Founders Park
Charles R. Beggs
Activity Center

0N020 County Farm Road
Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: (630) 653-3811
      Fax: (630) 653-3919
Hours of Operation
Administrative Office Regular Hours:
     Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
     Sat & Sun, Closed

The offices are closed on the following days:
     Memorial Day, 5/25, Closed
     Labor Day, Closed
     Independence Day, Closed
     Thanksgiving Day, Closed
     Day After Thanksgiving, Closed
     Christmas Eve, Closed
     Christmas Day, Closed
     New Year's Eve, Closed
     New Year's Day, Closed

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Mission Statement
“The Winfield Park District exists to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all its citizens by providing and encouraging year-round recreation, education, and leisure opportunities through organized programs and activities, by effectively utilizing existing resources and by acquiring, enhancing, maintaining, and preserving new open spaces and recreation in the most efficient manner.”

Latest News
Off-Leash Dog Park - SURVEY

Over the past two months the Park District staff and Board have received numerous phone calls, letters, comments, questions and concerns with regards to the development of the small Off-Leash Dog Park on the southern 1 acre of Wynwood Park.  Primary among the concerns was the limited space, access, traffic and the actual ability to meet the needs of those requesting such a feature in the park system. After review of these issues by staff the following Action Plan has been implemented:

1. A 5 month Hold on the development of any Off-Leash Dog Park area.  The period will be from December 15, 2015 to May 15, 2016.
2. Utilize the Hold period to Re-Review all Park District properties for possible use for a larger Off-Leash Dog Park area. 
3. Utilize the Hold period to Re-Review any non-Park District properties for possible use for a larger Off-Leash Dog Park area, that are within/adjacent to the Park District boundaries.
4. Utilize the Hold period to develop and complete a more detailed community survey specifically directed towards an Off-Leash Dog Park area. 
5. Collect all the information from #1-4 and present a full report to the Park Board on May 17, 2016.
PLEASE help the Park Board and Staff by completing this short survey !
Here is the link to the Survey.  Please feel free to share this with your Winfield neighbors.  Thanks !

Silverwood Glen Park Dedication

DuPage County, IL—Learning to cooperate with others is an essential part of successful childhood play. It’s a lesson the Wheaton Park District and the Winfield Park District have incorporated into their activities, and one example of working together is Silverwood Glen Park, completed in mid-October and located in Winfield’s Silverwood Glen neighborhood.
The park results from a partnership between Wheaton and Winfield that started with meetings between the executive directors of the nine member park districts of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA). They meet regularly to organize services for the special needs population of western DuPage County.
Wheaton had already “identified the northwest corner of its district as one area that was lacking a playground,” said Steve Hinchee, Superintendent of Planning at the district.
“When we learned the park that was planned as part of the new Silverwood Glen development in Winfield was going to be right at our boundary, it only seemed natural to look for a way to provide mutual benefit to residents of both districts,” he said.
And they found a way. An intergovernmental agreement was drawn up to formally guide the partnership, with both districts contributing resources.
“Winfield purchased all the materials and equipment for the project, including the playground surfacing,” Hinchee said. “Wheaton Park District provided all the labor to construct the playground.”
Wheaton surveyed the community in early 2015 and prepared plans for the park based on feedback. Permits were secured in late summer, ground was broken in early September, and work was finished in mid-October, according to Hinchee.
Except for the poured-in-place rubber surfacing, which an outside contractor managed, the Wheaton Park District Parks Department installed all the equipment.
That equipment includes realistic rock climbing formations and a ZipKrooz—a two-way zip line that eliminates the need to walk the seat back to the start—plus a TopsyTurny Spinner, swings, and shaded picnic areas.
“The joint effort has resulted in all of the neighbors having a park site that exceeds the play features either neighborhood would normally see built near their homes,” said Mark Pawlowski, Executive Director of the Winfield Park District. “Additionally, the park is located adjacent to the HOA [homeowners association] walking trail and wetland preserve.”
Along with supplying the park’s materials, Winfield Park District has donated $25,000 to the Sensory Garden Playground, located in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s (FPDDC) Danada South Area.
“This seemed like a good contribution for Winfield Park District because it helps to enhance a unique park site that is geared for special needs populations,” Pawlowski said. “Winfield residents with special needs will benefit from having this park built in their neighboring community.”
The Sensory Garden Playground is dedicated to providing outdoor play spaces and gardens designed to meet the needs of all visitors, especially those on the autism spectrum. It is a joint project between the Wheaton Park District, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, Shane’s Inspiration, and Landscape Structures, Inc.
The Rotary Clubs of Wheaton, Carol Stream, Lisle, and West Chicago, as well as Rotary International, have already made substantial contributions to the playground.
The Sensory Garden Playground’s equipment is funded solely through private donations, grants, and sponsors, which allow the space to be free for all. Fundraising for Phases II through IV is currently underway.
Donations for the Sensory Garden Playground can be made online at playforalldupage.org.
Silverwood Glen Park is open now and located at 26W495 Churchill Woods Road in Winfield.
Silverwood Glen Park photo (4)
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Silverwood Glen Park, Thursday, November 5.
Back row, L to R: Mark Mackinnon, Silverwood Glen Homeowners Association Board Member; George Karavas, Silverwood Glen Homeowners Association Board Member; Dan Hitzeman, Winfield Park District Commissioner; Mark Pawlowski, Winfield Park District Executive Director; and Steve Massie, Winfield Park District Board President.
Also present: 25+ children from Churchill Woods neighborhood (Wheaton Park District) and Silverwood Glen neighborhood (Winfield Park District).
Photo by Winfield Park District.
Brett Peto  |  Marketing & Communications Assistant
630.510.4987  |  wheatonparkdistrict.com

Field Conditions
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Birthday Parties

We now offer themed party packages. Theme parties are for ages 4-14. All parties are 90 minutes of FUN and include supervised instruction/play, theme related activities, and time to have cake, food and presents. Themes that are available include Tye Dye, Sports, Spa, Glam Girls, Dance, or Gymnastics/Tumbling. For further information, please contact Cayla at 630-653-3811 ext.115.

Boys & Girls Youth Basketball League Registration

Don't forget to register now for our youth basketball leagues. We have leagues for boys and girls beginning at the age levels of 1st grade through 8th grade. Sign up online or call us to register at 630-653-3811.

Winfield In Action

Winfield In Action is a non profit, volunteer organization that provides baseball, softball and soccer programs for children in the Winfield area. Soccer practice begins mid-August and the regular season runs through about the beginning of November. Call or email Deb Moran at (630) 344-9809 or info@winfieldinaction.org regarding late soccer registration. Referees are also needed. Referees must be 14 years or older and available on Saturdays. Email , if you are interested. Winfield In Action also offers Travel programs for baseball and softball ages 10-15 years old. Please visit the Winfield In Action website for specific dates, times and locations. Tryouts for travel baseball and softball will be held in early August (www.winfieldinaction.org).

Park Look Out!!

Please protect your parks and facilities, and be a friendly neighbor and kindly call and report any vandalism when you see property being mistreated. Call the Park District at (630) 653-3811 and/or the Winfield Police.


WINFIT is Winfield Park District's Family Fitness Center. We offer many fitness programs to fit your needs as well as into your busy schedule.  "Buy the Gift of Fitness for your family or friends!  Purchase gift certificates for Health Club Memberships."

Special Events
Photo Contest (tb)

Calling all photographers! Winfield Park District would like your help capturing all the wonderful moments that happen within the park district. Twice a year, Winfield Park District will be hosting a photo contest open to both youths and adults. Winning photos will be posted at the Charles R. Beggs Activity Center for a minimum of one year. All photos that are submitted will also have a chance of being featured in one of our seasonal program brochures. In order to qualify for the contest, pictures must be taken at any Winfield Park District park, building, or event. Photo’s will only be accepted through email. All submissions should be sent to tomb@winfieldparkdistrict.com. Winners will be announced in January and July of each year. Begin submitting your photos now! Deadline to submit photos are December 1st for January’s contest and June 1st for July’s contest.