• Announcement: All Oak Lawn Park District programming has been cancelled until further notice. All facilities are closed to the general public. Please monitor our 'Shutdown Central' page for all virus related updates
Effective immediately, all Oak Lawn Park District programming has been suspended, and all Park District facilities and playgrounds have been closed. Our Maintenance Dept. will continue to provide essential services such as park cleaning and garbage removal.

In addition to District programming and Facilities, all Oak Lawn Park District playgrounds are closed as mandated by Governor Pritzker.  Our parks are open for social distancing activities (maintaining 6 feet between people and not playing in groups) such as walking, running, and bike riding. To encourage social distancing, tennis courts, basketball courts, the Skate Park, the Dog Park , and Stony Creek Golf Course are all closed until further notice. 

You should know that, even though we're shut down,  most of our full time employees are currently working from home and are available via email.  If you have a question or concern regarding Oak Lawn Park District facility and program updates please visit our staff contact page to get in touch with the appropriate supervisor.

We will continue to look for innovative and creative ways to keep our residents fit, active, and healthy during this difficult time. Please keep an eye on this page, or one of our social media avenues, to keep updated.

Good health!

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Refunds

Currently, all refunds are being applied as household credits for future use, unless the patron specifically requests otherwise. Refund requests specifically related to the Corona Virus shutdown will not be charged the standard 10% processing fee.


Using Parks & Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) prepared the following statement in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of March 23, 2020, more than 900* organizations have signed on to voice support.

Concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation. As organizations that support the power of parks and open spaces as essential resources for health and wellness, we understand that people may have questions and concerns about visiting their local parks, trails or open spaces at this time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognize that social distancing may take a toll on our mental health, especially during high-stress and anxiety-producing global public health emergencies. We also know that parks provide a connection to the outdoors and green space as well as opportunities for physical activity which studies demonstrate reduces stress and improves mental health.

We believe that many parks, trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. In all instances, we recommend people follow local, state and national ordinances and guidelines regarding the use of these spaces and recognize that these vary from community to community.

In places where there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, trails and open spaces, we encourage all users to follow these recommendations:


* Refrain from using parks or trails if they are exhibiting symptoms.
* Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
* Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
* While on trails, warn other users of their presence and as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
*Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
*Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
*Consult their local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations on park and trail use.
We encourage local jurisdictions to keep parks, trails and open spaces accessible as long as it is safe to do so.

Our local parks, trails and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, these places are needed now more than ever. Our nation’s park and recreation professionals are working hard to maintain these spaces and keep them safe, accessible and benefiting our communities during these challenging times. Let us all do our part to use them in a way that respects each other and public health guidance. 
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