PU M M E LL - R C OU A M T S E P GU CT IO I DE N!
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The PROGRAM GUIDE of the DES PLAINES PARK DISTRICT
Administrative & Leisure Center • 2222 Birch Street • Des Plaines, IL 60018 P: 847-391-5700 g F: 847-391-5707 g www.DPParks.org Our Mission: “Enhancing our community by providing quality recreational opportunities, facilities, parks and open space.”
Spring 2013 Registration Dates Residents ......................................................Monday, March 18 Non-Residents ..............................................Monday, March 25 Classes Begin.................................................... Monday, April 1
Spring Program Registration Hours Monday–Friday, beginning March 18 ..............8:30am–5:00pm Online: March 18 and 25..............................................12:01am The Spectrum is delivered via U.S. Mail to residential addresses in Des Plaines. Copies are available at all Park District facilities, Des Plaines City Hall, the Des Plaines Public Library, and the Des Plaines History Center. You can view and download the Spectrum on our website: www.DPParks.org.
Plan ahead: Summer 2013 Registration Dates Residents ......................................................... Monday, May 13 Non-Residents ................................................. Monday, May 20 Classes Begin..................................................... Monday, June 3
Leisure Center Spring Hours Building Hours Weekdays........................................................ 7:00 am–9:30 pm Saturdays........................................................ 8:30 am–6:00 pm Sundays .......................................................... 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Regular Office Hours Monday–Friday............................................... 8:30 am–5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday...........................................................Closed The Leisure Center Holiday Hours: March 29......................................................................... Closed March 31 ..........................................................7:00am-5:00pm May 27............................................................................. Closed
Park District Facilities Golf Center Des Plaines.................................... 847-803-4653 353 N. River Road, 60016 • Open year-round Lake Park ........................................................... 847-391-5730 Lake Park Golf Course • Lake Park Marina 1015 Howard Avenue, 60018 • See page 38. Leisure Center (ALC)........................................ 847-391-5700 2222 Birch Street, 60018 ALC After Hours Emergency # ............................ 847-668-6983 Mountain View Adventure Center.................. 847-391-5733 Miniature Golf • Batting Cages • Skate & BMX Bike Park 510 E. Algonquin Road, 60016 • See page 41. Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center.............. 847-391-5740 2025 Miner Street, 60016 • June–August Chippewa Pool: 197 N. Eighth Street, 60016 Iroquois Pool: 2400 Maple Street, at Touhy Avenue, 60018 Oakwood Maintenance Facility...................... 847-391-5744 1300 Oakwood Street, 60016 • Mon.–Fri., 8:30am–2:30pm Prairie Lakes Community Center .................... 847-391-5711 Prairie Lakes Fitness Center • Prairie Lakes Theater 515 E. Thacker Street, 60016. See page 44. PLCC After Hours Emergency # .......................... 847-391-5713 Teen Center Des Plaines ................................... 847-391-5700 2222 Birch Street, 60018 • Mon.-Fri., 2:30–7:00pm Teen Center Emergency # ................................... 847-668-6983
Park Board Meetings
The Des Plaines Park Board of Commissioners meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. The public is encouraged to attend. David L. Markworth Board Room Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street
Board of Commissioners James F. Grady, President................................... 847-391-5700 Jim@jimgradyhomes.com Joseph Weber, Vice-President...............................847-391-5700 jweber@DPParks.org Donald J. Rosedale, Treasurer .............................. 847-827-0446 firstname.lastname@example.org Jana Bishop Haas, Commissioner..........................847-297-5111 email@example.com William J. Yates, Commissioner.......................... 847-391-5700 byates@DPParks.org
General Inquiries: pr @ DPParks.org Staff e-mail addresses are listed on our website: DPParks.org
Administrative Staff • 847-391-5700 John P. Hecker, Executive Director jh @DPParks.org Paul A. Cathey, Superintendent of Parks & Planning paulc @DPParks.org • 847-803-4653 Donald Miletic, Superintendent of Business & Golf Operations dm @DPParks.org Linda Traina, Superintendent of Recreation ltraina @DPParks.org Brian Panek, Manager of Golf and Facilities 847-803-4653 Gene Haring, Marketing and Communications 847-391-5087 Sean King, IT Manager 847-391-5700 Deborah Hermanson, Administrative Assistant 847-391-5096
Parks Department Staff • 847-391-5744 Ed Kelley, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Steve Krotz, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor Don Prellberg, Special Projects Supervisor Ken Rochau, Building Services Supervisor Recreation Department Staff Jennifer Boys, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation..................847-391-5711 Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor ......................847-391-5711 Karyn Roth, Recreation Supervisor ......................847-391-5700 Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager................................847-391-5711 Nancy Suwalski, Cultural Arts Supervisor ............847-391-5711 Desiree van Thorre, Aquatics and Youth Programs Supervisor..............847-391-5700
General Information Facility Rentals ....................................................847-391-5705 Program & Events Update Hotline ......................847-391-5705 TTY/TTD ............................................................847-966-8897 Des Plaines History Center ..............................847-391-5399 Frisbie Senior Center ........................................847-768-5944 M-NASR ..............................................................847-966-5522
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GUIDE Lake Park, West Park, Arndt Park, swimming, fishing, boating, sports, dance… We’ve put a whole summer’s worth of fun into a special pull-out section in the middle of the book!
Spring Fun Fair Pooches Poochesand andpets, pets,trucks truckstototouch, touch,races kitestotorun, fly, and andbikes bikestotoride…there’s ride…there’ssomething somethingfor foreveryone everyone at at our our 6th 5th annual fair. Join the fun on page 19 25.
Splashtacular fun is on pages 10–13. Pool Passes go on sale April 1! New this year: renew online!
Mother-Daughter Tea for Two Pour yourself a tea-cup of good cheer, or be a runway model! The fun is on page 18.
Spring Break is more fun when kids spend it with us! Kruisin’ Kids day trips & Leisure Lizards groups get together on page 22.
Looking for the perfect one-day getaway? We have six terrific trips that depart from page 7. One of our most popular events, for ages 5-12. Read all about it on page 20, and mark your calendar! La di da di da di da di da... it’s the Think Method! The band steps off on page 43.
Table of Contents Find it all online! www.DPParks.org Page
A Administrative & Leisure Center. ...... 6
Facility and Office Hours. Health Club, Gymnasium. Group Fitness Classes. Adult Programs ............................... 7-9 Art, Boating, Dance, Dog Training Walks & Trips Affiliated Organizations.................... 58 Art Quest............................................. 24 Aquatics, Swimming.................... 10-13 Aqua Exercise Classes........................ 12 Pool Passes................................. 10-11 Swimming Lessons....................... 12-13 Art Classes...................................... 8, 24 Art Quest, Introduction to Drawing, The Nature of Watercolor Artistry in Motion Dance Company......... 53 Athletics Sports for all ages............ 25-29
B Babysitting at Prairie Lakes.................... 46 Balloon Animals.................................... 24 Ballroom Dancing............................. 8, 52 Banquet Facilities................................. 54 Baseball, Softball............................27, 29 Basketball............................. 6, 27, 29, 44 Before & After Program Care.................. 22 Birthday Parties.................................. 23 Boating............................................ 8, 40 How to Read a Nautical Chart............... 8 GPS for Mariners................................. 8 Body Bar Sculpting............................... 50 Buy a Brick Memorial Program............... 58 At the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion
C Chicago Bulls Basketball Camp.............. 27 Chicago Storm Soccer Camp................. 27 Child Sitting (Before & After Care).......... 22 Chippewa Pool Grand Opening............... 10 Club Casa Café................................... 35 Creative Corners Preschool........ 14-15
D Day Camps, Summer................. SC 1–8 Dance Classes, all ages............ 8, 52-53
Adult Dance Classes Dance à la Carte Classes Dance & Arts Camp Kid’s Ballroom Dance Tot’s in Motion Program
DP Community Concert Band.......... 42 Deep Green Earth Day......................... 19
D Des Plaines History Center............. 18
Dog Obedience Training.......................... 9 Drawing Classes............................... 8, 24 Driving Range..................................... 34 Dream Golf Pro Shop.......................... 35
Ice Skating in Park Ridge...................... IBC Indoor Cycling (Spinning)........................47 Indoor Swimming, Rosemont Pool.......... 12 Indoor Tennis, USTA.............................. 28
Junior Golf Camps.............................. SC-5
Early Childhood Classes....................14-17 Parent-Tot Classes.........................16-17 Creative Corners Preschool............ 14-15 Earth Day Youth Fair........................... 19 Easter Egg Decorating.......................... 18 Easter Egg Hunts................................ 18
F Facility and Room Rentals. ............. 54
Family Trips............................................ 7 Fantastic Fridays.................................. 20 Fitness Center at Prairie Lakes...... 44-51 Fitness Classes......................... 6, 44-51 Group Fitness Classes............... 6, 48-49 Kids’ Fitness Class............................. 24 Fitness Kickboxing................................ 50 Flag Football Camp............................... 27 Footlighters Theatre Co................... 43 Friends of the Parks........................ 19, 58 Frisbie Senior Center............................ 58
G General Information.................... 54-55
Banquet Facilities Facility and Room Rentals Park Rules & Regulations Prairie Lakes Theater Rental
Golf Center Des Plaines............. 34-38 Driving Range; 9-Hole, Par-3 Course Club Casa Restaurant & Sports Bar Dream Golf Pro Shop GolfTEC Lessons Golf Camps GPS for Mariners.................................... 8 Group Fitness Classes................. 6, 48-49 At the ALC........................................... 6 At the PLCC.................................. 48-49 Gymnastics.......................................... 28 H Health Club/Leisure Center...................... 6 History Center...................................... 18 Hot Shots Sports and Games................ 26 Adult/Tot Soccer, Lil’ Dribblers, Pee Wee Hockey, Pee Wee Soccer, Sports & More, T-Ball Skills How to Read a Nautical Chart.................. 8
Karate............................................ 32-33 Kids’ Ballroom Dance............................ 52 Kid’s First Tumbling............................... 26 Kids’ Fitness Classes............................ 24 Kruisin’ Kids Day Trips......................... 22 Lacrosse.............................................. 27 Lake Park Golf Course................ 38-39 Leagues, Lessons, Memberships Late Night in the Park........................... 41 Learn to Swim Programs.................. 12-13 Leader in Training Program................. SC-3 Lego® Classes..................................... 21 Little Angels Lego Engineering Lego Innovations Lab Video Gaming Leisure Center.................................... 6 Facility and Office Hours Health Club, Gymnasium Group Fitness Classes Leisure Lizards.................................... 22 Lifeguard Training.................................. 13
M Map of Parks & Facilities.................. 30-31 Magic Class......................................... 24 Martial Arts . ................................. 32-33 Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Men’s Basketball Leagues..................... 29 Middle School Drop-Ins....................... 20 M-NASR. ........................................... 58 Maine-Niles Assoc. of Special Recreation
Mother-Daughter Tea........................... 18 Mountain View Adventure Center.... 41 Adventure Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, Garage Bands, Late Night in the Parks, Parties, Skate & BMX Bike Parks Music Lessons.................................... 42 Guitar, Piano, Voice, Violin
O Oakton Ice Arena................................. IBC One-On-One Personal Training............... 46 Open Basketball............................... 6, 44
Table of Contents Find it all online! www.DPParks.org Page
Parks & Facilities Map...................... 30-31 Parks Clean-up Day............................. 19 People at the Parks.............................. 20 Meet John Fenske
Personal Fitness Training....................... 46 Picnic Shelters, Rental.......................... 40 Pilates................................................. 50 Piloxing................................................ 50 Polish Preschool Class...........................17 Pool Passes................................... 10-11
Prairie Lakes Community Center.44-51
Babysitting Services Basketball, Fitness Classes Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms, Personal Training, Racquetball, Volleyball, Walleyball, Walking/Jogging Track Prairie Lakes Fitness Center...... 44-51 Features, Lockers, Memberships Daily Fees, Lockers, Saunas, Towel Service, Whirlpool Prairie Lakes Theater................. 43, 54
Creative Corners Preschool Preschool Circus Class Preschool Gymnastics Polish Preschool Spanish Preschool
R Racquetball.......................................... 44 Racquetball Fitness Memberships.......... 45 Registration Information............. 56-57 How to Register, Registration Forms Online Registration Park District Scholarships Payment Plans Rentals, Facilities & Rooms. ........... 54 Rock Cut State Park Campout............. SC-4 Rosemont Indoor Pool........................... 12
S School Day Off Programs..................... 22 Kruisin’ Kids, Leisure Lizards Child Sitting (Before & After Care) Senior Center, Frisbie............................ 58 Shotokan Karate............................. 32-33 Soccer............................................ 25-27 Adult/Tot Soccer, Pee Wee Soccer Chicago Storm Soccer Softball & Baseball..........................27, 29 Spanish Preschool Class........................17 Special Recreation (M-NASR)............... 58 Splendid Ballroom & Swing Dancing......... 8
S Sports for all ages......................... 25-29
Baseball, Basketball, Co-Rec Softball, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball Sports Saturdays.................................. 24 Spring Break Sports Camps................ 27 Spring Fun Fair................................. 19 Spring Soccer................................... 25 Sticks for Kids Golf.......................... 38-39 Summer Camps. .........................SC 1-8 Pull-out section in the center Swimming Lessons........................ 12-13
Each program description includes the initials of the supervisor, so you can contact them directly with any program related questions.
ns: Nancy Suwalski 847-391-5711 nancys@DPParks.org dvt: Desiree van Thorre 847-391-5700 dvanthorre@DPParks.org
Tae Kwon Do........................................ 32 Tai Chi................................................. 32 Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword T-Ball Skills Clinic................................. 26 Tea for Two, Mother-Daughter................ 18 Technosaurus Lego® Classes................ 21 Teen Center.......................................17 Study Area, Café, Game Room Tennis, Indoor.......................................28 Threshold Martial Arts........................... 33 Tree of Life Memorial Program. ...... 54 Tumbling, Youth.................................... 26
jc: Joshua Cantres 847-391-5711 jc@DPParks.org bp: Brian Panek 847-803-4653 brian.panek@DPParks.org kr: Karyn Roth karyn.roth@DPParks.org
ss: Shelli Sarg ssarg@DPParks.org
Volleyball....................................... 28, 44 VolleyballPros classes Open Volleyball at PLCC
Walleyball............................................ 44 Walks & Trips, Family and Adult................ 7 Watercolor Painting Class........................ 8 Water Walking/Aqua Exercise................. 12 Why Weight?........................................ 46 Wi-Fi, Prairie Lakes............................... 54
Y Yoga Classes....................................... 51 Beginning, All Levels Parent Child Yoga, Yoga 101 Youth Golf Leagues, Lessons............ 36-38
On the Cover IPRA 2012 Photo Contest 2nd Place Award Sports Category Co-Rec Softball
Sign up your team by April 19. Details on page 29
Golfing at Lake Park
Kids golf for just $6 with an adult. Details on page 39
Basketball at Prairie Lakes.
Details on page 27 Photo credits Lisa Haring: Cover (4); pages 8, 9, 13-15, 18-22, 24, 28-29, Camp Guide (11), 35, 37-43, 47, 49-51, 53.
Zumba Fitness Classes......................... 49 Zumba, Zumba Sentao Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning ZumbAtomic, for Kids........................... 24
Administrative & Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street
Administrative & Leisure Center Hours Park District Administrative Offices Monday–Friday
847-391-5700 Health Club Membership Fees
Resident/Corporate Annual $ 140 6 months $ 88 Daily Fee $ 5
Senior $ 95 $ 60 $ 5
Non–Resident $ 190 $ 119 $ 5
Non–Resident Senior $ 140 $ 88 $ 5
Leisure Center Spring Hours
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays
7:00am–9:30pm 8:30am–6:00pm 1:00pm–6:00pm
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
ALC Health Club Springs Hours
The Health Club always closes 30 minutes before the Leisure Center is closed.
Weekdays Saturdays Sundays
7:00am–9:00pm 8:30am–5:30pm 1:00pm–5:30pm
Building & Health Club Spring Closures Friday, March 29 Sunday, March 31 Monday, May 27
Closed Closed Closed
Building hours are subject to change
Leisure Center Open Basketball
Daily Fees Adult Resident $3 Adult Non–Resident $5 Youth Resident (before 6pm M–F) Free Youth Resident (after 6pm M–F) $2 Youth Resident (Saturday & Sunday) $2 Youth Non–Resident $3
Open Basketball Winter Hours Monday & Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday Select Fridays Saturday Sunday
Closed 3:00–9:00pm 3:00–9:00pm Noon–6:00pm 1:00–6:00pm
Building & Gym Spring Closures Friday, March 29 Sunday, March 31 Monday, May 27
Closed Closed Closed
Gymnasium hours are subject to change
Membership Levels Resident: Anyone 16 years of age or older. Individuals under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent. Senior: 60 years of age and older. Corporate: Available to any non-resident individual who works within the boundaries of the Des Plaines Park District. Our coed fitness room features cardio and resistance training equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals. Sign up for an orientation to become familiar with the health club and our equipment. After your full-body workout, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy our separate men’s and women’s saunas, and the coed whirlpool. Stop by the Leisure Center and find out more! Equipment includes • Recumbent Bike • 2 Upright Bikes • 3 Treadmills • 1 Arc Trainer • Elliptical Cross Training Machine • Multi Gym, with adjustable weights • Free Weight System • Rowing Machine • Abdominal Bench Features • Orientation • Coed weight room • Coed whirlpool • Private saunas • Use of gymnasium Personal Training Available Details on page 46, or call 847-391-5711
Try out one of our Group Fitness classes! It’s easy and convenient; just pay the daily fee.* R: $6/NR: $7 Classes on this page meet at the Leisure Center. A complete list of our Group Fitness classes is on page 48–49. *Valid if the class meets its minimum enrollment.
Save! An individual who signs up for two or more group fitness classes receives a $5 discount. E–Z Aerobics Beginner class • Ages 14+ E–Z Aerobics focuses on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out-of-shape. ss Min/Max: 7/15 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor ALC, Room 113 7 weeks Mondays, 12:30–1:30pm 4/8–5/20 R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62655-1 8 weeks Wednesdays, 12:30–1:30pm 4/10–5/29 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62655-2 Ultimate Lo Robics Beginner to Intermediate class • Ages 14+ Combines resistance power, low impact aerobics, step, and intense abs for an exhilarating workout. ss Min/Max: 7/15 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor ALC, Room 113 7 weeks Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 4/8–5/20 R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62654-1 8 weeks Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 4/11–5/30 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62654-2
Adult & Family Trips Sunday, May 19 8:00am–6:00pm Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and Cedarburg, WI Once farmland used to rest the Schlitz Draft Horses, this 225-acre preserve offers miles of trails to explore through woodlands, prairie and along the Lake Michigan shore. A perfect place for a morning walk and bird watching—you may want to bring binoculars, or relax in the deck rockers overlooking the lake. Ranked as a favorite small town getaway, visiting Cedarburg is like journeying back 150 years with its limestone and brick buildings that remain unchanged from that era. Enjoy exploring the specialty shops and winery, Covered Bridges Park, the Interurban Trail and the Historic Grist Museum. Lunch on your own at one of the charming restaurants or cozy taverns. www.sanc.org www.cedarburg.org R: $33/NR: $39 #5-62504-1 Sunday, June 23 7:30am–6:00pm Amish Acres, Nappanee, Indiana and the Mishawaka River Walk Amish Acres Historic Farm is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the 80 acre farm and experience the lifestyle of the Amish through our guided tour, documentary film, craft demonstrations and farm wagon ride. Enjoy award winning family style Threshers Dinner and visit the quaint shops. Before our relaxing ride home work off dinner calories with a walk along the St. Joseph River at the Mishawka Beutter Parks Gardens and River Walk. Please notice the departure time is earlier due to the Indiana time change. www.amishacres.com mishawaka.in.gov/beutterpark R: $60/NR: $69 #1-62501-1 Sunday, July 28 8:00am–5:00pm Wehr Nature Center and Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee, WI Begin our morning exploring the Wehr Nature Center with trails that loop alongside a lake, through woods and prairies. Learn about the center’s eco-system at the Park’s Naturalist’s Program and stop in the center’s nature store gift shop. Feast at the six-station brunch at Boerner Botanical Gardens—rated the best brunch ever by our Park District trip participants in 2006! Then explore the beautiful gardens, styled after a typical English country gardens, the Garden House, visitor center and gift shop. www.friendsofwehr.org www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org R: $62/NR: $68 #1-62502-1
Sunday, August 25 8:00am–7:00pm White Pines Forest State Park and Pride of Oregon Paddle Wheel River Boat, Oregon, Illinois White Pines once dominated vast regions of North America. Today the last White Pines in Illinois grow along the Pine Creek in this popular State Park. Varied walking paths and more difficult hiking trails provide ample opportunities to see the beautiful vine-covered limestone cliffs and whispering pines. Light refreshments available at the lodge gift shop. Relax and enjoy the Champagne Brunch Cruise on the Rock River aboard the authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat the Pride of Oregon. (Our cruise boards at 2:30pm for a late brunch) www.dnr.state.il.us www.paddlewheelinn.com R: $60/NR: $66 #1-62503-1 Sunday, September 22 8:00am–6:00pm Beloit Wisconsin River Walk, The Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead and Beckman Mill Stretch your legs after our ride to Beloit on the scenic Rock River Front Park and River Walk. Step back in time and experience life in the mid-1800’s at the artfully restored 1857 Victorian Homestead, Barn and one room school house of the Hanchett-Bartlett homestead. See how the “upper middle class” lived at the turn of the century. The Beckman Mill, a working grist mill, has been restored to the 1920’s era. Explore the Beckman Home Museum, the Creamery Gift shop and the park’s nature trail, dam and fish ladder. Lunch at the Rockton Inn. www.beloithistoricalsociety.com www.beckmanmill.org R: $58/NR: $64 #2-62501-1 Sunday, October 20 8:00am–6:00pm Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train and Museum; Taylor Arboretum and Historical Sites of Pretzel City, USA The Billerbeck Bakery, established in 1881, produced so many pretzels to go with the beer made in Freeport’s six breweries that Freeport, Illinois was called the “Pretzel City”. Visit the Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad yard featuring a collection of locomotives, cabooses and rolling stock. Take a trip up the tracks on the 1912 Heisler Steam Locomotive led train and enjoy the Fall Harvest demonstrations. Explore the Taylor Arboretum, the historical museums and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square in downtown Freeport. Lunch in Freeport included. www.thefreeportshow.com www.stephcohs.org www.lincoln-douglas.org R: $63/NR: $69 #2-62502-1
For Adults & Families Ages 18 and older.
Children 10 and older are always welcome when accompanied by a parent. New this year: All walks depart from Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street Min/Max: 18/36 for all trips.
Seven Walk Package
Includes everything listed in the details for each individual walk. Itineraries are complicated and mutable. Participants will be notified of changes. Meals are on your own, unless noted. Registration deadline for the complete package is May 19. #5-62503-1 R: $320/NR: $353 –––––––––– Please note: –––––––––– After the first walk on May 19, there will be no individual walk refunds issued to participants who registered for the complete package. –––––––––– Learn more: –––––––––– Visit the websites listed for each of our destinations. Find these links and more on our website: www.DPParks.org New! Look for this symbol. It means Meals Are Included!
Annual Des Plaines Breakfast Walk
November 10 • 3 hour walk Are you ready for a walk through the great city of Des Plaines? We start out from the Prairie Lakes Community Center at 8:00am and work our way to a local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to share pictures and memories of past trips and to bring ideas for future trips. Breakfast is on your own. R: $5/NR: $8 • #3-62502-1
Adult Programs HOW TO READ A NAUTICAL CHART Ages 15+ When navigating on land you use a map. At sea there are no streets or signposts. Everything looks the same. For navigating at sea, we use a chart. Navigators use charts to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Charts contain information on dangerous areas, aids to navigation, harbors, wrecks, depth of water, bottom type, and magnetic variations affecting the compass. This course will provide the recreational boater with the knowledge to interpret the chart’s contents in order to operate the boat safely. Text and training chart included. kr Min/Max 5/12 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, April 13 12:30-4:30pm R: $45/NR: $54 #5-05171-1
GPS FOR MARINERS Ages 15+ This Coast Guard Auxiliary class focuses on the Global Positioning Satellite navigation equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. Students will learn how to use a GPS for practical navigating, setting and using waypoints and for more advanced applications. Participants who already own hand-held GPS units should bring them to the class. Note: The “How to Read a Nautical Chart” class includes information that will improve the understanding of GPS. kr Min/Max 5/12 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Instructors PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, May 11 12:30-4:30pm R: $45/NR: $54 #5-05170-1 Sign up for both classes and save $10!
Introduction to Drawing
Ages 18+ Drawing is the foundation of most art activities. It is the heart and soul of the creative process. With basic drawing skills, an artist can moveº on to many other color mediums. Learning to draw is learning to see, but it is also a matter of learning what to look for and how to see it. “Introduction to Drawing” will help develop and improve your drawing skills with a series of fun and interesting exercises and projects. We will learn many drawing techniques using pencil and charcoal as our tools. Join us and imagine the possibilities as we explore a very important step to unleashing your artistic creativity. ns Min/Max: 8/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor PLCC, Art Room 8 weeks Mondays, 6:00–7:30pm 4/1–5/20 R: $72/NR: $90 #5-61347-1
The Nature of Watercolor
Ages 18+ Have you always wanted to paint using watercolors, but the fear of not knowing how to begin prevented you from even trying? This is a unique watercolor class for beginners. We take a step-by-step approach, and in each class we will find our inner talent by focusing on one element of watercolor at a time. Join us in an exciting discovery of the world of watercolor! ns Min/Max: 8/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor PLCC, Art Room 8 weeks Mondays, 7:30–8:45pm 4/1–5/20 R: $70/NR: $88 #5-61345-1
Splendid Ballroom & Swing
Ages 16+ Discover the wonderful world of ballroom dancing. Improve your skills, learn new steps and how to lead & follow in this introductory/refresher session. You will have fun learning the sophisticated Waltz, Cha Cha, and swingin’ Swing. Join us for these enjoyable dances that are simply timeless. Couples are recommended, but not necessary. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. ns Min/Max: 8/20 Dance Techs, Instructor 4 weeks • PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm • 4/4–4/25 R: $42/NR: $52 • #5-60492-1
Adult Programs Dog Obedience Training About Obedience Classes Owners must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult for class. Dogs must successfully pass the previous level before advancing. Do not buy any equipment prior to the first class. Proper equipment will be discussed and available at the first meeting. Please bring to the first class: Health information, rabies number, health certificate, and date of last vet visit. Paper towels and plastic bags. Paper and pen. Your dog! When registering, please use the owner’s information for the participant’s name and birth date. Include the dog’s name, in parenthesis. kr
Looking For a Great Dog Park? Beck Lake is a Dog Friendly Area! The Forest Preserve District of Cook County provides the Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area, where you can unleash your dog. The area is accessible from N.E. River Road, north of Central Road (east of Oakton Community College). Dog owners wishing to use the Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area must procure a permit for the location. For forms, fees, directions, and related information, please visit the Forest Preserve website: becklakedogs.org, or call them at 708-771-1036.
Please note: All obedience classes use the Leisure Center Service Door entrance, from the north parking lot. All classes: Min/Max: 8/14 Sheryl Phelps, Instructor Mondays ALC, Gym 8 Weeks
4/1–5/20 R: $44/NR: $55
Beginning Obedience Dogs must be at least 5 months old. Tired of your dog dragging you down the street? Is he/she destructive? Learn to enjoy your dog and get control! Basic obedience will be taught. Your dog will learn to walk nicely at your side, stay when told, and come when called. Problem solving will also be covered. kr 7:00–8:00pm #5-56061-1 Advanced Obedience Dogs work off-leash for most of this class. Jumping and retrieving are stressed. 8:00–9:00pm #5-56064-1 Rally/Intermediate Learn Rally, the newest sport for your dog, following a set course of signs. Novice level is all on-leash, and very positive for the dog. All participants must already be able to do basic levels of obedience to attend this class. kr 9:00–10:00pm #5-56062-1
Program Questions? Each program description includes the initials of the supervisor, so you can contact them directly with any program related questions. jc: Joshua Cantres 847-391-5711 jc@DPParks.org bp: Brian Panek 847-803-4653 brian.panek@DPParks.org kr: Karyn Roth karyn.roth@DPParks.org
ss: Shelli Sarg ssarg@DPParks.org
ns: Nancy Suwalski 847-391-5711 nancys@DPParks.org dvt: Desiree van Thorre 847-391-5700 dvanthorre@DPParks.org
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2013 Pool Pass Schedule On sale beginning April 1 Leisure Center 2222 Birch Street Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm Closed on Monday, May 27 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Lakes 515 E. Thacker Street Monday–Thursday 6:00am–10:30pm Friday 6:00am–9:30pm Saturday and Sunday 8:00am–5:00pm Closed on Monday, May 27
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Pool passes are available at Mystic Waters, 2025 Miner Street Monday–Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm
Pre-Season Pool Hours Mystic Waters Opens Saturday, June 1 Noon–7:00pm Chippewa Pool Opens Wednesday, June 5 Noon–6:00pm Chippewa Pool Grand Opening Celebration!
Regular Season Pool Hours For all pools, the season begins on Saturday, June 8. Mystic opens daily at 11:00am. Chippewa & Iroquois open at noon.
2013 Pool Passes Pool Pass Sales begin Monday, April 1 A Mystic Waters pool pass includes full use of the water slides, drop slides, diving platforms, lazy river, zero depth pool, splash playground, and sand play areas.* A Chippewa/Iroquois pass provides unlimited admissions to those neighborhood pools, and a bonus of $1 off resident rates at Mystic Waters. *Includes Chippewa and Iroquois pools. Purchase or renew before May 31 and receive a Recreation Relief Discount Card!
Pre-season rates Mystic Waters (Includes all pools) Chippewa/Iroquois Only Valid 4/1–5/31 R/NR R/NR Individual...........................$100/160..........................................$60/100 Family of 2.........................$150/224..........................................$90/140 Family of 3.........................$180/272..........................................$102/160 Each additional..................$20/32..............................................$12/20 Senior (60+)......................$54/91..............................................$31/52 In-season rates Mystic Waters (Includes all pools) Chippewa/Iroquois Only Beginning 6/1 R/NR R/NR Individual...........................$120/180...........................................$80/120 Family of 2.........................$180/252...........................................$120/168 Family of 3.........................$216/306...........................................$136/192 Each additional person........$24/36...............................................$16/24 Senior (60+)......................$74/111.............................................$51/72 How to Purchase a Pool Pass • Registration Form is on page 11 New this year: Renew your 2012 Pool Pass Online! Step by step directions are on the website: www.DPParks.org.
1. 2012 Pool Pass Holders may register by mail or in person at the Leisure Center, and Prairie Lakes Community Center, beginning Monday, April 1. (Hours are listed on this page.) 2. In–person registration is required for all NEW pool pass sales. Each individual family member will need a photo taken at the time of registration; so, if possible, all family members should sign up for their pool pass at the same time. 3. Fill out the registration form on page 11. Circle the type of pass you are purchasing. Complete all family information including individual names and birth dates. Please indicate if each pass is new or a renewal. Determine pass fee using the chart on this page. Please note: If you are renewing your 2012 passes, but need a new universal card, please add $8 per replacement. 4. Payment may be made with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Make checks payable to the Des Plaines Park District. Credit card payments require the card number, expiration date, and the cardholder’s signature. 5. Have proof of residency ready when you come in to register. A current driver’s license or a recent utility bill that shows your name and address is sufficient. 6. Registrations received after 9:00pm on 5/31 will be charged in-season rates.
Pool Pass Policies
• A ‘family’ is defined as parents and their dependent children (age 23 and under) who reside at the same address. Grandparents who reside with their adult children can be added to a family pass with proof of residency. • Multiple families that reside in the same household must purchase a separate pass for each family, and each family must have proof of residency at that address. • Live in babysitters/nannies are not considered family members. • Children under two years of age are admitted free. • Not all Des Plaines addresses are within our Park District boundaries. If you are unsure about residency, please call us at 847-391-5700 prior to registration in order to avoid any confusion. • Families with over 5 members will require birth certificates. • Children under the age of 10 receive specially colored passes, and will not be allowed into any aquatic facility without an adult 18 years or older.
Pool Pass Refunds
Refunds for season pool passes will be issued, for any reason, before the pools open. During the pool season, prorated refunds will be issued for medical reasons (with a Doctor’s note) or due to relocation out of the area. Refund requests received during the season, for any other reason, will be considered on a per case basis by the Aquatic Supervisor. In all cases, a $2 per pass charge will be assessed for refunds.
Aquatics Swimming Lessons
Indoors at the Rosemont Pool Aqua Exercise Ages 14+ Aerobics+Water=A Cool Workout! Adding water to your fitness program burns calories and tones muscles in a refreshing way. No swimming skills are necessary; just bring your noodles* and a swimsuit. We provide the rest for one of the best workouts ever! dvt Min/Max: 10/25 Rosemont Pool Tuesday, 6:30–7:15pm 8 weeks 4/2–5/21 R: $46/NR: $59 #5-62310-1 Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Saturday, 8:30–9:15am 7 weeks 4/6–5/18 R: $41/NR: $51 #5-62310-2 Lisa Guagenti, Instructor Water Walking Ages 14+ In this class, we walk a variety of patterns in waist to chest deep water, intensifying the workout by increasing walking speeds and using arm movements. No swimming skills are necessary. Water Walking is an excellent class for seniors, pregnant woman (with physician approval, please), those who are physically limited, or simply out of shape. dvt Don’t forget to bring 2 noodles to class.* Min/Max: 10/25 Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor Rosemont Pool Tuesday, 7:15–8:00pm 4/2–5/21 R: $46/NR: $59 8 weeks #5-62311-1
Indoors at the Rosemont Pool • 8-weeks Day Wed Sat Sat
Dates 4/3-5/22 4/6-5/18 4/6-5/18
Time 6:30-7:00pm 9:30-10:00am 11:15-11:45am
Preschool Level 1 (Ages 3–5yrs)
Mon Wed Sat
4/1-5/20 4/3-5/22 4/6-5/18
6:30-7:00pm #5-67079-1 6:30-7:00pm #5-67079-2 11:15-11:45am #5-67079-3
$40/$51 $40/$51 $35/$43*
Preschool Level 2 (Ages 3–5yrs)
Mon Wed Sat
4/1-5/20 4/3-5/22 4/6-5/18
6:30-7:00pm #5-67078-1 6:30-7:00pm #5-67078-2 11:15-11:45am #5-67078-3
$40/$51 $40/$51 $35/$43*
Mon Wed Sat
4/1-5/20 4/3-5/22 4/6-5/18
7:15-8:00pm #5-67071-1 7:15-8:00pm #5-67071-2 10:15-11:00am #5-67071-3
$44/$56 $44/$56 $39/$48*
Mon Wed Sat
4/1-5/20 4/3-5/22 4/6-5/18
7:15-8:00pm #5-67072-1 7:15-8:00pm #5-67072-2 10:15-11:00am #5-67072-3
$44/$56 $44/$56 $39/$48*
Mon Wed Sat
4/1-5/20 4/3-5/22 4/6-5/18
7:15-8:00pm #5-67073-1 7:15-8:00pm #5-67073-2 10:15-11:00am #5-67073-3
$44/$56 $44/$56 $39/$48*
7:15-8:00pm #5-67074-1 10:15-11:00am #5-67074-3
I NDOOR S WIM MING Rosemont Park District allows Des Plaines Park District residents to register for all programs (excluding special events, trips and rentals), and use the following facilities at Rosemont resident rates: • Stephens Athletic Complex. • Margaret J. Lange Park, including Splash Pad. • Rosemont Pool, during open swim hours. Des Plaines Park District residents who live south of Oakton Street may also use the Barry Recreation Center & Splash Pad at Rosemont resident rates.
Fee (R/NR) $40/$51 $35/$43* $35/$43*
* Noodles are available for purchase at the Leisure Center for $5 each.
A cooperative agreement with the
Class Number #5-67070-2 #5-67070-3 #5-67070-4
Rosemont Pool • 847-823-6685 Public Swim Hours
Mon., Tue., and Wed....... 8:00–9:30pm Thursday and Friday........ 6:30–9:30pm Saturday........................ 1:00–4:00pm Sunday.....................................Closed Please note: From October 1–April 30 the pool closes at 9:00pm. Des Plaines Park District Residents 16 and older.................................. $2 Under 16........................................$1 Seniors........................................ Free Non–Residents 16 and older.................................. $5 Under 16....................................... $4 Seniors.......................................... $3
Aquatics Aquatics Des Plaines Park District Learn to Swim Programs Levels 1–6 for ages 6–15 Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Helps students feel comfortable in the water using basic swimming and water safety skills. Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills This class introduces the basics of swimming including floating without support, combined arm and leg action, and forward motion.
Parent/Tot • Ages 6 months–3 years Basic water adjustment and swimming skills are introduced through songs and games. The primary focus of this class is to make your child feel comfortable in the water. Preschool • Ages 3–5 years We offer two levels of our popular preschool swim program. Parents are not in the water during these classes. Children will not be moved to Level 1 until they turn 6 years old. Preschool 1 This program is geared toward children who have no previous experience and/or are apprehensive in the water. Through songs and games our instructors introduce your child to the fun world of swimming. Preschool 2 This program is best suited to children who have previous swimming experience and have no fear of the water. Basic swimming skills are incorporated through songs and games, and Level 1 skills are introduced. dvt
Level 3: Stroke Development Building on the basics from Level 2, students learn coordination of the front and back crawl, introduction to butterfly, treading water, and beginning head first entry. Level 4: Stroke Improvement Helps to develop confidence in the strokes learned in previous levels, improve strokes, and increase endurance. The basics of turning at the wall are introduced. Level 5: Stroke Refinement Participants refine their performance of all the stokes: front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke, and increase their distance. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency In this level, swimmers continue to refine all six strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. dvt
Please register for the most appropriate course, based on the descriptions. Students will not be moved to another level. It is not uncommon for swimmers to repeat one level for several sessions. Registration for all swim classes will end one week prior to START dates.
International Lifeguard Training Program Ages 16+ Get ready for summer by preparing for a job that is both challenging and rewarding! At the completion of this course, successful lifeguard candidates are eligible to be fully licensed through the popular Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc. program. This is the program used to train our award winning Des Plaines Park District staff! (Visit www.jellis.com.) Course includes water safety and rescue techniques, CPR, first aid, AED certification, and oxygen support training. Internet access is required in order to complete the book and test portion of this course prior to the class dates. Please note: Completion of this class does not guarantee employment with the Des Plaines Park District. Min/Max: 6/15 Prerequisites: • 16 years of age or older before the course begins. • Tread water for 1 minute using legs only • Swim 100 yards continuously, using front crawl or breast stroke. • Retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 12 feet and swim to the side. Friday, April 19 5:30–8:30pm PLCC, Prairie Room Saturday, April 20, 9:00am–5:00pm and Sunday, April 21, 9:00am–5:00pm Rosemont Pool R: $175/NR: $225 #5-67109-8
Creative Corners Preschool For ages 3–5 An Introduction to Scholastic Creativity September 3, 2013–May 13, 2014 Graduation Day: May 15, 2014 Resident registration begins 3/18/13. Non-resident registration begins 3/25/13. Creative Corners Preschool is designed to gently prepare your child for a lifetime of learning. Children are introduced to the wonders and limitless possibilities of the world around them in weekly study units that feature colors, shapes, and letters. Art, music, small and large motor skill development, and lots of imaginative play are included in the curriculum. Snacks and drinks are provided each day. Each class meets twice each week from September through May. Children must be three or four years old by September 1, 2013, and must be toilet trained: no diapers or pull-ups please. In order to keep the cost of this preschool reasonable, parents are required to volunteer in the classroom four times during the school year. kr
Kelly Roback, Preschool Director Linda Solka, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 110 For all children age 3 (by 9/1/13) Min/Max: 8/22 Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am–noon R: $557/NR: $807 #5-64319-1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am–noon R: $557/NR: $807 #5-64319-2 Fridays* 9:30am–noon R: $317/NR: $408 #5-64319-3 *Option to add this day for 3-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.
Fabulous 4’s & 5’s
Margaret Nuscher, Preschool Director Karen Toff, Preschool Assistant Leisure Center, Room 108 For all children ages 4 & 5 (by 9/1/13) Min/Max: 8/22 Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am–noon R: $657/NR: $957 #5-64320-1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am–noon R: $657/NR: $957 #5-64320-2 Fridays* 9:00am–noon R: $341/NR: $497 #5-64320-3 *Option to add this day for 4–5-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.
Preschool Payment Plan
Creative Corners Open House For the 2013–2014 school year. Are you researching your preschool options for 2013? Join us at our Creative Corners Preschool Open House, where you can tour the classrooms, meet the teachers, and ask any questions you have about the program.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:00–8:30pm Administrative & Leisure Center Creative Corners Preschool Rooms 110 & 108
Lunch Bunch! For all kids ages 3–5
September 4, 2013–May 14, 2014 • Noon–2:00pm If you are looking for a semi-structured afternoon preschool, we have just what you need! Activities include learning shapes and letters, creative time with art and music, and playtime designed to help develop small and large motor skills. This is a popular program for all kids ages 3–5, and a great way to extend any Creative Corners morning preschool. Kids must bring a sack lunch, a snack and a drink to each class. New this year, you can register for the full program—September through May—or for just three months at a time. kr Min/Max: 8/16 Instructors: Creative Corners Preschool Teachers ALC, Rooms 108 & 110
Full School Year R: $243/NR: $348 Mondays, 9/9/13–5/12/14........................ #5-64323-1 Tuesdays, 9/3/13–5/13/14........................ #5-64324-1 Wednesdays, 9/4/13–5/7/14..................... #5-64325-1 Thursdays, 9/5/13–5/8/14......................... #5-64326-1
Fall Session Only R: $90/NR: $114 Mondays, 9/9–11/18................................ #5-64323-2 Tuesdays, 9/3–11/19................................ #5-64324-2 Wednesdays, 9/4-11/20............................ #5-64325-2 Thursdays, 9/5–11/21.............................. #5-64326-2
Winter Session Only R: $90/NR: $114 Mondays, 12/2–2/24................................ #5-64323-3 Tuesdays, 12/3–2/25................................ #5-64324-3 Wednesdays, 12/4–2/26........................... #5-64325-3 Thursdays, 12/5–2/27.............................. #5-64326-3
Spring Session Only R: $90/NR: $114 Mondays, 3/3–5/12.................................. #5-64323-4 Tuesdays, 3/4–5/13.................................. #5-64324-4 Wednesdays, 3/5–5/7............................... #5-64325-4 Thursdays, 3/6–5/8.................................. #5-64326-4
Note: You must register by August 30 to take advantage of the payment plan. • A down payment of 25% is due at the time of registration. • A $25 processing fee is due at the time of registration. • The balance is due in 3 equal payments: 1 each on November 15, January 15 and March 15. Creative Corners Refund Policy • 90% for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED by Sept. 3, 2013 • 80% refund for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED after Sept. 3, 2013 • After the first week of a class, no full refunds will be granted unless the class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a class will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request. • All refunds after Sept. 3, 2013 are prorated from the time the request was received and DATE STAMPED by our office, and include a $2 processing fee.
Please note that fees are not pro-rated if you register after a session has started.
Program Guidelines We strive to provide a wide variety of excellent Early Childhood Programs. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions for new classes. To ensure quality programs, the following guidelines have been put into place: • For all non-parent classes, children must be toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups, please. • For parent/tot classes, there will be a designated area for infants in car seats. • Due to parent participation in parent/tot classes, older siblings are not allowed to attend. • For classes with crafts and painting, we recommend that participants wear old clothes or bring a smock. Register early and avoid cancellations. Class cancellations are always determined one week prior to the start of each class.
Preschool Circus Class
Ages 2–5 This fun-filled program promotes selfconfidence, teamwork, and lifelong physical activity through the joys of Circus! We teach everything from juggling to character work/clowning to acrobatics and multiple balancing acts such as tightwire, rolling globe, stilts, rolla bolla and more! This enrichment program provides a fun and exciting experience full of adventure and exploration that every child can be a part of! kr Min/Max: 8/16 • 8 weeks The Runaway Circus, Instructor ALC, Gymnasium Thursdays, noon–12:40pm 4/4–5/23 R: $116/NR: $124 #5-64302-1
Ages 2–5 Follow the Preschool Circus Class with a gymnastics class! Kids will dive into the world of gymnastics through tumbling, trampoline, balance beam, bars, a foam pit and more! Please note, if you are also registered for the Preschool Circus Class, your child will be supervised during the break in between classes. kr Min/Max: 8/16 • 8 weeks The Runaway Circus, Instructor ALC, Gymnasium Thursdays, 12:50pm–1:30pm 4/4–5/23 R: $116/NR: $124 #5-64303-1
Early Childhood Classes Curious Crawlers & Wild Walkers Parent/Tot Class, Ages 6 months–1 year Let the fun begin! Children will love engaging in large motor play through tunnels, slides, balls, and much more. Your child will sing, play with musical instruments, all while socializing with other children. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 8 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor ALC, Room 109 Thursdays, 5:30–6:15pm 4/4–5/23 R: $48/NR: $58 #5-64702-1
Get Up and Go Parent/Tot Class, Ages 1–2.5 You and your child start the morning with exercises and nursery rhymes. We play games, dance and bounce on the mats to improve motor and manipulative skills and coordination. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 7 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor West Park Fieldhouse Tuesdays, 9:15–10:15am 4/2–5/21* R: $42/NR: $50.75 #5-64304-1 *No class 4/9
My Little Cruiser Parent/Tot Class, Ages 1–2 This class is great for your active toddler. Kids will develop large motor skills by using parachute activities, balls, toys, and slides. We will use our muscles while dancing, and have fun singing. Time will be allotted for social free play. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 8 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor ALC, Room 109 Thursdays, 6:30–7:15pm 4/5–5/24 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-64704-1
Friends & Fun Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2–3 This class provides lots of free time for parents & children to interact in a fun, non-structured environment. Class includes circle time with songs and bubbles. Please bring a smock. kr Min/Max: 8/15 • 8 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor Arndt Park Fieldhouse Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30am 4/3–5/22 R: $48/NR: $58 #5-64041-1
Kid Rock Parent/Tot Class, Ages 1–3 Come march to the beat of your own drum! This class will include songs, musical instruments, and lots of FUN! Great for little ones who can’t sit still when they hear the beat! kr Min/Max: 8/15 • 8 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room Fridays, 9:30–10:15am 4/5–5/24 R: $48/NR: $58 #5-64062-1 Dress to Mess! Parents/Tots Class, Ages 1–2.5 Prepare to make a mess as your toddler explores the wonderful world of art! In each class, you and your tot will be introduced to a new tool and given time to engage in the artistic process. Dress to get messy! Bring an apron, smock, or mommy or daddy’s old t-shirt. All materials are non-toxic and safe to use. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 8 weeks Erin Boyle-Folino, Instructor PLCC, MV 1 & 2 Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15am 4/3–5/22 R: $48/NR: $58 #5-64074-1
Junior Gym Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2-3 You and your child will spend quality time together enjoying an interactive program that includes, circle time, balance beam, games, free play on the mats, bubbles and more. Your child will grow through songs and visual stimulation. Socialize with other parents and children. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 7 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor West Park Fieldhouse Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30am 4/2-5/21* R: $42/NR: $50.75 #5-64502-1 *No class 4/9 Fun with Mom! Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2–3 This transitional class for your toddler is a great way to get them prepared for a school setting. Each week children will create projects, play games, sing & hear stories! kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 8 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor ALC, Room 109 Fridays, 11:00–11:45am 4/5–5/24 R: $42/NR: $50.75 #5-64044-1
Early Childhood Classes Tools for School! Parent/Tot Class, Ages 2–4 In this class you will explore colors, shapes and numbers through art projects, books and activities. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 7 weeks Jennifer Hernandez, Instructor Arndt Park Fieldhouse Mondays, 9:30–10:15am 4/1–5/20* R: $42/NR: $50.75 #5-64112-1 Mondays, 10:30–11:15am 4/1–5/20* R: $42/NR: $50.75 #5-64112-2 *No class 4/8 Safari Adventure NEW! Ages 3-5 Put on your safari gear and let’s look at animals from the jungle! Explore animal facts through stories and crafts. Learn how they survive and adapt to their surroundings. kr Min/Max: 8/16 • 8 weeks Evelyn Luna, Instructor PLCC, MV 1 & 2 Wed., 10:45am–12:15pm 4/3–5/22 R: $52/NR: $60 #5-64422-1 Getting Ready for Preschool! Ages 2.5–5 Did your child miss the cut off for preschool? This class would be perfect for you! This program will provide hands on activities through art, music and dramatic play to your enhance your child’s independence through learning in a preschool setting. kr Min/Max: 8/16 • 8 weeks Evelyn Luna Instructor ALC, Room 109 & Gym Mondays, 9:30am–noon 4/1–5/20 R: $96/NR: $120 #5-64607-1 Alphabet Stars Ages 2.5–5 Come explore The Alphabet and all its wonders! Each week will include crafts, songs, literature, music, motor activities, and dramatic play. . Alphabet Stars will enhance your child’s independence through learning in a classroom setting. kr Min/Max: 8/16 • 8 weeks Evelyn Luna Instructor ALC, Room 109 & Gymnasium Tuesdays, 9:30am–noon 4/2–5/21 R: $96/NR: $120 #5-64606-1
Kid’s FUN Club Ages 2.5–5 Hey kids! Come and enjoy your first preschool experience with Miss Kathi & Miss Kayla. You will sing songs, listen to stories, participate in finger play rhymes, make a variety of projects, and have time for creative/dramatic play. Please bring a snack and a drink. kr Min/Max: 10/12 • 8 weeks Kathi Pasler & Kayla Pasler, Instructors ALC, Room 109 & Gymnasium Wednesdays, 9:30am–noon 4/3–5/22 R: $96/NR: $120 #5-64082-1 Imagination Station Ages 2.5–5 Join us as we pull in for fun with the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and more! We’ll sing songs, play games, create crafts, and read stories at each stop. Children will learn the basics through play and imagination with engineers Miss Patti & Miss Evelyn. This program will make getting ready for school fun. Please bring a snack and drink. kr Min/Max: 8/16 • 8 weeks Patti Kuhn & Evelyn Luna, Instructors ALC, Room 109 & Gymnasium Thursdays, 9:30am–noon 4/4–5/23 R: $96/NR: $120 #5-64110-1 Time Out for Fun! Ages 2.5–5 Check out Miss Kathi’s & Miss Kayla’s exciting afternoon class! Each week we will explore something new: painting, shapes, ABC’s, movement, and more. Every class will include story time, songs, fun projects, learning games, and creative/dramatic play. Pack a snack and drink and come join us! kr Min/Max: 10/12 • 8 weeks Kathi Pasler & Kayla Pasler, Instructors ALC, Room 109 & Gymnasium Wednesdays, noon–2:30pm 4/3–5/22 R: $96/NR: $120 #5-64071-2 Little Chefs Ages 3–5 Put on your aprons and join us for some fun concoctions and silly recipes. We’ll make crazy creations: some edible, some not. All are non-toxic and made with ingredients found in everyone’s kitchen. Bring a small non-breakable mixing bowl, your apron, a snack and a drink, and get ready to mix up some fun. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 8 weeks Evelyn Luna, Instructor PLCC, Kitchen & MV 1 Fridays, 9:30–11:00am 4/5–5/24 R: $52/NR: $60 #5-64421-1
Polish Preschool Song & Dance Ages 3–5 This is a class especially designed for Polish citizens who live in the US and still want their kids to learn all the songs, games, and dances that they would learn growing up in Poland. kr Min/Max: 6/12 • 8 weeks Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room Wednesdays 11:00–noon 4/3–5/22 R: $72/NR: $90 #5-64503-1
Spanish Preschool Ages 3–5 Give your child the opportunity to learn a second language at a young age. At Spanish Preschool, we follow a rich curriculum that encompasses all areas of a young child’s development. All communication from teacher to children is conducted exclusively in Spanish. Through traditional songs and stories, children learn about the culture and history of many Spanish-speaking countries. kr Min/Max: 8/12 • 7 weeks Laura Meza, Instructor ALC, Room 109 Saturdays, 9:30am–12:30pm 4/13–5/18 R: $98/NR: $119 #5-64505-1
We have Sports & Games! Pages 26–27 Ages 2–4 Adult/Tot Soccer Ages 3–5 Hot Shots Sports Pee Wee Soccer Hot Shots Sports and More T-Ball Skills Clinic Ages 3–6 Youth Tumbling Ages 4–6 Pee Wee Lacrosse Start Smart Golf
Dance Classes for Tots Beginner level classes, geared towards toddlers, 18 months – 5 years. This non-recital program is a great introduction into the wonderful world of dance. See page 54 for class details.
Fun for Kids & Families
781 Pearson Street • 847-391-5399 • www.desplaineshistory.org
Easter Traditions & Egg Decorating Sunday, March 24 • 1:00-4:00pm Recommended for ages 5–12 • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a fun-filled Easter event, where children will learn about different Easter traditions across the globe. There will be eggs available to paint and decorate, as well as an exhibit about the history of Easter.
Annual Easter Egg Hunts Ages 2–adult Saturday, March 30 • Prairie Lakes Park, Soccer Field
FREE! • Registration is not required. New this year! The hunt is in one location for all the family to enjoy. Everyone has an opportunity to hunt and find eggs at this family friendly event. Parents remember a basket for everyone this year! Ages 2–3: Hunt begins at 10:00am Sharp Ages 4 –6: Hunt begins at 10:15am Sharp Ages 7–9: Hunt begins at 10:30am Sharp Ages 10–13: Hunt begins at 10:40am Sharp Ages 14–Adult: Hunt begins at 10:50am Sharp For more information, please call the bunny at 847-391-5711. Sorry, in the event of rain, the Easter Egg Hunts are cancelled.
Tea for Two Mother & Daughter Tea Party
Saturday, April 13 • 11:00am–1:30pm
Ages 3–14 with an adult A fancy dress, gloves, and a special hat are all in fashion for Tea for Two. Come enjoy teas from around the world, finger sandwiches, and fun with your Mother, Grandmother, or your special guest. Twice Around Consignment & Resale Shop of Des Plaines is sponsoring a fashion show, while the Artistry In Motion dancers will perform to make this afternoon one to remember! Join us for a great party that is sure to be fun for all who attend. Min/Max: 20/70 • PLCC, Mountain View Rooms R: $18/NR: $23 Per Person #5-50021-1 R: $14/NR: $18 per additional child • #5-50021-2 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– If you would like to be a model in our fashion show, please contact Cindy Yelich at 847-391-5700 for more details. Adult and child models will have an opportunity to pick their fashions to wear on the runway, but will not get to keep the clothing. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Make the most of your afternoon out by attending the Artistry in Motion Spring Showcase. Those attending our Tea for Two receive a buy-one get-one ticket for the Saturday, 2:00pm performance.
Fun for Kids Teens & Families
Annual Parks Clean Up Day Saturday, April 20 • 10:00am Calling all Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops, Community Organizations, join us for our annual Park Clean Up. The Friends of the Parks provide the supplies, your organization brings the work force, and together we clean our parks! To get involved, or for more information, please contact Debbie Hermanson: Deborahh@DPParks.org, or 847-391-5096
Des Plaines Environmental and Energy Program and the Des Plaines Park District present our 6th annual
Saturday, April 20 • 1:00 – 4:00pm • Cumberland Terrace 426 S. Warrington Road • Read complete details at DPParks.org Make a Recycled Craft • Plant a Bean • Free 6” Evergreen to the first 150
Spring Fun Fair Saturday, May 18 • 10:00am–1:00pm Mt. View Adventure Center and Juno Lighting 510 E. Algonquin Rd. The 6th Annual Family Friendly Festival of Fun!
Pooch, Pet & Pedal Parade
Sponsored by the Des Plaines City Special Events Commission
Touch a Truck
Sponsored by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
Community Health Fair
Sponsored by Healthy Community Partnership
Free Kids’ Bike Helmets
for the first 50 kids who need one. Sponsored by the Des Plaines Healthy Community Foundation
Climbing Wall Hosted by the Lattof YMCA Kids’ 100-Yard Dash Fun Inflatable Sponsored by the Des Plaines Park District
Fun for Kids & Families
Middle School Drop-In at Prairie Lakes Community Center Grades 6–8
Grab your friends and hang out at Prairie Lakes on Saturday night! Activities may include: dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, music and dancing, karaoke, Guitar Hero, video games, ping pong, walleyball, board games, movies, special activities. Each night features different tournaments. Pizza and pop are for sale. Participants are not dismissed prior to 9pm without parent/guardian permission. dvt Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator March 9 • 5:30–9:00pm $7 at-the-door
Meet John Fenske.
Ages 5–12 • Grades K–6 These Fantastic Friday special events are always among our most popular programs, because there’s so much to do at the Leisure Center! We have gym sports and games, a game room, arts and crafts, board games, bags, movies, TV, outdoor activities (weather permitting), and special events. Pizza and pop are always for sale at an additional cost. Pre-registration is preferred, but we will accept registration at-the-door. dvt Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator Leisure Center Select Fridays, 5:00–9:30pm • R: $11/NR: $14 each March 8, #4-55331-3 • April 12, #5-55331-1 • May 10, #5-55331-2
PEOPLE AT THE PARKS
Anyone that is a regular visitor to Prairie Lakes Community Center probably already knows who the smiling face at the front desk belongs to. John Fenske is one of the District’s Front Desk Receptionists and Building Supervisor and has been working in Parks and Recreation for the past twenty-seven years. John started as a Day Camp Counselor at Chickagami Adventure Camp in Lake Park in 1997, and served as the Assistant Day Camp Director from 1999-2001. John has worn a wide variety of “hats” over the years supervising after school youth programs, trips, special events and even driving District vans. “When a member of the Fitness Center comes up to the front counter, not only is the member greeted by their name, John also knows if they prefer one towel or two towels and has it out on the counter before the present their ID”, according to Recreation Superintendent Linda Traina “As a Building Supervisor, John always assists patrons and fellow staff members without being asked. He anticipates the needs of others and is very attentive to everyone”. John lives in Willowbrook and attended Hinsdale South High School and the College of DuPage, receiving an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.
Q. What do you like most about your job? A. “I enjoy the friendly and positive environment and my fellow employees.” Q. What do you like most about Parks and Recreation? A. “Every day is different, always changing. I really like answering questions and greeting our guests.
I also enjoy dealing with the unexpected”.
Q. What is the most significant change you have seen at the Des Plaines Park District? A. “Technology, online registration and social media has allowed the District to reach more residents and offer a wider variety of
programs and special events.”
Fun for Kids & Teens
Little Angels at LEGO® Engineering Ages 5–7 Children just love to ‘build and break’, and that is how they build-on the storehouse of their creative energy. Working with LEGO™ Education Kits, under professional guidance, they make working models of simple machines to learn some of the basic concepts of engineering and science. Hands-on activity develops understanding of ‘how things work’, which develops the aptitude for engineering & promotes learning in science. The program stimulates their creativity, and provides a supportive environment for its exploration, as well as helps promote social skills. dvt Min/Max: 6/12 Technosaurus, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 Monday, 5:30–6:15pm 4/1–5/20 R: $109/NR: $135 #5-55308-1
Lego® Innovations Lab Ages 8–12 This is an exercise in innovation and creativity via ‘Engineering with Legos’. Bring your Lego building experience, combine your intellect, science & math skills, and solve technology related problems based on simple working machines. Participants work in pairs discussing and sharing ideas for making every model, fostering cooperation and team work. Finally, teams get to demonstrate their skills by making the working model of their choice and then explaining the technology involved to the class. Each team of two uses a complete set of the Lego Engineering Kit and motor assembly to motorize the models that they make. dvt Min/Max: 6/12 Technosaurus, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 Monday, 7:45–8:45pm 4/1–5/20 R: $119/NR: $148 #5-55309-1
Video Gaming: Make Your Own Computer Game Ages 9–12 This is not ‘sit and watch video time’. It’s ‘jump right into action of making one’! In this class, we design and make multimedia computer games, which are great source of fun, logical thinking, analyzing, sequencing, and problem solving. You’ll learn to use graphic software with graphical programming language, designed at the MIT Media Lab, to bring your imagination and creativity to life. Learn and practice the process of creating computer games with an assortment of characters, animated motions & actions, custom backgrounds, sound effects and music. Participants can carry the computer game they created on their flash drive (USB drive) for proud display, and have fun playing the game with family and friends. dvt Min/Max: 6/12 Technosaurus, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 Monday, 6:30–7:30pm 4/1–5/20 R: $129/NR: $167 #5-55312-1
Teen Center & Game Room at the Leisure Center Teen Center • Grades 6–10 Game Room • Grades 3–10
Spring Hours Monday–Friday*2:30–7:00pm *Except on Fantastic Fridays: 3/8, 4/12, and 5/10 Hours are subject to change. For more information on upcoming Teen Center events, visit our website: www.DPParks.org kr
Teen Center Features
• Activities and Special Events • Big screen TV and DVD • Café area with beverage station • Computers with internet access • Study area • XBOX Kinect
Game Room Features • Air Hockey • Billiards • Foosball • Dance Dance Revolution • Electronic Basketball • Jumpin’ Jackpot Game • Makoto Arena 2 • Nintendo Wii • PlayStation 3 (2) • Xbox 360
Game Room Parties
Recommended age: 8+ Available on select Saturdays & Sundays See page 23 for Game Room and other great Birthday Party themes! ––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Teen Center, for Des Plaines teens of junior high and high school age, originated as a joint venture of the Des Plaines Park District, City of Des Plaines, Des Plaines Youth Commission, and Des Plaines Community Foundation.
School Day Off Activities
Fun trips for kids in grades 2–8
School Day Off Activities No school? No problem. Come join us and we will make your day off feel like a vacation!
We have two very popular programs: Kruisin’ Kids takes you on a recreational field trip and Leisure Lizards lets you hang out at the Leisure Center for a day full of staff supervised fun and games. Complete details are on this page. Both programs are also available with Before and After Child Sitting, at an additional cost (see below). Registration must be made 1 week prior to each date. If room allows, late registrations will be taken in person at the Leisure Center, for a different fee as noted. Note: All refund requests for School Day Off activities must be made 48 hours prior to the day of the program. We cannot honor refund requests made after that point. dvt
P Before & After Care for School Day Off Activities AM session, 7:00–9:00am PM session, 5:00–6:00pm
––––––– Spring Break Week –––––– AM Monday, 3/25 #4-55716-3 Tuesday, 3/26 #4-55717-3 Wed., 3/27 #4-55718-3 Thursday, 3/28 #4-55719-3 Friday, 3/29* #4-55720-3
PM #4-55716-4 #4-55717-4 #4-55718-4 #4-55719-4 #4-55720-4
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tuesday, 4/9 #5-55711-3 #5-55711-4 Friday, 5/3 #5-55712-3 #5-55712-4 Friday, 5/24 #5-55713-3 #5-55713-4 *Before & After Care will be at Prairie Lakes Community Center on 3/29.
Note: Lunch is provided on each trip. Join us on these exciting field trips and travel to a variety of popular local venues for sports, games, food, and fun. Each day is different adventure, and you’re sure to have a great time. dvt Min/Max: 10/38 9:00am–5:00pm All trips depart from and return to the Leisure Center, except Friday, March 29 which departs from and returns to Prairie Lakes Community Center. R: $35/NR: $44 per trip Registration must be made a minimum of two business days in advance of any trip. Sorry, no exceptions. dvt
For all kids in grades K–8 Participants must bring a sack lunch & drink
Come and hang out at the Leisure Center for a fun day with friends. We have loads of excellent activities planned for you. Choices include gym sports and games, game room, board games, bingo, baggo, arts and crafts, special events, and outdoor activities (weather permitting). dvt Min/Max: 10/40 9:00am–5:00pm Early Registration: R: $24/NR: $29 per day Same-day Registration: R: $29/NR: $34
Spring Break Week
Spring Break Week
Monday, March 25.................#4-55716-1 Happenings Family Fun Center and WaterWorks Indoor Aquatic Center
Monday, March 25..................#4-55716-2
Tuesday, March 26................. #4-55717-1 Enchanted Castle
Tuesday, March 26.................. #4-55717-2 Wednesday, March 27.............#4-55718-2 Thursday, March 28.................#4-55719-2
Wednesday, March 27............#4-55718-1 Chuck E. Cheese and Sky High Trampolines
Friday, March 29*....................#4-55720-2
Thursday, March 28................#4-55719-1 Brunswick Zone and Orbit Skate Center
Tuesday, April 9....................... #5-55711-2
Friday, March 29*...................#4-55720-1 American Academy of Gymnastics and Cici’s Pizzaria *Drop-off and pick-up is at Prairie Lakes. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tuesday, April 9...................... #5-55711-1 Funway Entertainment Center Friday, May 3.........................#5-55712-1 eSkape Entertainment Center Friday, May 24.......................#5-55713-1 Action Territory
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Friday, May 3..........................#5-55712-2 Friday, May 24........................#5-55713-2 *Leisure Lizards will be at Prairie Lakes Community Center on 3/29.
Birthday Parties for Ages 3–10
Choose your own adventure! These are some of our suggestions, but if your child has a favorite, let us create a unique birthday party adventure. Classic Party If a classic party is just your style, then bring your family and friends to play Bozo Buckets, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Hot Potato, Musical Chairs, and many more traditional party favorites!
Superhero It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Create Your Own Superhero. At this unique party, guests play games, then make a cape and become their own superhero. Up, up and away! Super Spy “Who done it?” You and your guests will become secret agents, and your mission is to solve a mystery. Lots of fun, with special games to sharpen your skills of deduction. Safari Hunt Take your guests on an adventure of animal crafts and games.
Celebrate and Create Party For artists of all ages and abilities, this party will feature an age-appropriate and personalized project. The fun and social atmosphere ensure that everyone will have a great time getting creative.
Princess Party Become royalty! Create crowns and jewelencrusted scepters, and play games in an imaginary forest.
Glam Girl Manicures, games, and fun are all part of being a glamorous girl. Guests will have the opportunity to make a special ‘glam craft’ to remember all the fun!
i Parties at the Leisure Center
Jazzy Jewelry Participants use beads and simple craft materials to make their own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Your ‘wearable art’ will give you the look of a true artist! Junior Archeologists Help unearth a tiny dino-skeleton, and put together a flying dinosaur glider! It’s yours to take home. Knights of the Round Table Create your own family crest on a shield and make a mask that is reminiscent of an armored face guard. Look forward to games of skill and fun! Kreative Kitchen Party Ages 6–10 A deliciously good time! Participants will enjoy a fun-filled party of cooking and crafts. Each child will decorate their chef’s apron and then off to the kitchen to mix, blend, sift and create a delectable baking treat. Have fun. Leave the mess with us. Magic Show (R: $260/NR: $325) Make your birthday party entertaining and memorable with the incredible magic of Gary Kantor. You and your guests enjoy vanishing acts, card tricks, mind reading and much more! All shows are interactive: your child will come up on stage and become a junior magician. Magic show lasts 30–45 minutes. Balloon Animal parties are also available.
Games & More Ages 3–10 At this popular party, our ‘celebration coordinator’ leads the children in lots of fun, active games, using hula hoops, scooters, parachutes, and other gym equipment. It’s great fun for all!
Game Room Party Ages 8–10 Host your next party in the Game Room at the Leisure Center! You and your guests will have exclusive use of the DDR, the Air Hockey, Foosball and Pool tables, and the Electronic Basketball, Jumpin/Jackpot and Makoto Arena 2. Plus, the PS3 and XBOX 360 games are here just for you and your friends to enjoy. How cool is that!
What makes a great party? It’s unique and exciting! Everyone participates and has fun! You don’t have to clean up! It’s affordable! If this sounds like your kind of birthday party, call us! We take the hassle out of planning your child’s next birthday. All packages are tailored to your child’s specific interests.
Birthday Party Info Fee: R: $160/NR: $200, unless noted. Each additional child is $5. Includes: Party activities, games, one party leader per 10 children, present table, plates, napkins, utensils & cleanup. Location: Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse, 426 S. Warrington at Washington Street, except Leisure Center Parties as noted. Ages: 3–10. Time: 2 hours. Min/Max: Includes up to 12 children and 4 adults, with a maximum of 25 children. Days: Saturday or Sunday depending on availability. Book early! Payments: Balance is due upon Birthday Party booking. Booking: Contact Cindy Yelich at 847-391-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org Additional: Please call for pricing for gift bags, food, or customized parties.
Ultimate Games & Sports Ages 6–10 This is the perfect party for a young sports fan or a group that has tons of energy and just loves to run. Kids will have lots of time in our gym to play sports and games, and plenty of time to celebrate as well. Come pumped up, leave happy & tired!
If you don’t see your favorite theme, give us a call. We can create the perfect party for your child.
Fun for Kids, Teens & Families Leader–In–Training Program –––– Summer 2013 (LIT) –––– Ages 13–15 Are you interested in learning what it is like to be a camp counselor? Teen Leaders in this program are assigned to our popular Camp Chickagami, and Camp Opeka, where they act as support staff directly under the supervision of our adult program counselors. Regular meetings focus on leadership skills: how to plan and teach games and crafts to campers, share experiences, and much more. Ready to be a leader? Apply today! This Leadership Development Program is designed to help high school aged youth realize their leadership potential and develop the skills needed to be a major contributor to the success of our camp program. Interviews are held, and positions filled, from March 18–April 19. For an appointment contact Ron Lewis, at 847-391-5700, or rlewis@DPParks.org. All applicants must have an application form, which can be found on our website, and a letter of recommendation from their principal. If you are accepted for the LIT program, there is a registration fee for each weekly session. Camp Chickagami: $57 per week ($46 for Session 4, week of July 4) Camp Opeka: $36 per week ($29 for Session 4, week of July 4) LITs are welcome to join the Adventure Camp overnights every other Thursday for an additional fee. Information for these additional trips will be distributed at time of registration. Note: the Leader-In-Training Program is not a paid staff position. There is no payment plan for the program.
FITNESS FOR KIDS
Ages 6–12 ZumbAtomic fuses dance, music and exercise together to create a fun, healthy program for children. It is based on the Zumba® Fitness concept, and is 100% kid friendly. The goal is to help kids develop a healthy lifestyle, to incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives and not just a class they attend. ZumbAtomic considers the whole child and includes learning, leadership, respect, team work, pride, confidence, responsibility, coordination, balance, discipline, memory, and creativity. It includes dance routines, games, exercise and pure fun! Kids should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. ss Min/Max: 7/15 Lisa Carbello, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 6 weeks Saturdays, 10:45–11:30am 4/6–5/11 R: $48/NR: $60 #5-62984-1
Ages 6–14 Discover “the artist within” as we venture on a quest of artistic discovery. We will learn about the styles of the art Masters and experience their techniques. We will experiment with many art mediums from drawing with pencil, charcoal, pastels, various paint mediums, collage and sculpting with clay. We will create beautiful works of art that your child and you can be proud of. Please join us on our journey and discover the hidden skills and creativity that are within everyone with a passion for art. ns Please bring a sketchbook to each class. Min/Max: 5/12 Janet Thompson, Instructor PLCC, Art Room 8 weeks Ages 6–9 Wednesdays, 4:30–5:45pm 4/3–5/22 R: $70/NR: $88 #5-61344-1 Ages 10–14 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30pm 4/3-5/22 R: $72/NR: $90 #5-61344-2
Magic Class Ages 5–12 We guarantee you’ll have a great time in this magic workshop, learning fascinating tricks from a professional magician! Amaze your family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading, and more. All materials are included and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Sign up again and again–you’ll learn new tricks every time! Want even more? Sign up for How to Make Balloon Animals! ns Min/Max: 5/35 Magic Team of Gary Kantor, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room Tuesday, April 9 6:45–7:40pm R: $20/NR: $25 #5-55402-1 How to Make Balloon Animals and more! Ages 6–13 Would you like to make those cool balloon animals that you see at parties? Well, now you can! With just a little practice, you will learn the techniques needed to take an ordinary balloon and transform it into a fascinating balloon animal: a dog, a butterfly, a sword, and others. Of course, everyone gets to take home all of their fun, beautiful creations! Hey, parents: this class isn’t just for kids! You are always welcome to join your child in the class, at no extra charge! ns Min/Max: 5/15 Magic Team of Gary Kantor, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room Monday, April 15 6:00–7:15pm R: $25/NR: $33 #5-55403-1
Spring Soccer March 4–May 11 Registration deadline is Placement Night: March 4
Mary Dankowski, Program Coordinator Registration fee until March 5: R: $50/NR: $63 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registration fee after March 5: R: $60/NR: $75 (fees include required soccer shirt) Registrations taken after 3/5 will be added to the waitlist, if space is not available. Please note: Due to the complications that arise from late withdrawals after the formation of teams, there is a $20 processing fee on any refund request after March 4. Open to boys and girls age 4 through 8th grade. Participants will learn how to play soccer while working on individual skills that include passing, shooting, offense, and defense. Our coaches are trained volunteer adults. Youth Soccer teams will be gender specific and age appropriate if enough boys and girls register for each age group. Age groups with low levels of registration may be combined into a co-ed team or mixed with another age group to fill the team roster. All participants will receive a phone call from their coach prior to the first practice. If you do not receive a call by March 17, or if you have questions about the program, please call Josh Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, at 847-391-5711.
Spring Soccer Registration Codes 4 years–K Boys, Mon/Wed practice...................# 5-49013 - 4 4 years–K Girls, Mon/Wed practice.................#5-49013 - 1 1st Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice...................# 5-49010 - 4 1st Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice.................#5-49010 - 1 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys, Mon/Wed practice......# 5-49011 - 4 2nd and 3rd Grade Girls, Mon/Wed practice....#5-49011 -1 4th and 5th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice.........# 5-49012 - 4 4th and 5th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice........#5-49012 - 1 6th–8th Grade Boys, Tue/Thu practice...............# 5-49017 - 4 6th–8th Grade Girls, Tue/Thu practice.............#5-49017 - 1 Practices: First practice for Monday/Wednesday, Grades K–3 is March 20. First practice for Tuesday/Thursday, Grades 4–8, is March 21. All practices are on Prairie Lakes Field, from 5:30–6:30pm. For updated game and practice information, call 847-391-5705. Games: Games are scheduled from April 6–May 11, on Saturdays, hourly from noon–4:00pm, depending on the number of teams. Games are played on Prairie Lakes Field. Uniforms: All participants provide their own shorts, sweats, shoes, and required shin guards. A Park District issued soccer shirt is required for games. Players must bring an initialed soccer ball to practice: a #3 ball (4–5 year olds), a #4 ball (1st–5th) and a #5 ball (6th–8th). Placement Night: March 4, in the Prairie Lakes Gym Participants are evaluated and placed on teams by the soccer coordinators, so that teams are properly balanced. No special requests are accepted. Please do not arrive before your scheduled time. Ages 4 & 5...... 5:00 – 5:45 pm 1st Grade........ 5:45 – 6:30 pm Grades 2–3..... 6:30 – 7:15 pm Grades 4–5..... 7:15 – 7:45 pm Grades 6–8..... 7:15 – 7:45 pm Picture Day: All team soccer pictures are taken before your game on April 13. Details and order forms are provided at practice. Volunteer Soccer Coaches Wanted: The Des Plaines Park District needs volunteer coaches for 2013 Spring Soccer. Coaches receive several Park District benefits in exchange for their volunteer time, including special discounts on programs. Please send a written letter of interest listing any experience you may have, and include your phone number. Experience is not necessary; all coaches have the opportunity to learn more through a variety of coach’s clinics. The soccer coordinators will contact you. Mandatory coaches meeting is at noon on Saturday, March 16, at Prairie Lakes. NAYS coaches training, for all coaches who have not been certified, will follow. Please mail letters of interest to: Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 or e-mail JC@DPParks.org.
Sports for Ages 2–13 Kid’s First Tumbling & Gymnastics
Ages 3–13 Here’s a sport that doesn’t require any fancy, high-priced equipment, but is great fun and an excellent form of exercise. Tumblers will learn increasingly more difficult moves with each succeeding program, from somersaults, handstands to flip-flops and walkovers. jc Note: Participants ages 3 & 4 must be potty-trained. Min/Max: 4/9 Kids First Sports Safety, Instructor West Park Fieldhouse Tuesdays 4/16–5/21 Beginners, Ages 3–4 5:30–6:15pm R: $59/NR: $71 #5-41251-1 Beginners, Ages 4–6 6:15–7:00pm R: $59/NR: $71 #5-41251-2 Beginners, Ages 7–13 7:00–7:45pm R: $59/NR: $71 #5-41251-3
at the Leisure Center Grades K–4 • 6 weeks Park District program staff will supervise youngsters in a variety of recreational sports and games including kickball, softball, floor hockey, basketball, and so much more! Players will learn the basic skills of each sport and scrimmage teams will be formed weekly for low-key game play. Skill development, sportsmanship, and fun are stressed. Participants should wear a gym shirt or T-shirt, shorts, and gym shoes. jc Min/Max: 10/30 Ron Lewis, Program Coordinator ALC, Gym Saturdays, 9:30–11:00am 4/6-5/11 R: $34/NR: $41 #5-41351-1 Can’t commit to all 6 weeks? We offer individual Saturday sign-ups, as long as the regular 6-week class reaches it’s minimum of 10 participants. Individual sign-up fee: R: $6/NR: $7 April 6................................. #5-41351-2 April 13............................... #5-41351-3 April 20............................... #5-41351-4 April 27............................... #5-41351-5 May 4................................. #5-41351-6 May 11............................... #5-41351-7
Hot Shots Adult/Tot Soccer Ages 2–4, w/adult Parents and tots work together in this fun class, learning the basics of soccer. Dribbling, passing, kicking and shooting, are emphasized. Children develop their motor skills while having fun running and kicking the ball just like big kids! A variety of activities, all designed around the game of soccer, are played each week. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructors PLCC, South Gym Thursdays, 10:30–11:15am 4/4–5/23 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41338-1 Hot Shots Adult/Tot Sports Ages 2–4, with adult Parents are an integral part of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skills activities focus on eye/hand coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports . jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, South Gym Mondays, 10:30–11:15am 4/8–5/27 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41335-1 Hot Shots Pee Wee Hockey League Age 3-5 Have your kids first hockey experience be a blast! Hot Shots Sports will provide a safe and fun environment for the future stars to explore the great game. To ensure a safe environment, pee wee hockey players will lay with pillow polo sticks, which have a soft-cushion end instead of the familiar blade on a hockey stick. They will learn the basics of the game and experience the thrills of being a hockey player! jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, South Gym Mondays, 11:15–12:00pm 4/8–5/27 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41336-1 Hot Shots Sports and More Ages 3–6 Through Hot Shots, children are introduced to the fundamentals of such sports as soccer, t-ball, football, basketball, floor hockey and other sports and group games. The program provides an opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and grow both socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor ALC, Gym Saturdays, 11:00–11:45am 4/6–5/25 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41332-1
Hot Shots Sports Pee Wee Soccer Ages 3–5 Let your child’s early soccer experience be a great one. The younger player develops not only their soccer skills but also gains confidence, coordination, motor skills and communication. The program uses age appropriate drills and exercises to teach players kicking, ball control, dribbling, shooting and more. Each class is designed to develop endurance, promote good sportsmanship and teamwork. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor ALC, Gym (Saturdays) Saturdays, 11:45am–12:30pm 4/6–5/25 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41333-1 Hot Shots T-Ball Skills Clinic Ages 4–6 This introductory T-ball program is perfect for your child who wants to have fun, make new friends and be introduced to baseball. Participants enjoy learning new skills needed to play baseball including offense and defense, as well as the rules and philosophies of the game. The program stresses teamwork over competition. All you need to bring is a glove and sports attire. jc Min/Max: 10/30 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, South Gym Thursdays, 11:15am–noon 4/4–5/23 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41339-1 Saturdays, 12:30–1:15pm 4/6–5/25 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41339-2 Hot Shots Lil’ Dribblers Age 3-5 Lil’ Dribblers is a basketball development program for children ages 3-5. Children are introduced to the game of basketball in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our curriculum use age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills and hand/eye coordination. As children progress through the program, they acquire listening skills and have a fun introduction to following directions. These skills will benefit your child on the court,in the classroom but most importantly throughout their life! jc Min/Max: 6/20 Hot Shots Sports, Instructor PLCC, South Gym Mondays, 12:00–12:45pm 4/8–5/27 R: $80/NR: $96 #5-41337-1
Sports for Ages 4–14 Start Smart Golf Ages 4–6 Learn the basics of golf using fun, colorful age appropriate equipment. Putting, chipping, and tee work are mixed in with easy instruction for proper form. jc Min/Max: 5/15 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Gym Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15am 4/10–5/15 R: $50/NR: $60 #5-41346-1 Fun With Football Ages 5–6 Are you ready for some football? This no contact class helps kids learn the skills of football: pass, hike, catch and punt the ball, team offense and defense. Controlled scrimmages are played once the basic skills have been taught. For safety, only Nerf footballs are used. jc Min/Max: 5/15 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Gym Wednesdays, 10:15–11:00am 4/10–5/15 R: $50/NR: $60 #5-41347-1 Pee Wee Lacrosse Ages 4–6 Play lacrosse like the big kids. Age appropriate sized sticks and softer balls are used for safety. Children learn skills including cradling, stick work, running, passing, shooting, and much more. jc Min/Max: 5/15 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Gym Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45am 4/10–5/15 R: $50/NR: $60 #4-41348-1
Kids First Flag Football Camp A 6-game season of Flag Football Ages 6–14 (grouped by age) This entire league focuses on safety and skill preparation for 30 minutes before each game. Flag Football Games are played for 45 minutes each week. Players are assigned to a team for the entire six-game season. The Flag Football Game consists of: 1. Thousand-5 rush 2. One middle of the field first down 3. 80 by 30-yard field; 2 end zones 4. Everyone plays! Players learn fundamental advantage methods and techniques per position, purpose factors, body balance, speed training techniques, and first step directional movements. All participants will receive a shirt. jc Min/Max: 10/100 Kids First Sports Safety, Instructors PLCC, Fields Grade 1–3 Saturdays, 9:00–10:15am 4/13–5/18 R: $83/NR: $104 #5-41092-1 Grades 4–8 Saturdays, 10:15–11:30am 4/13–5/18 R: $83/NR: $104 #5-41092-2
Spring Break Sports Camps Baseball Camp Ages 4–6 Try a step-by-step approach to learning baseball. Drills for defense, hitting, base running and throwing will be taught. Outfield, infield, pitching and catching segments will all be included. Games will be played every day. Let our competitive staff guide you through techniques that can elevate your game. This camp provides a comprehensive baseball experience for boys and girls regardless if they are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. Each participant is required to bring a glove and water bottle. jc Min/Max: 5/30 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Fields Mon., Wed. & Fri., 2:00–3:30pm 3/25–3/29 R: $30/NR: $36 #4-41341-1
LaCrosse Camp Ages 7–9 LaCrosse is sweeping the nation and Northwest suburbs. Get in on this game that will continue to grow. This beginner’s camp will teach boys and girls techniques such as cradling, passing, shooting, goalie skills and more. Game play will also be included in this camp. Each child should bring a mouth guard to camp. Lacrosse sticks will be provided. jc Min/Max: 5/30 Sports Kids Inc., Instructor PLCC, Fields Mon., Wed. & Fri., 3:30–4:30pm 3/25–3/29 R: $40/NR: $46 #4-41342-1
Chicago Storm Spring Break Soccer Camps Ages 4–13 A member of the Ultimate Soccer League. Chicago Storm Soccer Camps offer a unique opportunity for children to work with professional and collegiate players and coaches. Campers of all levels work on skills and strategies in a curriculum that is game-like and fun! Campers are placed in groups according to age and/or skill level. jc Min/Max: 10/30 Chicago Storm Staff, Instructors PLCC, Gym Mon. & Tue., 9:00am–noon 3/25–3/26 Mini-Kickers Camp • Ages 4–6 Ideal for beginners. Campers learn the basics of soccer in a fun and entertaining environment designed for their age and skill level. R: $58/NR: $70 #4-49033-1 Half Day Camp • Ages 7–13 Ideal for recreational and intermediate players. Campers will be taught dribbling, passing/receiving and shooting skills in a fun, entertaining and game-like environment. R: $58/NR: $70 #4-49033-2
Chicago Bulls Basketball Skills Camp Ages 6–14 The Chicago Bulls Training Academy presents a fundamentals camp that teaches boys and girls the latest techniques in ball handling, passing, shooting, footwork, rebounding, offensive and defensive team play. Every young player should start here! The focus of the Bulls Academy Skills Camp is on improving the individual skills necessary for a player to become an integral part of a team. Each player receives a Skills Camp T–shirt and a replica player photo. jc Note: Campers must bring a sack lunch. Min/Max: 15/40 Chicago Bulls Academy, Instructors PLCC, Gym Tue.–Thu., noon–2:00pm 3/26–3/28 R: $90/NR: $108 #4-48125-1
Sports for Ages 5–18 Volleykidz Ages 5–7 This lesson plan introduces the pass, set and spike using a very light volleyball. Volleykidz will improve each child’s hand/ eye coordination and left/right coordination through the use of fun drills and games. Lesson plan also incorporates short educational drills including spelling, math & science. jc Min/Max: 12/50 Volleyball Professional Staff, Instructors PLCC, Gym Saturdays, 2:00–3:00pm 4/27–6/8 R: $88/NR: $110 #5-41081-1 Youth Volleyball Skills & Drills Ages 8–10 Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of drills in setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. The lesson plan directs the use of self-mastery training and groups that help each student reach a new level. Instructors organize short games at the end of each class. Lesson plan also incorporates short educational drills including spelling, math and science. jc Min/Max: 12/50 Volleyball Professional Staff, Instructors PLCC, Gym Saturdays, 3:00–4:00pm 4/27–6/8 R: $88/NR: $110 #5-41081-2 Junior Volleyball Skills & Drills Ages 11–13 Improve your volleyball skills with 60 minutes of drills in setting, passing, overhand serving and spiking. You will learn to overhand serve and develop skills to play games. The lesson plan directs the use of self-mastery training and groups that help each student reach a new level. Instructors organize short games at the end of each class. Lesson plan also incorporates short educational drills including spelling, math and science. Min/Max: 12/50 Volleyball Professional Staff, Instructors PLCC, Gym Saturdays, 4:00–5:00pm 4/27–6/8 R: $88/NR: $110 #5-41081-3
Youth Indoor Tennis Grades 1–5 (Ages 5–13) Using the USTA Quickstart method, young players can develop their skills in a more efficient way. Modifications include court size, net height, the ball, and the racquet size. These changes help kids to easily achieve success while learning and loving the game of tennis, even if they have never picked up a racquet before. Participant placement will be assessed to determine appropriate level. *Racquet rental available, call Josh at 847-391-5711 for info. jc Min/Max: 5/10 Matthew Pangborn, Instructor ALC, Gym 8 weeks Level 1 (Ages 5–7) Minimal tennis experience required. For the participant who wants to learn the fundamentals of tennis. A 19-21” racquet is recommended for this level. Saturdays, 1:00–2:00pm 4/13–6/1 R: $65/NR: $78 #5-41115-1 Level 2 (Ages 8–10) Limited tennis experience required. Participants will develop their racquet skills and improve on fundamental strokes. Introduction to service motion. A 21”, 23” or 25” racquet is recommended for this level. Saturdays, 2:00–3:00pm 4/13–6/1 R: $65/NR: $78 #5-41115-2 Level 3 (Ages 11–13) Ability to serve and hit ground strokes with moderate success required. Basic strokes will be reviewed. A 25-26” racquet is recommended for this level. Saturdays, 3:00–4:00pm 4/13–6/1 R: $65/NR: $78 #5-41115-3
Gymnastics Ages 8–18 Gymnastics classes are available to all School District 207 residents, through the Morton Grove Park District. Classes are held at Maine East HS, under the direction of Cindy Morano & staff. For more information please visit www.mortongroveparks.com or contact Kevin Slobodecki at 847-965-1200. USA GYMNASTICS Member Club
Softball • Men’s Basketball Men’s A&B Basketball Leagues • Ages 18+ We play competitive basketball year ’round! Each season we have two popular leagues, to accommodate all levels of play. The A Division is for teams with more highly skilled players who want more competitive league play. The B Division is for teams that still want to play competitively, but the level of play is not as intense. • Games are played by IHSA rules with IHSA officials. • All teams are guaranteed 8 games, with additional playoffs for teams that qualify. • All team players receive uniform shirts. The Des Plaines Park District reserves the right to move returning teams to the league that is appropriate for their level of play. Contact Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, for more information. 847-391-5711. Max: 16 teams • 9 weeks • $630 per team Tuesday evenings • Prairie Lakes Community Center, Gym Spring Basketball Leagues • April 2–May 28 Returning teams: Your letter of intent, with payment, is due by April 5 in order to hold your place in the league. All teams: First-come, first-served. Last day to register is April 9. Summer Basketball Leagues • June 4–July 30 Returning teams: Your letter of intent, with payment, is due by June 14 in order to hold your place in the league. All teams: First-come, first-served. Last day to register is June 18.
Men’s & Co-Rec Summer Softball
Hey Ballplayers! It’s that time again to get your summer softball plans together. We are looking forward to another great softball season here at Des Plaines Park District. All returning teams from last summer have a guaranteed spot in the upcoming summer season ONLY if full payment and a completed registration form are received by Monday, April 15, 2013. After this date the league is open to anyone. For all teams, new and returning, the deadline is Friday, April 19, 2013. Mail softball registration form and payment to: Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines, IL 60016 Attn: Josh Cantres, Athletic Supervisor. Questions? Please call 847-391-5711
League Men’s 12” Men’s 12” Men’s 16” B Men’s 16” C Men’s 16” D Co-Rec 14” Co-Rec 14” Co-Rec 14”
Day Sunday Evenings Tuesday Evenings Wednesday Evenings Monday Evenings Sunday Evenings Friday Evenings Tuesday Evenings Thursday Evenings
Opening Day May 5 May 7 May 8 May 6 May 5 May 10 May 7 May 9
Fee* $655 $655 $655 $655 $655 $655 $655 $655
*League Fee Information There is a $100 deposit added to each league fee to cover the $10/player non-resident fee. Teams with fewer than 10 non-resident players will receive a refund of $10 per resident player (i.e., a team with 4 non-resident players receive a refund of $60). All captains are required to submit copies of players’ driver’s licenses as proof of residency. Submit to Josh Cantres, Athletic Supervisor by July 12, 2013. Players not submitting proof of residency by the deadline will be considered a non-resident.
Captains’ Meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Countryside Saloon, 2501 E. Ballard, Des Plaines 60016 6:30pm 12” Teams 7:30pm 14” Teams 8:30pm 16” Teams
Des Plaines Park District
Summer Camps 2013 Adventure Camp at Lake Park
Welcome–we’ve been waiting for you! This Camp Guide has all of the information you need to sign up for a great summer of fun. Our website has lots of photos, and our Recreation Staff is always happy to talk to you about how our camps are run. We offer Before & After Camp Care, to make your day a little easier, and our payment plans help as well. Early Bird rates are in effect through May 19. Register soon and save. Take a look; we’re sure you’ll find a summer camp that’s just right for your child. We sum it up in three simple words: Seek. Find. Enjoy! Come join us!
About Lake Park Camps Beautiful Lake Park is the site of three wonderful summer day camps: Adventure Camp features two weeks full of exciting day trips; Camp Opeka is packed with local fun; Camp Chickagami, our most popular camp, has outdoor activities, special events, and two full-day field trips each week. Our dedicated, experienced camp counselors make the difference! Every camper receives the care and attention that helps create a lifetime of happy memories. It’s no wonder our campers come back year after year, and tell their friends, too!
Registration, Payment Plans and Scholarships
Feeling a bit adventurous? Would you love to go on a wide variety of fields trips–a different one everyday? Then Adventure Camp is what you are looking for! Each camp session is 2-weeks long, and you’ll do a bit of everything that makes a summer fun: trips to water parks, baseball games, zoos, movies, laser tag, rock climbing, entertainment centers, bowling, canoeing, and more. Plus, each session we enjoy an overnight campout at Rock Cut State Park. This camp is limited to only 26 adventurers per session, so sign up quickly. You can attend one session or enjoy all five, because the destinations vary week to week. Tentative details and field trip calendars are available on our website. Each camper receives one shirt per summer, which they are required to wear on all field trips. Additional shirts may be purchased for $7. Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch on the trips. Min/Max: 12/26 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm Two-week sessions Early Bird: R: $318/NR: $396 After 5/19: R: $333/NR: $414 Session 1 6/10–6/21 #1-65301-1 Session 2* 6/24–7/5 #1-65301-2 Session 3 7/8–7/19 #1-65301-3 Session 4 7/22–8/2 #1-65301-4 Session 5 8/5–8/16 #1-65301-5 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 2: R: $288/NR: $357 After 5/19: R: $303/NR: $364
Complete information is on page SC-8. Summer Camps
Camp Chickagami at Lake Park
Camp Opeka at Lake Park
Ages 6–14 • Our most popular camp!
Chickagami provides a true day camp experience, filled with action packed days that keep your child busy, happy and coming back for more!
These one-week sessions make enjoying all that Lake Park has to offer even more affordable. Camp Opeka provides every child with lots of outdoor fun in a beautiful park setting. Activities include sports, games, crafts, outdoor play, fishing, and paddle boating on Lake Opeka. Campers go swimming at nearby Iroquois Pool twice each week.+
Great summer activities include: swimming, sports and games, fishing, paddle boating on Lake Opeka, crafts, learning about nature, special events, two weekly field trips, and more! Camper receives one shirt per summer, which they are required to wear on all field trips. Extra shirts may be purchased for $7. Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers must bring a sack lunch each day, or money to purchase lunch on the field trips. Min/Max: 20/80 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $117/NR: $147 After 5/19: R: $123/NR: $156 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65201-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65201-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65201-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65201-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65201-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65201-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65201-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65201-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65201-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65201-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $93/NR: $117 After 5/19: R: $98/NR: $124
Please note: Lunch is not provided. Campers must bring a sack lunch each day. Min/Max: 20/60 Lake Park, 9:00am–4:00pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $66/NR: $81 After 5/19: R: $72/NR: $87 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65204-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65204-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65204-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65204-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65204-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65204-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65204-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65204-8 #1-65204-9 Session 9 + 8/5–8/9 Session 10 + 8/12–8/16 #1-65204-10 No camp on Thursday, July 4 *Session 4: R: $60/NR: $72 After 5/19: R: $66/NR: $81 +No swimming at Iroquois Pool.
Lake Park Camps
Before & After Care
Drop-off and pick-up at the North Picnic Shelter (Lee & Howard.) Before Care (Morning) Monday–Friday 7:00–9:00am R: $25.50/NR: $33 per session Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65021-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65021-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65021-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65021-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65021-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65021-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65021-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65021-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65021-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65201-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $20.50/NR: $27 After Care (Afternoon) Monday–Friday 4:00–6:00pm R: $25.50/NR: $33 per session Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65022-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65022-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65022-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65022-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65022-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65022-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65022-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65022-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65022-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65022-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $20.50/NR: $27
Arndt Park Adventurers Ages 5–12 Are you ready to have lots of fun, meet new friends, and embark on a new adventure each week? If so, this camp is right for you! A wide variety of activities include sports, games, crafts, and outdoor play. Each week there are two walking field trips: to the Leisure Center Game Room, and to swim at Iroquois Pool. Detailed camp information is provided in the parent packet and weekly newsletters. Min/Max: 10/70 Arndt Park and Fieldhouse Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $66/NR: $84 After 5/19: R: $72/NR: $87 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65501-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65501-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65501-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65501-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65501-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65501-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65501-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65501-8 #1-65501-9 Session 9 + 8/5–8/9 Session 10 + 8/12–8/16 #1-65501-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $60/NR: $72 After 5/19: R: $66/NR: $81 +No swimming at Iroquois Pool.
West Park Explorers
Summer Leader-In-Training Program, for ages 13–15
Fill your summer with friends and fun! Explore a new themed adventure each week. Activities include sports, games, crafts, and outdoor play. We attend a Dance & Arts Camp Show (alternating Fridays) and Chippewa Pool+ (bus trip). We also play mini-golf at the Mountain View Adventure Center (alternating Fridays). Detailed camp information is provided in the parent packet and weekly newsletters. Min/Max: 10/70 West Park and Fieldhouse Monday–Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm One-week sessions Early Bird: R: $66/NR: $84 After 5/19: R: $72/NR: $87 Session 1 6/10–6/14 #1-65502-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 #1-65502-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 #1-65502-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 #1-65502-4 Session 5 7/8–7/12 #1-65502-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 #1-65502-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 #1-65502-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 #1-65502-8 Session 9 8/5–8/9 #1-65502-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 #1-65502-10 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $60/NR: $72 After 5/19: R: $66/NR: $81
Are you interested in learning what it is like to be a camp counselor? The Teen Leaders who are accepted into this program work as support staff, at Camp Chickagami and Camp Opeka, under the supervision of our adult program counselors.
Regular LIT meetings focus on leadership skills: how to plan and teach games and crafts to campers, share experiences, and more. The program is designed to help high school aged youth realize their leadership potential and develop the skills needed to be a major contributor to the success of our popular camp programs. Ready to be a leader? Take the next step! Contact Ron Lewis, 847-391-5700 or rlewis@DPParks.org.
Camp Eagle’s Nest
Friday, August 2–Sunday, August 4 Ages 8–17 Eagle’s Nest is at an accredited YMCA Camp, north of Green Bay, WI. Campers are introduced to the natural environment through recreational adventure that’s simply unlike any urban experience! We stay in modern wooden cabins with bunk beds. Camp activities may include canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery, campfires, cookouts, tent camping, and much more! Note: Drop off and pick-up is at the North Lake Park Picnic Shelter, at Lee & Howard Streets. Min/Max: 20/38 Friday, August 2, 9:00am through Sunday, August 4, 9:00pm R: $189/NR: $237 Boys: #1-65362-1 Girls: #1-65362-2 No payment plan option for this trip.
Arndt Park Adventurers
West Park Explorers
Rock Cut State Park Annual Camp Out
Back by popular demand! Swimming lessons are offered for all Arndt Park Adventurers again this year! Lessons are available during sessions 2–8, Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00–11:45am. On these days, swimmers walk to the pool with a counselor and then join the rest of the camp after their lesson. (The full camp is at the Leisure Center on Mondays and at Iroquois Pool on Wednesdays.) Min/Max: 10/20 Iroquois Pool Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45am R: $9/NR: $12 per session Session 2 6/17 & 6/19 #1-67047-2 Session 3 6/24 & 6/26 #1-67047-3 Session 4 7/1 & 7/3 #1-67047-4 Session 5 7/8 & 7/10 #1-67047-5 Session 6 7/15 & 7/17 #1-67047-6 Session 7 7/22 & 7/24 #1-67047-7 Session 8 7/29 & 7/31 #1-67047-8
New this year! Swimming lessons are offered for West Park Explorers this summer! Lessons are available during sessions 2–9, Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00–11:45am. Swimmers travel with a counselor on a Park District bus to our brand new Chippewa Pool, then join the camp after their lesson. Min/Max: 10/20 Chippewa Pool Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45am R: $9/NR: $12 per session Session 2 6/17 & 6/19 #1-67029-2 Session 3 6/24 & 6/26 #1-67029-3 Session 4 7/1 & 7/3 #1-67029-4 Session 5 7/8 & 7/10 #1-67029-5 Session 6 7/15 & 7/17 #1-67029-6 Session 7 7/22 & 7/24 #1-67029-7 Session 8 7/29 & 7/31 #1-67029-8 Session 9 8/5 & 8/7 #1-67029-9
Start your summer off right! First time and experienced campers are invited to join us for an overnight tent campout at Rock Cut State Park in Illinois. We roast marshmallows over an open campfire, enjoy meals cooked outdoors, and participate in a variety of recreational outdoor activities. Included are: a field trip to Volcano Falls. and swimming at Magic Waters Aquatic Center in Rockford on Saturday (weather permitting). Tent and food are provided.
A parent information packet, with personal supply list, is available on our website and at the Leisure Center. Min/Max: 12/38 Thursday, June 6, 9:00am through Friday, June 7, 5:00pm Trip departs from and returns to the Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street. R: $81/NR: $101 #1-65203-1 No payment plan for this trip.
Camp Pioneer at the Leisure Center
Camp Pioneer continued
Session 6 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm Session 7 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm Session 8 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm Session 9 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–3:30pm Session 10 AM, 7:30am–12:30 PM, 12:30–5:30pm
Join us for this popular, fun camp. Activities include nature study, crafts, sports, games, theme days, singing, safety education, and story time. All campers should bring a snack and a drink for each session. Campers who are signed up for both sessions each day must also bring a lunch. Min/Max: 10/24 Leisure Center, Room 110 Monday–Friday AM Session: 7:30am–12:30pm PM Session: 12:30–5:30pm For children staying all day, camp staff supervise lunch from noon–12:30pm. Early Bird: R: $87/NR: $99 per session After 5/19: R: $90/NR: $102 Session 1 6/10–6/14 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65101-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65101-2 Session 2 6/17–6/21 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65102-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65102-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65103-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65103-2 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65104-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65104-2 *No camp on Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $69/NR: $78 After 5/19: R: $71/NR: $82 Session 5 7/8–7/12 AM, 7:30am–12:30 #1-65105-1 PM, 12:30–5:30pm #1-65105-2
7/15–7/19 #1-65106-1 #1-65106-2 7/22–7/26 #1-65107-1 #1-65107-2 7/29–8/2 #1-65108-1 #1-65108-2 8/5–8/9 #1-65109-1 #1-65109-2 8/12–8/16 #1-65110-1 #1-65110-2
Junior Golf Camps Ages 8–16 • at Golf Center Des Plaines Learn, practice and experience golf in a fun and productive atmosphere. These Four Day Junior Golf Camps are designed for the aspiring junior golfer who has some experience, and is looking to improve their golf game and confidence. The focus is to instill lifelong fundamentals and passion for the game. Swing development, short game skills, course management, golf fitness, golf etiquette and the rules of golf are the foundation of the program. This all-around approach will teach students to practice and play golf with a purpose. Camp concludes with a 9-hole tournament. Min/Max: 4/20 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Tuesday–Friday 8:00am–noon R: $300/NR: $320 June 11–June 14 #1-04024-1 June 18–June 21 #1-04024-2 July 9–July 12 #1-04024-3 July 16–July 19 #1-04024-4
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Sports Xplosion Ages 6–14 Let the games begin! This Youth Sports Camp is an opportunity for children from grades 1–8 to fill their days with action packed sports! Age appropriate games are played with more challenging opportunities for older campers! Games include: mat ball, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, flag football, racquetball, track & field, softball, and dodgeball, just to name a few. In addition, field trips are planned for each session. Counselors are former or current Maine West athletes, and the camp has a 10:1 camper to counselor ratio. Fee includes all equipment use, camp T–shirt, and instruction. Please note: Campers must bring a sack lunch. Min/Max: 10/60 Mary Dankowski & Jerry Stonequist, Camp Directors Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm Prairie Lakes, Gym Sports Xplosion 1 Ages 6–11 (Grades 1–5) Sports Xplosion 2 Ages 11–13 (Grades 6–8) Early Bird: R: $82.50/NR: $103.50 After 5/19: R: $85.50/NR: $106.50 Session 1 6/10–6/14 Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-1 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-2 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-3 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-3 Session 4 7/1 –7/5* Sports Xplosion 1 #1-41301-4 Sports Xplosion 2 #1-41302-4 *No camps Thursday, July 4 Session 4: R: $66/NR $84 After 5/19: R: $69/NR: $87
Sports Xplosion Session 5 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 6 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 7 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 8 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 9 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2 Session 10 Sports Xplosion 1 Sports Xplosion 2
7/8–7/12 #1-41301-5 #1-41302-5 7/15–7/19 #1-41301-6 #1-41302-6 7/22–7/26 #1-41301-7 #1-41302-7 7/29–8/2 #1-41301-8 #1-41302-8 8/5–8/9 #1-41301-9 #1-41302-9 8/12–8/16 #1-41301-10 #1-41302-10
Before & After Care One–week sessions AM Session 7:00–9:00am R: $25.50/NR: $31.50 PM Session 3:00–6:00pm R: $39/NR: $46.50 Session 1 6/10–6/14 AM #1-41303-1 PM #1-41304-1 Session 2 6/17–6/21 AM #1-41303-2 PM #1-41304-2 Session 3 6/24–6/28 AM #1-41303-3 PM #1-41304-3 Session 4* 7/1–7/5 AM #1-41303-4 PM #1-41304-4 *No camp Thursday, July 4 *AM Session R: $21/NR: $24 *PM Session R: $30/NR: $37.50 Session 5 7/8–7/12 AM #1-41303-5 PM #1-41304-5 Session 6 7/15–7/19 AM #1-41303-6 PM #1-41304-6 Session 7 7/22–7/26 AM #1-41303-7 PM #1-41304-7 Session 8 7/29–8/2 AM #1-41303-8 PM #1-41304-8 Session 9 8/5– 8/9 AM #1-41303-9 PM #1-41304-9 Session 10 8/12–8/16 AM #1-41303-10 PM #1-41304-10 You’ll find more sports programs for all ages in the Spectrum and at www.DPParks.org.
Dance & Arts Camp!
Each two-week camp features a daily technique class in jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip–hop or modern. Performances are held on the last Friday of each session at 2pm in the Prairie Lakes Theater. Family and friends are invited to attend! Dance attire should include tights, leotard, shorts and/or a T-shirt. Ballet and/or jazz shoes are recommended but not required. Bring a water bottle, morning snack, and healthy sack lunch. Each session will consist of an outdoor water-play day. Musical themes are announced on the first day of each session. Fee includes camp photograph, pizza party, camp T-shirt, art supplies, and instruction. Min/Max: 16/36 PLCC, Theater & MP Rooms 1–2 Monday–Friday 9:00am–3:00pm Early Bird: R: $216/NR: $264 After 5/19: R: $218/NR: $274
Camp Dance-A-Lot Ages 6–10 This two–week camp covers dance and stage presence. You’ll create simple props and scenery, creative craft projects, as well as focusing on several disciplines of dance. Dance groups will be divided based on age and ability. No previous dance experience required. All who participate will walk away learning something new, will make new friends and build self esteem!
Camp ReMix Ages 11–15 You’ll create more challenging and creative art projects and do more complex dance routines. Participants work on the Camp Dance-A-Lot show theme. Campers dance in the morning and create fun art projects, which tie into the theme, in the afternoon. No previous dance experience required.
Session 1 6/17–6/28 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-1 Camp ReMix #1-60302-1 Session 2* 7/1–7/12 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-2 Camp ReMix #1-60302-2 *No camps on Thursday, July 4. Early Bird: R: $195/NR: $237 After 5/19: R: $197/NR: $247 Session 3 7/15–7/26 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-3 Camp ReMix #1-60302-3 Session 4 7/29–8/9 Camp Dance-A-Lot #1-60300-4 Camp ReMix #1-60302-4
Dance & Arts Camps
Before & After Care
Two-week sessions AM Session 7:00–9:00am R: $51/NR: $63 #1-60301-7 PM Session 3:00–6:00pm R: $78/NR: $93 #1-60301-8 Session 1 6/17–6/28 AM #1-60301-1 • PM #1-60301-2 Session 2 7/1–7/12* *No camp on Thursday, July 4 AM: R: $46.50/NR: $55.50 #1-60301-4 PM: R: $67.50/NR: $84 #1-60301-5 Session 3 7/15–7/26 AM #1-60301-7 • PM #1-60301-8 Session 4 7/29–8/9 AM #1-60301-10 • PM #1-60301-11
Let your tiny dancer come on a magical adventure as they take their first steps in dance. This camp will be a combination of creative movement, beginner ballet and jazz. More than just a dance camp, Teeny Tiny Dance Camp specializes in inspiring a love of dance through an imaginative program designed especially for young children. The camp includes daily dance instruction, along with fine motor exercise through a theme related craft. The campers will join the Camp Dance-A-Lot and Camp ReMix dancers in a final performance for family and friends on the last Friday of each session at 2:00pm. Each session will consist of an outdoor water-play day. Dance attire should include tights, leotard, shorts and/or a T-shirt. Ballet and/or jazz shoes are recommended but not required. Please provide your camper with a water bottle everyday. Fee includes camp photograph, daily snack, camp T-shirt, and art supplies. Min/Max: 16/36 PLCC, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Monday–Friday 12:30–3:00pm Early Bird: R: $105/NR: $132 After 5/195 R: $113/NR: $141 Session 1, 6/17–6/28 #1-60304-1 Session 2, 7/1–7/12* #1-60304-2 *No camp on Thursday, July 4. Early Bird: R: $96/NR: $120 After 5/19: R: $104/NR: $130 Session 3, 7/15–7/26 #1-60304-3 Session 4, 7/29-8/9 #1-60304-4
Summer Camp Registration
In–Person • Online • Fax Step 1. Complete the registration form and attach correct payment. Make checks payable to the Des Plaines Park District. Be sure to read and sign the waiver on the form. Step 2. When you come to register, bring proof of residency, e.g.: a current driver’s license or a recent utility bill showing your name and current address. Step 3. Registrations are accepted, beginning at 12:01am via Web Registration or www.DPParks.org 8:30am in person, on March 18 (residents) and March 25 (non–residents). NOTE: Web Registration requires that payment be made in full.
Summer Camp Payment Plans Save with early registration rates through Sunday, 5/19. Regular rates begin on Monday, 5/20. You must register by April 26, 2013 to take advantage of the payment plan option. • A down payment of 1/3 is due at time of registration. • The balance is due in two equal payments, 1/3 each on May 17 and June 7. Important Payment Plan Information: A $25 processing fee is added to all payment plans. No payment plans are accepted after April 20. 1. Fill out registration form and bring it to the Administrative & Leisure Center. 2. An installment billing agreement will be filled out and reviewed by a Park District staff member. 3. Installment payments can be done electronically to a checking account, savings account, or credit card. A routing number and account number will be needed for proper processing. Routing numbers can be found on your check or monthly bank statement. 4. A copy of the installment billing agreement will be given to you, once it has been approved.
Summer Camp Refund Policy • 90% refund for all requests received and date stamped on or before May 19, 2013. • 75% refund for all requests received and date stamped by the first day of the registered camp session. • All refunds received after the first day of a session are prorated from the time the request is received and date stamped by our office; all refunds are assessed a 25% processing fee.
Assistance Park District staff is not capable of providing bathroom assistance to those individuals who cannot care for themselves. Please contact 847-391-5700 for further information or clarification. If you are in need of assistance from our Maine Niles Special Recreation Association please check the Americans with Disabilities Act Need Accommodation box on the Des Plaines Park District program registration form. Please note that all requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least one week in advance of the program start date. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than one week’s notice. Parents are responsible for informing the Park District of any physical or emotional limitations that may limit or impair their children’s participation in activities that are conducted in the camp session for which they are registering. Children enrolled in Park District programs are not released to anyone other than a parent or guardian. Persons desiring a different procedure must inform the camp supervisor, in writing, prior to camp. For detailed information on our camp programs, parent packets will be mailed to your house or can be found on our website: www.DPParks.org
Scholarship Information Program scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford program fees. Scholarship requests should be submitted at least three weeks prior to all program registration. An approved scholarship is required for camp registration at a reduced fee. Approved scholarship applications do not guarantee acceptance into programs; all general registration procedures should be followed. Applications are available on our website, at the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center during business hours, or by calling the Administrative & Leisure Center: 847-391-5700.
Photos of all parks and facilities, with maps and directions, are on our website: www.DPParks.org You’ll find detailed listings of all the amenities in each park. Looking for a walking/jogging path? Is there a great playground in your neighborhood? Bocce Ball Courts? Sì, li abbiamo! Whether you are new to Des Plaines, or just want a new place to play, the website is your best choice to seek, find & enjoy! See you around the parks.
1 Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street
31 McKay-Nealis Park, 1755 S. Maple Avenue
2 Algonquin and Forest Schools, Algonquin Rd./Fifth St.
32 Menominee Park, 440 Laurel Avenue
3 Apache Park, 2100 Pine Street
33 Mohawk Park, 515 Lyman Avenue
4 Arndt Park, 1990 White Street, at Howard Avenue
34 Mountain View Adventure Center, 515 E. Algonquin Road
5 Blackhawk Park, 190 E. Golf Road
35 North Cul-de-Sac Park, 975 N. Cul-de-Sac
6 Bluett Park, 1408 E. Thayer Street (Mt. Prospect)
36 North School, 1789 Rand Road
7 Central Park, 1601 E. Thacker Street
37 Northshire Park, 200 Fletcher Drive
8 Central School, 1526 E. Thacker Street
38 Oakwood Maintenance Facility, 1300 Oakwood Avenue
9 Cherokee Park, 1260 White Street, at Van Buren Avenue
39 Orchard Court, 560 Orchard Court
10 Cheyenne Park, 520 N. Wolf Road
40 Orchard Place School, 2727 Maple Street
11 Chippewa Park & Pool, 191 N. Eighth Street
41 Plainfield School, 1850 Plainfield Drive
12 Cornell Park, Stratford Road and Drake Lane
42 Potawatomie Park, 1190 Prairie Avenue
13 Craig Manor Park, 800 Madelyn Drive
43 Prairie Lakes Community Center, 510 E. Thacker Street
14 Cumberland Terrace, 426 S. Warrington Road
44 Prairie Triangle, Prairie Avenue at Arlington Avenue
15 Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street
45 Rand Park/Mystic Waters, 2025 Miner Street
16 Des Plaines Manor Park, 198 E. Fremont Avenue
46 Seminole Park, 3100 Scott Street
17 DiMucci-Lowenberg Park, 400 Radcliffe Avenue
47 Sesquicentennial Park, 255 Grove Street
18 Eaton Field Park, 2975 Craig Drive
48 Sioux Park, 500 Clayton Lane
19 Garden Plots, 601 S. Westgate Road
49 South Cul-de-Sac, 975 S. Cul-de-Sac
20 Golf Center Des Plaines, 353 N. River Road
50 South School, 1535 Everett Avenue
21 Hawaii Park, 600 N. Fifth Avenue
51 Terrace School, 735 S. Westgate Road
22 Hoffman Park, Hoffman Parkway and W. Villa Avenue
52 Teton Park, 120 Stratford Alley
23 Horseshoe Triangle, Wolf Road at Greenview Avenue
53 Tomahawk Park, 350 S. Westgate Road
24 Iroquois Pool, 2324 Maple Street (Iroquois School)
54 West Park, 651 S. Wolf Road
25 Jaycee Park, 1496 Wicke Avenue
55 Westfield Gardens Park, 955 S. Warrington Road
26 Kiwanis Park, 1700 Lincoln Avenue
56 Willow Park, 1314 Willow Avenue
27 Kutchen Park, 450 State Street
57 Winnebago Park, 1218 Margaret Street
28 Kylemore Greens Park, Carlow Drive at Waterford Drive
58 Woodlawn Park, 872 Woodlawn Avenue
29 Lake Park, 2200 Lee Street
59 Yale Court, 636 Yale Court
30 Maine West High School, 1775 S. Wolf Road
Martial Arts Shotokan Karate Classes • 10 Week Session
Tae Kwon Do
Ages 6+ Tae Kwon Do is a technique of self-defense involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, and interceptions with arms, hands, and feet. Learn the secret of traditional Tae Kwon Do, the discipline, breath control, perfect body image, and the balance of mental and physical power. Class is open for beginners to advanced students. Promotion tests are held every two months for participants who wish to advance in rank. (Testing fee required.) Uniforms may be purchased from the instructor. (Suggested for all students; required for advanced students.) You can sign up for one Tae Kwon Do class per week, or sign up for two classes per week and receive a discount on the second class. jc Min/Max: 8/17 Master Sang Chel Chung’s Academy, Instructor West Park Fieldhouse 8 weeks Ages 6–12 Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 4/1–5/20 * R: $42/NR: $50 #5-41241-1 *No class 4/8 Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm 4/3- 5/22 R: $48/NR: $58 #5-41241-2 Both classes R: $69/NR: $87 Ages 13+ Mondays, 7:30–8:30pm 4/1–5/20 * R: $42/NR: $50 #5-41241-3 *No class 4/8 Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30pm 4/3–5/22 R: $48/NR: $58 #5-41241-4 Both classes R: $69/NR: $87
4/4–6/6 • West Park Fieldhouse • R: $90/NR: $113 (per person) Class Pre–Karate
Intermediate/Advanced^ Thursday 4:50–5:35pm #5-41242-2
8–14 Beginner/Continuer (White) Thursday 5:40–6:35pm #5-41242-3
8–14 Advanced (Blue Belt +)
8–14 Intermediate (Red–Yellow) Thursday 6:40–7:35pm #5-41242-4
Parent/Child† 7+ Parent/Child† 7+ Parent/Child† 7+ Adult† Adult†
Thursday 7:40–8:40pm #5-41242-5
Beginner/Continuer (White) Thursday 5:40–6:35pm #5-41242-6 Intermediate (Red–Yellow) Thursday 6:40–7:35pm #5-41242-7 Advanced (Blue Belt +)
Thursday 7:40–8:40pm #5-41242-8
15+ Beginner/Continuer (White) Thursday 5:40–6:35pm #5-41242-9 15+ Intermediate (Red–Yellow) Thursday 6:40–7:35pm #5-41242-10
Adult† 15+ Advanced (Blue Belt +) Thursday 7:40–8:40pm #5-41242-11 † Parent/Child, Youth, and Adult classes train together ^Instructor permission required
More Shotokan Karate Classes are on page 33.
Tai Chi Ages 18+
Tai Chi is a Chinese health and martial arts system that focuses on the holistic development of mind, body, and spirit. Its practice is well-known for reducing stress, increasing cardiovascular efficiency, and providing an effective system of selfdefense. It is as beautiful to watch as it is to perform—meditation in motion—that is great for all ages, regardless of health or physical maladies. jc Beginning Tai Chi Min/Max: 8/27 Richard Kurtin, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 8 weeks Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30pm 4/3–5/22 R: $54/NR: $68 #5-56091-1 Continuing Tai Chi Prerequisite: Beginning Tai Chi This course provides continued development of the holistic mind, body, spirit principles presented in the beginning class through intermediate instruction of the second half of the Tai Chi form. Min/Max: 6/12 Richard Kurtin, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 8 weeks Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00pm 4/3–5/22 R: $54/NR: $68 #556092-1
Day Time Code Thursday 4:00–4:45pm #5-41242-1
Beginner Tai Chi Sword Workshop Ages 18+ This class will provide a venue for establish, intermediate and advanced Tai Chi students to further enhance their knowledge and expertise with the internal mechanics and applications of Tai Chi Chuan. The focus of this session will be on developing the internal body mechanics of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s Tai Chi form and an introduction to form applications. In addition, there will be focus on meditative breathing and it’s incorporation into the Tai Chi form practice. Student should wear loose but comfortable fitting clothes. Students wishing to participate in meditation should bring a comfortable exercise or yoga mat. jc Min/Max: 6/20 Shawn Parkes, Instructor Arndt Park Fieldhouse 6 weeks Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm 4/11–5/23* R: $75/NR; $94 #5-56094-1 *No class 5/2
Martial Arts Shotokan Karate Classes • 11 Week Session 4/3–6/12 • R: $99/NR: $124 (per person) • *R: $138/NR: $173 (per person) 1.5 hr classes Mt Prospect Park District Central Community Center • 1000 W. Central Road, Mt. Prospect Class Pre–Karate Pre–Karate Youth Youth Youth* Adult Adult*
Age 4–7 4–7 8–14 8–14 8–14 15+ 15+
Level Beginner/Continuer Intermediate/Advanced^ Begin./Cont. (White & Red) Novice (Orange–Yellow) Inter./Adv. (Blue Belt+) Begin./Cont. (White–Purple) Inter./Adv. (Brown–Black)
Day Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday
Time 4:00–4:45pm 4:45–5:30pm 5:30–6:30pm 6:30–7:30pm 6:30–8:00pm 8:00–9:00pm 8:00–9:30pm
Code #5-41243-1 #5-41243-2 #5-41243-3 #5-41243-4 #5-41243-5 #5-41243-6 #5-41243-7
^Instructor permission required *1.5 hour classes
Classes held at Threshold Martial Arts 1381 E. Oakton Street, Suite #2 Oakton Street at Chestnut Street.
Bully Proof • Ages 5–14 Threshold Martial Arts’ Bully Safe program combines a traditional kids’ martial arts lesson with an emphasis on bully-proofing strategies and prevention. Learn to be confident both physically and mentally, in a fun and safe environment. Students are taught five primary rules of engagement which are supplemented with the superior techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These five rules teach children how to effectively overcome both verbal and physical attacks. This program is taught by active duty police officers who are uniquely positioned to give valuable insight of the safety of your child. Uniform required: Can be purchased through Threshold Martial Arts. jc Min/Max: 6/30 Mondays, 5:15–6:00pm 4/1–5/20 R: $70/NR: $84 #5-41245-1 Wednesdays, 5:15–6:00pm 4/3–5/22 R: $70/NR: $84 #5-41245-2 Both classes: R: $125/NR: $153
Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ • Ages 15+ Are you a fan of UFC and Mixed Martial Arts? In this class you will learn the proven techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: the martial art that dominates all others in live competitions. You will gain confidence and improve your fitness level while learning the basics of standing self defense and ground grappling. Learn the principles of leverage, balance & flow, and strategy which enable those of a smaller & weaker stature to control and execute submissions on a larger & stronger opponent. Whether you are a beginner or experienced grappler, in your teens or an adult, our jiu-jitsu classes are great for self defense and recreational purposes. Benefits include elevated confidence, discipline, and increased fitness levels. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. jc Min/Max: 6/30 Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm 4/1–5/20 R: $70/NR: $84 #5-41247-1 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm 4/3–5/22 R: $70/NR: $84 #5-41247-2 Both classes: R: $125/NR: $153
Muay Thai • Ages 15+ Have fun, burn tons of calories, and learn the explosive techniques of Muay Thai! Through high energy and easy to follow drills; students will master all ranges of striking using kicks, knees, elbows and punches. Students will learn to defend themselves with counter strikes, evasive footwork, and combination attacks while developing a stronger body in the process! Gain confidence and learn to defend yourself in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. Benefits include improved fitness level, coordination, confidence, and self defense. Beginners to advanced students welcome. jc Min/Max: 6/30 Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm • 4/1–5/20 • R: $70/NR: $84 • #5-41246-1 Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm • 4/1–5/20 • R: $70/NR: $84 • #5-41246-2 Both classes: R: $125/NR: $153
All classes are taught by instructors of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club under the direction of John DiPasquale (6th degree black belt), four time National Champion, former U.S. Team Member, National Coach, and National faculty member of ACEP (American Coaching Effectiveness Program.) Uniforms and belt testing are optional and available through the ISKC Instructor. Pre–Karate/Safety Through a variety of fun and creative activities, young children develop coordination, strength, and personal safety skills. This program gives your child the lead he/she needs in developing memory and agility skills necessary to be successful in school and other sports. Min/Max: 8/15 Youth & Adult Karate/Safety Karate skills can put you in touch with your body and help build coordination, agility, and strength, improve muscle tone and poise, as well as, personal safety skills. Karate helps you release tension brought on by school, work, and peers. The confidence gained through karate helps foster a strong positive self image. Youth: Min/Max: 8/16 Adult: Min/Max: 8/15 Parent/Child Karate This program is an excellent opportunity to share quality time with your child while developing muscle tone, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, and karate skills. Regardless of age, weight, or current physical condition, karate can put your family on the right track to physical well being. Both parent and child must sign up and pay the registration fee. Min/Max: 8/16
Golf Center Des Plaines 353 N. River Road
Chicagoland’s Favorite Golf Practice Facility
Driving Range Hours Through February 28 Daily: 9:00am–10:00pm Note: During the winter, the Driving Range may close earlier than 10:00pm, due to weather conditions and attendance. March 1 — May 31 Daily: 8:00am–10:00pm
9-hole Par-3 Course The course is now open year-round! Through February 28 Daily: 9:00am–5:00pm $8.00 per golfer March 1 — May 31 Daily: 8:00am–10:00pm
Resident Non-res. Weekdays, before 5pm $10 $12 Night Play, after 5pm $13 $16 Weekends & Holidays $13 $16 Seniors and Juniors save $2 Monday–Friday before 5:00pm Last round tees off 1½ hours before closing The grass tees open in early Spring. They are closed on Mondays until 5:00pm.
Golf Center Features:
Over 300 yards of outdoor landing area!
• Automated tee-up system, with adjustable tee heights up to 2” Practice with your largest club heads. • Driving Range with over 300 yards of outdoor landing area. You’re not bangin’ balls into walls! • Our 80 hitting bays, on three tiers, are lighted and heated. 25 degrees warmer than the outside air temperature. • Club Casa Café, Restaurant & Sports Bar. Thirsty? They’ll deliver right to your hitting station! • Dream Golf Pro Shop. Name brands, expert club fitting. • GolfTEC. Private lessons from PGA professionals. Proven Path. Proven Results. • Designed for serious practice. Keep your swing in shape year-round. • Short game area, for bunker and chip shot practice. Just $7 for the entire day! • Challenging Par-3 lighted golf course
Save with these
Driving Range Specials!
• Mondays: 6¢ Range Balls • Thursdays: 8¢ Range Balls • Look for daily and weekly
specials all year ’round. • Early Bird: 8¢ Range Balls daily until 10am
80 lighted, heated hitting stations.
Put $50 on a Range Card, we’ll add $5. Put $100 on a Range Card, we’ll add $15. When your total, purchases reach $500, you’ll receive an instant bonus of $25 in Range Balls! Range Balls, Resident Price: 11¢ each.
Golf Center Des Plaines
Premier Golf Instruction
f you want to play better golf, you have come to the right place. For more than 15 years, GolfTEC has been helping golfers of all skill levels play better and enjoy the game more. Whether you are a complete beginner or an accomplished golfer, GolfTEC’s comprehensive approach to improvement can help you reach your personal goals. Each GolfTEC lesson is given by a Certified Personal Coach who utilizes advanced technology to dramatically accelerate your improvement. GolfTEC’s patented g-SWING system combines digital video, motion measurement and biofeedback.
On the main floor 847-803-4757 Pro Shop Hours Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday
of the Golf Center 10:00am–8:00pm 10:00am–7:00pm 11:00am–5:00pm
Club Demo Fee:
Club Fitting, Irons: $30.00 Club Fitting, Driver: $30.00 When clubs are purchased after fitting, the fitting fee will be returned. Plus, you’ll receive a 10% discount on the total of your club purchase. (Must have the original receipts.) Not valid on PING brand clubs.
The first step to your improvement at GolfTEC is our fact based diagnosis. During your first session we will compare your motion analysis to over 150 tour professionals, as well as use video to make a fact based comparison to the best players. During this session we will also create a game plan of sequential lessons to tackle your issues one at a time. This approach gives clients an experience that is far superior to traditional instruction. Every lesson is uploaded to your personalized Player Performance Center using GolfTEC’s WebLesson® technology, giving you 24/7 access to your lesson history, past swing videos, practice drills, notes from each lesson and more. Call GolfTEC and let one of our Certified Personal Coaches help you get started playing better golf today!
$PECIAL $AVINGS! Des Plaines residents receive 40% off all GolfTEC lesson programs. Simply show proof of residency when you sign up!
Club Casa Café Restaurant • Sports Bar • Patio • Banquets Main floor of the Golf Center • 847-298-5100
Specializing in classic sandwiches, steaks, seafood, authentic pasta dishes & pizza. Open Every Day with Great Daily Specials Lunch Specials Monday–Friday, 11:00am–2:00pm • $6.95 Pick Two
Monday Night Special 50¢ Wings • $1 Sliders 5:00–9:00pm
All you can eat! Cod $10.50 • Perch $12.75
Includes soup or salad, home fires & coleslaw.
In the mood to party?
Let Club Casa cater your next event! Banquets from 25–100 For information and reservations, call 847-298-5100. www.ClubCasaCafe.com
Golf Leagues & Lessons Youth Golf Leagues Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction with this league. We will hold special contests each week for participants to win free golf and many other prizes. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times will be first come first served. Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. bp Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 6/11–7/30 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays, R: $115/NR: $140
2013 Travel Youth Golf League June 10–August 5 Tryouts Monday, May 20 at 5:00pm Golf Center Des Plaines 3rd – 8th grade (year just completed) Come be a part of our travel golf league, where you are sure to improve your game and have fun at the same time. This team will participate in a Monday league and a Wednesday league, and play many other local teams at great golf courses in the northwest suburbs. One-hour group lessons, by GolfTEC, are included every Tuesday. Throughout the program, league members receive free rounds of golf at our Lake Park and Golf Center courses, plus unlimited range balls at the Golf Center to help improve their game. The league fee includes a polo shirt and an awards banquet. Transportation is not provided. Lowest scores qualify for the 16 spots on the team. Fee: $450 per golfer
Golf Glenview! Two beautiful courses to play nearby in the north suburbs. Online tee times available @ golfglenview.com
Glenview Park Golf Club
Glenview National 9 Golf Club Affordable 9-hole, 2,000 yard, par 31 course with 4 sets of tees on each hole & continuous cart path. Featuring new youth programs… a cutting edge approach to teaching.
10% off Junior Performance Golf Programs
Expires 3/31/13, present this coupon at our pro shop to redeem.
800 Shermer Rd, Glenview (847) 724-0250 COUPONS
2800 West Lake, Glenview (847) 657-1637
Come out to the Glenview Park Golf Club to enjoy 18-holes of beautifully manicured greens, tees and fairways. Enjoy the Country Club setting without the Country Club prices.
Free Golf Balls with a Round
Redeem this coupon for a free sleeve of select golf balls with the purchase of any regularly priced 18-hole green fee. Offer valid all 7 days of the week. One coupon good for up to an entire four-some. Sorry no other promotions/discounts/offers apply.
Expires 9/30/13, present this coupon at our pro shop to redeem.
Golf Lessons Four Day Junior Golf Camp Ages 8–16 Learn, practice and experience golf in a fun and productive atmosphere. The Four Day Junior Golf Camp is designed for the aspiring junior golfer looking to improve their golf game and confidence. The focus is to instill lifelong fundamentals and passion for the game. Swing development, short game skills, course management, golf fitness, golf etiquette and the rules of golf are the foundation of the program. This all-around approach will teach students to practice and play golf with a purpose. The camp will conclude with a 9 hole tournament on the final day. This camp is designed for golfers age 8 to 16 with some golf experience. bp Min/Max: 4/20 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines Tuesday–Friday 8:00am–noon R: $300/NR: $320 6/11–6/14 #1-04024-1 6/18–6/21 #1-04024-2 7/9–7/12 #1-04024-3 7/16–7/19 #1-04024-4 High School Short Game School Ages 13–18 This school is for the motivated junior golfers entering high school or currently in high school looking to improve their techniques within the scoring zone. Shots within 70 yards will be the main focus including chipping, pitching, wedges, and bunker shots. Creativity, visualization, proper set-up, club selection, and shot choice will all be highlighted. This is an intense program structured to prepare juniors for trying out and competing at the high school level. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines Short Game Area Saturdays 9:00am–noon R: $80/NR: $100 July 20 #1-04025-1 July 27 #1-04025-2
One Day Short Game School Ages 13+ Did you know over 65% of all shots played on a course occur within 70 yards of the hole? Learn, practice and experience all shots inside 70 yards. Discover how to cut a few more strokes off your score with knowledge of proper set-up, club selection and shot choice. This intense school will focus on improving techniques on shots designed to lower your score and make the game more enjoyable. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines, Short Game Area Saturday, 9:00am–noon R: $100/NR: $120 April 27 #5-04023-1 May 18 #5-04023-2 PGA Golf Clinics Ages 13+ Learn a specific shot technique from a PGA Teaching Professional. Sign up for all sessions or pick and choose the area your game needs the most improvement. Each session will last one hour, detailing proper fundamentals for either chipping, pitching, or greenside bunker shot. bp Min/Max: 5/15 Instructor: Eric Pick, PGA Golf Center Des Plaines, Short Game Area R: $15/NR: $18 Saturday, 5/25 9:00–10:00am Chipping #5-04022-1 Saturday, 5/25 10:00–11:00am Pitching #5-04022-2 Saturday, 6/1 9:00–10:00am Pitching #1-04022-1 Saturday, 6/1 10:00–11:00am Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-2 Saturday, 6/8 9:00–10:00am Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-3 Saturday, 6/8 10:00–11:00am Chipping #1-04022-4 Tuesday, 6/11 5:00–6:00pm Chipping #1-04022-5 Tuesday, 6/11 6:00–7:00pm Pitching #1-04022-6 Wednesday, 6/19 5:00–6:00pm Pitching #1-04022-7 Wednesday, 6/19 6:00–7:00pm Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-8 Thursday, 7/11 5:00–6:00pm Greenside Bunker Shot #1-04022-9 Thursday, 7/11 6:00–7:00pm Chipping #1-04022-10
Golf Leagues & Lessons Lee Street, from Touhy Avenue to Howard Avenue SAVE! Youth Golfers play for just $6 when an adult plays at regular price!
2013 Travel Youth Golf League June 10–August 5 Tryouts: Monday, May 20, 5:00pm at the Golf Center Des Plaines For all golfers in grades 3–8 (Year just completed.) Come be a part of our travel golf league, where you are sure to improve your game and have fun at the same time. This team will participate in a Monday league and a Wednesday league, and play many other local teams at great golf courses in the northwest suburbs. One-hour group lessons, by GolfTEC, are included every Tuesday. Throughout the program, league members receive free rounds of golf at our Lake Park and Golf Center courses, plus unlimited range balls at the Golf Center to help improve their game. The league fee includes a polo shirt and an awards banquet. Transportation is not provided. Lowest scores qualify for the 16 spots on the team. Fee: $450 per golfer
Youth Golf Leagues Ages 6–15 This is a recreational league designed for all levels of junior golfers. Come with a foursome, or come by yourself and make new friends, all the while experiencing eight weeks of great golf. There is no instruction with this league. We will hold special contests each week for participants to win free golf and many other prizes. League day tee times are from 8:00am–noon. Tee times will be first come first served. Please note: registration for this league also requires a separate form, available online or at the Golf Center. bp Min/Max: 20/120 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 6/11–7/30 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-1 Golf Center Des Plaines Wednesdays, 6/12–7/31 R: $115/NR: $140 #1-01580-2
Golf Instruction at Lake Park G-Ball Beginners Golf Ages 5–8 G-ball is a nationally recognized golf development program created by SNAG Golf. This is golf’s version of T-Ball, focused on children 5–8 years old. Children will learn the basics of golf in four stations: rolling (putting), chipping, pitching, and launching using modified golf equipment called SNAG GOLF. This fun and engaging class will be a great first step for your child learning a game they can play for a lifetime. No equipment is needed. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 4:00–4:45pm 5/14–6/11 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15914-1 Thursdays, 6:30–7:15pm 5/16–6/13 R: $55/NR: $65 #5-15914-2
Youth Golf Lessons A Sticks For Kids Program Ages 8–11 This beginner’s class will introduce children to joys of golf. This class will focus on instruction, focusing on grip, stance, swing, club selection, chipping and putting. We will also focus on the rules of the game and etiquette while on the golf course. bp Min/Max: 4/10 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 5:00–6:00pm 5/14–6/11 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15912-1 Thursdays, 5:00–6:00pm 5/16–6/13 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15912-2 Youth Golf Lessons A Sticks For Kids Program Ages 11–15 This beginner/intermediate class will teach basic fundamentals of golf, while focusing on many different shots (sand shot, pitch shot, chip shot, putting). We will also learn the importance of club selection and reading the green. bp Min/Max: 4/10 Lake Park Golf Course Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15pm 5/14–6/11 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15912-3 Thursdays, 4:00–5:00pm 5/16–6/113 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15912-4 Adult Beginner Golf Instruction Ages 16+ Enjoy and learn a sport you can play for a lifetime. Fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment, swing and course etiquette are taught. bp Min/Max: 4/8 Lake Park Golf Course Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm 5/15–6/12 R: $60/NR: $70 #5-15911-1
Lake Park Golf Course 1015 Howard Avenue at Lee Street Lake Park Clubhouse 2013 Hours Through May: 8:00am–dusk. June–September: 7:00am–dusk October: 8:00am–dusk Lake Park Golf Course Opening as weather permits in early April. The scenic lakeside course is 1,515 yards in length with 18 holes ranging from 50 to 115 yards with beautiful greens, strategic bunkers, and a picturesque lake that doubles as a hazard. This sporty Par-3 course provides hours of enjoyment for golfers of all ages. If you need to work on your short game, then this is the course for you. The pro shop carries a variety of golf accessories including balls and gloves, and you can rent golf clubs and pull carts. 2013 Daily Fees Weekday Weekend Adult Resident $9.00 $10.00 Adult Non–Resident $13.00 $14.00 Youth/Senior Resident* $7.00 $9.00 Youth/Senior Non–Res.* $10.00 $12.00 *Ages 6 through High School, and age 60+
Lake Park Golf Membership.
Pay one flat rate at the beginning of the season and golf as much as you want for no extra cost. Members will receive a Membership Card which they will need to show, along with a photo ID, each time they golf. Residents: $325 Non-Residents: $350 Seniors (60 and older) and Youth (under 18) receive $25 off Golf Memberships.
Group Outings Special group rates are available for golf outings. Call 847-391-5730 for fees based on your group size.
We Proudly Support
For all lessons and just playing a round of golf at Lake Park, we have clubs for children to use at no charge. Come in to the Clubhouse and pick up a set of clubs to use at anytime.
Call 847-391-5730 for information
Save with a 10–Play Punch Pass! Adult Resident..................................$80.00 Adult Non–Resident........................$115.00 Youth/Senior Resident*.....................$65.00 Youth/Senior Non–Resident*.............$90.00 *Ages 6 through High School, and age 60+ Golf Specials At Lake Park Kids’ and Family Special All Year Long! All kids golf for just $6 when a parent plays at regular rates. Senior Appreciation Mondays All seniors 60 and over with valid ID can golf for just $6 all day long on Mondays. Dress Code All golfers will be required to wear shirts and shoes on the course and in the clubhouse. Lake Park Golf Leagues Call 847-391-5730 for more information on Senior, Women, and Youth Leagues. Please note: All golfers are liable for their actions while on the course.
Lake Park • Lake Opeka Lee Street, from Howard Avenue to Touhy Avenue Lake Opeka Shoreline Fishing Hours Monday–Sunday 6:00am–sunset Call 847-391-5730 for information. No Lake Opeka Fishing Pass Required! Des Plaines Park District season or day passes are no longer required to fish in beautiful Lake Opeka. Just come and enjoy! All Cook County and State of Illinois licensing requirements apply. For the health of the lake, and to respect your fellow fishermen, please follow all posted fishing rules and creel limits.
Sailing & Boating Sailing is available on Lake Opeka for those who are properly qualified. All boats must be registered to sail on the lake. All boaters must sign in and out at the Clubhouse. Sailing is only permitted during hours when staff is on duty. Boating season is April 1 to October 31. Boat Rental Fees All boaters must be at least 16 years of age or be accompanied by an adult. Sailing lessons available. Please call Joshua Cantres at 847-391-5711. Summer Boat Registration and Storage We have dry moorings available from April 1–October 31st. All moorings are reserved on a first come, first served basis, and those with a mooring from the previous year have priority. Registration form is available at www.DPParks.org or call the Lake Park Clubhouse at 847-391-5730.
New Boating Fees Summer 2013 Daily Launch Fee: For users who prefer to pay for the use of Lake Opeka one day at a time. Residents: $10 Non residents: $20 Annual User Fee: Includes use of Lake Opeka for the entire season, April 1–October 31. Residents: $60 • Non residents: $100
Picnics by the Lake • Optimist Club Pavilion •
If your club, group, or family would like a scenic place to gather for a cookout, birthday party, or family outing, reserve our Lake Park Picnic Pavilion, which was a gift to the Park District from the Des Plaines Optimist Club. There are nine picnic tables under the Pavilion’s roof, and a grill nearby. Reservations fill up early, and are strictly on a first come, first served basis. To reserve the pavilion, please call 847-391-5705. Residents: $50 Des Plaines Businesses: $100
Paddle Boats Residents: $10/30 minutes, $18/1 hour Non residents $12/30 minutes, $20/1 hour Group paddle boat rentals are available. Please call the clubhouse for details. Yacht Club Sail on with the Des Plaines Yacht Club! If you’re interested in sailing, and want to share that interest with a friendly group, join us for a meeting at the Lake Park Clubhouse and get involved with our fun activities. Visit our website: www.desplainesyachtclub.com Regattas Regattas take place throughout the season, on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Come join us! The Park District will once again be sponsoring our Annual Labor Day Regatta for sailors. See you there!
If You Love Us, Don’t Feed Us!
Darling ducklings and goslings quickly grow to full-size, hungry adults. Over-population causes overcrowding with a shortage of food and space. Bread crumbs and popcorn are NOT good wildlife food. If you feed them, these birds lose their food foraging instincts as well as the need to migrate. In consideration of the balance of nature, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE. Feeding may be fun, but it can be deadly.
Alcohol is prohibited in Lake Park.
Mt. View Adventure Center 510 E. Algonquin Road April 5 – May 26 Monday–Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm Sunday Noon – 9:00pm May 27 – August 18* Monday–Saturday 10:00am – 11:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm *Thursday, July 4: 11:00am–9:00pm August 19 – September 29* Monday–Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm Sunday Noon – 9:00pm *Labor Day: Monday, September 2 11:00am–9:00pm Hours are attendance & weather dependent. Our 18-hole adventure golf course is designed with a mining theme, complete with creeks, bridges, waterfalls, and rock formations. Challenge the mountain and go for the course record. Fees: Daily 2nd Round* Resident Adult $7.00 $3.00 Resident Youth $6.00 $3.00 Non-Resident Adult $8.50 $3.00 Non-Resident Youth $7.50 $3.00 *2nd round is available only on the same day. Note: Residents must have proper photo ID to receive resident rates. Shirts and shoes are required at Mountain View Adventure Center at all times.
Early Bird Special!
Mountain View is available for your next Group Outing Fundraiser Birthday Party Contact Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manger, for information. 847-391-5711. SSarg@DPParks.org
Skate & BMX Bike Park
Mountain View Hours
Monday–Friday, 3:00–6:00pm Save $1 on every round of mini-golf.
Hours: 8:00am–11:00pm Featuring: • 3’ Hipped Bank • 4’ Hipped Mission Control • Multi Level Grind Box • Kinked Rail • 2’ – 6’ Half Pyramid • 14’ Curved Grind Box with Down Rail • 5’ Quarter Pipe with 6’ extension, 18’ Wide • 18’ Grind Rail, 12’ long • 14’ Grind Bench • Curved, Concrete Grinding Wall • Shade Structure • Vending Machines
Mt. View Batting Cages
6 Batting Cages Choose from baseball and softball, slow to fast pitch. Batting Cages are open during regular park hours.
Each $1.00 token = 18 balls Save!
6 tokens for $5 12 tokens for $10 25 tokens for $20 Batting Cage Rentals $40 per hour $30 per ½ hour Call ahead for cage reservations. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Batting Cages can be included with all party packages at Mt. View. For group rates and details call 847-391-5733.
2013 Late Night in the Park
Grades 5–10 Special Saturday nights at where friends meet for an evening of recreational fun. The admission fee of $10.00 gets you a wristband that entitles you to unlimited use of the Batting Cages and Miniature Golf. The concession stand will be open to purchase food and beverages. This event is adult supervised. Registration is not required; pay at the door. Select Saturdays 7:00–11:00pm Mountain View Adventure Center $10.00
2013 Late Night in the Park Dates April 27 • May 18 • June 22 • July 13 August 24 • September 7 • October 5 In case of rain, the April, May, September, and October events will be moved indoors to Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Garage Band Shows! Attention all Middle School and High School Garage Bands. Looking for a great venue in which to play your show? Call and book a night for your band at our Late Night in the Park at Mountain View Adventure Center. Dates and times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. This is your opportunity to play in front of a large audience and get the recognition you deserve! Call Ron Lewis today, at 847-391-5700 or Shelli Sarg at 847-391-5711 today! April 27 • May 18 • June 22 • July 13 • August 24 • September 7 • October 5
Music Lessons • Concert Band
Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band Sunday Concert Series
at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theater March 3 April 7 All concerts are at 3:00pm Tickets are available at the door. Adults $5 • Seniors and Students $3 Family $12 (2 Adults, 1 or 2 children) Free for children under age 6. Look for summertime concerts at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion
The band is a group of local and area music enthusiasts who enjoy playing traditional and contemporary tunes on numerous occasions throughout the year. The band’s wide repertoire ranges from the classics to the latest movie scores. The band practices on Thursdays from 7:30–9:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church on Howard and Lee Street in Des Plaines. Lawrence J. Carle, a retired music educator from School District 62 and founding director, conducts. For more information, stop in at a rehearsal, call Don Moeller 847-375-7642, or visit the website: desplainesconcertband.org.
you’re looking for an opportunity to pick up that high school or college instrument again, the Community Concert Band is currently seeking new members for all sections. The band has two French Horns that can be used by prospective members at no charge.
Guitar Lessons Ages 8+ Learn the basics of guitar with instruction on chords, songs, how to read notes, time signatures, and scales. Private Guitar Lessons are 30-minute weekly sessions, designed for the individual student. Beginners to advanced levels, children and adults welcome. Styles include rock, alternative, blues, folk, jazz, and classical. Guitar rentals are available through the Ultimate School of Guitar. Please call for more information. ns Min/Max: 1/13 Instructors: Dan Chernow, Berklee College of Music, B.A. Music Dan McLean, Columbia College, B.A. Music PLCC, Music Room 10 weeks Tuesdays 4/2–6/4 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #5-61342-1 Wednesdays, 4/3–6/5 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #5-61342-2
Voice Lessons Ages 6+ Private vocal lessons for aspiring singers of all levels. Develop your skills and have fun in a one–on–one, personalized lesson. Students will sing music of all styles including: jazz, Broadway, classical, pop and folk. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Mr. Vana will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/4 Tom Vana, Instructor PLCC, Music Room 10 weeks Sundays 3/31–6/9* Lessons from 1:00–5:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #5-61343-1 *No class 5/26 Violin Lessons Ages 8+ Private violin lessons featuring individualized instruction for the beginning to the advanced student. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Mrs. Culley will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/12 Pam Culley, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Room 2 10 weeks Tuesdays 4/2–6/4 Lessons from 3:00–9:00pm R: $220/NR: $275 #5-61351-1
Piano Lessons Ages 6+ One-on-one private piano lessons for all levels. Each lesson is designed for the individual student. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. The instructor will contact you to set up your lesson time. Min/Max: 1/8 Ultimate School of Music, Instructor PLCC, Music Room 8 weeks Saturdays 3/30–6/8* Lessons from 10:00am-2:00pm R: $200/NR: $250 #5-61346-2 *No class 5/25
Footlighters Theatre Company: The King and I
Footlighters Theatre Company Musical Audition Workshop Ages 5+ Learn some tips on how to audition for a musical. This crash course includes the basics, such as warm-up techniques and choosing the right song. This is perfect for anyone that is going to audition for Footlighters’ upcoming production of The Music Man. This two week workshop will consist of a mock audition with individual coaching, which participants will sign up for on the last day. ns Min/Max: 6/12 Kedrick Parham, Instructor PLCC, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 2 weeks Ages 5–15 Wednesdays, 7:00–9:05pm 4/24–5/8* R: $35/NR: $44 #5-51041-1 *No class 5/1 Ages 16+ Thursdays, 7:00–9:05pm 4/25–5/9* R: $35/NR: $44 #5-51041-2 *No class 5/2
Footlighters Theatre Company
For the Summer Production of:
The Music Man Book by Meredith Willson Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey Children (ages 5-15): Tuesday, May 14 – 6:30pm Teens/Adults (16+): Wednesday, May 15 – 6:30pm Callbacks (if needed): Thursday, May 16 – 7:00pm Slots are limited, so please contact Nancy Suwalski, Executive Producer, at NancyS@ DPParks.org or 847-391-5094 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but may have to wait.
Footlighters Theatre Company: Joseph
Auditions are held at Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines. If cast, participation fee of $60 will apply. Please prepare at least sixteen bars of a song that best shows your strengths. Piano accompaniment will be provided, but pre-recorded instrumental tracks are acceptable. Scripts will be provided for a brief read after singing, with more in depth reads to be done at callbacks. The dance portion of the auditions will also take place at callbacks. Please bring a recent photo, which will not be returned, and be familiar with your schedule to list possible conflicts. Footlighters Theatre Company: The King and I
Rehearsal schedule Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00–9:30pm beginning Tuesday, May 21. Performance schedule July 25–August 4 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:00pm
Footlighters Theatre Company: Peter Pan
Prairie Lakes Community Center 515 E. Thacker Street
847-391-5711 Open Basketball
Racquetball & Walleyball Ages 18+ Two racquetball courts are available for open play, leagues, and group reservations. Play is open to all levels. However, youth under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Walk–ins and 7–day advance registration are available. Racquetball members pay court fees only. All others pay daily fee plus court fee. Court Fees $6 prime–time/$4 non prime–time Members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. TGIF Racquetball Special Play racquetball for just $2 per hour! Fridays 10:00am–3:00pm Last court reservation is 2:00pm Racquetball 10 Game Punch Passes SAVE! 10 games $50
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Reservation Procedures Members can make reservations up to 7 days in advance. Non–members may reserve the courts up to 24 hours in advance. No Show Policy A no show fee will be charged for any racquetball court reservations that are not cancelled at least two hours in advance. The appropriate court fee will be charged. Eye Protection We recommend eye protection for all participants who play racquetball. Additional Services Racquet Rentals $2 Racquetballs $5/Can
Community Center Spring Hours Monday–Thursday 5:30am–10:30pm Friday 5:30am–9:30pm Saturday & Sunday 7:00am–5:00pm Closed on these holidays: Sunday, March 31 Monday, May 27 Hours are subject to change.
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Our state of the art exercise facility
features high vaulted ceilings and mirrored walls. Members enjoy a full body workout in a spacious layout and positive environment. The center is furnished with top of the line equipment that includes all of these important exercise stations: • Ab Crunch • Adjustable 10º– 80º Bench • Airdyne Bicycle (1) • Arc Trainers (2) • Arm Curl • Arm Extension • Assist Dip Chin • Back Extension • 45º Back Extension • Bent Leg Abdominal Board • Cable Cross Over • Chest Press • Dumbbells 5–75 lbs. • Fly/Rear Delt • Gauntlet • Hip Ab/Ad • Lat Pulldown • Lat Raise • Leg Extension • Lifecycle 95Ci (4) • LifeFitness Lifestride 95Ti (3) • LifeFitness T70 (2) • LifeFitness T9e Treadmill (2) • LifeFitness Cross Trainer CLSX (2) • Overhead Press • Precor Cross Trainer • Cybex Recumbent (3) • Resist–A–Ball • Row • Seated Leg Curl • Seated Leg Press • Precor AMT (2) • Torso Rotation Indoor Walking and Jogging Track The elevated 3–lane track overlooks the gym, with banked lanes for optimal running comfort. Open during building hours. Track Policy and Procedures Street shoes are not permitted on the track. Please carry-in clean court/athletic shoes. Sorry, but strollers are not permitted.
We reserve the right to split all full court games to half court games when deemed necessary by staff. Monday and Wednesday 3:30 – 10:00pm Tuesdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm Thursdays are half price! 3:30 – 6:00pm Friday 3:30 – 9:00pm Sunday Noon – 4:30pm Please check at the front desk for events that would make the gym unavailable for use.
Open Volleyball Thursdays
Ages 16 and older* Thursday 6:00 – 10:00pm PLCC, Gym R: $5/NR: $8 Play for just $3 with your high school ID. *You must be at least a High School Junior.
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If you play basketball or volleyball even a few times each month, you can save money with a Frequent Player Card 10X card. Ask at the front desk.
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Dress Code Shirts and clean shoes are required at all times. Locker Rooms The locker rooms are for member use only. Each participant must furnish his/her own lock. (Locks are available for purchase at the front desk.) No overnight storage. Membership Plans: See page 45.
Free Wi-Fi is available in many of the PLCC meeting rooms, and the Prairie Lakes Theater.
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
FITNESS CENTER ONLY EFT Annual 6 Months Monthly FITNESS CENTER/RACQUETBALL EFT Annual 6 Months Monthly
23.25 34 45 255 383 516 159 239 323 32 48 65
21 20 28.50 42 55.75 26 24.50 230 217 318 479 645 288 271 144 136 199 299 404 180 170 29 27 40 60 81 36 34
26.25 38.50 51.25 24 23 32.50 47.50 63.50 29.50 28 292 438 591 263 248 365 548 739 329 310 183 274 369 164 155 229 343 461 205 194 37 55 74 33 31 46 69 93 41 39
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11 14.50 7.50 110 149
9.50 13.50 17.50 9.00 8.50
Ask about our Monthly Electronic Funds Transfer Memberships *Daily use fee for the Locker Rooms: Residents, with photo ID $2 / Non–residents $3
Fitness Memberships Individual: 14 years of age and older* Couple: Two persons of the same household (14+)* Family: Up to 4 family members, living in the same household (14+)* Student: Registered full time student, 14–23 years old.* ID required to verify age, address, and school status. Senior: 60+ Corporate: A non–resident individual who works within the Des Plaines Park District *Teens, ages 14 and 15, can now use the Fitness Center provided they are supervised by a parent. The parent must be in the Fitness Center during the teen’s workout. A one–on–one orientation for parent and teen must be completed before using the fitness center and the equipment.
Fitness Center Membership • Orientation to Cybex Fitness equipment • Fitness Center • Towel Service • Gym: 2 Multi-purpose Full Courts • 25% Discount on Group Fitness and Cycling Classes • Member Only Locker Rooms and Showers • Sauna and Whirlpool • Discount on Babysitting • $2 off Daily Fee for Racquetball Racquetball/Locker Room Membership • Racquetball courts (requires daily court fees) • Locker Rooms and Showers • Towel Service • $2 off Daily Fee for Fitness Center • Discount on Babysitting • Seven-Day Advance Registration on Courts • Racquet Rental Available • Racquetballs Available for Purchase Fitness and Racquetball Membership Includes all of the benefits of both Fitness and Racquetball memberships as listed.
EFT Memberships With an Electronic Funds Transfer, the monthly payments will be deducted from your account (checking, savings or credit card) on the 15th of each month (or the next business day). The EFT Membership renews automatically each year. You will be notified prior to any increases in fees. Call 847-391-5711 for details!
Fitness Center Daily Fee
Residents: $5.00 Non-residents: $8.00 Proof of residency must be provided, along with a photo ID.
We have a fitness membership that fits your lifestyle!
Take a free tour and see for yourself.
Fitness & Weight Training Member Referral Program An Exclusive Offer for Members Here’s a great way to extend your fitness membership, for FREE! Bring a friend to the Prairie Lake Fitness Center so they can workout with you, enjoy the facility and experience the benefits of a membership. Everyone you bring, including non-residents, will pay only the resident daily rate : just $5 ! If your friend buys either a 6-month or an annual membership, you’ll receive 50% off your 6-month or annual renewal.
Get fit, stay fit, and save! Ask for details at the front desk, or call: 847-391-5711
Program Questions? Each program description includes the initials of the supervisor, so you can contact them directly with any program related questions. jc: Joshua Cantres 847-391-5711 jc@DPParks.org bp: Brian Panek 847-803-4653 brian.panek@DPParks.org kr: Karyn Roth karyn.roth@DPParks.org
ss: Shelli Sarg ssarg@DPParks.org
ns: Nancy Suwalski 847-391-5711 nancys@DPParks.org dvt: Desiree van Thorre 847-391-5700 dvanthorre@DPParks.org
Prairie Lakes Babysitting Center Fees are per child/per hour. Resident (In Park District program) Resident (Not in Park District program) Fitness Member (Present card) Non–resident (In Park District program) 15 Pass Resident (In Park District program) Resident (Not in Park District program) Fitness Member (Present card) Non–resident (In Park District program)
$3 $4 $3 $3 $34 $48 $34 $34
Babysitting is available for children ages 3 months to 10 years by appointment only. A child may NOT be registered in babysitting for more than 2.5 hours per day. We can only accommodate two infants (up to 5 months) per hour. Reservations may be made as early as one week before, but no later than 24 hours in advance. Babysitting Hours Monday–Friday 9am–noon & 5–9pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00am–noon Cancellations must be received at least two hours in advance or a “no show” fee will be charged for the amount of the reservation. Parents are encouraged to bring along items (toys, bottle, and diapers) that will keep the child content during their stay. We reserve the right to designate babysitting for Prairie Lakes Fitness Center members and class participants only. Note: You must be participating in a class or using Community Center amenities during your child’s stay in the babysitting room. Why Weight? Ages 16+ This class is designed to improve muscle strength and muscle balance, to enhance overall health and well being. You will also learn proper use of hand held weights, and elastic resistance with weight training. The class emphasizes proper use of the Cybex equipment in the Fitness Center, addressing safety and exercise concerns. Why wait for aging to slow you down? Join us in this fun and informative class. Min/Max: 6/10 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Fitness Center 8 weeks Fridays, 11:15–noon 4/12–5/31 R: $52/NR: $65 #5-23985-1 Not a Group Fitness class
PERSONAL FITNESS SERVICES
Not getting the results you were hoping for? Try one of our Personal Fitness Services and select a program that works for you. Fitness Assessment/ Personal Training Combo Ages 14+ A one-on-one session with a certified personal trainer that includes fitness testing consisting of blood pressure, cardiac risk assessment, body fat, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, postural screening and flexibility. The assessment includes goal setting, previous exercise history, health history, benefits of personal training, our policies, and an hour of personal training. A personal trainer will contact you to set up an appointment once they receive your registration. Medical clearance may be required. Sorry, no senior discount. ss PLCC, Fitness Center Individual Assessment Member $65 #5-23904-1 Non-member $75 #5-23904-2 Partner Assessment Member $48/person #5-23904-3 Non-member $55/person #5-23904-4 One-on-One Personal Training Ages 14+ Personal training is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals. In our one hour training session, our certified personal trainers can develop and conduct a safe, effective and highly motivating personal exercise session. A personal trainer will contact you to set up an appointment once they receive your registration. A Fitness Assessment must be completed before signing up for a personal training session. Medical clearance may be required. Sorry, no senior or corporate discount. ss PLCC, Fitness Center Individual Training One Session Member $35 #5-23901-1 Non-member $45 #5-23901-2 Three Sessions Member $90 #5-23901-3 Non-member $110 #5-23901-4 Partner Training* One Session Member $30/person #5-23903-1 Non-member $40/person #5-23903-2 Three Sessions Member $70/person #5-23903-3 Non-member $100/person #5-23903-4 *Enjoy the same great benefits as personal training, but with a partner.
Indoor Cycling Classes –––––––––––– Indoor Cycling Instructors –––––––––––– Julie Adam (JA) • Christine Brown (CB) • Alyssa Engle (AE) • Karen Grabowski (KG) • Leo Sinense (LS) Kelli Wherritt (KW) • Ben Rudzin (BR) • Maria Moynihan (MM) • Chrissy Fernandez (CF) 8 weeks • Min/Max 5/12 • For Ages 16+
Cycling Cycle & Tone Cycling EZ Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Cycling Beginner Cycling Cycle & Tone Cycling Cycling Cycling
CODE 5-62665-1 5-62665-2 5-62665-3 5-62665-4 5-62665-5 5-62665-6 5-62665-7 5-62665-8 5-62665-9 5-62665-10 5-62665-11 5-62665-12 5-62665-12 5-62665-13 5-62665-14
DAY Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays Tuesdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays Sundays
DATES 4/8–6/3* 4/8–6/3* 4/8–6/3* 4/8–6/3* 4/9–5/28 4/9–5/28 4/10–5/29 4/10–5/29 4/10–5/29 4/11–5/30 4/11–5/30 4/12–5/31 4/13–6/1 4/14–6/2 4/14–6/2
CLASS TIME INSTRUCTOR 6:30-7:15am EC 9:15-10:00am JA 6:30-7:15pm AE 7:30-8:15pm CF 6:30-7:15am EC 6:00-6:45pm KW 6:00-6:45am EC 6:30-7:15pm KG 7:30-8:15pm KG 6:00-6:45pm AE 7:00-7:30pm AE 10:15-11:00am JA 8:30-9:15am LS 9:00-9:45am JA 10:30-11:15am BR
R/NR $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $40/$48 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64 $56/$64
*No class 5/27
Special Discount for PLCC Fitness Center Members:
25% off all cycling classes! Please present your membership card when you register.
Fitness Center Daily Fee Residents: $5.00 Non–residents: $8.00 Proof of residency must be provided along with a photo ID.
We Have a Fitness Membership to Fit Your Lifestyle! Come in, take a free tour and see for yourself. Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Membership Information is on page 45.
Group Fitness Classes E–Z Impact (Beginner Class) 14+ These easy aerobics focus on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out-of-shape. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Room 8 weeks Mondays, 10:00–11:00am(7 wks) 4/8–5/20 R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62656-1 Wednesdays, 10:00–11:00am 4/10–5/29 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62656-2 Fridays, 10:00–11:00am 4/12–5/31 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62656-3 Fitness Express (Beginner to ADVANCED) 14+ This class offers a mix of cardio routines plus muscle conditioning and ab workouts done in the shortest time. Resistance equipment such as stability and medicine balls, tubing, and more will be used. Various intensity levels will be demonstrated. So bring your A-game and be ready to be challenged. You will never know what to expect. Push yourself a little bit harder and have fun doing it! Modification options always offered and demonstrated. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 7 weeks Mondays, 6:20–7:05pm 4/8–5/20 R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62660-1
Group Fitness Classes at the Leisure Center
Complete class details are on page 6 E–Z Aerobics Beginner class • Ages 14+ E–Z Aerobics focuses on flexibility and balance. Perfect for beginners, seniors, postpartum moms, and the out-of-shape. Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor Ultimate Lo Robics Beginner to Intermediate class • Ages 14+ Combines resistance power, low impact aerobics, step, and intense abs for an exhilarating workout. Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor
Try out one of our Group Fitness classes! It’s easy and convenient: just pay the daily fee.* R: $6/NR: $7 *Valid if the class meets its minimum enrollment.
Save! PLCC Fitness Center Members receive 25% off all Group Fitness classes. An individual who signs up for two or more group fitness classes receives a $5 discount. Hi/Lo All–Around (Beginner and Intermediate) 14+ Variety, Fun and Fitness. Aerobic combinations including dance, Latin dance, power, and sport moves. Add in muscle strengthening, toning, and core conditioning for an all–around workout. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobic Studio 8 weeks Tuesdays, 9:15–10:00am 4/9–5/28 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62657-1 Thursdays, 9:15–10:00am 4/11–5/30 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62657-2 Tone and Burn (Beginner to ADVANCED) 14+ If you have limited time, this 45-minute class is for you! Workouts include warm-up, various cardio and muscle training formats, including ab training and cool down. Expect to use various equipment such as stability and medicine balls, tubing, body bars and more. Different intensity levels will be demonstrated. Discover and experience new ways to get the job done quickly, intensely and safely. You will not be bored in this class! Modification options always offered and demonstrated. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Room 7 weeks Saturdays, 8:15–9:00am 4/6–5/25* R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62659-1 No class 4/13 Up & At ’Em (Intermediate to Advanced) 14+ This variety class will get you ready for your day with a great workout using a combination of cardio, resistance training, and weights. It will include work on the step, ball, weights, and body bar toning. Get ready for an intense wake–up workout. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Sarah Fowle, AFAA Certified Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Tuesdays, 6:15–7:00am 4/9–5/28 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62661-1 Thursdays, 6:15–7:00am 4/11-5/30 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62661-2
Nice ‘N Easy Ages 14+ Think joining a group exercise class may be too tough? This may be the perfect class for you, whether you’re 19 or 90! Join us for light walking, level aerobics, balance, light weight training, stretching and relaxation. Floor exercises are optional. This is a great class for seniors or for individuals who are just getting started on a fitness routine. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Mary Lou Anderson, ACE certified instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Tuesdays, 11:00am–noon 4/9–5/28 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62668-1 Thursdays, 11:00am–noon 4/11–5/30 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62668-2 Cardio/Tone This popular Group Fitness Class has all that you need: Cardio Routines, Abs and Muscle Work using weights, medicine balls, resistance balls and tubing. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Jenn Voss & Suzie Reegan, Certified Instructors PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Wednesdays, 6:15–7:00pm 4/10–5/29 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62667-1 TGIFF Beginner/Intermediate class • Ages 14+ Thank goodness it is fitness Friday! Are you looking for a great class that will get your heart rate going strong? This new class features exercises with bands, tubes, steps, different types of weights and cardio. ss Min/Max: 7/15 Barb Kieca, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Fridays, 9:00–10:00am 4/12–5/31 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62669-1
Zumba Fitness Classes ®
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES Zumba® Gold
Ages 14+ This Zumba Gold class is designed to take the exciting original Zumba and bring it to the beginner, active older adult, and participants needing modifications. No dance experience required! There will be lots of ‘shaking going on’ but absolutely no jumping in this class! Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive active wear and studio or cross trainer shoes. Bring a towel–you will need it! ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, Certified Zumba® and Zumba® Gold Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 7 weeks Mondays, 5:30–6:15pm 4/8-5/20 R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62983-6 Wednesdays, 8:00–8:45am 4/10–5/29 R: $40/NR: $48 8 weeks #5-62983-7 Fridays, 8:00–8:45am 4/5–5/24* R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62983-8 *No class 4/12 Group Fitness class. Pay at the door accepted for Zumba Gold.
Ages 14+ The fun, exciting fitness class that has taken the world by storm! Zumba is a distinctive fusion of Latin and International dance music that combines high energy and motivating beats with unique moves and combinations. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It’s fun, and easy to do! ss Min/Max: 10/30 Lisa Carbello, Certified Zumba® Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 4/7–5/19* R: $48/NR: $60 #5-62983-1 Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30pm 4/9–5/21 R: $56/NR: $70 #5-62983-2 Wednesdays, 7:15–8:15pm 4/10–5/22 R: $56/NR: $70 #5-62983-3 Wednesdays, 8:15–9:15pm 4/10–5/22 R: $56/NR: $70 #5-62983-4 *No class 5/12 Not a Group Fitness Class
Ages 14+ This is the newest exhilarating and effective Zumba workout. Sentao uses a chair for support, balance, and as a prop. You will use your own body weight to firm and tone your arms, abs and glutes—all while feeling the music and moving your hips the Zumba way. This thrilling chair-based choreography does it all: improves cardiovascular performance, enhances muscle strength, definition and endurance, stabilizes and strengthens the core, and helps flexibility. This new, revolutionary class is sure to challenge your body while providing the pulsating energy and experience you get from a Zumba Party! ss Min/Max: 10/18 Lisa Carbello, Licensed Zumba® Sentao Instructor, ZIN 4938 PLCC, Aerobics Studio Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am 4/13–5/18 R: $48/NR: $60 #5-62983-5 Not a Group Fitness Class
Ages 14+ This fun and innovative Latin-inspired dance n’ tone program is a combination of the original Zumba dance fitness class and resistive muscle training, using light dumbbells or Zumba toning sticks. Zumba Toning provides an enjoyable yet safe and effective workout, improving overall performance. The combination of Latin rhythms and music will ignite you to dance, flex those muscles and have fun! The class is available to everyone. No previous dance or Zumba experience is required. ss Min/Max: 7/30 Cherry Nellessen, Certified Zumba® and Zumba® Toning Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 12 weeks Wednesdays, 9:00–9:45am 4/10–5/29 R: $40/NR: $48 #5-62983-9 Saturdays, 9:10–9:55am 4/65/25* R: $35/NR: $42 #5-62983-10 *No class 4/13 Group Fitness class. Pay at the door accepted for Zumba Toning.
Fitness Classes Piloxing Ages 14+ Join the latest Hollywood celebrity fitness craze sweeping the nation! Piloxing uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat-torching and muscle-sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Experience the transformation as you attain a sleek, sexy, and powerful self-image. ss Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor Sundays, 9:00–10:00am 7 wks 4/7–5/19 R: $60/NR: $75 #5-62991-1 PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Tuesday, 5:40–6:40pm 8 wks 4/2–5/21 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62991-2 PLCC, Aerobics Studio Not a Group Fitness class
Bar None Body Sculpting
Ages 14+ Pilates is a proven, well-balanced exercise system that minimizes injury and provides a refreshing mind-body workout. In these popular classes, you’ll discover the benefits of the acclaimed Pilates method that has been practiced world-wide for over 80 years. • Learn to build strength without bulking up, as you increase flexibility and agility • Develop optimal core control • Create flat abs and slender thighs • Strengthen your back Please bring a mat. ss Min/Max: 8/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Tuesdays, 10:00–11:00am 4/2–5/21 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62980-1 Tuesdays, 6:40–7:40pm R: $68/NR: $85
Wednesdays, noon–12:45pm 4/3–5/22 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62980-3 Thursdays, 6:30–7:30pm 4/4–5/23 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62980-4 Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm 4/4–5/23 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62980-5 Not Group Fitness Class
Bar None Body Sculpting Ages 14+ The Bar Method was voted the best new workout by Chicago Magazine, it has also been featured in People Magazine, and Living Well Magazine. It is known as one of LA’s prime celebrity’s workouts. This workout integrates the fat-burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics and the elongating principles of Pilates. You’ll see your body reshaping with every class! Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and two 2 to 4 pound weights. ss Min/Max: 7/25 Sue Garcia Fitness, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Tuesdays, 7:40–8:40pm 4/2–5/21 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62987-1 Thursdays, 10:00–11:00am 4/4–5/23 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62987-2 PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 Saturdays, 8:30–9:30am 7 wks 4/6–5/18 R: $60/NR: $75 #5-62987-3 Not a Group Fitness class SAVE! Individuals who register for two Sue Garcia Fitness classes per session receive a $10 discount, and a $20 discount for three classes!
Fitness Kickboxing Ages 14+ This kickboxing class combines the basics of punching, kicking, and boxing movements into challenging exercise routines. You get a complete muscular and cardiovascular workout, without the risk of injury. This is a non-contact program. TOPS Fitness Kickboxing, Instructor Min/Max: 5/30 PLCC, Aerobics Studio (AS) Min/Max: 5/15 PLCC, Racquetball Court (RC) 9 weeks Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm (AS) 8 wks 4/1–5/20 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-62985-1 4/1–5/20 Mondays, 8:15–8:45pm (AS) R: $30/NR: $38 #5-62985-2 Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00pm (RC) 4/3–5/29 R: $77/NR: $96 #5-62985-3 Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am (RC) 4/6–6/1 R: $77/NR: $96 #5-62985-4 Individuals who register for two or more Fitness Kickboxing classes per session receive a $10 discount. Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class.
Yoga Classes Uttanasana
Tadasana Adho Mukha Svanasana
Yoga Classes Ages 14+ Please bring a yoga mat with you to class. A yoga block and strap are also helpful. Do not purchase yoga supplies until you have received confirmation of placement in class. ss Beginning Yoga This is a great class for posture, circulation, and weight control. Yoga includes different postures and stretches that result in a surprising increase in vitality, flexibility, stamina, and coordination. You learn how to relax and refresh your mind, and allow the body to relax while tightness, depletion, and stress flow away. All Levels Yoga A more dynamic combination of Beginning and Continuing Yoga elements are taught. Poses for everyone to enjoy as well as poses to challenge and inspire are offered. This class is suitable for most everyone who wants to increase strength and flexibility and learn to control stress. Min/Max: 8/25 Laura Feldman, Instructor PLCC, MV 1–3 7 weeks Beginning Mondays, 6:00–7:00pm 4/15–6/3* R: $56/NR: $76 #5-56071-1 *No class 5/27 All Levels Mondays, 7:15–8:15pm 4/15–6/3* R: $56/NR: $76 #5-56071-2 *No class 5/27 Sorry, no senior discount. Not a Group Fitness class
Parent Child Yoga
Ages 10+ Enjoy quality time with your young buddy and practice partner Yoga. We will use relaxation techniques along with stretching exercises to help you feel calmer. You and your child will feel physically and mentally fit! ss Min/Max: 6/12 Katie Petersen, Instructor PLCC, Prairie Room 8 weeks Saturdays, 10:15–11:15am 4/13–6/1 R: $34 /NR: $42 per person #5-56072-1 Not a Group Fitness class
Ages 14+ Transform your life and become present in the moment. Learn the ancient practice of Yoga. If you can breathe, you can do Yoga. In this non-competitive, non-judgmental environment you can gain strength and flexibility not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. ss Min/Max: 8/25 Katie Petersen, Instructor PLCC, MV Rooms 1–3 8 weeks Saturdays, 9:00–10:00am 4/13–6/1 R: $64/NR: $80 #5-56072-1 Not a Group Fitness class
Kids’ Ballroom Dance Ages 3–9
Ballroom dancing develops strength, coordination, skill, and most of all, confidence. Participants learn about music, history, other cultures, and working with others, in addition to gaining a skill they can use for a lifetime. Girls and boys are welcome! Dress requirements: Girls: Leotard, tights, short skirt, ballroom shoes or ballet shoes. No jewelry; hair must be secured away from the face. Boys: T-shirt, comfortable pants (no jeans), ballroom shoes or dress shoes. ns Beginner 1 (Ages 3–5) If you want your child to learn the basics of ballroom dance they can start as early as 3! This class introduces some basics through playing music games, recognizing rhythms, learning new steps and new dance styles. To keep kids focused, the instructor uses colorful ribbons, hats, glow sticks, and balloons. Beginner 2 (Ages 6–9) This class is designed to be a fun introduction to ballroom dance, and students learn fundamental skills for at least two dance styles in every class. A variety of styles are introduced, including Cha-Cha, Samba, Waltz, and Quickstep. Min/Max: 5/12 Marzena Pisarczyk, Instructor PLCC, Multi-purpose Rooms 1 & 2 8 weeks Beginner 1, Ages 3–5 Thursdays, 5:45–6:30pm 4/11–5/30 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60189-1 Beginner 2, Ages 6–9 Thursdays, 5:00–5:45pm 4/11–5/30 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60189-2
Tots In Motion Pre-Performance Program Ages 18 months–5 years These non-recital classes are a great introduction into the wonderful world of dance. Each class is designed to teach students the fundamentals of dance, including rhythm, coordination, flexibility, balance and self-confidence. Our goal is to encourage each student to put their best foot forward and grow into life-long dancers. There will be an Observation Week held during each dance session. More information about dance programs can be found on our website www.dpparks.org. ns Min/Max: 6/12 Me & My Shadow (Parent/Child) 18 months–3 years This playful class will have you interacting with your child through dance! Parents will dance along-side their tot in fun, easy to follow routines, guided by the music and your instructor. Basic dance steps will be introduced. Parent and child must register individually. Ms. Stacy, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Fridays, 6:45–7:15pm 4/12–5/31 R: $48/NR: $60, per person #5-60104-1 Fairy Tale Ballet, Craft-n-Dance Dancers will take a magical journey where they will learn the basics of Ballet dance and step into the world of fairy tales! Classes will be inspired by different stories using music and creating crafts that go along with the tale of the day. Ms. Jamie, Instructor Ages 4–5 ALC, Studio 102 8 weeks Wednesdays, 1:40–2:40pm 4/10–5/29 R: $76/NR: $95 #5-60102-1 Budding Ballerinas Ages 3–4 Watch the love of dance that’s in your child bloom! Dancers will learn the very basic steps and Ballet terminology. Using props and lighthearted music, each dancer learns the joys of dance. Ms. Stacy, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio 8 weeks Fridays, 6:15–6:45pm 4/12–5/31 R: $64/NR: $80 #5-60100-1
Tiny Tappers Ages 3–4 Tap those feet to the beat and make some noise! Dancers will learn basic tap steps and rhythms to improve their dance ability. Ms. Allie, Instructor ALC, Dance Studio 102 8 weeks Fridays, 6:30–7:00pm 4/12–5/31 R: $64/NR: $80 #5-60101-1 Taps & Toes Ages 3–4 These lucky dancers will learn two disciplines in one class. The first half of the class period will be dedicated to basic Ballet and the second half will be all about Tap. Ms. Jamie, Instructor ALC, Dance Studio 102 8 weeks Wednesdays, noon–12:45pm 4/10–5/29 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60108-1 Tumble-n-Dance Ages 4–5 Well-rounded dancers do “round-offs” well! Dancers will learn basic tumbling moves and incorporate them into a dance. From handstands to somersaults to cartwheels, your dancer will be head-over heels for this class. Ms. Andrea, Instructor ALC, Studio 113 8 weeks Wednesdays, 4:45–5:30pm 4/10–5/29 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60191-1 Bee Bop - Jazz/Hip Hop Combo Ages 4–5 This introductory class is for young dancers who what to shake their tail feather and groove to the music. Students will learn the basics of Jazz dance and the beginner movements of Hip Hop. Ms. Jamie, Instructor ALC, Dance Studio 102 Wednesdays, 12:50–1:35pm 4/10–5/29 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60107-1
Dance Classes & Recital Dance à la Carte Program Ages 8+ This growing program is designed for two specific types of students. New, older students who would like to begin their dance training, and experienced dancers, with busy schedules, who would like to continue their dance training, with minimal commitment. More information, including required dance attire, class descriptions and instructors’ biographies, is available on our website. ns Min/Max: 6/12 Dance à la Carte Classes, 8 weeks 10 Punch Card + 1 bonus class R: $85/NR: $107 #5-60184-1 20 Punch Card + 2 bonus classes R: $170/NR: $213 #5-60184-2 Use your card to take any class offered in the Dance à la Carte Program. Classes must reach their minimum in order for the class to run. Stretch & Strengthen Ages 8+ This class will focus on toning and elongating the muscles of the body. Exercises will be pulled from the techniques of Ballet, Pilates, Yoga and others. Ms. Cecilia, Instructor ALC, Room 112 Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm 4/8–5/20* R: $63/NR: $79 #5-60180-1 *7 weeks Yoga for Dancers Ages 14+ Om shanti om. Yoga and dance go together like peanut butter and jelly! In this class, dancers will lengthen and strengthen their muscles by performing Vinyasa yoga flow. Moving through elongated postures and using your breath as a guide you will feel strong and restored. Namaste. Ms. Cecilia, Instructor ALC, Dance Studio 102 Saturdays, 12:45–1:30pm 4/13–6/1 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60192-1
Teen/Adult Tap Ages 14+ Students learn to make music with their feet. Early levels learn basic terminology in an interactive classroom, working in center and down the floor. Basic combinations will be taught, allowing students to practice connecting different steps. Advanced levels focus on how to elaborate on these basic ideas, incorporating intricate rhythms and will be exposed to the exciting “loose ankle” technique of rhythm tap. Mr. Rich, Instructor ALC, Studio 113 Fridays, 7:15–8:00pm 4/12–5/31 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60105-1 Hip-Hop Cardio Ages 14+ This popular exercise class will get your heart pumping while learning the newest dance moves. Put on you boogie shoes and join us for a dance class sure to make you sweat! Mr. David, Instructor PLCC, Aerobics Studio Saturdays, 11:45am–12:30pm 4/13–6/1 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60138-1 Therapy Band Resistance Training Ages 9+ Using a therapy band is a great way to resistance train, not just for dancers. In this half hour class, you will learn different exercises using a therapy band for a total body workout. Bands provided. Ms. Cecilia, Instructor ALC, Studio 102 Saturdays, 9:45–10:30am 4/13–6/1 R: $68/NR: $85 #5-60193-1
Spring Showcase 2013 This innovative and exciting young dance company perform their award winning dances. An eclectic mix of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and contemporary pieces will be performed. Featuring choreography by Richard Ashworth, Laura Chiuve, Cecilia Ferguson-Bell, Anne Gollenberg, Jamie Salas and Mary Williams. Special performance on Saturday, April 13, by the Des Plaines School of Dance Tots-in-Motion Dancers. Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Friday, April 12 7:00pm Saturday, April 13 2:00pm Ticket sales begin on March 19, at the ALC. $8 General $5 Dancers/Students/Seniors Group rates available. For information on how Artistry in Motion Dance Company can perform at your organization’s event, call 847-391-6924.
Leaps, Turns & Tricks Ages 8+ This non-recital class is for the advanced dancer and will focus on improving and expanding the basic leaps and turns of dance. Class will begin with a warm up focusing on building strength, balance and flexibility. Progressions will be taught, incorporating basic, as well as new and challenging types of jumps and pirouettes. This class is ideal for dancers in our Performance Program as well as for dancers involved with Poms and Orchesis groups, who are looking for a weekly technique class. Ms. Laura, Instructor ALC, Studio 113 Saturdays, 10:00–11:30am 4/13–6/1 R: $76/NR: $95 #5-60181-1
General Information Building, Facility and Room Rentals:
Tree of Life Program Our Tree of Life program is a wonderful way for people, businesses, and organizations to commemorate an individual, group or special event by having a tree planted in one of the district’s many parks. This program enhances the environment, encourages community involvement, and beautifies our neighborhood parks. Included with every tree is a golden leaf, inscribed with your personal message and permanently displayed on one of the striking Tree of Life sculptures in the Administrative & Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center. The Tree of Life program fee is $300, which includes a 20-year tree replacement guarantee. A personalized cast bronze plaque is available, for display at the base of your memorial tree, for $275. The deadline to order for spring planting is April 1; fall planting is September 1. Please Note: Prairie Lakes Park, Central Park, and Lake Park are our most popular locations for memorials. Tree planting is limited at these parks and we may not be able to accommodate your request. However, our program does include the adoption of existing trees, as well as park benches and other site amenities, that may be suitable for your memorial. Memorial Park Bench Program. These beautiful benches make a lasting contribution to the enjoyment of a park. The cost, which includes a personalized engraved plate on the backrest, is $650. For more information, please contact: Susan Chiakas Parks Department 847-391-5744 SChiakas@DPParks.org
Our Mission “Enhancing our community by providing quality recreational opportunities, facilities, parks and open space.”
Since Park District programs take priority, and generally use all buildings, Monday–Friday, more facilities are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Kitchen facilities are designed for limited food preparation: a range, an oven, and a refrigerator are provided. Facilities are not available on legal holidays. Rental Facilities Available: • Lake Park North Picnic Shelter................... Seating for 72–80 (outdoor grill) • Lake Park South Picnic Shelter................... Seating for 64–72 (outdoor grill) • West Park Picnic Shelter 1......................... Seating for 32–40 (outdoor grill) • West Park Picnic Shelter 2......................... Seating for 32–40 (electric outlet) • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 1................... 35.person capacity | Now with • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 2................... 65.person capacity | complimentary | Wi-Fi access! • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Room 3................... 35.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Mt. View Rooms 1+2+3....... 135.person capacity total | • Prairie Lakes Meeting Rooms 1, 2 or 3........ 35.person capacity each • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 1............ 50.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Room 2............ 30.person capacity • Prairie Lakes Multi-purpose Rooms 1+2...... 80.person capacity Facilities with a Kitchen: • Arndt Park Fieldhouse: 100 person capacity (not available June – August) • Cumberland Terrace Fieldhouse: 35 person capacity (not available June – August) • Prairie Lakes: Mt. View rooms and Multi-purpose rooms have kitchens available for rent. Some other rooms may be available at Prairie Lakes and the Leisure Center on weekends. Capacities vary from 30 to 60. Smoking and alcohol consumption are not permitted in any Park District building, with the exception of Golf Center Des Plaines. Rentals are handled on a first–come basis, as completed applications are received. There are time restrictions and a deposit is required. Call 847-391-5700 between 8:30am and 5:00pm, weekdays. Other times, please call 847-391-5705 and leave your name, phone number with area code, group size, date and the facility or room desired, and we will return your call as soon as possible. The Banquet Facility at Golf Center Des Plaines has a 100 person capacity. Food and beverages, including alcohol, are provided by the Club Casa Cafe under the proprietorship of Pat & Julie Ergastolo. Rentals are available throughout the week. Call 847-298-5100 for additional information on meetings and banquet reservations.
The River Room seats 100 for banquets.
The Prairie Lakes Theater seats up to 298, and is available for daily and weekly rentals to groups, individuals, and organizations for special events, training programs, concerts, plays and musicals. Please contact Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager: 847-391-5711.
Dog and Animal Ordinance
Prairie Lakes Theater
Des Plaines Park District Code Section 8.04 (b) Dogs on leash* and under control are permitted in Des Plaines Park District owned parks, including general open space non-athletic areas, pathways and parking lots. Dogs are restricted from all playgrounds and athletic/sports fields and facilities including but not limited to: • Ballfield Infields and Outfields • Soccer Fields •Skate/Bike Parks • Tennis Courts • Volleyball Courts • Basketball Courts • Golf Facilities • Picnic Shelters • Ponds and Lakes Dog owners/handlers are required to abide by the City of Des Plaines Ordinance Section 6 Chapter 1 as it relates to inoculations, licensing and cleaning up after their dog. No owner/handler will permit their dog to drink from a Park District water fountain unless the fountain is designed as “dog friendly” and includes a surface mount bowl. No owner/handler will tie or tether their dog to any post, tree, bench, fence, Park District structure or other stationary object. At any time the Park District may impose restrictions due to special events, construction, or special circumstance in the interest of public safety. *Leash not to exceed 6 feet in length.
Statement on Fees & Charges
A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. The Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior is a safety concern. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit. Appropriate action will be taken as soon as possible.
The basic philosophy of the Des Plaines Park District is to offer diversified year round leisure services, including recreational programs and facilities, ensuring that all citizens have an equal opportunity to take advantage of these services. However, since the demand upon the District is greater than the public’s ability to support that demand through tax dollars, and tax revenues are greatly limited for all types of governmental service, it is necessary to charge fees. These fees supplement other sources of revenue used by the District and are a means to continue to provide and expand basic services on an equitable basis.
Children’s Release To Authorized Parents
General Information Trip Registration
Youth and family trip registrations are taken at the Leisure Center. Registration coincides with program registration dates. Trips that were offered during a previous session have ongoing registration until filled. Sorry, we are unable to accept trip registrations less than one week prior to the activity.
All Senior Citizens 60 years or older receive a 25% discount on classes and programs unless otherwise specified. This discount is not applicable for trips, discounted programs, and contractual classes. Identification is required at time of registration.
Proof of Residency
Proof of residency is necessary to establish residency before your registration can be processed. Please include a copy of one of the following with your registration: current voter’s registration card, copy of a current driver’s license, copy of current utility or phone bill or real estate tax statement showing taxes paid to the Des Plaines Park District.
Park District Boundaries
Residents of the Des Plaines Park District are defined as individuals who reside within the Des Plaines Park District boundaries and contribute financial support to the Park District through property taxes. Residents of the City of Des Plaines may not be residents of the Des Plaines Park District. Anyone living west of Mt. Prospect Rd. is NOT a Des Plaines Park District Resident. Please call 847-391-5700 for boundary information.
Errors and Adjustments
While we do our best to be accurate in all of our printed literature and on our website, some errors do occur. Occasionally, changes to the programs, fees, and schedules are required. We apologize for any inconvenience that these errors and changes may cause.
Photographs and videos are periodically taken of participants at Park District (DPPD) facilities and programs. Participants grant permission to the DPPD to photograph and/or video tape them, their child and/or ward, and to use such photos and videos on its website or in other printed publications without further consideration. A complete version of this policy is on our website.
Equal Access. The Des Plaines Park District works with a variety of individuals and agencies to ensure that recreational programs and services are available and accessible to all persons, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, socio-economic status and level of physical or mental ability.
Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times: • Show respect to all participants and staff. • Refrain from using foul or obscene language. • Refrain from causing bodily harm to participants or staff. • Show respect to equipment, supplies and facilities. • Refrain from disparaging remarks that include comments against an individual’s
race, ethnic background, religion, physical appearance, or disabling condition.
It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the Park District with documentation as to whom a child should be released to in situations that involve a non–custodial parent and court restrictions.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you or a family member have a disability and are interested in participating in or attending a Park District program, the Park District will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate that opportunity. To assist the Park District staff, we urge you to contact us in advance of program participation and discuss the necessary accommodations. The ADA Coordinator for the District is Linda Traina, who works closely with the Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation Integration Specialist to provide for individual needs. The Des Plaines Park District complies with all ADA guidelines for accessibility. See information on page 47.
Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
The Maine–Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) has a relay message system for individuals with hearing impairments who use TTY/TDD’s. This service enables us to answer any questions a resident has about Park District programs. Please call M-NASR at 847-966-5522 voice mail, or the TTY/TDD number at 847-966-8897. More information about M-NASR is in this Spectrum, and on our website: www.DPParks.org
• Smoking and alcohol consumption are prohibited in any Park District building, with the exception of the Golf Center Des Plaines. • Hats are prohibited inside facilities. • Headphones must accompany radios. • Program participants will not be paged in the building, except in an emergency. • Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. • Shirts and shoes are required.
The Des Plaines Park District operates its own park security to enforce ordinances on city, park, and school properties. Please remember: • All parks close at sunset, unless otherwise posted. • Dogs are allowed, on leash, in Park District parks. See the Ordinance on page 54. • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on park property and pathways. • Handicapped parking is enforced. • Feeding of wildlife is prohibited. • Alcohol consumption is prohibited. • Golf practice in parks is prohibited. • Skateboards are not permitted on playgrounds, tennis courts, the Memorial Pavilion or park benches.
NOTE: In order to receive any refund, you must complete a Refund Request Form. The form, which includes the complete policy, is available at any of our facilities as well as from our website: www.DPParks.org 1. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Participants will receive a full refund if they are dissatisfied with the program after the 1st class meeting, and we receive a refund request form at least 24 hours before the 2nd class meets. An Administrative Fee of $2 per class or program will be charged for all refunds. 2. After the first week of a program/class no refunds will be granted unless the program/ class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a program will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request. 3. No refunds for gift certificates will be allowed. Gift certificates may be used toward any Park District facility, program or trip. 4. A refund request for trips or one–day programs must be received 48 hours prior to the day of the program; refunds will be prorated based on the program costs incurred prior to receipt of the request. 5. Refunds take approximately 2 weeks to process, and are mailed in check form or credited to your credit card account. 6. If you have an outstanding balance, a refund will be applied to that balance. 7. Creative Corners Preschool, Summer Camps, and Soccer programs have exceptions to the $2 Administrative Fee stated above.
If you are placed on a waiting list for any program and you made payment by: • Credit Card: The program was not charged to your account • Check or Cash: You will be refunded your payment amount two weeks after the start of the class. Note: If you would like to receive your reimbursement sooner, please submit a Refund Request Form, available at our facilities and from our website.
www.DPParks.org Register early to avoid cancellations.
How to Register
Spring program registration dates: Residents: Monday, March 18 Non–Residents: Monday, March 25 Classes begin Monday, April 1 Registrations which are received before the above dates will be held and processed on the day after registration begins. 1. Walk-in Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm Please bring proof of residency. Your registration will be time-stamped in the order received. 2. Drop-off Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street Hours: Monday–Friday 7:00am–9:00pm Saturday 8:30am–6:00pm Sunday 1:00–6:00pm A drop-off slot is located to the right of the receptionist counter. Please, no cash payments. Registrations are processed Monday–Friday. Drop-off registration is also accepted at the Prairie Lakes Community Center, but is not processed until the following business day. 3. Mail-in Mail completed forms and payment: Des Plaines Park District 2222 Birch Street Des Plaines, IL 60018 4. Fax Fax the completed registration form to 847-391-5707 with your complete credit card information. Please be aware: if you are registering online or via fax, your online or facsimile signature shall substitute for, and have the same legal effect as, an original form signature. 5. Online Registration Begins at 12:01am on 3/18 for residents, and 12:01am on 3/25 for non-residents. Registration forms and details are in this Spectrum, at our facilities, and on our website: www.DPParks.org. You can always call 847-391-5700 if you have questions.
1. If the program you choose is filled, you will be given your second choice. 2. If both choices are filled, or you did not list a second choice, you will be put on a waiting list. Payment will be refunded two weeks after the start of the class, or applied to any outstanding balance you might have. 3. If an opening occurs, we will contact you by phone. Re–registration may be required. 4. If the program is cancelled, or changes, we will contact you by phone. Payment will be refunded or applied to any outstanding balance you have. 5. All registrations must be completed on the registration form, with the waiver signed. 6. Registrations received before the registration date will be held and processed on the day after registration begins. About Non–Resident Program Fees Persons living outside the Park District boundaries can pay up to 25% more than the resident rate for most programs & facilities. Non–residents can also pay a yearly fee of $150, which will give them “resident” status. Additional Payment Information 1. The Park District reserves the right to change a payment fee in order to reflect the correct fee. 2. If program fees differ between your 1st and 2nd choice, please pay the higher fee. If you are enrolled in the program with the lower fee, we will refund the difference. 3. A $25 service charge is assessed on all checks returned due to insufficient funds. Scholarship Information Program scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford program fees. Scholarship requests should be submitted at least three weeks prior to all program registration. An approved scholarship is required for camp registration at a reduced fee. Approved scholarship applications do not guarantee acceptance into programs; all general registration procedures should be followed. Scholarship applications may be obtained at the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center during business hours, or by calling 847-391-5700.
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Information about M-NASR assistance is on the Park District website: www.DPParks.org.
Payment Plan Information A $25. processing fee will be added for each payment plan set sup. No payment plans will be accepted after the required registration date. 1. Fill out registration form and bring it to the Administrative & Leisure Center. 2. An installment billing agreement will be filled out and reviewed at the Administrative and Leisure Center, by a Park District staff member. 3. Installment payments can be done electronically to a checking account, savings account, or credit card. A routing number and account number will be needed for proper processing. Routing numbers can be found on your check or monthly bank statement. 4. A copy of the installment billing agreement will be given to you, once it has been approved.
Creative Corner Payment Plans
You must register by August 30, 2013 to take advantage of the payment plan. • A down payment of 1/4 is due at time of registration. • The balance is due in 3 equal payments: 1/4 each on Nov. 15, Jan. 15, and Mar 15. Creative Corners Refund Policy • 90% for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED by September 3, 2013 • 80% refund for all refunds received and DATE STAMPED after September 3, 2013 • After the first week of a class, no full refunds will be granted unless the class is cancelled. Refund requests received after the first week of a class will be honored if the request is due to a medical condition. A doctor’s note must accompany the request.
Summer Camps Payment Plans
You must register by April 26 to take advantage of the payment plan option. • A down payment of 1/3 is due at time of registration. • The balance is due in two equal payments, 1/3 each on May 17 and June 7, 2013 2013 Summer Camp Refund Policy • 90% refund for all requests received and DATE STAMPED on or before May 19. • 75% refund for all requests received and DATE STAMPED by the first day of the registered camp session. • All refunds received after the first day of a session are prorated from the time the request has been received and DATE STAMPED by our office, and are assessed a 25% processing fee.
M-NASR Assistance: All requests for M-NASR assistance in our programs must be made at least one week in advance of the program start date. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than one weekâ€™s notice.
Affiliated Organizations For information about the programs, classes and events provided by these organizations, please contact them directly. Des Plaines Arts Council......................... Linda Traina......................................... 847-391-5700 Des Plaines Art Guild.............................. Kristine Plum....................................... 847-997-0916 Des Plaines Camera Club........................ Tom Mulick........................email@example.com Des Plaines History Center..................... Shari Caine.......................................... 847-391-5399 Frisbie Senior Center.............................. Stephen H. Samuelson......................... 847-768-5944 M-NASR (Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation)........................................ 847-966-5522 NW Symphony Orchestra......................... www.NorthwestSymphony.org................ 847-965-7271 Rand Park Dog Training Club................... Gloria Urquhart.................................... 847-825-3318 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Central Youth Baseball League............... Marcy Outlaw....................................... 847-299-1077 Des Plaines America Futbol Club............ Joshua Cantres.................................... 847-391-5711 Des Plaines Baseball, Inc........................ www.dpbaseball.org.................... firstname.lastname@example.org Des Plaines Girls Softball....................... Virginia Specchio.................................. 847-297-0776 Des Plaines River Racers........................ Mike Tuntland.....................................www.dpswim.org Devon-Higgins Little League................... Eileen Podgor....................................... 847-698-4469 Junior Warriors Basketball...................... Eric Samuelson.................................... 847-436-0980 Jr. Warriors Football & Cheerleading....... Joe Morella.......................................... 847-993-5923
LAKE PARK MEMORIAL PAVILION
BUY A BRICK PROGRAM a lasting memory for your family or loved one, Create business or organization, while showing support
for those who have bravely served our country. Say it in stone by purchasing a brick for display at the beautiful Lake Park Memorial Pavilion. For more information, please call. Steven Schaefer, 847-452-6991 • David Murphy, 847-398-1315.
“Dedicated to supporting the mission of the Des Plaines Park District, and expanding recreational opportunities and facilities for all Park District residents.”
Friends of the Parks Members Noreen Newton, President • Jim Grady, Park Board Liaison Jill DeGrennier • Mike Lake • Dave Markworth • Carol Shannon • Terry Shannon • Mike Van Slambrouck If you are interested in the Friends of the Parks, Contact John Hecker, Executive Director: 847-391-5700
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SKATES Oakton Ice Arena is a premiere figure skating school year-round led by World Silver Medalist and two-time Olympian, David Santee.
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Hockey, Figure Skating & Speed Skating Whether it’s simply for fun or a desire to compete in figure skating, speed skating or hockey, our top-rated Learn to Skating programs are designed to help you discover and advance your on-ice skills. From beginners to competitive training, our curriculum is designed to keep skaters enthusiastic about learning and help them reach their personal goals.
With programs for Ages 3 & up, there is a class for any level from beginner to advanced. We focus on the correct technique for each of the basic elements taught at each level and help you advance to as far as you desire. From tot classes to Freestyle levels, we have a spot for you!
Des Plaines residents can enjoy both our public skate and Learn-to-Skate programs at Park Ridge resident rates. Visit us at www.prparks.org for program & registration information.
Oakton Ice Arena Premiere Skating School 2800 W. Oakton • Park Ridge • 847-692-3359 • www.prparks.org
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Early Bird Bonus! Sign up for a Summer Camp by May 19, or for a Pool Pass by May 31, to get Early Bird rates and our free Recreation Relief Card! Good for discounts on admissions and concessions at Mountain View Adventure Center, Mystic Waters, Chippewa and Iroquois Pools, Lake Park Golf Course & Marina, and the Golf Center Des Plaines. Plus special discounts all summer! Find them on DPParks.org.
Weâ€™re Going Green! Starting with the winter 2014 issue of the Spectrum, we will phase out mailing the program guide to every household in the Park District boundaries. The Spectrum will still be available in our facilities for everyone who wants a copy, and will continue to be available online. By reducing production costs, we will be able to allocate more money for programs and events that benefit all the residents of Des Plaines. Read more at DPParks.org.