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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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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. 
 
PLEASE NOTE:
  • THERE IS A LIMIT OF 2 TICKETS PER PERSON.
  • DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, THIS TRIP IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • FULL PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
  • REGISTRATION IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - WE DO NOT HOLD SPOTS.
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRIP.
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2017.

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
(708)748-2005

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

   
               
 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


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When it opened on Broadway, it swept the Tony Awards. When it premiered as a film, it won eight Oscars.  Now, this classic that is packed with love, laughter, and your favorite songs comes to Lyric Opera in a grand-scale production! The charming story of Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller with a strong Cockney accent, and Professor Henry Higgins, the phonetics professor who believes he can teach her to speak like a proper lady, My Fair Lady is guaranteed to  capture your heart.  Prior to the show, we will be dining at the Greek Islands.  Fee includes luncheon, show and motor coach transportation.  Registration Deadline:  April 3

Ages 18 & Older                  $140 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14667-01   Wednesday 9:45 am-5:45 pm    May 17     
                  

               


   
cubsvsgiants.jpg  Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
Come see the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs, as they face off against the 2014 World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. So grab your Cubs gear and W flag and let's have a great day at "The Friendly Confines".

Seats are located in Aisle 204. Price includes admission and school bus transportation. Food and beverages are on your own. Tickets are limited so sign up today! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2017.
 

All Ages                 $67 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14705-01    Thursday    11 am-5:30 pm    May 25
              


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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



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EXTENDED TRIPS

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

      
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 included in flyer price.

Boston, Salem & Cape Ann  - (Boston Flyer)
Program # 14648-01
July 19-26 / 8 days, 7 nights
$805.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$75 deposit due upon signing. Final payment due by May 12, 2017.
Motor coach driver and step on guides gratuities are 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.

Miami & Key West, Florida - (Miami Flyer)
November 10-20, 2017 / 11 days, 10 nights
$1,074.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
Program # 14668-01
$75 deposit due upon signing / Final payment due by September 3, 2017.
Motor coach driver and step on guides gratuities are included in flyer price.

Travel Confident Protection Plan (for Diamond Tours)

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*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.
  


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