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Monthly News & Updates
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Pools & Water Features
Central Pool, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., features a diving board and wading pool. 
Centennial Aquatic Center, 94th & Nashville Ave., features a 42" open flume water slide, 32" drop slide, diving board, wading pool, splash pad, and sand volleyball court.
Central Pool's phone number is 708-857-8051, and Centennial Aquatic Center's phone number is 708-599-4941.
For fees, hours of operation, and more information, click the following link: https://www.olparks.com/im.../ProgramGuide/Summer/Aquatics.pdf or call 708-857-2225.
 
Centennial Splash Pad (There is a daily fee) and Memorial Splash Pad (Free) are up and running! Sullivan Park, Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, Worthbrook Park, and Philips Park water features are also available!
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All Inclusive Playground
Fundraising efforts continue for the All Inclusive Playground at Columbus Manor.

NEW! You can now Donate to the All Inclusive Playground! Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.

An All Inclusive Playground Sponsorship Pamphlet can be found  HERE

For more information, please contact the Administrative Office at 708-857-2225.
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Stony Creek Summer Driving Range Specials
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events you won't want to miss!
 
For more information call 708-857-2200.
 
Oak Lawn Park District's Star Spangled Fourth of July
Click HERE for a detailed agenda.
The Oak Lawn Park District's Annual Star Spangled 
Fourth of July Celebration will be held Tuesday, July 4, at Centennial Park, located at 94th and Nashville Avenue. 
The day will begin with a variety of family activities from 11:00am - 3:00pm that includes: Oak Lawn's Got Talent sponsored by Cusack Insurance, a treasure hunt, Adult and Youth Watermelon Eating Contests, obstacle course, kids tattoos, carnival games, tricycle car wash, inflatables, bingo, crafts, magician, balloon animals, concessions and more!
Children ages 3 and older pay $5 for all daytime activities including access to Centennial Aquatic Center. Adults receive free admission to daytime activities but pay the special $2 holiday rate to access pools.
Free evening entertainment will be held at the football field at Richards High School (106th Street and Central Avenue). Gates will open at 6:00pm. G.A.C. Entertainment will provide music at 7:00pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display that is cosponsored by the Village of Oak Lawn.
For more information, please call 708-857-2225.
July Golf Scrambles at Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Golf Course
Enjoy the outdoors at the Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd St., for two upcoming July Golf Scrambles.
Sign up today for the annual 4th of July Four-Person Scramble on Tuesday, July 4 with a shotgun start of 7:30am. Entry Forms and Fee must be received at Stony Creek by Friday, June 30. Fee is $45 per player and includes greens fee, cart, range balls, drink ticket, lunch, and prizes.
Also register for the South Suburban Senior Golf Scramble on Friday, July 7th, for ages 55 and up.
7:30am shotgun start. The fee is $45 per player and includes greens fee, cart, range balls,
complementary drink, lunch, and prizes)
For more information, please call 708-857-2433.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena's Red, White & Blue Skate
Wear your red, white and blue at the Oak Lawn Park District's Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave., on Friday, July 7, from 7:15-8:45P and receive a special  $3.00 admission.  Regular admission is $7.00.
 For more information, call 708-857-5173.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Route 66 Tour
Join the Oak Lawn Park District for "A few kicks on Route 66". 
Travel along the original world-famous Rt. 66from Joliet to Pontiac on Tuesday, July 11th. Take a photo at iconic places like the Polk-A-Dot Restaurant, the Gemini Giant, and many others. Hear the history of the famous road and towns along the way.
There will be museum stops in Joliet and Pontiac. Lunch will be served at Bernardi's Restaurant. Each participant will receive an Illinois Rt. 66 map!
Departure is at 8:30am from the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St. Return to the Oak View Center at 5:30pm.  The fee for residents is $79 and $89 for non-residents.
For more information, call 708-857-2200.

Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month with Oak Lawn Park District's Free Rec-Mobile Program
The Oak Lawn Park District's Free Rec-Mobile program is back for the summer!  What better way to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month than with a traveling recreation program that brings games, sports, and arts and crafts to a different park for patrons to enjoy for free?
Visit Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th & Laramie, on Wednesday, July 12th. and watch a movie in the park after the regularly schedule recreational activities. We will feature "Space Jam".  Then come back to Columbus Manor, 99th & Moody, on Wednesday, July 26th for a Superheroes theme.  Both events take place from 6:00-8:00pm, and are subject to cancellation based on weather.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Lake Geneva Trip
Join the Oak Lawn Park District for a trip to Lake Geneva 
on Thursday, July 20th. The day will includean air conditioned cruise on Lake Geneva, shopping in downtown Lake Geneva, and lunch at the Historic Baker Mansion.
Departure from the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave., is at 8:30A and return time is 7:30 using Travel Services Motor Coach. The fee for residents is $110 and $120 for non-residents.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Broadway Junior Theatre Production of "Oklahoma"
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District's Broadway Junior production of "Oklahoma."  
The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Thursday, July 13, Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16 at 7:00pm. A 3:00pm matinee is available on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $12 per person. 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.
 
Service Spotlight
 
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.
 
 

 

 
 
 

...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 @oaklawkparkdistrict 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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