Park District of Oak Park news: Frank Lloyd Wright race registration underway

A scene from a past Annual Frank Lloyd Wright race in Oak Park | Sun-Times Media File

The following events and activities are coming up at the Park District of Oak Park:

Free summer concert at Scoville Park

The Park District of Oak Park Summer Concert Series is underway on Sundays. Bring your blanket, chairs, and picnic basket. The band “28 Days” will perform classic and contemporary rock from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 27 in Scoville Park. For more information go to www.pdop.org.

Frank Lloyd Wright registration

Registration for the 38th Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races on Oct. 19 is now underway. The races feature flat, fast and scenic routes through historic Oak Park. Visit www.flwraces.com for more information. 

Oak Park Conservatory’s Uncorked

The Oak Park Conservatory’s Uncorked Summer Nights continues from 6 to 8 p.m. July 25. Tickets cost $15 per person and include two drink tickets, a food token and tours of the fern, tropical and desert rooms. Local artists and musicians will be featured as well. Visit www.fopcon.org for more information.

Climbing trip for teens

Teens can test out their climbing skills on the Park District of Oak Park’s teen trip to Vertical Endeavors in Warrenville. This climbing gym has something to offer for everyone from novice to expert climbers. A signed waiver is required. Registration Deadline: July 24. Visit www.pdop.org for more information.

Lindberg Park closing for renovations

Lindberg Park, except for the Trial Gardens on the west end, will be closed for renovation. Look for new tennis courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion, and restrooms to open by the end of October 2014.  Ball fields will also be improved including new backstops, player and spectator areas, and a looped walking path on the east end of the park.  The ball fields are expected to be reopen in the spring of 2015. For more information please go to www.pdop.org.

Body Pump Fitness Program

Get fit while challenging all your major muscle groups in the Park District of Oak Park’s newest fitness program, Body Pump. Located in the new Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex, this program will strengthen your entire body by using barbells. Great music, awesome instructors and choice of weight inspires you to get the results you want and fast! For more details visit www.pdop.org.

The Park District Citizen Committee is looking for members

Organized in 2003, the PDCC assists and supports the comprehensive planning process for the Park District of Oak Park and acts as a voice of the community.  The Park District is seeking Oak Park residents with a broad, community-wide perspective to serve on this committee which meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7pm. Members of the PDCC are appointed by the Park Board of Commissioners and serve staggered three-year terms.  For more details and an application please visit pdop.org. or contact Diane Stanke at (708) 725-2022 or diane.stanke@pdop.org  

Senior Activities 

Book Worms Book Club for ages 50-plus

Do you enjoy reading? Are you looking for a book group with whom to socialize? Join other book worms to discuss the Park District’s book of the month. The Book Worms Book Club gathers at Cheney Mansion to discuss a list of questions developed by the Park District staff, but you are encouraged to bring questions of your own. You may either pre-register or pay via cash or check upon arrival. Cost is $1 for Oak Park residents and $2 for non-residents. “Hands of my Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf parents, and the Language of Love” by Myron Uhlberg will be discussed at 10:30 a.m. on July 24. Visit www.pdop.org for more information and to register.

Walking Club

The Walking Club meets every Monday and Friday at Austin Gardens at 10 a.m. Stay active while exploring Oak Park. This free group will not meet during inclement weather. Please call customer service at (708) 725-2000 on the day of for cancellation information. For more information go to www.pdop.org.

 

 

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