Events may be modified or cancelled due to Covid restrictions
The Park District is looking for some of the most festive and creative houses in Wauconda. Families, register your house in our Holiday Cheer house decorating contest and help spread some holiday cheer in Wauconda. Participating houses will be added to our Holiday Cheer Map so that families in our community can drive around town and take in the sights of the holidays. Houses entered in the contest will be voted on by the community. Participating houses should have their lights turned on each night, beginning December 4 by 4:30 pm for the duration of the contest on December 17. Free to enter!
Please Note: Register your house (within the Wauconda Park District boundaries) online by November 29. Community voting will take place between December 4 – December 17 and the winning houses will receive a prize!
Ho! Ho! Would you like your child to get a personal call from Santa himself? This is a great surprise for the children, reminding them to be especially good for these next few weeks! Calls will be made on Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9, between 3:00-6:00 pm. Parents, register between November 15-December 7.
Fee: FREE, but registration is required. Maximum of five phone calls are made per time slot.
Bring the family to Cook Park and take a stroll while reading a great book along the walking path that loops around the park. A story stroll is a delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors. Follow the signs and go page by page from the children’s book along the path.This is a free family friendly event. Visit us between May 16-22. This program is co-hosted with the Wauconda Area Library.
MOM and SON Bowling Night (5-10 yrs w/ parent)
Looking to have a fun evening of bowling with your son? This annual event is always a huge hit! Join the Wauconda Park District for an awesome bowling night for boys 5-10 years old and mothers (or significant other) at Wauconda Bowl. Included will be 1-hour of bowling, shoes, pizza, drinks, and dessert. A drawing for raffle prizes will round out our evening! Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 9. We will do our best to honor friend requests, but we can’t guarantee it.
Location: Wauconda Bowl, 381 W. Liberty Street, Wauconda R/NR Fee: $40/$50 per couple ($16 per additional sibling)
Girls, it’s that time of year to bring the favorite man in your life (Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Family Friend or Brother) for an evening of fun, dancing to a live D.J., contests, prizes, and extra special refreshments. Professional photographs will be taken and available for purchase. Each girl will receive a mini corsage at the dance (included in price). A local restaurant will provide the dinner. This is a popular program so sign-up early.
Location: Community Center gym Fee: $45 per couple ($20 per additional sibling)
Grab your own flashlight and basket and join us for an egg-tastic time at Cook Park. Participants will search for stuffed eggs and candy under the moonlight. Lite refreshments will be served before the egg hunt. Must be 8 years old by April 1. Pre-registration is required.
Location: Community Center R/NR Fee: $12/$15 15 participants per time slot
Calling all kids (up to age 10)! Get set for a great time at our popular egg hunt in Cook Park. Grab your basket, friends and family and hunt for all the eggs and treats you can find.A special appearance by Mr. Bunny will also be part of the fun. Bring your camera for those special pictures with the bunny. Pre-registration is required.Note: Parents can assist children ages 3 and under. Remember this is a fun event for the kids. All prizes must be redeemed the morning of the hunt.
Location: Community Center Softball Fields Fee: Free (Pre-registration by Thursday, April 7 is required)
The Easter Bunny will be hopping through Wauconda on April 12-14 ready to hand out baskets! Sign up your child(ren) for a quick visit from the Bunny, a fun Easter Basket and a great photo opportunity. Basket deliveries are for Wauconda, Island Lake, Volo and Lakemoor residents only. We will call you with an approximate time for your visit. Registration is required to receive a basket.
We are pleased to welcome you to our traditional afternoon tea. This event is a great way to spend a very special day with mom, grandma, aunt, and special friends. Get all dressed up and join us for an afternoon of girl-time fun. We are accepting friend request for seating up to six guests per table. Our day will include games, crafts and even a little dancing. You will also be treated to a delicious lunch served to your table with tea and lemonade. A tea party wouldn’t be complete without an assortment of sweet treats. Every girl will go home with a special goody bag. Pre-registration is required. We cannot wait to see you for TEA!
Location: Community Center gym R/NR Fee: $40/$50 per couple ($16 per additional sibling)