Committed to providing the highest quality parks and recreation system, the Addison Park District has been a staple in the community for 40 years. Since its establishment in 1969, the Park District has developed from eight parks spanning 50 acres into a system of 24 parks totaling 290 acres.
The parks, adorned with playgrounds, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, multi-purpose athletic fields, and picnic areas, are havens for active residents of all ages, providing a long list of outdoor activities.
Two of the most prominent parks in Addison are the 50-acre Community Park on the eastern side of town and the nearly 40-acre Centennial Park to the west. Community Park houses the summer favorite Family, Aquatic Center, featuring an Olympic-size pool and a splash pool for children; the expansive Community Rec Center, home to a 10,640-square-foot gymnasium and a number of multi-purpose rooms; and the Senior Leisure Center, which is equipped with more than 7,000 square feet of activity space.
The Senior Leisure Center is known as one of the largest senior citizen clubs in the western suburbs.
Centennial Park boasts the Centennial Rec Center, which houses a 10,000-square-foot gymnasium, complete with a 1/13-mile indoor track, and a number of multi-purpose rooms. It also encompasses the Club Fitness facility, a newer fitness center offering an indoor lap pool, hot tub, sauna, indoor walking/running trail and wealth of advanced exercise equipment.
The facility is also the site for the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA), a cooperative effort of which the Addison Park District services the recreational needs of individuals with disabilities.
The Addison Park District also manages the Links & Tees Golf Course, a “Top 100 Golf Practice Facility” (Golf Range Magazine 2007-2008). The nine-hole executive course stretches over 1,100 yards of play to challenge players of all skill levels. Complementing the course is the dual-deck indoor Golf Dome, an outdoor practice range, Putter’s Peak Adventure miniature golf course and a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse.
Avid golfers can also take advantage of at least a dozen further golf courses in the area. Among the choices are the Oak Meadows and Maple Meadows Golf clubs, Bloomingdale Golf Club, Indian Lakes Country Club, and Eaglewood Resort & Spa.
Supplementing the parks, facilities and programs of the Addison Park District are the hundreds of acres of DuPage County Forest Preserves. These areas offer visitors the chance to bird watch, camp, fish, picnic, hike, cross-country ski, golf, boat and more.