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Upcoming Park District Activities


Gotta Get Gardening Lecture Series Presents:
Butterfly Gardening  Workshop
Saturday April 7, 2018
10:00am-1:00pm at the Oak View Center
 The Butterfly Gardening Workshop will be divided into three parts: Butterfly Gardening, Monarch Conservation, and Raising Caterpillars at home. The time is now to begin a butterfly habitat in your garden! Butterflies  and pollinators need our help to survive and thrive. Learn the best butterfly attracting plants and how to plan your garden to provide food, cover and host plants for caterpillars. The caterpillar/ butterfly life cycle is also an integral part of planning a butterfly garden and will be covered. (DF)
Code 427117     $10  


Oak Lawn Park District Spring Registration
Spring is in the air at the Oak Lawn Park District!
Spring Resident & Non-Resident Registration is currently being accepted.
Online registration is available. Sign up for all of the fun activities we have to offer!
For more information, please call 708-857-2225.
For a printable version of the flyer, please click HERE.
Help our Ice Arena win $2,500
WE NEED YOUR VOTE! Please vote for the Oak Lawn Ice Arena. Voting is available through March 13th. You can vote once per email address. This contest is run through Tony's Fresh Market. The Oak Lawn Park District is not an affiliate, just a hopeful donor recipient!
Click HERE to vote!
Volleyball For Charity
Registration is currently being accepted! To register, or for more information, visit Volleyball for Charity's website.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events you won't want to miss!

Oak Lawn Park District Preschool Registration
Registration for Oak Lawn Park District Preschool 
classes for residents and non-residents is currently being accepted.
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.
Fish Fry Fridays at Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek 
Make Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 
5850 W. 103rd St in Oak Lawn, your Friday hot-spot for dinner at Fish Fry Fridays. Open seating is from 3:00-8:00pm, Friday, February 9 through Friday, March 30.
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 $13.95 for adults and $7.95 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
Little Princess Parties will be at Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St., on Sunday, February 25th for a performance with your favorite Ice Queen and her Ice Princess sister 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 Pool Memberships Sale
The Oak Lawn Park District is already thinking about Summer fun! Pool membership forCentral Pool, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., and Centennial Aquatic Center, 94th & Nashville, will go on sale beginning Thursday, March 1st.
If you use our facilities often, a pool membership is your answer. Membership grants you admission during Open Swim sessions.
For more information, including fees, please visit or call 708-857-2225.
Oak Lawn Park District's Green and White Skate
Come out to the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena's Green and White Skate Event on Sunday, March 4, from 1:00-2:30pm.
Enjoy an afternoon of skating with Chicago Wolves mascot Skates, a dance performance by the Oak Lawn Park District's IndepenDANCE Sr. Team, raffles, and music provided by our DJ.
The Ice Arena is located at 9320 S. Kenton Avenue.  $7.00 admission and $3.00 skate rental.
For more information, please contact 708-857-5173.
Community Art Day & Competition
Artists of all ages and abilities are welcome 
to showcase their artwork at the Oak Lawn Park District's Community Art Day & Competition on Sunday, March 11th, from 1:00-3:00pm. This is a FREE community art gallery with an art competition for youth ages 6-18 and activities for all!
Participants are encouraged to check out some of the fun activities that we have planned in the Art Room at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th Street. Enter our raffles to have a chance to win some amazing prizes.
Registration is required. Please register at one of our facilities or online using code 316202-01. Snacks and beverages will be provided at this event.
To display your artwork in our community gallery for all ages, enter your work in the youth art competition, or for more information, please call 708-857-2200.
Chicago Bulls Vs. LA Clippers
Join the Oak Lawn Park District on Tuesday, March 13th, as we watch the Chicago Bulls take on the LA. Clippers at the United Center. Seats are 300 level.
Fee is $55 for residents and $65 for non-residents. Trip cost includes game tickets and transportation to and from the United Center.
Meet at the Oak View Center located at 4625 W. 110th Street.  Departure is at 5:30pm and return time is 10:00pm.
For more information, please contact 708-857-2200.
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of "Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins"
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District
Community Theatre Production of "Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins."
The production will run at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Friday, March 16th and Friday, March 23rd at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 17th and Saturday, March 24th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 18th  and Sunday, March 25th at 3:00pm.
Tickets are $23.  Tickets are $22 for seniors, age 60 & up, and children, age 12 & under. 
Tickets are available at the Oak View Center, by phone at 708-857-2200, or online at
For more information please call 708-857-2200.

Oak Lawn Park District's EGGcellent Open Gym
Don't fight the nasty weather outside to celebrate Easter. 
Come join the Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave., for the EGGcellent Easter event on Saturday, March 24.
The day will include special Easter activities for all to enjoy.  Children can explore the gymnastics gym and work off some extra energy by crawling, jumping, climbing and swinging around indoors.  Children can meet the Easter Bunny and create a spring craft.               
Each child will receive a goodie-bag with healthy snacks in it.
The fee is $10 per child. Time and ages are as follows: 2:30-3:30pm for ages 1-5, 3:45-4:45pm for ages 1-5, and 5:00-6:00pm for all ages.
Parents must stay with their children during the event.   Registration is required.
For more information or to register, please call 708-857-2215. 
Oak Lawn Park District's "Hello Spring" Skate with the Easter Bunny
Not only will you find the Easter Bunny hopping around the Oak Lawn Park District, but you will also find this furry friend ice skating at the Ice Arena's "Hello Spring" Skate event, from 1:00-2:30pm, on Sunday, March 25.
Join us for a special Open Skate as our favorite Springtime pal visits on and off the ice.
Music will be provided by our DJ.
$7.00 admission and $3.00 skate rental. Ice Arena is located at 9320 S. Kenton Avenue.
For more information, please contact 708-857-5173.
Oak Lawn Park District's Annual Egg Hunt
Come out to the Oak Lawn Park District's Stony Creek Golf Course, 
5850 W. 103rd St., on Saturday, March 31st, for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
 Children ages 2 - 8 years old can enjoy an age-segmented search for eggs, a craft project, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Two egg hunts are available from either 10:00-11:00am or 1:30-2:30pm.                 
Let the Park District capture a photo of your child with the Easter Bunny. Pictures will be available for view after the event at Registration ends March 24th. Pre-registration is required for admittance to this event.  Please arrive at the start of the program. No rain date.
Fee is $6 for residents and $12 for non-residents.
For more information, please contact 708-857-2200. 
Oak Lawn Park District Spring Golf Scramble
FORE! Register today for the Oak Lawn Park
District's Stony Creek Golf Course Spring Two Person Golf Scramble. Grab your clubs for an 8:00am shotgun start on Saturday, April 14.
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.
Stony Creek Golf Course is located at 5850 W. 103rd Street.
For more information, please contact 
Oak Lawn Park District's Dog'Gone Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your pooch and join the Oak Lawn Park District for an Easter Egg Hunt for dogs.
The Dog' Gone Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Bailey's Crossing Dog Park, 9910 S. Melvina Ave., on Saturday, April 7th, from 10:00am-12:30pm!
Enjoy a variety of vendors, prizes, doggie contests (including a best costume contest) and much more! There is a leash requirement for this event. Donations of dog toys, food, and treats will be collected for local animal shelters.
Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 23rd using code 316301-01.
The fee is $5 per household.
For more information, please visit or 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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Our Instagram account is going strong! be sure to give us a follow @oaklawnparkdistrict to keep up with our upcoming events!
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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
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

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.


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 
Green each summer.


...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.


...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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