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.

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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



October 2017

To All Park Forest Library Patrons:

Beginning Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Library will start a parking lot improvement program. It will include resurfacing and restriping the parking lot. There will be easy access curbs installed. Two-Way traffic will now be allowed along with a drive up book drop. The plan is to have the entire project completed before November 10.

We are working hard with the construction team to make sure that there is minimal disruption to Library services. The parking lots will be completely closed while the work is be performed. You are invited to park at the Aqua Center or Freedom Hall.

There is a book drop located in front of Village Hall.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please be patient. Your understanding will be appreciated.


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