New Preschool After Care (PAC) Program starts this year!

The Chicago Ridge Park District is proud to introduce a new program for your awesome preschooler! This program provides care after school, and offers specialized activities in an environment where children are encouraged to explore and discover! It’s flexible structure will help your child develop independent thought, confidence and new ideas! Activities will include arts and crafts, music, cooking activities, centers of learning and sports. For more information on this great new PAC Program, call the Freedom Activity Center at 708-636-4900 or email Dominic at!

S&P Global Rating Raised for Chicago Ridge Park District!

The Chicago Ridge Park District is proud to announce its Standard & Poor’s rating has been raised from ‘A’ to ‘A+’! In an article published On Thursday, April 25, 2019, The Reporter Newspaper quoted S&P Global Ratings credit analyst, Blake Yocom as stating, “The upgrade reflects consistent positive performance and maintenance of very strong cash reserves while all other credit characteristics have also improved…The stable outlook reflects our expectation that the district will maintain mostly balanced operations and very strong cash reserves across its general and recreation funds.”  Way to go CRPD!

Check Out Our New Classes by SportsKids Inc.!

The Chicago Ridge Park District has partnered with SportsKids Inc., a company that provides youth sports programming to various park districts in the Chicago suburbs. The company’s goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment for the children involved in our classes, clinics, camps, and leagues. The SportsKids staff includes coaches with a variety of experience from playing sports in high school and/or college to teaching and doing volunteer work with children in the classroom setting. These classes will be starting the first week of May. We will be offering the following classes: Beginning Tumbling, Junior Gymnastics, Kidnastics, Tumbling for Cheerleading, Basketball Skills and Games, Pee Wee Action Sports and Youth Track, Field and Fitness. Each class link is located on the Programs and Classes tab on the main page of our website!

Great New Fitness Opportunities at Frontier Fitness Center

Many people chose the beginning of the year to start new routines that focus on health, and joining fitness programs at local fitness facilities is one of the most popular paths to this goal.  The Chicago Ridge Park District just made it easier!  Our Frontier Fitness Center is now part of the networks of Tivity Health and Healthy Contributions, two programs that partner with health insurance companies and AARP Medicare to provide free and discounted memberships for their members.  If you are eligible for the following programs through your health provider, your membership may be free!

You can check eligibility by visiting these websites, or simply stopping by Frontier Fitness Center.