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Upcoming Events

Board Meeting - 10/1/2014
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Ghostly Golf - 10/3/2014
$7 per person. It's going to be one spooky night! Join us for a game of night time golf at the Tinley Junction Miniature Golf Course. We'll have it decorated for the season and each child will receive a mini pumpkin after playing a game of mini golf! You may even wear your Halloween costume if you'd like. No need to register - just show up for the fun!...more info


Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Show - 10/4/2014
$8 Admission. Age 13-Adult (recommended). Covered Bridge Productions presents Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupe to the adults and teens in the community. G4W, now in its 18th year, is a professional improv company with over 800 performances under it's belly-laughable belt. You'll enjoy these comedic actors' satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and, well, just funny material. Each month will feature an all-new comedy revue, and of course, improvisations from audience suggestions. All material is family friendly....more info


Dog's Howl-o-ween Day in the Park - 10/5/2014
Free event. Pamper your pooch with a day of fun and games just for dogs! Come on out during this fun-filled event and participate in canine contests, dog obedience demos, costume contests, exciting animal activities, contests, adoption info, and more. Various agencies and vendors will be showcased to help you learn about the best buys and care for your pooch. Bring your best friend and experience a day of fun for the whole family! All dogs must be tagged and leashed during the entire event. No registration necessary....more info


Fall Arts and Craft Fair - 10/11/2014
Free to shop. $25 per space and 6-ft table; $15 per space without table. Welcome the fall season with lovely new crafts for your home. The fair will highlight 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. PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL ITEMS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SHOW. Registration ends on September 20 or when filled....more info


Board Meeting - 10/15/2014
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Community Theater: "Sweet Obsession" - 10/18/2014
Tickets: $12 each. Age 13-Adult (recommended). Join us for this story looking at the relationships, problems, highs, and lows in a family with a diabetic mother who is in denial about her illness. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of tears: it hits home with everyone that has to deal with a loved one with a chronic illness....more info


Community Theater: "Sweet Obsession" - 10/19/2014
Tickets: $12 each. Age 13-Adult (recommended). Join us for this story looking at the relationships, problems, highs, and lows in a family with a diabetic mother who is in denial about her illness. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of tears: it hits home with everyone that has to deal with a loved one with a chronic illness....more info


A Boo-tiful Time with Mom/Dad - 10/22/2014
Program #: 311751A. $12 Resident / $16 Non-resident. Age 2-3 (with parent). Enjoy this totally unscary event with mom or dad. Crafts, games, treats, and special Halloween stories will be enjoyed by all. No costumes please. An adult must accompany all children....more info


A Hauntingly Good Time - 10/22/2014
Program #: 311733A (age 3.5-5, 4:15-5:30 p.m.) / 311733B (age 6-10, 5:45-7:00 p.m.). $14 Resident / $19 Non-resident. Join us for crafts, treats, and games in celebration of Halloween. It promises to be a hauntingly good time! No costumes please....more info


Pumpkin Creations - 10/23/2014
Program #: 311754A. $15 Resident / $20 Non-resident. Age 5-12. Let's decorate pumpkins together! Use your imaginative talents to create a special pumpkin of your very own. Treats and surprises for all. Pumpkins and materials included int he fee. Please bring your own pumpkin carving knife to class....more info


Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (Rated R) - 10/24/2014
$1 per person. Age 17 and older (or with an adult). Get ready for Halloween with one of the most terrifying films of all time, now showing again on the big screen. Countlessly imitated but never equaled, Psycho's tale of a strange young man and his possessive mother features the now-famous shower scene, the sinister Bates Motel, and the creepy house that overlooks it. This move is rated R, and minors under 17 must be accompanied by someone over 18 years of age. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the main desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, or at the theater box office 30 minutes before showtime....more info


Haunted Halloween Happenings Open House - 10/25/2014
Free admission. Age 12 and under. Be prepared this year for another haunted Halloween event at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center! Join us for ghoulish games, ghostly stories, frightening face painting, spooktacular crafts, LIVE creepy crawly critters, and our scare Haunted House. Each participant receives a FREE Halloween bag, taffy apple, and prizes. Registration is not necessary, just come for the fun! Costumes are optional. Beware! You're in for a frightfully fun time! Thanks to the amazingly talented volunteers from Andrew High School for helping with this event!...more info


Community Theater: "Sweet Obsession" - 10/25/2014
Tickets: $12 each. Age 13-Adult (recommended). Join us for this story looking at the relationships, problems, highs, and lows in a family with a diabetic mother who is in denial about her illness. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of tears: it hits home with everyone that has to deal with a loved one with a chronic illness....more info


Community Theater: "Sweet Obsession" - 10/26/2014
Tickets: $12 each. Age 13-Adult (recommended). Join us for this story looking at the relationships, problems, highs, and lows in a family with a diabetic mother who is in denial about her illness. There are a lot of laughs and a lot of tears: it hits home with everyone that has to deal with a loved one with a chronic illness....more info


Santa's Mailbox - 11/1/2014
Due to the large volume of Christmas mail last year, the Tinley Park-Park District has been asked to help with the mail delivery to the North Pole. Children who would like to write to Santa and receive a personal letter from him should drop off their letters at "Santa's Mailbox". It will be located in the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center during office hours from November 1 through December 1. Children age 3-12 only please. Don't forget to include your address for Santa! Because Santa will be busy packing his sleigh for Christmas night, he will only be able to answer letters received on or before December 1. Free!...more info


Calls from Santa - 11/1/2014
Ho! Ho! Ho! The Park District has made special arrangements for children age 4-10 to receive a call from Santa Claus. Calls will be made from December 5-19 between 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Santa's convenience. Participants must register at the Park District office between November 1 and December 1 by completing one of Santa's special calling forms. If there is more than one child in a family who wishes a call from Santa, he will make one phone call and talk to each child. He will not make several calls....more info


Board Meeting - 11/5/2014
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Comedy Improv and Open Mic Night - 11/8/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. Join us in our theater and prepare to have fun, laugh until you drop, and share your own talents at our Comedy Improv and Open Mic Night. Both Kidz on the Bridge and Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupes will perform, then we'll open the stage up to anyone wishing to sing, tell jokes, dance, do a monologue, magic, their own improv scenes, etc. Please contact us at (708) 342-4200 to be placed on the Open Mic performers list and get your free ticket. Only those performing will be admitted free of charge....more info


Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk - 11/9/2014
All ages (see race registration form or brochure for age categories). $17 without shirt or $20 with race t-shirt (pre-registration) / $30 on race day. 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 tech shirts will be awarded to the first 550 registered participants. Pre-registration closes October 31 at 3:00 p.m. Registration and pre-registration pick-up will open again at 7:00 a.m. on race day at Vogt Woods....more info


Smile with Santa - 11/15/2014
$15 per picture package / $12 for a CD of photos / $7 for each 5x7 on Nov. 15. Don't miss this chance to visit with Santa and have your picture taken with him. The photo package consists of one 5x7, two 3x5, and eight wallet photos for $15. The packages will be mailed to your home by December 8. There will also be a special offer of one 5x7 picture for $7. These pictures will be available within 15 minutes after the picture is taken on November 15. No registration needed. Please bring exact dollar amount. Fee must be paid on November 15 before pictures are taken....more info


Board Meeting - 11/19/2014
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Princess Party - 11/21/2014
Program #: 311029A. $16 Resident / $20 Non-resident. Age 3-5. Calling all of our favorite princesses back for another royal event. Come dressed in your favorite princess outfit to enjoy a day of magical fun with fairytales, a craft, and tons of princess activities. A snack will be provided....more info


Thanksgiving Centerpiece Fun - 11/22/2014
Program #: 311011A. $34 Resident / $45 Non-resident. Age 3-12 (with adult). This event is meant to be a special family outing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy designing and decorating a special centerpiece for your home. We will provide everything you need along with a special holiday snack and beverage. One centerpiece per group....more info


Board Meeting - 12/3/2014
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


The Polar Express Storytime Train* - 12/7/2014
Program #: 311756A (11:28 a.m.) / 311756B (1:28 p.m.) / 311756C (3:28 p.m.) - trains depart promptly at given time. $12 Resident (per person) / $16 Non-resident (per person). All aboard! The Polar Express Storytime Train will leave the Tinley Park train station on December 7 for a trip to the North Pole (Joliet train station) to visit with Santa. Take this exciting train ride, based on the book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. A storyteller will be on the train to narrate this story while children and thier parents enjoy Christmas cookies. When we reach the North Pole, we will find Santa Claus and bring him back to Tinley Park with us on the train. A parent or guardian must accompany all children. Children age 9 months or younger do not need a ticket. Tickets sell out quickly, so register early! *Online registration is not available for this program....more info


Rudolph Dash - 12/12/2014
Program #: 306639A (age 3-5) / 306639B (age 6-8). $15 Resident / $20 Non-resident. Ages 3-8. Santa's reindeer are busy getting ready for the big night. Join us as we have some fun getting in shape too! We will warm up with fun fitness activities, then head to the indoor track for our dash! Kids will run twice around the track and a special visitor will meet them at the finish line. Once everyone has had a chance to partake in the activities, Rudolph will lead everyone to visit with Santa where they will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and crafts! Parents do not need to stay for activities, but are invited to join us at 6:15 p.m. to take pictures with Santa....more info


Children's Theater:"The Little Mermaid" and "The Light in the Library" - 12/12/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. This season, we have two short plays for our Children's Theater. These productions will be cast with children age 7-12. Both plays are produced together as one production. THE LITTLE MERMAID: This beautiful adaptation skips the well-known happy ending to tell the fairy tale as Hans Christian Andersen originally wrote it. Having fallen in love with the prince she saved from drowning, the Little Mermaid makes a deal with the sea-witch to give up her voice in exchange for human legs. If the Little Mermaid speaks while she's on land, the spell will be broken and her legs will quickly turn back into fins. What will she do when she meets the prince? THE LIGHT IN THE LIBRARY: Talk about literature coming to life! Two students suspect something is going on in the library at night, so they hide after it closes and discover that it's haunted by a silent ghost who helps them bring fictional characters to life: Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island, Humpty Dumpty, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Romeo, and more! Then- shiver me timbers! - Long John Silver is inadvertently brought to life and things go WAY WRONG. All that's necessary for a happy ending is courage, ingenuity...and ONE more character brought to life. Who will that be?...more info


Teen Theater: "Edgar Allen Poe: TELL-TALE" - 12/12/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. Winner of the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition, TELL-TALE is based on the life and death of Edgar Allen Poe. It is Poe's last confession, in which the famous author is forced to look at his life, his mistakes, his outrageous behaviors, and, in the end, he seeks peach and finds it by way of the only method he had in life - telling a story. Poe casts himself as the dashing, tragic hero, but as the play progresses, his own memories slip from his control, turning on him and forcing him to face his life as it was, and not how he wishes it had been. TELL-TALE has a fluidity that keeps the audience completely engaged. This production will be case with children age 13-18....more info


Breakfast with Santa* - 12/13/2014
Program #: 311757A. Free (under 12 months) / $14 Resident, $19 Non-resident (under 4 years, per person) / $16 Resident, $21 Non-resident (per person). The Tinley Park-Park District has made special arrangements with Santa to join the children for a hot, catered breakfast and a morning filled with holiday excitement. Rudolph has to get Santa back to the North Pole in time to pack his slegh, so hurry and register today! *Online registration is not available for this program....more info


Lunch with Santa* - 12/13/2014
Program #: 311757A. Free (under 12 months) / $14 Resident, $19 Non-resident (under 4 years, per person) / $16 Resident, $21 Non-resident (per person). Santa will take a break from his busy schedule to join children and their parents for a buffet lunch. The boys and girls will have the opportunity to tell Santa their secret Christmas wishes. *Online registration is not available for this program....more info


Children's Theater:"The Little Mermaid" and "The Light in the Library" - 12/13/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. This season, we have two short plays for our Children's Theater. These productions will be cast with children age 7-12. Both plays are produced together as one production. THE LITTLE MERMAID: This beautiful adaptation skips the well-known happy ending to tell the fairy tale as Hans Christian Andersen originally wrote it. Having fallen in love with the prince she saved from drowning, the Little Mermaid makes a deal with the sea-witch to give up her voice in exchange for human legs. If the Little Mermaid speaks while she's on land, the spell will be broken and her legs will quickly turn back into fins. What will she do when she meets the prince? THE LIGHT IN THE LIBRARY: Talk about literature coming to life! Two students suspect something is going on in the library at night, so they hide after it closes and discover that it's haunted by a silent ghost who helps them bring fictional characters to life: Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island, Humpty Dumpty, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Romeo, and more! Then- shiver me timbers! - Long John Silver is inadvertently brought to life and things go WAY WRONG. All that's necessary for a happy ending is courage, ingenuity...and ONE more character brought to life. Who will that be?...more info


Teen Theater: "Edgar Allen Poe: TELL-TALE" - 12/13/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. Winner of the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition, TELL-TALE is based on the life and death of Edgar Allen Poe. It is Poe's last confession, in which the famous author is forced to look at his life, his mistakes, his outrageous behaviors, and, in the end, he seeks peach and finds it by way of the only method he had in life - telling a story. Poe casts himself as the dashing, tragic hero, but as the play progresses, his own memories slip from his control, turning on him and forcing him to face his life as it was, and not how he wishes it had been. TELL-TALE has a fluidity that keeps the audience completely engaged. This production will be case with children age 13-18....more info


Children's Theater:"The Little Mermaid" and "The Light in the Library" - 12/14/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. This season, we have two short plays for our Children's Theater. These productions will be cast with children age 7-12. Both plays are produced together as one production. THE LITTLE MERMAID: This beautiful adaptation skips the well-known happy ending to tell the fairy tale as Hans Christian Andersen originally wrote it. Having fallen in love with the prince she saved from drowning, the Little Mermaid makes a deal with the sea-witch to give up her voice in exchange for human legs. If the Little Mermaid speaks while she's on land, the spell will be broken and her legs will quickly turn back into fins. What will she do when she meets the prince? THE LIGHT IN THE LIBRARY: Talk about literature coming to life! Two students suspect something is going on in the library at night, so they hide after it closes and discover that it's haunted by a silent ghost who helps them bring fictional characters to life: Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island, Humpty Dumpty, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Romeo, and more! Then- shiver me timbers! - Long John Silver is inadvertently brought to life and things go WAY WRONG. All that's necessary for a happy ending is courage, ingenuity...and ONE more character brought to life. Who will that be?...more info


Teen Theater: "Edgar Allen Poe: TELL-TALE" - 12/14/2014
$8 Admission. All ages show. Winner of the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition, TELL-TALE is based on the life and death of Edgar Allen Poe. It is Poe's last confession, in which the famous author is forced to look at his life, his mistakes, his outrageous behaviors, and, in the end, he seeks peach and finds it by way of the only method he had in life - telling a story. Poe casts himself as the dashing, tragic hero, but as the play progresses, his own memories slip from his control, turning on him and forcing him to face his life as it was, and not how he wishes it had been. TELL-TALE has a fluidity that keeps the audience completely engaged. This production will be case with children age 13-18....more info


Board Meeting - 12/17/2014
The Board of Commissioners holds regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The public is always welcome....more info


Santa's Workshop - 12/18/2014
Program #: 311030A. $12 Resident / $16 Non-resident. Age 6-12. Christmas is a busy time of the year for Santa's elves. Why don't we help them by making our own Christmas stockings and ornaments to decorate our homes? Join us in a festive afternoon of crafts, popcorn, and juice while singing along to our favorite holiday music....more info


"Elf" (Rated PG) - 12/19/2014
$1 per person. All ages. Buddy the Elf is in Tinley Park to spread Christmas cheer! Bring the family and join Buddy on his adventure from Santa's Workshop, through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and through the Lincoln Tunnel to find his dad in New York City. This movie will be shown on the big screen at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center. Activity packets will be available for purchase at a cost of $1, and include fun play along activities and snacks....more info


Amazing Gingerbread Houses - 12/20/2014
Program #: 311027A. $34 Resident / $45 Non-resident. Age 3-12 (with adult). This event is meant to be a special family night to celebrate the holiday. Take the time out of your busy schedule to enjoy designing and decorating a special gingerbread house together. We will provide everything you need along with a special holiday snack and beverage....more info


Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Show - 12/20/2014
$8 Admission. Age 13-Adult (recommended). Covered Bridge Productions presents Graffiti on the Fourth Wall Comedy Improv Troupe to the adults and teens in the community. G4W, now in its 18th year, is a professional improv company with over 800 performances under it's belly-laughable belt. You'll enjoy these comedic actors' satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and, well, just funny material. Each month will feature an all-new comedy revue, and of course, improvisations from audience suggestions. All material is family friendly....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


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


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


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CLICK HERE to download 2014 Turkey Trot Race Registration form.

CLICK HERE for upcoming event descriptions.

10/3/14: Ghostly Golf
6:00-8:30 PM

Tinley Junction (16801 S. 80th Ave)

10/5/14: Dog's Howl-o-ween Day in the Park
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Centennial Park (7220 W. 167th St)

10/11/14: Fall Arts and Craft Fair
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Recreation Center (8125 W. 171st St)

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

Tinley Park-Park District Board of Commissioners Approves Playground Dedication
The Tinley Park-Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of naming the new playground at Community Park after Staff Sergeant Michael J. Sutter at their August 6 board meeting. READ MORE

August 12, 2014 - PHOTOS
Michael J. Sutter Playground Dedication
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July 4, 2014 - PHOTOS
Fourth of July Celebration 2014
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July 4, 2014 - PHOTOS
Stars and Stripes 5K
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July 3, 2014 - VIDEO
"We're Happy Too" Music Video
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