Trip Information 

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

•Before participating in any program or event sponsored by the Recreation & Parks Department a waiver must be signed by the participant or responsible parent/guardian.  

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

•Refunds - Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the trip deadline date will be given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are non-refundable. Please note: Refunds for purchases made by credit card are processed back to the credit card. Refunds for purchases made by cash or check are processed with a check (within ten business days) through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department.

•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.

•Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Active Network, LLC. 

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Brochures:  Click on the links below

Trip Brochure (Edition 7/19/18)

New Orleans Trip Flyer



Ghost the Musical
This musical adaptation of the 1990 Academy Award winning film follows the love story of Sam and Molly. After Sam’s untimely death, he tries to protect Molly from an unknown threat. In an attempt to communicate with her, he enlists the help of a storefront psychic to hilarious and harrowing effect. This tale about the power of love features a score by Grammy Award winning songwriters Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and includes the classic “Unchained Melody”.  

Lunch and show at the Theatre At The Center, Munster, IN.  Menu: Lemon Rice Soup, Chicken Tetrazzini or Beef Stroganoff with buttered noodles, Key Largo Vegetable Blend and Chocolate Fudge Cake for dessert. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: September 10, 2018.
Ages 18 & Older          $80 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
24689-01   Th     10:30 am-5:30 pm    Oct 11


Blue Chip Casino
Have fun at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana! Blue Chip Casino offers 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single, luxurious and spacious level, with 42 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than1,700 slots. With your favorite games - and the ultimate gaming environment - Blue Chip Casino will put you in the mood to play!

This trip includes a free lunch buffet and $10 in E Play to each person who received 1,000 points on their player’s card. Please have Blue Chip Rewards Player’s Card number ready when registering if applicable.

Registration deadline: October 10, 2018.

Ages 21 & Older            $36 per person          
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34652-01     W       9:30 am-4:30 pm    Oct 24


Chicago Holiday Lights Tour
Our specially designed tour starts around the John Hancock Center’s spectacular tree at the top of the Magnificent Mile. Our deluxe motor coach will make three stops to let you hop off and explore the magic of Chicago’s lights and sights. First, we will whisk down State Street to glimpse Macy's Holiday Windows and through the Loop to Chicago’s famous Christkindlmarket where Daley Plaza becomes an old German village filled with quaint shops and holiday treats where you will have 1 1/2 hours to buy unique gifts and treats for your family and friends. Next, we will make our way over the river and up to Zoo Lights, where Lincoln Park transforms into a brilliant array of lights, music, and crafts for the whole family. Finally, we will travel North Michigan Avenue for a 1-hour stop at Millennium Park to view the city Christmas tree, the skating rink and the Bean. 

Registration deadline: November 19, 2018.

Age 18 & Older         $45 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34677-0-1     W     3-9 pm  Nov 28


Miracle on 34th Street
From Meredith Willson, composer of The Music Man, and inspired by the beloved 1947 film, audiences will enjoy the gift of music and laughter for the holidays. After Santa encounters a skeptical little girl during the season of sharing and caring, a message about the importance of believing is made clear to all. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” became famous as one the memorable songs in this joyous favorite for all ages. Lunch and show is at Theatre at the Center, Munster, Indiana.

This trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: November 12, 2018.

Menu:  Cream of Potato Soup with cheese garnish. Choice of Roast Sirloin of Beef or Shrimp Skewer with duchess potatoes, broccoli spears and carrot cake for dessert.  Please mention meal choice when registering.

Ages 18 & Older                 $80 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34690-01    Th     10:30 am-5:30 pm     Dec 6

The Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz the Musical
Join us at Paramount Theatre in Aurora for the Wizard of Oz, the Musical. You may have been to Oz before, but never like this… Stuck on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle and dog Toto, Dorothy Gale wishes for a better and more exciting life. When a twister hits, Dorothy is whisked away to the wonderful world of Oz, a fantastical place full of munchkins, a cowardly lion, a tin man with no heart, a living scarecrow … and a wicked witch that will do whatever it takes to stop Dorothy. Seating will be on the Main floor, center stage.

Prior to the show, we will enjoy Brunch at Two Brothers Artisan Brewing where you will enjoy your choice of Roundhouse Cobb Salad with Blackened Chicken and Organic Mixed Greens, Macadamia Crusted Chicken Breast with Ginger Soy Cream or Roasted Pork Lion Stuffed with Apples and Sage. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Registration deadline: December 10, 2018. Trip is non-refundable.

Age 21 & Older      $100 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34693-01   Th     9 am-5 pm   Jan 3, 2019

women in black

The Woman in Black 
Join us for “The Woman in Black,” a show that has toured the world and played in London’s West End for more than 30 years is finally hitting the main stage at Chicago's Royal George Theatre.

Susan Hill's Gothic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, is set in an isolated windswept mansion with tragic secrets hidden behind its shuttered windows. There, a young lawyer encounters horrific visions in the house set amidst the eerie marshes and howling winds of England's forbidding Northeast Coast. With just two actors, The Woman in Black offers audiences an afternoon of unremitting drama and sheer theatricality as they are transported into a chilling and ghostly world.

Prior to the show, we will enjoy lunch downtown at Weber Grill where you will enjoy your choice of Honey Bourbon Glazed Salmon, Grilled Chicken Breast & Fire Roasted Vegetables or Weber's Signature BBQ Baby Back Ribs.  Please mention meal choice when registering. Registration deadline: January 14, 2019. Trip is non-refundable.
Age 21 & Older      $120 per person
Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
34694-01   Th     10:30 am-5:30 pm    Feb 14, 2019

New Orleans – Diamond Tours
March 10-16, 2019
7 days, 6 nights
Program # 34640-01
Ages 21 & Older

$730 per person (Double Occupancy)
$710 per person (Triple Occupancy)
$985 per person (Single Occupancy)

$75 due at registration (per person), with the balance due by January 3, 2019. 

  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the New Orleans area
  • 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • Guided tour of New Orleans
  • Admission to the New Orleans' Free People of Color Museum
  • Admission to the National World War II Museum
  • Admission to Mardi Gras World
  • Relaxing Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River
  • Enjoy Historic New Orleans French Quarter and much more!

Travel Insurance is available through Travel Insured International for an additional fee.

Registration deadline: January 3, 2019. Online registration is not available for this trip. 

Contact Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 for more information or visit Recreation & Parks’ website at

Link: New Orleans Trip Flyer

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