Bensenville Park District to host July 4 free swim for veterans

Bensenville, Ill. (June 24, 2024)—As part of a comprehensive initiative offering veterans opportunities to stay active utilizing park district facilities and services, the Bensenville Park District is offering a free swim day at the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad, 1100 W. Wood Street, on July 4.

Veterans will be treated to a free day at the water park from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Proof of military service may be required.
“We honor and deeply appreciate the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active military personnel,” Board President Rich Johnson said. “Their unwavering dedication and bravery protect our freedom, and this is just one way to say ‘thank you.’”

Additionally, Veterans are invited to join in the Wood Street Fitness Aqua Zumba class at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, followed by a Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies (HMHB) picnic, offering the camaraderie of other veterans and service members in the HMHB community at the Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad. Veterans may register for the picnic in advance through NEDSRA at

In addition to the summer veterans’ events, White Pines hosts the annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 9 a.m. November 11, in partnership with the Village of Bensenville and Fenton High School. Each year, the breakfast features a keynote speaker as well as recognizes the contributions of the military community. The event also recognizes the winners of Fenton’s “Defending Freedom” essay contest and features performances by Fenton musicians. The event is free for Bensenville veterans and HMHB veterans.

The park district previously held a veteran golf outing June 24, which enabled veterans to golf for free and enjoy a free lunch.

Johnson also announced the installation of veteran parking spaces at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, Fischer Farm, Veterans Park, the water park and White Pines Golf Club. The installation is to take place in July.

For more information about the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad information may be found at

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