5 things to do around town with your dad for Father’s Day
Carol Stream, IL
1 MINIATURE GOLF Test your dad’s golf game at the Coyote Crossing Mini Golf course on June 19. The course contains 18 unique and challenging holes. All fathers golf for free all day while children ages 3 and older are $5. Summer season hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The course is located at 27W650 North Ave., West Chicago. For information, call (630) 784-6100.
2 FISHING DERBY Catch the biggest fish in Bierman Park at the Carol Stream Park District’s annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby on June 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children will be divided into four age groups with fathers in their own group. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in each group. Food will be provided. Residents are $5, nonresidents are $8 and fathers are free. Bierman Park is located on the east side of Woodlake Drive, just north of Hyannis Circle.
3 BARBECUE AND BEER BRUNCH For dads who enjoy a good barbecue and brew, Shiraz on the Water will offer a brunch of traditional breakfast items — including omelets and waffles — as well as barbecue dishes such as brisket, ribs and chicken. Unlimited draft beer or champagne will be included. One family will also have the opportunity to win a free grill. The cost for adults is $29.95, children ages 6 to 12 are $15. 95 and children 5 and under are free. Shiraz on the Water is located at 250 W. Schick Road, Bloomingdale. For reservations, call (630) 671-5013.
4 CHILL OUT WITH DAD The Bloomingdale Park District will host a day of fun at The Oasis pool on June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The day will consist of games and competitions for fathers and their children. Admission for fathers is free with a child’s paid admission. Daily admission for children under 17 is $5 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. The Oasis is located at 170 S. Circle Ave. For information, visit www.bloomingdaleparks.org.
5 TAKE A HIKE Weather permitting, the Illinois Prairie Path provides 62 miles of hiking, biking and nature paths for the family to enjoy on Father’s Day. Built on the former right-of-way for the old Chicago Aurora and Elgin electric railroad, the path is made of limestone and extends through Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. The path runs from Forest Park west through Carol Stream to Wheaton and goes into Batavia.