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Upcoming Park District Activities


Oak Lawn Park District Collecting Treats for Troops
The Oak Lawn Park District's Ice Arena will hold its 6th Annual Treats for Troops 
collection throughout the month of October. Participants of the Ice Arena's Rising Stars Skating School, run by Program Supervisor Mary Hensley, will decorate treat bags and collect Halloween candy to be sent to the troops. The public is also encouraged to participate by dropping off bags of candy to the Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave, by Friday, November 4th.
An opportunity to decorate treat bags and collect for the troops will also be available at the Park District's Spookview event at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Saturday, October 22nd, from 1:00-5:00pm.
All candy collected will be sent to the Park District's Veterans Care Package Coordinator, Miss Jackie Connelly, who has been collecting and packaging goodies for distribution to the troops for over 9 years.  
Last year over 500 pounds of treats were collected.
"We are proud to do our share in honoring our troops who have sacrificed so much for our freedom", says Mary Hensley.  "We want to thank all those who have participated in this event throughout the years and making it such a huge success."
 For more information on donating to the troops, please contact 708-857-2200.

The Splash Pad and Spray Pads have closed for the year.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events you won't want to miss!

Stony Creek Restaurant Specials
The Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St., is excited to announce their new specials!
  • Monday is a Golf for Gold Special that includes18-holes of golf with cart, a brat, and one beer for $30. 
  • Tuesday is a Chili Dog Special for $3.25 (with fries $3.75). 
  • Wednesday is aFive Dollar Burger Special for $5. 
  • Friday is a Fish Sandwich Special for $5.25 (with fries $5.75).
  • Saturday is a Brat with Grilled Onions Special for $3.75 (with fries $4.25).
Stony Creek Football Game Day Specials are available. 
Click HERE for the flyer.

Also check out Stony Creek Golf Course's 4-Person Oktoberfest Golf Scramble. 
Click HERE for the flyer.
StoryWalk Fall Book and Craft Project (For a flyer click HERE 
Autumn is almost here! Join the Oak Lawn Public Library and the Oak Lawn Park District on Monday, October 10th, from 11:00am-12:00pm, to enjoy the new Fall book, "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves." by Julia Rawlinson along with an arts and crafts project.  This FREE event will be held at Lake Shore Park.,  9610 E. Shore Dr.  
 Register online through the Library or the Park District to be guaranteed a craft. The Park District registration code is 216401-1.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
Phillips Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
October 17th at 5:30pm
Phillips renovations included: new playground equipment, mini spray pad, central seating plaza, new landscaping and drinking fountain.

Oak Lawn Park District's Annual Spookview Event - (For a flyer click HERE)
The Oak Lawn Park District's annual, family-friendly Spookview event is lurking right around the corner!  Join in all the festivities geared for children ages 2 - 12 on Saturday, October 22nd, from 1:00-5:00pm, at the Oak View Center located at 4625 W. 110th St.
Children may come dressed in costume and participate in the parade at 1:00pm sharp. Please meet in the main lobby.
After the parade, the fun will continue with spooky activities that include an interactive maze, ghoulish games, eerie crafts, black light game room, inflatable's, spooky tattoos, magic, dance performances from our very own "IndepenDance" Dance Team, and more!
Purchase an all-inclusive wristband for the first child at a price of $10 and $5 for each additional child (some activity restrictions may apply with wristband. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted).  Concessions will be available with cash only.            
Children should bring their own trick-or-treat containers or bags to hold prizes/treats. Parking is available in the West lot, off of Kilpatrick, or on Kilpatrick and 110th St.

Want to volunteer at Spookview? Individuals must be 13 years of age or older. For more volunteering information, please contact Chris Tiesch at 708-857-2200 by Friday, October 7th.
For more information on Spookview, please call 708-857-2200.
New! Costumes, Pumpkins, and Candy, Oh My!
Join the Oak Lawn Park District at Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th and Laramie, on Friday, October 28th, from 5:00-8:00pm, for a new event; Costumes, Pumpkins, and Candy, Oh My! Carve some fun into fall with a day of pumpkin carving, jack-o'-lanterns, and treats. Once complete, enjoy s 'mores by the campfire!
The fee for residents is $8 and the fee for non-residents is $10. Limited number of pumpkins supplied. Please register early.
For more information or to register, please call 708-857-2200.
Halloween DJ Night
Celebrate Halloween early with some indoor fun at the Oak Lawn Park District's Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave., on Friday, October 28th, from 9:00-10:30pm.
Our DJ will provide ghoulish music and there will be treats for all!
$9.00 admission and $3.00 skate rental
For more information please contact 708-857-5173.
Super Hero/Costume Skate
Celebrate Halloween with some indoor fun at the Oak Lawn Park District's Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave., on Sunday, October 30th, from 1:00-2:30pm.
Bring the whole family and show off your costumes while enjoying some spooky music provided by our DJ. Everyone will receive treats!
$7.00 admission and $3.00 skate rental
For more information please contact 708-857-5173.

Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of "Phantom" 
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of "Phantom."
The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Friday, November 11th and Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 12 and Saturday, November 19 at8:00pm, and Sunday, November 13 and Sunday, November 20 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for seniors (60 and older) and children (12 and under).
Phantom, by Maury Yeston, is a musical that tells the story of Eric, a young man who was born disfigured and grows up to be the Phantom of the Paris Opera House. His love of music affects all who encounter him, including a young soprano name Christine. It's a story about love, family and the realities of being unique.
Tickets are available at the Oak View Center, by phone at 
708-857-2200, or online at
For more information please call 708-857-2200.

Oak Lawn Park District's 22nd Annual Turkey Shoot
The Oak Lawn Park District will host its 22nd Annual Turkey Shoot on Sunday, November 13, at the Community Pavilion located at 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. This family-friendly event will take place from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Each participating team will receive 10 free throws for a chance to win a turkey to gobble up for Thanksgiving dinner. Teams will consist of one parent and child, ages 4 and up, and be divided into appropriate age groups. The team who makes the most shots in each division will win.
Mini-basketballs and nets will be available for younger children. There will be raffle prizes for all children. Parents may compete with more than one child.
This event is free for residents. The fee for non-residents is $6. Please register in advance at The registration code is 216101-00.
For more information, please contact 708-857-2420.

Christmas Lights Tour 2016 
Join the Oak Lawn Park District, as Starlight Tours will take participants to Downtown Chicago to see the beautiful Christmas light displays on Tuesday, December 6th, from 4:00-10:00pm. The first stop will be at the Planetarium Overlook for a panoramic view of the beautiful city. Participants will then travel along Lake Shore Drive, head over to Lincoln Park, North Michigan Avenue, and have a one hour stop at Millennium Park to view the city Christmas Tree, the skating rink and the Bean. The final stop will be the German Christkindl Market at Daley Plaza. Dress for the weather!!
Meet at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Departure is at 4:00pm and return time is 10:00pm.
The fee for residents is $45 and the fee for non-residents is $55.  Must be ages 13 and up.
For more information, please contact 708-857-2200.

Service Spotlight
2016-2017 Winter Program Guides will be delivered the week of October 18th.
Resident Registration begins Monday, October 31st.
Non-Resident Registration begins Monday, November 14th.
Sign up now for Fall classes/programs at

...the Park District currently  operates:

swimming pools (Central Pool & Centennial Pool)

1 splash pad at Centennial Pool, 1 splash pad at Memorial Park

1 indoor, year-round ice arena

1 community pavilion with weight room/exercise equipment, 4 indoor basketball courts, 4 volleyball courts,
and has an 1/8 of a mile indoor walking/running track.

1 Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center equipped with 5 courts for tennis, 4 racquet/wallyball courts, 2 party rooms,
baseball hitting & pitching lessons, fitness center, and a gymnastics center

1 golf course, 18-hole, adjacent to a driving range and miniature golf course and clubhouse which seats 100.
They also have a golf simulator.

1 recreation center (Oak View Center)

There is a combination of 34 parks and facilities owned and operated by the Oak Lawn Park District
which cover around 280 acres.

We maintain 22 parks, 6 tot lots, 16 playgrounds, 18 baseball fields, 7 picnic areas, 7 sand volleyball courts,
5 soccer fields, 18 outdoor basketball courts, 1 bike path, and 1 museum.

The 3 enterprise funds are the Ice Arena, Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastic Center, and Stony Creek Golf Course.
The Pavilion is part of the recreation fund. Other Park District buildings include an Administrative Center; the
Oak View Recreation Center, which houses staff and recreation programs; Menard Activity Center for programs
and rentals; Dream Center, the home to many of our special recreation programs; Little White School House
located in Lake Shore Park used for recreation programs; and the Maintenance business office and garage.

Our 3 natural areas are: Chicago Ridge Prairie located at 105th and Menard, Wolfe Wildlife Refuge located at
109th & Laramie and Lewandowski Arboretum located at 87th St. and 49th Court. Wolfe Wildlife features a walking/jogging/bicycle paths, wetlands and nature studies. Chicago Ridge Prairie is a limestone prairie and
features a nature walk, educational gazebo, and is home to the little white lady slipper orchid which is only
found in 2 other spots in Illinois.

The Cultural Arts Department of the Park District has a theatre program which offer 6 plays each year.

Largest park is Wolfe Wildlife at 45 acres.

...The only facility where alcohol is served is the golf course.

...Stony Creek has their own website at

...The surface of the Ice Arena is larger than that of the United Center where the Chicago Blackhawks play.


The Park District offers a myriad of recreational programs and services to the 55,000 + residents of Oak Lawn, from
tiny tots to senior citizens.

Four times a year the Park District delivers a program guide describing its programs and special events to all the
residents in Oak Lawn. Program Guides are no longer delivered through the United States Postal Office.
Program Guides will be hung on the doorknobs of each Oak Lawn residents home using Door-to-Door Delivery.

The Park District manages a Special Recreation Cooperative Agreement offering recreational programs and services to individuals with disabilities in 9 municipalities.

The Salute to Health program is designed for veterans with disabilities and includes a year-long membership
to the Oak Lawn Pavilion for the veteran and a guest of their choice. It also includes personal training sessions
and monthly socials open to the veterans and their families.

We partner with the Village of Oak Lawn to provide FREE concerts and movies on the
Village Green each summer.


...The Park District employs a staff of 54 full time and 312 part time employees. There are   approximately 238 seasonal employees, which fluctuates with the season.

...We employ approximately 200 teens throughout the year, particularly during the summer months.


...The Oak Lawn Park District is a municipal corporation and is not part of the Village. We are our own taxing body.

...The Oak Lawn Park District operates under the state tax cap.

...We have received over $4,151,000 dollars of grant money in the past 3 years.

...The Oak Lawn Park District’s operating budget for 2013/14 is $10.0 million. Capital projects budget   and debt service is $10 million. The fiscal year of the District runs from May 1st to April 30th.

…The Park District has 13 different Facebook pages that you can follow. The pages include General, Special Recreation, Gymnastics, Ice Arena, Nature Program, Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center,  Stony Creek Golf and Banquet Complex, Community Pavilion, Gotta Get Gardening, Aquatics, Bailey’s Crossing, and Preschool Playtime.

Facility Phone numbers at a glance:

Administrative Building -708-857-2225,
Community Pavilion - 708-857-2420,
Ice Arena - 708-857-5173
Maintenance Building - 708-857-2201,
Oak View Center - 708-857-2200,
Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastic Center - 708-857-2215,
Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets - 708-857-2433.

Updated 7/2/15

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