5 Fun Activities for a Chilly Weekend

November 10, 2021

As the weather gets cooler, finding activities for the entire family might be getting harder.  Check out these five fun activities to do at the Park District this weekend:

1. Walk Around The Preserve of Highland Park

Bundle up and take your pooch on-leash for a walk around The Preserve of Highland Park.  Temporary informational signs are posted throughout the park that detail the park’s new amenities.  And, check out the new turtle climbing playground!

Stay up to date on The Preserve of Highland Park project

2. Public Ice Skating is Back!

Meet friends and lace up your skates for public skating at Centennial Ice Arena.   Public skate is open  Saturdays between 11:25am-12:10pm.  If you have time during the weekday, take a public skate lunch break Mon, Tue, Thu, or Fri between 11am-1pm.  

If you have your own skates, it only costs $6 for children and $7 for adults.  Need skates?  Only pay $3 more.

Register for public skating online or in person

3. Get Your Sweat On

It’s time to get in shape before indulging in those holiday sweets, treats, and feasts!  Did you know, the Recreation Center of Highland Park offers All Access 7-Day Passes for only $20?  Passes include access to the fitness floor, Group Ex classes, and lap swimming.  

Purchase the All Access 7-Day Pass

4. Read & Play at Heller Nature Center

The whole family will enjoy Constance’s Story Trail at Heller Nature Center.  Just follow the walking trail while reading our featured story: The Rainbow Fish.  While you’re at it, discover nature and play at Wander Woods – a free play natural area designed to nurture a child’s sense of wonder and discovery.

More information on Heller Nature Center

5. Indoor Swimming at the Rec Center

Not ready to let go of summer?  Join us for a splash at our indoor open swim times on Saturdays and Sundays between 12:30-5:30pm.  It’s only $6/person for residents and $8/person for non-residents. 

Learn more about Open Swim