355 W. Washington Avenue, Lake Bluff
The Lake Bluff Park District was established in 1925 for the purpose of providing and maintaining parks, recreational facilities and programs for the residents of the Park District.
Lake Bluff's Recreation Center is located at 355 W. Washington Avenue, Lake Bluff. A fitness center complete with locker/shower rooms and a running track are on the second floor. The first floor includes: a dance/fitness studio, a community room, a gymnasium, a gymnastics room, three early childhood education rooms, a babysitting room and administrative offices.
The Park District provides a public 18-hole championship golf course with clubhouse services that include group or private lessons, food, pro-shop, cart rental and locker room facilities. An Olympic size outdoor swimming pool with an adjacent tot pool is available for public swim and lessons.
The Park District maintains a supervised Lake Michigan beach during the summer months. Park District residents receive a free membership pass for use of this facility open until 10:00 p.m. daily.
400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest, 847-234-6700
Lake Forest Fitness Center, 847-615-3187
The Recreation Center, located at 400 Hastings Road, is a 50,000 square ft. facility that houses a gym, racquetball/squash courts, Kinderhaven Learning Center, dance studios, the Forest Café, and the Lake Forest Fitness Center.
Lake Forest Fitness Center, located within the Recreation Center facility, is a 4,500 square ft. premier fitness and racquet facility. Complete with child care service, personal trainers, cardiovascular equipment, full body variable resistance circuit equipment and a free weight training area.
Located at the Grove Cultural Campus just east of Ridge Road, Stirling Hall Arts and Activities Center houses a ceramics studio and provides classes for adults and children.
The Wildlife Discovery Center is located in the historic Elawa Farm facility, on Middlefork Drive off Waukegan Road. The facility houses their reptile and amphibian collection. Other things to enjoy are the outdoor raptor exhibits, Grass is Rattling venomous reptile exhibit, education programs, nature hikes on the Middlefork Savanna, bird and wildlife watching, fitness walking, bicycling and conservation classes.
The City is boasts two community parks, eleven neighborhood parks, a beach and boat launching area, an 18-hole golf course and nature preserves.
Providing recreation for over 80 years, the Deerpath Golf Course, located on Deerpath Road, is one of the oldest and finest municipal courses in the Midwest with clubhouse services. This sporty public 18-hole course measures 6,255 yards with a par 70 for men and 5,487 yards with a par 72 for women.
More information is available at www.cityoflakeforest.com or you can register for classes at www.lfrec.com
100 E. Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest
The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center serves residents from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff—50 years of age and older. The center offers a diverse program of enriching activities to meet the creative, educational and recreational needs of seniors. Services to help older adults maintain their independence are also available such as transportation and social services.