Fox Valley Park District

Spring is Spectacular!

We’re ready to celebrate the spring season! Check out these 10 great ways to enjoy the coming (and warmer!) months and discover how spectacular spring really is! For a full list of events happening around the valley, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/events.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Bash

Enjoy a day off of school by attending a birthday party for Dr. Seuss! Party activities include games, crafts, and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss classic. Lunch and birthday cupcakes will be served. Register early for a discounted rate!

When: Friday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 3Y & up
Fee: $8
Register online


Adults Only Nerf Tournament

It’s the adults’ turn to get in on the fun in this one-day Nerf war tournament! Sign up in teams of 4 to compete for the title of biggest kids at heart! Nerf supplies provided.

When: Saturday, March 9, 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Ages: 18Y & up
Fee: $8 residents / $12 non-residents
Register online


Maple Fest

Enjoy a short presentation on Maple trees before heading out into the woods for a short hike to learn how people through the years have tapped maple trees and collected the delicious treat! Stop by Sapwood Corner to test your maple tapping skills firsthand and don’t forget to sample some of the flavorful product yourself! All participants must have a ticket, except for children 2 and under. Maple-themed snacks will be available for purchase. Large groups are strongly encouraged to call the Nature Center (630-897-1808) to set up a private program. Tours on the hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When: Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Red Oak Nature Center, 2343 S. River St., Batavia
Ages: All
Fee: $2
Register online


Flick ‘n Float: “The Little Mermaid”

Join us “under the sea” for another Flick-n-Float! Enjoy a themed snack and beverage while you view “The Little Mermaid” in our leisure pool. Register early for a discounted rate!

When: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 3Y & up
Fee: $8
Register online


Community-wide Service Day

Scout groups, church groups, students, friends and families are invited to help with service projects, including river and local park clean-ups throughout the community!

When: Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Throughout the community

Sign up today!
Debbie Smith – Fox Valley Park District
630-966-4555 or dsmith@fvpd.net


Spring Fever Festival

Bring the whole family to this fun-filled, Spring-themed festival! Featuring egg decorating, music, crafts, games, snacks and more. Special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny! Register early for a discounted rate.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 2Y & up
Fee: $7
Register online


Underwater Egg Hunt

Jump in and retrieve eggs from our pools! Splash your way to prizes: ages 3-4 will be in the toddler splash area, and older participants will retrieve weighted eggs in the leisure pool! Redeem eggs to collect goodies!

When: Sunday, April 14, 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora
Ages: 3Y to 16Y
Fee: $12 residents / $15 non-residents
Register online


Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

Grab your flashlight and get ready to party at Blackberry Farm! Enjoy hayrides, dancing, games and a Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt with prizes! Dinner will be provided! Don’t forget your flashlight. Pre-registration is required.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora
Ages: 9Y to 13Y
Fee: $12 residents / $17 non-residents
Register online


Milo’s Marvelous Egg Hunt

Join Milo, our resident bunny, and hop on over for a traditional egg hunt at Blackberry Farm. Plastic eggs will be filled with candy and prizes for 3 different age groups (2 & under, 3-5, 6-9). The Easter Bunny will be on-hand for pictures. Adults must accompany children; only children need to be registered. Egg Hunt will start at 10:15 a.m. Don’t forget your basket and camera! This is an outdoor event, so remember to dress for the weather.

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora
Ages: 9Y & under
Fee: $6
Register online


Barnyard Dash 5K and Pig Pen 1-Miler

Celebrate the spring season and run or walk the Barnyard Dash 5k! This scenic, USTAF-certified trail races around beautiful Blackberry Farm. The unique race event features a 5k starting at 8:30 a.m. and a shorter Pig Pen 1-miler at 9:45 a.m. Families are encouraged to sign up for the Pig Pen 1-miler with children ages 5 & up.

When: Saturday, April 27, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora
Ages: 5Y & up
Fee: Barnyard Dash 5K: $29 through April 25 (April 26-27: $34)
Pig Pen 1-Miler: $15 through April 25 (April 26-27: $20)

Register online

Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
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