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Upcoming Park District Activities

Philips Park Construction

Construction is underway at Philips Park (53rd & Alexander Ave.)! When the park reopens in spring of 2016, it will feature a brand new playground, renovated walking paths, a gathering/picnic area, led security lighting, and a small spray area.


Winter Registration:
Monday, November 2
Monday, November 16
Visit to register online or to see the full program guide!
Sunday, November 29th - Saturday, December 5th
We want to show our customers how much we appreciate them by offering different specials throughout our designated Customer Appreciation Week. 
This means YOU! Stop by one of the participating facilities: 
Community Pavilion, Oak View Center, Ice Arena, Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, and Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets so we can show you our appreciation! Please check our website's Calendar (Click HERE) for facility offerings and dates of specials.
The Oak Lawn Park District is considering renovating the old bathhouse at Memorial Park into an all-day Child Care facility for newborns through 3.  Please take 10 seconds to complete this one question survey and to share your opinion. Thank you! 
WE NEED YOUR INPUT! A "Community Garden" is any land gardened by a group of people. Some gardens help provide fresh produce to the area's food shelters and soup kitchens, while others feature allotments for members to garden individual plots.
The purpose of this survey is to identify interest in establishing and maintaining a community garden in the Oak Lawn Park District as this endeavor will only be successful if it is fully embraced and supported by the community. 
Please take about 2 minutes to complete the following survey:
We appreciate it!
Fish Fry at Stony Creek 
Beginning Friday, November 6th
Youth Basketball Leagues
basketball_wood_floor.jpgSign up now for the Oak Lawn Park District Youth Basketball Leagues at the Community Pavilion!!! These co-ed leagues begin in December for ages 5-8 yr olds, Kindergarten-3rd Grade. $10 off Early Bird Registration will be held until Nov. 6. Registration deadline and requests to be with another player will be accepted through November 13. Check out our website or call (708) 857-2420 for more information. Find a detailed flyer HERE.
World Invite Hockey Tournament at the Ice Arena
Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7
High school age, AAA level games, from 7:30 am - 10 pm. Admission is free.
Theatre Performance of "Smokey Joe's Café"
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Theatre production of "Smokey Joe's Café".
            The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Friday, November 13th and Friday, November 20th at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 14th and Saturday, November 21st at 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 15th, and Sunday, November 22ndat 3:00pm.
            Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for seniors (60 and over) and children (12 and under). Tickets are available at the Oak View Center or can be purchased by phone at 708-857-2200. 
            For more information please call 708-857-2200.
Turkey Shoot 4 Player Scramble
Open to all golfers looking to have fun! 
Please join us for our annual Turkey Shoot. The entry fee covers green fee, cart fee, lunch, and prizes. Sign up as a team or we'll pair you with other contestants.  
Location:  Stony Creek Golf Course
Day/Date: Saturday, November 14
Time:  9:00am Shotgun
Fee: $35.00 per player covers green fees, cart fees, lunch, and prizes.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Entry Forms and Fee must be received at Stony Creek by Wednesday, November 11th, at 5:00pm. 
21st Annual Turkey Shoot (Age: 4 & up)
Parents and kids will win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at our Annual Turkey Shoot. Teams will be made up of one parent 
and one child and will be grouped by the child's age. Parents may compete with more than one child. Each teammember will get 10 free throws. The teams that make the most shots will win in each division. Raffle prizes for all children. All ages are welcome. Register in advance. The younger children will use mini-basketballs and nets.
Location: Community Pavilion
Code            Days          Date         Time                    Res/NR
216101-00     Su            11/15       11:00A-1:00P    FREE/$5

Family Fun Event (Customer Appreciation Event)
Sunday, November 29
1:00-3:30 pm
$2.00 admission and Free Skate Rental while supplies lasticeskate-blade.jpg
This annual event includes family Open Skate, music provided by our DJ, performances by competitive skaters, assistance for new skaters in our Beginner Area, and discounts on upcoming programs. Come early as this has become a very popular family event!

A Christmas Story Show/Lunch (Age: All)
Who will ever forget Hammond Indiana native Jean Shepherd's charming film about Ralphie's quest for the Red Ryder BB gun that long ago Christmas? This is sure to be a true audience crowd pleaser. The department store slide with Santa, the leg lamp, the turkey stealing dogs, the easily thwarted bullies, and the poor kid whose tongue gets frozen to a flagpole, all of these scenes will come alive! A Christmas Story is a Christmas Must!! Lunch menu will be Chicken Rice Soup, Duchess Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, entrée choice, Roast Sirloin of Beef, or Roast Turkey Breast, Carrot Cake and beverage. 
Location: Oak View Center
Code                 Day         Dates                     Time          Res/NR
222020-2            Tu        12/01             11:30A-5:00P      $73/$83
Lambs Farm Craft Show (Age: 16 & up)
We enjoyed this one last year, so let's go again! Located at Arlington Park Racetrack we will enjoy 500 booths of gifts and crafts. Lunch is on your own or hit the newest restaurant Mr. D's. Welcome to bring a bag lunch, or snacks, water. Wear comfortable shoes.  The do have an eating area. 
Location: Community Pavilion
Code                 Day         Dates                     Time          Res/NR
222021-3             F          12/04             10:30A-4:30P     $35/$45
Theatre Performance of "Believe in Your Elf"



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Facilities & Parks

...the Park District currently  operates:

2 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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