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Event and Skate Plaza

group of kids at event and skate plazaIn October 2016, a new Event and Skate Plaza was unveiled behind the Village of Bourbonnais Administrative Building and the Municipal Center as a collaborative effort between the Village of Bourbonnais and the Bourbonnais Township Park District, with contributions from the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival. The project was initiated and largely-driven by the efforts of School Resource Officer (SRO) Travis Garcia of the Bourbonnais Police Department when SRO Garcia recognized a local need for kids who were skating in non-designated areas. The park now serves as a gathering place for the town's youth.

Spotlight: Bourbonnais' skate park

  • During the warmer months of the year, skating elements are added to the plaza.
  • During the colder months of the year, the park is flooded and becomes an ice-skating rink.
  • During the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival (the last week of June), the plaza space serves as the Festival’s Beer Garden.

Plaza Hours of operation are 9 a.m. until 9 p.m./Dark (whichever comes first)

This Plaza is unsupervised. Use at your own risk.

  • Skaters skate at their own risk.
  • It is strongly recommended all skaters wear proper protective equipment including: helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, etc. during all skating activities.
  • No food, drink, glass or containers allowed on the rink surface.
  • Music is prohibited, including from any vehicle, without a written permit from the Village of Bourbonnais. For safety reasons, skaters shall not wear headphones.
  • It is prohibited to possess or use any form of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or vaping devices while on Plaza property.
  • The use of any profane or vulgar language is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion from the Plaza.
  • It is prohibited to move any of the Plaza equipment, including but not limited to: tables, ramps, jumps, etc. No outside equipment is allowed.
  • Please do not carry infants or children while skating.
  • Please be courteous to other skaters at all times. Refrain from horseplay.
  • Littering is prohibited. Properly dispose of all garbage within the provided receptacles.
  • No jumping or spinning. Sticks, pucks or balls are not allowed.
  • ICE RINK: Skaters are responsible for inspecting the ice prior to use to ensure it is safe for skating. To report damaged ice, contact: 815-937-3570
  • ICE RINK: No one is allowed on the ice without skates.
  • EMERGENCIES: Please dial 911. An emergency telephone is located inside the police department for use.