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Summer Camp 2018 Registration Opens March 6th!


Winter/Spring 2018 Registration is Open!


Online Registration Tips



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.


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

Event's details
March 24, 2018
Time:09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Deerpath Middle School, Lake Forest, IL -60045

Enjoy family fun and entertainment at our Annual Easter Eggstravaganza!

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

Event's details
April 17, 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.

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

Event's details
April 21, 2018
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 21, 2018

Time:06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Boating Pavilion at Forest Park Beach, , -

Join us for a fun, free family event.


LFDA Preschool Dance Recital (11:30 AM - 02:00 PM)

Event's details
April 22, 2018
Time:11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: Gorton Community Center , Lake Forest, IL -60045

Preschool Dance Recital: “Color my World”
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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