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. This Plaza is unsupervised. Use at your own risk.

  • Skaters Skate at their own risk - Skate Plaza not supervised
  • Skaters are responsible for inspecting the ice prior to use to ensure that it has not been vandalized or damaged and is safe for skating. Contact the Village of Bourbonnais to report damaged ice. (815-937-3570)
  • It is strongly recommended that all skaters wear proper protective equipment including: helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, etc. during all skating activities.
  • No one is allowed on ice without skates.
  • No food, drink or glass objects and containers are allowed on rink surface.
  • Please do not carry infants or children while skating.
  • No jumping or spinning. Sticks, pucks or balls are not allowed.
  • Music will not be allowed without written permit from the Village of Bourbonnais. For safety reasons, skaters shall not wear headphones.
  • No tobacco, alcohol, or drug use at the facility.
  • Please be courteous to other skaters. Refrain from horseplay including no profanity or vulgar language.
  • Call 911 for emergency help. An emergency telephone is available inside of the Police Department for your use.