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Registration Information


Online Registration

Register from home, work, or even vacation by using online registration. Create your online account today!

Register Online

Bring It In

Fill out the registration form on the following page, then visit a park-district facility (except for the Administrative Building, and Stony Creek) to complete the process.

Mail It In

Complete the registration form, and mail it to one of the park facilities (excluding the Administrative Building). Remember to include proof of residency (if you are a resident) and make checks payable to the Oak Lawn Park District.


Fax It In

Faxed registrations are accepted on a limited basis at all facilities, except for Stony Creek and the Administrative Building. A faxed form does not guarantee registration. A fax is date- and time-stamped and processed according to regular procedure. Faxes are not accepted during priority registration periods, prior to or on the first day of resident registration or on the day of trip registration. Faxes must include proof of residency, a credit-card number, expiration date, three digit code on back of card, and card type in order to be processed. The park district is not responsible for faxed forms that are received incomplete. Faxed forms cannot be accepted for adult athletic leagues.

Impact of the $15 Minimum Wage Act

Please be aware that our philosophy is to keep our programs and facilities as affordable as possible.  However, in February of this year, the State of Illinois increased the $8.25 minimum wage to $15 by 2025.  This is an 82% increase. This unfunded mandate will impact the Oak Lawn Park District drastically since we hire over 400 seasonal employees annually at less than $15 per hour.  Most of these employees are high school and college students from Oak Lawn. 

Unfortunately this law will require us to increase our program fees and cut program offerings in order to maintain our budget. If each of those employees had only $1 added to their hourly rate, the District would incur an additional $122,000 in wages in 2020. By 2025, the District will incur an additional $691,000 in payroll expense annually plus $53,000 in payroll taxes. 

Refund Information

Refunds are given to program registrants under the following specific policy guidelines as approved by the Board of Park Commissioners. This policy applies to all programs offered by the Oak Lawn Park District or in any way were sponsored by the Park District.

Refunds are issued in check form to all registrants who paid the fee by check, cash or money order. A credit is issued for fees paid by credit card. Refund checks are always issued in the name of the program registrant regardless of who initially paid the fee.

The Oak Lawn Park District guarantees that you will be satisfied with the recreation classes, programs and services in which you participate. If you are not completely satisfied, tell us and we will arrange for one of the following: repeat the class at no charge, receive full credit that can be applied to any other program, or receive a refund (less 10% for handling fees)

Pro-rated refunds may be issued when accompanied by a written medical excuse from a physician provided the class session has not passed the halfway point. A service charge will be deducted.

Please allow at least two weeks for a refund. A signed refund request form must be completed before a refund can be issued. Refund forms can be obtained from any facility. Filling out a refund form does not guarantee a refund. All refunds need supervisor approval. There will be a 10% service charge on all refunds. If the Park District cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all participants.

Satisfaction Guarantee does not apply to Trips, Golf Course and Driving Range fees, adult sport leagues, food and beverage, or tickets to entertainment and sporting events, contracted programs or unless otherwise specified. All refunds must be applied for in person at the specified Park District facilities.

Refunds will not be given for season passes.

Download our refund form


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