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Summer & Camp registration is open!

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There's still time to sign up for spring classes...



Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for a position, please fill out the Employment Application and drop it off at the Recreation Center, 400 Hastings Rd., Lake Forest.

Some of the job openings include:  

  • Lifeguards
  • Beach Guards
  • Basin Staff
  • Camp Counselor
  • Front Desk Administrator
  • Building Supervisor
  • Athletics
  • Assistant Preschool Teacher
  • Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) (for 13-15 year olds)

Please call the Recreation Center for more information.  847-234-6700.


Give an LF Parks & Recreation Gift Card

Gift cards can be used toward classes, activities, or events and are for sale at the main office and fitness center located at 400 Hastings Road. Cards can be purchased in any denomination. Your LFPR gift card may be used toward the cost of registering for classes or activities as well as for permits, rental fees, fitness passes, and drop-in usage fees. Call 847.234.6700 for more information.

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Services to Residents with Disabilities

NSSRA is a partnership that provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities for children, teens, adults and seniors with disabilities. For more information about NSSRA, please call 847-509-9400, email to or check their website, For information about NSSRA inclusion services in our programs, contact our office at 847-234-6700.

400 Hastings Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Department Head: Sally Swarthout

Phone: 847-234-6700
Fax:  847-615-4251
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 847-234-6702
M-Th: 8:30am - 9:30pm 
Fri: 8:30am - 8:00pm 
Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Fitness Center Regular Hours Click here
Summer and Camp registration is open:

Summer Program Guide

Summer Camp Guide

Click here to register or make a payment.


Easter Eggstravaganza (09:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Event's details
April 08, 2017
Time:09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Deerpath Community Park, Lake Forest, IL -60045

Enjoy a wonderful opportunity for family fun and entertainment at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Mother & Son Bowling Night (05:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Event's details
April 14, 2017
Time:05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Brunswick Zone, Vernon Hills, IL -60061

Calling all Moms! Come out for a fun night of bowling with your son(s)!

Shred it! (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Event's details
April 22, 2017
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Municipal Services Building, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Smelt-O-Rama (06:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

Event's details
April 22, 2017
Time:06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Boating Pavilion at Forest Park Beach, , -

Join us for a fun, free family event.

Online Registration

Lake Forest residents can register for Parks and Recreation Department classes online at To access an on-line account, you will need to have an email address on file with the department along with an account user ID and PIN number.

Call the Parks and Recreation office at 847-234-6700 or email to for more information. Registration is taken on a first come first serve basis. Click on link for up to date information or questions.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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