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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.

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.

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National Food Days:
National Pie Day

Monday, December 1
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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Christkindl Market

Tuesday, December 2
9:30 am (bus departs from Heritage Center)
Age: 18 & older

Come celebrate the Holidays at the Christkindl Market. Enjoy an afternoon of authentic German traditions without having to travel any farther than the city of Chicago. After exploring all of the booths, we will head over to Giordanos for lunch. Fee does not include lunch. Please wear good walking shoes.

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

Polar Express

Polar Express Story Time Trolley

Sunday, December 7
9:00 – 11:00 am
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Registration is taking place now for the Polar Express Story Time Trolley. Join the Oakbrook Terrace Park District for a magical ride through the North Pole. We will take a trolley ride to the North Pole (Holiday Inn in Oakbrook Terrace), where we will enjoy a delightful meal, games, and crafts. During the event, Santa will be making a special appearance to visit with the children. The Trolley will depart from the Oakbrook Terrace Park District Fitness Center.

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

Parents Day Out

Saturday, December 13
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Age: 2 – 11

Parents, are you looking to get some holiday shopping done and don't want to bring the kids? The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is offering a Parents Day Out and will keep your kids entertained. We will have a candy cane hunt, crafts, pizza and a movie. Children must be potty trained. Pre-registration is required.

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

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 20
10:00 – 10:45 am (age 2-4 with parent)
11:00 – 11:45 am (age 5-7)

Run, run as fast as you can to the Heritage Center where you can decorate your very own gingerbread house. All supplies will be provided, but we may get messy. If you have a special candy or decoration to add, please bring it to class.

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


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

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

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