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Our Fall Program Guide is Here!

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Introducing our NEW
After School Enrichment Program!

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The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation and the City of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department are collaborating to update the Parks and Recreation Department Master Plan. This Master Plan will provide recommendations for improvements over a 10-year period. 
 
The Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department serves almost 20,000 City residents with 17 parks, natural areas, and trails totaling over 200 acres, 2 facilities, and programs and events for all ages. ​
 
Opportunities exist to enrich the Parks and Recreation Department facilities, programs, and open space to improve the quality of life for residents. Your participation is crucial to the success of this project. Our survey is now closed, but please check back for updates. 

Give to the Deerpath Golf Course Renovation Project!

Fundrasing is underway for the DPCG Renovation Project. Please consider a tax-deductible pledge or donation. Donations are accepted at the Recreation Center or online by clicking the links below. 

You can download and print the Donation/Pledge Form here or pick one up at the Recreation Center.  Thank you for your support!

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Learn more about the history of the course, the project and how you can help by clicking here

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Donate to the DPCG Renovation Project


 

Looking for a unique gift idea? 

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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 info@nssra.org or check their website, www.nssra.org. For information about NSSRA inclusion services in our programs, contact our office at 847-234-6700.

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400 Hastings Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Director: Sally Swarthout

Phone: 847-234-6700
Fax:  847-615-4251
Weather Cancellation Hotline: 847-234-6702
 
REGISTRATION/FRONT DESK OFFICE HOURS:
M-Th: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fr & Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
 
REC CENTER BUILDING HOURS:
M-Th: 8:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed
 
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Fitness Center Regular Hours Click here
 
Program Guides:
Click here to register or make a payment.

Events

Park and Recreation Board Meeting (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

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October 16, 2018

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Municipal Services Building, Lake Forest, IL -60045


The public is welcome to attend.
This meeting is not televised.
 

Scarecrow Build-Off Contest (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

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October 20, 2018
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Northcroft Park, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Haunted Trail Walk (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

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October 20, 2018
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Northcroft Park, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

CROCtoberfest (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

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October 21, 2018
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Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Meet the Crocodiles!
 

Halloween Tricks & Treats at the Rec Center (05:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Event's details
October 26, 2018
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Time:05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Lake Forest Recreation Center, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us for a fun evening of FREE Halloween activities!
 

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Holiday Boutique (06:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

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November 15, 2018-November 17, 2018
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Time:06:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Recreation Center, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Sponsored by The Women's Board of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
 
Online Registration

Lake Forest residents can register for Parks and Recreation Department classes online at www.LFParksandRec.com. 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 lfrec@cityoflakeforest.com for more information. Registration is taken on a first come first serve basis. Click on link for up to date information or questions.

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

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