Month: June 2022

Summer Camp 2022

Summer is here! 

Enroll your child into summer camp and give them the opportunity to learn, grow, and make new friends while school is out. Daily nutritional breakfast and lunch will be provided along with daily activities, water days, and weekly field trips. Camp days are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Need a little more time? Don’t worry we also provide before and after care with prices listed below.

Session 1: June 13th – July 8th

Session 2: July 11th – August 5th 

Residents: $300.00 (Each Session)

Non-Residents: $350.00 (Each Session)

Before Care: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. 

Residents: $100.00 (Each Session)

Non-Residents: $140.00 (Each Session)

After Care: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Residents: $100.00 (Each Session)

Non-Residents: $140.00 (Each Session)

We also provide Extended camp following the end of Session 2: August 8th – 19th 

Residents: $150.00

Non-Residents: $175.00

For Any Questions Contact: (708) 841-2111

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Music In The Park

Come out and bring a friend to enjoy some live music! 

This free community event will be held in our various park areas so feel free to bring a chair. There will be four dates for each music in the park event with each date providing a different genre of music. From Jazz and Neo Soul to Gospel and R&B there is a genre to fit everyone’s musical pleasures! The dates for each event are as follows:

Jazz – June 5th (Main Park – 721 Engle St.)

Neo Soul – July 3rd (Blackstone Park – 146th & Blackstone)

Gospel – August 7th (Main Park – 721 Engle St.)

R&B – September 4th (Triangle Park – 154th & Greenwood)

Each event will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

R.S.V.P. To Reserve A Seat

Vendor Space Available



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Pride Paint & Sip

Embrace your artistic side!

Celebrate Pride Month with us for a professional paint tutorial while hanging out with friends and sipping on some delicious cocktails.

Artists will have an opportunity to sale their masterpiece at Dolton Park District’s 95th Anniversary Sneaker Ball & Silent Auction.

Residents: $30

Non-Residents: $35

(Fee includes canvas and one drink ticket)

June 11th – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Main Park – Scout Building

Adjacent 715 Engle St.

Dolton, IL 60419

Cocktails Provided By: Rickey’s Mobile Bartending


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Father’s Day BBQ Grill Off

Fathers, it’s time to show off your grilling skills!

Come out and show your skills on the grill with any of the following:  Turkey|Pork|Chicken|Beef|Sauces & Dry Rubs

One grand prize winner will be announced by our panel of judges and win an amazing prize!


June 18, 2022

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Main Park Southeast Side – 721 Engle St. Dolton, IL 60419

Registration accepted online, in person, and over the phone to receive official grill off rules

(708) 841-2111|


Share your skills by following us on social media using #DPDGRILLOFF

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Juneteenth Basketball Tournament

Come out and play some basketball!!

8-10 Man Roster

$5 Per Player

Registration Ends June 17th


Shaw Recreation Center – 715 Engle St. Dolton, IL

June 19, 2022


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Car Show

Do you think you have the flyest car? Sign your car up for the Car Show!

We are hosting our first Kick Off Car Show. Come out and see some amazing vehicles, listen to some good music, and enjoy some incredible food. Special features from Family Before Anything Car & Truck Club and Special guest CJ on 32s. Proceeds will help support the 16th Annual Back to School Extravaganza.

1st Place Winner for: Best in Show, Original Custom, Best Motorcycle, Old Skool, New Skool, Female Division, Best Sounds, Best Paint, Best Truck

Car Entry: $20 per Category | All Spectators: Free!

Save the Date: July 16th  

Main Park (Football Field) – 721 Engle St. Dolton, IL 60419

1 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

If you are interested in being a vendor, please call: (708) 841-2111|

Spectator parking in the main parking lot near the Allen T. Sheard Administration Building.

Competition parking on the football near the tennis court.

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95th Anniversary Emerald and Gold Sneaker Ball and Silent Auction Fundraiser

We are pleased to announce 95 years of serving the community and to celebrate we are hosting an Emerald & Gold Sneaker Ball & Silent Auction Fundraiser. Join us for an evening to remember. The night will be filled with live entertainment, an outdoor lounge, casino room, amazing hors d’oeuvre and cocktails.

The fundraising goal this year is to raise funding to support our youth and senior programs throughout the year, including the Grade School Basketball League, After School Program, Senior Luncheons, and Holiday Festival to name a few. As well as infrastructure and beautification across all eleven parks. Guest will have an opportunity to bid on items through the silent auction, partake in any of the ongoing fundraising campaigns by purchasing a brick, ad, or banner, or playing in the casino room.

Date: November 4, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Location: Lester L. Long Field House – 14700 Evers, Dolton, IL 60419

Tickets: $50.00 

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Adult Dodgeball

Let’s get ready for some dodgeball!!

Adult dodgeball will begin June 25th from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. during open gym.

Shaw Recreation Center (715 Engle St.)


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16th Annual Back 2 School Extravaganza

Summer is almost over and it’s time to go back to school!

Come out and celebrate with us at our Back to School Extravaganza. This exciting extravaganza will be filled with food, live entertainment, games, bookbag giveaways, Covid-19 vaccines, laser tag, and much more! This is a free community event for all Dolton residents K-12.

August 6, 2022

Main Park – 721 Engle Engle St.

Dolton, IL 60419 


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2nd Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon

Autumn is here, which means it is time for Dolton Park District’s 2nd Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon as we seniors in our community how thankful we are for them. Seniors are cordially invited to an afternoon of lunch and fellowship with a few extra surprises.

Date: September 15, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Lester L. Long Field House – 14700 Evers, Dolton, IL 60419

Tickets: FREE

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