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Special Events

Autumn Fest

Autumn Fest

Saturday, October 4 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gouin Park in Franklin Park

  • Trackless Train
  • Giant Slide
  • DJ
  • Corn Maze
  • Games & Crafts
  • Obstacle Course
  • Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
  • Craft Vendors

Tickets for rides and activities will be for sale on the day of the event.

Grilled burgers and brats will be sold in the concession stand.
Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Quantities are limited.

Don't miss this special event!
Bring nonperishable food items to donate to local food shelters.

Fright Night

Fright Night

Veterans Park District & Melrose Park Youth Commission invite you to Fright Night.

Friday October 24 • 5 -7 p.m., Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch St. , Melrose Park

Free Family Event for Grades K-6th

• Haunted House
• Jump House
• Crafts
• Games
• Costume Parade

Children receive a goody bag & hot dog (limited quantities).
Hot dogs and snacks available for purchase.

Veterans Day Observance

Veterans Day Observance

Friday, November 7
Ceremony starts at 10 a.m.
Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch Street
Melrose Park

On this Veterans Day think of how grateful we should be for all the Veterans who have sacrificed their lives by fighting for our freedom. For the past seven years, Veterans Park District has observed Veterans Day with a ceremony attended by community members, friends, employees, local schools, churches, and war heroes. Everyone is invited to observe and remember our soldiers during this moving ceremony.

Winter Fest

Winter Fest

In partnership with the City of Northlake Saturday, December 13 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grant Park Recreation Center
44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake

Free Family Event

Entertainment the whole family can enjoy!

• Games
• Prizes
• Holiday Crafts Family Bingo
• Horse Carriage Rides
• Moon Jumps
• Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Santa

Bring your camera so you can take a memorable picture of Santa and your child!

Schedule of Events:
11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. — Activities (Gym)
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Pictures with Santa (Gym Room)
Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch (Glick Hall)
1-3 p.m. — Family Bingo (Glick Hall)
2-2:45 p.m. — Entertainment (Gym)

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 20 • 10 a.m.
Bulger Park,
1601 Hirsch Street, Melrose Park

This is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Breakfast With Santa has become a family tradition. Families will enjoy a hot breakfast with many tasty treats. Each family will receive a gingerbread house to decorate. A Candy Lane table will be provided, loaded with candies to create a special family decoration. Santa will have a gift for each child. Bring your camera! You'll want to capture the memories of that special visit with Santa.

Includes: • Hot Breakfast • Gingerbread House (one per family) • Candy Lane table to decorate your house • Gift from Santa for each child • Hot cocoa table • Special Holiday mug for children • Visit with Santa

Preregistration is necessary to guarantee a gingerbread house for each family. $15 extra fee for each additional house. Children under 3 are admitted free, but still need to be registered for the gift count.

Registration Opens: Nov. 1 In District, Nov. 15 Out of District
Fee: In District $10 ( Ages 3-10) $15 ( Ages 11-Adult)
Out of District $12 ( Ages 3-10) $17 ( Ages 11-Adult)

Max: 200 people. Registration deadline is Dec. 12.