Super-Awesome Birthday Celebration Contest

In celebration of Parkie the Pelican's 20th birthday, the 20th anniversary of the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, which houses Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park and LifeStyles Fitness Center, Bolingbrook Park District has launched "Parkie's Super-Awesome Birthday Celebration Contest."  Winners will receive a $500 park district gift card and will award the Golden Parkie Bobblehead at Summer's Last Blast on August 27.

Families are encouraged to create a birthday message for Parkie, wishing him a Happy 20th Birthday.  Messages can be anything from art projects like birthday card, drawings, paintings, sculptures to a choreographed dance video.

Everyone that enters will receive a limited edition Parkie Bobblehead (limit one per entry, limit 100 total entries).

First prizewinners will be treated to a VIP Experience at Summer's Last Blast and will receive a $500 gift card to the park district.  Second prize will receive a $250 gift card and third place will receive a $100 gift card.

Parkie's first birthday was held on August 20, 1996 at the very first Summer's Last Blast and since then, many different contests have been held including the The "Where's Parkie?" promotion and the "Summer Family Challenge."  This year's "Parkie's Super-Awesome Birthday Celebration Contest" encompasses many themes from past challenges. 

Participants can begin submitting projects now and will be accepted until August 17 at 11:59 pm.  Forms can be downloaded at bolingbrookparks.org and submitted to Justin Waters, Marketing & Communications Manager at jwaters@bolingbrookparks.org or can be dropped off at the Annerino Community Center, located at 201 Recreation Dr.