The Oak Lawn Park District oversees more than 300 acres of parks and green space in Oak Lawn. Each neighborhood in…More Oak Lawn has its own green space, totaling 22 parks.
Each season, the park district sponsors hundreds of recreational and sports programs for youths, adults, and seniors. Its facilities include a public golf course, sports and fitness centers, and performing arts facilities, as well as playgrounds, pools, nature preserves, and walking paths.
The five-member park district board of commissioners meets on the second Monday of the month at 7pm at the Oak View Center, located at 4625 W. 110th Street.
Memorial Park offers plenty of sports and recreational activities, from baseball to sand volleyball to swimming. The…More park features a children's swimming pool with spraying frogs, a tire swing and a tube slide. A locker room is available for swimmers (bring your own lock) and there is a concession stand in the summer. A path winds around the park for joggers, walkers and cyclists, with plenty of shade trees. There is a fishing pond with a pier for fishing enthusiasts, and kids love the large playground. The park also hosts Oak Lawn's annual Memorial and Independence Day celebrations.
Memorial Park pool memberships are available to residents and non-residents. Discount annual pool membership fees are offered to Oak Lawn residents and seniors. For the most up-to-date pool membership fees, visit the Oak Lawn Park District Web site.
The Oak Lawn Park District's Pavilion is a full-scale recreational center with indoor and outdoor facilities where…More residents of all ages can go to get fit and play. The 28,000-square-foor sports arena offers a workout and fitness center with all of the latest Cybex equipment like stair-steppers, exercise bikes, free weights and treadmills. An .08 mile indoor running/walking track is available free to residents year-round, as well as all types of adult and youth sports leagues, an open gym and sports training programs. The Pavilion also offers a babysitting room so parents can enjoy worry-free workouts and participate in programs.
Some of the featured recreation programs are bench-step aerobics, kickboxing, Seniorcise, Pilates-based conditioning, Yoga fitness, Rug Rat Sports, the 1,000 Mile Walking Club and the George Shimko Basketball School.
The main 28,000-square-foot arena is available for private rental, including business functions, celebrations and trade shows.