The Recreation Department proudly announces the arrival of the new City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide. This new publication will be published quarterly and allows us to showcase the many activities, programs and events that we have to offer. The new publication is sent to every household and business quarterly. Or, you can pick up a copy in the Community Center, Oak Park Library or City Hall, while supplies last. For any questions on our activities, programs or events, please do not hesitate to contact us at (248) 691-7555.
There are two main registration periods, Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer, in which classes are usually held. However, some classes are offered on an ongoing basis. To learn about upcoming classes and programs, call the Recreation Department at (248) 691-7555 ,or visit our online registration portal at Online Recreation Registration Portal.
The Recreation Department offers five ways in which a person can register for activities, including online registration, mail-in registration, in-person registration, after hours drop box and by phone. For more information on our registration options, visit Five Ways to Register for Recreation Programs.
Arts and Entertainment
Did you know that we take day trips? These trips are not only offered to our seniors, but to all adults (some people take the day off from work for an afternoon with us!). Come enjoy culture with us. We offer interesting lecture series, trips to the casinos, lunch and shopping trips, and trips to the theatre. For more, information click here and visit page 18, or call (248) 691-7555.
Have you heard about our wonderful and new dance classes? We now offer classes for seniors, adults, youth and children. Our class schedules include ballroom dancing, Middle Eastern Belly Dancing, jazz/tap combination courses, hip hop, ballet and jazz combinations and Taps and Tutus. There's something for everyone! For details, click here and visit page 19, or call Maralee Rosemond, Recreation Coordinator at (248)691-2357.
Fitness and Wellness
For fitness and wellness programs, visit Fitness and Wellness Programs and visit page 21. For more information on Fitness and Wellness programs offered through the Recreation Department, contact (248) 691-7555.
For a list of upcoming Recreation Department events, visit Recreation Events to visit page 20. For more information on upcoming events, call (248) 691-7555.
Senior Programs/Senior Odyssey
According to the National Council on Aging, senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction, and life satisfaction. Senior centers connect seniors to vital community services hat can help seniors stay healthy and independent. The Oak Park Recreation Department offers many fun activities for seniors, including lunch and shopping trips, theatre excursions, casino trips, lecture series, wellness plans, fitness classes, computer training, financial planning presentations, driver's training class, sports leagues, and more, click here and visit pages 16-17. Enjoy the benefits of our 50 Up Senior Club Membership, including Bingo, Pickleball, and other popular drop-in programs. We even offer assistance in the area of Meals on Wheels, nutrition planning and transportation options. For more information, call Maralee Rosemond at (248) 691-2357.
We are currently enrolling for Soccer, Karate, Softball, Baseball land Kickball programs. For more information on these programs, click here and visit pages 22-23, or call Daniel Parker, Recreation Coordinator at (248) 691-7555.