Park District of Oak Park

Park District of Oak Park Our Mission: In partnership with the community, we enrich lives by providing meaningful experiences through parks, programs, and facilities.
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Support the Oak Park Conservatory by shopping the Fall Flower Sales! Homegrown fall mums and a variety of fall bulbs are...
08/31/2021

Support the Oak Park Conservatory by shopping the Fall Flower Sales! Homegrown fall mums and a variety of fall bulbs are available for purchase. Shop the sale: https://bit.ly/3Dn741G

Support the Oak Park Conservatory by shopping the Fall Flower Sales! Homegrown fall mums and a variety of fall bulbs are available for purchase. Shop the sale: https://bit.ly/3Dn741G

Don’t forget! Early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races ends September 1. Sign up before Wednesday to reg...
08/30/2021

Don’t forget! Early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races ends September 1. Sign up before Wednesday to register at a discounted price. Prices increase $10 after August 31! https://bit.ly/2UZWUT6

Don’t forget! Early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races ends September 1. Sign up before Wednesday to register at a discounted price. Prices increase $10 after August 31! https://bit.ly/2UZWUT6

08/29/2021

Tonight’s Summer Concert at Scoville Park is cancelled due to weather.

Meet Joe! He is our Program Supervisor of Clubhouse, Camps, and Teen programming. Joe has spent the last seven years wit...
08/27/2021

Meet Joe! He is our Program Supervisor of Clubhouse, Camps, and Teen programming. Joe has spent the last seven years with the Park District, beginning his tenure as a WSSRA aid and Camp Counselor. Joe holds a degree in sports and recreation management which helps him connect with and develop memorable experiences for his campers, Clubhouse participants, and teens! We are happy to have Joe on our staff and even happier when he brings in his homemade brownies to share 😊

Meet Joe! He is our Program Supervisor of Clubhouse, Camps, and Teen programming. Joe has spent the last seven years with the Park District, beginning his tenure as a WSSRA aid and Camp Counselor. Joe holds a degree in sports and recreation management which helps him connect with and develop memorable experiences for his campers, Clubhouse participants, and teens! We are happy to have Joe on our staff and even happier when he brings in his homemade brownies to share 😊

Our dance program is growing! In addition to traditional dance classes, such as ballet, tap and jazz, we are adding spec...
08/26/2021

Our dance program is growing! In addition to traditional dance classes, such as ballet, tap and jazz, we are adding specialty classes like leaps & turns, acro, hip-hop and tumbling to give everyone the chance to move. Advanced classes are offered too! Register here to be a part of the fun: https://bit.ly/2U41sYo

Our dance program is growing! In addition to traditional dance classes, such as ballet, tap and jazz, we are adding specialty classes like leaps & turns, acro, hip-hop and tumbling to give everyone the chance to move. Advanced classes are offered too! Register here to be a part of the fun: https://bit.ly/2U41sYo

Thank you to all of our parks' staff for your hard work this summer! Please take a moment to read our Executive Director...
08/25/2021
A big thank-you to the parks’ summer staff - Oak Park

Thank you to all of our parks' staff for your hard work this summer! Please take a moment to read our Executive Director Jan Arnold's note to the staff that made this summer so memorable. https://bit.ly/38cqgRh

As executive director of the Park District of Oak Park, I reflect upon the past 18 months and think about the numerous summer staff who served the residents of Oak Park under conditions that none of us could have imagined in 2019. Our staff rose to the occasion and provided amazing, fun, safe and su...

Join us at the Paul Hruby Ice Arena where you can learn to skate, play hockey, or public skate. Fall classes and public ...
08/23/2021

Join us at the Paul Hruby Ice Arena where you can learn to skate, play hockey, or public skate. Fall classes and public skate schedules will be available August 23! https://bit.ly/3suWfFH

Join us at the Paul Hruby Ice Arena where you can learn to skate, play hockey, or public skate. Fall classes and public skate schedules will be available August 23! https://bit.ly/3suWfFH

Meet Ben! He works in the summer as a SCAW camp supervisor and during the school year as a Clubhouse Supervisor. Ben has...
08/20/2021

Meet Ben! He works in the summer as a SCAW camp supervisor and during the school year as a Clubhouse Supervisor. Ben has been working with the Park District for 6 ½ years! He is passionate, welcoming and connects with kids and parents alike. Ben is a lover of classic rock, the White Sox and Converse. He is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying social work and hopes to go into education after graduation.

Meet Ben! He works in the summer as a SCAW camp supervisor and during the school year as a Clubhouse Supervisor. Ben has been working with the Park District for 6 ½ years! He is passionate, welcoming and connects with kids and parents alike. Ben is a lover of classic rock, the White Sox and Converse. He is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying social work and hopes to go into education after graduation.

Karate and Taekwondo classes begin early September! Martial arts classes are a great way for children to increase coordi...
08/19/2021

Karate and Taekwondo classes begin early September! Martial arts classes are a great way for children to increase coordination, agility, poise, and learn lasting personal safety skills. Sign up today for preferred class times! https://bit.ly/3iDxSCn

Karate and Taekwondo classes begin early September! Martial arts classes are a great way for children to increase coordination, agility, poise, and learn lasting personal safety skills. Sign up today for preferred class times! https://bit.ly/3iDxSCn

Join the PDOP team! We’re hiring seasonal, part-time, year-round and full-time employees. Check out our job openings her...
08/18/2021

Join the PDOP team! We’re hiring seasonal, part-time, year-round and full-time employees. Check out our job openings here: https://bit.ly/2V0ysRQ

Join the PDOP team! We’re hiring seasonal, part-time, year-round and full-time employees. Check out our job openings here: https://bit.ly/2V0ysRQ

Come to Scoville Park this Thursday for Black Panther! Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks for a movie night in the p...
08/18/2021

Come to Scoville Park this Thursday for Black Panther! Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks for a movie night in the park. We can't wait to see you there!

Come to Scoville Park this Thursday for Black Panther! Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks for a movie night in the park. We can't wait to see you there!

Early morning fitness classes are back! BODYPUMP, Zumba, Cycle, and HIIT classes are available Monday – Friday at 5:45 a...
08/17/2021

Early morning fitness classes are back! BODYPUMP, Zumba, Cycle, and HIIT classes are available Monday – Friday at 5:45 am. Unlimited Monthly Passes are $45. Punch passes and single class passes are also available to purchase. Try a class before you commit...your first class is FREE: https://bit.ly/2Ub2odx

Early morning fitness classes are back! BODYPUMP, Zumba, Cycle, and HIIT classes are available Monday – Friday at 5:45 am. Unlimited Monthly Passes are $45. Punch passes and single class passes are also available to purchase. Try a class before you commit...your first class is FREE: https://bit.ly/2Ub2odx

Pool season isn’t over yet, but as many of our staff return to school for the fall we are modifying hours now through La...
08/16/2021

Pool season isn’t over yet, but as many of our staff return to school for the fall we are modifying hours now through Labor Day. There’s still time to splash around at Rehm and Ridgeland pools, and our splash pads are open until the end of September, too! Take a look at the post-season schedule and plan your pool day today: https://bit.ly/3xFXpzd

Pool season isn’t over yet, but as many of our staff return to school for the fall we are modifying hours now through Labor Day. There’s still time to splash around at Rehm and Ridgeland pools, and our splash pads are open until the end of September, too! Take a look at the post-season schedule and plan your pool day today: https://bit.ly/3xFXpzd

Last week we put on the musical production of Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. in Scoville Park! The show was a success thank...
08/13/2021

Last week we put on the musical production of Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. in Scoville Park! The show was a success thanks to our amazing actors and team that helped. We can’t wait for our next show!

Last week we put on the musical production of Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. in Scoville Park! The show was a success thanks to our amazing actors and team that helped. We can’t wait for our next show!

Say hi to Noah! Noah serves as a Special Events Attendant at Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home. He helps set up the facil...
08/12/2021

Say hi to Noah! Noah serves as a Special Events Attendant at Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home. He helps set up the facilities for upcoming programs and special events ensuring a memorable experience for guests. Noah has been on staff in various positions at the Park District since 2017. He is currently a junior at DePaul University studying Marketing.

Say hi to Noah! Noah serves as a Special Events Attendant at Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home. He helps set up the facilities for upcoming programs and special events ensuring a memorable experience for guests. Noah has been on staff in various positions at the Park District since 2017. He is currently a junior at DePaul University studying Marketing.

New classes! We’ve added early development music and dance classes for parents/caregivers with children ages 2 months th...
08/11/2021

New classes! We’ve added early development music and dance classes for parents/caregivers with children ages 2 months through 4 years old. Meet other parents, bond with your child and nurture their development through music, songs, dances, stories and instruments. Check out the different options available: https://bit.ly/2VC1Eyt

New classes! We’ve added early development music and dance classes for parents/caregivers with children ages 2 months through 4 years old. Meet other parents, bond with your child and nurture their development through music, songs, dances, stories and instruments. Check out the different options available: https://bit.ly/2VC1Eyt

The Year of the Butterfly is a regional effort of organizations cooperating to bring awareness to the community about ho...
08/10/2021

The Year of the Butterfly is a regional effort of organizations cooperating to bring awareness to the community about how they can help support a healthy habitat for butterflies and other pollinators. This month, join the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and Wonder Works, A Children's Museum in Oak Park to explore bats and other pollinators! Register here: https://bit.ly/3fFxhhB

The Year of the Butterfly is a regional effort of organizations cooperating to bring awareness to the community about how they can help support a healthy habitat for butterflies and other pollinators. This month, join the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and Wonder Works, A Children's Museum in Oak Park to explore bats and other pollinators! Register here: https://bit.ly/3fFxhhB

A reminder that early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races is open! Register early and save. Prices go up ...
08/09/2021

A reminder that early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races is open! Register early and save. Prices go up September 1: https://bit.ly/2UZWUT6

A reminder that early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races is open! Register early and save. Prices go up September 1: https://bit.ly/2UZWUT6

Reminder! We're hosting Concerts in the Park tonight at 6 pm in Scoville Park. Join us for family-friendly music and ent...
08/08/2021

Reminder! We're hosting Concerts in the Park tonight at 6 pm in Scoville Park. Join us for family-friendly music and entertainment. We hope to see you there!

Reminder! We're hosting Concerts in the Park tonight at 6 pm in Scoville Park. Join us for family-friendly music and entertainment. We hope to see you there!

Meet Nadea! She’s been working with the Park District for 8 years and involved in circus programming for the past 11 yea...
08/06/2021

Meet Nadea! She’s been working with the Park District for 8 years and involved in circus programming for the past 11 years: first as a participant, then camp counselor and now as our Circus Coordinator.

Nadea develops the class curriculum, leads classes and camps and staff, and choreographs all the circus performances. She loves seeing the kids participate in a program or camp and leave with a new sense of confidence and self!

Meet Nadea! She’s been working with the Park District for 8 years and involved in circus programming for the past 11 years: first as a participant, then camp counselor and now as our Circus Coordinator.

Nadea develops the class curriculum, leads classes and camps and staff, and choreographs all the circus performances. She loves seeing the kids participate in a program or camp and leave with a new sense of confidence and self!

Per the Oak Park Health Department, effective Friday, August 6 – we will require all individuals (patrons and staff), re...
08/05/2021

Per the Oak Park Health Department, effective Friday, August 6 – we will require all individuals (patrons and staff), regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering in all PDOP indoor park centers, special facilities (GRC, RCRC), and historic properties (Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home, Oak Park Conservatory). The health department recommends face coverings be worn in outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes outdoor events, like concerts and movies in the park, and places such as the pool. We appreciate your cooperation. For more information about the order: https://bit.ly/3yrV23X

Per the Oak Park Health Department, effective Friday, August 6 – we will require all individuals (patrons and staff), regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering in all PDOP indoor park centers, special facilities (GRC, RCRC), and historic properties (Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home, Oak Park Conservatory). The health department recommends face coverings be worn in outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes outdoor events, like concerts and movies in the park, and places such as the pool. We appreciate your cooperation. For more information about the order: https://bit.ly/3yrV23X

Mark your calendar! Non-resident fall registration opens on Saturday, August 7 at 8:30 am. View our program guide to bui...
08/05/2021

Mark your calendar! Non-resident fall registration opens on Saturday, August 7 at 8:30 am. View our program guide to build your wish list: https://bit.ly/3tSsjm9

Mark your calendar! Non-resident fall registration opens on Saturday, August 7 at 8:30 am. View our program guide to build your wish list: https://bit.ly/3tSsjm9

We recently partnered with Kids Around the World, a non-profit that takes used playground equipment and rehomes it in po...
08/04/2021

We recently partnered with Kids Around the World, a non-profit that takes used playground equipment and rehomes it in poverty-stricken communities around the world. Our equipment from Stevenson Park was recently rehomed in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic!

We recently partnered with Kids Around the World, a non-profit that takes used playground equipment and rehomes it in poverty-stricken communities around the world. Our equipment from Stevenson Park was recently rehomed in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic!

Congratulations to our Scrabble in the Parks winner, Erin Hart!  Missed out on the event? We placed containers of Scrabb...
08/03/2021

Congratulations to our Scrabble in the Parks winner, Erin Hart!

Missed out on the event? We placed containers of Scrabble tiles around a handful of our parks for participants to search for and created words that earned them the most points. It was a blast! Thank you to Courageous Bakery & Cafe for the tasty treats.

Congratulations to our Scrabble in the Parks winner, Erin Hart!

Missed out on the event? We placed containers of Scrabble tiles around a handful of our parks for participants to search for and created words that earned them the most points. It was a blast! Thank you to Courageous Bakery & Cafe for the tasty treats.

Join our team! We’re holding open interviews for anyone looking for a seasonal, part-time year-round, or full-time job. ...
08/02/2021

Join our team! We’re holding open interviews for anyone looking for a seasonal, part-time year-round, or full-time job. Interviews will be held at the Park District’s administrative building. Interviews are open to job seekers of all ages! Check out the job openings: https://bit.ly/2V0ysRQ

Join our team! We’re holding open interviews for anyone looking for a seasonal, part-time year-round, or full-time job. Interviews will be held at the Park District’s administrative building. Interviews are open to job seekers of all ages! Check out the job openings: https://bit.ly/2V0ysRQ

Early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races is open! Register before September 1 to get early bird pricing ...
08/01/2021

Early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races is open! Register before September 1 to get early bird pricing https://bit.ly/2UZWUT6 🏃

Early bird registration for the Frank Lloyd Wright Races is open! Register before September 1 to get early bird pricing https://bit.ly/2UZWUT6 🏃

Start your day relaxing on the grounds of Cheney Mansion on Sunday, August 1 at 10 a.m. with an all-levels, one-hour yog...
07/29/2021

Start your day relaxing on the grounds of Cheney Mansion on Sunday, August 1 at 10 a.m. with an all-levels, one-hour yoga practice followed by a lovely brunch on the patio, weather permitting. Delicious yet healthy savories, sweets, and two drink tickets are included. Register here: https://bit.ly/2UBri6d

Start your day relaxing on the grounds of Cheney Mansion on Sunday, August 1 at 10 a.m. with an all-levels, one-hour yoga practice followed by a lovely brunch on the patio, weather permitting. Delicious yet healthy savories, sweets, and two drink tickets are included. Register here: https://bit.ly/2UBri6d

Summer Camp 2021 memories! Here are some Spark campers hanging out in the inflatable indoor gaga ball pit after a few ro...
07/28/2021

Summer Camp 2021 memories! Here are some Spark campers hanging out in the inflatable indoor gaga ball pit after a few rounds of this high energy, fast-paced, addictive game! Do you know how to play gaga ball?

Summer Camp 2021 memories! Here are some Spark campers hanging out in the inflatable indoor gaga ball pit after a few rounds of this high energy, fast-paced, addictive game! Do you know how to play gaga ball?

Join us for our musical production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” next Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, July 31 at 2 ...
07/27/2021

Join us for our musical production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” next Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at Scoville Park. Purchase tickets here: https://bit.ly/3zv00xj 🎶🧜‍♀️

Join us for our musical production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” next Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at Scoville Park. Purchase tickets here: https://bit.ly/3zv00xj 🎶🧜‍♀️

Join us at Pleasant Home during the first week of August for Snapology Favorites! Learn the basic science behind slimy p...
07/26/2021

Join us at Pleasant Home during the first week of August for Snapology Favorites! Learn the basic science behind slimy polymers, make customized fidget spinners, and play escape Snapology using clues, puzzles, riddles and contraptions before you finish up with a day full of robotics. This class has been reduced to just $156 for the week. That's over $100 in savings! Register here: https://bit.ly/36RhyXY

Join us at Pleasant Home during the first week of August for Snapology Favorites! Learn the basic science behind slimy polymers, make customized fidget spinners, and play escape Snapology using clues, puzzles, riddles and contraptions before you finish up with a day full of robotics. This class has been reduced to just $156 for the week. That's over $100 in savings! Register here: https://bit.ly/36RhyXY

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218 Madison St (Administrative Offices Only)
Oak Park, IL
60302

General information

The Park District of Oak Park now has two registration hubs to serve our community! Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex (RCRC) 415 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302 P: (708) 725-2300 F: (708) 848-9682 M - F: 8:30am-7pm Sa, Su: 9am-5pm GRC 21 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302 P: (708) 725-2200 M - F: 8:30am - 7pm Sa: 8:30am - 5pm Su: 9am - 3pm **Please note registration is no longer available at the Administrative Center at 218 Madison!** Visit www.pdop.org for more information on the Park District of Oak Park. SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES - MODERATION OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT The purpose of this page is to present matters of public interest concerning the Park District of Oak Park’s programs, activities, events, news and photos. Please note that this page is not monitored 24 hours a day. Opinions expressed by other Facebook members do not reflect the opinions or policies of the Park District. This social media site serves as a limited public forum and all content published is subject to monitoring. User-generated posts will be rejected or removed when the content of a post: • is off-subject, inaccurate or out of context • contains obscene material or language • contains personal identifying information or sensitive personal information • contains offensive terms that target protected classes • is threatening, harassing, or discriminatory • incites or promotes violence or illegal activities • contains information that reasonably could compromise individual or public safety • advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual • promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates • Infringes on any copyright or trademark PUBLIC RECORDS LAW District social media sites are subject to applicable public records laws. Any content maintained in a social media format related to district business, including communication posted by the District and communication received from citizens, is a public record. The department maintaining the site is responsible for responding completely and accurately to any public records request for social media content. ABOUT OUR LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM: Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth! The sale and subsequent renewals of each Park District Youth License Plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition. Get more info here: http://www.ilparks.org/?page=pd_license_plate

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(708) 725-2000

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The mission of the Park District of Oak Park states “In partnership with the community, we enrich lives by providing meaningful experiences through parks, programs and facilities.” Since 1912, the Park District of Oak Park has provided park and recreation experiences to the citizens of Oak Park and in doing so, has made and continues to make a positive impact on our community. Our Park and Recreation services make significant contributions to the physical and mental health of our residents, the quality of the environment here in Oak Park and the economic growth of our community.

The Park District owns and operates 24 facilities that occupy 84 acres of parkland within the Village including: • 7 neighborhood recreation centers • 18 parks including the unique urban forest Austin Gardens and our village green Scoville Park • Dole Center – this historic building houses Park District fitness and martial arts classes and many cultural arts programs and is also home to the Dole Library, a branch of the Oak Park Public Library system. • 3 historic properties (Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home, and the Oak Park Conservatory) • 2 outdoor swimming pools (Rehm and Ridgeland Common) • 1 indoor, year-round ice rink (Paul Hruby Ice Arena at Ridgeland Common) • 1 Gymnastics and Recreation Center • 1 Environmental Education Center in Austin Gardens • 6 special facilities including Stevenson Park Active Sport Area featuring basketball courts and skate park, Longfellow Park basketball courts, Barrie Park sports court, Rehm Trains, The Cubhouse preschool play area, and the Hedges Administrative Center.

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Is Rehm Playground still on track to open on Sept 1? Thanks!
I found these glasses at Scoville park, Tuesday August 3rd.
Any reasoning behind cutting the pool hours so drastically the week of August 16? That's a real summer bummer!
Berwyn and Forest Park have community gardens. Do we have anything like that here in Oak Park? This would be a wonderful way to provide our apartment/condo dwellers the ability to grow fresh food. Is there space that could be used for this?
Super moon watching at Barry Park. Camera can't come close to the real thing.
Please consider requiring masks for summer camps. Kids as a whole have handled mask-wearing so well, and it's such a simple protection strategy while children are still unvaccinated and new variants are circulating. Thanks!
Go big and stay home! #pdopsnowman
Post race faces! Beautiful tree morning for a run. 🍂🌲🍁🌾🙂 #franklloydwrightraces
Are there any pickup basketball leagues in oak park? I am 30, and active, just looking for any free pickup games that people do. Ultimate frisbee, basketball, etc. Message me if you know of any.
Question about this years' FLW race: It says the route will be e-mailed. Can you complete it any day and does that mean you have to stop at all the intersections? I'd love to participate but would like a little more info before registering. Thank you!
Since OP is in Phase 4, can someone please tell me the rules for using the basketball court at Longfellow? How many people allowed? Should there be contact play? What are the hours? Are there any employees on site while the hoop is up? Thank you!
All of the trees and branches that were cut down last Thursday are still sitting in front of the dog park on Scoville. In fact, 3 times I had to let them in to the park to gain access and remove the cut down trees and branches. They said they had no communication from the park district. When will these be removed?