All persons 16 years and older must have in their possession a current Illinois fishing license with the following exceptions:
Illinois fishing licenses may be purchased at many sporting goods stores, or directly from the Department of Natural Resources.
Volunteers are needed for many Park District events. For more information on recreation event volunteer opportunities contact Recreation Supervisor, Mary Swade, at RecreationSupervisor@obtpd.org. A background check is required of all volunteers.
The Lake View Nature Center does not have permits to accept injured animals. We suggest you contact the Willowbrook Wildlife Center at 630-942-6200 if you have found a wild animal in need of care.
When the parking lot is full, please park in the neighborhood. Street parking is not allowed on Hodges Road, but additional parking is available around the corner on Monterey Ave. Be sure to keep your tires on the pavement as the police will ticket if they are touching the grass. Please respect our business neighbors. We do not have permission to park in their lots. For weekend events, parking is available in the lower level of the 1 Parkview Plaza building near the Oakbrook Terrace Park District Fitness Center. The entrance is on 22nd street (same light as REI). Turn right and make a hairpin curve to go down the ramp. Access to Terrace View Park and the Nature Center is through the Fitness Center or a door near the baseball field.
When the parking lot is full, please park in the neighborhood. Pay attention to permit only spaces.
We have three parks; Heritage Park, Terrace View Park and Dorothy Drennon Park. We also have three facilities; Heritage Center, Fitness Center and Lake View Nature Center. In addition to these parks and facilites, we also have the William Cizek Bike Path.
September 1st is the cut off date. For the 3's and 4's Little Learners Preschool, the child must be 3 by September 1st. If your child misses the cut-off date, we suggest enrolling in the 2's and 3's Just for Me Preschool.
Yes, we are happy to try to accommodate your rental. Once a facility rental application is submitted, we will work on getting staff for your rental. In the event that we are unable coordinate staff, you will be notified immediately and your rental can be rescheduled or cancelled.
No, we do not provide staff to operate the sound and light booth. Directions on how to use the equipment are available in the booth.
All third party vendors including but not limited to catering companies, tent rental companies, table and chair rental companies, inflatable companies, DJ's, bands, etc. must be pre-arranged with Park District staff. A Certificate of Insurance listing the Oakbrook Terrace Park District as an additional insured must also be provided from each individual vendor.
We do allow 15 minutes before and after your rental time for set up and clean up. If a renter needs more time to set up and clean up, that time must be factored in to the rental time.