Park District of Oak Park

Active Adults/Seniors

Come Check Out Dole Center!

The home for the Park District's Arts and Active Adult/Seniors programming. We offer a variety of programming for those ages 50+ such as:

  • Paper Arts
  • Films/Documentaries
  • Trips
  • Discussions
  • Bookclub
  • Painting
  • Lapidary Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Weaving
  • Stained Glass
  • and more!

Click here to register!

Looking for help with Amilia, our registration software? see below!

Step By Step Guide to Registering for Memberships and Activities!

Please reach out if you have questions or for troubleshooting!

Megan Ulczak: Program Supervisor / (708) 725-2106 /

Customer Service: (708) 725-2000 /


Just like you did when signing up for the Active Adult Membership, go through the

prompted steps to secure your enrollment. You should see a highlighted CONFIRMATION

on the final page that confirms you are all set! You also have access to a calendar through

your Amilia account that will show all the programs you are registered for. This is a great way

to double check you have confirmed all your programs.

Classes can fill quickly. While we can’t guarantee a spot will open, joining our waitlists is a great way to grab a spot in a popular class should someone be unregistered. It also shows us a programs popularity and could help us add more of those types of programs if we are able to!

Hopefully this guideline helps you take control of your registration and makes the steps a little easier. We look forward to seeing you in our programming!


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 - Thursday, once a month, 10:30-12pm at Cheney Mansion.
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. Please contact Megan Ulczak for more information. 708-725-2106



Dec. 2   Yellow House Sarah Broom


1/27   Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

2/24    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

3/24  Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May
         (Chicago Public Library’s choice for One Book, One Chicago 2021)

4/28   The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

5/26   Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

6/23   Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria C. Murray

7/28   The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

8/25   Three Girls from Bronzeville  by Dawn Turner

9/22   After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau

10/27  Brighton  by Michael Harvey


12/1   Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

World’s Best Museums (Travel Through the Arts)

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 10:30-12pm

Are you interested in the Wonderful World of Art?  Do you like to learn about the sights and sounds of places around the world?  Then come join us when we meet at the Dole Center and learn about the Great Museums and Architecture throughout the world, and some of the wonderful treasures they hold.  We will journey to major cities and become better acquainted with the remarkable cultures of the past and present. Registration required.

Friends & Flicks

Winter 2022 Picks!

Don’t Look Up

Tragedy of MacBeth


The Grizzlies

Many Saints of Newark


The Power of the Dog

The French Dispatch

Language Lessons

House of Gucci

Licorice Pizza


Watch Party Wednesdays


Winter 2022 Picks!

The Year the Earth Changed

The Velvet Underground

Bob Ross : Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed

Fake Famous


Dolly Parton: Here I Am


Capturing the Friedmans

Batkid Begins

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Four Little Girls

Gaga: Five Foot Two

Active Adult Trips Returning in January

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

Click here to register!

Drop-in Fitness Classes

seniorfitnessHave you been looking for drop-in classes that fit into your schedule?

Virtural Basic Fitness T, Thurs from 9-9:55am Zoom

Basic Fitness W,F from 10-10:55am at Dole Center

Yoga Mondays 9:30-10:30am at Dole Center

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, fitness classes, 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)
  • 10% off select Park District programs
  • 4-Free Pool Passes to Rehm or Ridgeland Common Pool
  • FREE programs for members including, but limited to: Several Classes, Films, 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.
  • Do you play an instrument or have a passion for music? We are currently looking for volunteers to add some music to our lives.
  • Love games? Play Chess, Bridge, or anything else? We are currently looking for volunteers to lead these programs.

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

Park District of Oak Park

218 Madison St., Oak Park, Il 60302
P: 708.725.2000 F: 708.383.5702

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