Adult Classes

Make new friends, learn new skills, stay active and keep your mind sharp while socializing - what is not perfect about this group of classes? These are just a few of the endless benefits of our adult programming options. If you have a suggestion for a new or different class, please tell us - we are always looking for innovating classes to try and people to help us pilot them!
Garden Plots

If you build it and plant it IT WILL GROW! And maybe you just don't have the space at home - and we heard you - so we created a community garden just for you! 

The Berwyn Park District offers fourteen garden plots for rental.  Our Community Garden is a space where our Berwyn Community can come together - a place located at the corner of 29th place and Home Avenue, where plots are tilled and available for planting April 1 each year for our residents to plant.  Water is available  for you to use to keep your plants healthy and growing. You need to bring your own water carrying containers. Plant and seed purchases are the responsibility of the gardener. New this year, the area will be fenced as there is no security at our garden site. Please help your fellow Community Gardeners keep our garden safe - if you See Something, Say Something! Call 911 or Call the Park District if you see any suspicious activity. 

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 Swarovski Bracelet Crafting

Spring and summer are coming so it’s time to create something new. 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. This is a 4 hour course, broken down into (2) 2-hour sessions with a 30 minute lunch in between.

Age: 16+

Program # R4027-202

Day Sa

Date Sep 4

Time 10:00am-2:30pm

Fee R/NR $30/$40

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 4   Max: 12


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 Dates!
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 # R4009-301 
Day Tu 
Date Sept 7-28
Time 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fee R/N $120
Register By Aug 29
                                       
Program # R4009-302
Day Tu 
Date Oct 5-26
Time 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fee R/N $120
Register By Sept 29

Program # R4009-303
Day Tu 
Date Nov 2-23
Time 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fee R/N $120
Register By Oct 29

Program # R4009-304
Day Tu 
Date Dec 7-28
Time 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fee R/N $120
Register By Nov 29
                                       

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! The participation fee is required to attend this program.

Location: Pick up and Drop off at Proksa Park
AGE: 50 AND UP

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-204         Th                Sep 21         11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Bohemian Crystal - Westmont ($15-$25 per entree)

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-302         W                Oct 20         11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Babcocks Grove House - Lombard ($10-$15 per entree) 


Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-303           W              Nov 17         11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Manny's Deli - Chicago ($20 - 30 per LARGE entree)

Program #         Day             Date             Time                           Fee R/NR
R5003-304         W                Dec 15        11:00am-2:00pm        $8(Transport only)
Location: Walnut Room - Macy's Chicago ($15-$25 per entree)

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 6   Max: 10


Proksa Park Garden Club

The Proksa Park Garden Club is blooming every day with greatness! Supported by the Berwyn Park District, we welcome new members to dig in with us at any time! 

Meet us 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 and will be 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 are always looking for volunteers to help plant, weed, and harvest our gardens in Proksa Park. 

If you would like to help out, please contact Deborah Gayon at any time - no experience necessary, a positive attitude always desired. Once you get started, you can work on the plot of your choice anytime the park is open.

Upcoming Meetings:

AGE: 18+

6:30-8:30pm, Monday 

Volunteer committment  and training may be necessary 

 

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



New Dates!
State of Illinois: Rules of the Road Course

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 #:  R5018-301
Day: Tu
Dates: Oct 26
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Fee: Free

Register by: Oct 5

For more information: Contact the Berwyn Park District at the Proksa Park Activity Center at 708-795-2892, or email: getinfo@berwynparks.org. We will be happy to help answer your question. 

 

 

 

 

Location: Proksa Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
Min: 1   Max: 8


New!
Virtual Photoshop Lessons

Photoshop might be intimidating, but we can make it fun! Learn to draw, paint, and edit photos like a pro-at your own pace! Whatever you use it for: casual drawing, editing photos, or just to learn something new, we can tailor the learning process to exactly your needs. Stacy is happy to take on anyone from the newest beginners to those more
experienced with specific questions or goals. Individual and group classes can be arranged!

Age: 16+

Program # R4045-201

Day Tuesday

Date Ongoing (By appointment)

Time 6:00-7:00pm

Fee R/NR $70/Session

Location: Virtual

Min: 1   Max: 8


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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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.