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Western Springs, Illinois
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1409
Ph: 708-246-1800
Fx: 708-246-0284

Programs & Registration

Tracy Alden, Director

1500 Walker St.
Western Springs, IL 60558

Ph: 708-246-9070
Fx: 708-246-1309


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Recreation Department offers activities and classes for all age groups. Residents are encouraged to become active in our programs. The seasonal program brochure is mailed out to all residents in March, August, and November.  You may print a registration form and register in person, through the mail or by fax (708-246-1309) (we do not accept registration online or by phone). League and facility schedules, registration forms, and other Recreation information are available through the links on the left.

Programs for the disabled are made available through a joint agreement with South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation (SEASPAR).

5K/10K Tower Trot
The department's largest annual event is the 5K/10K Tower Trot (CARA certified), which attracts more than 1,200 runners annually and is seen as one of the premier events of its kind in the Chicago area. This year's Tower Trot will take place Saturday, May 24, of Memorial Day weekend.  Registration forms are now available at the Recreation Center (or click here); you can also register online at thru May 22.

Recreation Centers
The two recreational centers are located at:
Recreation Center
1500 Walker St.
Western Springs, IL 60558
Grand Avenue Community Center
4211 Grand Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

The 11 parks in the village also host an assortment of recreational activities sponsored by the Recreation Department. The parks are owned and maintained by the Western Springs Park District, which is a separate taxing authority. For more information on the Park District, please visit their website.