Registration Instructions


•All program registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

•In person registration will be accepted at the Recreation and Parks Department (Village Hall), 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL 60466 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and
5 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening.

•Phone registration will be accepted over the phone with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) by calling the Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 during normal business hours.

•Mail-in/Drop Box registration will be accepted for programs unless otherwise listed. Drop box is located outside Village Hall. You will be contacted only if we cannot process your registration due to cancelled or filled classes.

•Before participating in any program or event sponsored by the Recreation & Parks Department a waiver must be signed by the participant or responsible parent/guardian. Registration Form & Waiver

ONLINE REGISTRATION - Registration from the comfort of your home with anytime, around the clock access! Create your online account today! Credit card payments only. A small processing fee will be applied to on-line transactions. Online processing fees are non-refundable.


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

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Payment options are cash, money order, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) and checks (payable to “Village of Park Forest”). Returned checks will be charged a $35 fee.

Waiting List - A waiting list will be created when a program/trip has been filled. We will contact you when a space becomes available.

Refunds - For refundable programs, refund requests made prior to the start date of a program will be given less a 5% refund fee. Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the trip registration deadline will be given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds may be processed as a household credit or a check through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department. Please allow 10 business days for refund by check.

Cancellations - If there is insufficient enrollment, Recreation & Parks reserves the right to cancel any program/trip. You will receive notification of cancellation. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are non-refundable. 

•No person otherwise qualified will be denied the opportunity to participate in a fee program because of inability to pay.

•Nothing kills a good program quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! Please sign up early or the program/trip that you want may have to be cancelled.

The Village’s parks and facilities are available and maintained primarily for and by the residents of Park Forest. Park Forest is committed to maintaining its facilities and conducting its programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. Park Forest continually strives to reduce the risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for programs/activities must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational activities/programs.

You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward is physically fit and or skilled for the activity contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant or disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.

Photo Policy
The Village of Park Forest staff, contracted and volunteer photographers periodically take photos of program participants and park visitors. Please be aware that these photos are for Village of Park Forest use only and may be used in future publications, websites and paid advertisements.

Your contribution will support Park Forest Recreation and Parks scholarships and programs. To make a donation online please visit or contact our office at 708-748-2005.