Our preschool programs are designed for children up to age six. Many classes include moms/dads while other classes offer independent activities. Offerings include physical activities, culinary experiences, language and creative opportunities. If there is a class or program that you would like to see offered at the Tinley Park-Park District, please let us know.
Youth activities and programs are designed for children age 5 – 12. Activities range from swim lessons to music lessons and include both creative and physical programs. If you’d like to see the Tinley Park-Park District offer a specific program, please let us know.
Our Pit Stop Teen Center is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. The Pit Stop is open on Tuesdays from 3:30-8:00 pm, and Fridays from 3:30-9:00 pm. Teens can play pool, air hockey, foos ball, Playstation 2, Nintendo 64, and much more! Movie night is held on the first and third Friday of the month. Recreation Center pass or daily admission is required. In addition, special programs designed for children age 12 and up include trips, exercise classes, and special events.
A variety of classes and activities are offered year round for adults age 18 and up. Programs include craft classes, educational workshops, yoga, Pilates, special interest, dance, music lessons and much more. The Tinley Park-Park District attempts to offer something for everyone, but if there is a particular program or activity that we don’t offer, let us know! We’ll try to include it.
The Tinley Park-Park District offers a diversified recreational program for mature adults, age 60 and over. Members of our Senior Center are invited to participate in many interesting activities. Some of these activities include: bingo, playing cards, luncheons, workshops and special events. Participants at the Drop-In should be self-maintained, as no medical services are available on site. For the enjoyment of mature adults, the Drop-In Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except legal holidays). Whether meeting new friends, playing cards, talking over the good old times or participating in many interesting and fun-filled activities, all “Mature Adults” are encouraged to join in. In addition to our Senior Drop-In Center, there are many activities listed in our Adults, Crafts, Health and Fitness, Special Events, Trips, Vogt Visual Arts Center and Workshops sections that may also be of interest to our “Mature Adults”.
The Drop-In Center program has a membership fee that enables members to participate in activities. The membership fee is $10 per year for in-district participants or $15 per year for out-of-district participants. The membership runs from March 1 to February 28, and the fee is due annually in March. “Mature Adults”, upon showing verification of age 60 or over, will pay one-half the normal fee on regular Park District programs. This discount does not apply to special events, contractual programs, workshops, trips, or out-of-district participants.
Health & Fitness
Most health and fitness classes are designed for adults; however, many classes are open to youths age 12 and up. Classes include yoga, cardio salsa, Pilates, Tai Chi, Boot Camp, and much more. Health & fitness classes are a great way to stay in shape and have fun working out. Convenient day time and evening schedules are available.
Our athletics department offers activities and sports leagues for youth and adults. Sports camps and clinics are also offered for boys and girls starting in third grade, while the Little Dunkers and Junior Jammers programs are offered for children age four and up. Adult leagues include basketball, volleyball, and softball. The Park District also hosts two 5K runs each year – the Stars & Stripes 5K on July 4, and the Tinley Turkey Trot held in mid-November. Grab your friends and join in the fun!
The members of Arts Alive! propose to encourage, promote, teach and perform the fine arts in Tinley Park and surrounding communities. The intent of the program is to assist the development of talent in children and adults through participation in, and attendance at events and educational activities. Three criteria have been established for the Arts Alive! activities: Outreach, Education and Performance. All activities shall be evaluated on their ability to involve new participants, educate those involved and to whatever extent possible, offer a public performance or showing of the resulting arts. We delight in the arts; they are the essence of our heritage. All residents of the south suburbs are invited to come and enjoy the arts with us. Please browse through our program brochure to see the wide variety of programs and activities offered.
Vogt Visual Arts Center
The award-winning Vogt Visual Arts Center (VVAC) is located at 17420 S. 67 th Court in Tinley Park. It is a place for all residents of the south suburbs to enjoy beautiful surroundings and activities geared to the celebration of the imagination. It extends a chance for all ages, all levels of proficiency and interest to come together and enjoy a variety of classes and workshops. It also provides gallery space for students and local artists as well as studio space for VVAC members. The VVAC is housed in the historic Vogt home. Its original owner, Henry Vogt, was the first mayor of Tinley Park.
All residents of the south suburbs are invited to visit the VVAC. You reach the VVAC directly at 708/614-6503.
The Tinley Park-Park District offers a variety of trips in each program brochure. Trips include half-day, full-day and extended trips to a variety of locations. Trips are generally geared toward adults, but family outings are also offered.
Tot Time Preschool Program
A warm nurturing atmosphere is the key to the success of the Tot Time Program. Our goal is for your child to develop independence and a positive self-concept. Children participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities including creative art experiences, singing and rhythm activities, stories, finger plays, role playing and body movement, free play, and activities related to everyday math and science discovery. This program is continuous beginning in September and ending in May.
Three-year-old classes have a maximum of 20 children and four-year-old classes have a maximum of 25 children.
A child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1st each year. All children must be toilet trained and able to take care of their own bathroom needs.Additional information about the program is available by calling 708/342-4200 and speaking to Mary Walsh.