Bensenville Park District plans Summer Kick-off Celebration

By Geri Johnson
Bensenville Park District
Updated 6/1/2015 11:47 AM

Bensenville Park District will welcome the season on Friday, June 5, with its annual Summer Kick-Off Celebration at the Water Park and Splash Pad at 1100 W. Wood St.

The party, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. will feature a DJ, games, prizes and a movie, along with new events such as a dunk tank, sand castle contests and relay races.


Eager to showcase its Water Park and Splash Pad, the park district has planned hours of fun water park activities followed by the park district's first Movie in the Park featuring "Frozen." Park staff members will be on hand to provide information about all the programs and events the district has to offer this summer.

Activities include a sand castle contest from 5 to 5:45 p.m., a lifeguard safety demonstration from 6 to 6:30 p.m., relay races from 6:30 to 7 p.m., Ronald McDonald from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and hula-hoop and limbo contests from 7 to 8 p.m.

At dusk, the water areas will be closed and "Frozen" will be shown on the grassy hill area.

The park district's new splash pad is a 2,527-square-foot spray park play area containing attractions that flow, mist and propel water. This area complements the 12- to 18-inch deep children's interactive water play area.

Older guests can enjoy the water park's 155-foot water slide and "plunge pool," two additional slides, a diving board and 12½-foot dive well. Zero-depth entry into the pool area accommodates young swimmers, while designated areas for lap swimming provide multiple fitness opportunities.

For non-swimmers, the water park offers large shaded areas and a sun deck furnished with more than 100 chaise lounges and chairs. Large grassy areas overlook the water park. A full-service concession area features summertime favorites. Wet and dry sand play areas, a playground and beach volleyball are available.

For more information, call (630) 766-7015 or visit