Events List

29 Apr 2017 Hustle Up the Hill 4/29/2017

It's the Centennial Fitness Center's 25th Anniversary! The Park District opened it’s Fitness Center doors on September 5, 1992. We are celebrating this milestone all year long and invite you to participate in our first member challenge on one of the hottest training spots in Park Ridge - the Centennial Park Sled Hill. Enjoy contests, refreshments and giveaways.

29 Apr 2017 Earth Day 2017 4/29/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy fun activities, create recycled crafts, discover inventive creations at the Re-purposed Project Fair, dance to live music, discover live birds of prey and creatures big and small in the animal show, shop at eco-friendly vendor booths, learn from “green” organizations, give Smokey the Bear a high five, and rope climb up a tree. Be sure to take part in the raffle, help judge the Re-purposed Project Fair, devour some delicious food and drinks, and drop off gently used items to be reused or recycled.

29 Apr 2017 Outdoor Spring Garage Sale 4/29/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Due to inclement weather, this event is rescheduled for Saturday, June 10 outdoors at Maine Park. Registration is accepted until June 5. If it rains on June 10, there will not be an additional rain date. Registered sellers will then receive a full refund.

29 Apr 2017 4th Annual Pedals for the Parks Bike & Trike Exchange 4/29/2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Due to inclement weather, the Bike Sale is rescheduled to Saturday, May 6 at the Centennial Aquatic Center. Public Sale 9:30am - 1:00pm, Donor Early Sale 9:00am - 9:30am.

29 Apr 2017 FREE Spin Orientation 4/29/2017 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

This free class includes bike set-up, benefit explanation of a spin program, and a short ride to get you comfortable on the bike and prepared for your first class. Spin is for all ages and abilities. Nobody is left behind and everyone goes home satisfied with their ride.

4 May 2017 Regular Board Meeting 5/4/2017 7:00 PM

Board meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Prospect Park, 733 N. Prospect Ave.

5 May 2017 Friday Night Live 5/5/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Night Live Club is a fun, safe club designed for students in 4th and 5th grade (ages 9-11). Each month is themed and features a DJ! Pay at the door. Concessions are available.

6 May 2017 Royal Princess Tea & Fashion Show 5/6/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It's a Royal Tea Party and all the princesses are invited! Dress in your princess best for our royal fashion show. Cinderella and her princess friends will be on hand to walk down the fashion runway with you to strike that special pose! Enjoy finger sandwiches, fruit salad, tea, and a royal dessert. Bring your mom/adult female for a fun afternoon! Pre-registration is required. Sign up early, as this event fills quickly.

7 May 2017 Kite Fest 5/7/2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy a day of good old fashioned kite flying and picnicking with family and friends. Bring your favorite kite or purchase one on site. Watch fantastic kite flying demonstrations from Chicago Kite Company along with music, concessions, inflatables, and games. Wind or no wind, be a part of this fun and exciting event. Admission is free; however, some activities may have a small fee.

13 May 2017 Muffins with Mom 5/13/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Moms and Dads, meet our Kids Spot staff at the Centennial Fitness Center and visit our play room full of fun and engaging toys. Enjoy a snack and work on an activity with your children. Kids Spot will be open as usual during this free event.

13 May 2017 Starved Rock Waterfall & Canyon Hike 5/13/2017 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Spring rains bring the waterfalls and canyons of Starved Rock State Park back to life. Enjoy the beauty as we hike to spectacular waterfalls and canyons. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before hitting the trails. After our hikes, we will enjoy dinner in downtown Utica. Transportation and dinner included. Please wear secure hiking footwear. Not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

13 May 2017 Starved Rock Waterfall & Canyon Hike 5/13/2017 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Spring rains bring the waterfalls and canyons of Starved Rock State Park back to life. Enjoy the beauty as we hike to spectacular waterfalls and canyons. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before hitting the trails. After our hikes, we will enjoy dinner in downtown Utica. Transportation and dinner included. Please wear secure hiking footwear. Not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

16 May 2017 Des Plaines River Clean Up 5/16/2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Scout troops, community groups, school groups, church groups, and individuals - help clean up our environment! We will meet at the Maine Park Leisure Center flagpole at 4:00pm and walk together down Sibley to the Des Plaines River, where we’ll pick up the unwanted litter. Garbage bags, pick-up sticks, and rubber gloves are provided. Please register for the event. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

17 May 2017 Campfire Cooking 5/17/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cook a family feast around the campfire! Gather around the campfire for some fun and interesting cooking, kid-friendly to gourmet. Try out different cooking styles using sticks, jars, Dutch ovens, hobo pies, and more.

18 May 2017 Healthy, Well-thy & Wise Senior Expo 5/18/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get Healthy, Well-thy, and Wise this year at the Park District’s active adult expo. Enjoy demonstrations, raffles, screenings, educational discussions, service exhibits, and much more. Admission is free with a donation of a canned good benefiting the Maine Township food pantry.

19 May 2017 Friday Night Live 5/19/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Night Live Club is a fun, safe club designed for students in 4th and 5th grade (ages 9-11). Each month is themed and features a DJ! Pay at the door. Concessions are available.

19 May 2017 3rd Grade Throwdown 5/19/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a taste of Friday Night Live fun designed for students in 3rd grade. You and your friends will have a blast with our Live DJ! Pre-register to save your spot or pay at the door. Concessions are available (pop, water, candy, and chips).

1 Jun 2017 Camp Info Meeting 6/1/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This meeting is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our camp program and ask specific questions. After the info session we divide into specific camps where you and your child have a chance to meet your camp staff one-on-one.

3 Jun 2017 BODYPUMP Launch Party 6/3/2017 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Get ready to have some fun, keep your body toned, and burn calories all day long in our newest and most effective strength training class - Body Pump!

5 Jun 2017 Summer 5k Walk/Run 6/5/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick off the summer with the whole family participating in our free 5k Walk/Run! Meet at the Centennial Fitness Center front entrance. No registration required.

7 Jun 2017 Pond Dippers 6/7/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have fun as a family discovering what lurks beneath the surface of the pond. Dip and scoop with nets to catch lots of critters and maybe a few tadpoles! Learn all about life in the pond.

9 Jun 2017 Beach Party 6/9/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kick off your summer with a good old-fashioned beach party at Hinkley Pool! Join us for limbo and some beach ball games.

9 Jun 2017 Backyard Campout 6/9/2017 5:00 PM - 6/10/2017 10:00 AM

Camp out with your family in the Park District’s backyard, outside at the Wildwood Nature Center. 

9 Jun 2017 Backyard Campout 6/9/2017 5:00 PM - 6/10/2017 10:00 AM

Camp out with your family in the Park District’s backyard, outside at the Wildwood Nature Center. 

12 Jun 2017 Capture the Flag 6/12/2017 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

What’s that lurking in the prairie grass? Is that a friend or foe? Are you on the attack or dropping back in defense? Can you capture the flag? Divide into teams, hide your flag, and the family friendly battle begins! 

14 Jun 2017 Science Night 6/14/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Turn your family into scientists and explore fun science concepts with us! Make cool discoveries through experiments, projects, and play. Different activities each class.

16 Jun 2017 Pajama Party with the Animals 6/16/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dress in your favorite PJs and head over to Wildwood to spend some one-on-one time with our animal friends. 

16 Jun 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park 6/16/2017 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Don't miss the free Friday night concerts at Hodges Park sponsored by the Park Ridge Park District! This week's concert features the band GENERATION.

17 Jun 2017 Donuts with Dad 6/17/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dads and Moms, meet our Kids Spot staff at the Centennial Fitness Center and visit our play room full of fun and engaging toys. Enjoy a snack and work on an activity with your children. Kids Spot will be open as usual during this free event.

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