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2023 Recreation, Parks & Community Health Trip Brochure

TCPR-Page-ListThe Color Purple

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023   

1PM TO 7PM          $130          18+        34669-01

Join us at The Studebaker Theater via Luxury Coach bus for an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. The Color Purple is a landmark musical from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.


Enjoy lunch at Chicago’s innovative eating-and-drinking destination featuring the city’s top chefs, most-talked-about restaurants and buzziest bars-plus the latest in arts and culture-all together under one roof, Time Out Market Chicago.


Register Today! Only 40 Spots


Simply Elton: 

A Tribute to Legendary Elton John


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2023       

 9:30 AM TO 4 PM        $90          18+        34672-01

SIMPLY ELTON is a celebration of Sir Elton John's incredible musical career. Join us at Jacob Henry Mansion via luxury coach bus to hear musician Brian Harris and the Mad Hatters Band while they transport you to the magic of an Elton concert, playing music spanning the icon's entire career. In addition to the spot-on Elton-styled vocals, wild costuming and endless energy, the virtuoso and rocking piano playing will leave audiences speechless. If you're going to see ONE Elton tribute, this is the one to see!

Lunch Menu:

Asiago Chicken Seasoned breast of chicken baked with light, creamy asiago cheese sauce drizzled on top. Served with bed of wild rice and steamed vegetables. Dessert: Carrot Cake


Register Today! Only 40 Spots



Christmas on State Street

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2023        9:30 AM TO 3:30 PM        $90          18+        14675-01

Join us at Jacob Henry Mansion via Luxury Coach bus for this amazing event. For decades, Christmas in Chicago meant a trip or two to State Street to see the big department stores. And the stores went all-out for Christmas. This illustrated talk traces the history of Christmas celebrations on State Street. Photographs, ads, postcards, menus, and memoribilia trace cherished traditions - from the animated window displays and the Christmas parade to beloved characters like Uncle Mistletoe, the Cinnamon Bear, and of course, Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer. 


Lunch Menu: Traditional style pot roast served with vegetables and mashed potatoes with gravy. Dessert: Apple Pie a la mode


Register Today! Only 40 Spots


Registration information:

Online registration is available at

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

Register over the phone with a credit card at 708-748-2005.

For more information, call Recreation, Parks & Community Health at 708-748-2005.


Note: On-line registration is not available for all trips.

Recreation, Parks & Community Health 
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 

Important Information:

•The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health will need the 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 Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health, 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.

•In the event of low enrollment, a luxury passenger van may be substituted for a motorcoach bus.

•Vaccines or proof of negative COVID-19 results may be required according to venue mandates.  

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 than a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration processing fees are non-refundable. Refunds may be processed as a household credit or a check through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department. Please allow 10 business days for a refund by check.

Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Active Network, LLC.  Active Network, LLC may appear on your credit card/bank statement as the merchant for your trip purchase; rather than Village of Park Forest, Department of Recreation, Parks, & Community Health.