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Park Forest, IL 60466
Ph: 708-748-1112
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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 start date of a 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.


HAMILTON Show and Lunch at Petterino's 

Hamilton Trip is filled.  Please call Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 to be placed on the waiting list (2 tickets per person).

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now."

HAMILTON will take place at The PrivateBank Theatre and will be balcony seating.

Prior to the show, we will be dining at Petterino's, where you will have a meal choice of Chicken Parmesan with Pasta, Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Vodka Sauce or Broiled Salmon with Sautéed Spinach. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Registration Opens: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. 

Program No.: 14660-01
Price: $175.00 per person (includes coach bus, lunch and show)
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Departure/Return: Park Forest Village Hall - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Depart From: Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

Register at the Recreation & Parks Department (Village Hall)
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466

Register in person or over the phone with a credit card. 
On-line registration is not available for this trip.

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Drake Hotel Historic Tour and Afternoon Tea
The Drake Hotel History Tour & Tea is a hotel guided tour, where the tales from the 1920’s throughout the decades are recounted, so guests can envision the past and fancy in the legendary Afternoon Tea Service in the impressive Palm Court.  The Drake’s History Tour & Tea is a throwback to nearly a century of stories, narrated in a theatrical fashion by the History Tour & Tea guide.  The History Tour & Tea encompasses architecture, ghost stories, crimes of the times, celebrities, entertainment and more. It is approximately one hour long.  There will be a selection of tea and finger sandwiches to enjoy during the day.  Fee includes tea, tour and motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: January 30.

Ages 18 & Older     $95 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14662-01 Tuesday     11:30 am-4:30 pm  Feb 7, 2017

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In celebration of Fat Tuesday, treat yourself to a Mardi Gras party at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet.  Lunch will be comprised of homemade Jambalaya over rice with southern corn bread. While there, enjoy the toe tapping music of New Orleans with the Four Star Brass Band as they bring the Louisiana sizzle to Joliet. Don't forget your boas, beads and umbrellas! Registration deadline:  February 20.

Ages 21 & Older             $80 
Depart/Return:  Village Hall
34655-01 Tuesday 10:15 am-3:30 pm     Feb 28, 2017

 chicago bulls logo.jpg Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets

Come out and see the Chicago Bulls stars Dwayne Wade and Jimmy Butler face off against talents such as the Houston Rockets James Harden at the United Center. 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: March 6.

All Ages     $56 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14703-01    Friday    5-10:30 pm    March 10, 2017 

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Chicago Flower and Garden Show
The 2017 theme CHICAGO’S BLOOMING will spotlight all that is wonderful about Chicago's unique neighborhoods and urban green spaces. The Show treats 40,000+ gardening enthusiasts and newbies alike to the sights, scents and sounds of feature gardens with blooming perennials, annuals and trees while water features rustle throughout the Festival Halls of Chicago’s acclaimed Navy Pier. There will be over 100 vendors of gardening, landscaping products, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations and more.

You will also have time to explore Navy Pier's wide variety of shops and the Stained Glass Windows Museum.

Lunch is on your own. Fee includes motor coach transportation and admission to the show. Registration deadline: March 6.

Ages 18 & Older     $48 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14600-01   Wednesday   8:45 am-3:45 pm   March 22, 2017

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Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

Have the winter blues? Come spend the day at Key Lime Cove located in Gurnee, Illinois. There’s no need to worry about cold, rain, or snow as it’s always a balmy 84 degrees at the 65,000 square foot indoor Lost Paradise Waterpark, where and the sun shines endlessly, so don't forget to pack your swimwear because you're definitely going to want to get wet!

Lunch is on your own and outside food is not permitted. School bus transportation. Registrationdeadline: March 6.

All Ages               $50 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14704-01   Sunday   9 am-4:15 pm   March 26, 2017


 Hawthorn Race Course Logo.jpg Hawthorne Race Course
Hawthorne Race Course is the 4th oldest Racetrack in the Nation and oldest sporting venue in Illinois. Be a part of history and experience Live Thoroughbred Racing this Spring!

Concourse box seating, a buffet lunch and transportation is provided. Betting on your own. Sign up with a chance to WIN a Racing Day for you and a Friend! Registration deadline: March 16.

Ages 18 & Older      $69 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14661-01 Thursday    2:30-8pm    April 6, 2017

New Trip Information: Leaving Park Forest at 2:30 pm. Buffet from 4-5:30 pm. Race post time starts at 4:10 pm. Return to Park Forest at 8pm.  

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Big Band Radio Show at The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

Take a step back in time at the Jacob Henry Mansion, a historical city, state and national landmark, where you can enjoy a self-guided tour of over 40 rooms. Then relive the glorious 1930's Swing Era with a "live radio broadcast show" by The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, complete with vocalists and radio actor.

Please mention menu choice when registering: Jake's Cordon Bleu or Pot Roast with Chef's choice of starch and steamed vegetable, or Fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli.

Fee includes luncheon, show and motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: April 3.

Ages 18 & Older $80 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14663-01 Tuesday   10 am-3:15 pm    April 11, 2017


Boerner Botanical Gardens
Come enjoy the beautiful sights at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, where the setting is reminiscent of an English country manor with glacial fieldstone walls and historic, handcrafted limestone statuary. The tour includes over forty acres of formal gardens, one of the largest crab apple collections in Wisconsin, over 500 varieties of roses and many other individual gardens including herbs, annuals, shrubs and peonies.

Lunch will consist of: mixed greens and a roasted vegetable medley tossed in house made Italian vinaigrette, a pan-seared chicken breast served with sweet potato mash with a rosemary grape compote and for dessert a pastry tart with chocolate mousse and warm strawberry sauce.

Fee includes admission, a guided tour, lunch and motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: May 22.

Ages 18 & Older      $80 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14664-01   Wednesday   7:45 am-4:30 pm   June 7, 2017




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. 

Online Registration is not available for Diamond Tours

Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg & Historic Norfolk - Click here for flyer   - CANCELLED
April 23-29, 2017 / 7 days, 6 nights

Program #: 14665-01
$799.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$75 deposit due upon signing.  Final payment  due by February 16, 2017
Motor coach driver and step on guides gratuities are not included in flyer price.

Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam - 
Click here for flyer
June 1-12, 2017 / 12 days, 11 nights
Program #: 14666-01
$1,192.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$75 deposit due upon signing. Final payment due by March 25, 2017
Motor coach driver and step on guides gratuities are not included in flyer price.

Niagara Falls & Toronto  - Click here for flyer
September 11-15, 2017 / 5 days, 4 nights
$549 per person  (Double Occupancy)
Program # 34658-01
$75 deposit due upon signing / Final payment due by July 3, 2017 (office is closed July 4th)
Motor coach driver and step on guides gratuities are included in flyer price.
Please note:  You must bring a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card for this trip.

Travel Confident Protection Plan (for Diamond Tours)


*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. 

Join us for a special travel presentation by Collette at Park Forest Village Hall on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30 pm.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 17th to 708-748-2005.

South Pacific Wonders
February 14-28, 2017
Booking # 681791
Call Recreation & Parks for a brochure

Northern National Parks
August 31-September 7, 2017
Call Recreation & Parks for a brochure

Click here for Northern National Parks flyer

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

Click here for Spain's Classics flyer