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: 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!
Mobile Secretary of State

The Illinois Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Services Facility comes to the Berwyn Park District - Liberty Cultural Center on March 12th, 2020. The hours for MDSF are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the day noted. The MDSF setup is typically in the Main Gym, complete with cameras for new identification cards and drivers licenses.  Vision screening, and vehicle renewal stickers are also available at that time.  Road tests are NOT available at this location.  For more information regarding the services, fees, and identification requirements, you may visit the Secretary of State’s website at: www.cyberdriveillinois.com.  At this time, the MDSF is not able to accept cash for services.  Please bring a check, credit/debit card, or money order to pay for any services received.

NOTE: At this time, the Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Services Facility IS NOT able to issue the new REAL ID drivers licenses or state IDs.  To obtain the new REAL ID, you must go to a regular Drivers Services Facility. 

Written tests are no longer available.  Testing is now in the touch screen format and must be done at a regular Drivers Services Facility.

Age: All Currently Licensed Drivers

Program #           Day         Date             Time                      Fee R/NR
R5005-101          Th           Mar 12          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



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New Time
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
R4009-201          Tu              May 26 - Jun 16              6:30pm-7:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

R4009-202          Tu              Jun 23 - Jul 14              6:30pm-7:30pm      $100
Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

R4009-203          Tu              Jul 21 - Aug 11              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


New Dates!
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
R5003-103          Tu              Mar 25          11:00am-2:00pm         $7(Transport only)
Location: Manny's Delicatessen


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-104         Tu                Apr 28         11:00am-2:00pm        $7(Transport only)
Location: Gatto's Restaurant


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-105         Tu                May 19         11:00am-2:00pm        $7(Transport only)
Location: Cooper's Hawk


Program #         Day             Date              Time                         Fee R/NR
R5003-205         M                Jun 8         11:00am-2:00pm          $7(Transport only)
Location: Blueberry Hill

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-206         W                Jul 22         11:00am-2:00pm        $7(Transport only)
Location: Babcock's Grove House


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-207         W                Aug 19         11:00am-2:00pm        $7(Transport only)
Location: Great Escape on Irving


Program #         Day             Date              Time                         Fee R/NR
R5003-208         W                Sep 2         11:00am-2:00pm          $7(Transport only)
Location: Ivy in Wheaton

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


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 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       Mar 16

              Apr 20

              May 18

              Jun 15

              Jul 20

              Aug 17

              

Time                     Fee R/NR

6:30-8:30pm          FREE

 

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



New Dates!
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                 R4024-101            Sa               Mar 21               9:00am-3:00pm       $50/$55                  Register by: Mar 14

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Program #            Day              Date                Time                         Fee R/NR                 R4024-201            Sa                Jun 6             9:00am-3:00pm          $50/$55                Register by: May 30

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

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


New!
Soda Can Mosaic

Don’t throw those pretty aluminum cans away! Learn how to upcycle them into amazing artwork! You will learn how to cut and assemble a mosaic using aluminum cans! bring your own cans or use any of the many cans I have collected. This is an easy and fun workshop that will inspire you to keep upcycling! the possibilities are endless! All supplies and materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own pretty cans.

AGE: 16+

Program # R3032-201

Day        Date                      Time                      Fee R/NR

Th         Jul 30                     6:00-8:00pm         $30/$35

Register by Jul 23

 

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



New Dates!
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                        R5005-101           Th                    Mar 12        10:00am-2:00pm     Free                  

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Program #           Day                  Date           Time                        Fee R/NR                        R5005-201           Tu                    Aug 11        10:00am-2:00pm     Free       

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

R5002-103             F            Mar 20       12:00-2:00pm        $18

R5002-104             F            Apr 17       12:00-2:00pm       $18

R5002-105             F            May 15       12:00-2:00pm        $18

R5002-201             F             June 19      12:00-2:00pm       $18

R5002-202             F              Jul 17       12:00-2:00pm       $18

R5002-203             F            Aug 21       12:00-2:00pm        $18

R5002-204             F             Sep 18      12:00-2:00pm       $18

 

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


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.