Adult Classes

Make new friends, learn new skills, or just keep busy. These are just a few of the endless benefits of our adult programming options.
New Dates!
New Time
AARP Driver Safety

The Driver Safety Program is designed to give adults the tools needed to drive defensively and be better aware while behind the wheel.

Completion of this AARP course may qualify you for an auto insurance discount. We ask that you register before the class, but you will pay the day of.

Make checks payable to AARP. There will be time given for breaks. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack. Participants must attend both days to receive the discount

Day: Monday/ Tuesday 
Date: 10/21 - 10/22
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Age: 50
Fee: $15 AARP member/$20 non member

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Chicago Flag Mosaic

Similar to the art projects you did as a kid, you will work with an instructor to create your own Chicago flag mosaic using tiles, glass, and beads. The project is yours to take home! All materials will be provided by the instructor and you don’t need any previous experience!

AGE: 18+

Program # R4016-301

Day        Date                      Time                      Fee R/NR

Th          Nov 21                  6:00-9:00pm          $45/$50

Register by Nov 14

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Mobile Secretary of State

The secretary of state mobile photo ID unit will be here along
with the Super Senior Rules of the Road Class for all seniors
who wish to attend. Pre-registration is necessary.

 

Age: All Currently Licensed Drivers

Program #           Day         Date             Time                      Fee R/NR
R5005-101          Th           Mar 14          9:30am-2:30pm     FREE
Location: Liberty Cultural Center

 

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 50


New!
Mosaic Skyline and Sip

Similar to the art projects you did as a kid, you will work with an instructor to create your own Chicago Skyline mosaic using tiles of glass. The project is yours to take home! All materials will be provided by the instructor and you don’t need any previous experience! This program will allow you to enjoy a glass of wine or two while you craft!

AGE: 21+
Program #              Day                Date                    Time                    Fee R/NR
R4022-301             F                    Oct 18                 6:00-9:00pm        $40/$45
Register by: Oct 11
Location: Liberty Cultural Center

Location: Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Pl. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 20


Needlers

This program is designed for the person who loves to knit or crochet and would love to use this fun skill to donate your finished product to people in need. Our donations go to Loyola’s Neonatal Department, Jesse Brown Hospital in Chicago and the Veterans.

At our meetings we will discuss what the need is, such as infant knit caps, booties, baby quilts, blankets and lap robes. The following meetings will be used to work on projects. Coffee and great conversation will be present each week, so join us for a great cause!

* No sign-up necessary

Day: Thursday
Date: Ongoing 
Time: 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Proksa Activity Center
Fee: Free!

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Obedience Training by Modern Canine

Join Jesse Flores as he teaches your dog to obey commands while using
praise to motivate instead of treats. Individual problems you have will
also be addressed. Beginner level course is for dogs 5 months and older.
Handler must be old enough to have control over the dog. Dogs need to
be up to date with vaccinations. A six foot leash and properly fitted collar
are required.

 

Program #           Day            Date                             Time                       Fee R/NR
R4009-101          Tu              Jan 15 - Feb 5              7:30pm-8:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 1   Max: 5


New!
Out on the Town

In an effort to get outside of our Park District, These trips will allow us to gather for a luncheon out on the town! We will travel all over Chicagoland looking for the best eats around! Please come join us for a short ride on the bus followed by a delicious lunch! Events are listed including meal price (UNLESS TRANSPORT ONLY)

Location: Pick up and Drop off at Proksa Park
AGE: 40 AND UP


Program #          Day            Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-204         W               Sep 25          11:00am-2:00pm         $30/$35
Location: Greek Islands (Greek-Mediterranean)


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-301         W                Oct 30          11:00am-2:00pm        $7
(Transport only)
Location: Ivy (In Wheaton)


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-302         W                Nov 20         11:00am-2:00pm        $7

(Transport only)
Location: Square Celt (Irish/American Eatery)


Program #         Day             Date              Time                         Fee R/NR
R5003-303         W                Dec 18         11:00am-2:00pm        $7

(Transport only)
Location: Bob Chin's Crab House (Seafood)

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 14


New!
Paper Craft Class

Painting and Pottery are everywhere, but we have something new for you to try your hands at! This class will teach you how to make a variety of paper crafts including flowers, glass tissue paper decoupage, collage portraits and paper collaging. We will also be discussing how we can upscale house hold items and use sustainable resources to create something beautiful. No experience is necessary! Instructor will supply all materials, just come ready to learn! Class will run for (4) consecutive Saturdays in September, each with a new project!

Program #             Day               Date               Time                           Fee R/NR                  R5022-301            Sa                 Sep 7 – 28     10:00am-12:00pm      $40/$45          Register by: Sep 3

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 10


New Dates!
Proksa Park Garden Club

The Proksa Park Garden Club is sponsored and funded by the Berwyn Park District.

The club meets in the Proksa Park Multi-Purpose Room at 3001 S. Wisconsin Ave at 6:30pm on the third Monday of each month.  Occasional special functions are held elsewhere and are posted on the Garden Club section of the Park District Website.

Club members are encouraged to volunteer to help design, create and maintain 10 gardens in the park.  These include a Butterfly Garden, a Native Plant Garden, a Children's Garden, and other general plantings.

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS!!!

We are always looking for volunteers to help plant, weed, and harvest the plots we tend in Proksa Park!

If you would like to help out, contact Zak Kerby at 708.956.7870 or zkerby@berwynparks.org.  He will pass along your information to a club member and help get you started. Once a member, you can work on the plot of your choice anytime the park is open.

Upcoming Meetings:

AGE: 18 AND OVER

Day        Dates

Mon         Sept 16

                Oct 21

                Nov 18

                Dec 16

Time                     Fee R/NR

6:30-8:30pm          FREE

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New!
Reiki for Relaxation

Reiki enables us to become channels for healing in our lives and in our world. Reiki is a form of hands-on bodywork, subtle energy transfer, and spiritual path work. Reiki relaxes, relieves tension, calms the busy mind and the anxious heart, as well as, reduces or often completely relieves pain and other symptoms of disease. This class will define reiki, its benefits and uses in daily life. It will also teach you how to practice hands-on self-treatment for relaxation. Class fee will include a Reiki Instructional Booklet.

AGE: 18+

Program #            Day              Date                Time                         Fee R/NR                      R4024-301            Sa                Oct 5               9:00am-3:00pm        $50/$55                    Register by: Sep 27

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 15


New!
Sport Coaching Clinic (Ages 16+)

Coaching Clinic (NEW)

Interested in becoming a youth sports coach? This coach’s clinic will cover the basic fundamentals and rules of the following sports: soccer, baseball, softball, basketball and proper conditioning drills.

Age: 16+

Program #     Day    Date                 Time              Fee R/NR                    Register by

A4004-301    F       Sep 13-Sep 20    5:30-6:30pm  $30/$35                       Sep 7

Location:  Proksa Park Activity Center

For more information, please contact the Athletics Manager, Nick cronin at ncronin@berwynparks.org

Location: Proksa Park
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 10


New!
State of Illinois Rules of the Road

The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license.

Program #           Day                  Date           Time                        Fee R/NR                        R5018-301           Tu                     Oct 8         10:00am-2:00pm      Free                          Register by: Oct 1

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



New Dates!
Steppin Out Socials

The Steppin Out Socials are a popular event held every month on a Friday afternoon! Our guests rave about the food, enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and get together with friends! Please come join us for a hot buffet style luncheon catered from some of Berwyn’s Best Restaurants followed by a lively performance ranging from singing, dancing magic and more!

AGE: 40 AND OLDER

Program #            Day        Dates        Time Fee              R/NR

R5002-204             F            Sep 20       12:00-2:00pm        $16

R5002-301             F            Oct 18       12:00-2:00pm       $16

R5002-302             F            Nov 15       12:00-2:00pm        $16

R5002-303             F             Dec 20      12:00-2:00pm       $16

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 10   Max: 75


New!
Wedding/ Social Dance Classes

This is the perfect way for anyone with any type of upcoming social engagement (weddings, birthdays, and other parties). From backyard barbeque bash to black tie formal events, this class will prepare you for many types of music. You will learn the Waltz, Cha Cha and Swing. Couples are recommended. Couples will not rotate partners. Singles are not guaranteed a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

AGE: 16 AND UP

Program #               Day               Date                      Time                  Fee R/NR                    R4008-301              Tu                 Nov 19- Nov 26     7:45-9:15pm      $45/$50                Register by: Nov 12

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402



About BPD
The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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To enrich the quality of life of the community by providing superior parks, facilities and recreational services in a fiscally responsible manner.
Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.