Welcome to Crete Park District! We're glad you're here!

Crete Park District is still here serving residents through this tough time. We are busy reinventing how we do business and devising a reopen plan to incorporate safety guidelines. We hope you and your family are well and safe!   

Crete Park District hosts fun programs for kids and adults. We pride ourselves on our Athletics, Preschool, Early Childhood Education, Fitness, Kids Korner,  and a plethora of Special Events for every season!  Crete Park District is a fun and safe environment for people of all backgrounds. We strive for diversity to represent our amazing community. Crete Park District was founded in 1957 and since then we have grown tremendously. We love adding new additions to our family. We host several, fun and engaging programs for people of all ages, from tots to seniors. We work hard to accommodate all people. Make Crete Park District your home away from home today!   


Currently office hours are 10 AM - 2 PM, Monday through Friday. We are following CDC and Government orders and will increase as soon as we can saftely do so. We are working remotely and are available by phone at (708)672-6969 from 8:30 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The Summer brochure is going to look a lot different than before, but we are still planning an amazing  Summer for you and your family. We know you need the distraction and some good times, so we are working hard to create that for you.  We've got some great NEW things coming your way and some great special events, too.  Space will be limited due to new safety restrictions.   Watch your mail for our transformation brochure! 






















We still have room in this great family baking activity! Register and we will email the recipe and video! Remember baking and measuring can teach math, too. Win-Win!


Miss Teresa IS holding ballet classes through ZOOM and they are going so well! Let your child continue their classes or join as an adult.  Even NEW Adults and children are welcome. Register over the phone by calling (708)672-6969.  Register by NOON on the day of your class and we will send you the link. We've had several parents join with their kids and the response has been amazing! Here is the link for info. We hope to hear from you soon!



Following Governor Pritzker’s announcement of a statewide “stay at home order”, we wanted to provide an update to our Crete Park District community.

The closure of District facilities will extend to May 30 and all District playgrounds, until further notice per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10.

However, please note that the District Bike Trail, Heritage Park and Crete Park remain open for walking, hiking, running and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements.

We will continue to monitor information from local, state and national authorities to determine the next steps if we need to extend our closure beyond May 30.

Be sure to keep an eye on this webpage for additional updates.

During this time, our Recreation team will be serving and engaging with the community through Facebook by posting and sharing virtual recreation activities. Check out our Facebook page today at https://www.facebook.com/cretepark/ or  here at CretePark.com to join the fun!

We look forward to serving you in person again in the near future.

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff and customers remains our primary concern. The administrative and management staff of the Crete Park District continues to monitor the news and advisories concerning the coronavirus. Aside from staying in contact with other taxing entities in the area, we are staying abreast of information provided by the following agencies:

  •  Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

  • National Recreation and Park Association

Looking for something?  Click the blue REGISTER NOW button and use our search bar!




Hosting a graduation or other type of party this spring, summer or fall?  Save a ton with our outdoor shelters available at Crete and Heritage Park.  We also have added our new Rotunda on the rental page!  It's now available for private rentals throughout the summer.  Give us a call at (708)672-6969 to see if your date is available and to make an appointment to see the new facility. 


If you are unable to find the information you need here, please call us at (708) 672-6969

Watch our Facebook page for previews of programs coming soon! 
Need a Gift

?   How about the gift of fun? 

We know fun means different things to different people and have developed a list of things for ages 3 through adult. New programs will be released online with several new and exciting opportunities for someone you care about.  Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination. Give us a call at (708)672-6969 and we will have it ready when you arrive at our office at 515 First Street in Crete. 

Easy Ways to Register!
There are several easy ways to register for our programs.  Feel free to complete our registration form found HERE, scan and email to thale@cretepark.com, fax to (708)672-6945,  bring it by our office or mail it to 515 First St, Crete.  We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard,  & Discover Card. If the office isn’t open, feel free to drop your form and payment through the mail slot to the right of the front door. If you are a Resident & haven’t registered since Sept 2011, you must present a valid drivers license or picture ID to receive the resident discount. Thereafter, you are welcome to register on-line at CretePark.com or through the mail.

Receipts will not be mailed, but feel free to give us a call at 708-672-6969 to be sure your registration was processed!  If you send it by email, we will respond to let you know we have received it. We process our emailed registration Monday - Friday.   We also have evening and weekend hours to accommodate working parents. If you have any questions, give us a call at (708)672-6969. See you soon!