Spring Guide 2024

Dundee Township Park District

Spring Program Guide | 2024

Registration Resident • Feb. 19 | Nonresident • Feb. 26

En español en las páginas 26 y 27 y en línea en www.dtpd.org.


Egg Hunt Saturday, March 23 Randall Oaks Recreation Center Preregistration Required

We’ll be dashing for eggs at

Randall Oaks Recreation Center’s outdoor fields. Preregistration closes on March 22 at 12:00 pm. Space is limited. We will not be able to accommodate same day registration. Please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in. Hunts will begin promptly at the designated time.

2-8 Years Fee $5(R)/$9(NR)

25801-00 9:00-9:30 am 25801-01 9:30-10:00 am 25801-02 10:00-10:30 am 25801-03 10:30-11:00 am 25801-04 11:00-11:30 am 25801-05 11:30 am-12:00 pm

In case of inclement weather the Egg Hunt will be held inside the Randall Oaks Recreation Center. Watch your email for notifications and/or sign up for Rainout Line notifications. Swimming for Eggs

Splash & Seek for Eggs in the Pool!

Join us for an egg hunt in the Rakow Center Indoor Pool. Bags will be supplied to put the “scooped up” eggs in. Please plan to check-in 15-minutes before the event begins. The event will start promptly. Your child should be poolside, wearing swimming attire, and ready to go.

1-12 Years Fee $5(R)/$9(NR)

Ages 6-8 22100-01 Ages 9-12 22100-02

2:00-2:15 pm

Sunday, March 24 Rakow Center Indoor Pool Preregistration Required

2:30-2:45 pm

Ages 1-3 with parent 22100-03 Ages 4-5 with parent 22100-04

Families may stay and swim until 5:00 pm

3:00-3:15 pm

3:30-3:45 pm

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Special Events

Kite Fly

Saturday, April 27 Randall Oaks Recreation Center 10:00 am-12:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate Flying 4 Kids, a statewide Kite Fly to promote park districts, recreation agencies and the park district youth license plate. Bring your kites and enjoy a day out in the park, playing and exploring wind and motion.

Free kites will be offered while supplies last!


Saturdays • 5:30-9:00 pm • Rakow Center 8-12 Years (WITHOUT PARENT ) • Fee: $15

Program # Date

Main Activity Carnival Night Escape Room Shamrock Search Coconut Climber


55400-10 55400-11 55400-12 55400-13 55400-14 55400-15 55400-16

Feb. 17 March 2 March 16 April 6 April 20

Paper Bag Stars Pony Bead Lizards St. Patrick’s Day Craft Marshmallow Shooters

Swimming • Sports • The Lü System Game Room • Gaga Ball • Concessions * Drop-in Crafts & Activities

Dance Party

Spin Art Star Wars Sand Art

May 4

Star Wars

May 18

Summer Games

Preregistration is required. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the event. (Only online registration is available between 12:00-4:00 pm on the day of).

An adult must sign-in and sign-out child. Please be prepared to show an ID.

*Pizza, candy, chips and drinks are available for an additional charge.

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General Information

at one of our parks or golf courses. Plant a Tree

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Memorial Trees

• Trees generally are in the 2” to 3” caliper range, typically native or cultivars of species native to northern Illinois. • Planting occurs in spring or fall. • District staff will establish and maintain the tree for its life. • Dedication Plaque Included • Fee: $800 For more information, call Park Services at (847) 551-4310 Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:00 pm


Email the marketing team for ad availability at marketing@dtpd.org

Photo/Video Policy The District occasionally takes photographs or video of participants for promoting/ advertising our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, and other promotional avenues. By registering for, participating in or attending District programs, events, or other activities, the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) irrevocably agrees to the use and distribution by the Park District of his or her image (or of his minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such programs, events and activities for any purpose without inspec tion or approval and without compensation, rights to royalties or any other consideration now and in the future. Refund Policy If a program is canceled for any reason, a full refund will be issued to each participant. All other refunds are subject to a $5 service charge. To request a refund for any other reason, please complete the Refund/ Transfer Request Form available at the Rakow Center and Randall Oaks Recreation Center Guest Services or download at https://www.dtpd.org registration-information/ . You may mail, drop off or email this form to a Guest Services Manager at guestservices@dtpd.org. • If you are not satisfied with the quality of a program, you must attend two class sessions and fill out the Refund/Transfer Request Form prior to the third class meeting. A full refund will then be given. Your input on this form will help us identify where improvement is needed. • If you are not able to participate in a program due to medical reasons, please submit a doctor’s note along with the Refund/Transfer Request Form. If class has already started, a refund may be prorated. At least half of the program/activity must remain to be eligible to receive a refund. • All other refunds must be submitted one week prior to the start of the program. • Direct individual expenses incurred such as T-shirts, uniforms, costumes, etc. will be deducted from refunds. If a refund is approved, a receipt will be emailed to the household after processing. We reserve the right to issue a refund in the form of household credit. If a refund is approved for returned payment: • Original payment by cash or check will receive a refund in the form of a check. • Original payment paid by credit/debit card will receive credit on the card with which payment was made, when possible. Submission of a Refund Request Form does not guarantee a refund. All refund requests are subject to review and approval by the program supervisor. If a refund is denied, the program supervisor will be in contact to inform you. Due to a large amount of information provided in the Dundee Township Park District seasonal program guide a change may occur regarding days, times, fees, or other information after publication. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will inform you of any changes as quickly as possible. For the most up to date information, please check our website www.dtpd.org RECREATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (RAP) RAP provides financial assistance for Dundee Township residents (or resident eligible) with children under the age of 18 who wish to participate in Dundee Township Park District programs. To become a RAP participant, please complete a confidential application (available in Spanish and English) that is available at the Rakow & Randall Oaks Recreation Centers, and can be downloaded at www.dtpd.org/registration-information. For more information, visit www.dtpd.org or contact Elsa Peralta at (847) 428-7131 x1200.

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General Information

Mission Statement We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through exceptional parks, facilities, and community-driven programming. Vision We aspire to exceed the needs of our Community by pursuing excellence. Values Accountability | Communication

Hours: Effective Now-May 26

Connected to Community Team Oriented | Integrity

Rakow Center

(847) 428-7131 x1101 Fax (847) 262-3609 5:30 am-10:00 pm 7:00 am-5:00 pm

665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville

(847) 428-7131 | info@dtpd.org | www.dtpd.org

Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday Adult Activities Center Rakow Indoor Pool Hours

Abbreviation & Location Guide

See Page 41

See Page 28 Fitness Center, Track and Whirlpool & Sauna are open during building hours. TRACK CLOSED: Saturdays through-March 9, Sundays through-May 12 Randall Oaks Recreation Center (847) 428-7131 x4260 500 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee Fax (847) 428-4880 Monday-Friday 5:00 am-10:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am-5:00 pm Fitness Center and Track are open during building hours. Holiday Hours


Algonquin Lakes School 1401 Compton Dr., Algonquin 60102 Bonnie Dundee Golf Club 270 N. Kennedy Dr., Carpentersville 60110 Centerville Schoolhouse 1180 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118 Dunham Woods Farms, Inc. 10N331 Nesler Rd., Elgin, 60124 Huffman Park 811 Tartans Dr., West Dundee 60118

ROGC Randall Oaks Golf Club

4101 Binnie Rd., West Dundee 60118 Randall Oaks Park 1180 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118




RORC Randall Oaks Recreation Center

500 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118


RORCP Randall Oaks Preschool

500 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118


ROSO Randall Oaks Soccer Field

500 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118 Randall Oaks Zoo 1180 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118





Fitness Member

Tu Th Sa

Tuesday Thursday Saturday


Liberty Elementary School 6500 Miller Rd., Carpentersville 60110 Lions Park 570 Penny Rd., East Dundee 60118

March 31 - Easter



May 27 - Memorial Day

7:00 am-2:00 pm


Sleepy Hollow Center 875 Winmoor Dr., Sleepy Hollow 60118 Sleepy Hollow Preschool 875 Winmoor Dr., Sleepy Hollow 60118

M Monday MBCL Main Beach Crystal Lake

Registration Desks Hours

(Closed for all of the above holidays.)


300 Lakeshore Dr., Crystal Lake 60014


9:00 am-8:00 pm 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Non Fitness Member






Sunday TCAP Treehouse Center at Al Price Building 1180 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee 60118 TOP Top Spot 202 S Western Ave., Carpentersville 60110 W Wednesday WSP Washington Street Preschool 21 N. Washington St., Carpentersville 60110 No Online Registration Virtual Program


9:00 am-Noon






Rakow Center 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville 60110 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville 60110 Rakow Center Indoor Pool 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville 60110 Rakow Center Preschool 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville 60110

Download the Registration Form @ https://www.dtpd.org/forms

RAAC Rakow Adult Activities Center


Registration continues until classes are filled or closed.






If you are new to Dundee Township Park District programming and want to register online, you’ll need to make a household account through our registration portal. Visit https://www.dtpd.org/registration-information for directions on how to create an online account. Call (847) 428-7131 x4260 or x1101 for assistance.

Board of Commissioners

Rainout Line Be alerted to weather closures, delays, or changes in hours. Call (224) 204-0026 or visit www.dtpd.org

Frank Scarpelli President

Pam Griffin Commissioner

Erin O’Leary Vice President

John Meschewski Secretary

Jim Bonkoski Treasurer

Park District Board meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Please visit www.dtpd.org for the meeting location.

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NOW HIRING Summer Positions

Work Here Play Here www.dtpd.org

•Flexible Hours •Park District Benefits •Fun Work Environment

A StoryWalk® transforms the pages of a children’s storybook into signs placed sequentially along a walking path. Combine reading and the great outdoors with StoryWalk ®

April 13-26 Randall Oaks Park April 29-19 Deer Path Park

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences. NISRA’s programs for children and adults with special needs focus on developing skills, friend ships, exploring the community and having fun!

by Will Hillenbrand

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Please share your photos with us by posting them on social media with the hashtag #DTPDStoryWalk and tag us.

For more information, call (815) 459-0737 or see NISRA’s brochure at www.nisra.org

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Table of Contents/Age Guide

Table of Contents







Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Adult50+.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 41-43 Athletic Leagues 18 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Baton 32 BirthdayParties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 ChildCare.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 20-21 Cheer & Tumbling 33 Dance 34 EarlyChildhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Facilities & Parks Map . . . . . . . . . . . 47 FacilityRentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Flag Spinning 34 General Information 4-6 Golf&Weddings. . . . . . . . . . 25, 44-45 Health&Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-39 MartialArts.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 35 Open Gym 22 Pickleball 19 Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Racquetball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 SpecialEvents.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2-3 Sports 13 Teen 12 Youth.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 Zoo&Nature.. .. .. .. .. .. . 14-17 Información. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Campamentos de verano. . . . . . . . . . . 27 Lecciones de natación. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 EN ESPAÑOL

Martial Arts

4+ 6+




32, 40

Aqua Babes

6 months-3 years 31 6 months-6 years 33 9 months-6 years 10

Bungee Fitness®

12+ 12+ 12+ 12+ 12+ 12+ 12+ 16+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+ 18+


Cheer & Tumbling Preschool Open Gym

Group Exercise Classes Meditation Workshop


37 37 37 37 29 40 40 19 40 40 40 40 34 45

Tot & Kid Rock I Kids 'n Colors


10 10 10 10 13

1 ½-3 1 ½-3 1 ½-3

MixxedFit® Essential Oils

Getting to Know Me


TRX Suspension Training Water Fitness Classes




34, 40


English as a Second Language 18+

On My Own


10 10

Horsemanship Pickleball League

Little Explorers




Sign Language


Spanish for Adults


Tap Dancing

Women's Intro to Golf


Almost 3-5


Fun To Be Me

3-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-6 4-5 4-6 3-10 4-12 4-18

10 13 10 10 13 30 32 11 33 35 13

Soccer & Basketball

Kid Rock II


Mother’s Day Craft Class

Track & Field Swim Lessons



Book Club Day Trips

50+ 50+ 50+ 50+

43 42 43 42

Baton Soccer

13, 18

Divine Beekeepers Local Artist Workshop

Kids Cooking Camp Cheer & Tumbling

Martial Arts Basketball

4+ 5-6



20, 21





Egg Hunts Lap Swim Open Swim





All All All All All All All

28 28 31

Swim Lessons Violin Lessons

3-10 3-18 4-12 4-14 4-18 5-12 5-14 5-14 6-12 6-16 4+

30 10 11 33 35 11 11 34 32 11 31 13 11

Private Swim Lessons

Kite Fly


Kids Cooking Classes

S’mores & Snores



13, 18

Storywalk Zoo Events


Cheer & Tumbling


Martial Arts Magic Classes


Childcare Basketball

20, 21 13, 18

Drawing Classes Flag Spinning Jewelry Making Swim Teams Flag Football Balloon Classes Horsemanship Spanish Classes Sat Live! Baton

6+ 6+ 6+ 7-9 7+

Discovery Day Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Day Camp .................. 23 Camp Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Golf Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sports Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Zoo Camps ................. 26

8-12 9-15



11-18 12-16 15-55

11, 12

Child & Babysitting Class Swim Instructor Training

12 12 12

Lifeguard Training


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Almost 3 to 5 Years Old

• Incorporates IL State Early Learning Standards • Play Based Curriculum/Child Interest Themes • Jolly Phonics Reading Program • Easy Transition to District 300 Kindergarten • Summer Preschool Available

Take a tour of ALL our Preschool Classrooms https:// www.youtube.com/c/DundeeTownshipParkDistrict *Extended Learning Time is socially structured learning time involving free-play, arts and crafts, story time, games, and lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch/beverage. For holidays and school days off, Dundee Township Park District Preschool follows School District 300 calendar. ** This 3 day class’s fees are higher due to more days of school per year with no Monday or Friday Holidays. ^^ This class is a 5 day a week class. ^ $50 supply fee and $40 nonrefundable registration fee is not included in this price. Note: At this time DTPD cannot accept Flexible Spending Account cards for payment. visit https://www.dtpd.org/preschool/ For enrollment/payment procedures and to download the Preschool Registration Form Children in our preschool program are actively involved in a curriculum that stresses the social, emotional, physical, and academic aspects of their development. Younger children are taught skills for building strong self-reliance and positive social interaction. Children ages 4-5 prepare for kindergarten based on District 300 expectations through exposure to a variety of academic units and social/emotional learning. Our professional staff of teachers and aides have a common goal: to create a warm, accepting environment, which supports the development of the whole child.

2024/2025 School Year

Program #


Monthly Fee^ Location

Almost 3 Years Old - 2027 Kindergarten Start Preschool-3 Years - 2026 Kindergarten Start Preschool-3 Years - 2026 Kindergarten Start

54299-00 54299-01 54299-02 54299-04 54299-05

Tu/Th/9:00-11:00 am $145 (R) /$175 (NR) M/W/9:00-11:00 am $145 (R) /$175 (NR) Tu/Th /9:00-11:00 am $145 (R) /$175 (NR) Tu/Th/12:00-2:00 pm $145 (R) /$175 (NR) Tu/Th/9:00-11:00 am $145 (R) /$175 (NR)



Mixed Preschool 3-5 Years

Mixed Preschool* 3-5 Years *with optional Extended Learning Time

54299-05ET Tu/Th/11:00 am-12:30 pm $95 (R) /$125 (NR) M/W/F/8:45-11:15 am $225 (R) /$255 (NR) 54299-07ET M/W/F/11:15 am-12:45 pm $139 (R) /$169 (NR) 54299-07


Mixed Preschool* 3-5 Years *with optional Extended Learning Time Pre-Kindergarten 4-5 Years 2025 Kindergarten Start *with optional Extended Learning Time


M/W/F/8:45-11:15 am $225 (R) /$255 (NR)


54299-08ET M/W/F/11:15 am-12:45 pm $139 (R) /$169 (NR)

Pre-Kindergarten 4-5 Years 2025 Kindergarten Start


M/W/F/8:45-11:15 am $225 (R) /$255 (NR)


Pre-Kindergarten* 4-5 Years (5 Day) 2025 Kindergarten Start *with optional Extended Learning Time


M-F/8:45-11:15 am $370 (R) /$400 (NR)

RAP ^^

54299-10ET M-F/11:15 am-12:45 pm $242 (R) /$272 (NR)

Pre-Kindergarten 4-5 Years 2025 Kindergarten Start

54299-11 M/W/F/11:45 am-2:15 pm $225 (R) /$255 (NR)


Pre-Kindergarten* 4-5 Years 2025 Kindergarten Start *with optional Extended Learning Time

54299-12 Tu/W/Th/8:45-11:15 am $239 (R) /$269 (NR)

WSP **

54299-12ET Tu/W/Th/11:15 am-1:45 pm $239 (R) /$269 (NR)

The first day of the 2024/25 school year is Monday August 19, or Tuesday August 20, 2024

10% Sibling Discount

Save 5% when paying in full!

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3-5 years


The Funshine Treehouse Zoo Preschool uses the Randall Oaks natural setting to foster creative learning. Our school provides a child-led environment where children are encouraged to discover at their own pace. We offer a warm, supportive environment that promotes each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. As a team, the Funshine Treehouse teachers lead hands-on learning experiences that make your child’s time educational and fun! Preschoolers must be able to toilet independently, please no pull ups. For enrollment/payment procedures please visit https:// www.dtpd.org/funshine-treehouse. For more info call Kath at (847) 551-4310 x5006.

2024-2025 School Year Age 3 by 11/1/2024

Monthly Fee


Aug. 20-May 15

Tu, Th/9:00 am-11:00 am

$172(R)/$200(NR) TCAP

Mixed Ages 3-5 - Age 3 by 9/1/2024 58312-PM Aug. 20-May15

Tu, Th/12:00 pm-2:30 pm $220(R)/$250(NR) TCAP

Ages 4 & 5 by 9/1/2024 58313-AM

Aug.19-May 16 M,W,F/9:00 am-12:00 pm $360(R)/$420(NR) TCAP Extended Time Bring your lunch to school for some additional learning time in our cozy classroom. 58313-PM Aug. 19-May 16 M,W,F/12:00 pm-1:30 pm $180(R)/$210(NR) TCAP

$40 non-refundable registration fee not included. NOTE: At this time DTPD cannot accept Flexible Spending Account cards for payment.

10% Sibling Discount

Save 5% when paying in full!

Download the Funshine Treehouse Registration Forms @ https://www.dtpd.org/funshine-treehouse

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Early Childhood Rock N’ Kids

Fun To Be Me 3-4 years Two hours of fun and socialization through songs, show-and tell, crafts, games, story time, snacks and more! Activities will be based on weekly themes. Sign-up fast for this popular class that will help your child find their independence. Children must be toilet trained. 24102-00 April 1-May 6 M/9:30-11:30 am $74(R)/$94(NR) RORC 3-6 years Kids, do you want to surprise that special lady with some great gifts for Mother’s Day? Join us during this one-time class to make some keepsake presents that she is sure to love along with a one-of-a-kind card! 24199-00 May 1 W/6:30-7:45 pm $15(R)/$20(NR) RA 3-18 years The Martin Lopez Academy provides professional group violin in structions to children from 3 to 18 years old. Instruction focuses on confidence, discipline, hand-eye coordination, concentration, memory, tone, and offers a fun, well-rounded and in-depth learning experience. Our teaching method introduces the violin to young children from the first lesson. Violin rentals are available at $25/month. Ages 3-6 years, a parent must be present. Time slots for classes will be assigned once students register. www.themartinlopezacademy.com Contractual Mother’s Day Craft Class Violin Lessons

1-5 years This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn to gether while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class proce dures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sen sory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us! www.rockitkids.com Contractual Tot Rock Ages 1-2 ½ years with parent 24170-00 April 11-May 23 Th/9:30-10:10 am $85(R)/$105(NR) RA Kid Rock I Ages 2-3 years with parent 24171-00 April 11-May 23 Th/10:20-11:00 am $85(R)/$105(NR) RA Kid Rock II Ages 3-5 24172-00 April 11-May 23 Th/11:10-11:50 am $85(R)/$105(NR) RA 1 ½-3 years with parent Let’s discover and use our five senses. Weekly themed art proj ects and activities will surprise the children with taste, touch, smell, sight and sound. Actively participate with your child as they discover the world around them. 24101-00 April 2-May 7 Tu/9:15-10:00 am $54(R)/$74(NR) RA 1 ½-3 years with parent We will introduce a new color each week through crafts, songs, books and the color bag of surprises. This class will help your child transition from parent & child to child only classes. Parents are free to leave the program room when their child is ready. 24108-00 April 4-May 9 Th/9:15-10:00 am $54(R)/$74(NR) RORC 1 ½-3 years with parent Children will engage with music: S-ing, M-ove, I-mmitate, L-isten, and E-ngage. “We are the Dinosaurs,”“Rocketship Run,”“I’m a Little Teapot,” and “Open, Shut Them” are a few song examples. Play-dough and hands-on exploration will also be planned. Be prepared to SMILE! 24120-00 April 5-May 10 F/9:00-10:00 am $56(R)/$76(NR) RORC On My Own 2 years with optional parent Children will learn to gain independence and positive social in teraction through theme-based activities. Circle time with songs and a story combined with free-form art will provide the perfect first experience for your child to work toward being on their own. This class is to try to build separation, parents are welcome to be a part of the classes working toward the goal of not being in the room by the end of the session. You may leave your child when you feel it is time. 24110-00 April 3-May 8 W/9:00-10:00 am $56(R)/$76(NR) RORC 2-4 years with optional parent We will explore the world around us through stories, crafts, and activities through themes such as dinosaurs, bugs, vehicles, and our earth. Bring your imagination and creativity! 24121-00 April 5-May 10 F/10:30-11:15 am $54(R)/$74(NR) RORC Getting to Know Me Kids 'n Colors S.M.I.L.E. Little Explorers

Private Beginners 24240-01

April 2-May 21

Tu/4:00-7:30 pm



Private Intermediate & Advanced 24240-02 April 2-May 21

Tu/4:00-7:30 pm



9 months-6 years with parent

Mondays • Now-March 18 Fridays • Now-May 10* *No Preschool Open Gym: 3/1, 3/29, 4/26

Randall Oak Recreation Center • 9:30-11:30 am Run, jump, slide or climb at Preschool Open Gym. You and your child(ren) will have a ball playing indoors and meeting new friends. Children can play, socialize and laugh in this open play atmosphere. Balls, slides, sports, tunnels and more will be

available for your child to play with. Parents must accompany their child at all times.

$5 Drop-in Fee $3 Sibling Fee Get a punch card, after 10 visits the 11th is FREE.

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Kids Cooking Camp 4-12 years Each week we will make a different recipe (banana foster french toast, hot chocolate bombs, pizza, pretzels, all things chocolate, or holiday favorites). All participants will be provided an ingredi ent kit, and a recipe card. New recipes are offered at each camp session. Contractual 24215-00 April 8-22 M/5:20-6:05 pm $126(R)/$146(NR) RA Cooking Club 4-12 years Pop in for the cooking club! Join us for one session or all ses sions. Each week we will make different dishes and focus on different cuisines from around the world. (Crepes, Nigerian Meat Pie, Chin Chin, egg rolls, homemade pasta, etc.) All participants will be provided an ingredient kit and a recipe card. New recipes are offered each week. Contractual 24216-00 April 8 M/6:20-7:20 pm $50(R)/$70(NR) RA 24216-01 April 15 M/6:20-7:20 pm $50(R)/$70(NR) RA 24216-02 April 22 M/6:20-7:20 pm $50(R)/$70(NR) RA All Three Days 24216-03 April 8-22 M/6:20-7:20 pm $143(R)/$163(NR) RA 5-12 years Professional magician Gary Kantor teaches children how to per form a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday house hold items. Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything in great detail. The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience. Be sure to sign up for this class again since new tricks are taught each session. You will be sent and email with the household items that are needed for the class. Contractual 24183-00 April 1-29 45 minute video $13(R)/$23(NR) Virtual 5-12 years Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor!” Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn age-appropriate tricks. Additionally, you can sign up for this class again and again since brand new tricks are always taught at each session! Contractual 24181-00 May 28 Tu/7:00-7:55 pm $22(R)/$32(NR) RORC Young Rembrandts - Cartoon Drawing 6-12 years There’s no better way to get a jump on spring than with our fun Young Rembrandts cartoon class. Your student will be exposed to the excitement of drawing and animating dinosaur expres sions and funny anime characters. These drawings will delight our students as they learn how to draw dynamic figures and action-filled scenes. Your funny bone will be tickled when you see the humorous, floral-inspired personas created in our flower characters lesson. And we’ll have an enormous amount of fun as we draw cartoon animals of all shapes and sizes doing their favorite hobbies. Sign up today! Contractual 24153-01 April 4-May 23 Th/6:00-7:00 pm $115(R)/$135(NR) RORC Online Magic Class Magic 101

Make Your Own Charm Necklace 6 years & older Come join us and color your own charm; then we will bake it while you create your necklace. No previous jewelry experience needed. Be creative! Contractual 24290-00 April 8 M/6:00-7:30 pm $35(R)/$55(NR) RORC 24290-01 May 8 W/6:00-7:30 pm $35(R)/$55(NR) RORC 7 years & older Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). Children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. You can sign up again since each session makes different animals. Note: you will need balloons and balloon pump (estimated cost $13). Once registered you will be emailed information on places to purchase these. Contractual 24182-00 April 1-29 45 minute video $13(R)/$23(NR) Virtual 9-15 years Participants will explore the proper ways to groom, tack and handle horses. In the saddle, you will learn the basics of riding at the walk and trot. Lessons will be held in our indoor arena during inclement weather. First day of class is orientation and ground work. Riders should wear jeans or Jodhpur pants and hard soled riding or hiking boots with a small, low heel. Must have an ap proved riding helmet or bicycle helmet to ride. Visit our website for more information! www.DunhamWoodsFarm.com Contractual 24230-00 April 6-May 11 Sa/1:30-2:30 pm $206(R)/$226(NR) NEW LOCATION: Pingree Oaks Farm, 39W984 Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL 60124 Online Balloon Class Horsemanship for Kids

www.dtpd.org • Spring 2024 • Dundee Township Park District | 11 This class is a great supplement to middle school Spanish class or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a school Spanish class. Students will cover basic grammar and communication skills that will give them a strong foundation for high school Spanish. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants the day before the first class. Contractual 24274-00 April 9-May 14 Tu/5:30-6:15 pm $99(R)/$119(NR) Virtual SATLive! See Page 3 Stackable Morse Code Bracelet 10 years & older Participants will create two bracelets using Morse code with any words they select. Contractual 24293-00 April 22 M/6:00-7:30 pm $30(R)/$40(NR) RORC 24293-01 May 6 M/6:00-7:30 pm $30(R)/$40(NR) RORC Middle School Spanish 11-13 years


Child & Babysitting Safety Class 12-16 years The child and babysitting safety class will give teenagers and young adults everything they need to know for safe and suc cessful babysitting. From getting started with their business, to relating with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving and first aid tips. Upon completion, the participant will be certified for two years. The program is from The American Safety & Health Institute. 24255-00 April 6 Sa/10:00 am-12:00 pm $60(R)/$80(NR) RA

Swim Instructor Training 15-55 years Love the water and working with kids? Need a job this summer? You can become a certified swim instructor. No prior experience required. You will learn the necessary skills that allow you to become a licensed swim instructor. Training and certification are through SGE. The Dundee Township Park District will recruit swim instructors for employment from these classes. We are always looking for enthusiastic professional employees. Note: Taking this class does not guarantee employment. 26798-01 May 5 Su/9:00 am-12:00 pm $40 RAI 26798-02 May 19 Su/9:00 am-12:00 pm $40 RAI 26798-03 May 26 Su/9:00 am-12:00 pm $40 RAI 26798-04 June 2 Su/9:00 am-12:00 pm $40 RAI Lifeguard Training 15 years & older Love the water and the outdoors? Need a job this summer? You can learn the necessary skills that allow you to become a certified lifeguard. Training and certification are through SGE. Requirements: Swim continuously 200 meters, retrieve a 10 lb. diving brick from 10 ft. of water, tread water for 1 minute with no hands. Participants must attend ALL scheduled classes per session. The Dundee Township Park District will recruit lifeguards for employment from these classes. We are always looking for professional employees. Experience is not required. Note: Taking this class does not guarantee employment.

High School Spanish 14-18 years This class is a great supplement to high school Spanish class or may also be taken by students not enrolled in a high school Spanish class. High school students will cover basic grammar points, vocabulary, and practice conversational skills. Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants the day before the first class. Contractual 24273-00 April 9-May 14 Tu/6:30-7:15 pm $99(R)/$119(NR) Virtual

Program #



Fee Location

Tu,W/10:00 am-12:30 pm Th,F/10:00 am-5:00 pm


March 26-29



26799-02 26799-03 26799-04

April 11-14 April 18-21

$80 $80 $80


Th,F/5:00 -7:30 pm Sa,Su/10:00 am-5:00 pm

May 2-5


W/Th/5:00-7:30 pm F/5:00 am-8:00 pm Sa,Su/10:00 am-5:00 pm



May 28-31


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Soccer/Basketball Combo - Sports R Us 3-4 years with parent This program is perfect for little ones who are full of energy and parents who are looking for an introduction to soccer and bas ketball. Parents will be working with their children on develop ing socialization, teamwork, direction following, and key motor skills. Dribbling, shooting, and passing will be some of the skills that the children will learn. The first 3 weeks of class will focus on soccer, while the final 3 weeks will focus on basketball. Parent participation is welcomed. Fun games will be played at the end of each class. Contractual 27400-01 April 13-May 18 Sa/9:00-9:45 am $63(R)/$78(NR) RORC

Beginning Basketball - Sports R Us 6-8 years Boys and Girls alike will enjoy learning the skills to advance them in the world of basketball. Even if you are playing for the first time, or you are a seasoned pro, you will have a ton of fun enhancing your skill level. Through games and drills we will practice drib bling, passing, shooting, positions and the importance of team work. Games will be played at the end of each class. Contractual . 27575-01 April 10-May 15 W/5:00-6:00 pm $63(R)/$78(NR) RORC Indoor Soccer - Sports R Us 7-9 years Love the game of soccer and its the off-season? Do you play a lot, or do you play very little? Join us for a non competitive skill development program. We will go over the basic skills of drib bling, passing, shooting, goaltending, and positions. There will be weekly progress on the technical aspects of the game. At the end of each class a game will be played. Contractual 22952-01 April 10-May 15 W/6:15-7:15 pm $63(R)/$78(NR) RORC 7-9 years Tackle the fun with this instructional, NON CONTACT class. Using mini-sized nerf like footballs along with the introduction of flags, players will learn the skills to get them started in football. Along with the core skills of passing and catching, players will learn the rules, positions on the field, as well as strategies for both offense and defense. Games will be played at the end of each class. Contractual 22973-01 April 12-May 17 F/6:00-7:00 pm $63(R)/$78(NR) AL Nerf Flag Football -Sports R Us

Tot Track & Field - Sports R Us 3-6 years We have found this exciting class to be just what parents need to give their children a positive first step into running and fitness. Participants will learn proper warm-ups and stretching exercises along with fun track and field activities to help build self-confi dence, gross/fine motor skills and overall coordination. On the last day of class they will have a fun track & field meet. Contractual 22958-01 April 10-May 15 W/4:00-4:45 pm $63(R)/$78(NR) RORC 3-6 years All the basic dribbling, passing, shooting, and goaltending skills will be taught in a non-competitive environment. Teamwork, participation, and good sportsmanship are stressed. Both boys and girls are encouraged to join this class if they have an interest in soccer and plan to play in the future. A game will be played at the end of each class. Contractual Lil Pint Soccer -Sports R Us

Ages 3-4 22970-01 Ages 5-6 22970-02

Basketball Training Camp -Sports R Us 7-13 years This six-week basketball class will help you get to the next level. We will enhance the basics you may have learned and advance your skills that will concentrate on more teamwork and game strategies. Our speed, agility, and jump training sessions are built to make participants faster, stronger, and more agile athletes. We use SKLZ equipment for our class which multiple coaches and trainers recommend. A scrimmage will be played at the end of each class. Contractual .

April 12-May 17

F/4:00-4:45 pm



April 12-May 17

F/5:00-5:45 pm



Lil Pint Basketball -Sports R Us 5-6 years Slam dunk fun in this pint-sized class. With the use of age appropriate equipment, participants will start building the fundamentals for simple drills. Participants will learn skills in passing, shooting, dribbling, and the rules of the game. Team work, participation, and good sportsmanship are all stressed throughout the class. Contractual 22950-01 April 13-May 18 Sa/10:00-10:45 am $63(R)/$78(NR) RORC

Ages 7-9 22977-01

April 13-May 18

Sa/11:00 am-12:00 pm $63(R)/$78(NR)


Ages 10-13 22977-02

April 13-May 18

Sa/12:15-1:15 pm



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Zoo & Nature

1180 N. Randall Road • West Dundee

The Randall Oaks Zoo’s mission is to connect our community with wildlife and nature; to create a sense of wonder, discovery, respect, and appreciation of the natural world. Come and meet all our four-legged, furry, and feathered friends up close with opportunities for brushing, petting, and feeding. For the most current hours of operation and daily happenings, visit www.dtpd.org.

2024 Season

Looking for an eggcellent Gift Idea?


March 23 - October 27 • 9:00 am- 5:00 pm October 28 - December 30 • 10:00 am-3:00 pm C LOSED for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day


December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 • 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Children ages 1 and under are free & United States Military with ID. Zoo Admission $6 Animal Feed $2 ( per cup) Pony Rides $5 (Based on availability-March 23-October 27) 2024 Fees

Gift a 2024 Randall Oaks Zoo Membership that can be used all year long!

2024 Zoo Membership Fees (R)/(NR)

1 Person $28/$33

2 People $56/$66

3 People $84/$99

4 People Each Additional Member

S’mores & Snores



Children ages one and under are FREE.

Memberships Include:

• Unlimited admission for 2024 season • Discounted tickets to Brew at the Zoo, Saturday, July 6, 2024 • Special member coupons for use throughout Dundee Township Park District • 10% off gift shop items and snacks * Members are required to show a valid membership card and photo ID to receive admission benefits.

All Ages

Your membership assists us with providing quality veterinary care for the animals and updating and adding new exhibits. Our members provide essential financial support for the Randall Oaks Zoo. Purchase a membership at the Zoo, the Rakow or Randall Oaks Recreation Centers. Thank You!

Enjoy the fresh air of spring. We will have a special evening at the Zoo to visit with the animals as they get ready for nighttime. That’s the snores part. After the tour, we will have a campfire, complete with the s’mores part! The fee is per person, and in cludes Zoo entrance and a s’more! Ages 1 and under are free.

Download the Zoo Membership Form @ https://www.dtpd.org/randall-oaks-zoo/zoo-membership/


May 3

F/6:00-7:30 pm



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at the ZOO Special Events

MAY Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day

APRIL Sunday, April 21 Party for the Planet!

Saturday, March 23 Opening Day The animals have missed you! Sunday, March 24 Bunny Day Come and take a picture with the Bunny. MARCH

Mothers get in free with the purchase of a child’s ticket.

Toss the GIANT earth ball, play the Garbage Game, bring home native wildflower seeds for pollinators, taste cookies made from sustainable cricket protein and enjoy the animals. All activities are free with zoo admission.

JUNE Saturday, June 1 Pride Party • 5:00-7:30 pm


AUGUST Friday, August 9 Nutty for Nocturnals • Open until 8:00 pm! Enjoy special zookeeper chats and learn about the 60th Anniversary • Open until 8:00 pm! Celebrate the Randall Oaks Zoo’s 60th anniversary with a party. Make toys and treats for the animals, watch the animals eat and play with watermelons, have an animal encounter with a zookeeper, enjoy an Anniversary treat, and see the warm glow of the Zoo as the sun sets. Zoo’s nocturnal animals. Friday, August 16

Saturday, July 6 Brew at the Zoo • 5:30-8:00 pm

We’ve got no lions, but we’ve got PRIDE! Randall Oaks Zoo is a place where everyone can be themselves. We'll celebrate our differences, with our animals, zookeepers, and our community. Join our after-hours party featuring lawn games, zoo tours, and rainbow enrichments for the animals. Sunday, June 16 Father’s Day Fathers get in free with the purchase of a child’s ticket.

Join us in our fundraiser for the care of the Randall Oaks Zoo’s animals. Enjoy a variety of adult beverages, food trucks, live music, lawn games, silent auctions, zookeep er led tours, and our friendly animals. We are grateful for your support. For tickets visit www.dtpd.org

Saturday, June 22 Pollinatorpallooza!

Taste honey, play pollinator games, take home native wildflower seeds and have fun with a pollinator parade at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Join in the fun!


Sunday, September 8 Grandparents Day Grandparents get in free with the purchase of a child’s ticket. September 28-

September 28-October 27 Fall Festival Enjoy all the fun of Autumn with hayrides, pumpkin

NOVEMBER DECEMBER November 1-24 Dinovember The dinosaurs are loose again in the Zoo! Weekends Only December 7-22 Winterfest • 10:00 am-7:00 pm Holiday lights, visits with Santa and magic for all!

enrichments for the animals, pedal tractors for the kids, fall treats for sale and animal encounters. October 26-27 Boo at the Zoo Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo and a costume parade.

October 27 Fall Festival

Regular zoo admission applies, unless otherwise noted.

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Ra n Ra dall Oaks dall Oaks

• Flexible Hours • Park District Benefits • Fun Work Environment NOW HIRING

Our animals call Randall Oaks Zoo their forever home. Your sponsorship will help Zoo staff to provide expert care all year round.

Work Here Play Here www.dtpd.org

A perfect gift for an animal lover's Easter Basket!

Download the Animal Sponsorship Form @ https://www.dtpd.org/become-a-sponsor View the current list of animals available for sponsorship!

Bring the animals to your school, camp or retirement home!

All Creatures Great & Small Learn about and meet animals from all over the animal kingdom. Perfect for those looking to experience a variety of animals, from the furry to the feathery and scaly! Getting Global Visit with animals originally from countries and continents far away. Learn about these globe trotting animals and their habitats! It’s a Bug’s Life Explore the wonders of insects while seeing them up close. Animals may include: cockroaches, superworms, crickets, and even a rose-haired tarantula. Defense! Defense! Did you know that a skunk’s spray can temporarily blind a predator? From the color of their fur to the spines covering their bodies, animals have amazing ways to protect themselves.

Racing Extinction Find out how you can help endangered species in this hands-on program that will teach students about invasive species, urban wildlife, and their impact on endangered species. Get empowered by this presentation! Reptastic-It’s All About the Reptiles Meet reptiles and learn about their special adaptations. Reptiles will include: lizards, tortoises, turtles, and snakes. It is time to slither our way to you. Zooperheroes We all know Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man. But do you know that many animals have superpowers as well? From keeping our forest floor clean, to keeping pests away from our homes, nature has some pretty serious V E L I N









superheroes. Learn about the amazing things that animals can do!



Call Kath at (847) 551-4310 x5006 for more information & reservations.


Cost is $165 per program 4 years & older









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Randall Oaks Park Picnic Areas & Shelters Reservations for 2024

School Groups Plan your field trip to the Randall Oaks Park and Zoo. Have a picnic in one of our three shelters or six picnic areas, visit with the animals, play on the playgrounds or use the open space areas for games. Reservations are required for groups of 20 or more. For more information visit www.dtpd.org.

Reservations began January 1. Book Online!

Picnic Area Fees Picnic Area:

$70(R)/$85(NR) per day

Group Hayride & Bonfire Available September and November Experience crisp, autumn air, beautiful woodlands and open fields as you journey through Randall Oaks Park on your hayride! Hayride and bonfire packages can be customized for your group. Additional Tables: $25 per table Five picnic tables and a grill included. Recommended for up to 40 people. Shelter Fees Front Shelter $190(R)/$230(NR) Back Shelter $210(R)/$250(NR) Front and Back Shelters include 10 tables, grill, fire-circle, and $290(R)/$345(NR) Includes kitchen and bathrooms at shelter. Can accommodate 200 people. Includes 12 tables. accommodate 150 guests. Community Shelter

Randall Oaks Park is perfect for birthdays, reunions, corporate events, anniversaries, church events, scout and school events.

• 141 acres of open recreational space • Three shelters • Six picnic areas

• Sand volleyball court • Two playgrounds • 10-hole disc golf course

Park Services Office 750 N. Randall Rd. • West Dundee 7:00 am-3:00 pm • Monday-Friday Phone (847) 551-4310 Fax (847) 426-4296 https://www.dtpd.org/park-rentals

History Comes Alive at the Centerville Schoolhouse Take a trip back through time at the Centerville Schoolhouse. Have some fun with history and learn what it was like to go to school in the 1800s. Reservations Required • Fee: $50 per tour (max of 30 people per tour) Call Kath at (847) 551-4310 x5006 for more information and to make reservations. Reservation form, park map, pricing information and waivers are available at www.dtpd.org.

Rent the Randall Oaks Zoo! We are now taking reservations to rent out the Zoo in the evening for private groups and gatherings. For information on renting the Zoo, call Kath at (847) 551-4310 ext 5006. Rent the Randall Oaks Zoo!

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