Trips

Information
•Recreation & Parks Department will need name, date of birth, address, phone number, and emergency number of each person registering for a trip. 

•Before participating in any program or event sponsored by the Recreation & Parks Department a waiver must be signed by the participant or responsible parent/guardian.  

•Trip return times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances and traffic.

•In the event of low enrollment, a luxury passenger van may be substituted for a motor coach bus.

•Refunds - Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the trip deadline date will be given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are non-refundable. Please note: Refunds for purchases made by credit card are processed back to the credit card. Refunds for purchases made by cash or check are processed with a check (within ten business days) through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department.

Diamond Tours Refund Policy:  Diamond Tours Trips are non-refundable. Travel insurance is available for purchase for an additional fee. 

•Nothing kills a good trip quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! Please sign up early or the trip that you want may have to be cancelled.

•Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Active Network, LLC.  Active Network, LLC may appear on your credit card/bank statement as the merchant for your trip purchase; rather than Village of Park Forest, Recreation & Parks. 


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The Park Forest Recreation Department offers trips throughout the year. Information is sent to those on the mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please call the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005.

           



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mf_clockreduceRemembering Marshall Field's at Christmas  - CANCELLED
Jacob Henry Mansion
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season wasn’t complete without a visit to Marshall Field's, the city's grand dame of department stores! This illustrated talk by Leslie Goddard at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, IL, traces the store's beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas Tree, the holiday window displays, and the toy department! After the presentation, enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in our Old Central Church!

Please mention meal choice when registering. Lunch choices are:

Chicken Pot Pie with Cinnamon Apple and Pear Salad
Pot Roast served with chef's choice of starch and vegetable.

Registration deadline: October 28, 2019. 

Age 18 & Older       $90 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34810-01 Wednesday    9:30 am-4:30 pm    November 13, 2019


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Tea with the Train Lady & TreeTime Creations - Cancelled
Visit one of the most uniquely beautiful private event venues in the country and have “Holiday Tea with the Train Lady” at Wandering Tree Estate. We will attend a specially catered tea featuring salad, petite sandwiches, scones and sweets in the Estate Greenhouse specially decorated for the holidays. Madrigal carolers entertain as they wander among the Christmas model railroads set up for our event.  Internationally |recognized artist and designer of Model Railroads & Garden Railways, Elaine Silets has had her work featured with The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as well as in the lobby of the John Hancock Building at the holidays and the Christmas windows at Tiffany& Company.  You will also be able to visit the incredible model railroad Museum and stroll the outdoor gardens where the trains will be running (weather permitting).

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After our Wandering Tree Estate visit, we will stop at the Treetime Christmas Creations Showroom,  manufacturer of America's best artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland. Here we are treated to a demonstration on how to create the perfect holiday decor for your home! 

Registration deadline: November 26, 2019. 

Age 18 &Older                $100 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
34815-01  Thursday  9 am-5pm  December 5, 2019


 

ChicagoChristmasTreeChicago Holiday Lights Tour with Lunch
Join us as we view the beautiful Holiday Lights of Downtown Chicago. First, we will enjoy lunch at the Italian Village where you will select your choice of Lemon Caper Salmon, Veal Cutlet Parmesan, Four Cheese Tortellini, Chicken Tortellini or Lasagna. Afterwards we will walk two blocks to the Christkindlmarket for 45 minutes of holiday shopping before our bus departs for Lincoln Park Zoo. If you really want to have fun, make sure to wear your ugly Christmas sweater. An award for the most abominable sweater will be given. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after arriving at Lincoln Park Zoo as we take in their beautiful Zoolights. Next, we will ride down Michigan Avenue while enjoying popcorn and a fun Christmas Carol competition. We will see the lights of the Magnificent Mile, "Towertown," Water Tower, the Wrigley and Tribune buildings before stopping at Chicago's famous and beautiful Millennium Park for 45 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the scenery of the Cloudgate, Skating Rink, Crown Fountain and Chicago Christmas Tree. Following, we will board the bus, take in the lights of the Field Museum of Natural History and Alder Planetarium before stopping for a view of the Chicago Skyline at Copernicus Statue, and reveal our trivia winner. To wrap up our night we will see the sparkle of the Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field before returning to Park Forest after an unforgettable night.

Registration deadline: December 2, 2019.

Age 18 & Older       $100 per person 
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34677-01   Tuesday    12 pm-8:30 pm   December 17, 2019


Phantomof the Opera 2019

The Phantom of the Opera
Board our luxury motorcoach for a trip to The Cadillac Palace Theatre to view Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new  production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which makes its triumphant return to Chicago as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is "bigger and better than ever before" and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award® - winning original design by Maria Björnson®, lighting design by Tony Award® - winner Paul Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by Director Laurence Conner. 

Pre-show lunch will be served at the Grand Luxe Café on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Grilled Salmon
Pan Roasted Chicken
Braised Pot Roast. . 

Registration deadline: December 3, 2019. 

Age 18 & Older            $175 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
34816-01   Thursday   10 am-6 pm  December 19, 2019



DIAMOND TOURS

Diamond Tour Trips are non-refundable. 
Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  


 



grand ole OpryNashville Show Trip - 14625-01
Diamond Tours

Trip Flyer

5 Days, 4 nights
November 18-22, 2019 (Monday-Friday)

Motorcoach transportation
4 nights lodging
8 meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • 2 Great Shows: 1) The Grand Ole Opry
                              2) Nashville Nightlight Dinner Theater
  • Guided Tours of Nashville and Belle Meade Plantation
  • Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Admission to the Mansion at Fontanel
  • Ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel
On-line registration is not available for this trip. Please register at: Recreation & Parks Department, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466. For more information, call (708)748-2005. Registration deadline:  September 11, 2019. Trip is non-refundable.

Age 21 & Older                                                                                                                Depart/Return:  Village Hall, Lobby
14625-01    M-F   Depart/Return Time: To Be Determined      November 18-22, 2019

Fees:
$855 per person - Single Occupancy
$675 per person - Double Occupancy
$649 per person - Triple Occupancy

Payment Plan:  $75 per person due upon registration, with the balance due in full by September 11, 2019.  

Trip is non-refundable. Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  

For more pictures, video and information visit www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest



abraham lincoln memorialWashington, DC – Our Nation’s Capital - 24607-01
Diamond Tours

Trip Flyer

March 19-25, 2020 (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees: 
$984.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$729.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$709.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan:  $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by January 12, 2020.

Trips is non-refundable. Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Washington, DC area
  • 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners) 
  • Guided tour of Washington, DC, including the WW II Memorial, the Capitol Hill,
         Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans
         Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln
         Memorial, and more.
  • Full Day visit to the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum
  • The NEW MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE! 430,000 Square Feet of Biblical History
  • Visit to the National Museum of African American History& Culture
For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest


niagara falls 
Niagara Falls & Toronto - 24658-01
Diamond Tours 

Trip Flyer
June 14-20, 2020 (7 days, 6 nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees: 
$923.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$689.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$669.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan: $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by April 7, 2020.

Registration deadline: April 7, 2020. 

Trip is non-refundable.  Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  

 · Motorcoach Transportation
 · 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Niagara Falls area
 · 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
 · GUIDED TOURS OF NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO
 · A visit to Casa Loma; Canada's most magnificent castle
 · A visit to NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE & QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
 · A Journey to the Falls on the "HORN BLOWER NIAGARA CRUISE"

 For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest 


Historic Savannah GeorgiaSavannah, Jekyll Island & Beaufort, SC  - 24631-01
Diamond Tours


Trip Flyer

September 27-October 3, 2020 (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees:
 $1,013.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
 $759.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
 $739.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan:  $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full
by July 20, 2020. 


Trip is non-refundable.  Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.
 

· Motorcoach Transportation

· 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Savannah area 

· 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners) 

· GUIDED TROLLEY TOUR OF SAVANNAH, followed by Hop-On/Hop-Off Privileges 

· Tour of gorgeous Beaufort, SC, "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands"...plus a visit to
  Penn Center

· Evening Show at Famous Savannah Theatre 

· GUIDED TOUR OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND 

· GUIDED TRAM TOUR OF JEKYLL ISLAND

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest