33325 N. Sears Boulevard, Wildwood, IL 60030 - phone (847) 223-7275


Register for Programs

Special Events 


The Carp Fishing Derby is held in conjuction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, therefore an Illinois Fishing Licesnse in NOT required.  

Sponsored by Gages Lake Conservation Committee in cooperation with Wildwood Park District.  

Registration will take place at the Willow Point Park Pavilion.  Some fishing poles will be available for use or you may bring your own.  Basic fishing instruction will be provided for beginners.  All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult.    


Location:  Willow Point Park Pavilion


Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm


Date:  5/19


Fee:  FREE



Join the Wildwood Park District team in improving our parks!  On this day, we will come together to make our parks cleaner and more enjoyable.  We will begin at 9:00am.  At 12:00pm we will serve refreshments at Rule Park.     


Location:  Rule Park


Time:  9:00am


Date:  5/19


Fee:  FREE



Gather a team to compete in our Kickball Tournament at Willow Point Park!  Teams of 6 to 10 people will battle to be crowned this year's champion.  Preregistration is required by May 25th.  One team member can register their team and then send a roster to cbaumgartner@wildwoodparkdistrict.com. Prizes will be awarded to the championship team.  


Location:  Willow Point Park


Ages:  18+


Time:  12:00 pm


Date:  6/02


Fee:  $65R/$85NR


Class ID:  1827.12.01


Click here to download a roster



Come out to Rule Park to enjoy Moana!  The bounce house and concessions will open at 7:30pm and the movie will begin at 8:45pm.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.  Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray!  In case of severe weather, the reschedule date is July 13th.


Location:  Rule Park


Time:  7:30pm


Date:  6/15


Fee:  FREE




Bring the family out 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.  Snacks will be provided in the evening and on the morning of the 28th.  Preregistration is required by Friday, July 20th.  In case of severe weather, the reschedule date is August 3rd.


Location:  Rule Park


Time:  7:00pm - 9:00am


Date:  7/27-7/28


Fee:  $10R/$12NR


ClassID: 1827.13.01




Paddle the Lake is a day full of friendly competitions including a boat regatta, kayak race, paddle boat race, and a paddle board race.  To participate in the boat regatta and receive a rule sheet, please preregister by July 6th.  Refreshments and treats will be provided during the day's events.  


Location:  Valley Lake South


Time:  1:00pm


Date:  7/14


Fee:  FREE


ClassID:  1827.24.01




Join the Wildwood Park District in a communitywide 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 5:45pm.  Groups will then walk to Rule Park, 33325 Sears Blvd., for snacks and live music.


Designated starting points:

Willow Point Park Pavilion

Pebble Beach Park entrance

Old Plank Park


Time:  5:45pm - 7:30pm


Date:  8/7


Fee:  FREE




Join us for all things canine!  Enjoy a variety of dog friendly vendors and give your dog a chance to mingle with friends.  The event will end with a dog competition for best costume, largest dog, smallest dog and for dog that looks most like their owner!  Dogs must have all their current shots to attend the event.  If you are interested in being a vendor for Woofstock, contact the Wildwood Park District office at 847-223-7275 or cbaumgartner@wildwoodparkdistrict.com.


Location:  Rule Park


Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm


Date:  8/11


Fee:  FREE




As a continuation of our GO Wildwood initiative, the Walking Club will meet once a month to walk through our parks.  This club will give participants the opportunity to get outside, get some exercise and socialize with their neighbors.  Each walk will be lead 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.  If the weather is questionable, contact the office one hour before we are scheduled to meet to ensure we will still walk.  


If you are interested in becoming a Wlaking CLub Champion and leading our walks, contact our office at 847-223-7275 or info@wildwoodparkdistrict.com.


Locations, Dates & Times:  

  Twin Lakes Park - June 21st - 3:00pm

  Willow Point Park - July 19th - 7:00pm

  Warren Township Trail - August 16th - 3:00pm


Fee:  FREE





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