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Park Forest, IL 60466
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Trip Registration Information

•Recreation & Parks Department will need name, date of birth, address, phone number, and emergency number
 of each person registering for a trip.

•Trip return times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances and traffic.

•Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the registration deadline of the trip will be cheerfully given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are
not subject to the 5% refund fee.

•Nothing kills a good trip quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! Please sign up early or the trip
 that you want may have to be cancelled.

Join Our Mailing List!
The Park Forest Recreation Department offers trips throughout the year. Information is sent to those on the
mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please call the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005.              

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Chicago & The Rise of Barack Obama (1985-2008) Bus Tour
by Forgotten Chicago

Forgotten Chicago and Pullman-area native Tom Shepherd are proud to present an exclusive tour of sites and people crucial to the rise of Barack Obama in Chicago in the years before his first election to the White House in 2008.

Join us for a unique and enlightening bus tour highlighting many Chicago sites that helped shape Obama and his historic rise to the presidency between 1985 and 2008. This exclusive tour is a rare opportunity to visit little-known sites related to Obama's years in Chicago and to hear from those who worked with Obama during his early career.
This tour will drive past some of the sites critical to Obama's later Chicago career. The motor coach tour will last approximately 5 1/2 hours (including a couple blocks of walking in Hyde Park).

Registration Deadline Extended Until: Friday, October 13, 2017.

Trip is non-refundable.

Our tour includes a cafeteria lunch at Valois, one of the President's favorite restaurants. Please mention menu choice when registering (choose one):

  • Roast Beef Dinner
  • Baked Chicken Dinner
  • Grouper Fish Dinner
  • Greek Salad
  • Obama Steak and Eggs

Ages 21 & Older               $80 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34672-01   Thursday     10:30 am-4 pm    October 26 





SanFilippo Foundation's "Place de la Musique"
Sanfilippo Estates-The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, steam engines and much more.

Following our three hour tour we will lunch at Chessies/111 Grill in Barrington. Please tell us your meal choice at the time of registration.

Meal choices are: 

•Roast Pork Loin with mashed potato and veggies
•Chicken Parmesan served over Linguine with Marinara Sauce
•Baked Penne Pasta with roasted vegetables
•Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with rice pilaf 

Registration deadline: October 16.

Ages 21 & Older               $87
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34673-01 W      7:30 am-4 pm    Nov 1 


Christmas Lights Tour
We will travel to Downtown Chicago to see the beautiful Christmas light displays. Our first stop will be at the Planetarium Overlook for a panoramic view of the city. We will then travel along Lake Shore Drive to Lincoln Park, North Michigan Avenue and a 1 hour stop at Millennium Park to view the city Christmas tree, the skating rink and the Bean. From there we will take a Loop tour  with a final 1 1/2 hour stop at the open-air Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.

Registration deadline: November 20.

Please note:  Dinner is not included in the price of this trip. You will have an opportunity to purchase food at the Christkindlmarket or surrounding area during the 1 1/2 hour stop. 

Ages 21 & Older           $45  per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34677-01  Wednesday   Nov 29    3-9 pm

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Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics
Come out and see the Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics at the United Center.  200 level seating. There is limited seating available and tickets are expected to sell-out, so register early! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. School bus transportation is provided.

Registration deadline:  December 4. 
Trip is non-refundable.

All Ages                    $82 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34703-01 Monday   Dec 11   4:30 pm-10:30 pm



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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
BEAUTIFUL is the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Seating will be in the Orchestra area at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Prior to the show we will be dining at The Berghoff, a Chicago landmark, serving German-style cuisine and culture since 1898. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, it is now run by fourth generation, Peter Berghoff. 

Meal choices are: 
  • Sauerbraten (Marinated roasted sirloin of beef,
    sweet and sour gravy)
  • Whitefish
  • Half Roasted Chicken

Please mention meal choice when registering.
Registration deadline: October 30.
Trip is non-refundable.

Ages 21 & Older             $175 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
34675-01 Wednesday Dec 13 10:15 am-6 pm


Wicked the Musical
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, isunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked”. With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good”.  From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget. Seating will be in the orchestra area at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago. 

Prior to the show we will be dining at Lloyd’s where you will enjoy a family style luncheon of salad, tri-colored cheese tortellini, lemon chicken, steak kabobs, steamed mixed vegetables, herb roasted potatoes and assorted mini desserts. 

Registration deadline: November 20.
Trip is non-refundable

Ages 21 & Older         $200 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34674-01  Wednesday   Jan 10   9:45 am-6 pm



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Love Never Dies
The story of boundless love, full of  passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The
ultimate love story continues in Love  Never Dies, Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes  audiences on a thrilling roller coaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic core. Seats are located in the loge area of the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago.

Prior to the show we will be dining at Petterino’s.

  • Almond Crusted Whitefish
  • Braised Short Ribs of Beef
  • Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Vodka Sauce

Please mention meal choice when registering.

Registration deadline: January 5.  
Trip is non-refundable

Ages 21 & Older   $167  per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34676-01  Wednesday   Feb 28    9:45 am-6 pm



Diamond Tours

The Village of Park Forest is offering the following trips through Diamond Tours.
Click on the trip heading for additional information or contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005. 

Travel insurance can be purchased for an additional fee.  Click on
Travel Confident Protection Plan  for more information. 

Washington, DC (Click here for Flyer)
March 15-21, 2018
$725 per person, double occupancy.

San Antonio Padre Island & The Gulf of Mexico (Click here for flyer)
April 13-22, 2018
$880 per person, double occupancy.

Mount Rushmore, The Badlands & Black Hills of South Dakota (Click here for flyer)
May 20-26, 2018

$647 per person, double occupancy




*Collette Tours

The Village of Park Forest is offering the following trips through Collette Tours. Contact Anna Soloff in Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 for more information.  Online Registration is not available for Collette Tours. 

Spain's Classics
March 17-27, 2018
Call Recreation & Parks for a brochure

Click here for Spain's Classics flyer