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

Special Events
Summer Camp

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

Winter Spring 2018 Brochure

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 painting instructor, Sandee Theisen, will walk you through the featured painting step by step while enjoying your favorite drink. A great night to relax with your friends or make new ones, and take home your artwork masterpiece. All painting materials included. Bring your own alcohol & snacks! Ice and cups will be provided.

Adults 21 and older
The Bradford Barn
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Fri, Apr 27

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

Yoga & Wine Fridays in the Barn – New!

Have the winter blahs? Bring a friend or come alone and chill out. Join us one Friday per month for Yoga & Wine Fridays in the Barn.

Ages 21 and older
The Bradford Barn Silo
7:00 – 8:45 pm, Yoga from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
$15 per person each Friday

Minimum 4 participants
No refunds

Fri, Apr 27

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

Cake & Marshmallow Pop Explosion – New!

Does your toddler love to help in the kitchen? Let your child practice their creative culinary skills while baking and decorating bite size treats. Each class has a different theme allowing children to either eat the treats for themselves or make gifts for their friends and family. Parent’s participation is required.

Ages 3 – 8
The Bradford Barn Silo
Minimum 6 participants / Maximum 10 participants

Mom Is the Best
Sat, May 12
6:00 – 7:30 pm
$16 per child

Community Shred & Electronic Recycling Day

You will have the opportunity to have your sensitive documents professionally and securely recycled. 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.

You will also have the opportunity to recycle your electronics. AM Greentek will provide computer and electronics recycling. All electronics will be accepted. Computers, radios, hard drives, soft drives, electric cords, lights, etc. will all be accepted and FREE to dispose of. If you want a certificate of destruction for your hard drive there will be a $15 charge, but only if a certificate is desired.

FREE for all electronics except for TVs
$20 per TV
$15 for certificate of destruction for your hard drive

All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Sgt. Means Park Parking Lot
Sat, Apr 28
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Garage Sale in the Park

Make money and clean your garage, basement, crawl space, or storage area at the same time. Bring your gently used items and discover how one person’s trash is truly another’s treasure at the annual Garage Sale in the Park! Business vendors are welcome. All participants must bring their own table & chair, and are welcome to bring their own tent.

All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Sgt. Means Park
Sat, Apr 28 – No rain date
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Discounted Resident Rate: $10
Business Vendors: $20
Registration Deadline: Thurs, Apr 26

Sock Hop Hustle 5K

Olympia Fields Park District is hosting its 3rd Annual Sock Hop Hustle 5K. This year, we are excited to announce that the event will benefit South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). SSSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of the Olympia Fields Park District. SSSRA is organized to provide individuals with special needs or disabilities the opportunity to be involved in year round recreation programs. SSSRA programs are for individuals from birth through adult who are in special education classes, sheltered workshops or whom have recreational needs not met by traditional park district programs.

Registration includes goody bag, participation gift, and Sock Hop Hustle 5K t-shirt*.
*T-shirt is only guaranteed if you register by April 29.

All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Sgt. Means Park
Sat, May 19
8:00 am (Registration)
9:00 am (Race Start Time)

$25 (through Apr 29)
$30 (Apr 30 – Race Day)

Feel free to come dressed in your favorite 50s era fashion!

Volunteer Opportunities
Please contact Jesus Vargas, Manager of Special Events & Youth Programs, at 708-481-7313 or for information about volunteer opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring the Sock Hop Hustle 5K, please contact Anna Broccolo, Marketing Manager, at

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.

Attention Game Enthusiasts!

Our Thursday Silver Social Club days just got better! We have a great meeting space for anyone that wants to socialize and meet new friends over a game of Mah Jongg, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Chess, or Checkers.

Space is available from noon – 3:45 pm.

Call to reserve your groups’ meet ups. Bring your own materials.

Please contact Mallory at or 708-481-7313 for details.

Mah Jongg for Fun!
Join our ongoing Mah Jongg players and catch their enthusiasm for this ancient, challenging game.

It’s not easy getting together for a game of Bridge these days. Thankfully, now you can start your own group in our beautiful facility.

Chess, Checkers, and Card Games – New!
This is the place for you to beat the winter blahs. Bring your games and relax, playing your favorite games.

Museums of Chicago – New!

Field Museum
Lunch, tour, Mummies Exhibit, 3D movie, and more.

Tues, Mar 20
9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Code: 578999-24
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: March 5

Art Institute of Chicago
Explore world treasures! Lunch on your own. Includes transportation.

Thurs, Apr 19
9:45 am – 5:30 pm
Code: 578998-25
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: April 10

Plantation! at Lookingglass Theatre Company – New!

A Texas matriarch calls a family meeting to reveal news about their ancestral home that is, well… complicated. Tempers soon run hotter than the devil’s armpit as eight fierce women battle over their home, future, and past. Ensemble Member David Schwimmer (Friends) directs this World Premiere black (and white) comedy by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas. Transportation, play, and lunch at The Bradford Barn prior to departure included.

Thurs, Mar 29
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Code: 578999-13
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: March 10

Happy Hour Movie Days

The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
1:00 – 3:30 pm
We will serve popcorn, please bring your own lunch.

RSVP to Mallory at 708-481-7313.

Thurs, Mar 22 – RSVP by Mar 18
Thurs, Apr 19 – RSVP by Apr 15

Tai Chi & Qigong

Our wonderful treasure, Master Teacher, Anpu Mfundishi, with over 46 years of practice and experience is certified by the Martial Arts Research Society and teaches both Qigong and Tai Chi classes.

Five Organ Chi Kung (Qigong) is a set of basic postures and principles for quality meridian stimulation. It is a foundation for a 72 posture Tai Chi Chuan form. Working this Chi Kung set in addition of post and moving postures will provide and generate an increase in intrinsic energy and circulatory development.

You will become stronger and improve memory through having this experience. This can be added to Tai Chi being practiced to improve better understanding of Chi Kung (Qigong).

The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
Minimum 6 participants

Tai Chi
9:00 – 10:00 am

Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 5

Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24

10:05 – 11:00 am

Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 5

Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24

Gentle Yoga

In this gentle morning class, we will slowly warm our bodies, strengthen and lengthen our muscles, and awaken our energy for the day. We will take our time with the postures and focus on breath and alignment. We will also explore techniques for calming the mind and for developing stability and agility in our bodies. This class is suitable for beginners and is accessible to those with physical challenges.

The Bradford Barn Silo
10:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Elizabeth Moran
Minimum 6 participants

Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 5

Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24

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

Love Never Dies

The story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling roller coaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic core. Seats are located in the Loge area of the Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago.

Prior to the show we will be dining at Petterino’s. Meal choices are: Almond Crusted Whitefish, Braised Short Ribs of Beef or Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Vodka Sauce. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Ages 21 & Older
Wed, Feb 28
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Code: 578998-56
Registration Deadline: January 5
Trip is non-refundable.

Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Come out and see the Chicago Bulls vs. the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. 200 level seating. There is limited seating available, and tickets are expected to sell out, so register early. School bus transportation is provided.

All Ages (children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult)
Tues, Mar 13
4:30 – 10:30 pm
Code: 578998-65
Registration Deadline: March 9
Trip is non-refundable.

Titanic Survivor “Violet Jessop”

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays Violet Jessop, a stewardess who survived the sinkings of the RMS Titanic and, several years later, the HMHS Britannic (the Titanic’s sister ship). She tells unforgettable stories of the tragedies and gives a fascinating glimpse at life behind-the-scenes on the most glamorous luxury liners of their day. Prior to the event, take a tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present.

Lunch will consist of salad, rolls, Chicken Marsala, dessert, and coffee or tea. Limited spots available.

Ages 21 and older
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Joliet
Wed, Mar 28
10:30 am – 3:45 pm
Code: 578999-18
Registration Deadline: March 19
Trip is non-refundable.

1893 Chicago World’s Fair Tour

The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair captures imaginations more than any other event in the city’s history. On the Chicago World’s Fair Tour, your group will consider how and why this is so intriguing. You may know that the 1893 World’s Fair took place in the Hyde Park neighborhood. However, the imprint of this major event in Chicago history is still visible in the architecture and landscape of downtown. You’ll visit buildings built specifically for the World’s Columbian Exposition and a secret building, hidden down an alleyway, that was a restaurant during the World’s Fair.

We’ll share stories of the 1893 World’s Fair’s lavish exhibits of food, engineering, and technology. You’ll learn of the surprising history of popcorn. We’ll have a drink at the famous Berghoff, and you get two other chances on the tour to get your own adult beverages (drink packages available for private groups)! Because groups step outside only intermittently, this mostly indoor walking tour is great for any kind of Chicago weather.

Ages 21 and older
Wed, Apr 4
8:55 am – 4:00 pm
Code: 578999-12
Registration Deadline: March 26
Trip is non-refundable.

Quad Cities Tour

Enjoy a fabulous 3 day, 2 night tour to the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. While relaxing in motor coach comfort, you will be hearing the tales of Northern Illinois and the many historical sites, from the Ice Age, Native Americans, early explorers to modern times. We will visit Reagan’s boyhood home, John Deere Historic Site, Rock Island Arsenal, Black Hawk Historic Site, a Mississippi River dinner cruise, Starved Rock, historic Ottawa, and more.

We will have 2 nights of accommodations at the Isle Casino and Hotel in Bettendorf. 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, as well as a player’s card and $10 in free play are included.

Water and snacks will be available on the motor coach. Join us on this fun, historic, and interesting tour of northern Illinois.

Ages 21 and older
Tues – Thurs, May 1 – 3
7:30 am – 6:30 pm
$470 (double occupancy)
$550 (single occupancy)
Code: 578999-09
Registration Deadline: April 2
Trip is non-refundable.

$100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.
Full balance due by April 2.

Jesus Christ Superstar

One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!

Includes lunch at Florian Opera Bistro at the Opera House, main floor seating, and transportation.

Ages 21 and older
Lyric Opera House
Wed, May 9
10:15 am – 5:00 pm
Code: 578999-05
Registration Deadline: April 8
Trip is non-refundable.

Memphis the Musical

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and a roof-raising musical score by David Bryan of Bon Jovi.

Prior to the show, we will be dining at Ditka’s, where we will have salad, your choice of Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia, Chicken Piccata, or Fusilli Calabrese with Raspberry Sorbet for dessert. Please mention menu choice when registering.

Ages 21 and older
Ruth Page Theatre for the Arts
Thurs, May 24
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Code: 578999-08
Registration Deadline: April 23
Trip is non-refundable.

Mayflower Tours

Chicago Cubs Arizona Spring Training
Featuring 3 Cactus League Games, Grand Canyon, Sedona, and New Mexico

Departure Date: March 7
$2,489 double occupancy
12 Days, 17 Meals
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your home inclusive.

Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
2 Baseball Games Featuring the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers

Departure Date: August 20
$1,009 double occupancy
4 Days, 5 Meals
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your home inclusive.

Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise
11 Day Cruise: Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland

2019 Departure Dates: April 5, 10, 19, 24

FREE AIRFARE when booked by March 31, 2018
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your home inclusive.
Price dependent on deck selected.

Diamond Tours

Washington, D.C.
March 15 – 21, 2018
$725 double occupancy

San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico
April 13 – 22, 2018
$880 double occupancy

Mount Rushmore, The Badlands, and Black Hills of South Dakota
May 20 – 26, 2018
$647 double occupancy

Mystic, Foxwoods, and the Newport Mansions
August 4 – 10, 2018
$809 double occupancy

*Diamond Tours trips are priced per person, based on double occupancy. Includes motor coach travel, hotels, breakfast and some meals. (Trip guide and motor coach driver gratuities not included.)

Visa/MasterCard/cash/check accepted for payment.

Please contact Mallory at 708-481-7313 for additional information.

Collette Trips

Discover Southern Italy & Sicily
November 6 – 17, 2018

Australia and New Zealand from the Outback to the Glaciers
February 18 – March 10, 2019

*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.

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

**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.


SSSRA (South Suburban Special Recreation Association)

SSSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of eight park districts and three recreation and parks departments. It is organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs, the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation.

It is the mission of the South Suburban Special Recreation Association:
“To promote the power of choice and to enhance the quality of life of individuals of all abilities, by providing accessible recreation in an environment that promotes dignity, success, and fun.”

SSSRA programs are for individuals from birth through adult who are in special education classes, sheltered workshops, or who have recreational needs not met by traditional park district programs. This could include individuals who have varying degrees of physical disabilities, mental handicaps, learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, hearing or visual impairments, and developmental delays.

Persons residing in the SSSRA member agencies are considered residents. These agencies are: Country Club Hills Park District, Frankfort Square Park District, Hazel Crest Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Lan-Oak Park District, Matteson Parks and Recreation Department, Oak Forest Park District, Olympia Fields Park District, Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department, Richton Park Parks and Recreation Department, and Tinley Park – Park District.

Please visit or call 815-806-0384 for additional information.