For more information about Downers Grove Park District programs and events, call 630.963.1300 or visit


Mystery at the Museum

Friday, March 2 from 6:00-7:00 PM
Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Ages 18+; Residents: $20; Non-residents: $30

Emma Blodgett’s diamond necklace has been stolen! The valuable piece of jewelry was stolen during a dinner party that you are a guest of and you are now tasked with discovering the thief. Join the Museum staff for an evening filled with Victorian intrigue!


Family Nature Club

Sundays, March 4 and 18
11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Cost: $10 per family per day; All Ages
William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center at Lyman Woods, 901 31st St., Downers Grove, IL

Build your family’s lasting relationship with nature (and each other!) while you hone your outdoor skills during our Family Nature Club. Each meet-up will feature a hike or outdoor adventure with activities designed to enhance your family’s interaction with the natural world. Bring your curiosity, questions and skills as we explore the outdoors together.

Paint & Sip: St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 10 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Downers Grove Golf Club, 2420 Haddow Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Ages 21+; Residents: $35; Non-residents: $53

Work with acrylics and follow instructions to create a lovely piece of art on a 16 x 20 canvas. Celebrate the holiday! Includes canvas, use of aprons, brushes, paint & one drink on the house!


“Are We There Yet?” Exhibit
March 21 to August 11
Monday – Friday 12:00-4:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Free; All Ages

Take a trip through the history of vacations, tourism and leisure from the Industrial

Revolution to the present day. This exhibit explores how Downers Grove residents and

tourists who visited the village planned, enjoyed and remembered their travels.


Flashlight Egg Hunt

Friday, March 23, from 7:45-8:00 PM
McCollum Park, 6801 Main St., Downers Grove, IL
Ages 6-13; Residents: $8; Non-residents: $12

Caution – this is an egg hunt zone! Grab your flashlights and baskets and head to the McCollum Park ballfields where you’ll search for candy-stuffed eggs under the moonlight. Participants with food allergies may be exposed to allergens. The hunt starts at 7:45 pm sharp, so arrive early! Registration deadline is March 20. No registration will be taken onsite.


Spring Break Trips
Monday, March 26 through Monday, April 2
Regular Hours: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM; Extended Hours: 6:30-8:30 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM
Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Per Day: Residents: $39; Non-residents: $59
Extended Hours (for AM or PM): Residents: $8; Non-residents: $12
Ages 5-12

Enjoy fun-filled days during your winter break. Each day consists of a variety of games, activities and a field trip. Meet new people, make new friends and have a blast. Registration required at least one week in advance.


Spring Break Nature Camp
Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29
Half day: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM; Cost: $45
Full day: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Cost: $75
Ages 4-9
William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center at Lyman Woods, 901 31st St., Downers Grove, IL

Go outside after a long winter! Spend your spring break discovering all of the changes that happen at Lyman Woods during the exciting spring season. Each day of camp includes fun crafts, games, outdoor adventures and a mid-camp snack. Dress to get muddy and wet, but in case of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. Choose from half day or full day options. Please bring a lunch if staying for the full day camp.


Groundbreaking Women Camp
Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Ages 7-10; Residents: $100; Non-residents: $150

March is Women’s History Month! Spend your spring break at the Downers Grove Museum learning about women who have made groundbreaking contributions to politics, art, science and technology throughout history.


Passport to Safety & Wheely Big Trucks

Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL
Free; All Ages

Sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District, Fire Department and Police Department, Passport to Safety offers safety tips for all ages. Each child will receive a passport at the beginning of the event and use it to meet local safety personnel and learn important tips to keep you safe in and around your home. Afterwards, head outside to touch, see and explore trucks and vehicles of all shapes and sizes.


32nd Annual Road Rally

Saturday, April 14, 3 PM check-in; 3:30 PM start

Lisle Park District, 1925 Ohio St., Lisle, IL

Ages 18+; Residents: $109; Non-residents: $129

Looking for adventure? Grab your neighbors and friends to create a team of 4 to

6 adults per vehicle. You will get a map and bag of clues; you’ll need teamwork, logic

and luck to stay on track. Some clues are helpful while others are designed to throw

you off course. This exciting and somewhat physically challenging four-hour scavenger

hunt on wheels will test your mind, body and teamwork, so put on your thinking caps and start your engines! At the completion of the rally, teams meet for an awards presentation and socialize at a pizza dinner. This fun-filled event is coordinated with the Bolingbrook, Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge Park Districts. Space is limited. Registration deadline is April 11.


About Downers Grove Park District

The Downers Grove Park District is dedicated to providing a wide variety of year-round recreation programs, facilities, parks, open space and natural areas that respond to the articulated needs and desires of residents. For more information, call 630.963.1300, or visit.


For more information, call 630.963.1300 or visit