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Upcoming Park District Activities

 

 Fall 2018 Program Guides are scheduled for delivery to households the week of July 16th.

Resident Registration begins Monday, July 30.
Non-Resident Registration begins Monday, August 13.

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4th of July Party in the Park Sponsors
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Oak Lawn Park District's Queen of Hearts Raffle
The Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets is offering a Queen of Hearts Raffle.

Tickets are sold only at Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets located at 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL. 60453. Purchase your tickets on Monday's from 7:00am-5:00pm and on Tuesdays thru Sundays from 7:00am-7:00pm. Tickets are $5 each.

A lucky winner will be drawn each Monday at 6:00pm. The prize fund will be updated each Saturday. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Special Recreation Athletic Support Association (SRASA)

For more information, call 708-857-2243 or visit www.golfstonycreek.com.
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Oak Lawn Park District Pool Openings
Click HERE for a pool schedule.
Stay cool and have a blast this summer at the Oak Lawn Park District pools.
  • Central Pool, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., features a diving board and wading pool.
  • Centennial Aquatic Center, 94th & Nashville, features a 42" open flume water slide, 32" drop slide, diving board,wading pool, splash pad, and sand volleyball court.
If you use our facilities often, a pool membership is your answer. Membership grants you admission to both pools during Open Swim sessions and is on sale now!

For more information, including fees, and a pool schedule, please visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2225.
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Summer Camps at the Oak Lawn Park District
Click HERE for the 2018 Summer Camp Guide
 
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, horseback riding, STEM, drama, basketball, nature, theatre, art, chess, and more!

Dates, times, locations, and fees vary with each camp.
For more information, call 708-857-2225. 
 
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Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events you won't want to miss!
 
Free Summer Concerts & Movies in Oak Lawn
Click HERE for the Summer Concerts
Click HERE for the Summer Movies
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's Steps Challenge
Are you ready to step up to the challenge? 
Register today for the Oak Lawn Park District's Steps Challenge.
As a community, our goal is to take 45,000,000 steps from June 25th through September 21st. There will be a grand prize for the overall steps leader.
The entry fee is $15 per person and includes a t-shirt and raffle entry for prizes.
Register using code #500500-01 at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. or at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Avenue. Progress will be tracked using MoveSpring, a free app.
More information can be found at www.olparks.com or by calling 708-857-2200.
 

Oak Lawn Park District's FREE Patron Passport Program
Did you know that the Oak Lawn Park District has over 20 playgrounds? Discover them all by participating in our free Patron Passport Program.
The program is designed to encourage members of our community to visit all of our parks and enjoy recreation outdoors. The Oak Lawn Park District supports many initiatives to get kids and families back outside, enjoying nature, and recreating together.
Each participating family is required to pick up a passport program and register their household by visiting any Park District facility. Register today using code #500000 and begin your journey to great prizes. The challenge will continue until you submit your completed passport to the Oak View Center.
Follow us @oaklawnparkdistrict on Instagram and use #oaklawnparkdistrict to share your awesome park and recreation photos with us. Your photos may even appear in Oak Lawn Park District promotional materials.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 

Oak Lawn Park District's New Campfire Meditation
July is Parks and Recreation Month! Join the Oak Lawn Park
 District for a relaxing evening at the New Campfire Meditation class on Wednesday, July 25th, from 7:00-8:15pm.
Meditation promotes mindfulness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, and an overall sense of well-being. At the end of the 45-minute meditation session, participants will enjoy making and eating S'mores around the campfire. Fitness mats will be provided, but participants are also welcome to bring their own pillows and blankets. Chairs will also be provided.
Registration is required. The fee per person is $8.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 

Free Oak Lawn Park District and Oak Lawn Public Library StoryWalk Event
Join the Oak Lawn Park District and the Oak Lawn Public Library at Lake Shore Park, 9610 E. Shore Dr. for a Summer Story Walk event on Monday, July 30th, from 10:00-11:00am.
This event is FREE. Enjoy crafts and refreshments and a walk along the pathway while reading this season's featured book "Westlandia," by Paul Fleischmanby.
Please register using code 116401.
StoryWalk transforms the pages of a children's storybook into signs placed sequentially along the walking trail at Lake Shore Park. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and Kellogg Hubbard Library.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200 or visit www.olparks.com.
 

Oak Lawn Park District's FREE Rec-Mobile Program
July is Parks and Recreation Month! Come celebrate
with the Oak Lawn Park District at our two FREE 
Rec-Mobile events.
This recreational program will travel to Columbus Manor, 99th St. & Moody Ave., on Wednesday, July 18th and Oak Meadows, 99th St. & 51st Ave., on Wednesday, July 25th, from 6:00-8:00pm bringing games, sports, arts and crafts, organized and free play to your parks. Activities are supervised by OLPD staff, but parent/guardian attendance is encouraged.
No registration necessary. Program is subject to cancellation based on weather.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 
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Job and Internship Openings
Looking for a job or an internship? Click HERE to check out available job and internship positions at the Oak Lawn Park District.
 
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"Like" the Oak Lawn Park District on Facebook today. We are constantly updating our Facebook page with pictures, upcoming events, programs and services.
 
Click HERE to go to our Facebook page.
 
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Our Instagram account is going strong! be sure to give us a follow @oaklawnparkdistrict to keep up with our upcoming events!

 


...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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