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Upcoming Park District Activities

 
 

 Spring 2015 Registration & Program Guide

Resident Registration:
Monday, February 9
Non-Resident Registration:
Monday, February 23
 
Program Guides have been delivered to Oak Lawn Residents. If you have not received yours, please contact 708-857-2225 as soon as possible, to be put on a re-delivery list.
Please note that there have been a handful of changes to the Spring Guide. You can find those editsHERE.
 
Use our online registration option at www.olparks.com.


CONTEST
 
The Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena has an opportunity to win a Grand Prize of $150,000 towards rink renovations and the opportunity to host an NHL preseason game.
 
We need YOUR HELP. 
We are asking you to visit the following website:
www.krafthockeyville.com/ and submit a brief story on why Oak Lawn Ice Arena is your favorite rink!
Please check out this FLYER for more information.
 

OSLAD GRANT PUBLIC MEETING
WE NEED COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
regarding park renovations at
 Dillon Park (101st & Oak Center Dr.)
6:00PM, Wednesday, March 11, at  Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103rd St.  
Any questions, contact 708-857-2201. 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE  
FUN UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

 

* NEW* Art, Bottles & Corks (Adult painting parties) 
Fridays starting 1/30 thru 3/27

Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets (5850 W. 103rd St.)
7:00 - 9:30pm
$40 per person, per class.

 
It's easy as ABC! Paint, eat and drink the night way. Our paintings are simple and fun; absolutely no exp. required. We supply the 16 x 20 canvas, paints, brushes and easels, all you need to bring is a friend.  Come early and take advantage of the special party room menu, then join in the fun! One complimentary glass of wine or domestic beer is included.Check out the paintings at www.artwithlaurie.weebly.com
Space is limited! Call 708-857-2433 and reserve your spot today!

   

Valentine Family Skate Event

Want to share your love for the ice with a loved-one? Come out to the Ice Arena's Valentine Family Skate Event on Sunday, February 8, from 2:00-3:15pm. 

Enjoy a "sweet" afternoon of skating, a visit from everyone's favorite snowman, raffles and music provided by DJ Joe La Duke.                 

The Ice Arena is located at 9320 S. Kenton Avenue. The fee for this event is $6.00 for admission and $3.00 for Skate Rental.
For more information, please contact 708-857-5173.


 

Oak Lawn Community Theatre

TEEN SHOW:

Purchase your ticket today for the upcoming  

Bye Bye Birdie Teen Show!

More information can be found by clicking on the link below:

FLYER: Bye Bye Birdie Teen Show 


 

 STONY CREEK EVENTS 

Fish Fry Fridays at Stony Creek                                                           

Make Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103rd St in Oak Lawn, your Friday night hot-spot for dinner with open seating from 5:00-8:00pm, February 13 through April 3, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat, delicious buffet of beer battered cod, corn, wild rice, salad, rolls and dessert along with coffee and hot tea.

The cost is $12.50 for adults and $8 for children, ages 10 and under.           

A cash bar is available. Tax and gratuity are not included in price.    

 

Valentine's Day with Chuck Martin and Indigo Jazz 5 Band 

 Bring your special someone to the Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103rd St., on Saturday,  February 14, to listen to the sweet sound of jazz by Chuck Martin and Indigo Jazz 5 Band.

 Enjoy a relaxing night close to home. Join us from 7:00-9:00pm. Doors open at  6:30pm. A cash bar is available. Must be ages 21 or older.

The fee is $15 and includes admission and one domestic beer/wine. Appetizers available for purchase.

           

Coco and Fancy Duo at Stony Creek                                   

Join the Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103rd St., on
Saturday, February 21, from 7:00-9:00PM, for a special encore appearance by the Coco and Fancy Duo.

Kathy Holahan Oliva and Gil Oliva, an acoustic and semi-electric duo, will bring you back to the time when "live" music was the best ever! Performing songs from Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Lyle Lovett, Harry Chapin, Crosby-Stills and Nash, Indigo Girls and much, much more.

Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a night out with your friends! Cash Bar. Must be 21 or older.      

The fee is $15 and includes admission and food/beverage voucher up to $6.                                                                                         

To make reservations for any Stony Creek events, please contact 708-857-2433. Visit Stony Creek online at www.golfstonycreek.com and "Like" Stony Creek Golf & Banquet Complex on Facebook.

 

TRIPS          

     

Flower & Garden Show & Luncheon Cruise
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18, from 10:30am - 5:30pm, as you join the Oak Lawn Park District for an adventure at Navy Pier.

First, enjoy a cruise on the Spirit of Chicago with a two-hour all you can eat buffet, great music and a garden demonstration.  

 

Once the Spirit of Chicago is docked, head inside to view the lovely themed gardens, receive garden tips, and attend seminars at the Flower & Garden show or feel free to shop at the many stores available at Navy Pier.   

 

Fee for residents is $88 and $98 for non-residents. The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 18.

 

Balmoral Racetrack Harness  

Place your bet! Join the Oak Lawn Park District on Saturday, April 11, from 5:00pm - 12:00am, for a fun evening at Balmoral Racetrack Harness.  

 

Start the evening out with a two-hour deluxe all you can eat buffet including carving station, pasta station, chicken, fish, soup, salad and more. A three-hour all you can drink package, including beer, wine and soft drinks is also available.  

 

Participants must be 18 years or older with a valid ID. Minimum bet is $2.00. Fee for residents is $60 and $70 for non-residents. The deadline to register is Friday, April 3.

 

For more information or to register for either or both trips, please contact 708-857-2200.



 

CENTRAL POOL AND CENTENNIAL AQUATIC CENTER MEMBERSHIPS GO ON SALE MARCH 2, 2015!

 

 

 


 

Commissioner Andersen

 

Congratulations to Commissioner and Board Secretary, Donald Andersen, on his appointment as the Chairman of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board of Trustees. 
Don has been a Commissioner of the Oak Lawn Park District since 1977.
The staff at the Oak Lawn Park District appreciates all the work Don does for the agency and for the parks and recreation field.

DID YOU KNOW...

Facilities & Parks

...the Park District currently  operates:

2 swimming pools (Central Pool & Centennial Aquatic Center)
1 splash pad at Centennial Aquatic Center

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. The Pavilion is currently under construction for an expansion project.

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 32 parks and facilities owned and operated by the Oak Lawn Park District which cover around 300 acres.

...We maintain 20 parks, 14 tot lots, 19 baseball fields, 6 picnic areas, 6 sand volleyball courts, 7 soccer fields, 16 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 www.golfstonycreek.com.

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

SERVICES

...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.

...The Park District manages a Special Recreation Cooperative Agreement offering recreational programs and services to individuals with disabilities in 8 municipalities

…The Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies 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 7 concerts and 6 movies on the Village Green each summer.

EMPLOYMENT

...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.

GENERAL

...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 9/3