Menu

Font: (-) / (+)

Recreation Center of Highland Park

1207 Park Ave. West
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-579-4554
[+] Map/Directions

The Recreation Center indoor fitness is now open to members and pass holders! See the General Info page for details. 

Select A Page:

Introducing our NEW On the Go Fitness!

Our $5/month subscription gives you access to a complete library of the Recreation Center’s new on-demand fitness classes. Whether you are at home, on vacation, in your backyard, or on a business trip, On the Go Fitness will keep you on your fitness path to a stronger, leaner, healthier version of YOU.

  • 24/7 access
  • Conducted by the Rec Center’s top fitness instructors
  • New high-quality energizing videos added weekly
  • Choose from cardio, strength, yoga, and more
  • New live-streaming classes are coming soon!

 

 


Get In. Get Fit.

The Recreation Center of Highland Park is now open to members and pass holders (with a reservation)  following Governor’s Tier 3 Mitigation guidelines implemented statewide:

  • Reservations for the fitness floor and lap swim will resume for Recreation Center members and pass holders only. Reservations are currently being accepted .
  • Day passes are no longer available for fitness floor access, group fitness classes or lap swim.   Non-members may purchase a 30-Day Pass for $70/residents and $90/non-residents. To buy a 30-Day pass, click here.
  • Indoor one-on-one training is open to the public and will resume. To schedule a private training session, please, contact jditomasso@pdhp.org.
  • Private swim lessons will resume. To schedule a private swim lesson, please contact jmastrolonardo@pdhp.org.
  • Locker rooms and KidFit will remain closed.
  • The indoor track will be open to members only.
  • All outdoor group fitness classes in our heated tent are available to members and pass holders only. Reservations are required. The capacity for each class is limited to 10 participants. For a complete list of classes and to reserve time, click here.

As a reminder, face masks are required for all indoor and outdoor exercise.  


Hours

The hours of operation will resume as follows:

Fitness Floor Hours:

Mon-Thu: 5:30 am-7:30 pm (Closed Noon-2pm for cleaning)
Fri: 5:30 am-2 pm
Sat & Sun: 7 am-Noon
 
  Registration Desk Hours:
Mon-Thu: 5:30 am-7:30 pm
Fri: 5:30 am-2 pm
Sat & Sun: 7 am-Noon


Memberships & Pass Holders 

  • All 30-Day and 90-Day pass holders will be reactivated and extended 17 days (equal to the number of days closed during the City’s supplemental order).
  • Pre-paid annual memberships reactivated on November 13 will be extended 17 days (equal to the number of days closed during the City’s supplemental order). If you requested a cancelation of your membership, this does not apply to you. You will receive a confirmation of your membership cancelation when it is processed.
  • If you have a month-to-month payment annual membership, your membership and billing will be reactivated as planned on December 13.

For questions regarding your membership, please call 847.579.4554.


More Fitness Opportunities Coming Soon!

In the coming days, the Recreation Center is introducing an exciting new virtual group fitness platform. The platform will provide a complete library of on-demand fitness videos.


Safe & Clean

At the Recreation Center of Highland Park, we are using two new state-of-the-art air filtration systems in our facility, and our staff is following strict, consistent sanitation protocols to ensure you are working out and keeping fit and healthy in a safe and clean environment.   Learn more about the daily investments we are making in your health and safety. 

 


Facility Amenities 

Enjoy a great workout at a great price. Our bright and beautiful facility is conveniently located right in the heart of Highland Park.  The Rec Center offers the amenities of a traditional fitness club and is the Park District’s 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.

Unfortunately, some of our regular services and amenities are not open during this time:

  • Six-lane, 25-yard pool offers a variety of programs including group & private swimming lessons, swim classes, lap swim & open swim times.  Learn more about our aquatics programs. 
  • Two regulation basketball courts available for Open Gym or Rental – CLOSED
  • 1/12 mile elevated running/walking track.  – Open to members only
  • Supervised professional childcare services for children ages 6 months to 10 years available to members and guests. – CLOSED
  • 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 (not available at this time)
  • 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. (all Group Exercise Classes are now being held outside and are available to members and pass holders only)
  • Personal training studio
  • Locker rooms – CLOSED
  • Yoga/exercise mats are not available. Please bring your own mat.  
  • Water fountains will be available for bottle fills only. Be sure to bring your own water bottle. 
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Designated bathrooms and family changing rooms are open.
  • Rentals at the Recreation Center are limited at this time, for more information contact Debbie Pierce, at 847.579.4047.

The Recreation Center of Highland Park hours, safety guidelines, and rules are subject to change based on the most current information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance received from the CDC, LCHD and DCEO. We appreciate your cooperation and value your safety.


Contact

Debbie Pierce, Recreation Manager – Membership and Rentals
847.579.4047
dpierce@pdhp.org

Jodi DiTomasso, Manager of Fitness
847.579.4049
jditomasso@pdhp.org

Kari Acevedo, Aquatics Manager
847.579.4051
kacevedo@pdhp.org

Jenna Mastrolonardo, Aquatics Supervisor
847.579.4050
jmastrolonardo@pdhp.org

 

 

 

 

Nowadays, we are all conscious of staying healthy and only being in clean, safe environments. At the Recreation Center of Highland Park, we are using two new state-of-the-art air filtration systems in our facility, and our staff is following strict, consistent sanitation protocols to ensure you are working out and keeping fit and healthy in the safest environment you can be.


Clean Air

In July, an AirPHX System was installed on both levels of the Rec Center and a new UV Air Filter was installed on the Center’s HVAC system.   AirPhx safely and continuously kills microbes in the air, and everything the air touches 24 hours a day. Because it requires no chemicals or liquid additives, the AirPHX process is organic and safe.  The UV Air Filter, unlike chemical disinfectants,  provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms.  The system provides continuous disinfection of the air, lowering the concentration of mold, bacteria, and viruses. 


Safety & Sanitation Protocols

Following the state’s Phase 4 safety guidelines, we are committed to the health and safety of everyone who visits.  You will still see the same friendly faces you were used to, but some things will look different.  Watch our video for a quick overview. 

  • Throughout our facility, you will find social distancing markers and an increased number of sanitation stations for your hands and for the equipment.
  • All members are required to wipe down the equipment before and after  use with gym wipes located conveniently throughout the facility.
  • Staff members  actively monitor, and clean equipment using an EPA registered and hospital-grade disinfectant. All staff members are required to wear masks while on duty.

 


Cardio Equipment 

You will notice that we have moved some of the cardio equipment to the gym floor to allow for physical distancing. 


Personal Training

We have created one-on-one personal training studios for our trainers and their clients for increased physical distancing and privacy.  To schedule a personal training session, contact jditomasso@pdhp.org.


Working Together 

Remember, the biggest thing you can do to contribute to keeping the Recreation Center the safest place for everyone to be outside of their own homes is to stay home if you are sick, have been exposed or are vulnerable due to age, compromised immunity or pre-existing condition.

Additionally, while at the Recreation Center of Highland Park:

  • Participants must always maintain proper social distancing of 6 ft. while exercising
  • Face coverings are required at all times, even when exercising.
  • Participants may not congregate with others unless you are from the same household
  • Participants must use hand sanitizer or wash their hands after entering the Rec Center and before using equipment
  • Come to the facility dressed and ready to exercise. Changing rooms and lockers will not be available. 
  • To maintain proper social distancing, participants are required to enter the Rec Center one person at a time while keeping at least six feet of distance between you and the person in front of you.
  • Participants must wear a face-covering at all times, even when exercising.  For more information on wearing a face mask while exercising, click here. 
  • Participants may enter the facility no sooner than their reserved time.
  • Participants must check in with the main desk in the lobby before entering the fitness areas and show a valid ID at check-in at the time of reservation.
  • While checking in, participants should make sure to use complimentary hand sanitizer .

We can be safe if we are all working together. We look forward to seeing you soon and being an important part of your fitness routine.

The Recreation Center of Highland Park hours, safety guidelines, and rules are subject to change based on the most current information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance received from the CDC, LCHD and DCEO. We appreciate your cooperation and value your safety.

 

 

30-Day Pass

Getting back to your regular fitness routine shouldn’t mean that you have to make a long-term commitment, especially now when your world is changing so quickly. Get your 30-Day Pass to our Fitness Floor, Aquatic Center, or Group Exercise Classes.

30-Day Pass
$70  (residents)
$90  (non-residents)

 

 

 

 

 

Online reservations are required.  Make your reservations here.

 

All group fitness classes are taking place inside our socially distance Gymnasium and are available to members and pass holders only.

Non-members may purchase a 30-Day pass for our group fitness classes.  For more information and to purchase a pass, click here.

Class reservations are required.  To make reservations, see the schedule below.

As a reminder, face coverings are always required, even while exercising outdoors.

Can’t make it to class all the time?    Our new On the Go Fitness subscription gives you access to a complete library of the Recreation Center’s new on-demand fitness classes. Whether you are at home, on vacation, in your backyard, or on a business trip, On the Go Fitness will keep you on your fitness path to a stronger, leaner, healthier version of YOU.

 

The best and most efficient way to reach your fitness goals is to enlist the guidance of 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 is open to the public.

To ensure the health and safety of our personal training clients and trainers, the Recreation Center follows these guidelines.

To view our personal training fee options, click here.

 

To get started with a personal trainer:
Call or email Jodi DiTomasso, Manager of Fitness at 847.579.4049 or jditomasso@pdhp.org if you have any questions or would like to explore whether personal training is a good option for you.

 

 

Welcome to the Recreation Center of Highland Park Indoor Pool

dsc_8623

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.

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. An 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 passes 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.

 

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

Questions regarding swim lessons or would you like to take a placement test? Contact:

Jenna Mastrolonardo
847.579.4050
jmastrolonardo@pdhp.org

Learn-to-Swim
The Recreation Center offers swimming lesson programs for all ages and all levels. Our Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum provides an ideal environment for swimmers to learn proper swimming skills and water safety as they progress and build their endurance through the program.

Adult Swimming Programs 

Water Introduction Program (parent & tot – 6 mo – 3 yrs) 

Paddlers (Ages 3-6) 

Little Swimmers (ages 6- 15)

Junior Swim and Stroke Development (ages 6-15)

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.

Private Lessons
1 student with 1 instructor
30 Minute Lesson45 Minute Lesson
*Member 4-Pack$120$150
Non-Member 4-Pack$160$210
Semi-Private Lessons
2-4 students with 1 instructor
30 Minute Lesson45 Minute Lesson
*Member 4-Pack$80/student$120/student
Non-Member 4-Pack$100/student$140/student

*Includes: Members, Recreation Center Family Memberships, Aquatic Family Memberships, and families currently enrolled in a Learn-to-Swim program. Hidden Creek AquaPark Memberships are also included between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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 Form must 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 Learn to Swim Coordinator.
  • 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  847.579.4554 with day of lesson requests and questions.