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Welcome to the Oakbrook Terrace Park District

Our website is currently under construction

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

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Wild Wednesdays
at the Lake View Nature Center

Wednesdays, June 17 – August 12

Join the Lake View Nature Center on Wednesdays this summer for a wild time We will share a story, send you on a special hike and introduce you to a featured animal.

You can also:
  • Borrow a fishing pole
  • Rent a paddle boat
  • Enjoy the Nature Center exhibits
  • Popcorn and lemonade will be for sale

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

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Movie in the Park
at Heritage Park

"Into the Woods"

Wednesday, June 24
8:30 pm

Bring your family & your friends to see an outdoor movie on the big screen. Concessions will be available. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown indoors in the Mario Parente Theater.

Community Craft Days

Wednesday, July 1
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us once a month for a community craft. We will be making a 4th of July craaft.

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Kids' Fun Day
at Heritage Park

Thursday, July 9
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free admission
(Fee associated with some activities.)

Come out for a fun day of inflatables, face painting, balloons, games & more!

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Passport to Adventure

May 1 through Labor Day

Summer is a perfect time to visit area museums and nature centers. Visit five of the attractions listed and each participant will receive a certificate. Visit seven or more and receive a special Passport Prize! Kids ages 4 & older can pick up their free Passport to Adventure at the Lake View Nature Center or other participating museums.

Click HERE for more information

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Paddle Boats
at Terrace View Park

June 10 – Sept. 5
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturdays: Noon – 4:00 pm

Come out to Terrace View Park this summer and take a spin around the lake. Paddle boats are available on a first come, first serve basis. This is a great family activity. Children under 16 must be accompanied with an adult over 18 years old. Rental fee is $4-$6 per boat per 30 minutes. Life jackets are provided. Contact the Lake View Nature Center for group rentals outside of public rental hours at (630) 941-8748.

Click HERE for more information

Saturday Walking Club

Every Saturday
8:00 am

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.

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Afternoon Barbershop Chorus

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.



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