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Summer’s Your Time to Shine!

A particularly rainy spring – or even an extended winter (late-April snowstorms … seriously?)  – didn’t get us down! Nope, let’s turn our focus to summer’s sunshine, warmth and longer days! For a full lineup of summer adventures, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/events/. For starters, check out these 12 events to add to your calendar. Mid-American Canoe &… Read More

Fox Valley Park District Wins State Award

Press Release – September 19, 2019 District’s arts programs, offerings recognized by IAPD as ‘Best of the Best’ AURORA – The Fox Valley Park District today announces that it has received a “Best of the Best” award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts. The FVPD captured the honor in the category of Arts in… Read More

Summer Concerts

Live & Uncorked Concert Series Thank you to all our passholders and patrons who came out to enjoy our concerts this year. We look forward to another great year in 2024! Presented by  … Read More

COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

FEBRUARY 28 UPDATE On Monday, February 28, Governor J.B. Pritzker lifted the statewide indoor mask requirement. The Fox Valley Park District has followed and will continue to follow guidance from the State of Illinois and local government. Face masks will no longer be required in District facilities, but are strongly encouraged. We ask that everyone be… Read More

It’s Park and Recreation Month!

July means we’re smack dab in the middle of summer, so what better way to celebrate than through Park and Recreation Month? Since it was proclaimed by the National Park and Recreation Association in 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month each July to promote the importance of health and wellness, conservation and social… Read More


The 1940s Back in 1946, a survey was done to determine the best plan of action to beautify the Fox River and give veterans of World War II a source of income. At that time, the Fox River was a dumping ground for many of the manufacturing plants that operated in Aurora. Veterans were employed… Read More

Gift Cards

A Fox Valley Park District Gift Card is a prepaid, reloadable gift card you can use to pay for purchases at participating Park District locations. It is a quick and convenient way to pay! Frequently Asked Questions Where can I purchase a Fox Valley Park District Gift Card? Fox Valley Park District Gift Cards may be… Read More

Seasonal Operations, Sledding and More!

Sledding: It’s one of the joys of childhood, but please remind the young ones to sled down the middle of the hill and walk up the sides to avoid the dreaded “bowling alley” scenario and potential injury. Here are the go-to hills: Lincoln Park – Located at Russell Avenue and Lakewood Place in Aurora, this… Read More

Chill Out (or In) with the FVPD this January

Happy New Year and welcome, 2023! With it comes a January full of adventures – indoors and out – at the Fox Valley Park District. Check out some ideas below and be sure to check out the Events Calendar for January’s full lineup of activities. Jump with Marshall Everyone’s favorite firefighting Dalmatian is ready to… Read More

Closed for 2022: Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center

The Fox Valley Park District regrets to announce that Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center will be closed during the 2022 season. The District remains impacted by the national lifeguard shortage and current labor climate, said Jaime Ijams, the FVPD’s director of recreation. The American Lifeguard Association projects that at least one-third of public pools in… Read More