Fitness Club & Recreation Center

Fitness Floor & Registration

  • Mon–Thu:
  • Fri:
  • Sat & Sun:

Holiday Hours

  • Memorial Day (5/27)

Get In. Get Fit. Get Happy.

Create Your Own Path

Your fitness journey to a stronger, leaner, healthier, and happier version of YOU starts at the Rec Center. Our professional team values your individual fitness requirements – we respect your space to go at your own pace, and we are there to provide you with guidance and motivation when you need it.

Energize your workouts with the latest fitness equipment, learn new things with our professional fitness staff and wide variety of group fitness classes, and fantastic breadth of programs. Best of all, find your new community of healthy-focused people of all levels.

For nearly 20 years, the Rec Center has been the community gathering place for strength building, energy-boosting, and a healthy life. It is a place where you can connect with family and friends.  Best of all, the Rec Center is located at our newest 100-acre park, The Preserve of Highland Park.  Regularly scheduled fitness classes are held in the park when weather permits. 

See why our members call the Rec Center of Highland Park the best fitness value in the North Shore.

Fitness Club Amenities

  • Six-lane, 25-yard pool for swim lessons, AquaFit classes, lap swim & open swim times.
  • Two regulation basketball courts available for Open Gym and rentals (available at designated times).
  • 1/12 mile elevated running/walking track.
  • KidsClub – Get your workout in while your kids have fun in our supervised playroom
  • The 5,850-square-foot fitness floor 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.
  • Dedicated functional training space on the turf.
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment.
  • Group Exercise classes in the Gymnasium, Studio 1 & 2, Spin Studio and outdoors.
  • Stages Studio Pro Plus Cycling! Spin on superior indoor bikes with leading interactive experiences.
  • Personal Training Studio and Pilates Reformer Training Studio.
  • Locker rooms.
  • Vending machines.
  • Rentals at the Recreation Center are limited, for more information contact Debbie Pierce, at 847.579.4047.

Our $5/month subscription gives you 24/7 on-demand 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 Protocols

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

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 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.


Explore Our Beautiful Spaces

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, and studios (dance and spin) are all available for rental.

The Recreation Center also accommodates large events such as bar & bat mitzvahs.


Contact Us

Fitness Manager
Membership Services Supervisor
Assistant Director of Recreation