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Welcome to the Oakbrook Terrace Park District

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Please view our online brochure, or call 630 627-6100 with questions.


Wild Wednesday photo

Wild Wednesdays
at the Lake View Nature Center

Join us for a wild time every Wednesday this summer at the Lake View Nature Center.

  • Story time
  • Different animal visitor each week
  • Self-guided hike/prize
  • Lemonade and popcorn for sale
  • Paddle boats
  • Fishing

To see the complete schedule of activities and a list of upcoming animal visitors, click HERE.

Animal visitor picture
Aug. 20
Honeybees


Paddle boat photo

Paddle boats
at Terrace View Park

June 14 through August 30
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Come to Terrace View Park and take a spin around the lake. Paddle boats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Rental fee is $3 per boat per 1/2 hour, swan boat is $5 per 1/2 hour. Life jackets are provided. For group rental, please contact the Nature Center at (630) 941-8747.


For more information, call (630) 941-8747.


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Lincoln Park Zoo Trip

Wednesday, August 30
9:30 am bus departs

Visit one of the nation's oldest zoos, housing more than 1200 animals and representing more than 230 species. Admission is free to all who visit. Please pack a lunch or feel free to purchase your lunch from one of the zoo's restaurants or cafes. The van will leave the Heritage Center at 9:30 am and will depart the zoo at 2:30 pm; returning to the Heritage Center around 3:30 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

For more information, call (630) 627-6100.


Flipsters

Saturdays, September 6–27
10:00 – 10:45 am
Age: 3–5 years old
Fitness Center

Children will learn to tumble and roll while having fun and making friends. This introductory class will cover basics such as forward and backward rolls, bridges, headstands, as well as jumping, hopping and leaping skills. This is a perfect class to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Children must be potty trained and should wear stretchy clothing and socks with long hair secured.


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For more information, call (630) 627-6100.


Guacamole photo

National Food Days:
National Guacamole Day

Tuesday, September 16
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us once a month to celebrate the National Holiday of our favorite foods.


Coming up:
October 30 — National Candy Corn Day
November 5 — National Doughnut Appreciation Day
December 1 — National Pie Day

For more information, call (630) 627-6100.


Drennon playground photo

International Food Truck Festival & Family Fun

Saturday, Sept. 20
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Heritage Park
FREE ADMISSION
Does not include food

Come out to enjoy children's entertainment by Jeanie B and music by R-Gang. You will have the opportunity to enjoy food trucks including GiaVia Cupcakes, Husky Hot BBQ, Bombay Wraps, Piko Street Kitchen and more.

For more information, call (630) 627-6100.


Geocaching

Geocaching
at the
Lake View Nature Center

Thinking about trying geocaching but not sure how to get started? Try our simple eight-stage multicache using a GPS unit to locate and identify marked trees as you stroll around the lake and collect clues to find the hidden cache. We have several GPS units that can be checked out to run the course. (They even have the coordinates pre-programmed!)

For more information, call (630) 941-8747 or visit the LVNC Geocache Adventure page.


Saturday Walking Club

Every Saturday
8:00 am
FREE

Meet other members in the community while getting some exercise. Everyone and anyone is welcome. Please meet at Terrace View Park. People can walk/run at their own pace.

For more information, call (630) 627-6100.


Barbershop chorus

Afternoon Barbershop Chorus

Tuesdays
1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Have a passion for singing? The Afternoon Barbershop Chorus meets every Tuesday at the Heritage Center. The chorus is always looking for new members.

For more information, call (630) 627-6100.


Birthday Parties

Birthday Programs
at the
Lake View Nature Center

Looking for an entertaining and educational birthday celebration? Why not celebrate your child's next birthday at the Nature Center? We offer a variety of nature-oriented themes that will encourage kids to explore, create, and have fun!

For more information, call (630) 941-8747 or visit the LVNC Birthday Program page.


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NEDSRA

Recreation for people
with disabilities

NEDSRA helps provide sports, recreation, and leisure opportunities to adults and children with disabilities. By working cooperatively with local park districts and communities, NEDSRA serves more than 4,000 people each year. If you have a disability, or know of someone who does, call the number below for more information. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

For more information call NEDSRA at (630) 620-4500 or visit their website at www.nedsra.org.

Goose picture

Goose control

Working towards cleaner parks.

The Park District has begun utilizing a new technique to reduce the number of geese that inhabit our parks. We will be using a noise-making device that will cause the gathered geese to take flight. The launcher does not harm the geese in any way, the noise simply encourages them to move on. The end result will be cleaner, more enjoyable parks for everyone.

This technique has been used effectively in other communities to reduce property damage, goose droppings, and aggressive behavior by geese. However, residents should be advised that they may hear fireworks-like sounds when the device is used.

Please call us at (630) 627-6100 if you have any questions or concerns.

The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is a community crime watch neighborhood. If you see any inappropriate activity or vandalism taking place in the parks, please call the police department or the DuPage County Sheriff's office immediately.

We appreciate your support in keeping our parks safe.

 

Questions or comments?
Give us a call at (630) 627-6100 or email us at: info@obtpd.org