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Celebrating 75 Years of Services
 
The Oak Lawn Park District is 75 years old!
On November 28, 1944, voters approved the formation of an Oak Lawn Park District, which was sponsored by the Oak Lawn Lions Club and School District 123’s PTA. This new park district helped mold key contributions to postwar Oak Lawn. The first park board was elected with one member from each of the organizations that sponsored its formation. Our first board members were: Roland J. Beckley, Harvey Bergeson, Lucille C. Gaddis, John C. Utz and Albert Ver Schave. These founders had a vision to build facilities and also institute programs to meet the recreational needs of the citizens of Oak Lawn and the surrounding communities.
 
Over the years various facilities have been built and numerous programs established to serve the recreation and leisure needs of the community. Parkland and open space have been expanded, maintained and improved. Planning has and will continue to play an important part in the operation of the Park District.
 
Our 75th Anniversary is the perfect time to reflect and showcase who the Oak Lawn Park District is and what we are all about. Check out our new promotional video on Youtube, where you will discover that we are so much more than just parks!
OLPD Promo
 
Oak Lawn Park District Spring Registration
The Oak Lawn Park District’s 2019 Spring Program Guide is expected for delivery to households the week of January 21st.
 
This seasonal guide contains all upcoming Park District spring programs, events and services. It also includes a sneak peak of Summer Camps. Guides will be available online at www.olparks.com and at Park District facilities the first week of February.
          
Resident Registration begins Monday, February 4th. Non-Resident Registration begins Monday, February 18th. Online registration will be available.
           
For more information, please call 708-857-2225.
 
Oak Lawn Park District’s Queen of Hearts Raffle - Pot is currently over $10,000
Can you find her? The Oak Lawn Park District is offering a Queen of Hearts Raffle with proceeds benefiting Special Recreation. 
 
Tickets are sold at Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St.; Administrative Center, 9400 S. Kenton Ave.; Community Pavilion ,9401 S. Oak Park Ave.; Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave.; Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St.; and Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. during regular facility hours. Thursday tickets will be sold only at Stony Creek until 5:00pm.  
 
Tickets are $5 each. A lucky winner will be drawn on select Thursdays at Stony Creek. Each winner automatically receives $50. Pick a Joker or a Queen (not of hearts) and receive an additional $50. The pot is a 50/50 split. Next drawing is Thursday, January 24th.
 
For more information, call 708-857-2433 or visit www.golfstonycreek.com .
 
The Oak Lawn Park District has numerous upcoming events for you, your family, and friends to enjoy! Please find our featured events below. Check out all of our services by visiting our website, www.olparks.com.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Oak Lawn Park District Preschool Registration
Registration for Oak Lawn Park District Preschool classes begins on Monday, February 4th for residents and on Monday, February 18th for non-residents.
Learn As You Grow I and Playschool are for 3 year olds. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through May. Times are 9:00-11:30am or 12:00-2:30pm. Learn As You Grow I is held at the Little White Building, 9514 S. 54th Avenue, and Playschool will be held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. The fee is $670 for residents and $752 for non-residents. Two payment options are available and a $50 non-refundable deposit is included in the fee.
Learn as you Grow II and Prep School are for 4 year olds. Sessions are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from September through May. Times are 9:00-11:30am or 12:00-2:30pm. Learn As You Grow II is held at the Little White Building, 9514 S. 54th Avenue. Prep School is held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. The fee is $1,000 for residents and $1,124 for non-residents. Two payment options are available and a $50 non-refundable deposit is included in the fee.
Registrations are accepted at the Oak View Center only. Enrollment is open until classes are full.
For more information, please contact Jackie Marshall at 708-857-2200.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Teen Theatre Production of “Wizard of Oz”
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Teen Show Theatre Production of “Wizard of Oz”
The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Friday, February 8th and Friday, February 15th at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 9th and Saturday, February 16th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 10th and Sunday, February 17th at 3:00pm.
Tickets are $17.
Tickets are available at the Oak View Center, by phone at 708-857-2200, or online at www.showtix4u.
For more information please call 708-857-2200.
 
Oak Lawn Ice Arena’s Valentine Skate
Want to share your love for the ice with a loved-one? Come out to the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena’s Valentine Family Skate Event on Sunday, February 10th, from 1:00-2:30pm.
Enjoy a “sweet” afternoon of skating, a visit from everyone’s favorite snowman, raffles and music provided by our DJ. 
The Ice Arena is located at 9320 S. Kenton Avenue. The fee for this event is $7.00 for admission and $3.00 for skate rental.
For more information, please contact 708-857-5173.
 
Seinfeld Trivia at Stony Creek
Test out your Seinfeld trivia knowledge at the Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd. in Oak Lawn, on Tuesday, February 12th.
Trivia starts at 6:00pm. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite pints, 6 for $15 domestic buckets or 6 for $20 imports.
Trivia is FREE to play and there are great prizes for the winners.
 Register your team today by calling 708-857-2433.
 
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Stony Creek
We have something you and your sweetheart will love! Join the Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets on Thursday, February 14 th , from 6:30-9:30pm, for a delicious and romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner.
Enjoy a delicious meal and live music by Coco & Fancy. The menu includes a carving station with prime rib, baked potato or garlic mashed potatoes, garden salad, and grilled asparagus. Each couple will receive a bottle of wine with their meal.
Doors open at 6:30pm and dinner begins at 7:00pm. The fee is $34.95 plus tax per person.
Reservations are required by Monday, February 11 th and can be made by calling 708-857-2433. Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets is located at 5850 W. 103 rd St., in Oak Lawn.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion Fitness Membership Sale
Get fit while saving money. Purchase an Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion Fitness Membership from February 14th -February 17th , and save 40% off new resident and combo memberships.
Membership sale rates are $90 for new residents ($80 for senior residents) and
$120 for combo memberships, which gives you access to both the Community Pavilion fitness facility, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave., and the Racquet Center fitness facility, 10444 S. Central Ave. Some exclusions may apply.
For more information, call 708-857-2420.
 
Fish Fry Fridays at Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets       
Make Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 5850 W. 103 rd St in Oak Lawn, your Friday hot-spot for dinner at Fish Fry Fridays. Open seating is from 3:00-8:00pm, Friday, February 15th through Friday, April 19th.
The all you care to eat menu price includes freshly made creamy Clam Chowder, our Stony Creek garden salad, homemade coleslaw, white fish and beer battered cod, homemade hushpuppies, and baked potato.           
The cost is $14.95 for adults and $8.95 for children, ages 10 and under. Tax and gratuity are not included in price. A cash bar is available.
For more information, contact 708-857-2433.
 
Princess Luncheon at Stony Creek
A New Day Princess Parties will be at Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103 rdSt., on Sunday, February 24 th for a performance with two popular princesses for a Princess luncheon.
From 12:00-1:00pm, performers will sing popular songs, play games, and tell a story or two. A light lunch buffet is included.
Doors open at 11:30am. The fee is $10.95 for adults and $6.95 for children 10 & under.
Come dressed up as your favorite princess and bring your camera for great photos.
Reservations required. Please call 708-857-2433 to make a reservation or for more information.
 
Oak Lawn Park District Trip to See “The Producers” at the Paramount
The Oak Lawn Park District will head to the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, February 27th to see a production of “The Producers”.
Under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than he could with a hit. And so begins one of the most hilarious cons in musical theatre history. We will enjoy a buffet lunch before the show. Participants must be 13 years of age or older to attend.     Resident fee is $55 and non-resident fee is $65. Departure is from the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110 th St., at 10:45 am.
For more information, please call 708-857-2200.
 
St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Stony Creek
There is no better way to bring in St. Patty’s Day than with good food, drinks, and entertainment! 
Celebrate the holiday with the Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets on Sunday, March 17th from 6:00-9:00P. Enjoy a corned beef buffet and entertainment
The fee is $25 per person.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 708-857-2433. Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets is located at 5850 W. 103 rd St., in Oak Lawn.
 
March Madness 4 Person Scramble at Stony Creek
Take in the fresh spring air at the Oak Lawn Park District Stony Creek Golf Course’s March Madness 4 Person Scramble.
 Enjoy a day of golf on Saturday, March 23 rd with a shotgun start of 9:00am.
The fee is $45 per player and includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, lunch and prizes.
To reserve your spot or for more information, please call 708-857-2433. Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets is located at 5850 W. 103 rd St., in Oak Lawn.
 
Check out a calendar of events HERE !
 
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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Please share your most recent customer service experience with us by completing our Customer Satisfaction Survey found on the homepage of our website, www.olparks.com or by clicking  HERE .
 
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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.
 
Facebook
"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.
 
Instagram
Our Instagram account is going strong! be sure to give us a follow @oaklawnparkdistrict to keep up with our upcoming events!

General Feedback
At the Oak Lawn Park District, we value and appreciate our customers. 
Please share your most recent customer service experience with us by completing our Customer Satisfaction Survey found on the homepage of our website, www.olparks.com or by clicking HERE.

Thank you in advance for your feedback.


...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, 9 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, Ninja Training Course, a gymnastics

center, 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 2 golf simulators. 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: Oak Lawn 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. Centennial Softball Fields is an additional place where alcohol is served.

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

...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.

Gotta Get Gardening, Aquatics, Bailey’s Crossing, Community Theatre, and Preschool Playtime.

EMPLOYMENT

...The Park District employs a staff of 54 full time and 370 part time employees. There are approximately 235 seasonal employees.

...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 $2.9 million of grant money in the past 3 years.

...The Oak Lawn Park District’s operating budget for 2018/19 is $10.2 million. The budget for capital projects and debt service is $3.1 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 8/31/18

 
 
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