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Upcoming Park District Activities

 

 
 
 
You could win a $50 Visa Gift Card!
 
 
Please take five minutes to complete the Oak Lawn Park District's Marketing & PR Needs Assessment Survey at the following link:
 
 
Enter your name and number, complete the survey, and receive an entry to WIN a
$50 Visa Gift Card!
 
Results will be used as a guide to help the Communications Department set goals and objectives, and to update the current Community Relations, Marketing & Public Relations Plan. Your opinion is very valuable and we appreciate it!
 
This survey will be available until Monday, May 14th. Winner will be announced in June.
 
Thank you in advance!
 
-Oak Lawn Park District Communications Department


Oak Lawn Park District 2018 Summer Registration
The Oak Lawn Park District's 2018 Summer Program Guide will be delivered to Oak Lawn residents the week of April 16thResident registration begins Monday, April 30th. Non-resident registration begins Monday, May 14th.
This guide not only contains all of the Park District's seasonal programs, events, and services, but also includes a wide-range of camps.
A digital copy of the program guide along with online registration will be available at www.olparks.com.
For more information, please call 708-857-2225.

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Oak Lawn Park District Dillon Park Renovations   
  
The Oak Lawn Park District's Dillon Park located at 101st St. & Oak Center Dr., is currently under renovation.
Amenities will include a 75' zip line, hillside slide & climber, tri-runner swing, two water spray features, alta inclusive glider, half-court basketball, small shade structure, new playground structure, new asphalt walking paths, new pathway, and security lighting.
Construction will take between three to four months to complete.
For more information, please call 708-857-2201.
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Oak Lawn Park District Pool Memberships Sale
The Oak Lawn Park District is already thinking about Summer fun!
Pool membership for Central Pool, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., and Centennial Aquatic Center, 94th & Nashville, are on sale.
If you use our facilities often, a pool membership is your answer. Membership grants you admission to both pools during Open Swim sessions.
For more information, including fees, please visit www.olparks.com or call
708-857-2225.
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Summer Camps at the Oak Lawn Park District

The Oak Lawn Park District offers a variety of Summer Camps. There is something for everyone.
Choose from Day Camp, Sports Camp, Special Recreation Camp, and Specialty Camps such as swim, tennis, golf, dance and gymnastics, tumbling, soccer, art, drama, basketball, nature, theatre, art, chess, and more!
Dates, times, locations, and fees vary with each camp.
To view detailed camp information, please visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2225. All camps will be available in the Summer 2018 Program Guide that will be delivered to households the week of April 16th.
For more information, please call 708-857-2225.
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Oak Lawn Park District's NEW 4th of July Event

The Oak Lawn Park District's 4th of July event has a new look and new location this year! 

We would like to introduce the Oak Lawn Park District's 4th of July Party in the Park event. Please find new information below. 
Be on the lookout for more information to come!


 
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events you won't want to miss!
 
FREE Baseball Competitions at the Oak Lawn Park District
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Learn how to play like the professionals at the Oak Lawn Park District's Pitch, Hit & Run event and/or the Jr. Homerun Derby events on Saturday, May 12th.
Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, and is geared for youngsters ages 7-14. The competition will be from 11:00am-1:00pm, with the overall champions advancing to sectionals and possibly competing at a Major League Ballpark in June.
Jr. Homerun Derby is for ages 12 - 14 and will run after the Pitch, Hit, and Run event from 1:30-3:00P
Both events are free and emphasize the fun element of baseball competition. Events take place at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver prior to the start of the competition.
For additional information, please contact Debbie Scholl at 708-857-2420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oak Lawn Park District's FREE Kids To Parks Day
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Celebrate National Bike Month and Kids to Parks Day with the Oak Lawn Park District!
Bring the whole family out to our FREE Family Bike Ride at Little Wolfe, 107th & Laramie, from 1:00-3:00P, on Saturday, May 19th.
Ride your bicycle and wear your helmet to compete in bike rodeo activities.
Music, sports, recreation equipment and raffles are available for all to enjoy! 
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 
 
Oak Lawn Park District Starved Rock Family Hike & Lunch Trip
Take in the fresh, Spring air as the Oak Lawn Park District heads
to Starved Rock on Saturday, May 19th, for a Family Hike & Lunch trip.
Join us for the National Day of Outdoor Play as we take a guided hike from the Lodge to LaSalle Canyon, where hikers will stop for lunch. After lunch, the hike will continue to Eagle Cliff and Lover's Leap. The tour will conclude back at the Lodge. Hikers will travel approximately 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous due to uneven terrain and many stairs. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.
Lunch includes your choice of a turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, freshly baked granola bars, piece of fruit, and a bottle of water. Restrooms are not available along this hike. All children must be accompanied by an adult.                  
Participants will be picked up at 9:00am and dropped off at 5:00pm at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. Fee for residents is $45 and $60 for non-residents.                             
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.

 
Oak Lawn Park District Memorial Day Four-Person Golf Scramble
Register today for the Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Golf Course's Memorial Day Golf Scramble. Grab your clubs for a 7:30am shotgun start on Monday, May 28.
This is a four-person scramble open to all golfers looking to have fun! The fee is $45 per player and includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, lunch, and prizes.
The entry deadline is Friday, May 25th.
Stony Creek Golf Course is located at 5850 W. 103rd Street.
For more information, please contact 708-857-2433.


Free Summer Concerts & Movies in Oak Lawn
The Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn presents free summer concerts and movies on the Village Green, 95th St. & 52nd Ave., in June, July and August.
The first concert is scheduled for Sunday, June 3rd, and the first movi
e is scheduled for Friday, June 22nd. All six concerts are on Sunday, beginning at 7:00pm, and all three movies are on Friday beginning at dusk.
For a full listing of concerts and movies, please check out the Summer 2018 Program Guide at www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2200.
 

Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of "A Chorus Line"
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre's production of "A Chorus Line."
The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 at 7:30pm. It will also run on and Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 10 at 3:00pm.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for children, 12 and under, and seniors, 60 and over.
Tickets are available at the Oak View Center, by phone at 708-857-2200, or online at www.showtix4u.com.
For more information please call 708-857-2200.

 
Oak Lawn's Got Talent Auditions
Show off your talent at the Oak Lawn Park District's Oak Lawn's Got Talent audition on Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13 at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St.
Finalists will perform at the Oak Lawn Park District's Party in the Park on Wednesday, July 4th, between 3:00-4:00P. The winner will go on to perform at the evening fireworks show at Richards High School, 106th & Central Ave.
The application deadline is Sunday, June 3. Applications are available at www.olparks.com and at all park district facilities. Once a completed application is turned in, an audition time will be determined.
Oak Lawn's Got Talent is offered in cooperation with the Oak Lawn Arts 
Commission.
For more information, please call 708-857-2420.

 
Father's Day at the Oak Lawn Park District
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Celebrate dad at the Oak Lawn Park District!
Swing by Central Pool, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., or Centennial Aquatics Center, 9401 S. Nashville, on Sunday, June 17th, and Dad's receive FREE admission with a paying child. Giveaways and raffles will also be available.
For a listing of pool time and fees, please visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2225.
 
 
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...the Park District currently operates: 

Aquatics (Central Pool & Centennial Aquatic Center)

Centennial Aquatic Center features Flume Slide, Plunge Slide, Diving Board, wading pool,
sand volley ball court, splash Pad and Party Pavilion for rent.

Central Pool features wading pool, diving board and sun deck.

1 splash pad at Centennial Aquatic Center, 1 splash pad at Memorial Park, Water Features
at Sullivan Park, Wolfe Wildlife and Phillips.

1 indoor, year-round ice arena with seating for 1100. Facility includes a concession stand
and 3 multi-use rooms for off-ice fitness and other activities/rentals.


1 community pavilion with weight room/exercise equipment, 4 indoor basketball courts,
8 volleyball courts, and has an 1/8 of a mile indoor walking/running track. 
1 fitness studio,
1 program room, indoor playground, indoor soccer.  It also holds or houses small trade
shows and expos and well as athletic tournaments.


1 Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center equipped with 5 courts for tennis, 3 racquet/wallyball
courts, 2 party rooms, 3 baseball/softball hitting & pitching cages, fitness center, a gymnastics
center, and pickle ball and badminton courts.


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, 5 tot lots, 17 playgrounds, 19 baseball fields, 4 picnic areas, 8 sand
volleyball courts, 1 soccer field, 16 outdoor basketball courts, 1 bike path, 1 skate park,
2 splash pads, 16 tennis courts, 1 museum, and 1 pickle ball court.

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, recreation programs and preschool;
Menard Activity Center for programs and rentals; Dream Center, the home to many of our special
recreation programs; Little White Building located in Lake Shore Park used for recreation programs
and preschool; the Maintenance business office and garage; and
David Johnston Center for rentals.

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 45.7 acres.

...The only facility where alcohol is served is the golf course.  In 2018,  Centennial Softball Fields
will be an additional place where alcohol is served. 

...Stony Creek has their own website at www.golfstonycreek.com.

Home to the lady slipper orchid which is found in only two other spots in Illinois.

...The surface of the Ice Arena is larger than that of the United Center where the Chicago Blackhawks play.
It is an International size rink.

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 are 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.

EMPLOYMENT

...The Park District employs a staff of 55 full time and 380 part time employees. There are approximately
247 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 $3,059,000 dollars of grant money in the past 3 years.

...The Oak Lawn Park District’s operating budget for 2017/18 is $10.4 million. Capital projects budget  
and debt service is $8.6 million. The fiscal year of the District runs from May 1st to April 30th.

…The Park District has 14 different Facebook pages that you can follow. The pages include General,
Special Recreation, All Inclusive Playground, Gymnastics, Ice Arena, Nature Program, Racquet,
Fitness & Gymnastics Center,  Stony Creek Golf and Banquet Complex, Community Pavilion,
Gotta Get Gardening, Aquatics, Bailey’s Crossing, Community Theatre, and Preschool Playtime.

…Follow us on Instagram @oaklawnparkdistrict or use #oaklawnparkdistrict.

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 6/21/17

 
 
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