Special Events


Family Campout

Bring out the family for a night under the stars! Enjoy stargazing and games at our campout at Rule Park. Families will come, set up camp, play games, and spend the night. Dinner and snacks will be provided in the evening and breakfast the morning of the 23rd. Preregistration is required by Friday, July 15th. In case of severe weather, the reschedule date is July 29.

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Location: Rule Park Day: Friday-Saturday
Time: 7:00pm-9:00am Date: 7/22-7/23
Fee: $13R/$15NR per person Fee: 2227.13.01



End of Summer Luau

Celebrate the ending days of summer at Sunset Beach Park. We will have tiki torches and other Luau decor at the park with live music from the Mr. Myers Band and a Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza food truck. Bring your chairs or blankets, bug spray, money for food truck, boats are welcome to anchor or dock at the park. We will have games available to partake; Scoop Toss, Frisbee, Volleyball, and Baggos.




Location: Sunset Park Day: Friday
Time: 5:30-8:00pm Date: 9/9



National Night Out

Join the Wildwood Park District in a community-wide family event designed to prevent crime in the neighborhood. This is a national event where hundreds of communities take to the streets in an effort to promote safety and crime prevention. Residents are asked to meet at a designated park at 4:30pm. Groups will then walk to Rule Park for refreshments, live family music from “Leonardo Music”, and plenty of fun and games!

The Daily Food Special food truck will be available for purchase.

Designated starting points: Willow Point Park Pavilion, Pebble Beach Park entrance, Old Plank Park




Location: Rule Park Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:00-7:00pm Date: 8/2



Paddle the Lake

Paddle the Lake is a day full of friendly competitions including a boat regatta, kayak race, paddle boat race, and a paddleboard race. To participate in the boat regatta and receive a rule sheet, please preregister by Friday, August 12th. Refreshments and treats will be provided during the day’s events.

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Location: Valley Lake South Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00-3:00pm Date: 8/21
Fee: $7R/$8NR Class ID: 2227.24.01



Walking Club

As a continuation of our GO WILDWOOD initiative, the Walking Club will meet once a month through our parks. This club gives participants the opportunity to get outside, get some exercise, and socialize with neighbors. Each walk is led by a Walking Club Champion. All ages are welcome and patrons can come and go as they please. Register for each walk at least one week prior to the date. In case of questionable weather, contact the office one hour prior to ensure the walk is still on.

If you are interested in becoming a Walking Club Champion and leading our walks, contact our office at 847.223.7275

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Location: Willow Point Park- corner of Woodland Ter and Cove Rd Date/Time: 7/14 @ 3:00pm Class ID: 2226.03.02
Location: Sunset Beach Park Playground Date:/Time: 8/4 @ 3:00pm Class ID: 2226.03.03