Whether you're looking for exercise or pleasure, Oak Lawn Park District in Oak Lawn is a great park choice.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this park for a delicious meal.
Bring the whole family to this park, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Up your vitamin D by spending some time at Oak Lawn Park District's one-of-a-kind park today!
If you're ready for a great adventure, visit Southwest Special Recreation Association in Alsip and create some lifetime memories.
Learn how to properly defend yourself with one of these kickboxing classes.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The sun is shining, and there's not a cloud in the sky—it's the perfect day to enjoy the great outdoors at one of Broadview Park District's seven parks. Kids run off excess energy at one of the many playgrounds, or splash around the outdoor pool. Adults have plenty of recreational options as well, including swinging by the basketball courts for a game of hoops or cultivating plants in the community garden. Even when the weather is dreary, the park district offers plenty of indoor fun—join an organized casino trip, sign up for a youth basketball camp, or check out one of the group classes such as line-dancing, Zumba, or self-defense.
Simply put, Players Sport & Social Group helps more than 60,000 people each year get together, meet new friends, and have fun. The two-decade-old company has more than doubled in size in the last five years, due in no small part to the wide variety of sports leagues and clinics that it offers at venues throughout the city. Teams or individuals can sign up for sports ranging from dodge ball to beach volleyball to games of "bags," otherwise known as cornhole. Players can check their weekly standings online and review each sport's rules, learning exactly what is considered a foul in kickball or how to dispose of a football opponent's captured flag by burning it in a respectful ceremony.
The company also hosts and sponsors social events such as happy hours, beach tournaments, and tasting events such as Whiskey, Wine & Moonshine and The World's Largest Indoor Bar Crawl Goes Mardi Gras.
In the 1980s, UIC's athletic teams adopted the name The Flames. It's a moniker that pays homage to the Great Chicago Fire, just as the team's mascot, a dragon, represents the fire-breathing cow that allegedly started the famous conflagration. Since the name change, UIC athletes have racked up wide-ranging accolades. The men's basketball team reached the NCAA Tournament in '98, '02, and '04, and the women's tennis team has won a staggering 17 consecutive conference titles. UIC has even launched some professional careers, such as that of soccer star Jay DeMerit, who went on to play for the U.S. Men's National Team and competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Today, the successes continue to accrue across about 20 men's and women's programs ranging from basketball to swimming to volleyball.
The ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, the Elmira Jackals skated onto the scene in 2000 as a member of the United Hockey League. After a successful seven-year run in the UHL—including a playoff appearance in their very first season—the Jackals moved to the ECHL in 2007–2008, where they've remained since. Although the Jackals are still in hot pursuit of their first Kelly Cup, the team has earned a playoff berth in every season, highlighted by an Eastern Conference regular-season title in 2011–12. Off the ice, the Jackals remain active in the community with efforts led by mascot Blade, who's often spotted mingling with fans at parties, retail stores, and while getting his eyebrows waxed at local spas.