Additional Information

Senior Citizen

All individuals age 60 years and older will receive 15% off on activities, once proof of age (driver's license, birth certificate) is established. Please note: discount does not apply to Fitness Center, 

Returned Checks

There will be a $20 fee assessed for a returned or non-sufficient funds (NSF) check.

Age Requirement

All children under three years of age must be the appropriate age prior to the first day of class. All other participants must be the appropriate age with the dates of the program. Exceptions are Little Learners Preschool, Early Childhood and certain League programs that must follow stated guidelines.

Photo Policy

Photos are periodically taken of participants in a class, during special events, or at the Recreation Center. Please be aware that these photos are for the Recreation Department's use only and may be used in the Recreation Department's brochure, calendar, pamphlets or flyers.

Waiver Required

For insurance purposes, Recreation Department programs and activities require a signed waiver. Please sign the waiver section on the registration form. Patrons will not be able to participate in classes or programs if the waiver is not signed. Refunds cannot be given for failure to sign the waiver.

Non-Resident Fee

The non-resident fee for programs will be $20 or 50% more than the resident rate, whichever is less. Co-operative programs and trips may be listed at a different rate. The non-resident fee is charged to offset the costs charged to residents in the form of property taxes.

Class Locations

All classes are at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 West 127th Street, unless otherwise noted.

Registration Deadline

This date is when a class will be cancelled if enrollment is insufficient. Registration will be accepted after this date if the class has not been cancelled and space is available.

General Parks and Recreation Ordinances

Please follow this link view ordinance that governor the Parks and Recreation Department. There maybe additional ordinances that governor the department though our sections of the municipal code.  

Parks and Recreation Municipal Code

Code of Conduct

Participants will:

  • Show respect to all participants and staff, take direction from staff.
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language.
  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants or staff.
  • Show respect to equipment, supplies, and facilities.


  • First problem: Participant will receive a verbal warning.
  • Second problem: Participant will sit out of group activity for a short time.
  • Third problem: Participant will be brought down to the Recreation Coordinator and will remain in the office.
  • Fourth problem: Dismissal.

Parents will be notified if any of these steps are taken. If a behavior is severe enough and the participant caused harm to themselves or others, he/she can be immediately taken to the Program Supervisor or be released from the program. Palos Heights Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers the safety of him/herself or others.

Birth Certificates

If a birth certificate is required, it is required at the time of registration. No registration will be processed without a copy of the certificate. If mailing or dropping off registration, a copy of the birth certificate should be sent along with the registration form.


We make every effort to proof our brochure. In the event there is a misprint, it will be posted in the Customer Copy of the brochure located at the front desk in the Recreation Center, prior to registration. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.


Please call the Recreation Center at 708-361-1807 if you have any questions.