Fox Valley Park District | Where Fun Begins


Welcome to the online press room for the Fox Valley Park District. Here you will find all of our latest press releases. Media representatives are invited to call Public Relations Manager Jeff Long at 630-966-4527 or email Jeff at Newsroom archives are available for20102009 and 2008.


‘Live and Uncorked’ – outdoor concert parties at Blackberry Farm – Next Up: Libido Funk Circus – June 29

When it comes to the best of the best, outdoor concerts are at the top of the list – warm summer nights groovin’ in the cool twilight. You don’t just […]

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Just in time for summer: Splash Pad opens at MLK Park

Summer 2017 just got a lot cooler at Martin Luther King Park. Located at the intersection of N Farnsworth Ave. and Grand Blvd., MLK park features a baseball diamond, a basketball […]

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Paddling the Fox River: Click here for your boat

Online shopping – could it be any easier? Visit a website, click, and you get doorstep delivery the next day. The Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race takes that technology to […]

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Milestone: Park District seats first elected board in 70-year history

The first elected board in the Fox Valley Park District’s 70-year history was seated Monday night as seven commissioners were sworn in for duty. The commissioners were elected during the […]

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1 season pass for 2 water parks? Oh, sweet summer! Splash and Phillips open soon

With each warm spring day, summer feels closer and closer. Any day now, the solar vortex will be unleashed, and we all know what that means. Head to the water […]

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Summer’s here! Water parks open daily – affordable, family fun

Every year, we get teased by those tantalizing tastes of summer, when the glowing sun and warm breezes prompt an instant wardrobe change to shorts and swimwear. Just as quick, […]

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Centerfold - June 29 at McCullough Park

Free concerts in the park – Next up: Centerfold – June 29 at McCullough Park

The Fox Valley Park District will stage a series of six free concerts this summer, beginning June 8 with the melodic sounds of 90s rock band 3 AM at Montgomery Park. The […]

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Where history is hip: Blackberry Farm is open for the season – every day!

Getting older is inevitable. The trick is handling the aging process gracefully. On the west edge of Aurora, there’s an iconic landmark where the mythical fountain of youth flows. Blackberry […]

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‘Blackhawk Park’ approved as new name for west side development

What’s in a name? When it comes to local parks, there’s a little bit of everything – history, location, sentiment and pride. Such is the case for a new development […]

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Construction is under way at Blackhawk Park; completion by fall

Construction on the much-anticipated Blackhawk Park got under way on June 20, shortly after approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners for a $640,900 bid to R.C. […]

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