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Oak Lawn encompasses more than 300 acres of parkland, facilities and open spaces, providing residents and neighbors with ample opportunities for both active and passive recreation. The highly esteemed Oak Lawn Park District is an important resource in the community, overseeing 22 well- maintained park sites featuring such amenities as playground equipment, ball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, walking paths, swimming pools, a skate park and much more. Adding to this, the Oak Lawn Park District offers a wide selection of programs, such as day camps, sports clinics and Special Recreation, and operates several major recreational facilities, including:

• Community Pavilion, a recreation facility equipped with a fitness center, a 1/8-mile indoor track and a 28,000-square-foot indoor arena for basketball, volleyball and soccer. Leagues, sports training and a variety of further programming are also available here.

• Oak Lawn Ice Arena, an exceptional resource for hockey players, figure skaters and enthusiasts. The arena features an international-sized ice rink, with capabilities to seat up to 1,100 spectators.

• Oak View Community Center, the place to take advantage of all of the Park District’s excellent programming. In addition to fitness programs, arts courses and preschool classes, the center houses community displays and the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre.

• Oak Lawn Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, located near Stony Creek, offers six tennis courts, five racquetball courts (also utilized for wallyball) and a fitness area. Tennis lessons, leagues, tournaments, a popular gymnastics program and cheerleading/tumbling programs are also available.

• Stony Creek Golf Complex, the premier site for golfers in Oak Lawn. The 18-hole executive course is complemented by the modern Stony Creek Clubhouse, which houses a bar and grill, an expanded pro shop, two indoor golf simulators, lighted bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits and an outdoor patio and tent. Adding to all of this is the renovated 18-hole miniature golf course, the 44-station driving range, three practice greens and the availability of PGA golf instruction.

Further facilities include the David Johnson Building, a.k.a. The Basement Teen Center, the Little White Building (providing preschool programming) and the one-room Menard Activity Center (housing a variety of programs including dog obedience, judo and dance).


On top of these great amenities are acres of preserved open spaces, offering quiet respite from city life. The 45.7-acre Wolfe Wildlife Refuge is a further outdoor wonder in Oak Lawn, highlighting natural wetlands that serve as a habitat for several species of animals and birds. The refuge offers a paved walking/biking path and welcomes nature enthusiasts, bird watchers and photographers. The park also affords an assortment of year-round nature programs and plays host to the Oak Lawn Park District’s annual Call of the Wild Labor Day Celebration.

The Oak Lawn Park District’s excellence in programming and services is shown through its status as an Accredited Agency, awarded by the National Park and Recreation Association’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies in March of 2008. The park district is one of only 73 agencies in the U.S., as well as the sole agency in Illinois, to receive this recognition.


9400 South Kenton Avenue
(708) 857-2225 • Fax: (708) 636-9877

Director of Parks & Recreation
Maddie S. Kelly, CPRP

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