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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
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 on the fourth Saturday in May. The Tower Trot is one of the premier events of its kind in the Chicago area.

Recreation Centers
The two recreational centers are located at:

Recreation Center
1500 Walker St.
Western Springs, IL 60558
Office Hours: 
    Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
    (708) 246-9070
Evening/Weekend Building Supervisor:
    (708) 514-1923
Grand Avenue Community Center
4211 Grand Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

Open Gym at the Rec Center
Open gym fees and facility rental fees have increased as of September 1, 2014. Open gym is free for youths in elementary school. High school students and older pay a $5 fee (both residents and non-residents) and you must sign in at the front desk with a valid ID or you will be denied admittance. There is no fee for seniors or parents accompanying their children 8th grade or younger. Open Gym Schedule

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