Sand Wasps? Think Friends, Not Foes

If you’re the parent of a ballplayer or kiddos who like to operate the diggers at one of our playgrounds, perhaps you’ve come across the Sand Wasp (Bembix) – one of more than 1,200 sand wasp species in North America. Not to worry. They’re all buzz, no sting. With a gestation period of about six… Read More

Preserving, Expanding Pollinator Habitats Support FVPD Mission

Responsible conservation and sustainability practices remain a top priority for the Fox Valley Park District, and directly support a pillar in our mission to “enrich the community … through environmentally and fiscally responsible actions.” That’s one reason why Illinois Pollinator Week – June 22-28, this year – always, well, creates a buzz around the District.… Read More

Fox Valley Park District to Offer Outdoor Fitness Classes

Press Release – June 4, 2020 Programs begin June 8 at Vaughan, Prisco and Eola centers AURORA – In accordance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois approach to safely reopen the state, the Fox Valley Park District is set to begin offering in-person Fox Fitness programs, albeit with a new look and feel. Beginning Monday,… 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

Join the 2020 Census Team Here! Volunteer Opportunity Volunteers needed to visit the ward/neighborhood of your choice on August 25 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) & September 25 ( 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.).  You can register at For safety and contact tracing procedures, each person must register individually with a separate email address. It's not… Read More

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