Parks & Recreation

graphicThis is a town that is serious about its fun. The Clyde and Hawthorne Park Districts provide outstanding programs for all ages. Because Cicero believes that its youth is a tremendous asset, many programs are geared toward the younger generation.

Both park districts offer year-round activities including lessons in crafts, arts and sports. Residents may sign up for camps, picnics, dances and contests.

Due to Cicero’s commitment to its youth, organizations, such as Little League, have an outstanding reputation. The park districts also offer other team activities as basketball, volleyball, softball, bowling and floor hockey.

The Hawthorne Park District hosts the Little League games, which are played on well-maintained fields. Family and friends can follow the score on the electronic scoreboards and enjoy a treat from the concession stands. Many fields are equipped with lights for night games.

graphicThe Clyde Park District encompasses 14 sites that provide 11 playgrounds, three large swimming pools, five wading pools, five community centers, six baseball fields, two fields used for football and soccer, four spray pools, nine tennis courts and basketball courts.

Both districts continually renovate their parks, playgrounds and pools. In addition, they offer four preschools with bilingual teachers.

Several private facilities offer Cicero folks a chance to enjoy a game of pool or bowling. Town Hall Bowl takes it one step further with cosmic (laser) bowling. Other residents may prefer a dance or fitness class. There are plenty of activities to choose from, including simply sitting back and enjoying a movie. Cicero provides several cinema options, including a drive-in theater, and more than a handful of video rental stores.

graphicThe Cicero Recreation Center also provides some of the nation’s more popular activities, such as kickboxing. The center’s boxing club also holds the honor of celebrating victories by all three of its finalists in the novice division during its very first year.

Seniors may make use of one of the most comprehensive senior centers in Illinois, the Berwyn-Cicero Council on Aging (BCCOA), which is located on Cermak Road. Depending on what the need is, seniors can receive hot lunches with delivery to the homebound; recreational, educational and counseling services; health screening and transportation. Residents can take advantage of the many services including employment and volunteer opportunities, senior companions, homemaking, legal and finance help.

Cicero residents can count on countless recreational choices for people of all ages. There is always an occasion and place for community members to gather and share some time together. Businesses, civic clubs, individual volunteers and government all cooperate to provide an abundance of fun.

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