Sports

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The Elmhurst Park District offers a variety of sports programs for all ages.  Whether you're looking to refine an existing skill set or learn an entirely new sport, you're sure to find the perfect fit.  We offer both formal and informal instructional programs, as well as drop-in activities. 

Open Gym

Family Open Gym

Get your game on and play with the whole family this winter at Family Open Gym at Churchville Middle School (155 Victory Parkway). Sundays, 10:30 am-1:30 pm at January 8-March 5, 2023. This is not a drop-off program, a guardian must remain with children at all times. 

Youth Open Gym

Location: Centennial Recreation Center (155 E. St. Charles Road)
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-7 pm through March 8, 2023
Fee: $5R/$7NR, cash only.

Ages 11-16 - work on your skills, throw together a pick-up game, or just meet up with friends for some games, we’ll provide all the equipment and supervised gym time. Open gym is not to be used for one-on-one training with any outside coaches.

Adult Lunchtime Open Gym

Location: Centennial Recreation Center (155 E. St. Charles Road)
Time: Thursdays, 11 am-1:30 pm through February 23, 2023
Fee: $5R/$7NR

Spend part of your lunch break working on your skills or playing a pick-up game. We’ll provide all the equipment and supervised gym time. Open gym is not to be used for one-on-one training with any outside coaches.

Biddy & Youth Sports

These sports classes for ages 2-6 are designed to teach the fundamentals of specific sports while also providing children the opportunity to participate with others in a structured environment. Classes are organized, run and staffed by the Elmhurst Park District utilizing the Start Smart curriculum created by the National Alliance of Youth Sports. Sports featured include basketball, baseball and soccer. 

Early Childhood

Gain skills and have time for game play. Lit’l Dribblers combines skill instruction with game experience for girls and boys. Our introductory soccer ‘league’, Lit'l Kickers, is designed to teach basic ball handling skills, positioning and team play.

Ultimate Sports Camp 

A summer camp for ages 5-10, Ultimate Sports Camp emphasizes skill development and fundamental knowledge of various sports.  In addition to the classics of soccer, baseball, and basketball, campers will have the chance to experience unique sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Lacrosse, Capture the Flag, and Wiffle Ball.  Once participants acquire a basic skills foundation, we'll implement their learnings in small sided games.  On the last day of camp, campers meet at The Hub at Berens Park for sand volleyball, mini golf and batting cages. Campers should bring a water bottle with their name on it each day. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt during their first week of camp.

Why end your day at Half-Time? Let the fun continue! Pack a healthy sack lunch and water bottle and refuel on the sideline before participating in one of our afternoon sessions of Ultimate Sports Camp! Participants must be registered for AM Ultimate Sports Camp and PM Ultimate Sports Camp to partake in Half-Time.

Ice Skating

The Park District has partnered with Edge Ice Skate Arena in Bensenville to offer Ice Skating Lessons. Learn to skate classes are available for all ages and abilities.

Community Sports Groups

Community Sports Groups are organized and run by volunteer-led community groups.  Games and practices are held at Elmhurst Park District facilities but are not Elmhurst Park District programs.  The Elmhurst Park District has formed the Athletic Field Advisory Committee to act as a liaison between the District's staff and the Elmhurst community in order to communicate citizen opinions, making the District more responsive to athletic field users.


The Elmhurst Park District takes safety very seriously. As with any active sport or recreation, injuries can take place. Please see the following information related to concussions.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 11:54am
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 4:08pm
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 4:06pm