Smartphones took a back seat to people ages 2 to 72 enjoying a bevy of activities on a perfect summer evening in Bloomingdale. The Party in the Park sponsored by Bloomingdale Church in cooperation with the Bloomingdale Park District attracted over 400 people as they heard live music, ate hot dogs, had their faces painted, and played games.
The newly renovated park made it easy for adults to meet one another while their children climbed, came down sliding boards, and jumped onto the cushioned flooring that covers the play area.
People poured out of the homes in the neighborhood of Byron Avenue as they sensed that it was going to be a fun night. Teens took part in a 3v3 basketball tournament, played volleyball, and twisted balloons for younger children.
As one young woman told Pastor Bill, “I love this park because it’s easy to be with my friends while keeping watch over my child at the same time.” The people of Bloomingdale Church definitely want to host another Party in the Park at Sunnyside.