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COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

MAY 21 UPDATE – SUMMER CAMPS The Fox Valley Park District, in accordance with the Restore Illinois plan, is currently examining how we can safely re-open our programs and facilities to best meet the community’s needs. This includes day camps, fitness, tennis and our summer camps. Unfortunately, we’ve had to make some difficult decisions regarding… Read More

State Grant = New Plaza Outside ‘The Barn’ at Blackberry Farm

Jim Oberweis stood on the new, 2,000-square-foot plaza outside of The Barn at Blackberry Farm and surveyed the new amenities. The Illinois 25th District Senator, who sponsored the $50,000 grant awarded to the Fox Valley Park District through the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO), echoed the sentiments of many. “I think it’s… Read More

Fox Valley Park District Offering Virtual Recreation Activities

Press Release – May 4, 2020 AURORA – In the spirit of delivering programs and activities to its residents, the Fox Valley Park District remains committed to offering recreational opportunities in a virtual capacity during disruptions caused by the pandemic. Shortly after the state’s stay-at-home order, FVPD staff unveiled a variety of online activities, which are… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Summer 2020

I’m the dreamer, he’s the builder. Those are the words of Nick Sargis, the Fox Valley Park District’s performing arts coordinator and technical director. The “he” is Matt Greising, the guy who designs the sets, carves the wood, paints the props … “He does so many things behind the scenes,” Nick says, “that when Matt… Read More

2020 Census

It's not too late to be a Hero! There's still time to significantly influence your community's future. If you forgot to complete the Census, you still can be a hero by filling it out today. Your statistics will significantly influence your community's future. Over the next decade, each person counted receives about $20,567 for their community. By completing… 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