Park District of Forest Park
Forest Park is home to several “tot- lots” and a large Park District. The Park District of Forest Park has an Aquatic Center which boasts two large water slides, a volleyball court and a child safe water sport area. The Park District has been the site for the Midwest’s annual “No Gloves Nationals” for many years consecutively and is consistently chosen because of the wonderfully maintained fields for play. Recently the park added a rink for “in-line” skaters and a state of the art Soccer field.
The Park District also maintain the following “pocket parks”:
Lathrop North of Roosevelt
Remembrance Park: Randolph & Circle
Popelka Park: Thomas & Adams
Reiger Park: Circle & 16th
For information on Park District events, please visit us here.
Forest Park Youth Soccer Association:
Forest Park Youth Soccer Assn. offers Spring and Fall leagues comprised of 8 weeks of games. The youth leagues are coed for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. We utilize the Park District of Forest Park state of the art soccer field for practices and games.
For more information on Forest Park Youth Soccer, please visit www.fpysa.org
Forest Park Baseball and Softball: Forest Park children can participate in either River Forest or Oak Park Youth Baseball and Softball. Click the links below for more information.
The Forest Park Dog Park
Located at the south east corner of Circle and Lehmer, Forest Park is home to one of the first dog parks in the western suburbs. Volunteers and staff keep the area clean and attractive making it an inviting park for you and your K-9 partner. Everyone is welcome however a license is required. Please review the park’s regulations in the following document and obtain a license at Village Hall. The license application is also provided below for your convenience.
In the early 2000s, the Village took ownership of several acres of undeveloped land in the front and the rear of The Altenheim, a senior living facility located at 7824 Madison Str. The front parcel is a picnic grove dedicated to Village functions such as Groov’n in the Grove summer concert series and Rib Fest; a one day BBQ Rib competition. The rear remains undeveloped. Community leaders and residents have had much discussion over its future use. An ad hoc committee was formed to investigate a proposed Cultural Park and a grant application was awarded through the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program. The Cultural Park proposal can be found here and the NPS-RTCAP report can be found here.
The Village of Forest Park has a “tot-lot” located in the following areas:
Veterans Park: Circle & Lehmer
The Forest Park Recreation Board acts to ensure the park’s recreational equipment is regularly inspected and maintained. This board meets in the lower level of village hall the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.