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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.


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Lake View Nature Center Presents
A Special Exhibit:
Duck, Duck, Goose

February 3 – April 4
Free admission during regular Nature Center hours

This special exhibit will feature water birds including the duck, goose, merganser, grebe, heron and cormorant. View taxidermy bird mounts, play in a pretend pond, see how you measure up to a heron wingspan, learn about bird beaks and feet and more.

Click HERE for more information.


Youth Spanish (New)

Thursdays, Feb. 5 – Mar. 12
6:00 –
4:30 – 5:15
or
5:30 – 6:15 pm pm
Grades: K – 5th

This youth Spanish class is taught by Discovery Language Programs, a non-for-profit educational organization that has been conducting enrichment foreign language programs to students in Elementary School since 1992. Students build oral language skills through games, songs and hands-on activities. Reading and writing skills are also introduced when age appropriate. Each students will receive a workbook and a CD. Class taught at the Heritage Center.

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Frosty's Winter Play Date
at the Lake View Nature Center

Sunday, February 8
Noon – 3:00 pm
FREE

Meet Frosty the Snowman at this afternoon of fun outdoor activities. There will be activity stations and a nature hike. Have fun trying on snowshoes. Bring your sled for the hill and skates for the new ice rink (weather permitting). Free Spirit Sled Demo Team will demonstrate the wonderful world of mushing and will offer information about Free Spirit Siberian Rescue organization and accept donations to help orphaned huskies find new homes. Enjoy a snack in the great outdoors while warming up by the campfire; s'mores and hot chocolate will be for sale. Remember to dress for the weather and bring your camera!

Click HERE for more information.


Spread the Love for Valentine's Day

Friday, February 13
11:30 am – Noon
Age: 2 – 5 (2-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult)
Heritage Center

You're invited to a special Valentine's Day party. Homemade Valentine's cards will be made and we will enjoy a game of bingo. Children will leave with a special treat. Parents are welcome to attend at no extra charge.

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Daddy Daughter Date Night

Friday, February 13
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Age: 2 – 12

This is an opportunity for a special night out for dads and daughters! The Daddy Daughter Date Night will feature snacks and dancing at the Oakbrook Terrace Park District Fitness Center. Don't miss out on this fun evening. Pre-registration is required.

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Parent's Night Out

Saturday, February 14
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Age: 2 – 11

Parents, do you want to get out of the house without the kids and don't know what to do with them? The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is offering a Parents Night Out and will keep your kids entertained. We will have games, crafts, pizza and a movie for the kids. Children must be potty trained.

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Fun for 2's and 3's

Tuesdays, Feb. 17 – Mar. 26
9:30 – 11:30 am
Age: 2 – 3
Heritage Center

This class is designed to introduce your 2- and 3-year-old to preschool. The children will be introduce to colors, shapes, numbers, letters and classroom routine. Children will participate in crafts, story time, songs and free exploration. This transitional class teaches children how to play with others, and follow directions, as well as develop independence and confidence necessary to be successful in preschool.

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National Food Days:
Strawberry Day

Friday, February 27
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
at the Fitness Center

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

Coming up:
March 4 — Pound Cake Day
April 22 — Jelly Bean Day
May 4 — Orange Juice Day
 

Fitness Center
Winter Promotion

Click HERE to download a flier (pdf) on the Fitness Center's Winter promotion.


Snowman

Snowman Competition

Hey kids, during the cold, snowy months, have some fun by creating a snowman or other snow art! Take a picture and send it in to the Oakbrook Terrace Park District to Colleen@obtpd.org. The participant with the best snowman or snow art will have their picture posted in the 2015/2016 winter/spring brochure. Let's see how artistic we can get in the snow!


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Ice Skating Rink

New, this year, is our outdoor ice rink located at Terrace View Park. Skating is free and open to the public until the end of February (weather permitting). We ask that parents/guardians supervise their children as there is no attendant on duty. The Park District does not offer skate rental. For more information, please call the Park District at (630) 627-6100.


Public Notice

Eligible Oakbrook Terrace residents who are interested in running for Park District Board Commissioner in the April 2015 elections can pick up petitions and other materials at the Heritage Center.

Click HERE, to download an information sheet.


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.

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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