Youth Classes

Looking for something fun but not sure what to do? We offer a variety of programs to help keep kids engaged, growing, and learning. Whether it be STEAM based or simply fun, there is something for everyone.
New Dates!
Learn and Play Chess (Ages 4-14)

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary and this program is for ages 4-14. Each class will
consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced instructor. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!
Total of four classes

AGE: 4-14

Program #: R2001-201  
Ages: 4-8
Days:  Tu
Dates: Aug 10-31
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Fee:  $50R/$55NR

Register by: Aug 6

Program #: R2001-202 
Ages: 9-14
Days:  Tu
Dates: Aug 10-31
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Fee:  $50R/$55NR

Register by: Aug 6

For more information, please contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-788-1701

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 2   Max: 8


New Dates!
Magic of Gary Kantor

MAGIC CLASS! Children are guaranteed to have fun as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the "Magic of Gary Kantor"! Your child will be able to amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind reading, and more. All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and learn age appropriate tricks. New and different tricks are always taught at each session. 

AGE: 5-12

Program #: R2003-301
Day: M
Date: Sept 27
Time: 6:45-7:40pm               
Fee: 
$20/participant

Register By: Sept 26

Program #: R2003-302
Day: W
Date: Nov 10
Time: 5:00-5:55pm               
Fee: 
$20/participant

Register By: Nov 9

Location:  Park District of Oak Park

For more information: contact the Athletics Manager, Martha Houston: mhouston@berwynparks.org or 708-956-7871

Min: 1   Max: 20


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.