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The Park District offers a variety of teen programs, events, and trips throughout the year. Get experience as a Counselor in Training that will help you land your first job, become a certified Safe Sitter, or have a blast this summer at our Teen Scene Summer Camp. We have something for everyone! Suggest a new program idea for next season.

Interactive Puzzle Design Workshop

We're making our own mini escape room! During this five session workshop we'll design, construct, and test an interactive puzzle. We'll also start out the workshop by playing an escape room.

Wednesdays, September 19th-October 17th: 6:30-8:30 (Fox Center)

Quidditch Day

Learn how to play the surprisigly popular sport based on the Harry Potter series.

Saturday, September 29th: 12:00-2:30PM (Fox Center)

Downhill Pumpkin Bowling

We're taking over Barrie Hill before the snow comes. We'll be holding a competition of accuracy and gourd based humor. Hit the targets, win prizes, wreck some pumpkins.

Saturday, October 27th: 2:00-4:00PM (Barrie Park)

Trivia Night

Get a team of 4 together, or come solo and meet some people at the event. Teams will be competing to show their trivia and pop culture skills and win some prizes.

Friday, November 30th: 7:00-9:00PM (Fox Center)

School Holiday Trips

On Columbus Day and Election Day we'll be offering trips to Main Event and Vertical Endeavors respectively.

Monday, October 8th: 10:00AM-3:00PM: Main Event (Fox Center)

Tuesday, November 6th: 10:00AM-2:00PM: Vertical Endeavors (Fox Center)

Teen Video Game Club

Meet the other gamers in Oak Park. Explore the history and future of video games with our huge collection of consoles and video games.

Saturday, September 8th: 2:15-4:15PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, October 13th: 2:15-4:15PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, November 10th: 2:15-4:15PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, December 8th: 2:15-4:15PM (Fox Center)

D&D Adventures

Explore dungeons, battle monsters, find treasure! D&D Adventures will teach the ins and outs of tabletop role playing. Create characters, learn the rules and embark on an adventure that will fill the day with adventure and imagination.

Saturday, September 22nd: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, October 20th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, November 17th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)

Saturday, December 15th: 12:00-3:30PM (Fox Center)

Safe Sitter Essentials

Featuring Updated Curriculum from Safe Sitter Inc.! Safe Sitter prepares students to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking, and helpful information like what do to if there is severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. A pizza lunch is included! Safe Sitter Coure Content Includes:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Safe Sitter Classes:

Saturday, September 15th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)

Saturday, October 20th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)

Saturday, November 17th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)

Saturday, December 15th: 9:30AM-3:00PM (Carroll Center)

Teen Open Center

The first Saturday of every month we'll be opening up Fox Center as an open space for middle schoolers and teens. Come and hang out, meet up with friends, or check out a game or some equipment. Entrance will be free, but a school ID is required.

Upcoming Events



Merry & Bright Flashlight Night more info



Safe Sitter Essentials more info



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School Holiday Trip: Archery Tag more info



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