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Upcoming Park District Activities

 
Annual Spookview Event
Spookview 2019 Flier
 
Harker Park Renovation
We are excited to announce that renovations to Harker Park located at 104th & Minnick Ave. have begun. Renovations will include a new playground, basketball court, 4 square, and small plaza with picnic bench and shade sail. We anticipate construction to take approximately 8-10 weeks depending on weather. Check out the park rendering below. Thank you in advance for your patience!
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Show Us the "Like" Contest 
In celebration of our 75th Anniversary, our goal is to reach 7,500 Oak Lawn Park District Facebook Page likes by our anniversary date of November 28, 2019. If our goal is reached, one lucky patron and their two tagged friends will receive amazing prizes!

The lucky winner will receive an awesome Oak Lawn Park District themed gift basket. Basket items include one Community Pavilion Fitness Membership good for one year, two Theater Tickets for any Oak Lawn Park District Production good for one year, a Stony Creek Golf Course Gift Card valid for a Twosome of Golf with Cart, and much more (pictured below)!

The lucky winner's two tagged friends will each receive two FREE passes for the following:
- Central Pool or Centennial Aquatic Center open swim
- Ice Arena open skate
- Stony Creek round of miniature golf
- Community Pavilion open gym
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TO ENTER:
Like our Oak Lawn Park District Facebook page (You can still win if you already "Like" our page).
To the pinned post at the top of the page, comment your favorite leisure or recreational activity, and tag 2 friends (They must like our Oak Lawn Park District Facebook page to win their prize). 
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This giveaway starts NOW and will run until our anniversary on November 28th. If our goal is reached, winner/s will be notified via Facebook.

 

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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, 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 55 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 $10.4 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 7/23/19

 
 
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