Olympia Fields Park District offers activities for all ages and interests including:

Special Events
Summer Day Camp

Please click here to see our full brochure for the complete listing of this season’s programs.

Brushes and Bottles

Grab your friends for a fun night of painting and adult beverages! There is zero artistic experience required when you participate in this event. Our very own beloved watercolors instructor, Sandee Theisen, will walk you through how to create your artwork step by step while enjoying your favorite drink. She will instruct you how to create an acrylic canvas painting. A great night to relax with your friends or make new ones, and you will be able to take home your artwork masterpiece at the end of the event. All painting materials included. Bring your own drinks & snacks! Ice, cups, plates & napkins will be provided.

Adults 21 +
Sgt. Means Cull House
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Fri, Feb 24

Fri, Mar 24

Fri, Apr 21

Fri, May 19

Pre-registration required; deadline to register is 3 days prior to each event.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Hop on over to Olympia Fields Park District for an eggcellent time! Join us for our annual egg hunt! Please bring your own flashlight and egg basket. The egg hunt will be divided into age groups, and start after the sun sets and it gets dark, so make sure to get there on time!

All Ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Tolentine Park
Fri, Apr 7
7:15 pm

Community Shred Day

You will have the opportunity to have your sensitive documents professionally and securely shredded. We will have a truck available to all, free of charge, for those who wish to have documents shredded. The company will shred the documents shred right in front of you, and then will transport them to a secure location to be discarded safely. There is a maximum of 2 boxes per person.

Tolentine Park
Sat, Apr 22
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sock Hop Hustle 5K

Olympia Fields Park District is hosting their second 5K! The course is certified by the USA Track & Field group and recognized by the Road Runners Club of America. At the end of the race, we are throwing an after-party at Sgt. Means Park, including 50s music, and games & races for kids. The after-party is for runners & non-runners alike, so feel free to join us at any time to celebrate!

We are hosting the run on Mother’s Day, and have themed the run for the 50s era, so come dressed up for the event, and bring your mothers, co-runners, & families! Whether you want to participate in the 5K, the after-party, or both, you’re sure to have a fun time!

All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Start & End Location: Sgt. Means Park
Sun, May 14
8:00 am

$25 Early Bird Registration Fee (ends on March 5)
$30 (March 6 – May 14)

Registration opens on January 1
To register and for additional information, please visit

Please see our brochure for additional weekly programs, trips, and special events.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 708-481-7313.

• Registration for all Silver Social Club events no later than 2 days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

• All trips require registration, waiver, and payment in advance.

• A wait list will be started if needed.

• Please call Mallory to RSVP at 708-481-7313, ext. 222.

February 7

Movie Day
Noon – 2:00 pm
Popcorn provided.
Please register in advance.

March 7

Movie Day
Noon – 2:00 pm
Popcorn provided.
Please register in advance.

May 16

Movie Day
Noon – 2:00 pm
Popcorn provided.
Please register in advance.

Take Charge of Your Health

Take Charge of Your Health is a chronic disease self-management program for people with any chronic disease (asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, etc.) and their caregivers. This is a proven series of six educational sessions taught by two trained class leaders from the University of Illinois Extension. Participants meet weekly for 2.5 hours to discuss:

– Coping with fatigue, frustration, and isolation related to ongoing health conditions
– Exercising to maintain and improve strength and flexibility
– Using medications
– Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
– Practicing good nutrition
– Evaluating new treatment options
– And more

Discover how to “Take Charge of Your Health” again!

Tues, April 4 – May 9
1:30 – 4:00 pm

Mah Jongg for Fun

Every Thursday, 1:00 – 3:45 pm
Drop-In Fee to Instructor

Mah Jongg is increasing in popularity and expanding to include all ages. This is a good strategic game for cognitive development, memory, hand-eye coordination and great for stroke survivors. An awesome game for all ages. You will meet new people, socialize and enjoy yourself while learning a new game.

Please see our brochure or Extended Trips tab for information about Collette Trips, Diamond Tours, Mayflower Tours, and MARS Bus Tours.

Fat Tuesday at Jacob Henry Mansion

In celebration of Fat Tuesday, treat yourself to a Mardi Gras party at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet. Lunch will be comprised of homemade Jambalaya over rice with southern corn bread. While there, enjoy the toe tapping music of New Orleans with the Four Star Brass Band as they bring the Louisiana sizzle to Joliet. Don’t forget your boas, beads, and umbrellas!

Tues, Feb 28
10:30 am – 3:45 pm
Registration Deadline: February 14

Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets – SOLD OUT!

Come out and see the Chicago Bulls stars Dwayne Wade and Jimmy Butler face off against talents such as the Houston Rockets’ James Harden at the United Center. There is limited seating available and tickets are expected to sell out, so register early! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. School bus transportation is provided.

All ages (Children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult)
Fri, Mar 10
5:15 – 10:45 pm
Registration Deadline: March 6

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

The 2017 theme, Chicago’s Blooming, will spotlight all that is wonderful about Chicago’s unique neighborhoods and urban green spaces. The show treats 40,000+ gardening enthusiasts and newbies alike to the sights, scents, and sounds of feature gardens with blooming perennials, annuals, and trees while water features rustle throughout the Festival Halls of Chicago’s acclaimed Navy Pier. There will be over 100 vendors of gardening, landscaping products, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations and more.

You will also have time to explore Navy Pier’s wide variety of shops and the Stained Glass Windows Museum. Lunch is on your own. Fee includes motor coach transportation and admission to the show.

Fri, Mar 22
8:55 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: March 6

Key Lime Cove

Have the winter blues? Come spend the day at Key Lime Cove, located in Gurnee, Illinois. There’s no need to worry about cold, rain, or snow, as it’s always a balmy 84 degrees at the 65,000 square foot, indoor Lost Paradise Water Park, where the sun shines endlessly. Don’t forget to pack your swimwear because you’re definitely going to want to get wet! Lunch is on your own, and outside food is not permitted. School bus transportation.

Sun, Mar 26
9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline: March 12

Big Band Radio

Take a step back in time at the Jacob Henry Mansion, a historical city, state, and national landmark, where you can enjoy a self guided tour of over 40 rooms. Then relive the glorious 1930s Swing Era with a “live radio broadcast show” by the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, complete with vocalists and radio actors. Fee includes luncheon, show, and motor coach transportation.

Mon, Apr 3
10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: March 20

Hawthorne Race Track

Thoroughbred racing at its best. Buffet lunch, transportation included. View the race in box seating. Betting on your own.

Thurs, Apr 6
2:45 – 7:45 pm
Registration Deadline: April 1

Boerner Botanical Garden

Come enjoy the beautiful sights at Boerner Botanical Gardens, where the setting is reminiscent of an English country manor with glacial fieldstone walls and historic, handcrafted limestone statuary. The tour includes over forty acres of formal gardens, one of the largest crab apple collections in Wisconsin, over 500 varieties of roses and many other individual gardens, including herbs, annuals, shrubs, and peonies. Lunch will consist of mixed greens and a roasted vegetable medley, tossed in house made Italian vinaigrette, followed by a pan-seared chicken breast served with sweet potato mash with a rosemary grape compote. Enjoy a pastry tart with chocolate mousse and a warm strawberry sauce for dessert. Fee includes admission, a guided tour, lunch, and motor coach transportation.

Mon, May 22
7:55 am – 4:45 pm
Registration Deadline: May 8

Mayflower Tours

Backroads of Sunny Florida!
with Mayflower Tours

Feel the warmth of sunny Florida, and enjoy an 8 day motorcoach trip to visit the Plantation Resort on Crystal River. Visit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, stay on Crystal River, and ride a boat into manatee country, the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, and on to Tarpon Springs, on Florida’s “nature coast.” Visit the Greek community and enjoy the Sponge Factory. The Farewell Dinner offers a show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse, featuring great entertainment.

Cost begins at $1429 per person! Ask about our early booking discount and Mayflower Tours First Time Traveler Discount. We offer door to door service, which is included in your price.

Departs May 6, 2017 – 8 days, 12 meals

Guide with you the whole trip.
Gratuities not included.

The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise Including 2 Nights in Prague!
2 for 1 Airfare Special!
with Mayflower Tours

Sail with us aboard the MV Emerald Sun for a 7 night cruise – visit 5 countries Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic – while cruising the best of the Danube River, including the beautiful Wachau Valley. Meals, shore excursions, and entertainment are included in the cost. 2 nights hotel in Prague are also included in the price. This is a life enriching experience that everyone will enjoy! Call for details.

Cost begins at $3899 per person, plus 2 for 1 airfare from your city. Ask about the presentation savings and Mayflower Tours First Time Traveler Discount. We offer door to door service, which is included in your price.

Sailing Date: September 20, 2017

MARS Bus Tours

Crooke Road Tour/Blue Grass & Blue Ridge Mountains
May 16 – 23
7 nights, 8 days
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, and all admissions
Code: 578998-11

New England, Cape Cod, Maine, Boston
July 10 – 20
10 nights, 11 days
10 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 9 dinners, and all admissions
Code: 578999-03

Best of New Mexico/Balloon Festival
October 12 – 17
6 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 4 dinners, and all admissions
Code: 578999-10
Round trip air and bus, transportation inclusive

MARS Trips are priced per person, based on double occupancy. ALL gratuities inclusive.

MARS insurance is non-refundable.

Visa/MasterCard/check accepted for payment.

Diamond Tours

Virginia Beach & Historic Colonial Williamsburg
April 23 – 29, 2017
$799 double occupancy
Code: 578998-12

Grand Canyon and Las Vegas
June 1 – 12, 2017
$1,192 double occupancy
Code: 578998-16

Niagra Falls and Toronto
September 11 – 15, 2017
$549 double occupancy
Code: 578998-58

*Diamond Tours trips are priced per person, based on double occupancy. Includes motor coach travel, hotels, breakfast and some meals. (Step-on guides and motor coach driver gratuities all inclusive.)

Visa/MasterCard/cash/check accepted for payment.

Collette Trips

Norwegian Coastal Voyage and Scandanavian Capitals
A trip of a lifetime!
August 3 – 17

National Parks of America
12 Day Tour from Phoenix to Rapid City, South Dakota
September 9 – 20

South Pacific Wonders (Australia and New Zealand)
April 25 – May 9

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights
October 28 – November 3
Itinerary and Details

Costa Rica
December 2017

*Please register 6 months prior to departure to assure your space in the above trips otherwise it is by availability and/or selection of a different travel date.

**Collette Trips include airfare, hotel, hotel transfers, assigned 24 hour guide, breakfast and some meals. Group pick-up and drop-off to O’Hare airport included. (Trip guide and motor coach driver gratuities not included.)

American Express/Visa/MasterCard/Discover /check accepted for payment.

Other Collette departures and tours available. If interested, please contact Mallory at 708-481-7313.