Welcome to the Berwyn Park District.
Please visit our Classes & Programs and Special Events pages to see the complete list of Park District programs and events.
Positvely Pasta - Thanks!
|Thank you to all of our sponsors!
See the photos here!
Berwyn’s Violet Shop
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc
Reyes Brother’s Studios, Inc
B & G Automotive
Capital Adjustment & Constructions, Inc
Sandy & Bob Fejt
|8th Ward Alderman Nora Laureto
16th Street Theater
Alexander’s Pancake House
Arrowhead Golf Course
Art-Flo Shirt & Lettering Co.
Autre Monde Café & Spirits
Berwyn Ace Hardware
Berwyn Development Corporations
Berwyn Firefighters Union Local 506
Big Hurt Brewery
Blueberry Hill Pancake House
Chicago White Sox
Classic Touch Hair Designers
Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park
Forest Park Orthodontics
Frankfort Square Park District Golf Course
Jack’s Food & Liquor
Jeffrey S. Janda
Louis C. Cairo
Mario J. Manfredini
Martin-Aire Heating & Cooling
Miss Nancy Schmancy
Multicare Health Center
Olive or Twist
Paisan’s Pizzeria & Bar
Park District of Forest Park
Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago
Route 66 Beverage
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
Mary Gail Corpus
Private lessons are available at all skill levels.
Lessons cost $1 per minute.
We currently offer individual lessons for guitar, drums,
bass, keyboards, vocals, mandolin, banjo, fiddle,
If there is an instrument you would like
to learn, but are unsure
if it is
we’ll make sure we find an instructor that is right for you!
Date: November 10 – May 28
45 minutes, 3:00 – 8:30pm (Monday, Wednesday) OR
45 minutes, 5:00 – 9:00pm
45 minutes, 1:30 – 6:00pm (Thursday)
Rock University 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402
per 45 Min. Lesson
Date: December - May
Time: Private Lesson: 45 minutes, 3:00 – 8:30pm (Monday, Wednesday) OR
45 minutes, 5:00 – 9:00pm (Tuesday) OR
45 minutes, 1:30 – 6:00pm (Thursday)
Group Rehearsal: 1:00 - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Age: 9 - 18
Location: Wire’s Rock University 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402
Steppin' Out Social
Bring someone new and receive $2 off the next social!
The Steppin’ Out Social Program is held once a month on a Friday afternoon.
Please join us for a hot buffet style lunch including dessert catered from different restaurants followed by a lively performance from a variety of entertainers. Participants rave about the food and enjoy the
variety of entertainment that our socials offer. It’s a
great way to spend a Friday afternoon with some
Participants must call Proksa 795-2892 or Freedom 788-1701 to register one week prior to each social so the catering order can be placed.
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Proksa Activity Center
Fee: $16 R/NR
Min: 10 Max: 75
Schedule of Fall 2014 Socials
Happy Holidays 12/19/14
Park District Youth License Plate
Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!
The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness, health and nutrition.
Click here to download the Park District Youth License Plate form. For more information contact IAPD at 217-523-4554 or iapd@ILparks.org.
Berwyn Park District Recognized for Energy Efficiency
Berwyn, Illinois, August 26, 2014 — The Berwyn Park District’s newly renovated Liberty Cultural Center was presented an award from the Illinois Energy Now and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for outstanding practice in energy efficiency. The Berwyn Park District was nominated for the award by the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center- Energy Assessment Program (SEDAC).
Read the entire Press Release here
Finding a Cure, One Plant at a Time
The unique pink Annabelle hydrangea will be the
focal point of a special shrub bed planted at Proksa Park this spring, honoring everyone who has been
touched or affected by cancer. The color and bed layout will call special attention to breast cancer, as well as honoring all those who have battled cancer in one form or another.
Make your donation today by selecting an option below.
More: Download the flyer/donation form | More info >
Interested in using our new dog park?
Our new Karban Dog Park provides the opportunity for unstructured play and specific forms of dog training. It also allows for interaction between dogs and owners that is not possible when dogs remain leashed, playing Frisbee or “fetch”, and socializing with other dogs. Click here to learn more about Karban Park.
Get a Karban Dog Park Personalized Brick!
Immortalize a beloved pet with a
personalized brick that will be
placed at Karban Dog Park for
every person & dog to see!
Purchase your memorial brick now at
Freedom Park Administration Office
3701 Scoville Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402
Download the form here.
Edward A. Karasek Park
Karasek Park is located at the southeast corner of Windsor and Kenilworth Avenue. It beautifies a location that previously served as a Laundromat, ice cream shop, and even a dry cleaners before a fire caused the property to be razed and sit vacant and unsightly for a number of years. The new park fulfills a long term goal of the City of Berwyn to create open land park space in the Historic Depot District commercial corridor.
See the photos here.
The Berwyn Park District entered into a 99 year lease agreement with the City of Berwyn to help develop, maintain, and manage the park site which offers a tranquil, passive environment for patrons and residents alike to rest, relax and enjoy a treat or meal while taking in this newly landscaped parcel of green space. As part of the partnership this parcel of land , which had contained underground leaking fuel tanks was remediate to remove the tanks and all contaminated soil. Clean soil and sod were then installed to provide for settling before the current development was undertaken.
Karasek Park exemplifies the commitment of the Berwyn Park District and City of Berwyn, through partnership, to consistently exceed the expectations of residents. As Karasek Park continues to grow, Where Park Meets City is embodied through its integration into the Historic Depot District.
Citywide Event Calendar
The Berwyn Park District is in collaboration with the City of Berwyn, the South Berwyn School District 100, and all the other participating agencies to help provide a comprehensive calendar of events for all of Berwyn.
Click here to see this new and extremely informative calendar.
Nothing Hurts a Good Program More...
than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. If the minimum registration has not been met the week before the class is scheduled to begin, the program will be cancelled. Occasionally, we will extend the start date to allow more people to sign up and avoid canceling the class.
Do you have a knack for cooking? Or do you have the best flower arrangement on the block? The Berwyn Park District is looking for people with special talents or skills who would like to lead a workshop/seminar and teach others. If you are interested, please contact Hillary Fulara, Recreation Programmer at 708.795.2892.
On May 27, 2009, the Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners adopted the Berwyn Park District Long Range Plan. This plan, which is designed to guide the park district in its continual development and operations over the next five years, is a product of the 2007 Needs Assessment, planning sessions, and the hard work of community, elected, and professional staff members of the park district.
The long-range plan is designed to be updated annually and developed and refined a series of goal-related action items related to Programs and Services, Parks and Open Space, Facilities, and Team/Organization Development. A copy of the Berwyn Park District Long Range Plan is attached for your information.
Jeffrey S. Janda, CPRP