Links to Resources
Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc (International Aquatics Safety Consultants)
Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc (International Aquatics Safety Consultants)
New Cardio Equipment
Ten new state-of-the-art cardio fitness machines have been installed, including ellipticals, upright and recumbent cycles, an indoor rower and more. Fitness Attendants will be on hand to help instruct patrons on the new equipment.
Learn to Swim Program
Reasons why your child should learn to swim are many and varied. The most important is that swimming is a skill that can save your child’s life. The Bensenville Park District offers group and private swim lessons for every age, with flexible and convenient hours. Click here for the class schedule.
Free Fitness – Try Us!
The Fitness Center and all fitness classes will be complimentary May 29 – June 4. Click here for the class schedule.
Healthy for Life
The FORWARD Coalition of DuPage County empowers community leaders to create sustainable policy, system, and environmental changes to improve healthy eating and active living opportunities for residents. Lou Ann Chvatal, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer, is an active member of the FORWARD Coalition and is making strides to bring Healthy for Life, Classes for Families to Bensenville Park District.
Bensenville Spring Carnival Entertainment
This weekend we welcome five awesome bands on our stage to accompany the local food vendors, beverage tent, carnival rides, games, and more! Don’t miss Rock Steady on Thursday, Arterial Roads and Projecto 7 on Friday, and Mariachi Universal and R Gang on Saturday. Click here for details.
Mega Pass Wristband Sale Extended! The Mega Pass Wristband Sale is extended at the Park District’s Deer Grove Leisure Center until noon on Monday, May 14th. Unlimited Ride Wristband purchases can be secured for $50: Wednesday | 8:30am-8pm Thursday and Friday | 8:30am-6pm Saturday | 9am-noon Sunday | Customer Service is closed Monday | 8:30am – noon
Earth Day Community-wide Celebration Bensenville’s volunteer forces are hard at work. Thank you for your efforts that have made a positive impact at the community parks and historical facilities. These are just a few moments during the Earth Day Celebration. You will see the difference for yourself. Click for photos… Easter Event Photos You will see many pictures of families and children having fun at our Easter events. Additional cool features were added to all of this year’s Easter events and new this year was the Easter Basket Delivery service to children of our Bensenville Park District families. You will see by the photos that the visits by the Bunny were priceless. Click for photos…
Easter Events Don’t miss our Easter events this weekend, click here for details. Saturday’s weather forecast for the Eggstravaganza is currently unreliable. In the case of inclement weather, we will announce the status of the Egg Hunt on our website and Facebook Page. The Eggstravaganza event in the gym will transpire rain or shine.
Easter Champagne Brunch If you haven’t made your reservations for this spectacular brunch at White Pines yet, you better secure your seats very soon. Popular time slots are nearing capacity. Call 630-766-0304, ext.2 today! 11th Annual Quilt Show The Annual All Around the House Quilt Show is March 17 and 18. Mark your calendars for this very special event at Fischer Farm! If you have a quilt you would like displayed in this year’s show, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Sebastian at (630) 834-3152 or email@example.com. More information… Friday Night Fish Fry Mark your calendars for the all-you-can-eat Fish Fry at White Pines. Serving February 2nd through March 30, 2018! Strategic Master Plan The deadline for community input is December 15, 2017. The Bensenville Park District Strategic Master Plan will be a blueprint for parks, open space, and recreation within the District, aiming to provide opportunities to enjoy the outdoor and encourage a more active, healthy lifestyle. Click here for the Project Website. Winter/Spring Brochure Park District residents can look forward to the new Winter/Spring 2018 brochure in their mailbox the week of November 27th. Registration begins December 5. In the meantime feel free to browse the interactive version. Click here for a sneak peek. Monster Mash! Getting ready for the Monster Mash event for next Thursday, October 26th. Gone shopping; you can’t have enough treats, spider webs, and creepy stuff! Heritage Day Rain Date Due to the inclement weather forecast Heritage Day will be moved to the scheduled rain day of Sunday, October 15, 10am-4pm. Strategic Plan We are creating a new Strategic Plan and need your input! Visit the Project Website for information about the plan, to take a survey, and/or provide your individual map of interests and concerns. Hands On Arts Join us for Hands on Arts at Fischer Farm Saturday, September 23, noon – 6pm. Artists, musicians, authors and interested sponsors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-834-3152. Water Park Rentals Water Park rentals are perfect for reunions, church outings, staff parties, or any special celebration. Have exclusive use of the main pool/deck or the entire Water Park. Reserve your 2017 party rental at 630-766-7015. About rentals at the Water Park… Friday Night Fish Fry Make your Friday night plans to head over to White Pines for a delicious all-you-can-eat Lake Perch fish fry. Other fresh fish entrees, weekly menu specials and delicious desserts are also served. 37 Bar & Grill will also be open to also offer a variety of menu items. Serving the fish fry through April 14. Theme Nights! White Pines presents all-you-can-eat buffets Tuesday through Friday, 5-8pm. Make sure to check out the Theme Night dinner menus. Kids 5-12 are always $7.99 and 4 and under are free. Winter/Spring Brochure Our Winter/Spring Program Guide is now available for viewing. Look above to browse the pages to see all of the new classes and events that we are offering this Winter and Spring. Residents can look forward to the printed version in their mailboxes next week. Registration begins Tuesday, November 29. Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out Make sure you take time for fun this holiday season. Get a jump on your shopping at the Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out event at White Pines while spending quality time with your friends. Save December 2nd on your calendars as something fun and exciting to do. Monster Mash! Come out to Monster Mash tonight! Kids and parents get dressed up in your best costumes for a chance to win in the costume contests set for the evening’s event finale. The gym will be decorated with spooks, spider webs and everything gruesome. Concessions will be available for purchase. Holiday Events It’s not too early to sign up for our holiday events. Make sure to sign up soon for the Santa Train Ride to the North Pole on December 11th. Seats (11:04am and 3:04pm) sell fast for these magical train rides! During the trip, Santa’s helpers will read the “Polar Express”, play games and sing songs. Each child will get a visit from Santa and receive a special gift. Tiny Tot Preschool It’s not to late to sign your child up for preschool! Tiny Tot Preschool is a program designed for children ages 3-5. Our dedicated and experienced teachers, Cindy Banazynski (Mrs. B) and Jamie Nielsen (Miss Jamie) are back with us for another year of learning and fun. August 11, 2016 Due to the inclement weather forecast, Movies in the Park, SpongeBob Out of Water, will now be shown on Saturday, August 13 at the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad. Bring your float! Event details… July 21, 2016 Due to the inclement weather, Movies in the Park, Barnyard will now be shown on July 28 at Fischer Farm. Stay cool! July 13, 2016 Bensenville Park District, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, has received a $35,000 grant to support its out-of-school time healthy food access and nutritional literacy programs. Staff is already implementing new classes and channels that further the goals of the grant. Our Summer Camp Program… read more July 7, 2016 I’m getting ready for the Luau BBQ this Friday. Only thing to do now is to practice some of my hula dance steps. June 15, 2016 I look forward to next weekend’s events! Friday, June 24th will be the kick-off to the Concert Series at 37 Bar & Grill; the first band of the series is the popular 60’s retro band, SHiNDiG. The band starts at 7pm. Saturday and Sunday will be the annual Civil War Weekend at Fischer Farm from 10am-3pm. Both events offer free admission. April 28, 2016 Treat your Mom to a delicious Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets. Reserve by calling 630-766-0304, ext.2. Call soon to secure your desired reservation time. April 5, 2016 Hey kids ages 7-14! BBAA and Bensenville Park District presents the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run skills event. Join us Saturday, April 16 from 10am-2pm at DiOrio Field located at Memorial and Walnut in Bensenville. Register on day of event at DiOrio Park. More info… March 11, 2016 Join us at the annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt on March 19th. Kids will hunt for the hidden golden eggs to win a basket filled with toys. There will be games and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. More info… February 26, 2016 Join us for the all-you-can-eat fish fry at White Pines. Serving up all-you-can eat fresh lake perch in addition to other delicious Lenten specials and more. Something for everyone! January 4, 2016 I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and hope all your New Year’s Resolutions come true! If you are looking to get fit and want to reach your fitness goals in 2016, take advantage of our complimentary fitness offer and save with your new or renewing membership to the fitness center and/or group fitness classes. I urge you to check out what we have to offer at www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org/pdcms/fitness-center. We can help make your New Year’s Resolutions come true! November 18, 2015 I can’t wait for you to see all the wonderful things that we have been planning. We are so elated that the new Winter/Spring 2016 Program Guide is now available for you to view on our website, and will be in resident mailboxes next week. Registration begins Tuesday, December 8. November 11, 2015 It’s Veterans Day! We want to take the time to celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. October 23, 2015 I love to eat chicken wings, especially the ones at 37 Bar & Grill. Head out to White Pines on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and enjoy 50 cent wings and great drink specials. All day! August 24, 2015 Summer may be ending, but great outdoor events are not over yet. The Bensenville Park District is planning several upcoming events sure to be fun for the entire family. Check out our Special Events page and while you are there, don’t forget to watch the new Fischer Farm video! June 18, 2015 Check out our Splashing Event Options at the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad. Exclusive rentals at the Water Park are only $325 per hour for up to 1,000 guests. A 2 hour minimum applies. Check out the details… June 10, 2015 Join us this Saturday, June 13, for The First Tee Open House at White Pines Golf Club. The Open House will be held from 9am to 1pm and is open and free to the public. Families are welcome! This special event will include interactive golf activities, The First Tee program information, as well as refreshments. Clubs will be available if needed. Click here for more information about the event and The First Tee partnership with White Pines. May 29, 2015 Don’t miss our Summer Camp Meet & Greet / Open House tomorrow, May 30th, from 1 to 2 pm in the Deer Grove Leisure Center’s Oak Room. Come join us and meet the Camp Director and Camp Counselors. Refreshments will be provided and there will be great drawing prizes. You may register your child(ren) for camp at the event. Click here for more information. May 7, 2015 Treat your mom to a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch! There are still seats available, to reserve call 630-766-0304, Ext. 2. Click here for more information. April 8, 2015 Check your mailboxes the week of April 13, for our Summer Program Guide. There are so many exciting programs and events to do this summer! March 12, 2015 The deadline for Spring Youth Soccer League is coming up soon! Be sure to register your child at Deer Grove Leisure Center by March 25. March 06, 2015 Tonight! Peter Jens is performing at the 37 Bar & Grill beginning at 7:30pm. The all-you-can-eat fish fry begins at 5pm and is available upstairs in the Banquet Hall. See you soon! February 23, 2015 Don’t miss the Kaiser Brothers Band at this Friday’s Fish Fry event (Feb. 27) at White Pines! During Fish Fry nights, local bands will start playing in the 37 Bar & Grill at 7:30pm. February 4, 2015 Important Notice: The Bensenville Park District Board Meeting for this evening has been canceled. February 2, 2015 I can’t wait! White Pines Golf Club & Banquets Friday Night Fish Fry begins in a few weeks. Join us on Fridays, February 20 – April 3. More info is on the White Pines website. January 12, 2015 Make sure to take advantage of our January Fitness Sale. Save on all annual memberships. Check out what our Fitness Center and Group Fitness Class Program has to offer. November 24, 2014 I am getting ready for our Thanksgiving family feast and starting my holiday shopping. My first stop this Friday will be the Leisure Center to purchase gift certificates and our family water park pass. I look sooooo forward to the savings and incentives that begin on Black Friday. October 29, 2014 Don’t tell anybody! I am gearing up to win the Halloween Costume Contest at Monster Mash tomorrow night. Hint: I will have brown fur and antlers. 🙂 October 15, 2014 Have you been to 37 Bar & Grill at White Pines lately? They are offering great food and drink specials every day of the week and it’s a great place to watch your favorite sports with friends; don’t miss the Hawks and Flames “face off” tonight at 7pm. September 23, 2014 Getting ready a big fall event; Heritage Day is October 11, from 11am to 3pm. Come enjoy this fall festival where you can explore the buildings, touch the artifacts, and connect with history. New this year will be a pig roast! Sorry, my porky little buddy. August 29, 2014 Please enjoy your holiday weekend. As a reminder the Deer Grove Leisure is closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st. However, enjoy the Splash Pad which will be open 11am to 6pm. August 4, 2014 Congratulations to all of our runners at the Red, White & Blue, John Kurtz 5K Run/Walk this past weekend. A special recognition goes to Bensenville’s own, Axel Nava! Axel was the top finisher; finishing the race at 16 minutes and 38 seconds. June 23, 2014 Get ready for two big events this weekend! A free concert at White Pines featuring White Saddle Band is this Friday; the band starts at 7:30pm. And on Saturday, families and dog lovers will enjoy Dog Daze at Varble Park; the festivities are from 10am to 1pm. More info . . May 29, 2014 I love summertime! Don’t miss the Summer Kick-Off Celebration at the Bensenville Water Park on Friday, June 6th when we will have lots of fun in store for everyone! Admission is free. Visit our special events page for more fun events planned this summer. May 16, 2014 Attention soccer players and parents. Please be aware that all soccer games for Saturday, May 17 are canceled. May 9, 2014 Wishing all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! There are still openings for the Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at White Pines. Call 630-766-0304, ext. 2 to reserve. April 16, 2014 Open registration for summer classes, camps and trips begins tomorrow at 8:30am. Water Park passes are on sale through April so get them at a reduced rate while you can. Check out our new Summer Program Guide for exciting things to do this summer. The White Pines Golf Shop will be taking registrations for the White Pines Golf Club Youth Golf Program beginning May 1st. Registration Office Hours at the Leisure Center Monday – Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm Sunday: Closed* April 5, 2014 37 Bar & Grill will be open to the public and area golfers tomorrow! White Pines Golf Club & Banquets is unveiling its new 38 seat bar area addition to the redecorated restaurant. Keep your ears open for information about 37’s Summer Music Series on the patio! New regular scheduled hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:30am – 9pm Bar open until 11pm Friday-Saturday 10:30am – 10pm Bar open until Midnight During the golf season 37 Bar & Grill will open at 6am for breakfast with a limited bar/drink menu. Click here for the menu and more. March 24, 2014 Don’t forget to attend Fischer Farm’s Annual All Around the House Quilt Show this weekend. Click here for details . . . . March 14, 2014 Watch White Pines Golf Club & Banquets Chef Rich Mancini on Hell’s Kitchen Season 12. Tune in every Thursday evening at 7pm. February 18, 2014 We are getting ready for tomorrow’s Family Fitness Fair at Tioga School. The event starts at 6:30pm. Make sure you stop by our table to learn about our fantastic fitness and athletic programs. While you are there, make sure to enter our drawing for a chance to win prizes! February 3, 2014 Bensenville Park District Youth Soccer League (ages 4-13) registration is underway. Register by February 28 and save with Early Bird rates. League registration ends on March 14th. Games begin mid-April. January 2, 2014 Happy New Year! January is Fitness Frenzy Month. Save on all annual fitness passes for the fitness center, group fitness classes, and individual personal training sessions. A great way to begin the new year! December 20, 2013 Give the people you care about Bensenville Park District gift certificates. They make great stocking stuffers! December 9, 2013 Please be aware of a Bensenville Park District Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 11. The meeting begins at 6pm. December 2, 2013 Look for the 2013 Winter/2014 Spring Bensenville Park District Program Guide in your mailbox this week. Registration begins December 10th! November 24, 2013 I am getting ready for the holidays and will be heading out to see my family in the north woods this week. Don’t forget, the Deer Grove Leisure Center is open Thanksgiving morning, 7am-12pm (registration is closed) and the facility will be open on Friday, November 29th, 6am-6pm (registration 9am-12pm) for those who want to work off some of your turkey dinner. Enjoy your Thanksgiving everyone! October 7, 2013 Can’t wait for Heritage Day this Saturday. I get to make crafts with the kids and hunt for the perfect pumpkin in the barn. Hope to see you there! September 19, 2013 Our active adults are enjoying pizza at Lunch Bunch and Bingo today while participating in a Q & A with Bensenville Park District, Executive Director, Steve Cherveny. Join us at October’s event featuring German cuisine. September 16, 2013 Board Meeting Update: September 18, 2013 Board Meeting has been canceled. September 4, 2013 Getting ready for FitPalooza. Great last minute additions to what is already going to be a fun family event. Meet and greet with Chicago Steel’s, Rusty the Dog. August 28, 2013 Holiday Facility Closing and New Hours Announcement! The Deer Grove Leisure Center will be closed Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. The splash pad will be open 11am-6pm and White Pines will be open for play, so make your tee time and stop by the grill for a bite to eat. The Deer Grove Leisure Center and Fitness Center new fall hours begin September 3rd. New hours: Monday through Friday 6am-10pm and Saturdays & Sundays, 7am-5pm. August 27, 2013 Splash pad update! The splash pad will be open 3:30-7 pm on Monday-Friday, through September 13! Cool off in the splash pad after school as the weather heats up! These extended hours are in addition to the splash pad being open weekends and Labor Day, 11 am – 6 pm through September 15. Weather permitting. A 2013 Water Park season pass can be used for splash pad only admission or there is a daily fee of $2 resident / $3 non-resident for all ages. August 23, 2013 At last Wednesday’s board meeting, Dawn Hach, was sworn in as interim Bensenville Park District Commissioner. Dawn will fill the vacant term ending April, 2015. August 17, 2013 News Flash! Make sure to enjoy last splashes at the Bensenville Water Park this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 8pm. Because of the anticipated heat spell, Bensenville Park District has decided to open up the splash pad August 19 through 23 (Monday-Friday), 3:30-7pm! Cool off in the splash pad after school as the weather heats up! These extended hours are in addition to the splash pad being open weekends and Labor Day, 11am – 6pm through September 15. Hello all! I love Lunch Bunch and Bingo. If I am lucky, I get to eat the leftovers. Today’s menu was grilled corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, potato salad and a pork sandwich. Ymmmm. We are getting ready for the last Movies in the Park event for this summer. I am looking forward to The Avengers this Friday night at Redmond Park. My job is to make sure there is plenty of popcorn – no pressure :). Hi! My name is Deeronimo! I will be writing about my experiences as an intern for the park district and sharing them with the public in Deer Diary. I will also let you know what cool events and programs we are offering so you don’t miss out on anything. more… Jim Geils and Tom Earley Get Sworn In At the May 15th board meeting, Jim Geils and Tom Earley get sworn in by attorney, Mary Dickson. Both Jim and Tom will begin to serve their positions as park board commissioner. more… Bensenville Park District Receives Grant for Mohawk Project Governor Quinn announced Saturday, May 11 that the Bensenville Park District is a recipient of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources-Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (IDNR-OSLAD) grant in the amount of $506,100. more… Park Commissioner Rich Johnson Recognized, April 17, 2013 Rich Johnson was presented with a copy of a Board Proclamation from Executive Director Steve Cherveny while Commissioners Ken Anderson and John Wassinger share their appreciation. more… Coming Soon! The Pub at White Pines The Pub will be home to area residents and White Pines golfers this spring. White Pines Golf Club & Banquets will be debuting their new pub style bar and restaurant. more… Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Best of the Best Award The IAPD Awards were announced at the Best of the Best Awards Gala at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Illinois, Friday, September 28, 2012. more… Gift of Land from Lucille Hyatt Hubbard Thanks to the generosity of Lucille Hyatt Hubbard, the Bensenville Park District is the beneficiary of nearly eight acres of a Wood Dale natural area and wetland. more… Recycle at the Leisure Center Since May, 2009, the Park District has collected 40 tons of paper for recycling purposes at its collection station at the DGLC! more… Safety is Platinum at Bensenville Water Park The Bensenville Water Park Lifeguard Staff was awarded the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award from Ellis & Associates in March 2011 for last summer’s superb performance! more… Fischer Farm Milk Barn Renovation Completed The Bensenville Park District extends its most sincere appreciation to the Village of Bensenville and the 125th anniversary committee for the generous donation of $30,000 for restorations at Fischer Farm. more…