The Fox Valley Park District remains committed to delivering programs and activities – albeit through a different lens – to encourage community engagement and offer recreational opportunities to our residents in a virtual capacity. Like everyone else, we’re operating with an adjusted mindset, but our ultimate goal is to ensure that community members have helpful resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay engaged from home while we all deal with changes to our daily routine.

Use these resources to build your own learning opportunities, have some fun and break away from the monotony of the stay-at-home order.

Wishing you good health and hope to see you soon.

Non-Virtual Registration Portal

PLEASE NOTE – For registration to group exercise or non-virtual programs please go here.

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* $ = paid program

Virtual Recreation Sponsor

 



  • Virtual Programs
  • Active Adults
  • Athletics
  • Blackberry Farm
  • Creative Play and Nature Play Preschool
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood
  • Esports/Egaming
  • Fox Fitness
  • General Interest and Recreation
  • Gymnastics & Cheer
  • Performing Arts
  • Red Oak Nature Center
  • Tennis
  • Virtual Programs
    • ($) Kid’s Karate Club | Weekly Classes: R $12 / N $18 | 8-week Class: R $65 / N $98
      Kid’s Karate Club has gone virtual! In this year-round progressive martial arts program with belt progression through black belt, students are encouraged to have fun as they learn the basics of karate, self-defense, sparring, kata and children’s safety. After registration, participants will be emailed links to the class videos. The eight-week class will be sent 12 videos. The one-week class will be sent 2 videos. Videos are prerecorded and can be watched at any time.
    • ($) Tai Chi for Health | Multiple Dates | Session 1: R $60 / NR $90 | Session 2: R $70 /  N $105
      Tai Chi is a unique way of exercising through graceful, slow, smooth and flowing movements. Follow a routine designed to free minds and bodies of stress. Guide to Class Selection: All New students, whether they have taken tai chi before or not, should choose the Tuesday Beginning-Intermediate class. The virtual classes will also include access to additional online videos and emailed handouts.
    • Fall Folk Tales- Virtual Auditions | Tuesday, August 11: 6 to 7:30 p.m. |
      We are excited to offer you a Fall performance opportunity! We are taking ‘Fall Stage’ and presenting different classical stories, performed as small-group vignette numbers. Auditions will be held via Zoom on August 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Rehearsals are every Tuesday & Thursday via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., with performances on September 25 at 7 p.m. and September 27 at 2 p.m. We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 guidelines, and hope to perform our production in the park outside of the Prisco Community Center, with masks and social distancing. If not, we will create Zoom performances, with a virtual audience of your family and friends.
    • ($) Fall Folk Tales- Virtual Rehearsals | Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 11 through September 24: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. | Ages 6Y-16Y | R $35 /  N $45
      Join us this Fall as we take ‘Fall Stage’ and perform different classical stories, as small-group vignette numbers. Rehearsals are every Tuesday & Thursday via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., with performances on September 25 at 7 p.m. and September 27 at 2 p.m. We will continue to monitor the Covid19 guidelines, and hope to perform our production in the park outside of the Prisco Community Center, with masks and social distancing. If not, we will create Zoom performances, with a virtual audience of your family and friends. If you have questions, please contact lpiotrowski@FVPD.net.
    • ($) Virtual Imagination Exploration: Art Tuesdays | Tuesdays, August 11-25: 3 to 3:45 p.m. | Ages: 4Y-15Y | $15
      Join Mr. Nick and Miss Lynn in a Zoom class where you will get opportunities to perform. This entertaining and interactive class will help keep your creativity going from the comfort of your own home. Class meets for 4 weeks. Hope you can join us!
    • ($) Virtual Imagination Exploration: Performance Thursdays | Thursdays, August 13-27: 3 to 3:45 p.m. | Ages: 4Y-15Y | $15
      Join Mr. Nick and Miss Lynn in a Zoom class where you will get opportunities to perform. This entertaining and interactive class will help keep your creativity going from the comfort of your own home. Class meets for 4 weeks. Hope you can join us!
    • ($) Magic Class | Mondays, August 17 through September 21 | Ages: 5Y-12Y | $13
      We are excited to offer this virtual magic class with professional magician, Gary. This class offers families the opportunity to learn magic online, through engaging videos that you can watch at your own convenience. Each session contains at least 45 minutes of online videos that teach kids how to do magic with household items (such as playing cards, rubber bands, crayons, etc). Step by step instructions, with each trick described in great detail. Videos are online so they can be watched whenever you want (over & over again). One sign-up is good for the whole family!
    • ($) Virtual Family Cooking Challenge | Friday, August 21: 6 to 7:15 p.m. | All Ages | R $10 / N $12
      Round 2 of the Cooking Challenge was a close one! Join us as we move on to the Dessert Round! Sign up your family team of up to 4 competitors, and join us for this exciting “Chopped”-style competition. Each family will receive a mystery basket, with 4 or more items. At the start of the competition, baskets will be opened, and the teams can use these items, plus up to 3 pantry items (along with seasonings of their choice) to create a culinary masterpiece in 30 minutes. Judges will select the winner based on creativity, presentation, and how much they wish they could eat it! Winners receive a fantastic trophy and bragging rights! We hope you can join us! All ages welcome.
    • ($) Minecraft Pop-Up Building Competition | Thursday, August 27: 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Ages: 6Y-12Y | $10
      Calling all Minecraft players! We want to see your building skills! Players will be asked to build their favorite sports team’s stadium. All buildings will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Directions will be emailed out the day before the event. This server is Minecraft Java, and it is only compatible with PCs or MacBook’s. If you are using an iPad or video game console, you will not be able to access the server. If using an iPad or game console, you can still participate but please submit your building to cpatton@fvpd.net by 5 p.m. on the day of the event.
    Active Adults
    Meals for Older Adults | Friday, August 21: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Active Adults Coffee Talk | Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 | FREE
      Join us for Zoom Coffee Talk meetings and discuss different topic for each meeting (i.e. how are you handling this; share family photos/memories; trivia or open to whatever people want to talk about)! Email jrackmyer@fvpd.net if you would like to participate. Jen will email everyone with the Zoom ID for each session the day before.

    Weekly Challenges

    • Week of August 3: Drawing Activities
    • Week of July 27: Start writing! Create a story, poem or just write in a journal.
    • Week of July 20: Get Crafty! Draw, paint, cut, or glue your way using your creativity! Use your imagination!
    • Week of July 13: Scrapbook it! Gather old pictures and create a scrapbook of photos!
    • Week of July 6: Try an online fitness class. Check out the Fox Fitness Facebook page for free fitness videos!
    • Week of June 29: Start a journal– write down memories, activities or whatever is on your mind each day.
    • Week of June 22: Try a new recipe you’ve never made before.
    • Week of June 15: Plant some flowers in your yard or in a pot.
    • Week of June 8: Set up a bird feeder outside your window and try to identify the birds.
    • Week of June 1: Write a letter to a friend or loved one and send it in the mail.
    • Week of May 25: Try doing something new that you have always wanted to do. For example, write a poem, draw, paint, etc. It can be whatever you want it to be!
    • Week of May 18: Create artwork you can place in your window or on your front door thanking all the essential workers.
    • Week of May 11: Call someone who you have been thinking about but haven’t talked to in a long time.
    • Week of May 4: Try using Zoom (zoom.us) for family meetings or programs. You need a computer or smartphone with a camera on the front, an email and Wifi. Check out our Coffee Talk Zoom meetings. It’s easy to join! Email jrackmyer@fvpd.net for information about Coffee Talk!

    Virtual Trips

    Keep Your Body and Brain Active!

    At-Home Bingo Games

    Miscellaneous

    Athletics

    While you’re off the practice field, enjoy some activities you can do at home to take your skills to the next level.

    Paid Programs and Activities

    Programs coming soon!

    Free Programs and Activities

    Blackberry Farm

    Since you can’t visit Blackberry Farm right now, we’re bringing our living history museum to you! Enjoy a variety of activities just as if you were strolling through our streets. Like Blackberry Farm on Facebook to stay connected!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    More programs and activities coming soon!

    Free Programs and Activities

    Creative Play and Nature Play Preschool

    Enjoy fun activities that your little one can do at home! Be sure to check out Deedee’s Blog for daily activities!

    Registration for Fox Valley Park District preschool can now be completed online for the 2020-2021 school year! New Creative Play Virtual Preschool available. Click here to register online.

    Free Activities and Videos

    Dance

    Join us for fun and virtual dance classes!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    • ($) Private lessons with Ms. Erin | $10
      Dancers have the opportunity to book 45-minute private lessons to work on whatever they choose (ballet, jazz, conditioning, cross training, foam rolling, etc.) Reach out to Erin O’Brien at eobrien@fvpd.net to schedule a day and time.

    Free Programs and Activities

    Early Childhood

    Enjoy fun activities that you can do at home with your little learners!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    Programs and activities coming soon!

    Free Activities

    Esports/Egaming

    Looking to add a little friendly competition into your video game play? We are partnering with Mission Control Gaming to provide you with titles such as Call of Duty, Madden, NBA 2K20, MarioKart, and others. You’re sure to find a league that’s perfect for you! You’ll have the flexibility to schedule matches at a time that’s convenient for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this new and exciting online gaming experience!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    Additional classes and leagues coming soon!

    Fox Fitness

    We want you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay engaged from home while we all deal with changes to our daily routine. Check out fitness workouts and healthy tips below. Be sure to like Fox Fitness on Facebook for more!

    Fox Fitness is open! Learn more here!

    Free Exercise Classes and Health Tips

    General Interest and Recreation

    Enjoy general recreation activities that you can do at home!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    • ($) Kid’s Karate Club | Weekly Classes: R $12 / N $18 | 8-week Class: R $65 / N $98
      Kid’s Karate Club has gone virtual! In this year-round progressive martial arts program with belt progression through black belt, students are encouraged to have fun as they learn the basics of karate, self-defense, sparring, kata and children’s safety. After registration, participants will be emailed links to the class videos. The eight-week class will be sent 12 videos. The one-week class will be sent 2 videos. Videos are prerecorded and can be watched at any time.
    • ($) Tai Chi for Health | Multiple Dates | Session 1: R $60 / NR $90 | Session 2: R $70 /  N $105
      Tai Chi is a unique way of exercising through graceful, slow, smooth and flowing movements. Follow a routine designed to free minds and bodies of stress. Guide to Class Selection: All New students, whether they have taken tai chi before or not, should choose the Tuesday Beginning-Intermediate class. The virtual classes will also include access to additional online videos and emailed handouts.
    • ($) Magic Class | Mondays, August 17 through September 21 | Ages: 5Y-12Y | $13
      We are excited to offer this virtual magic class with professional magician, Gary. This class offers families the opportunity to learn magic online, through engaging videos that you can watch at your own convenience. Each session contains at least 45 minutes of online videos that teach kids how to do magic with household items (such as playing cards, rubber bands, crayons, etc). Step by step instructions, with each trick described in great detail. Videos are online so they can be watched whenever you want (over & over again). One sign-up is good for the whole family!
    • ($) Minecraft Pop-Up Building Competition | Thursday, August 27: 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Ages: 6Y-12Y | $10
      Calling all Minecraft players! We want to see your building skills! Players will be asked to build their favorite sports team’s stadium. All buildings will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Directions will be emailed out the day before the event. This server is Minecraft Java, and it is only compatible with PCs or MacBook’s. If you are using an iPad or video game console, you will not be able to access the server. If using an iPad or game console, you can still participate but please submit your building to cpatton@fvpd.net by 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

    Free Programs and Activities

    Gymnastics & Cheer

    Since we are out of the gym, enjoy some activities you can do at home to maintain strength, flexibility and skills,  Like Fox Valley Gymnastics on Facebook to stay connected as update activities daily!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    • ($) Private Gymnastics Lessons | Ages: 6Y-12Y  | $20
      Fox Valley Gymnastics will be offering 30-minute private lessons Monday through Thursday starting July 13. One-on-one private lessons achieve the goal of social distancing while allowing for continued progress by the gymnast. Private Gymnastics Lessons must be prepaid online 48 hours before lesson takes place. Once registration is received you will be emailed additional information. Private gymnastics lessons are not subject to refund however, can be rescheduled if notified 24 hours prior to scheduled lesson. Illinois COVID phase guidelines and protocols will be followed. If you have any questions, please email anocek@fvpd.net.

    Free Activities for Fox Valley Storm Cheer & Pom

    Free Activities for Fox Valley Gymnastics

    Performing Arts

    Stay engaged with activities and challenges led by our Performing Arts Department. Be sure to like Fox Valley Performing Arts on Facebook to stay connected!

    Paid Programs and Activities

    • Fall Folk Tales- Virtual Auditions | Tuesday, August 11: 6 to 7:30 p.m. |
      We are excited to offer you a Fall performance opportunity! We are taking ‘Fall Stage’ and presenting different classical stories, performed as small-group vignette numbers. Auditions will be held via Zoom on August 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Rehearsals are every Tuesday & Thursday via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., with performances on September 25 at 7 p.m. and September 27 at 2 p.m. We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 guidelines, and hope to perform our production in the park outside of the Prisco Community Center, with masks and social distancing. If not, we will create Zoom performances, with a virtual audience of your family and friends.
    • ($) Fall Folk Tales- Virtual Rehearsals | Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 11 through September 24: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. | Ages 6Y-16Y | R $35 /  N $45
      Join us this Fall as we take ‘Fall Stage’ and perform different classical stories, as small-group vignette numbers. Rehearsals are every Tuesday & Thursday via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., with performances on September 25 at 7 p.m. and September 27 at 2 p.m. We will continue to monitor the Covid19 guidelines, and hope to perform our production in the park outside of the Prisco Community Center, with masks and social distancing. If not, we will create Zoom performances, with a virtual audience of your family and friends. If you have questions, please contact lpiotrowski@FVPD.net.
    • ($) Virtual Imagination Exploration: Art Tuesdays | Tuesdays, August 11-25: 3 to 3:45 p.m. | Ages: 4Y-15Y | $15
      Join Mr. Nick and Miss Lynn in a Zoom class where you will get opportunities to perform. This entertaining and interactive class will help keep your creativity going from the comfort of your own home. Class meets for 4 weeks. Hope you can join us!
    • ($) Virtual Imagination Exploration: Performance Thursdays | Thursdays, August 13-27: 3 to 3:45 p.m. | Ages: 4Y-15Y | $15
      Join Mr. Nick and Miss Lynn in a Zoom class where you will get opportunities to perform. This entertaining and interactive class will help keep your creativity going from the comfort of your own home. Class meets for 4 weeks. Hope you can join us!
    • ($) Magic Class | Mondays, August 17 through September 21 | Ages: 5Y-12Y | $13
      We are excited to offer this virtual magic class with professional magician, Gary. This class offers families the opportunity to learn magic online, through engaging videos that you can watch at your own convenience. Each session contains at least 45 minutes of online videos that teach kids how to do magic with household items (such as playing cards, rubber bands, crayons, etc). Step by step instructions, with each trick described in great detail. Videos are online so they can be watched whenever you want (over & over again). One sign-up is good for the whole family!
    • ($) Virtual Family Cooking Challenge | Friday, August 21: 6 to 7:15 p.m. | All Ages | R $10 / N $12
      Round 2 of the Cooking Challenge was a close one! Join us as we move on to the Dessert Round! Sign up your family team of up to 4 competitors, and join us for this exciting “Chopped”-style competition. Each family will receive a mystery basket, with 4 or more items. At the start of the competition, baskets will be opened, and the teams can use these items, plus up to 3 pantry items (along with seasonings of their choice) to create a culinary masterpiece in 30 minutes. Judges will select the winner based on creativity, presentation, and how much they wish they could eat it! Winners receive a fantastic trophy and bragging rights! We hope you can join us! All ages welcome.

    Free Programs and Activities

    Red Oak Nature Center

    Continue learning about the great outdoors and natural wildlife. Like Red Oak Nature Center on Facebook for additional nature specific information and resources!

    When Nature Calls Podcast

    Ever just wondered about Nature? Join Renee and Christy of Red Oak Nature Center for ‘When Nature Calls’. A light-hearted, informational conversation all about Nature topics that range from the true to the silly to the bizarre. Each episode has a different topic or theme and is full of family friendly content. Have a topic or question you would like them to discuss? Send it to redoak@fvpd.net for them to respond to your call! For full podcast show notes, visit redoaknaturecenter.info/when-nature-calls-podcast/.

    Paid Programs and Activities

    • ($) Virtual Trivia Night | Saturday, July 11: 7 to 9 p.m. | $15 per team (Up to 4 people) or $5 per individual | Ages: 18Y +
      Go4ItEntertainment will be hosting this energy-filled, hilarious evening testing your knowledge of fun and weird facts! Our virtual “doors” open at 6:45 p.m. with game play starting at 7 p.m. Register as a team (up to 5 players) or individually. Zoom links and instructions will be emailed the day before.
    • Exploration Backpacks | $13.95 per kit
      Explore the trails here or away with this amazing backpack! Items may include a butterfly net, a notebook, sunglasses, a magnifying lens and your own Loose-neck critter to take with you on your adventures! Also included is a booklet of activities designed to help you investigate the world around you! All items are available for pick-up at Red Oak Nature Center at your chosen day/time. Look for the “Pick-up item here” sign. Email roprograms@fvpd.net with questions or if any of the pickup days/times do not work.
    • ($) Owl Pellet Investigation | On-going | $12 per kit
      Learn at your own pace from Red Oak Naturalists about owl pellets and the information they contain! Kit includes: Sterilized owl pellet, dissection tray and bone identification diagram as well as activities about owls and their habits.
    • ($) Loose Neck Critter Keeper | On-going | $2 per critter and we can supply photos if needed
      Sign up to ‘adopt’ one of your very own ‘Loose neck’ critters that can be taken with you on any adventure that you choose or stay by your side at home! Environmentally sustainable and wipeable, these critters will keep you company wherever you go! Critter comes with ownership certificate and list of likes and dislikes for optimum care.

    Free Programs and Activities

    Tennis

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