Special Events

When Does Registration Begin?

Registration for all 2024 summer events and programs begins Monday, April 15th at 9:00am for residents, and Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am for non-residents.

How Do I Register?

The Wildwood Park District offers multiple ways to register, including online, email, fax, mail, and in-person. Registering online is always fastest. For more details on registering, or to register once registration opens, please visit:


How Quickly Do Spots Fill?

Fast! Summer is our busiest season for events and programs, so spots tend to fill quickly, especially for resident favorites like swim lessons, summer camp, and adult yoga. We recommend viewing our website and 2024 Summer Brochure (hard copy and digital version coming beginning of April) prior to open registration and having all your favorite events and programs picked out ahead of time so you can enroll as soon as registration opens.

Blues Soiree in the Park

Join us at Willow Point Park for some free rhythm and blues music!Enjoy live music at the lake front pavilion or anchor your boat and catch the tunes from the water! The Blues Soirée event is Mardi Gras themed, so wear your best Mardi Gras attire, and don’t forget to bring your chair or blanket, bug spray, and money for food truck!

Stone Grill & Catering will serve assorted spring rolls and french fries! They will be located in the Willow Point Park parking lot. Accepted payment methods are cash, Zelle, and Venmo.

No pre-registration required!

Location Willow Point Park Day  Friday
Time 6:00-8:00pm Date 6/21
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee FREE Class ID:

Family Campout

Grab your tent and sleeping bag and spend the night with friends and family under the stars at Rule Park! Enjoy a campfire with s’mores, stargazing, bounce house, games, and more! Dinner (grilled hot dogs, chips, soda and water) and breakfast (assorted bagels with cream cheese spread, water, orange juice, and coffee) is included in the registration fee. In case of inclement weather, the reschedule date is July 26th.


Please pre-register using Class ID 2427.13.01 by Monday, July 15th.



Location Rule Park Day  Friday
Time 7:00pm-9:00am Date 7/19 – 7/20
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee $25 per family (resident)/$35 per family (non-resident) Class ID: 2427.13.01

National Night Out featuring Logan Ramey- A Tribute to the King

Join the Wildwood Park District and neighbors as we gather for National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie to make Wildwood a safer, more caring place to live. We will have the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy squad car, live music by Logan Ramey- A Tribute to the King, bounce house, kid’s activities, crime prevention and personal safety tips, and more!


No pre-registration required!

Location Rule Park Day  Tuesday
Time 6:00pm Date 8/6
Min/Max N/A Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee FREE Class ID: N/A

Paddle the Lake

Join us for some summer fun on Valley Lake! Challenge your kayak, paddle boat, and paddleboard skills in our friendly races! Prizes will be awarded to winners. Refreshments and treats provided.


Please pre-register by Wednesday, August 14th using Class ID 2427.24.01



Location Valley Lake South Day  Sunday
Time 1:00-2:30pm Date 8/18
Min/Max 7/20 Instructor Park District Staff/Volunteers
Fee $12 Resident/$18 Non-Resident Class ID: 2427.24.01