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Recreation Center of Highland Park

1207 Park Ave. West
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-579-4554
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Stop by for a tour of our newly renovated, state of the art, fitness facility

The renovation of the lower level included…

  • New Main Group Exercise Studio:  will be approximately 500 sq. feet larger than our current main studio allowing approximately 10 more participants per class.  The new studio will feature glass windows allowing outside sunlight and exterior views of natural tallgrass.  New state-of-the-art equipment (Queenax) will be added for group functional fitness such as TRX and other new formats.

The renovation of the upper level included…

  • Expansion of the fitness floor: by 850 square feet will feature a dedicated stretching area, expanded free weight area, and a new line of strength equipment.
  • New Personal Training Studio:  offers 650 sq. ft. of space for personal training clients plus additional equipment and features to enhance their experience.
  • New Member Entrance and Retreat Area: includes a more secure way to enter the fitness area and track, new day lockers and extra space for post workout relaxation

At the Recreation Center of Highland Park, you’ll always get a great workout at a great price. Our bright and beautiful conveniently located facility right in the heart of town offers the amenities of a traditional fitness club and is the Park Districts community hub. It’s the place where you’ll see familiar faces, where the workout is not intimidating, and where you can chat with friends before heading out to manage the rest of your day. Center your body, mind and soul with yoga class while your kids take swimming lessons; take a challenging indoor cycle class while your spouse enjoys a game of basketball; or meet a friend for a challenging workout on our spacious fitness floor.

Hours

Fitness Center/Track Mon-Thur, 5am-9:45pm
Fri, 5am-7:30pm
Sat-Sun, 6:30am-7:30pm
Indoor Pool 
Mon-Thur, 5:15am-9pm
Fri, 5:15am-7pm
Sat, 6:30am-7pm
Sun, 6:30am-6pm
Kid Fit (childcare) (Additional fee required)
Mon-Thur, 8am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-7:30pm
Fri, 8am-2:30pm
Sat-Sun, 8am-1pm

Facility Features

  • Six-lane, 25-yard pool offers a variety of programs including group & private swimming lessons, swim classes, lap swim & open swim times
  • Two regulation basketball courts available for Open Gym or Rental
  • 1/12 mile elevated running/walking track. Track usage is free, registered Track pass required. Visit our Membership page for more information.
  • Supervised professional childcare services for children ages 6 months to 10 years available to members and guests
  • The 5,850-square-foot fitness center includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, cross trainers, rowing machines, stair climbers, arc trainers, upright and recumbent bikes and a full line of strength and resistance equipment and free weight area. Complimentary exercise towel service
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment.
  • Group exercise studios including indoor cycle studio, mind/body studio, and a newly renovated studio with a Queenax suspension training system.
  • Personal training studio
  • Locker rooms

Contact

Debbie Pierce, Manager of Facility Operations
847.579.4047
dpierce@pdhp.org

Jon Pratscher, Manager of Aquatics and Fitness
847.579.4049
jpratscher@pdhp.org

Jessie Blumberg, Membership Services Supervisor
847.579.4062
jblumberg@pdhp.org

Lisa Hamilton, Fitness Supervisor
847.579.4048
lhamilton@pdhp.org

The Recreation Center of Highland Park offers a variety affordable of membership options to meet your unique needs. Our 30 –day; month to month; and annual resident, student, limited, couple, family and senior passes range from $29 – $75 per person/month for residents.

Not sure if membership is for you… Try a Week Free on Us! (some restrictions apply)

Don’t forget our ultimate swimming pass! Enjoy indoor swimming at the Recreation Center of Highland Park and outdoor swimming Hidden Creek Aqua in one combined pass. Members receive free aquatic group exercise classes and discounts on Kid Fit childcare at the Recreation Center too! Ultimate Annual Swim Pass ranges from $16 – $36 per person/month for residents. (see below for pricing details)

Do You Struggle With Commitment? Recreation Center of Highland Park is now offering month to month and 30 day memberships. The option to pay month to month with no binding contract offers you maximum flexibility…in more ways then one! Group exercise classes are included.

Take a walk on our Indoor Track! Register for your Track Pass today at the Membership desk in our main lobby. Track usage is free. Scan card fee for Residents: Free, Non-Residents: $5.

Home for the Holidays?
Our 30-Day Winter Break Membership for Students is available now till December 31st! $45 for residents, $60 for non-residents.
Students up to 23 years old. Under 18 must have a guardian present at the time of registration.

Membership Options

Memberships include full facility access to all Recreation Center of Highland Park amenities including equipment on the fitness floor, open/lap swim, running/walking track, open gym, and the entire drop in group exercise schedule.

IndividualMonthly ResidentMonthly Nonresident
Adult Annual$51$61
Senior Annual$43$53
Student Annual$29$39
Limited Annual$29$39
Month to Month$64$74
30 Day$75$85

Couple/FamilyMonthly ResidentMonthly Nonresident
Couple Annual$44/person$54/person
Senior Couple Annual$41/person$51/person
Family* Annual$37/person$42/person

*For the first three family members. Additional family members are free ($111/family).

Day Pass Fees

Resident $12
Non-Resident $15

Welcome to Kid Fit

If you have smaller children, we know that being able to count on quality and affordable childcare makes it so much easier to commit to a fitness regimen. That’s why we’re proud to offer professional childcare services for children ages 6 months to 10 years. This service is available to our members and guests.

Parents must remain on-site while their children are in the Kid Fit area. On your first visit, please plan to spend a few extra moments helping your child adjust to the Kid Fit area, and to fill out an information sheet about your child, including food allergies and any special information that will help us care for your child.

Because we want you to feel absolutely certain that your child is being well cared for during your time at the Recreation Center, we urge you to contact us at 847.579.4054 with questions or concerns.

Hours of Operation

DayHours
Mon-Thurs8am-2:30pm &
4:30-7:30pm
Fri8am-2:30pm
Sat-Sun8am-1pm

Time Limits (for Kid Fit & TIMEOUT)

  • Children 6-18 months, 90-minutes maximum per day
  • Children 18 months-10 years, 2-hours maximum per day

Kid Fit Fees
Fees are based on the cost of 1 child for 1 hour of service

 Single Visit10-Visit Pass
Members$6$50
Non-Members$9$80

Kid Fit Annual Membership Add-on
$24/month for the first child, $8/month for each additional child.
Purchase this membership add-on and enjoy unlimited use of the Kid Fit (childcare) area for your children. The upgrade must be purchased with an active annual membership and is valid concurrently for the entire membership term. Daily time restrictions still apply.

Mom & Dad’s TIMEOUT
Your child can spend time with us while you run your errands! Moms and Dads can leave the Recreation Center and still enjoy the benefits of the Kid Fit Center. TIMEOUT hours are Monday-Friday 11am-2:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-1pm. Time limits still apply. Reservations are required.

TIMEOUT Fees
Fees are based on the cost of 1 child

 Single Visit
Members$9
Non-Members$19

Annual Aquatic Memberships

The Recreation Center of Highland Park and Hidden Creek Aqua Park have come together to offer the ultimate swimming pass. Enjoy the Recreation Center indoor Aquatic Center and the seasonal outdoor use of Hidden Creek AquaPark all in one combined pass. Members receive free aquatic group exercise classes and discounts on Kid Fit childcare at the Recreation Center. Membership is valid one year from the date of purchase. Previous discounts do not apply.

Monthly FeesResident FeeNonresident Fee
Adult Annual$36$46
Senior Annual$28$38
Senior Couple Annual$16/person$20/person
Couple Annual$25/person$35/person
Family Annual$18/person$22/person

Membership Descriptions

  • Month-to-Month: Available to individuals ages 11 and older and provides the same benefits as the individual Annual Membership, including Group Exercise classes. Month to Month membership, must be longer than 30 days.
  • Individual: This annual membership is for individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Limited: Provides members over the age of 18 with daily, full membership privileges to the Recreation Center during the restricted hours of 10:30am-4pm.
  • Couple: This annual membership is for two adults, 18 years of age and older, who are sharing the same residence and living expenses; or a parent and their dependant child; or two dependent children living in the household. Children must be under the age of 18 and unmarried, or a full-time college student through age 23.
  • Family: This annual membership is for immediate family members living in the same residence and includes the father, mother, all children under the age of 18 and unmarried, full-time college students through age 23.
  • Student: This annual membership is available to anyone between the ages of 11 and 23 who are full time students. Student ID must be presented at the time of purchase for high school and college students. Students under the age of 18 must register with a parent.
  • Senior: This annual membership is for individuals 65 years of age and older.
  • Senior Couple: This annual membership is for couples, one of which is of 65 years of age or older, who are sharing the same residence and living expenses.
  • 30 day: Available to individuals 11 and older. Provides the same benefits as the individual Annual Membership and is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Cannot be modified or prorated

Membership Payment Features

  • Auto Charge: Pay by the month! When signing up for an annual membership, you may have your VISA, MasterCard or Discover card automatically charged on a monthly basis. A $5 per month service fee is charged in addition to your monthly membership dues.
  • Auto Renew: Setup your annual membership to renew automatically upon its expiration date. All annual memberships paid by credit card must setup their membership with Auto-Renew. Members still have the option to pay in full at the beginning of each membership term or use Auto Charge to pay on a monthly basis. (Please note, the $5 per month service charge for the Auto Charge feature still applies.) Annual memberships not setup with the Auto Renew feature must be paid in full at the time of registration by cash or check. Make the next time you renew your membership the last time you bother with paperwork; sign up for Auto Renew.

Important Membership Information

  • Proof of Residency: Proof of residency, family structure and school identification may be required. Documents that may be used to show proof of residency and family structure are a birth certificate, a valid Illinois driver’s license, an Illinois state-issued identification card or a current real estate tax bill with your name and Highland Park address.
  • Age Restrictions: Participants must be 13 years of age or older to access the fitness floor. Participants ages 11 and 12 must successfully complete the “Intro to Fitness Program” prior to accessing the fitness floor (additional fee required).

Membership & Participant Handbook

Download your Recreation Center Membership Handbook. You may also request a copy by emailing jblumberg@pdhp.org or when visiting the Recreation Center.

The Recreation Center houses 2 high-school-regulation-sized basketball courts. Come and shoot around with the family, or pick up a game with friends during any of our open gym times.

Pickleball Open Court Nov-Jan

Fees:
Included with Membership for Recreation Center Members!

 Single Visit10-Pass
Resident$5$40
Non-Resident$7$60

Members and nonmembers alike are welcome to participate in open gym. All participants must check in and receive a wristband prior to participating. The Recreation Center of Highland Park reserves the right to cancel and/or change open gym times without notice. A Recreation Center staff member has the right to revoke an individual’s open gym participation for misconduct.

To participate, a valid driver’s license and/or valid identification must be presented at the front desk and all players must sign in. You will then be given a wristband that you are required to wear during your participation.

No private training during open gym times unless authorized by the facility supervisor.

Schedule
December 8th-20th

The Open Gym Schedule is subject to change on a daily basis. Schedules are updated daily so please be sure to check the website and/or call before visiting.

DateCourt 1Court 2
Friday, December 85:00-8:15am,
10:30am-4:00pm,
6:00-7:15pm
5:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, December 96:30-9:00am,
5:00-7:15pm
6:30-7:00am,
4:00-7:15pm
Sunday, December 106:30-8:00am,
10:15-11:00am,
6:30-7:30am
Monday, December 115:00-9:00am,
11:00-4:30pm
5:00am-6:00pm,
8:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, December 125:00-8:15am,
10:35am-4:00pm,
8:00-9:30pm
5:00am-5:00pm,
9:00-9:30pm
Wednesday, December 135:00-8:15am,
10:30am-5:00pm,
8:30-9:30pm
5:00-6:30am,
7:45-10:00am,
12:00-5:00pm,
9:00-9:30pm
Thursday, December 145:00-8:15am,
10:30am-4:30pm,
7:30-8:00pm,
5:00am-4:30pm,
Friday, December 155:00-8:15am,
10:30am-4:00pm,
5:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, December 166:30am-7:15pm6:30-7:30am,
9:00am-7:15pm
Sunday, December 176:30-8:00am,
10:15am-7:15pm
6:30-7:30am,
11:00am-7:15pm
Monday, December 185:00-8:45am,
11:00-4:30pm,
6:00-8:00pm
5:00am-9:30pm
Tuesday, December 195:00-9:15am,
10:45am-6:00pm,
8:00-9:30pm
5:00am-5:00pm,
9:00-9:30pm
Wednesday, December 205:00-9:15am,
10:45am-9:30pm
5:00-10:00am,
12:00-7:00pm,
9:00-9:30pm

Drop-in Group Classes are Included with your Recreation Center Membership!

(Aquatic Classes included with Aquatic Membership)

The Recreation Center of Highland Park offers the best and most innovative classes in the area. Popular formats include: Indoor Cycle, ZUMBA, Yoga, strength, core, flexibility, boot camp, WERQ and water fitness classes.

Group Exercise Descriptions
Rosewood Beach Yoga Schedule

Fall II Group Exercise Schedule

For up to date information on classes, subs, and cancellations, please view the RC Beat. You can also get regular email updates by subscribing to the RC Beat. To receive the RC Beat weekly click here and provide the email address you would like it sent to.

Fit For Life-Classes For Active Older Adults

Our “Fit for Life” programming offers classes designed specifically for seniors and older adults interested in improving their cardiovascular health, strength, balance and flexibility. These low-cost classes allow those at any physical level to enjoy the benefits and fun of working out in a group setting.

Fit for Life Schedule

Members: Drop-in Group Exercise classes are included in your annual membership.
Non-member: Non Members can purchase a punch card for group exercise classes.

Join us for fitness classes at the newly renovated Rosewood Beach!Vinyasa and Vino

Rise and Shine Yoga – Start Your Day In A Relaxing Way!

Take in the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan as you stretch your body awaken your mind, and fuel you spirit. Salute the sun with a smile and gracefully work out and kinks and tightness. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Please note that yoga mats for this class are limited and are at a first come first served basis. Students are encouraged to bring their own mats.

Namaste right away! Save time by clicking here and pre-purchase your pass.

Or stop by before class to purchase your pass at the Recreation Center or at Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center
Drop-In                                                       $15/17/20
10-Punch Pass                                          $90/120/150

Fall Rise and Shine Yoga: Sep 9-Dec 17*
Sat   8:45-9:45am
Sun  8:30-9:30am
*No class Sep 30 and Oct 1
Pre-purchased pass required

Winter Rise and Shine Yoga: Jan 6-Mar 25
Sat   8:30-9:30am
Sun  8:30-9:30am
Tu    7:15-8:15am
Th   7:15-8:15am
Pre-purchased pass required. Min of 8 participants required in January for each class to continue the class for February and March.

In case of inclement weather, class will take place inside the Interpretive Center at Rosewood Beach.

For additional questions regarding our fitness programs at Rosewood Beach, please contact Lisa Hamilton, Fitness Supervisor, at 847-579-4048 or lhamilton@pdhp.org.

The best and most efficient way to reach your fitness goals is to enlist a personal trainer. Let our nationally certified team of trainers develop a detailed fitness regimen specifically for you. We’ll work with you to define your own personal fitness goals and keep you motivated and focused while you achieve them!

Personal Training sales now available online! Purchase a 10-Pack on Cyber Monday and receive 10% off your package by using the coupon code “BurnTheTurkey”

3 options to get started with a personal trainer:
1. Call Lisa Hamilton, Fitness Supervisor at 847.579.4048
2. Email: lhamilton@pdhp.org  include your name, availability and your goals and any limitations you may have.
3. Stop at the front desk. The desk staff will have you fill out a personal training request form
*Please remember: The more availability you give us, the easier it will be to find you a trainer.

Personal Training Rates

Members

 30-Minute Sessions45-Minute Sessions1 Hour Sessions
Single Session$43$58$69
3-Pack$38/session$53/session$64/session
10-Pack$33/session$48/session$59/session

Non Members

 30-Minute Sessions45-Minute Sessions1 Hour Sessions
Single Session$53$68$79
3-Pack$48/session$63/session$74/session
10-Pack$43/session$58/session$69/session

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Needed – please contact Katie Lazzara  at klazzara@pdhp.org  or 847.579.4051

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Welcome to the Recreation Center of Highland Park Indoor Pool

 

The indoor pool offers a variety of drop in times for open swim, family swim, learn to swim and more. Plus, there is always at least one lane open for lap swimming. If you want to know specifically what is happening at the pool so you can plan your swim, check out our weekly schedule of programming. New schedules will be posted each week, so you can always know the best time to swim for you.

Aquatic Swim Schedule 

Everyone from tots to adults can take advantage of the Recreation Center of Highland Park Swimming Pool. Our full complement of Learn-to-Swim classes is perfect for participants of all ages who want to become comfortable in the water. If you are a swimming veteran, revitalize with a full body workout in the pool. Aquatic Master training is available to develop your water workout.

Aquatic Memberships

The Recreation Center of Highland Park and Hidden Creek Aqua Park have come together to offer the ultimate swimming pass. Enjoy both facilities in one pass! Members receive free aquatic drop-in group and discounts on training, the Kid Fit Area at the Recreation Center and select aquatic programs. Membership is valid one year from the date of purchase. Previous discounts do not apply. For membership descriptions and pricing visit our Membership Page.

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Needed – please contact Katie Lazzara at klazzara@pdhp.org or 847.579.4051.

Classes fill quickly so sign up now to secure your spot! Registration for all classes will close 3 business days prior to the first day of class so sign up early.

Learn-to-Swim
Splash around in the Recreation Center Learn-to-Swim program! The Recreation Center provides swim lessons for all ages and levels.

Early Childhood (Ages 3-Grade K)
Based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum, these classes incorporate songs, games and fun to ease students into the aquatic environment.

Youth Learn-to-Swim (Ages 6-15)
Based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum, the classes include skill progression in all fundamental aquatic motor skills.

Private Lessons
Often, the most effective way to learn to swim is by enlisting the help of a private instructor. The Recreation Center of Highland Park offers private and semi-private swimming lessons for participants of all ages. Based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum, swimmers will receive personalized instruction based on their needs and current swim abilities. For safety purposes, all spectators must observe classes from the observation room. To sign up for private swim lessons, complete the Private Lesson Request Form and submit it to Katie Lazzara at klazzara@pdhp.org.

Make-Up Policy
The Park District does not guarantee a participant’s ability to make up a class that is missed. All make-ups must follow these guidelines.

  • Limit of 2 make-ups per session
  • Make-Up Request Formmust be complete prior to arriving to class. Forms can be picked up at the pool desk or the earlier link and then turned in to the Recreation Supervisor, Katie Lazzara’s mailbox at the pool or submitted via email to klazzara@pdhp.org.
  • Participants can only make-up at their same level.
  • If a participants shows up to a class that is full, the class will not be overloaded to accommodate a make-up.
  • Reserving a make-up slot and then not showing up will count as the make-up lesson.
  • Call Katie Lazzara at 847-579-4051 with day of lesson requests and questions.

The Recreation Center of Highland Park is the perfect gathering place to socialize with friends, network with colleagues or hang out with the family. Hold your next birthday party or business function in the beautiful spaces of the Recreation Center of Highland Park! The pool, gymnasium, studios (dance and spin) and multi-purpose rooms are all available for rental.

IMG_3477The Recreation Center also accommodates large events such as bar & bat mitzvahs. The pool, gymnasiums and multipurpose rooms are available for rental. For more information on renting space at the Recreation Center, contact Debbie Pierce at 847.579.4047 or at dpierce@pdhp.org.

Pool Rentals
$125 & Up/hour

Recreation Center of Highland Park Gymnasium Court Rentals
$82/hour/court

Studio Rentals
$75/hour

After Hour Rentals
Let us open our doors just for you! The pool, gymnasium, studios and multi-purpose rooms may be rented after business hours. Our facility is perfect for large social events like bar/bat mitzvahs, family reunions, charity events and company outings. Prices vary accordingly. Please contact us for more information.

Party Attendants
Additional staff may be provided by the Recreation Center of Highland Park for any function held within our facility. If interested, ask for more information when booking. If you wish to provide you own attendant, you must receive approval from the Recreation Center of Highland Park prior to the date of your event.

Party Packages- Let us do the planning for your party. (Fees based on 20 participants.)

Pool Party:
$300 & Up
Includes 1-hour in the pool followed by 45 minutes in a party room. Lifeguard included.

Athletic Party:
$300 & Up
Includes 1-hour in the gym followed by 45 minutes in a party room. Party attendant included.

Zumba/Fitness Fun Party:
$300 & Up
Includes a 1-hour Zumba or Fitness class followed by 45 minutes in a party room. Instructor included.