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The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health 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 Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health at (708)748-2005.


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•The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health 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 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 motor coach bus.

•Face masks are required. 

•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 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 refund by check.

Diamond Tours Refund Policy: Diamond Tours Trips are non-refundable. Travel insurance is available for purchase for an additional fee thru Travel Confident®  .Click on the link for more information.

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.  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. 


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

Recreation, Parks & Community Health 
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 
708-748-2005

How to Register for this trip: 

On-line registration is available at https://apm.activecommunities.com/vopf/Home

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.






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Evita
Join us for a trip to the Drury Lane for a play based on true events, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón’s rags-to-riches life as she goes from poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina. A champion of the working-class descamisados, she uses popularity and politics to serve her people – and herself. Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” this musical masterpiece won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The 1996 film adaptation was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Song. Transportation provided via mini-bus. Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline January 11, 2022. 

Masks will be required on trip. Vaccines or proof of negative COVID-19 results may be required according to venue mandates. 

Please select from the following entree options upon registration (choose one):

  • Chicken Breast
  • Pork Medallions
  • Vegetable Kabob

Ages 18 & Older     $81 per person      1 day
Village Hall, Lobby
34626-01   Wednesday     10:00 am-5 pm    February 2, 2022



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Online registration is not available for this trip. Please call 708-748-2005 to register over the phone with a credit card or in person at the Recreation, Parks & Community Health Department at 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL.

Chicago Bulls 
The Chicago Bulls have had a great season so far, join us as we show our support for the home team with a fun outing to the game, we'll even worry about the driving. With two dates to choose from there's something for everyone, we look forward to seeing you at the game! Tickets are located in section 316. These trips are non-refundable.  Registration deadlines listed below. 
 
All guests age 5 and over must adhere to the Cook County Department of Public Health’s current Vaccine Requirements by showing proof of full vaccination to register for trips. Guests 16 and over must also show matching identification. Vaccination status will be verified before boarding the bus.
 
Ages 5 & Older    $90 per person         1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 
14703-01     Monday        5 pm-10:45 pm        February 7, 2022      Bulls vs. Suns      (Registration deadline 1/31/22) 
14703-02     Saturday      5 pm-10:45 pm         April 2, 2022             Bulls vs. Heat       (Registration deadline 3/25/22)
 



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Dubai EXPO 2020 
Non-stop flight from Chicago to Dubai

Discover the wonders of Dubai on this 8-day adventure. Full of surprises with an afternoon desert safari over the dunes and guided tours of Abu Dhabi. Then, experience the Greatest Show on Earth, the Dubai Expo, a six-month exhibition of food, culture, state-of-the-art technology, and entertainment from 192 countries. Download the Dubai trip flyer for more information. 

Program # 34657-01 
Date:  February 25, 2022 to March 4, 2022 (8 days/7 nights)
Single Occupancy:    $2,869 per person (New Rate - Includes non-stop flight from Chicago to Dubai)
Double Occupancy:   $2,269 per person (New Rate - Includes non-stop flight from Chicago to Dubai)

Trip is Non-Refundable.   

Payment Plan: $200 deposit (per person) due by November 29, 2021. Final payment due y January 22, 2022. 

Travel Insurance:  Add travel insurance to your trip… With Travel Insured International’s comprehensive protection plans if you have to unexpectedly cancel or cut your plans short. Visit www.travelinsured.com or call 855.752.8303 for a customized quote today!




Hard Rock Casino
The All-New Hard Rock Casino
Get ready to rock the region at the brand-new Hard Rock Casino in Northwest Indiana! This state-of-the art casino brings world-class gaming and Hard Rock's signature, high-octane style, to Northern Indiana. Test your luck on the casino floor and choose from over 1,800 table games and slot machines, in an effort to win big! Whether you're a high-roller or just hoping to have some fun, you're sure to find it here. Enjoy a variety of restaurants on your own during your visit including their infamous Council Oak Steaks & Seafood which is sure to delight. No other comps or concessions are being offered at this time, listed price is for transportation only.  Transportation provided via mini-bus.  Trip is non-refundable. Face masks are required.  Registration deadlines listed below. 

Ages 21 & Older     $10 per person     1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 
14622-01     Wednesday     9 am-5 pm      February 16, 2022 (Registration deadline February 9, 2022)
14622-02 Wednesday 9 am-5 pm      March 16, 2022 (Registration deadline March 9, 2022)
14622-03 Wednesday 9 am-5 pm      May 18, 2022 (Registration deadline May 11, 2022) 





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Moulin Rouge with Transportation

Online registration is not available for the Moulin Rouge trip. Please call 708-748-2005 to register over the phone with a credit card or in person at the Recreation, Parks & Community Health Department at 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL.

Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical!

Now playing at the James M. Nederlander Theatre... Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.  Ticket includes show and motorcoach transportation only. Trip is non-refundable.  Registration deadline: March 11, 2022. 

Please note: When entering the theatre audience members will be required to provide their valid ticket, be masked, provide valid I.D. and vaccination card that proves full vaccination. Those with exemptions, or unable to be vaccinated, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test along with a photo ID and valid ticket. Tests that are accepted are either PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or an antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. As of January 3, food and beverage will not be served or allowed inside the theatres.

Ages 18 & Older     $90 per person     1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 
14645-01   Wednesday     12:30 pm-5:30 pm    March 23, 2022




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Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
Drury Lane presents The King And I... British tutor Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam struggle with cultural differences after Anna arrives at the royal palace in Bangkok. Inspired by true events, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is a tale of the human experience, exploring the historical intricacies of class, race, and politics in 1862. Featuring beloved songs like “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic won 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical. The 1957 movie adaptation was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning five, including Best Score. Price includes small bus transportation, ticket and lunch. Registration deadline April 6, 2022. Trip is non-refundable. Face Masks will be required on trip. 

Please select from the following menu selections when registering (choose one):

    Chicken Cacciatore
    Lemon and Herb Crusted Cod
    Vegetable Linguine Pomodoro 

Ages 18 & Older     $87 per person     1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 
14559-01   Wednesday     10 am-5 pm    April 20, 2022




Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys with Transportation

Online registration is not available for this trip. Please call 708-748-2005 to register over the phone with a credit card or in person at the Recreation, Parks & Community Health Department at 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL.

Now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre... They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Ticket includes show and motorcoach transportation only. Trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline April 22, 2022. 

Please note: When entering the theatre audience members will be required to provide their valid ticket, be masked, provide valid I.D. and vaccination card that proves full vaccination. Those with exemptions, or unable to be vaccinated, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test along with a photo ID and valid ticket. Tests that are accepted are either PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or an antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. As of January 3, food and beverage will not be served or allowed inside the theatres.

Ages 18 & Older     $70 per person     1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 
14646-01   Wednesday     12:30 pm-5:30 pm    May 4, 2022






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On-line registration is not available for this trip. Please register at: Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 (Village Hall). For more information call (708)748-2005. 

A valid US Passport or US Passport Card and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. Diamond Tours, Inc. trips are 
non-refundable. It is suggested that you purchase travel insurance. Travel Insurance is available through Travel Insured International. See trip information below for more information.  

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest


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Niagara Falls & Toronto 
5 Days / 4 Nights
June 6-10, 2022
Program # 24658-01
Per Diamond Tours Policy- Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. Mask are required on trip. 


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On-line registration is not available for this trip. Please register at the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 (Village Hall). For more information call (708)748-2005.

Valid US Passport or US Passport Card is required for this trip.  
This trip is non-refundable. You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.  Travel Insurance is available through Travel Insured International.  Click here for flyer.


Depart - Park Forest Village Hall at 8:00 am on Monday, June 6, 2022.
Return - Park Forest Village Hall at 8:00 pm on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Fees:
$75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by March 20, 2022.

$719.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$569.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$549.00 per person (Triple Occupancy)

Incredible Price Includes:

  • Motocoach Transportation 
  • 4 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Niagara Falls area
  • 8 meals: (4 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • GUIDED TOURS OF NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO
  • A Journey to The Falls on a "HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISE"
  • Gaming at FALLSVIEW CASINO
  • A visit to NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE & QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
  • A visit to Casa Loma; Canada's most magnificent castle

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest



White House

Washington, DC – Our Nation’s Capital – Diamond Tours
7 Days/ 6 Nights
New Date:  April 7-13, 2022
Program # 24607-01
Per Diamond Tours Policy- Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. Mask are required on trip. 

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On-line registration is not available for this trip. Please register at the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health,
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 (Village Hall). For more information call (708)748-2005.

This trip is non-refundable. You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance is available through Travel Insured International. See trip flyer for details. 

All passengers must sign an Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk and Responsibility at time of registration.

Depart - Park Forest Village Hall at 8:00 am on April 7, 2022
Return - Park Forest Village Hall at 8:00 pm on April 13, 2022

Fees:
$75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by January 23, 2022.

$1,024.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$739.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$719.00 per person (Triple Occupancy)

Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.

Incredible Price Includes:

  • Motorcoach transportation
  • 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Washington, DC area
  • 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Guided Tour of Washington, DC including the WW II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and more!
  • Full Day visit to the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum
  • Admission to the Museum of the Bible
  • Visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest