Welcome to Bloomingdale
This wonderful town now known as Bloomingdale was first settled in 1833. Three brothers, Lyman, Silas, and Harvey Meacham were the first settlers in this village, and they started farming in this area. A post office was built in 1837. Bloomingdale was platted in 1845. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad first entered the village in 1873. Bloomingdale was initially incorporated in 1889. At that time, the village included the areas of Medinah and Roselle. In 1923 Bloomingdale was reincorporated as a separate village. Today with a population of nearly 22,000, Bloomingdale boasts a country-like environment carefully integrated with commercial, office, and retail development. As a result, the community provides a wide variety of living, working, shopping, and recreational opportunities built around a carefully preserved heritage.
With a blend of historic and replica buildings, Old Town Bloomingdale was given an update in 2016 and has elegant benches, streetlamps, beds with flowers and native grasses, as well as a lot of old-style architecture to admire. One of the local businesses worth your attention here is Wolfden Brewing, a craft brewery, and taproom with a large beer garden. Also in the district, among the silos and old-timey water towers, is a lineup of restaurants, independent stores, offices, services, an art museum, and a park for Bloomingdale’s outdoor gatherings.
Next to the Bloomingdale Park District’s Johnston Recreation Center is a family water park open during the school summer break.
There are three main zones at The Oasis Water Park. Cuda Cove, home to the Bloomingdale Barracuda Swim & Dive Team, is an eight-lane lap pool with a drop slide, diving well and climbing wall.
Then you’ve got Mango Bay, a beach-entry leisure pool with two slides, 110 feet and 160 feet in length, as well as a floating climbing course, geysers, sprayers, spilling buckets and soft play features.
Finally, Adventure Island is an interactive water playground with pools, falls, a play structure, a water gun, spinning tray, and a slide.
Just shy of 950 acres, this preserve on Bloomingdale’s northwest fringe encompasses the largest lake managed by the forest preserve district. Mallard Lake is 85 acres and as well as being a honeypot for fishing enthusiasts it is a hotspot for picnics in summer, with dozens of tables at intervals around the shore and throughout the preserve. There’s a section of the boardwalk by the water, primed for birdwatching, while a 2.5-mile network leads off into the preserve and west into Hawk Hollow on the banks of the West Branch DuPage River.
Bloomingdale School District 13 has been serving the community since 1891. Approximately 1,400 students attend the district's three schools: DuJardin Elementary grades K-5, Erickson Elementary grades PreK-5, and Westfield Middle School grades 6-8. With more than 140 teachers and instructional aides, District 13 ranks as one of the top area school districts with a high percentage of adults per child. The District's fine arts accelerated student and special education inclusion programs are highly regarded throughout the DuPage County community.