Recreation & Parks


The Recreation and Parks Department offers close to 120 recreational activities and instructional programs, and is responsible for roughly 400 acres of park land including:


Additionally, the Recreation and Parks Department operates the regionally popular Park Forest Aqua Center, the Park Forest Tennis and Health Club and Freedom Hall.The Village's recreation facilities, public parks and park facilities and are available and maintained primarily for and by the residents of Park Forest and it is the general intent to give Village residents priority in the use of these facilities. Both residents and non-residents are welcome to use the Village’s parks and facilities and to enjoy recreational programs in a non-discriminatory manner.

 Recreation & Parks Brochure

The Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure is published three times a year. Winter/Spring, Summer and Autumn. The current brochure is listed below.

2018 Summer Brochure
2018 Summer Brochure cover

2018 Winter/Spring Brochure

Winter 2018 cover

  • Please note the registration deadlines for programs.
  • Please register early or the program/trip may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
  • Information printed in the brochure may change.
  • Registration Form and Waiver -  A completed registration form and signed waiver is required before participating in any program or trip. Form: Registration Form and Waiver

Online Registration

Registration from the comfort of your home with anytime, around the clock access! Create your online account today by clicking the button below.

Please note: some programs will not be available for online registration.


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Village Green Expansion Project Features

Murphy Park Redevelopment Project



Meet Adina McCollough, Recreation Supervisor
Village of Park Forest, Recreation & Parks Department

Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Adina McCollough to Recreation Supervisor.

Adina McCollough began her service with the Village of Park Forest as Kidz Zone Coordinator for the Park Forest Public Library in 2012. As that program grew, Teen Zone was born, a partnership with Recreation & Parks Department and the Park Forest Public Library leading to Adina joining the Recreation & Parks Department in 2015 as the Teen Services Coordinator.

Through her dedication and passion for working with youth, Adina has worked cooperatively with the Park Forest Police Department in the P.A.A.C. program as well as working with the Youth Commission for 4 years. We are excited to welcome Adina in her new capacity as a Recreation Supervisor where she will expand her years of experience in trip planning, youth programming and community involvement full-time with the Recreation & Parks Department.