News Flash

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Park Forest Tennis & Health Club Session 2 Tennis Lessons

Tennis Logo 2021

The Tennis & Health Club offers lessons to every member of the family, from youth to tournament level juniors and adults. Our professional instructors are top-notch players who take a personal interest in you, regardless of your level of play. Both gr...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

2021 Beautification Awards Announced

Congratulations to all of this year’s 797 Beautification Award winners!  Click on the link below for the list of winners. 2021 Beautification Awards BrochureNew for 2021 is the Beauty Block designation awarded to the 200 block of Krotiak R...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Park Forest Tennis & Health Club Fall Tennis Lessons

Tennis Logo 2021

The Tennis & Health Club offers lessons to every member of the family, from youth to tournament level juniors and adults. Our professional instructors are top-notch players who take a personal interest in you, regardless of your level of play. Both gr...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Recreation, Parks & Community Health Trips

Summer_Autumn2021 Trip Brochure 8_20_21 COVER

Recreation, Parks & Community Health has great trips planned for you!  Click on the link below to download the current trip brochure.  Recreation, Parks & Community Health Trip brochure - 8/20/21New trips are being added so conti...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Beautification Award Judging July 19-August 2, 2021

House and certificate green

The nominations are in! Thank you to all residents who nominated Park Forest properties with outstanding curb appeal. The Beautification Awards Committee will judge all nominated properties from July 19 to August 2, so be sure that yours is in tip top sha...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Main Street Nights Begins Wednesday, June 23, 2021

MSN Logo

Main Street Nights begins Wednesday, June 23rd. Enjoy 8 nights of Free entertainment!    Click on the link below to view the 2021 Main Street Nights ScheduleMain Street Nights Flyer

Department of Recreation, Parks & Community HealthVi...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

2021 Summer Recreation, Parks & Community Health Brochure

cover Spring_Summer 2021 Brochure 6_15_21

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health offers a variety of programs and events!  Click on the link below to view the 2021 Summer Recreation, Parks & Community Health Brochure.2021 Summer Brochure

Department of Recreation, P...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

4th of July Schedule of Events

Carla Prather is a veteran vocalist from Chi and has countless fans worldwide as a recording artist and performer. Carla Prather is a one of the lead vocalists in the Chicago Phenom band Poi Dog Pondering, and Carla Prather and Company is her solo project...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Nominate Park Forest Properties for a 2021 Park Forest Beautification Award

House and certificate green

Does your home or business have curb appeal? Do you spend every sunny day working on your home and garden? Do you love to decorate your business windows and exterior? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you can nominate your prope...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Park Forest Aqua Center Member Appreciation Kick Off May 28, 2021

aqua logo

Friday, May 28, 2021Tonight is the night! If you have already become a member of the Aqua Center, or plan to do so before this evening, we invite you to our Member Appreciation Kick Off!Yes, we are celebrating you come rain or shine!

Enjoy delicious food a...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

9 Week Summer Flex - Register today!

9week fitness

9 Week Summer Flex

Ready to finally get in shape and look good for you? Join our 9 Week Summer Flex!

Cardio Drumming with Michelle and Cardio Kickboxing with Aliyah. Each program will challenge you to push yourself. With hard work and a whole lot of fun, yo...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Water Safety Day - Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 3 pm-7 pm - Park Forest Aqua Center

Did you know that the month of May is National Water Safety Month?

The Village of Park Forest, the Park Forest Aqua Center and CELTS Aquatics are proud supporters of this initiative and will host the inaugural Water Safety Day on Saturday May 15, 2021. A F...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Somonauk Park ground breaking ceremony set for May 1

Somonauk Park

A ground breaking ceremony will be held this Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at Somonauk Park in celebration of the park’s first major makeover in nearly 30 years. 
Somonauk Park, located on Somonauk Street in the southern portion of Park Forest, and ...
Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Soccer Basics & Skill Development Ages 6-14

New Program!  - Soccer Basics & Skill Development – Ages 6-14Village Sports is proud to present Soccer Basics and Skill Development! This fundamental skills based 6-week training program introduces your athlete to ball skills, passin...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Bitty Soccer Spring Camp Ages 4-5 years

classic-soccer-ball-1-1150407-1279x852

Bitty Soccer Spring Camp - Ages 4-5 yearsVillage Sports is proud to present Bitty Soccer! This introductory fundamental skills based 6 week program introduces your little kicker to the game of soccer thru learning ball skills, passing and defense.&nbs...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Links to Activities listed above. On-line Scavenger Hunt March 29 - https://www.facebook.com/pfrecandparks

Easter Trivia April 1 - https://forms.gle/59zJW5ikkRRnTmLD8Bunny Costume Contest April 2 - Submit your photo to tlucas@vopf.com by April 1, ...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Freedom Hall's March Virtual Concert

Freedom Hall, in cooperation with the band Better Together, is proud to announce its first in-house streaming concert production of 2021: Songs of Hope and Healing: Soul, Jazz, & Gospel Favorites. The show premieres Friday, March 19 at 7 pm and will b...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Line Dancing begins May 3, 2021 - Register today!

Line Dancing 2021 reduced

Beginners Line Dance is a moderately paced dance that combines exercise and dance into one. The dance steps will target/exercise the hips, legs, knees and feet. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and to have a good time. The class will be...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

New Programs Just Added! (Men's Softball, Cheer4LYFE, InspireDANCE & Ibang/Walk)

Recreation, Parks & Community Health just added 4 new programs!  Contact Recreation, Parks & Community Health for more information at 708-748-2005. Thursday Men's Premier Softball LeaguePark Forest will continue to offer its qual...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

BLS Healthcare Providers CPR Classes - March 20, 2021 & May 15, 2021

cpr clipart

BLS Healthcare Providers CPR ClassesTaught by the Park Forest Fire Department

Currently to meet COVID guidelines we will only be able to teach a maximum of 5 students per class.

The BLS Healthcare Providers CPR class is intended for Healthcare Professionals...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Taekwondo & Just Ballin' Bitty Camp - Register today!

TaekwondoTaekwondo is a Korean style method of unarmed self-defense and sport. The Word Tae means leg (foot); Kwon means hand (or fist) and Do stands for the way of mental discipline to repel aggression. It is also an Olympic Sport. Taekwondo does not mea...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

New Trip - Lunch at Thithi’s Restaurant May 12, 2021

Thithis Restaurant

Thithi's Restaurant, featured on WTTW's own Check Please! is Evergreen Park's hidden gem known for great experiences, delicious food, amazing martinis and pleasant staff. This 4.5-star restaurant features a mix of Thai and French cuisine in an upscale est...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Upcoming Thorn Creek Nature Center Programs

Thorn Creek Nature Center 2021 reduced

THORN CREEK NATURE CENTER                       247 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL 60466708-747-6320 thorn_creek@att.netWebsite: http://tcwoods.orgFEB...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Recreation, Parks & Community Health Trip - Riverside Casino & Golf Resort - April 5-7, 2021

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (Riverside, IA)April 5-7, 2021 - Program # 14822-01Fees:  Single Occupancy $338 per person             Double Occupancy $225 per person

*Full payment...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

How to Obtain a 2021 Park/Equipment Permit - New Procedure - Pre-registration Appointment Required

Central Park Pavilion 2016

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Park Permit Lottery will not be held this year. Please click on the link below to view the new 2021 procedure for obtaining a park/equipment permit. How to Obtain a 2021 Park/Equipment Permit&n...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

New Trips from Recreation, Parks & Community Health

Greetings and Happy New Year from your friends at Recreation, Parks & Community Health!

We miss you and have worked hard to prepare for the next time we can be together safely. Utilizing current Illinois Department of Public Health, WHO and CDC COVID s...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Virtual Beginners Line Dance - Jan. 4-Feb. 8, 2021

Dancin Deeva purple background

Ages 18 & Older    $36    6 weeksVirtual Program (*See Instructions below) 11601-01  Mondays  10:30 am-11:30 am Jan. 4, 2021-Feb. 8, 2021

Virtual Beginners Line Dance is a moderately paced ...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Virtual Beginners Line Dancing with Dawn, The Dancin' Deeva!

Virtual Beginners Line Dancing with Dawn, The Dancin' Deeva!Dawn will be hosting a free virtual line dancing class every Monday from 10:30 am-11:30 am during the month of December.Signups will be done via Eventbrite and the class will be hosted on The Ban...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation facilities to close, programs canceled through March 30

Coronavirus update

Park Forest’s Recreation, Parks, and Community Health Department has released the following statement related to upcoming facility closures and programming cancellations in response to the coronavirus.As a public health precaution, Park Forest&a...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

FREE Workshop | Aging in a Changing Region

Aging in Park Forest Planning Process

The Village of Park Forest has received a technical assistance award from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to participate in their “Aging in a Changing Region” program.  The goal of this program is to undertake ...

Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News