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Welcome to the Oakbrook Terrace Park District

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50th Anniversary

1963 – 2013

The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 with special events and programs throughout the year.

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Click on a page at left to view the “50 Years of Fun!” inserts that appeared in the Summer and Fall catalogs. The inserts showcase some historic pictures from the early years of the District.

Public Meeting

A public meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Heritage Park will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Heritage Center.

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

Board Meeting Date Change

The Board of Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, April 17th has been rescheduled to April 10th at 6:30 pm.

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

Summer Camp Update

The first week of camp for Day Camp, Teen Camp, and Counselor in Training will begin on Thursday, June 12th rather than on the 9th.

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

Teen yoga

Thursdays, Apr. 17 – May 22
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Age: 13 – 17

Come join us for yoga as we explore yoga poses, breathing, balance poses, and meditation, all put together to your favorite music.

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

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National Food Days:
Animal Crackers Birthday

Thursday, April 17
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Coming up:
May 15 — Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
June 17 — Fresh Veggies Day (* at Fitness Center)
July 23 — Vanilla Ice Cream Day
August 6 — Root Beer Float Day

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

Dance classes

Tiny Toes, Age 2 ... Sat., Apr 26 – May 17
10:15 – 10:45 pm
Ballet, Age 3–4 ... Sat., Apr 26 – May 17
10:45 – 11:30 pm
Ballet/Tap, Age 5–7 ... Sat., Apr 26 – May 17
11:30 – 12:15 pm
Ballet/Jazz, Age 7–10 ... Sat., Apr 26 – May 17
12:15 – 1:00 pm

Children who dance have increased self-esteem, coordination, balance, and poise. Classes are taught by well-qualified instructors who wish to share their passion of dance with the next generation of dancers.

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

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Kite Fly

Saturday, April 26
1:00–3:00 pm

Grab your kite & your friends and head out to Heritage Park for an afternoon of spring-time fun. We will fly kites, make bubbles, and enjoy a special treat. We will be selling kites for those that do not have one. You won't want to miss this!

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

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Lake View Nature Center's
Spring Celebration

Join the Lake View Nature Center as they celebrate their 20th anniversary this spring. There will be lots of fun activities including a bounce house, live animals, self-guided hike, geocaching, balloon artist, paddle boating, archery & more!

Click HERE to go to the Spring Celebration web page.

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

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Dorothy Drennon Park
OSLAD park improvements

Phase Two of the Dorothy Drennon Park improvement project is complete. Click HERE to see photos of the changes.

Click HERE to download an informational flyer about the overall project.

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