Recreation Programs

Summer

 Recreation Classes


The Leisure Services Department provides a variety of recreational classes for both adult and youth throughout the year, including:
  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Foreign language                                                                                               
  • Science
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Please view current season brochure for details on class offerings or check out activities that allow online registration.


Summer Playground Program
The summer playground program provides a variety of outdoor activities utilizing trained leaders for children ages 8-14. This free program meets Monday through Friday, mornings and evenings, at 16 different locations in the community.

Summer Tot Lot, ages 3-5, and Play Lot, ages 6-8, are also offered for eight weeks, Monday through Friday, during mornings and afternoons.
  
Special Populations Recreation
Special Populations Activities
The Leisure Services Department attempts to provide recreational activities for mentally and physically challenged members of the community. Recreational experiences may include physical, social, and creative activities, as well as, special events designed specifically for this population.

In addition, the department encourages all community members that may have a disability to participate in programs, and all attempts shall be made to accommodate the individual.

Neighborhood Recreation
These programs have been developed as part of the City's multi-faceted neighborhood reinvestment strategy. Development of this neighborhood-based recreation program is made possible thru Community Development Block Grant Funds. Free to city residents within income guidelines.

Programs include; 
- Preschool recreation and instruction at Comiskey Park building
- Open Gym program on weekends during the winter
- Recreation classes and activities during the summer months via a special brochure
- After school programs and after school sports offerings 
   
Adventure Day Camp and Summer Classes 
During the summer months, an Adventure Day Camp program is held at Four Mounds Foundation and numerous recreational classes are provided at various sites throughout the community.