Summer Activity Guide Registration is Open

Mon May 2, 2022

It's here! The Crystal Lake Park District Summer digital guide is online and registration is open!

All residences in the 60012 and 60014 zip codes will receive a print guide in the mail. Look for the activity guide in your mailbox the week of May 9.

Summer Guide Highlights

Special Events

  • Summer Sing-A-Longs with the Crystal Lake Public Library-NEW
  • Bike with Your Neighbor
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Barn Dance-NEW
  • Tango! Dancing & Drinks Date Night-NEW
  • Unplug After Dark at the Nature Center-NEW
  • Monarchs and Music
  • Flannel Fest-NEW
  • Crystal Lake Cardboard Regatta-a Crystal Lake Parks Initiative fundraiser event

Get Out and Explore the Parks

Park Quest 2022-NEW

Drop-In Programs

  • Bingo at the Boat House
  • Buzzing Bees at The Nature Center
  • Butterfly Open House
  • Marvelous Mud & Secret Soils
  • Monthly Craft Drop-Ins at Nature Center

Weekly Programs

  • Summer Day Camp
  • Sports Camps
  • Dance Camps
  • Camp Wanna Be A Kid-NEW
  • Trail Rides for Seniors-NEW
  • Explore with Barlina House Preschool Camp
  • Swim Lessons-Group & Private
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Jr. Lifeguard Camp-NEW
  • Boating Safety Class
  • Social Paddle Club-NEW
  • Dance-ages 2+
  • First Dance Ballroom Class-NEW
  • Tennis Lessons-NEW location at Woodscreek Park
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Pickleball Drop-In and Lessons-NEW
  • Marital Arts
  • Women's Self Defense Workshop-NEW
  • Gymnastics
  • Adult Summer Softball Leagues
  • Nature-many NEW options
  • Colonel Palmer House Classes-many NEW options
  • Youth Athletics-many NEW options
  • Flag Football League-NEW
  • Fitness/Yoga-many NEW options
  • Tot-Teen Variety-many NEW options
  • Adult Variety Classes
  • Active Adult Drop-In Programs
  • Adult Trips-many NEW options


  • Beach Info-Opening Day May 29
  • Boat Rentals
  • Extended Time
  • Lippold Family Golf Center
  • The Racket Club
  • Grand Oaks Active Adult Center
  • Barlina House Preschool
  • Boat Gate Key Cards
  • Fisherman Key Cards
  • Hound Town Dog Park
  • Facility Rentals 
  • Garden Plots
  • Splash Pads