Come Check Out Dole Center!
The Park District of Oak Park aquired the Dole Center in June of 2019. We have been busy making improvements and ungrading the spaces because our Arts and Active Adult/Seniors programming will be making its home in this beautiful old building.
We have also merged with the Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park/River Forest. This will bring a variety of exciting programming to our participants such as:
A grand opening is scheduled for October 11 at 6pm followed by a FREE Halloween event in partnership with the Oak Park Public Library. Stop by and enjoy a tour of the building, some spooky stories, and maybe some candy!
Want to see a full list of our upcoming programming? Download a copy of our Active Adults brochure
Free Drop-In Programs for Active Adults
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.
2019 Upcoming Book Selections:
September- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Anne Tyler)
October- The Winter Soldier (Daniel Mason)
November- Off for THANKSGIVING
December- Manhattan Beach (Jennifer Egan)
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.
> Check out our upcoming trips!
Drop-in Fitness Classes
Have 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 online, in-person at one of our customer service centers at Ridgeland Common or GRC, or call 708-725-2000. Active Adult Members save 25% 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, 6:15-7:15PM at RCRC
Active Adult Memberships
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. Click here to register today for our Active Adult membership.
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 Food & Flicks, 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 beneift concerts)
For more information about Active Adult programs and membership, email Megan.Ulczak@pdop.org, 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:
Interested in history and genealogy? Volunteer to lead interesting conversations on the porch of Pleasant Home!
Like discovering new places in your back yard? Sign up to chaperone our active adults on some amazing activities.
Enjoy playing cards and/or board games? ask about our new Game Nights held at Pleasant Home!
If you have interest in a volunteer position with the Park District of Oak Park as Active Adult Ambassador, email Megan Ulczak.