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Fox Valley Park District | Where Fun Begins


Welcome to the online press room for the Fox Valley Park District. Here you will find all of our latest press releases. Media representatives are invited to call Public Relations Manager Jeff Long at 630-966-4527 or email Jeff at Newsroom archives are available for20102009 and 2008.


Saturday: Fitness Fun Fair for Kids – a Free-for-All at the Vaughan Center

Families and children are invited to the Vaughan Athletic Center on Saturday, Feb. 18, when the Fox Valley Park District will stage its annual Fitness Fun Fair for Kids. The […]

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Spring registration is happening now – hundreds of programs, events and activities!

Residents of the Fox Valley Park District may register for spring programs and events beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. To register, each household must set up an […]

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Mush! Dog sled demo coming to Lippold Park on Jan. 28

The mushers and their dogs are coming for an afternoon of dog sled demonstrations from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Lippold Park – 2001 S. River […]

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Planning a summer party in the park? Picnic shelter reservations available now

The Fox Valley Park District began accepting picnic shelter reservations on Feb. 1, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Park District features 13 picnic shelters throughout its park system in […]

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‘Willy Wonka’ hits stage for 4 shows – Jan. 13-15 – at Prisco Center

The Fox Valley Park District’s Winter Stage production of Willy Wonka will be performed Jan. 13, 14 and 15 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., in Aurora. […]

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Public input welcome on new west side park development – comment here

Fox Valley Park District residents are invited to share feedback and provide input on the conceptual plans for a soon-to-be-developed park on Aurora’s near west side. The 2.7-acre site at the […]

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Park District hosts FREE Sports Saturdays for kids at 6 schools each week through Feb. 25

The Fox Valley Park District has partnered with six schools throughout Aurora and North Aurora to offer its traditionally popular Sports Saturdays program beginning Jan. 7. Free to resident families […]

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Board approves 2017 tax levy; rising EAVs to yield lower taxes for residents

At their monthly meeting on Dec. 12, the Fox Valley Park District’s Board of Trustees approved the agency’s $23 million tax levy that will support the District’s 2017 fiscal year […]

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11 candidates running for first elected Board of Trustees in 2017  

Eleven residents will be vying for a total of seven seats on the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners in the April 4 elections. They will be the first […]

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Family New Year’s Eve Party starts the celebration early on Dec. 31

Families and children can start their New Year’s Eve activities early with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Vaughan Athletic Center. The […]

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Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
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