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Resident Online Registration - 1/6/2015
Resident online registration begins at 9 a.m. for classes from the 2015 Winter/Spring Brochure....more info


Board Meeting - 1/7/2015
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Resident In Person Registration - 1/13/2015
Resident in person registration begins on Tuesday, January 13 for classes from the 2015 Winter/Spring Brochure....more info


Picnic Permits On Sale - 1/19/2015
Permits for the 2015 picnic season go on sale today. Residents may come to the Rec Center and obtain a lottery number. Numbers will be randomly selected beginning at 9:00 a.m. Non-residents may obtain picnic permits beginning April 1....more info


Non-resident Online Registration - 1/20/2015
Non-resident online registration begins at 9 a.m. for classes from the 2015 Winter/Spring Brochure....more info


Non-resident In Person Registration - 1/21/2015
Non-resident in person registration begins on Wednesday, January 21 for classes from the 2015 Winter/Spring Brochure....more info


Children's Theater - We The People Auditions - 1/31/2015
“How can you say a few words about America?” So begins this patriotic tableau as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Just what does America mean to them? One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized from the Preamble, they show in both dramatic and comedic ways, not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. This Norman Rockwellesque patchwork quilt offers slices of life in our America and will be a salute to the children performing in it. This production will be cast with children 7-12; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 40 children who are put on the audition list. Others will be placed on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Teen Theater - Phantom of the Opera Audition - 1/31/2015
In this classic horror story, Christine Daač, an opera singer at the Paris Opera House, attracts the attention of the Phantom of the Opera, who falls madly in love with her. The Phantom is a violent, mad, musical genius who secretly lurks about in the hidden catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. The Phantom, who must hide his disfigured face behind a mask, kidnaps Christine and takes her to his lair in the Opera’s cellars. There, he reveals his true identity to Christine and attempts to force her to marry him by threatening to blow up the opera house, killing all those within including Christine’s true love, Raoul. The suspense never ends in this masterful, spellbinding tale of obsession. A tour de force! This production will be cast with children 13-18; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 30 teens who are put on the audition list. Others will be places on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Adult Theater - Monsieur Monet Auditions - 1/31/2015
The reflective story of the magnificent art, impressionistic age and enduring hardships of Oscar-Claude Monet…and the painter’s greatest love outside his art, Camille Doncieux. Set in France during the last two centuries, our play takes us to Paris, Le Havre and Giverny, where Monet co-founded the French Impressionist movement. This will be a multimedia event incorporating theatre, music and, of course, art. Please join us in this world premiere and help create a truly enchanting moment for our audiences. Become a member of our cast and theater company, giving your talents a unique opportunity. If you’re new to the stage, let us help you develop your talents into the skills you’ll need for the best of classic and contemporary theater. Please note: there is no program fee for the actors....more info


Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Show - 1/31/2015
$8 admission. Age 13-adult (recommended). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Covered Bridge Productions presents Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupe to the adults and teens in our community. G4W, now in its 19th year, is a professional improv company with over 800 performances under its belly-laughable belt. You’ll enjoy these comedic actors satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. Every month will feature an all new comedy revue and, of course, improvisations from your suggestions. All material is family friendly....more info


Board Meeting - 2/4/2015
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Paint Party Nite - 2/6/2015
All painting abilities and ages are welcome to this paint night, brought to us by Art A La Carte. During our inaugural paint night we will paint a four seasons tree, enjoy some wine and other treats! Grab a friend, a relative or someone special and join us for this exciting, fun event!...more info


Daddy/Daughter Dance - 2/6/2015
Dad, take your little sweetheart to our Valentine’s Dance. Enjoy cookies, punch and dance by candlelight. Games and gifts for all! A photographer will be taking pictures of each couple and they will receive one complementary 4X6 picture with additional packages available to purchase. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR....more info


VVAC February Reception - 2/7/2015
Join us for the artists' reception for the February gallery... ...Open show: "What Do You Love", on display at the VVAC from February 3-27....more info


Board Meeting - 2/18/2015
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Hot Wheels Classic - 2/20/2015
Bring your fastest Hot Wheels or Matchbox car and compete for the “big prize”. Refreshments will be served. Children age 2-3 must be accompanied by an adult....more info


Hot Wheels All Stars - 2/20/2015
We are looking for the best of the best for this Hot Wheel or Matchbox car race as we compete for a bigger prize than what you might of won in the Hot Wheels Classic as a younger child. Refreshments will be served....more info


Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Show - 2/28/2015
$8 admission. Age 13-adult (recommended). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Covered Bridge Productions presents Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupe to the adults and teens in our community. G4W, now in its 19th year, is a professional improv company with over 800 performances under its belly-laughable belt. You’ll enjoy these comedic actors satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. Every month will feature an all new comedy revue and, of course, improvisations from your suggestions. All material is family friendly....more info


Tot Time Preschool Registration Begins - 3/1/2015
Registration for the 2015-2016 Tot Time school year begins today for Residents. All Tot Time registrations received March 1st through March 9th will be processed by random selection beginning March 12th. Your child will be placed in the first class you requested, or if that is filled your second or third choice. A confirmation/receipt will be mailed/emailed to all those registered for Tot Time. Resident In-Person registration begins March 19, 2015 at the Bettenhausen Recreation Center. Non-residents can register for Tot Time beginning April 1st at the Recreation Center....more info


Dog Park Passes ON SALE - 3/1/2015
Yearly passes for the brand new off-leash Dog Park go on sale today....more info


Water Park Passes ON SALE - 3/1/2015
Season passes for 2015 White Water Canyon Water Park passes go on sale!...more info


VVAC March Reception - 3/6/2015
Join us for the artists' reception for the March gallery... ...Annual Photography Show, on display at the VVAC from March 3-27....more info


Running O' The Green 8K - 3/8/2015
Awards will be given for first, second and third place runners in all age categories, male and female, based on chip timing. An award will also be given to the best overall resident and non-resident male and female runner. Unisex long sleeve tech shirts will be awarded to the first 550 registered participants. Pre-registration closes February 27 at 3:00 p.m. Registration and pre-registration pick up will open again at 7:00 a.m. on race day. Green attire is encouraged! Don’t forget daylight savings time begins on March 8....more info


Irish Tea - 3/8/2015
Enjoy a spot o’ tea before heading to the Irish Parade. Located a block off of the parade route, the Vogt Visual Art Center will be decked out for St.Patricks Day with decorations, music, and traditional Irish goodies like scones, soda bread and an assortment of teas. In addition enjoy the Annual Photography Exhibit that will be on display during the event....more info


Clover Hunt - 3/13/2015
Prizes will be given to children who find the special clovers. Treat bags will be distributed to the first 100 children in each session. This event will be held rain or shine! Registration is not required, just show up for the fun. Children age 3-5 start at 4:00 p.m., while children age 6-10 begin at 4:30 p.m....more info


Spring Arts and Craft Fair - 3/14/2015
This fair highlights many of the talented crafters in the community. Exhibits are open to the public at no charge. If you would like to be an exhibitor, please stop by the Park District office to register. NOTE: commercial items are not eligible for this show. Register by February 18....more info


Jelly Bean Contest Begins - 3/17/2015
From March 17 through March 31, there will be a jar full of jellybeans in the Bettenhausen Rec Center. Come in and guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. Prizes will be awarded to the two children who come closest to the exact count. Children age 3-12 only, please....more info


Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - 3/27/2015
The Easter Bunny invites you to join him in our Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Be ready to visit with our special guest - the Easter Bunny! Bring your flashlights. Easter baskets or bags will not be allowed on the playground. No need to register, just show up for the fun! This event will be held rain or shine. Children age 3-4 begin at 7:30 p.m., while children age 5-8 begin at 8:15 p.m....more info


The Bunny Brunch - 3/28/2015
Celebrate Easter with the Park District and friends at our holiday brunch. Afterwards, have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will have a special treat for each child at the brunch. Don’t forget your camera! Please note: not available for online registration....more info


Earth Day - 3/28/2015
Come celebrate Earth Day with crafts and activities that teach you about our Planet Earth! Plant and bring home your very own flower, learn about recycling, and about the importance of protecting the environment. Make this Earth Day fun! No registration needed....more info


Variety Show Night - "Southland's Got Talent" Contest - 3/28/2015
$8 admission. All ages show. Our contest was such a success last year, we have been asked to offer this again. Join us and be prepared to have fun, laugh until you drop and especially share your own talents at our Comedy Improv and Open Mic Variety Show and Contest. This season we’re changing it up...the audience and panel of judges will be awarding prizes to the top 3 contestants, so bring plenty of family and friends. Also, both Kidz on the Bridge and Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupes will be assisting with the contest while performing their own brand of wit and zaniness (they will not be contestants). If you wish to sing, tell jokes, dance, do a monologue, magic, your own improv scenes, etc., this is the stage for you. Special note: Watch for our new monthly TV series on Comcast Channel 19, Yes and...Improv On The Covered Bridge featuring Graffiti On The Fourth Wall and Kidz On The Bridge comedy improv troupes, sponsored by the Tinley Park-Park District....more info


World's Greatest Mom Essay Contest - 3/31/2015
Tell us in fifty words or less why your mom is the greatest mom in the world. Two winners will be selected from each division: Grades 1 and 2; Grades 3 and 4; Grades 5 and 6. First prize is a gift certificate for breakfast and a beautiful corsage for mom. Second place winners will receive a beautiful corsage for their mother. Entry forms will be available at the Park District office on March 31. Entries must be submitted by April 21. Winners will be notified by May 1....more info


Easter Hoppenings - 4/2/2015
Hop on down to decorate Easter baskets, color eggs, play Bunny Bingo for valuable prizes, and enjoy an eggstra special Easter snack! All children registered in Class A must be accompanied by an adult. Each child is asked to bring at least six hard-boiled eggs. Children age 2-3 meet from 11-11:45 a.m., age 3-5 meet from 4:30-5:15 p.m., and age 6-10 meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m....more info


Grandparents Day Tea Party - 4/7/2015
This spring break, come enjoy the day with grandma and grandpa. We will be serving traditional tea food like finger sandwiches, salads, plus some more kid-friendly options and scrumptious desserts. In addition we will do crafts, take pictures, learn about family history, and hang out! Registration deadline is March 30....more info


Pajama Party - 4/9/2015
Age 6-10. $17 Resident / $23 Non-resident. It’s just like a sleepover, without the sleeping over. Wear your PJ’s, bring your sleeping bag and settle in for some slumber party fun. Activities will include crafts, painting nails, games, dancing and karaoke. Pizza and refreshments will be served....more info


Despicable Me (PG) - 4/10/2015
$1 admission. All ages. This Spring Break, bring the family out for a movie night at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center! For only $1 per person, you get to see Despicable Me on the big screen, and an activity bag to interact with the movie! Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please no outside food and beverages. Box office opens 45 minutes before show....more info


Adult Theater - "Monsieur Monet - Impressions of a Water Lilly" - 4/18/2015
The reflective story of the magnificent art, impressionistic age and enduring hardships of Oscar-Claude Monet…and the painter’s greatest love outside his art, Camille Doncieux. Set in France during the last two centuries, our play takes us to Paris, Le Havre and Giverny, where Monet co-founded the French Impressionist movement. This will be a multimedia event incorporating theatre, music and, of course, art. Please join us in this world premiere and help create a truly enchanting moment for our audiences. Become a member of our cast and theater company, giving your talents a unique opportunity. If you’re new to the stage, let us help you develop your talents into the skills you’ll need for the best of classic and contemporary theater. Please note: there is no program fee for the actors....more info


Adult Theater - "Monsieur Monet - Impressions of a Water Lilly" - 4/19/2015
The reflective story of the magnificent art, impressionistic age and enduring hardships of Oscar-Claude Monet…and the painter’s greatest love outside his art, Camille Doncieux. Set in France during the last two centuries, our play takes us to Paris, Le Havre and Giverny, where Monet co-founded the French Impressionist movement. This will be a multimedia event incorporating theatre, music and, of course, art. Please join us in this world premiere and help create a truly enchanting moment for our audiences. Become a member of our cast and theater company, giving your talents a unique opportunity. If you’re new to the stage, let us help you develop your talents into the skills you’ll need for the best of classic and contemporary theater. Please note: there is no program fee for the actors....more info


Adult Theater - "Monsieur Monet - Impressions of a Water Lilly" - 4/25/2015
The reflective story of the magnificent art, impressionistic age and enduring hardships of Oscar-Claude Monet…and the painter’s greatest love outside his art, Camille Doncieux. Set in France during the last two centuries, our play takes us to Paris, Le Havre and Giverny, where Monet co-founded the French Impressionist movement. This will be a multimedia event incorporating theatre, music and, of course, art. Please join us in this world premiere and help create a truly enchanting moment for our audiences. Become a member of our cast and theater company, giving your talents a unique opportunity. If you’re new to the stage, let us help you develop your talents into the skills you’ll need for the best of classic and contemporary theater. Please note: there is no program fee for the actors....more info


Adult Theater - "Monsieur Monet - Impressions of a Water Lilly" - 4/26/2015
The reflective story of the magnificent art, impressionistic age and enduring hardships of Oscar-Claude Monet…and the painter’s greatest love outside his art, Camille Doncieux. Set in France during the last two centuries, our play takes us to Paris, Le Havre and Giverny, where Monet co-founded the French Impressionist movement. This will be a multimedia event incorporating theatre, music and, of course, art. Please join us in this world premiere and help create a truly enchanting moment for our audiences. Become a member of our cast and theater company, giving your talents a unique opportunity. If you’re new to the stage, let us help you develop your talents into the skills you’ll need for the best of classic and contemporary theater. Please note: there is no program fee for the actors....more info


Mother/Son Country-Western Date Night - 5/8/2015
$16 Resident / $21 Non-resident (per person). Yee-ha! Roundup your favorite little cowboy and join us for some ‘ rootin ‘tootin western fun! Dress up in your favorite western gear and mosey on over to the Recreation Center for an evening of dancing and games. Grab some chow and wet your whistle at our chuck wagon (refreshment table). Games and gifts for all! No tickets will be sold at the door....more info


Children's Theater - "We The People" - 5/15/2015
“How can you say a few words about America?” So begins this patriotic tableau as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Just what does America mean to them? One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized from the Preamble, they show in both dramatic and comedic ways, not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. This Norman Rockwellesque patchwork quilt offers slices of life in our America and will be a salute to the children performing in it. This production will be cast with children 7-12; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 40 children who are put on the audition list. Others will be placed on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Teen Theater - "The Phantom of the Opera" - 5/15/2015
In this classic horror story, Christine Daač, an opera singer at the Paris Opera House, attracts the attention of the Phantom of the Opera, who falls madly in love with her. The Phantom is a violent, mad, musical genius who secretly lurks about in the hidden catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. The Phantom, who must hide his disfigured face behind a mask, kidnaps Christine and takes her to his lair in the Opera’s cellars. There, he reveals his true identity to Christine and attempts to force her to marry him by threatening to blow up the opera house, killing all those within including Christine’s true love, Raoul. The suspense never ends in this masterful, spellbinding tale of obsession. A tour de force! This production will be cast with children 13-18; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 30 teens who are put on the audition list. Others will be places on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Giant Garage Sale - "Second Hand Treasures" - 5/16/2015
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Get the family together to do a little spring cleaning, get rid of those white elephants taking up room and gathering dust and sell those difficult-to-part- “treasures” at the Annual Second Hand Treasures Garage Sale. It will take place in the White Water Canyon Parking lot. Exhibits are open to the public at no charge. If you would like to be an exhibitor, register early. The Park District provides advertising and a selling space. Call the Park District for price and availability of spaces....more info


Children's Theater - "We The People" - 5/16/2015
“How can you say a few words about America?” So begins this patriotic tableau as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Just what does America mean to them? One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized from the Preamble, they show in both dramatic and comedic ways, not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. This Norman Rockwellesque patchwork quilt offers slices of life in our America and will be a salute to the children performing in it. This production will be cast with children 7-12; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 40 children who are put on the audition list. Others will be placed on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Teen Theater - "The Phantom of the Opera" - 5/16/2015
In this classic horror story, Christine Daač, an opera singer at the Paris Opera House, attracts the attention of the Phantom of the Opera, who falls madly in love with her. The Phantom is a violent, mad, musical genius who secretly lurks about in the hidden catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. The Phantom, who must hide his disfigured face behind a mask, kidnaps Christine and takes her to his lair in the Opera’s cellars. There, he reveals his true identity to Christine and attempts to force her to marry him by threatening to blow up the opera house, killing all those within including Christine’s true love, Raoul. The suspense never ends in this masterful, spellbinding tale of obsession. A tour de force! This production will be cast with children 13-18; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 30 teens who are put on the audition list. Others will be places on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Children's Theater - "We The People" - 5/17/2015
“How can you say a few words about America?” So begins this patriotic tableau as a committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. Just what does America mean to them? One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized from the Preamble, they show in both dramatic and comedic ways, not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future. This Norman Rockwellesque patchwork quilt offers slices of life in our America and will be a salute to the children performing in it. This production will be cast with children 7-12; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 40 children who are put on the audition list. Others will be placed on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Teen Theater - "The Phantom of the Opera" - 5/17/2015
In this classic horror story, Christine Daač, an opera singer at the Paris Opera House, attracts the attention of the Phantom of the Opera, who falls madly in love with her. The Phantom is a violent, mad, musical genius who secretly lurks about in the hidden catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. The Phantom, who must hide his disfigured face behind a mask, kidnaps Christine and takes her to his lair in the Opera’s cellars. There, he reveals his true identity to Christine and attempts to force her to marry him by threatening to blow up the opera house, killing all those within including Christine’s true love, Raoul. The suspense never ends in this masterful, spellbinding tale of obsession. A tour de force! This production will be cast with children 13-18; no previous acting experience necessary. Note: Due to the popularity of our plays, we can only guarantee roles for the first 30 teens who are put on the audition list. Others will be places on a standby list, in order. Please call (708) 342-4212 to be placed on the audition list....more info


Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Show - 5/30/2015
$8 admission. Age 13-adult (recommended). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Covered Bridge Productions presents Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupe to the adults and teens in our community. G4W, now in its 19th year, is a professional improv company with over 800 performances under its belly-laughable belt. You’ll enjoy these comedic actors satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. Every month will feature an all new comedy revue and, of course, improvisations from your suggestions. All material is family friendly....more info


2015 Day Camp Begins! - 6/8/2015
Is your child ready for a summer of fun at Day Camp! Camps are available for tots (age 3 to kindergarten) and for kids in 1st through 6th grade. Teen Camp is also available for kids in 7th through 10th grade....more info


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PLEASE NOTE: The Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center and Tinley Fitness will be OPEN on Dec. 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be CLOSED Dec. 25.

Name the new Dog Park!
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12/23/14: Winter/Spring Brochure Mailing
4:30-6:00 PM

Recreation Center (8125 W. 171st St)

1/6/15: Resident Online Registration
2015 Winter/Spring Classes

www.tinleyparkdistrict.org

1/13/15: Resident In Person Registration
2015 Winter/Spring Classes

Recreation Center (8125 W. 171st St)

1/19/15: Picnic Permits On Sale
9:00 AM

Recreation Center (8125 W. 171st St)

Tinley Park Community Theater's "Sweet Obsession" a Personal Tribute to Writer's Mother
Sweetness comes in many forms, and for "Sweet Obsession", the Tinley Park Community Theater's upcoming play, it can be both delectable and bittersweet at the same time. READ MORE

Park District to Hold Community Meeting for New Dog Park
While construction of the Tinley Park-Park District's new off-leash dog park has been underway for a few months, the Park District is now planning to host a meeting to update residents on the progress and discuss rules, regulations, and procedures that will be implemented once the park opens in the spring of 2015. READ MORE

December 17, 2014 - PHOTOS
Rudolph Dash
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October 8, 2014 - PHOTOS
Dog's "Howl-o-ween" Day in the Park
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August 12, 2014 - PHOTOS
Michael J. Sutter Playground Dedication
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