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After School Enrichment Program Survey


The Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is aware of the need for more after school recreation options for children of working parents in Lake Forest and we want to help. While we currently offer a variety of activities, we understand that there is a need for more days and longer times to engage the kids in a safe and fun environment while parents are at work.

We want our after school recreation program to be a fun place to make new friends, play games, do crafts, have homework time, and more. We look forward to extending the day (and the play!) for working families in our community.

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Thank you!


Summer Camp 2018 Registration is open!


Register for Spring Classes! 
Most classes start right after Easter.
Online Registration Tips
Registration is open for the Annual Fred Jackson Golf Outing!



Looking for a fun summer job?

We have the following part time positions open:

Summer Camps: Camp Counselor, Extended Day Camp Director, Twigs Art Camp Director
Lakefront: Beach Guard, Lifeguard, Basin Rental
Internships: Summer Intern
Preschool: Preschool Teacher

Please visit:…/recreation-seasonal-emp…/ to learn more and download an application.

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!


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

Donate to the DPCG Renovation Project


Looking for a unique gift idea? 


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

Director: 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:

Summer Camp 2018

Winter Spring 2018

Click here to register or make a payment.


Family Drive-In Movie Night Featuring "Cars" (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Event's details
April 28, 2018
Time:04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: Lake Forest Recreation Center, Lake Forest, IL -60045

New event!

LFDA Recitals 2018 (All Day Event)

Event's details
May 05, 2018-May 06, 2018
All Day Event
Location: Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL -60045

In These Shoes and the Wizard of Oz!

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

Event's details
May 15, 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.
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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