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Perry Farm Park

Pavilion
The pavilion is perfect for family gatherings and events. The 30’x50’ shelter has picnic table seating for up to 120 people. Trail access, parking lot and playground are located nearby. Electricity is included. For availability contact our office: Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 1.
 
Large Gazebo
This 40’ diameter octagon gazebo has picnic table seating for up to 36 people. Trail access, parking lot and playground are located nearby. Electricity is included. For availability contact our office: Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 1.

Perry Farm Permit Application PDF

Small Gazebo
Availability is on a first come first serve basis.  This 25’ diameter octagon gazebo is set by the Coyne Street pond and Bourbonnais Creek Bridge. The small gazebo does not include picnic tables or garbage cans. Due to limited parking, the site can accommodate a maximum of 50 guests. Electricity is available.   Contact our office for more information: Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 1.

Events and Large Group Visits at Perry Farm Park
The Perry Farm Park is a perfect location for events and field trips. Picnic shelters and field space is available to rent and trails can be used for run/walk events. Any event expecting over 150 people must fill out a Special Event Permit Application. School Group field trips or rentals must fill out a School Group Permit Application. Additional fees may apply for large events. For availability contact our office: Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 1.

Special Event Permit Application PDF

School Group Permit Application PDF

Event Helper Insurance (this link will leave the BTPD website)

What is Event Helper?
Event Helper provides a marketplace for Bourbonnais Township Park District patrons to cost-effectively purchase event-specific special event coverage through a secure and easy-to-use website. Groups requesting to use Bourbonnais Township Park District facilities and parks for certain types of events can purchase liability coverage 24/7 in minutes and any time prior to their event.
 
The process is simple (detailed steps are below):
 
Go to Event Helper at https://www.theeventhelper.com/partner/pdrma.
Complete the online form.
Pay by credit card.
The Bourbonnais Township Park District is automatically added as an additional insured and immediately receives the certificate of insurance via email.

Click here for more information on Event Helper.

Diamond Point Park

Picnic Shelter
This 20’x30’ shelter has picnic table seating for up to 36 people. A playground, volleyball courts, bags and splash pad are located nearby. Electricity is available.  Availability is on a first come first serve basis.  Contact our office for more information: Phone: (815) 933-9905 ext 1.

Whispering Willows Park

The gardens around the Whispering Willows park are not available to rent at this time due to construction projects. Please check back here for future availability. For questions please contact the Willowhaven Nature Center facility manager at: (815) 933-9905 ext 472 or by Email.



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May - Aug 2017

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Due to the Frog Lady presentation this Friday, we will not be hosting a Nature Night Out at Willowhaven this month. Don't forget to sign up for August's Glow Party on Friday, August 18th!

Local community organizations are hosting a National Night Out Event at Perry Farm on Tuesday, August 1. Due to the large nature of the event and evening fireworks we will be closing the Exploration Station and parking lot at 2pm and parts of the Perry Farm hiking trail will be closed starting at 4pm for fireworks. We apologize for this inconvience. For more details on the event please check out the Bradley Police Department Facebook page!

Update: We will be hosting our Euchre Party 55+ program every Thursday at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center from 12-2:45 pm. Program is $2 / residents recieve a $1 discount and pre-registration is not required.

Here isthe Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.

Please note there may be potential road closures to the Willowhaven Nature Center during August 2017. Closures will be posted here and social media as dates become available.