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Give to the Deerpath Golf Course Renovation Project this season!

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


Seasonal Program Guide Survey


The Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department would like your feedback regarding our printed program guide. The program guide is currently mailed to every household in Lake Forest, three times per year.

In an effort to be more ecologically responsible, we are considering publishing the program guide online instead of mailing it to every Lake Forest household. We would print a limited quantity, which would be available to pick up at the Recreation Center, City Hall, and Municipal Services, or mailed to your home at your request.

You can view the most recent online program guide here:
LFPR Winter Spring 2018 Program Guide

Your feedback is appreciated as we make a final decision. 
Thank you for your time!  



Winter/Spring 2018 Registration is Open!


Online Registration Tips


Looking for a unique holiday 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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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

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

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:

Winter Spring 2018

Click here to register or make a payment.


View the Super Blue Blood Moon at the Beach (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Event's details
January 31, 2018
Time:05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: Forest Park Beach, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Daddy Daughter Winter Ball (05:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Event's details
February 10, 2018
Time:05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

New this year!

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

Event's details
February 20, 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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