The BTPD hosts a variety of events every year. The BTPD works towards bringing the community together through authentic and engaging events. Our goal is to enrich you and your family’s quality of life through recreation!
The Bourbonnais Township Park District is offering a Summer Passport designed to get our community members out to our facilities and enjoying all the wonderful things our park district offers. Pick up your passport at any BTPD facility or special event and then get stamps at each BTPD facility during normal business hours.
Passport Locations require photos as proof of visiting and include: Playing at the Perry Farm Barnyard playground, Visit the Perry Farm Farm Animals, Play at the Exploration Station (or visit the lobby), Watch or play a ball game at Diamond Point Park, Attend the Family Night Out or Unplug Illinois Special Events, take a photo on one of the BTPD trails, attend a Summer Concert, take a Photo at the Recreation Station sign, Visit the Willowhaven Nature Center, and Register for a park district program for double entry points! Photos can be taken on phones and shared with BTPD front desk staff to get outdoor stamp locations.
Once the passport is completed, please make sure the back has been filled out completely and turn it into any BTPD facility for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Prizes include gift baskets, Kindle Fire Tablet and 55 inch Roku TV!
Entries must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. August 27 to be eligible (please note facility hours vary)
Drawing will take place August 28. Winners need not be present to win and have 30 days from the date of notification to claim their prize.
June 11, 2021
Come spend a Friday night up, up and away at Perry Farm Park for our annual Family Night Out special event.
$10 a car load at entry includes: Family night out t-shirts (while supplies last), Magical Balloon Dude Show, Musical Entertainment by Istvan & His Imaginary Band, games, food, & more!!
Animal stuffing station will also be available for extra purchase.
6:00pm Event Starts
7:00-7:45pm Magical Balloon Dude Show
8:00-9:00pm Istvan & His Imaginary Band
*Note there is no online tickets for this event, just arrive day of*
Summer Concert Series is a place where you can sit back and enjoy the music. Hosted every Tuesday between the end of June and all of July, you will not be disappointed with the phenomenal artists we bring in at Perry Farm and Willowhaven Park!
July 6- The Sting Rays at Perry Farm (50's, 60's. 70's & Rock & Roll)
July 13- Wild Daisy at Willowhaven Park (Upbeat country & pop/rock)
July 20- Shout Out at Perry Farm (Modern Band to cover any style/era)
July 27- Billy Elton at Willowhaven Park (Music of Billy Joel & Elton John)
July 10, 2021
We are excited to be a part of a state wide initiative to encourage families to get off their devices and “unplug” as well as to showcase what parks and rec agencies offer. The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with activities and scheduled demonstrations. More information is coming soon!
Friday, August 27 3:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 29, 3:00 p.m.
The Perry Farm Park BioBlitz is an event where community members work with park staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found at Perry Farm. It is a collaborative race against the clock to discover as many species as possible within a set location during a defined period. This information will help us understand how we can better protect pollinators and other important wildlife in our community. BioBlitz will have biology experts on hand to discuss prairie ecosystem, give guided hikes and more. Download the offical app: iNaturalist to help scientists track the survey findings!
Hosted annually in September
You can participate by creating your own scarecrow or by voting on which one you love best. Either way, this is a great way to get your loved one(s) to get involved in some fall fun.
Hosted Annually in October
The Headless Horseman will be riding through the trails of Sleepy Hollow and we dare you to venture out into the dark of night at Perry Farm Park woods to listen for the Horseman himself. This ghoulish event has a haunted harvest maze, spooktacular activities in the always changing village and a thrilling re-enactment to experience.
Hosted annually in November
Trot till you drop at this years Bourbonnais Township Park District Turkey Trot. This event helps foster kids and the awesome thing is, you can choose to walk or run. Our 5k, 10k and walking trails are beautiful this time of year.
Hosted annually in February - Postoned to 2022
What better way to spend Valentine's Day than by touring different shops and businesses with our chocolate tour? The goal for this event is to turn 35 local businesses into Chocolate Tour Stops to be visited by your current and potentially new customers between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.
We are excited to announce the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District will be teaming up to provide an egg hunt for our community! Both organizations are hosting an Easter Egg Trail Hunt along the trails of Perry Farm Park. This new event will be spread out to promote social-distancing and allow families and children of all ages to stay together. Five starting points will be included for ease of access to the trails and masks are encouraged for the event. The Easter Bunny will be on site for free photos and a stuffed animal machine will be available for an additional fee. Don't forget to bring a basket!