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Parks and Recreation



Fall Brochure is here!  

Resident registration opens Tuesday, July 25th at 8:30am.  Non-resident registration opens Tuesday, August 1st at 8:30am. Join us this fall!


There is still time to register for some summer camps and programs!

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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:  

  • Front Desk Administrator
  • Building Supervisor
  • Athletics
  • Assistant Preschool Teacher

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
Program Guides:

Fall Program Guide

Summer Program Guide

Summer Camp Guide

Click here to register or make a payment.


Concerts in the Square (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Event's details
July 27, 2017
Time:06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Market Square, Lake Forest, IL -60045

Enjoy summer nights with free live music in Market Square!

Cardboard Canoe Regatta at Forest Park Beach (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Event's details
July 29, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: South Pavilion, Forest Park Beach, , -

All Aboard for Cardboard! Forest Park Beach Cardboard Canoe Regatta Sails July 29th.

Family Golf Sundays (03:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Event's details
July 30, 2017

Time:03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Deerpath Golf Course, Lake Forest, IL -60045

Bring the kids out to play golf!

Lake Forest Day August 1 and 2 (06:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
August 01, 2017-August 02, 2017
Time:06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Celebrate Lake Forest at the Annual Lake Forest Day festivities!

Lake Forest Day Fun Run (07:00 AM - 08:30 PM)

Event's details
August 02, 2017
Time:07:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Location: Deerpath Community Park, Lake Forest, IL -60045

Lake Forest Day 5K Fun Run
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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