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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

MARCH 27 UPDATE - FACILITIES, PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS, TRAILS AND ATHLETIC FIELDS ARE CLOSED In response to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order issued March 20 for Illinois residents to “stay at home,” all District facilities, playgrounds, parks, trails, athletic fields and courts, and park restrooms across the community are closed to the public through April 7. Trails… Read More

Fox Valley Park District Cancels Upcoming Programs, Events

Press Release – March 26, 2020 Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race scratched for third-straight year AURORA – The Fox Valley Park District continues to monitor the COVID-19 crisis, and adhere to recommendations set forth by local, state and federal officials. As a result, FVPD officials have been forced to cancel several upcoming programs and events,… Read More

Age Just a Number to Fox Fitness Regular

Ray Moore was working out on a leg extension machine at Prisco Community Center, when he felt – and heard – “bones cracking” in his left knee. “The doctor told me: ‘You get two choices. You can be in a wheelchair the rest of your life or we can replace the knee,’” Ray recalled during… Read More

A Camping You Shall Go!

2020 Summer Camps are Almost Here! The Fox Valley Park District offers more than 75 summer camps, spanning a wide variety of interests and activities. Summer Camps Here’s a quick rundown of our summer lineup, but be sure to check out our 2020 Summer Camp Guide for a more comprehensive look. Register your kiddos before the… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Spring 2020

volunteer [vol-uh n-teer]: a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. The official definition almost sounds too simple. But synonyms describing the word – “step forward,” “take initiative,” “submit oneself” – begin to describe its spirit. At the Fox Valley Park District, we rely heavily on the selfless work and… Read More

Fox Valley Park District to Host Annual Job Fair

Press Release – February 18, 2020 “I actually like to call it more of a ‘hiring fair,’ because we’re hiring on the spot,” said Lisa Santoria, the FVPD’s director of human resources. “This is a perfect opportunity for college- and high school-age students to secure a summer position before classes wrap up for the year.”… Read More

FVPD Aquatics Staff Receives International Safety Award

Two words sure to nudge the adrenaline: Unannounced audit. Multiply that by five and you’re walking in the aqua socks of a Fox Valley Park District lifeguard – all of whom are certified by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., an international aquatic safety and risk management consulting firm dedicated to the prevention and elimination of… Read More

Spring into Action!

Springtime – the season to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and begin anew, just as the nature surrounding us does the same. We’ve got literally hundreds of activities from which you can choose, so plan your time accordingly. For a full lineup of spring adventures, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/events/. For starters, check out these 10 events… Read More

Family Fun Fair Returns to Vaughan Athletic Center

Press Release – February 11, 2020 Free event draws dozens of community organizations – and more AURORA – Families and children are invited to the Vaughan Athletic Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, when the Fox Valley Park District will hold its annual Family Fun Fair. The educational and interactive event runs from 11 a.m. to… Read More