Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race Set to Return June 5

Press Release – May 17, 2022 Multiple divisions support all paddlers AURORA – Join paddlers of all ages and abilities as the Fox Valley Park District prepares to restore an early summer tradition that dates to the 1960s with the return of the Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race. Last run in 2017, the previous four… Read More

Looking for Summer Activities? No Sweat!

Concerts, kayaks and campouts – they all scream summer! Who’s ready? For a full lineup of summer adventures, check out our Events Calendar and/or Adventure Playbook. For starters, check out these 10 events to add to your calendar. Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race Join paddlers of all ages and abilities as we prepare to restore… 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

Annual Barnyard Dash 5K Returns to Familiar Setup

From one virtual race to another beginning in waves from two different starting gates, the annual Barnyard Dash 5K & Pig Pen One-Miler quite literally changed course the last couple years. But … “We’re basically bringing everything back to make it normal again,” says Abby Shepherd, the Fox Valley Park District’s rentals and events supervisor… Read More

April Events at the Fox Valley Park District

Alice in Bunnyland Join Alice on another madcap adventure, this time at the Prisco Community Center! Alice and the Mad Hatter invite you to an early Easter celebration with tea, juice, cookies, crafts and activities. When: Saturday, April 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Prisco Community Center Ages: 2Y and up Register today! Wine &… Read More

Zumba Fits Groove of On-the-Go Grandma

It’s a late-winter morning, quiet and dreary, when a Fox Fitness member busts through the silence and hustles up the stairs that curl toward the upper level of the Vaughan Athletic Center. Clearly in a rush, Betsy Cortes never breaks stride when she waves and shouts to a staff member: “Good morning! I’m late and… Read More

What's Happening this Month: March

Thursday - Saturday, March 10-12:  Winter Stage Presents: ‘Matilda’ at Prisco Community Center More than 60 cast members collaborate to tell the story of young genius Matilda Wormwood, who’s forced to put up with crude and distant parents and a strict bully of a school principal. Through the power of telekinesis, Matilda begins to fight back… 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

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