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Recreation Center of Highland Park

1207 Park Ave. West
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-579-4554
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Fitness is now open at the Recreation Center of Highland Park!

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Get In & Get Fit
In the Safest, Cleanest Place You Can Be
Now Offering Extended Hours and Flexible Pricing

We know how essential fitness training and exercise is for your physical, emotional, and mental health. The Recreation Center is committed to ensuring you can maintain that healthy lifestyle in one of the safest and cleanest places you can be.

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. 


       

New 30-Day and 90-Day Fitness Floor Pass Options! (not available for group ex or aquatics)

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.   

30-Day Pass
Purchase a 30-Day Pass before October 30 and receive another 30-Day Pass for FREE!  Use the bonus 30 days to extend your pass or give it as a gift.

$50 (current members)
$70  (residents)
$90  (non-residents)

90-Day Pass (available through October 15)

$90 (current members – only a $1 per day!)
$110  (residents)
$130  (non-residents)

 

 

 

 


New Extended Hours!  (starting October 10)

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

Fitness Annex Hours:
Mon-Thu:  5:30 am-10:30 am & 4 pm-7:30 pm
Fri:              5:30 am-10:30 am
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

 


Online Reservations Required

Reservations for our fitness floor, group exercise classes and aquatics  must be made online and can be made up to 7 days in advance. 

Fitness Floor Access – To ensure capacity limits are maintained, we have set up a reservation system. Fitness Floor Access does not include Group Exercise Classes.  Reserve your time now. 

Group Exercise Classes – To ensure capacity limits are maintained, we have set up a reservation system with a limited number of spots per class.  Join our wide variety of Group Exercise classes outside at The Preserve throughout the fall season. Group Exercise Classes do not include Fitness Floor Access.   Register for a class now. 

Aquatics –  To ensure capacity limits are maintained, we have set up a reservation system with a limited number of spots for lap swim.  Reserve your time now. 


Personal Training

We have created one-on-one personal training studios for our trainers and their clients for increased physical distancing and privacy following these guidelines. Training sessions are open to the public.  Access to the Recreation Center is limited to patrons who have a reserved time. To schedule a personal training session, contact jditomasso@pdhp.org.


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. Track usage is free, registered Track pass required. Visit our Membership page for more information. – CLOSED
  • 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.  Learn more and register.)
  • 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, Manager of Facility Operations
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

Bethany Koudelka, Membership Services Supervisor
847.579.4062
bkoudelka@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.

 

 

Please note: The Recreation Center of Highland Park has put a hold on all memberships. New memberships are not being accepted at this time.

Beginning Sept 21
NEW! 30-Day and 90-Day Pass Options

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.

30-Day Pass
$50 (current members)
$70  (residents)
$90  (non-residents)

BONUS! Sign up for a 30-day pass by Oct. 30 and get another 30-day pass for FREE! Use the bonus 30 days to extend your pass or give it as a gift.

90-Day Pass (available through October 15)
$90 (current members – only a $1 per day!)
$110  (residents)
$130  (non-residents)

 

 

 

 

 


30-Day Passes (applies to Fitness Floor, Aquatics, Group Exercise) 

Get your 30-Day Pass to our Fitness Floor, Aquatic Center, or Group Exercise Classes. Click here to purchase your pass.

Online Reservations will still be required to maintain social distancing capacity limits, but at no additional cost with your active 30-day pass! Make your reservations here.


Session Fees (applies to Fitness Floor, Aquatics & Group Exercise

$5     (current members)
$7     (residents)
$10   (non-residents)

All reservations are non-transferable and non-refundable. (In the event of inclement weather, an automatic refund will be given for outdoor classes.) Walk-ins will not be permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor & Outdoor Group Fitness Classes:

  • $5     Current Members
    $7     Residents
    $10   Non-Residents
  • Online pre-registration required
  • No drop-ins allowed
  • Class sizes are limited in accordance with IDECO requirements

30 Day Individual Group Exercise Pass

Valid for 30 consecutive days from the date of purchase for outdoor fitness classes. Reservations are still required for $0 fee with active pass.

$50/ Active RCHP members in good standing from March 13, 2020
$70/ Resident non-member
$90/ Non-resident, non-member

Online Reservations will still be required, but at no additional cost with your active 30-day pass!
(1) Click here to complete the purchase of your pass
(2) Then, click here to make your outdoor fitness class reservations.

*If class is cancelled due to inclement weather or low enrollment, you will have the option to transfer to an indoor fitness floor reservation. No refunds will be given.

These classes are not a part of RCHP memberships. All memberships will remain suspended at this time. 

Drop-in Group Fitness 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. Formats include: Indoor Cycle, ZUMBA, Yoga, Strength, Core, Cardio, Flexibility, Boot Camp, WERQ, Water Fitness and much more!

Recreation Center of Highland Park Outdoor Fitness Schedule

30-Day Passes: Fitness Floor, Aquatic Center, and Group Exercise

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.

Members: Drop-in Group Fitness classes are included in your annual membership.
Non-members: Non-Members can purchase a punch card for Group Fitness classes.

Beach Yoga

Yoga is back at the beach!

Positive change starts on the inside – gain strength, peace and awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with a smile and gracefully work out the kinks and tightness. Whether you are a novice or yogini, we welcome you to experience yoga with the best instructors, at the best location, and the best value!  Positive change starts on the inside – Gain strength and peace!

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

 

Exercise Your Heart And Pay It Forward

Living an enriched and healthy lifestyle should not be constrained by financial hardship. Now, more than ever, local families need your help. The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is dedicated to giving every resident the opportunity to participate in Park District programs. 

If you are enjoying our free online classes, please remember your neighbors in need and donate to the Parks Foundation of Highland Park today.  DONATE NOW!

For additional questions regarding our fitness programs at Rosewood Beach, please contact Lauren Worthey, Fitness Coordinator, at 847-579-4048 or lworthey@pdhp.org.

30 Day Aquatic Pass – Available for purchase!

Get In & Get Fit for 30 Days! Get your 30-Day Pass to our Aquatic Center! Click here to purchase.

Online Reservations will still be required to maintain social distancing capacity limits, but at no additional cost with your active 30-day pass! Make your reservations here.

Welcome to the Recreation Center of Highland Park Indoor Pool

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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.