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Recreation Center of Highland Park

1207 Park Ave. West
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-579-4554
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Get In. Get Fit. Get Happy.

Introducing New Membership Options and Non-Member Daily Rates! 

New Month-to-Month and 30-Day Membership Options.  Both options allow access to the fitness floor, lap swim and Group Ex.   Learn more.

New Non-member Daily Pass Rates.  You can designate the type of daily pass you need.  Learn more.


Hours

Fitness Floor & Annex
Mon-Thu: 5:30 am – 7:30 pm (Closed Noon-2pm for cleaning)
Fri: 5:30 am – 2 pm
Sat & Sun: 7 am – 1 pm

Registration Desk
Mon-Thu: 5:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fri: 5:30 am – 2 pm
Sat & Sun: 7 am – 1 pm


Introducing our NEW On the Go Fitness!

Our $5/month subscription gives you 24/7 access to a complete library of Group Ex classes by your favorite instructors. 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.

 

 


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.

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 – UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
  • Basketball Court rentals – LIMITED.
  • 1/12 mile elevated running/walking track – OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.
  • 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 large Group Ex studio with a Queenax suspension training system. -GYM COURT 2 AND GROUP EX – STUDIO 1 AT THIS TIME
  • Personal training studio
  • Locker rooms – LIMITED
  • 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.

 


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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

 

 

NEW!  Membership Options & Non-member Daily Rates

Memberships

Month-to-Month Membership – $60/$70 (Two-month minimum required)
30-Day Membership –   $79/$89 (Expires after 30 days)

Both options are Full Facility: Fitness, Aqua and Group Ex.

 

 

Already a member? Reservations are required for all group exercise classes and lap swimming.

Make your reservations here:

Group Ex
Lap Swim


Daily Passes

New Non-member Daily Pass Rates – $12/$15

You must designate the type of daily pass ( Fitness floor, Group Ex, or Lap Swim).  As an added bonus, you may use the other two amenities with your pass if space is available.  Please check-in at the front desk prior to using the other services.  Reserve and purchase, click on the links below.

Fitness Floor
Group Ex
Lap Swim

 

 

 

Month-to-Month and 30-Day Membership Options.  Both options allow access to the fitness floor, lap swim and Group Ex. Advanced reservations are required.   Learn more.

Non-member Daily Pass Rates. Group Ex classes are now open to non-members. Fee is per reservation, $12 Resident / $15 Non-Resident*. Advanced reservations are required. Learn more.      *If paying a daily rate, you may also use the fitness floor or indoor pool if space is available. You must check-in at the front desk prior to using these amenities.

Class reservations are required.  To make reservations, click here or see schedule below.

To receive our weekly email for updates about the facility and group fitness, click here to sign up.

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

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Due to mitigation restrictions the indoor pool currently takes lap reservations ONLY. Reservations include 1 hour of single lap lane usage and new batches of reservations go live the Monday prior to the beginning of each month. 

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.

Memberships

  • Recreation Center of Highland Park – 30 Day Membership | Ages 11 and Up*
    This membership includes 30 days of unlimited, full access to the fitness center, group exercise classes, RCHP aquatics center and the running/walking track. Advanced reservations for each area is required to enter the Recreation Center. The track is included in your fitness floor reservation and only requires a sign-in when you are in the facility.$79 per month for Residents / $89 per month for Non-Residents.  
  • Recreation Center of Highland Park – Month to Month Membership | Ages 11 and Up*This membership includes unlimited, full access to the fitness center, group exercise classes, RCHP aquatics center and the running/walking track. Advanced reservations for each area are required to enter the Recreation Center. The track is included in your fitness floor reservation and only requires a sign-in when you are in the facility. No annual obligation is required for this membership, however there is a minimum 2-month commitment. 30 days notice is required to cancel.$60 per month for Residents / $70 per month for Non-Residents. A valid credit or debit card is required at the time of purchase to schedule your monthly payments.

*11 and 12 year old’s must complete the “Introduction to Fitness” program to obtain membership (Additional fee required.   Must purchase pass in-person at RCHP)

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.