Leyden Area Park Districts
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:35AM
Park District of Franklin Park. Registration required for all programs. Call the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave., at (847) 455-2852 unless another number is given. Fitness Center is in Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave. Pool on Pacific, (847) 455-2858. Ice Arena/Iceland Park, 9711 Waveland Ave., (847) 671-4268. Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison St., (847) 678-4021. James Park, 10600 James St. Fees: In District/Out of District. Now available in Spanish and Polish. Check out the Winter/Spring brochure online @ www.fpparks.org. Special Events
Fun on Wheels Van: 6:30-8 p.m. June 20. Bring your favorite play items to the park to enjoy before the movie at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) Van will have balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, bubbles, music and much more. Trained staff will orchestrate outdoor games to help you get active and play outdoors with your friends and family. At dusk stay for the movie.
Movie in the Park: 8 p.m. (approximately) June 20, “Hugo,” at Chestnut Park, 10105 Chestnut. Grab a blanket and enjoy an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars. Movietime snacks will be available to purchase.
Summer Concert Series: 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 9, starting June 21 with Bopology, at North Park: June 28, The New Invaders; July 5, The Neverley Brothers; July 12, BBI; July 19, 7th Heaven; Aug. 2, Firebeat; Aug. 9, Valle Verde. A different local vendor will sell food at each concert. Bring a blanket or lawns chairs and arrive early to get the best spot. The bands will perform rain or shine. Beer and wine will be available to purchase and drink on the patio area only. All ages. Free.
Summer Camp Out: 5 p.m.-8:30 a.m. June 23-24 in North Park. Family event. Campfire, stargazing, nighttime sports, a barbecue, storytelling and more. Bring sleeping bags and a tent. (If you don’t own own the park district can refer you to a rental company.) All ages. Fee: $15/$20.
Tot Camp: Session II: 9-11 a.m. July 9–Aug. 3 at the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave. Designed to let little ones do what they do best: play! A six-to-one camper to counselor ratio. Note: Children must be at least 24 months old. Ages 24-35 months. Fee: $135/$145.
Sunshine Camp: Session II: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday, July 9–Aug. 3 and/or Monday/Wednesday, Friday, July 10-Aug. 10 at Sunflower Nature Center, 10040 Addison. Great way to introduce preschool/prekindergarten children to fun camp experiences. Ages 3–5 ½, Two-Day $110/$120; Three-Day $160/$170.
Discovery Day Camp: 9-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and/or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Session III: July 9-July 27. Mini Session I: July 30-Aug. 3. Mini Session II: Aug. 6-10. (Before and After Camp available.) at North Park, 10040 Addison. Ages 4-14. Session I: Five-Day Camp, $225/$275. Three-Day Camp, $170/$195. Session II: Five-Day Camp, $225/$275. Three-Day Camp, $170/$195. Session III: Five-Day Camp, $225/$275. Three-Day Camp, $170/$195.
Dance Classes: For children ages 3-14. Have your child try Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement, Cheerleading, Tumbling and Tap at the Community Center, just to name a few. For a full listing of dance classes offered call (847) 455-2852 or visit fpparks.org.
Kindergarten Enrichment: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug.15-Dec. 17 at Sunflower Nature Center at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave. New program for kindergarten-age children attending half-day kindergarten programs. Designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of activities. The program follows the District 84 school-year calendar. Call Phyllis Schmidt at (847) 451-8135 with any questions. Ages 5–6.
After School Program: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Community Center. Give kids opportunities for fitness activities and homework help after school. Transportation is available from District 84 schools. Call Dan at (847) 451-8132 for program details. Fee: $8 per child per day of the program and $3 per child per day for transportation.
Adult Fitness: includes Pilates, Tae Kwon Do, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Yoga, Total Body Fitness, Step/Floor, Zumba, Adult Hip-Hop Cardio and Table Tennis.
Fitness Center Hours 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Check out the Park District’s rates. The Fitness Center includes two separate rooms and 17 Life Fitness machines. A Fitness Center pass may be obtained at the Community Center, with various membership plans from which to choose. A yearly pass is less than $10 per month.
Junior Memberships: (Ages 11-17): Have your parent register you. The fitness center includes two separate rooms and 17 state-of-the-art Life Fitness machines. A Fitness Center pass may be obtained at the Community Center, with various membership plans to choose from. A yearly pass is less than $10 per month, payment plans are available.
Leyden Township Community Center , 2620 N. Mannheim Road, Franklin Park, just south of Grand Avenue on the west side of Mannheim Road next to the Leyden Township Fire Station; www.leydentownship.com; (847) 451-5144. Registration required for all unless otherwise stated. You must register at least seven days prior to the start date of the class. Fees listed: In District/Out of District.Health & Safety Education
CPR/AED: Heartsaver Certification, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 23. Fee: $55/$58.
Cyber Bullying Seminar: 7-8 p.m. July 16. Free.
Tutoring : By appointment, first- and second-graders, four 45-minute sessions. Fee: $100/$115; third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, four 60-minute sessions. Fee: $120/$135.
Private Guitar Lessons: Starting May by appointments; 30-minute sessions. Three for $54, five for $90, 10 for $175.
Caterpillar Cupcake: 5:30-6:30 p.m. ages 2-4; 6:30-7:30 p.m. ages 5-12, June 22. Fee: $6/$7
Fantastic Freedom Friday: 5-8:30 p.m. June 29. Ages 6-12. Fee: $ 15/$18.
Girls On Guard: 1-3 p.m. June 30. Ages 10+. Fee: $60/$62.
Competitive Dodge Ball Camp: 1-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 30-July 28. Ages 8-12. Fee: $35/$40.
Youth Flag Football Camp: 2-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 30-July 28. Ages 7-9. Fee: $35/$40.
Steps Balloon Ball: 11 a.m.-Noon, Saturdays, June 30-July 28. Ages 3-6. Fee: $49/$52.
Basketball Camp: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 9-12. Ages 6-14. Fee: $59/$62.
Volleyball/ Basketball: Tug a War Game: 6:30-8 p.m. July 13. Ages 12-15. Fee: $5/$7.
Badminton Camp: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 30-Aug. 2. Ages 8-16. Fee: $45/$48.
Knitting & Crochet Club: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. New members welcome. Free.
Zumba: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, June 16-Aug. 4 or 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 27-Aug. 29 or 6:15-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, July 3-Aug. 28. Ages 18+. Fee: $40/$46 each session.
Rubber Stamp Club: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19 (third Tuesday). Ages 18+. New members welcome. Free.
Zumba Toning: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 23. Ages 16+ (under 18 with a parent). Fee: $48/$52. Not too late to join currently running sessions, pay the daily rate.
Fitness Boot Camp: 9-9:45 a.m. Saturdays, July 14-Aug. 4 or 7-7:45 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 2. Ages 18+. Fee: $85/$90. Not too late to join, daily rates available.
Senior Exercise: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free to Leyden Township residents.
Six Month Passes: $45/$65; One Year Passes: $80/$120; Daily Passes: $5; Seniors: $5/$6 Monthly. You must be 18+ (14+ with a parent, who is also a member) during workout.
Walker, Toddler: Ages under 6 w/ adult and an Open Gym Passes. Passes are good for one year $15/$40; Daily $5.
Boxing Facility Passes: Ages 8+. Passes good until June 30 or Dec. 30. Call for current prices.
Veterans Park District
Facilities are: Bataan Park , 1220 N. Ninth Ave., Melrose Park, (708) 681-6363; Bulger Park , 1601 Hirsch St., Melrose Park, (708) 538-0101; Cimbalo Fitness Center , 1203 N. 24th Ave., Melrose Park, (708) 343-5151; Gouin Park , 2400 Scott St., Franklin Park, (847) 451-0399; Grant Park , 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake, (708) 343-5270; Kahl Park , 255 Palmer, Northlake; George A. Leoni Community Complex , 800 N. 17th Ave., Melrose Park, (708) 343-5270; Mannheim Park , 2766 Hawthorne Ave., Franklin Park; Trumbull Park , 2311 N. Leyden, River Grove, (708) 453-9860. Registration required for all programs. In-person at Bulger Park, Cimbalo Fitness Center and Grant Park. Call or go online at veteransparkdistrict.org. Fee: In district/Out of district.Teen Programs
Teen Center: (Ages 8-15): 2:45-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at Trumbull Park. Play pool, foosball, ping-pong, watch TV or just hang out with your friends. Free.
Teen Advisory Committee: 5-6 p.m. June 27 in Trumbull Park. Free pizza and refreshments for all who come to participate. Middle and high school members plan trips and events, make new friends and learn new skills.