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Special Events

Free Movie in the Park

Movies in the parkFREE FAMILY EVENTS!
Come out and enjoy an evening with Veterans Park District.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and sit under the stars to enjoy movie night. No registration is necessary. Open to residents of Veterans Park District and non-residents. Concessions are available to purchase at Bulger Park and Gouin Park. You are welcome to bring your own snacks to any of the movies.

Saturday, June 18 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Featuring: Goosebumps (PG-13)
Running time: 1h 43 min
Rain date – Wednesday, June 22


Thursday, June 30 • Gouin Park, Franklin Park

Featuring: Surf's Up (PG)
Running time: 85 min
Rain date – Thursday, July 7

Check out hawaiian luau - see below for info

Friday, July 22 • Grant Park, Northlake

Featuring: Inside Out (PG)
Running time: 102 min
Rain date – Monday, July 25

$1 Ice cream social before the movie at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 28 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Featuring: The Avengers, Age of Altron (PG 13) shown in Spanish
Running time: 142 min
Rain date – Monday, August 4

Friday, August 19 • Trumbull Park, River Grove

Featuring: Jurassic World (PG 13)
Running time: 113 min
Rain date – Saturday, August 27

Please remember: alcohol and dogs are not allowed on park properties.

Music in the Park

Music in the parkFREE EVENT!


Friday, June 24 • Grant Park, Northlake

Jonathan Devin and New Country

Bar Opens: 6 p.m. • Music starts: 7:30-9 p.m.



Friday, July 15 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Stacie Sandoval

Latin Dance music • Bar Opens 6 p.m. • Music starts 7:30-9 p.m.



Saturday, August 13 • Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Live Band Karaoke

You can be a rock star and sing with your very own backup band!
Music starts 8-10 p.m. • Special grilled menu items at the concession stand.

Bar opens early during our softball/bocce tournament.

If it rains, we move concerts inside the facility.


Gouin Pool - Special Events

Gouin Pool Special Events



Kids can step out of the sun and under the tent to make crafts, play games, or listen to a story from the Franklin Park Library story tellers.

Gouin Pool - Special Days

Special Days:


Rubber ducks in the kiddie pool at noon. Pick a duck and see if your number matches the number drawn by the manager. If you are a winner, you will receive a prize.


Throughout the days on Wednesdays we will be asking trivia questions over the loud speaker. Be the first one to come to the office and answer it correctly and receive a prize!


Find Crush the Turtle who will be hidden somewhere around the pool, and win a cool treat!

LUCKY CUSTOMER DAYS: June 28 & July 28

The first 100 pass holders get a concession stand coupon. Every 30th paying customer gets one free admission that day!Fun


Summer Theme Days:

Ask our office staff for a VPD Summer Fun Calendar with dates and times.

Cubs Spirit Day:

Wear CUBS colors or gear and join us as we listen to the game over the pool speakers.

Sox Spirit Day:

Wear SOX colors or gear and join us as we listen to the game over the pool speakers.

Mom's Day:

Free admission to the pool for moms.

Father's Day:

Free admission to the pool for dads.

Grandparents Day:

Free admission to the pool for grandparents.

Shark Week:

A JAW-some week of Fun!

Decorate the Deck Days:

Come and be creative and decorate our pool deck with chalk.