Recreation & Parks


The Recreation and Parks Department offers close to 120 recreational activities and instructional programs, and is responsible for roughly 400 acres of park land including:


Additionally, the Recreation and Parks Department operates the regionally popular Park Forest Aqua Center, the Park Forest Tennis and Health Club and Freedom Hall.The Village's recreation facilities, public parks and park facilities and are available and maintained primarily for and by the residents of Park Forest and it is the general intent to give Village residents priority in the use of these facilities. Both residents and non-residents are welcome to use the Village’s parks and facilities and to enjoy recreational programs in a non-discriminatory manner.

 Recreation & Parks Brochure

The Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure is published three times a year. Winter/Spring, Summer and Autumn. The current brochure is listed below.

2018 Autumn Brochure

Autumn 2018

  • Please note the registration deadlines for programs.
  • Please register early or the program/trip may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
  • Information printed in the brochure may change.
  • Registration Form and Waiver -  A completed registration form and signed waiver is required before participating in any program or trip. Form: Registration Form and Waiver

Online Registration

Registration from the comfort of your home with anytime, around the clock access! Create your online account today by clicking the button below.

Please note: some programs will not be available for online registration.


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Spartan Race
Spartan Race
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Chicago Southland is welcoming Spartan Race, Inc. this fall when they hold their first ever Chicago area Spartan Stadium Series Sprint at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. Scheduled race day is Saturday, October 20, 2018, with two "waves" of activity being one in the morning and one in the afternoon. No matter if you're an elite athlete looking for explosive competition or a first-time racer looking to break into the world of Spartan racing, the Spartan Stadium Series is a unique opportunity for men, women and children to run in some of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world. For more information visit


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