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.
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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: 7/20 - 7/21
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Age: 50
Fee: $20 AARP member/$25 non member

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



Garden Plots

Would you like to have your very own garden but don't have the space at home?

Well we can help!  The Berwyn Park District offers fourteen garden plots for rental.  The garden plots are located at the corner of 29th place and Home Avenue.  Plots are tilled and available for planting April 1, depending on the weather.  No security on this site. Water is available on site; please bring your own water carrying containers.  Plant and seed purchases are the responsibility of the gardener. New this year:  Area will be fenced!

Time:  Sunrise to Sunset

Must be 18 and over!

Fee:  $20

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



Activity#: 315421
New!
Jeanne’s Swarovski Bracelet

Fall is your season to be fashionable. Using right angle weave, seed beads and Swarovski crystals, make a simple and stunning bracelet that can be worn to a party, wedding or dressed down to wear with jeans and your favorite t-shirt. Materials will need to be purchased ahead of time, so you can have your choice of material/colors. Participation fee covers instructor costs.

AGE: 18+

Program #  - R4027-301

Day - Saturday 

Date - Sep 26

Time - 10:00am-2:00pm

Fee R/NR  - $30/$35

Register by: Sept 18

AGE: 18+

Program #  - R4027-302

Day - Saturday 

Date - Nov 14

Time - 10:00am-2:00pm

Fee R/NR  - $30/$35

Register by: Nov 6

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 5   Max: 25


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



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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
R4009-301          Tu              Sep 8 - Sep 29              6:30pm-7:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

R4009-302          Tu              Oct 6 - Oct 27              6:30pm-7:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

R4009-303          Tu              Nov 3 - Nov 24              6:30pm-7:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

R4009-304          Tu              Dec 8 - Dec 29              6:30pm-7:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

 

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


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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: 50 AND UP

***This programming has been suspended due to Covid-19***


Program #          Day            Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-301          Tu              Oct 20          11:00am-2:00pm         $7(Transport only)
Location: Great Escape on Irving


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-302         Tu                Nov 17         11:00am-2:00pm        $7(Transport only)
Location: Q's Pizzaeria and Restaurant


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-303         Tu                Dec 15         11:00am-2:00pm        $7(Transport only)
Location: Cooper's Hawk

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


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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 several 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        On Hold due to Covid-19

 

              

Time                     Fee R/NR

6:30-8:30pm          FREE

 

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



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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                        R5005-301           Tu                    Oct 13        10:00am-2:00pm     Free                  

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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



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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

R5002-301            F             Sep 18      12:00-2:00pm       $18

 

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


New!
The Art of Paper Cutting Workshop

Papel Picado, Kiri-e, Jianzhi, Scherenschnitte, Wycinanki. These are some of the words describing the art of paper cutting. From simple banners to elaborate cut pieces seen in galleries and museums, paper cutting has been a popular form of folk art for over 2000 years. In this two-day workshop, we will venture into this folk art by drawing simple images on paper and using x-acto knives to cut on and around the lines and bring your images to life!

AGE: 16+

Program # R4025-301

Day M-Tu

Date Sep 21-22

Time 10:00am-12:00pm

Fee R/NR $30/$35

Register by: Sep 16

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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


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.