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Active Adult Memberships

Active Adult Membership is open to ages 50 & up and is valid for a full year from the date of purchase. Oak Park resident’s 2016 membership fee is $48, Non-resdient fee is $55. Click here to register today for our Active Adult membership.

This membership entitles members to receive 10% off the resident price for many programs through the Park District, such as Nature and Gardening classes at the Conservatory and fitness classes offered at Dole Center.(Eligible programs are marked with the "AAM Eligible Symbol" in the Park District Program Guide)

PLUS, the Active Adult Membership entitles you to several other benefits, such as

  • Special discounts for tickets to The Festival Theater at Austin Gardens
  • $10 off Dominican University’s Performing Arts Series (excluding benefit concerts)
  • At least 12 FREE events during the year
  • 25% Off Senior Fitness Punch Passes
  • 10% Off selected Park District Programs designated by AAM logo
  • Four Free Day-passes to Rehm Pool or Ridgeland Common Pool  
  • Four Free Passes to the Ridgeland Common Ice Rink

Drop-In Programs for Active Adults 

  • Book Worms - 4th Thursday of each month, 10:30 am at Cheney Mansion           

  • March 24- Midwives - Chris Bohjalian 
  • April 28- The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
  • May 26- The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
  • June 23-Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • July 28- The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
  • Aug. 25- The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
  • Sept. 22- All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
  • Oct. 27- Between the World and Me - ta-nehisi Coates
  • No Meeting in November - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Dec.1-  A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
  • World Art Discussion Group - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 10:30am-12:30pm at Dole Center.
              (NOTE: This program does not meet in July or August)

Join Us!

For more information about Active Adult programs and membership, email Shari Melde, Program Coordinator.

Upcoming Active Adult Events include the following:

                       Tour of Ten Chimneys
                    Tour of The Farnsworth House
                    Visit to the Driehaus Museum
             Wine and Cheese Social at Cheney Mansion
Tour of Pabst Brewery and The Milwaukee Museum of Art

Please check out these and all the other offerings available in the current brochure or online!

Active Adult Ambassador

The Park District of Oak Park is passionate about providing quality recreation experiences for the seniors of Oak Park. The Park District currently offers a wide range of activities for seniors, including trips, fitness classes, luncheons, a book club and more. Volunteers specific to the Active Adult program- Active Adult Ambassadors are currently needed for:

· Trip Chaperones

· Food & Flicks and other luncheons

Basic Requirements for Volunteers:

The most important requirement to be a Active Adult Ambassador is the ability to commit to the program for which  you volunteer.. Secondly, volunteers must have a genuine passion for improving the quality of life for those 50 and better in our community through sharing your special skill with them.   

If you have interest in a volunteer position with the Park District of Oak Park as Active Adult Ambassador, email Shari Melde


Thank you!


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