Bus Trips

Experience something new and exciting without the hassle of driving or parking when you take a bus trip with the Kankakee Valley Park District! All trips depart from the Bird Park Quarry Building.

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  • Printable Evaluation Form

    The Kankakee Valley Park District staff has made every effort to prepare this brochure as accurately as possible. However, we plan our brochure several months ahead and errors can occur. Circumstances may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc. The Park District reserves the right to make any such adjustments and we apologize for any inconveniences these errors or adjustments may cause. Please visit our website often for the most up to date information.

Sign up early to ensure the trip is a go!!!!!
Waiting until near the date to register, keeps the numbers low and therefore leads to cancellations.

Four Winds Casino

Join the KVPD as we travel to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. Get in the action by playing Keno or one of their 60 table games that include Blackjack, Craps, Crazy Four, Let It Ride®, Mini and Midi Baccarat with Dragon Bonus, Roulette, Three Card Poker™, and Pai Gow Poker.
If you like to play slots you will not be disappointed with their choices of over 3,000 slot machines. You can pick and choose from slots that start at a penny or slots that go up to $100. Your fee
for this trip includes transportation, $15 instant slot credit, and a $10 food credit at the casino.
Valid I.D.’s are required when attending the Casino.

Registration deadlines are February, Dec. 27th.

Ages Date Depart Return Fee Location Code
21 and over Wed.,
March 17
8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. $32 Quarry Building at Bird Park
(small building across from pavilion)

Chicago Flower
and Garden Show

Gear up for spring with a trip to the Flower and Garden Show.
See beautifully designed gardens by master gardeners and horticulture design specialists. Come see over 200 garden related exhibitors including a teaching garden where you can get tips to improve your own garden. The Flower and Garden Show is located at Navy Pier in Chicago. Please register in advance.
Please register before March 1.

Ages Date Depart Return Fee Location Code
18 and up

March 14

8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. $42 Quarry Building at Bird Park
(small building across from pavilion)


Flea Market

The Kankakee Valley Park District is happy to be returning to the Shipshewana Flea Market. Shop “till you drop” is more than just a saying in Shipshewana! If hunting for treasures through
the 1,000 plus Flea Market vendors is not enough to make you drop, you can walk across the
street to the Trading Place Antique Gallery, or walk the short distance to the wide variety of shops
downtown. For this trip, lunch is on your own so you may choose your eatery or restaurant of your choice.
Please register before April 1.

Ages Date Depart Return Fee Location Code
18 and up

June 7

8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. $37

Quarry Building at Bird Park
(small building across from pavilion)

The bus will depart from Bird Park
at 8:00 a.m. and leave Shipshewana at 3:00 p.m.


Shades of Ireland

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green
hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of
Ireland on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty
during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit the
new House of Waterford Crystal factory. Choose from a selection
of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program.
See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher.
Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Have
coffee and scones at a working farm. Explore Dublin with a
local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s
your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish
jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and
kiss its famous stone! Enjoy a rousing night of traditional Irish
entertainment accompanied by a hearty dinner. Travel the Ring
of Kerry, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal routes. Meet an Irish family during a visit to a working Irish farm. Sample
homemade tea and scones while they explain their everyday life. Behold the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher.
Overnight on the grounds of a castle and experience old Ireland at its finest.
RSVP to Brandon Taylor 815-929-1885 ext 301.

Ages Date Depart Location

Wednesday, June 8

6:00 p.m. Reccenter, 150 N Indiana Avenue, Kankakee


For Our Seniors!

Early Morning Walking!

Join us at the Civic Center from 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Monday through Friday for a little bit of exercise
– it’s FREE!

Therapeutic Tai Chi In-a-Chair

Developed with the input and guidance of medical specialists, yoga teachers and Tai Chi teachers, this therapeutic routine features
gentle stretching, moderate movement, and healthful breathing. The techniques are designed to improve stamina, balance, and flexibility. Most of the routine is performed while seated, and if possible, a simple Tai Chi Form is taught standing. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, the form has been featured internationally, presented at national and regional wellness events, and is recommended by many doctors
and physical therapists.

Min/Max: 4/22

Instructor: Gary Paruszkiewicz

Ages Date Time Fee Location Code
All Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Feb 6 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $5.00 per day Civic Auditorium 151402-01
Tuesdays, Feb 21 – March 28 151402-02
Tuesdays, April 10 – May 16 151402-03


Senior Bingo

On the fourth Wednesday of every month, the RecCenter will be hosting to play dime bingo games and offering a few special
prizes to winners. Come join us on these mornings of fun games and conversation. Coffee will be provided and participants may
bring snacks.

Pre-registration is required. Min/Max: 4/20


Ages Date Time Fee Location Code
55+ Wednesday, Jan. 25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10¢ for two Bingo cards each game RecCenter, 150 N.
Indiana Ave, Kankakee
Wednesday, Feb. 22 151700-02
Wednesday, March 22 151700-03
Wednesday, April 26 151700-04
Wednesday, May 24 151700-05