• Winter Break Camp

    Winter Break Camp

    Don't miss out on this action packed, fun-filled winter break camp! Field trips, out door games, crafts and more will fill your child's day, as they play with old and new friends! Contact Rene Beck at 630-858-2229 for complete details. Read More
  • 2017 Community Survey

    2017 Community Survey

    In the spring of 2017 a comprehensive Community Interest Survey was conducted, and the results are now available for you to view. The Park District will use the results of this survey as a guide as we plan upcoming programs and park improvements. Thank you to all who took time to participate in this crucial element of our "Your Opinion Matters" campaign. Read More
  • Karate'

    Karate'

    Master Espiritu, 9th degree black belt, three time All-Phillipines National Champion, and Illinois Forms Champion is our Head Instructor, and provides a program that follows the time honored traditions of Karate'. Call 630-858-2229 for class dates, times and enrollment information.
  • Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education

    Starting December 4th Accepting Fall 2018-2019 Registrations! Register Early. Classes fill quickly. More options and extended program hours!!! KinderCorral (4 and 5 year old program) and PlaySchoolers (3 and 4 year old program), now have AM and PM options available, as well as extended program hours. Enroll early. Programs fill quickly . Read More
  • RecKids

    RecKids

    Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for Rec Kids Before and After School program. We offer flexible schedules, homework help, healthy snacks, outdoor activities, games, and crafts. Before school participants receive a healthy breakfast. We also offer No School Day programs. Read More
  • New Dance Programs

    New Dance Programs

    Our program offers recreational classes in a variety of styles for the beginning dancer to the intermediate dancer. Girls and boys will learn balance, musicality and rhythm through dynamic, exciting and age appropriate classes as they progress to more advanced technique. Fall and Spring classes include a recital at the end of the session.
  • Active Adults

    Active Adults

    New this fall! Exciting world class adventures; trips that cover all seven continents. We continue to offer enriching local day trips, as well as adult crafts, recreational and fitness programs, and ballroom dance. Also new this fall is an Adult Social Club and early morning CRT training! Read more. We offer something for everyone. Read More
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Athletics & Fitness

Whether you are 5, or 10 or 50, we have a program for you. Our new Athletics and Fitness programs include sports leagues and clinics for children ages 6 and older. Looking for a Walk/Run club? Adult Yoga? Endurance training? We even offer recreational basketball for women and men over 40. We have programs that fit your schedule and needs.

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  • Early Childhood
  • Youth

2 - 5 year olds will love our early childhood programs. We offer an early childhood education program (The Learning Nest), athletic and tumbling programs, caregiver and tot programs, beginning dance programs (new in 2015), craft programs, summer camp and so much more. Our goal is to provide age appropriate programs that will provide your child the opportunity to have fun, make friends, and grow!

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Our youth programs are designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade, and include a comprehensive athletic program, fitness activities, before and after school programs, no school day camps, as well as Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Camps. Our youth programs support the philosophy that that strong bodies and strong minds lead to healthy children.

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Fresh Topics

Nov 29 2017

 

GLEN BRIAR PARK PHASE 1

 A Glen Briar Phase 2 render

In the coming weeks the Butterfield Park District will undertake the task of removing a large quantity of non-native and invasive plant species from approximately 2.24 acres of land between Glenbriar Park and the Rt. 53 & Rt. 56 Corner lot. As we begin to manage this land you may notice a dramatic change in the appearance of the area. The area is overrun with unwanted plant species that are not native to our ecosystem and invasive. We are completing this  as  part of phase one in the expansion of Glenbriar Park and the creation of a beautiful addition to our community.

Invasive plants that have been unmanaged in this way devastate recreational opportunities and diminish property values by being unusable. But more importantly, they are extremely destructive to our environment. The beauty, biological diversity, and usability of this area is lost due to lack of sound management. The species present in the area such as Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum), and Mulberry (Morus alba) crowd-out and out-compete native vegetation for light and nutrients.  Further, these species are allelopathic – meaning they release chemical compounds which inhibit the growth of other plants. Other species such as White Oak (Quercus alba), Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), and Hackberry (Celtis Occidentalis) will be marked and remain to thrive.

Please pardon our dust and inconvenience as we prepare the area for future development . Be assured that we will keep as many of the strong healthy trees as possible as we create a beautiful new recreational experience for our community. Please keep these environmental factors in mind as you see the changes we are making to develop this new park, as well as when you visit any of our  park’s native areas.