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

Crete Park District is happy to be serving residents through this tough time. We have been busy reinventing how we do business and devising plans to incorporate safety!   

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!   

We are so glad to continue to serve you in new ways to help you and your family get through these tough times. Our office at 515 First St IS OPEN full time again!  We are currently open from 8:30 AM until 6 PM Monday thru Thursday and Friday from 8:30 AM until 5 PM.  Saturdays we will have staff in the office from 9 AM until NOON.  If you are working and need help after 6 PM, please give us a call at (708)672-6969  in advance and we will try our best to serve you. We will be accepting registration from the parking lot as well as in our lobby! Please wear your mask when entering the building and follow the strict guideline of only 2 individuals in our vestibule area maintaining a 6-foot distance. Looking forward to seeing you!

Click the picture below to see a pdf of the SUMMER PLANS!


The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity have created the Phase 4 Guidelines for organizations to understand how they can continue operating safely as more restrictions are lifted across the state. Please follow these guidelines and encourage others in your community to do the same; the progress we have made against this virus must continue forward.

Please remember to practice the use of face coverings, physical distancing, hand washing, and getting tested. These are the proven best strategies to fight COVID-19. Be well and stay healthy.

Covid 19 FAQ’s as of June 26, 2020
We are following State of Illinois guidelines for rentals of our indoor and outdoor. These guidelines are fluid with each new phase of the Illinois Re-Opening Plan. 
Can I now rent the Willard Wood Park Center or Outdoor Pavilions for private rentals?  Social events are limited to lesser of 50 guests.

Covid 19 FAQ’s as of June 26, 2020
We are following State of Illinois guidelines for summer day camps. These guidelines are fluid with each new phase of the Illinois Re-Opening Plan.

How many children will be in my child’s camp group?
Each group will have a max of 15 children. Each group will remain 30 ft from the other groups.
What is the counselor/camper ratio?
We will have 2 counselors for every group of 15 campers.

Does my child need to wear a mask at camp?  During active and outdoor play where physical distancing is possible, campers will not need to wear a mask. During indoor activities and activities where physical distancing of 6 ft is not possible, they will need to wear a face covering. When masks are not being worn, they will be kept in individual supply boxes in a sealed bag.

Does my child have to have a temperature check each day?
Yes! Each staff member and camper must have a temperature check done prior to coming to camp. There will be a temperature check station at the drop off site for your camp. Each temperature must be logged each day. If a temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher or refusal of temperature check the camper/staff member will not be admitted that day.

How will sanitation of supplies work?
Each camper will have their own labeled box of supplies to use at camp (i.e. crayons, markers, scissors etc.). These supplies will be sanitized at the end of each week.  Community items such as sports equipment will be sanitized before and after each camp group uses it.

What about personal hygiene?
Each camper and staff member will be required to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer:
Before and after eating or preparing any food.
After touching frequently touched items (doorknobs, railings, counters etc.)
Upon entering the building
After using the restroom
After using common items, (sports equipment, art supplies)
Before and after playground play

What about public restrooms?
The outside park bathrooms will be open to the public and will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
Campers will use the indoor downstairs bathrooms during their camp day. Indoor bathrooms will be sanitized every 2 hours. The outside bathrooms will be used by campers only for an emergency bathroom situation.

Can my child bring a drink with them to camp?
Yes. Your camper can bring a disposable water/sports drink bottle to camp with them each day. It must be clearly labeled with their name and when the bottle is empty it must be thrown in the trash and the camper will receive water in disposable cups after that. All items brought to camp must be one-time use and disposable. NO REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLES.

Does my child have to participate in the free lunch program?
No. Your child can bring their own lunch with them to camp. All items in the lunch including the bag must be disposable. NO REUSABLE BAGS OR CONTAINERS.


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!

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!