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Active Adults



Active Adults/Seniors

Come Check Out Dole Center!

The Park District of Oak Park aquired the Dole Center in June of 2019. We have made many improvements and ungrades to this facility to make it home for the District's Arts and Active Adult/Seniors programming.

We have also merged with the Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park/River Forest bringing a variety of new and exciting programming to our participants such as:

  • Creative writing
  • Jewelry-making
  • Weaving
  • Games
  • and more!

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Want to see a full list of our upcoming programming? Download a copy of our Active Adults brochure

Free Drop-In Programs for Active Adultssenior_meeting

Book Worms - 4th Thursday of each month, 10:30 am at the Dole Center
Challenge yourself by setting a goal to read one new book a month. Enjoy meeting new people and participating in lively discussions about each new book. Books for each month will be on reserve at the Oak Park Public Library. 

2/27.   Educated   Tara Westover

3/26.   Angle of  Repose  Wallace Stegner

4/22.   The House of Broken Angels   Louis Urea

5/28.   POETRY

6/25.  Olive, Again   Elizabeth Strout

7/23.   ONE BOOK OAK PARK   (This can be changed)

8/27.   Jacob Have I Loved   Katherine Paterson

9/24.   BANNED BOOKS MONTH  The Bluest Eye   Toni Morrison

10/22. Everything Lost Is Found Again  Will McGrath  Angie’s cousin!)



12/3.    Last Night at the Red Lobster   (Stewart O’Nan)   Lunch/Discussion TBA

Active Adult Trips

The Park District offers a wide variety of low cost trips for Active Adults. Trips pick up from Dole Center, Oak Park Arms, and Fox Center. Lunch during trips will be on your own unless otherwise stated in the description.

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Drop-in Fitness Classes

seniorfitnessHave you been looking for drop-in classes that fit into your schedule? Check out our Senior Fitness Punch Pass. Punch Passes are available in 10, 20 & 35 punch increments. Each visit to one of these classes counts as one punch! Purchase your pass at one of our customer service centers at Ridgeland Common or GRC, or call 708-725-2000. Active Adult Members save 10% on punch passes!

Basic Fitness, M,W,F from 10-10:55am at Dole Center
Strong & Long, Tu & Th, 8:15- 9:15am, Dole Center
Some Like it Light, M & W, 5:30-6:30pm at RCRC

Active Adult Membershipssenior_trip

Active Adult Membership is open to ages 50 & up and is valid for a full year from the date of purchase.  Membership fee is $50.

This membership entitles members to select FREE classes at Our Dole Center. Members also receive 10% off the resident price for many programs through the Park District, such as Nature and Gardening classes at the Conservatory, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, and much more! (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

  • Phone in registration!  Members simply contact customer service at (708)725-2000 to register for any program over the phone.
  • 10% off Mindbody Fitness Classes (Monthly, 10 Pack, and Individual)
  • 25% off Senior Fitness Punch Passes
  • 10% off select Park District programs
  • 4-Free Pool Passes to Rehm or Ridgeland Common Pool
  • FREE programs for members including, but limited to: Monthly Active Adult Dinner Club, Game Night, Select Trips, & other exciting one day programs
  • Discounted tickets to Festival Theater at Austin Gardens during the summer months
  • Discounted tickets to Dominican University's Performing Arts Series (excludes benefit concerts)

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


Active Adult Ambassador

The Park District of Oak Park is passionate about providing quality recreation experiences for the active adults of Oak Park. The Park District currently offers a wide range of activities for adults and 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:

  • Do you speak a language other than english? If you are interested in sharing your skills with our community, we are actively looking for new instructors.
  • Like discovering new places in your back yard? Sign up to chaperone our active adults on some amazing activities.
  • Do you play an instrument or have a passion for music? We are currently looking for volunteers to add some music to our lives.

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


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