Discover the Fun
Camp Open House
Learn more about our specific camps, ask questions, and meet your camp staff one-on-one.
Camp out with your family in the Park District’s backyard, outside at the Wildwood Nature Center. Enjoy a campfire dinner and s'mores on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning.
Murtle the Turtle's Birthday Party
Join us for the South Park Turtle’s birthday party celebration! Enjoy refreshments and fun prizes in honor of Murtle’s birthday.
Park Ridge Community Health Fair
Presented by: City of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Community Health Commission, Park Ridge Park District
Join us to learn more about the many health and wellness opportunities offered in Park Ridge! Free activities include:
Park Board Regular Meeting
Park Ridge Park District Board Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Due to the pandemic, the meetings are currently being held virtually. The public is invited to also attend virtually. A link to register as a meeting attendee is released here at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Summer Concert at Hodges Park: Ginger Road
Pack a picnic dinner and join us for music in the park! Ginger Road is one of Chicago’s premier “New Modern” Country bands that blends faithful interpretations of the latest Country hits as well as the old classics.
Summer Craft & Vendor Fair
Do you sell fashion items, accessories, jewelry, skin care, cosmetics, home goods, art, or sweet treats? Sign up as a vendor for our Summer Craft & Vendor Fair at Oakton Park!
Capture the Flag (CANCELLED)
Please note, this event has been cancelled due to extreme temperature.
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!
Summer Concert at Hodges Park: Fagan & Friends/The Chancers
Don’t miss this upbeat night of Irish music and dancing!
The evening’s lineup includes:
Gone Fishin' Derby
Come to Wildwood Nature Center for the Gone Fishin' Derby at the Maine Park ponds. The ponds are stocked and the fish are biting! Registration fee includes one container of bait (wax worms or night crawlers) and all participants receive a goody bag. Additional bait is also available for purchase. Registrants must bring their own poles.
Ready for Wildwood’s twist on the classic game of tag? A popular Nature Camp and Discovery Crew game, Zombie Tag is a prairie wide invasion to escape and evade getting tagged by the group of Zombie players.
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. Live Music Entertainment by New Standard starts at 8:00pm, and fireworks begin at dusk. Arrive early and get a great spot!
Summer Concert at Hodges Park
Pack a picnic dinner and come over to Hodges Park for a summer concert sponsored by the Park Ridge Fine Arts Society. This week features the Park Ridge Symphony Orchestra, directed by Barbara Schubert.
Sunday Yoga in the Park
Join us in Hodges Park on Sunday mornings for free community yoga! Ages 5-12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.