Orland Park Nutrition Site 15350 Oak Park Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 This smoothie and coffee spot is located inside the Bremen Senior Center. After an appointment or workout, seniors…More can enjoy a nice snack and drink. Bremen Senior center is located on Oak Park Avenue and is set back from the road.
Forest Trails Condominiums 15100 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest, IL60452 Home to some of the most luxurious condominiums Oak Forest has to offer, Forest Trails Condominiums has a number of…More buildings featuring large outdoor areas to complement the lavish indoor living space. Located off of Oak Park Avenue and 151st Street, they are conveniently located in central Oak Forest. Visit their website for floor plans, condominium information, and pricing.
Benches surround the full playground, complete with swings, slides and educational features, like a sign language section, where children can learn the alphabet in sign language.
A small field touches the edge of the playground, for additional space in this neighborhood park.
Gene Leonard Park 14900 Laramie Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 With a soccer field, paved walking path, playground and quarter-mile track surrounding its 3.3 acres, Gene Leonard Park…More is one of Oak Forest's larger neighborhood parks.Located near G. Kerkstra Elementary School at the intersection of 149th Street and Laramie Avenue, the park is home field to Oak Forest Park District soccer teams. Asphalt paths, a regulation quarter-mile track, plenty of space and seating contribute to the park's open, laid-back atmosphere. The park is flat, with walkways surrounding the grassy areas and bleachers along the soccer field, for convenient viewing.
The Oak Forest Park District provides approximately 28,000 residents with access to more than 200 acres of park…More facilities, youth and adult programs -- and unlimited fun.
The Central Avenue park building houses the administrative body that manages the district's parks and programs. The facility, with an attached health and fitness center that Oak Forest residents can join, is located across the way from the Acorn Public Library. Programs available here include FunTime preschool classes, gymnastics and dance classes, yoga and open gym.
The park district also hosts special events, including teen dances, holiday-themed parties, family festivals, game days and camps. Use of park district facilities and resources is dependent upon the program and residency status.
The Board of Commissioners is led by President James Emmett and meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, at 7:30 pm in the boardroom at the main building. Visit the Oak Forest Park District website for more information.
Convent Park 14800 Menard Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 This 5.5-acre park is located behind Jack Hille Middle School, at 149th Street and Menard Avenue. With four baseball…More diamonds, dug-outs and a concession stand called the Fan Deck, the Oak Forest Baseball Association calls the fields at Convent Park home. In addition to baseball fields, the park boasts space for two flag football fields between the diamonds. Just down the field from the baseball diamonds, visitors can enjoy a playground, benches and a picnic area adjacent the concession area.
Harriet Park 16000 Forest Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 The neighborhood park at the corner of 160th Street and Forest Avenue includes a full playground with swings, monkey…More bars and slides. Benches line the perimeter of the play area, with a volleyball lot on the back half of the property. The park includes lighting, and a newly paved area for various uses by residents.
The 13-acre park at Victoria Drive and Ridgeland Avenue was named in honor of former mayor James W. Jesk, Sr., who…More was in office at the time of the park's inception.
Park features include a full playground with tot lot, a picnic area, two tennis courts and two softball fields. One of the larger parks in Oak Forest, a flag football field can fit between the softball fields. Inline skaters also have a designated area within the park, making it one of three parks in the region with this feature.
Lagoon Park 5500 Leslie Ln, Oak Forest, IL60452 Set on 3.5 acres, there is no playground equipment at Lagoon Park, but there are more than a few ducks. Located at…More Central Avenue and Leslie Lane, the park's pond allows fishing, but only catch-and-release. Benches and sweeping weeping willows create a picturesque setting.
Heritage Park 5400 149th St, Oak Forest, IL60452 Heritage Park's softball diamond and playground might be overshadowed by the park's unique feature—an antique…More cannon on display. Also known as "Cannon Park," the 2.75-acre park is located at 149th Street and Long Avenue. Visitors can hop on swings, shoot down slides and climb their way to the top of the playground, all while parents look on from benches surrounding the play area. The play area is slightly elevated and enclosed by railroad ties. Mulch softens the play area for any clumsy visitors.
Tot Lot 15300 Kilpatrick Ave, Oak Forest, IL60452 Located near 153rd Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, this quaint park is nestled between homes and apartments. The park…More includes a playground, with slides, monkeybars, and swings. Benches line the play area, and the back half of the lot boasts some open, grassy space.
Located just across from the Oak Forest Park District on Central Avenue, the Acorn Public Library serves residents of…More Oak Forest, Crestwood, Midlothian, Tinley Park and Country Club Hills. The facility offers both youth and adult programs, including storytimes, family game nights and adult literacy programs. Other program offerings include muse groups for the aspiring writer, book discussion groups for the avid reader and quilting groups for the craftier residents. The library also contains magnification software for sight-impaired community members.