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Rehm Park

515 Garfield St
Oak Park, IL 60304

Details:

062012-PD-Pool_09bHours

Park: Sunrise to 10pm
Playground: Sunrise to Sunset
Trains: See Facility Schedules page for current hours
Pool: See Facility Schedules page for current hours

Description

Rehm Park features an all-purpose field, three tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, a playground with play equipment and a sand play area, plus it is home to one of Oak Park's greatest traditions: the Rehm Park Trains. The hand-operated trains cruise along a track, free of charge, inside the playground, and are a great family activity. See park map.

At Rehm Pool guests will enjoy a 50 meter zero-edge pool with spray play apparatus, a separate 6 years and under wading pool, and a sand play area. This facility also features a diving well equipped with drop slides, one meter diving boards and a diving tower with five and seven meter platforms (the seven meter platform is not open to the public). An adult sun deck and a concession stand are also available at Rehm Pool as well as an aquatic lift for persons with disabilities for easy pool entry and exit. Rehm Pool is ADA accessible. Rehm Pool provides swimming lessons for all ages as well as a variety of specialty classes. View more information about our pools and swimming programs on the Aquatics page.

History

Acquired in 1913, Rehm Park was originally called “South Park” but was subsequently renamed after Colonel Arthur D. Rehm, a member of the Park District’s first Board of Commissioners and its second Board President. The original park was designed by Jens Jensen, although little of Jensen’s design remains. The play train has been at Rehm playground since at least 1960. An outdoor pool was constructed in 1966 and quickly became a regional destination. While remediation was taking place at Barrie Park in 2001, Rehm hosted the “Temporary Barrie Center” double-wide trailer north of the diving well.

Features

Chess Tables

Multipurpose Field

Parking Lot

Playground

Pool

Restrooms

Tennis Courts (No Lights)

Trains (Hand-Powered)

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