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!  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!
 

To See a PDF of the brochure, click HERE

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.

Crete Park District Moves Forward

Starting in November, the Crete Park District Administration Center will be moving to 737 W Exchange St in Crete, AKA the Tech 3 building.  The decade long search for the perfect location and building is finally coming to fruition for the Board and Staff members of the District. In addition to office space, the building has a small conference room, a file room and storage which has been desperately needed. The District was able to finance the project with their annual bond issue without raising taxes. 

The Willard Wood Park Center on First St will still remain active with Preschool Classrooms, Karate, Line Dancing, Guitar Lessons, ZUMBA and Youth programming, as well as rentals.  The future long-range plan includes adding a locked space for renters to use during parties that can serve as a waiting room during recreation programs.  Beginning in November, daytime operations will move to the 737 Exchange St location and evening hours will take place at the Willard Wood Park Center. Stay tuned to CretePark.com and the Crete Park District Social Media account for updates.

Director Polzin said “We are excited to bring staff together in one location and formulate better programming, improved communication and productivity.” 

E-Learning Help for YOU!

Need help with your kids and elearning? . Here are some pictures of our kids learning in their own cubicle. We provide teachers aides to help them stay focused and connected, outdoor recess with a friend and  we have an indoor large room so they can have gym  class and get some exercise. The kids are doing great and LOVE their “Professional” space. If you’d like to come by and check out the space call (708)672-6969. Students bring their eLearning devices, we provide WIFI, Old Plank Trail provided the building and CM 201-U will provide breakfast/snack and lunch. Students ages 6-13 from CM-201U, Mother Teresa  and other Districts are welcome. Program is 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, Pay $142 per week.  Registration is taking place now at 515 First St in Crete.

 

 

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

 

 

Rentals Continue! 

Even though the pandemic is changing the way we do things, please don't stop celebrating life and important days.  We are following State of Illinois guidelines so social events are limited to lesser of 50 guests at a time, but parties are going on.  Many are having 2 shifts of guests, so everyone can come for a little while and enjoy.  Call (708)672-6969 to see if your date is open! 

 Save a ton with our outdoor shelters available at Crete and Heritage Park. The South Shelter in Crete Park even has a fireplace to add to your atmosphere.   We also have added our new Rotunda on the rental page!  It's now available for private rentals throughout the fall.  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!