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Park Forest, IL 60466
Ph: 708-748-1112
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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.

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Registration from the comfort of your home with anytime, around the clock access! Create your online account today at Please note: some programs will not be available for online registration.


Notices -Tar Spots - FYI

Have you seen these? 

Large, unsightly, black spots on maple trees have become quite noticeable in Park Forest during the past several weeks and Recreation & Parks has received many calls about these ugly black lesions.  Village Arborist, Todd Cann says this is a common condition called Tar Spot and is actually a fungal disease caused by fungi in the genus Rhytisma.  It is particularly prevalent this year because of environmental conditions that have favored the spread of this disease.

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Rob Gunther
Director of Recreation & Parks

350 Victory Drive (first floor)
Park Forest, IL 60466

Ph: 708-748-2005
Fx: 708-503-8561

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