Events List

29 May 2018 Prospect Park Playground Ribbon Cutting 5/29/2018 6:00 PM

Join us in officially celebrating the opening of our newest playground at Prospect Park!

29 May 2018 Public Meeting - Lighting at Emerson Middle School 5/29/2018 7:00 PM

Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Lighting Project at the Emerson Middle School Athletic Field 

1 Jun 2018 Friday Night Live Club 6/1/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Night Live Club is a fun, safe club designed for students in 4th & 5th grade (ages 9-11). 

2 Jun 2018 Smart Cycle Youth Class 6/2/2018 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Park Ridge Bike Task Force, Park Ridge Park District, and Park Ridge Friends of the Parks are partnering to offer Smart Cycling classes.

2 Jun 2018 Les Mills CXWORX Launch Party & Master Class 6/2/2018 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Join our guest instructor, a Les Mills Master Trainer, to experience a combination of the hottest new Les Mills fitness programs: BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP, and CXWORX.

8 Jun 2018 Beach Party 6/8/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

8 Jun 2018 Backyard Campout 6/8/2018 5:00 PM - 6/9/2018 10:00 AM

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

10 Jun 2018 Trifecta 6/10/2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Test your physical stamina in this outdoor fun and challenging non-competitive triathlon, which includes a 1/4-mile Swim, 7-mile Spin Bike Ride, and 3-mile Run.

11 Jun 2018 Capture the Flag 6/11/2018 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?

13 Jun 2018 Pond Dippers 6/13/2018 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.

15 Jun 2018 Pajama Party with the Animals 6/15/2018 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.

15 Jun 2018 Summer Concert at Hodges Park - Second Hand Soul Band 6/15/2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This energetic seven-piece band plays funky hits of the 70s, one-hit wonders, disco, and the soulful songs of that era.

16 Jun 2018 Outdoor Garage Sale 6/16/2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

One person’s trash is another’s treasure! Clean out your attic, closets, and basement and rent a space at our outdoor garage sale.

16 Jun 2018 Father's Day Skate 6/16/2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 Bring dad for his special day! Fathers skate for $1 at Oakton Ice Arena's public skate.

17 Jun 2018 Smart Cycle Teen & Adult Class 6/17/2018 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Park Ridge Bike Task Force, Park Ridge Park District, and Park Ridge Friends of the Parks are partnering to offer Smart Cycling classes.

17 Jun 2018 Daddy Olympics 6/17/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hey Dads, show off your skills at the pool on Father’s Day! Dads will cannonball off the diving board, change their babies, and even play a little golf.

18 Jun 2018 Summer 5K Walk/Run 6/18/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

21 Jun 2018 Gnome, Elf, and Fairy Festival 6/21/2018 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Dress up as an elf, gnome, or fairy and bring the family to enjoy an afternoon of outdoor magic. Build fairy houses, elf forts, and gnome gardens with natural materials.

21 Jun 2018 Regular Board Meeting 6/21/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 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.

21 Jun 2018 Free Summer Workout in the Park - Aqua Fit 6/21/2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy Aqua Fit outdoors at Hinkley Pool! Free class; no registration required.

22 Jun 2018 Summer Concert at Hodges Park - Beethoven & Beyond 6/22/2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7 in A Major and Dvorák’s charming Czech Suite  open the Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony’s 2018 season of Concerts in the Park.

Sponsored by the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society.

23 Jun 2018 Kids' Fishing Clinic 6/23/2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in attending the Fishing Derby but have never fished before? Attend the fishing clinic to learn how to cast and bait the hook, the differences between the fish, and other helpful tips.

24 Jun 2018 Family Concert at Prospect Park - Animal Farm 6/24/2018 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

The band’s original songs explore themes of social and emotional learning through the eyes of animal friends. Arrive early to stuff a farm animal for a minimal fee.

29 Jun 2018 Mud Day 6/29/2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get ready for some not-so-clean fun! Create mud pies, dirt people, and enjoy muck inspired activities for the whole family.

29 Jun 2018 Summer Concert at Hodges Park - America the Beautiful 6/29/2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Celebrate America’s magnificent landscape with Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite and works by Aaron Copland and Richard Rodgers.

Sponsored by the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society.

30 Jun 2018 Gone Fishin' Derby 6/30/2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Come to Wildwood Nature Center for the Kids Fishing Derby at the Maine Park ponds. The ponds are stocked and the fish are biting!

3 Jul 2018 Park Ridge July 3rd Fireworks Celebration 7/3/2018 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Bring a picnic (no alcoholic beverages or grills allowed) and relax before the fireworks begin. Enjoy the evening catching up with friends and family. Join the Park District’s party staff and DJ for an Interactive Dance Party at 6:30pm. Arrive early and get a great spot!

4 Jul 2018 4th of July Party 7/4/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday with some old fashioned pool games at this family friendly event! Compete in a water balloon toss and family fun relays. Adults can even participate in cannon ball contests!

6 Jul 2018 Summer Concert at Hodges Park - Spanish Soundscape 7/6/2018 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Enjoy a “virtual visit” to Sunny Spain through the music of Bizet, Massenet, Fauré, and Rimsky-Korsakov, with his colorful Capriccio Espagnol.

Sponsored by the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society.