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Day Trips

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat w/ Dinner 

From the musical genius of Andrew Lloyd Weber (Phantom of the Opera) and Tim Rice (Beauty and the Beast) comes one of the most popular musicals of the last 50 years. This telling of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers is filled with great music, costumes, laughter, joy, and heart. Utilizing many different styles of music from pop/rock to country to musical comedy this sparkling show follows young Joseph as he faces adversity and triumphs through his dreams and his strong, unwavering faith. Joseph includes the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” This show has entertained tens of millions of people and is guaranteed to thrill and delight your family! Before our performance enjoy dinner at Giovanni's Restaurant in Munster, IN. 


$50 Price includes small bus transportation, ticket and dinner.

$35 Price includes ticket and dinner.

Trip is non-refundable. 

Registration deadline May 5, 2022.

Ages 3 & Older        $50 per person      1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 
14611-01     Saturday      3 pm-10 pm       May 7, 2022

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

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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, the listed price is for transportation only.  Transportation is provided via mini-bus.  The trip is non-refundable. 
The registration deadline is May 11, 2022. 

Ages 21 & Older     $10 per person     1 day
Village Hall, Lobby 

14622-04 Tuesday      9am-5pm      May 17, 2022
14622-03 Wednesday 9 am-5 pm    May 18, 2022 

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

Extended Trips

Iceland Northern Lights - Collette

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights 
December 3-9, 2022

Brochure Flyer Link

Join Collette on an adventure to Iceland for the Northern Lights! Each year, during the winter months, travelers journey to Iceland and venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive northern lights (aurora borealis). This natural phenomenon is the product of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere; the results are spectacular. Streaks of colorful light appear across the sky. The colors can vary from white to pink or purple and, most commonly, green. It is known that the best time to witness the lights in Iceland is from late September to mid-April when the nights are the longest. This light show is truly dazzling and worth the pursuit.

Join us for an information session with Collette Tours on May 18, 2022, at 6 pm in the Village Hall Board Room (350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL).  Contact Recreation, Parks & Community Health for more information at 708-748-2005 or visit .

*Book Now & Save $250 Per Person


Double $3,249      *Double $2,999 (price reflects $250 discount)
Triple    $3,219      *Triple $2,969 (price reflects $250 discount)
Single   $3,749      *Single $3,499 (price reflects $250 discount)      

For bookings made after June 04, 2022 call the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health at 708-748-2005 for rates. 

Reykjavík, Northern Lights Cruise, Search for the Northern Lights, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Lava Exhibition Center, Vik, Seljalandsfoss, Skógar Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park & Vatnajökull Glacier, Blue Lagoon

Essential Experiences
  • Explore Skógar Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandic life.
  • Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir.
  • Learn about the volcanic nature of the island of Iceland during a visit to the Lava Exhibition Center.
  • Straddle two continents while exploring Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley.

Panafest website

Panafest Celebration in Ghana
July 23 - August 3, 2023

Brochure Flyer Link

The Pan African Historical Theatre Project now known as PANAFEST (Historic Return of African Diaspora) Is a cultural event held in Ghana every two years for Africans and people of African descent. It was first held in 1992. The idea of this festival is to promote and enhance unity, Pan-Africanism, and the development of the continent of Africa itself.

  • W.E.B. Dubois Center
  • T.K. Beading Centre
  • Arts & Crafts Market
  • Makola Market
  • Guided walk of Elmina Township PANAFEST
  • Elmina/St. George's Castle Memorial Ceremony
Date: July 23, 2023 to August 3, 2023 (12 days/11 nights)
Includes Flight from Chicago to Ghana and Ghana to Chicago

Single Occupancy: $5,565 per person
Double Occupancy: $4,820 per person
Program # 34656-01

This trip is Non-Refundable.

Payment Plan: $400 deposit (per person) with $400 monthly payments. The final payment is due by April 30, 2023.


Travel insurance for your trip is available at an additional cost with Allianz Global Assistance travel insurance comprehensive protection plan if you have to unexpectedly cancel or cut your plans short.

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 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.