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Central Park Campout
June 25-26, 2021

Join the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Advisory Board and Recreation & Parks Department in celebrating the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, June 25-26 with an overnight campout in Park Forest’s beautiful Central Park. The 17th annual Great American Campout is a nationwide event that connects people with the great outdoors. Whether this is your first camping experience or you and your family are seasoned campers, this event is a great way for friends, families, and children to connect with nature, sleep under the stars and create memories of outdoor experiences. Learn more about the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout https://www.nwf.org/Home/Great-American-Campout/About.

Recreation, Parks & Community Health will provide grills for cooking, wood for the campfire, s’mores and activities; you provide your dinner, breakfast, and tent. Saturday activities include a nature craft as well as practicing useful skills such as camping first aid, useful camping knots and rope work with members of the Park Forest Fire Department. 

Set-up begins at 4:00 pm Friday afternoon June 25. Park in the Aqua Center parking lot, 30 North Orchard Dr., near the north bridge. Firewood and charcoal for cooking and supplies for activities will be provided. Families will need to supply tent, sleeping gear, eating utensils, food, and personal kit. A limited number of tents are available to rent for $10.00 each. 

This is a dog friendly event. Dog must be friendly, current on shots, picked up after and leashed in camping area. 

Pre-registration and signed waiver required for each person attending. There must be at least 1 adult per campsite. Registration deadline: June 21, 2021. For more information contact Rob Gunther at 708-748-2005.

 
Ages 4 years & Older         $5 per person
Central Park
24202-01    Friday-Saturday     4 pm-12 pm     June 25-26


Ages 0-3 years                    FREE
Central Park
24202-02     Friday-Saturday   4 pm-12 pm      June 25-26


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How to Register? 

Pre-registration and signed waiver required for each person attending. There must be at least 1 adult per campsite. Registration deadline: June 21, 2021. For more information contact Rob Gunther at 708-748-2005.

3 Ways to Register 

  • Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/vopf 
  • Call the Recreation, Parks & Community Health Department at 708-748-2005. 
  • Register in-person at Recreation, Parks & Community Health Dept. (Village Hall)
    350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466






Additional Links: 

Park Forest Community Gardens

Park Forest Library

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tall Grass Arts Association - Art Classes for the Whole Family!

Teen Zone