Welcome to the DeKalb Park District. We invite you to explore the wide variety of recreation opportunities on our website. Take a look at the current program brochure, find a park in your neighborhood or learn about the DeKalb Park District facilities. There is something for everyone! We encourage you to visit the site often to learn about upcoming activities and events.


General Announcements

Featured Programs starting soon...

Co-Ed Adult Badminton
Not just your back yard game anymore. Learn the skills with minimal teaching and lots of game time. Players will play both singles and doubles games. Class starts Sept 25th.  You still have time to enroll.

Classes held at Haish gym.  Age: 18 and over

Thurs Sept 25 - Oct 30,  6:30-8:00pm,  $35rs/$42nr

It’s a Pirates Life For Me
Two day program designed for parent/ tots (2- 3 yrs) and preschool ages (3-5 years). Saturdays Sept. 27th and Oct. 4th. Stories, songs, craft, games and mini treasure hunts will keep you and your Pirate busy. Costumes Welcome. Classes held at Sports and Rec.

(Parent-tot) Age: 2-3 year olds w/parent
Sat Sept 27 & Oct 4, 9:30-10:30am, $16rs/$20nr

(Preschool) Age: 3-5 year olds
Sat Sept 27 & Oct 4, 10:45-11:45am, $16rs/$20nr



Tree Trimming & Park Maintenance Notice

Starting September 8th the section of the nature trail located between North First Street and Country Club Lane will be resurfaced. It is anticipated that construction activities will take one week to complete (weather permitting). This section of trail will be closed during construction activities.  For further information please call: 815-761-7538.




Fall 2014 Program Guide!


  • Flag Football (5-7 year olds)...pg 26
  • Rookies to Rock Stars Guitar...pg 24 & 29
  • Holiday Special Events...pg 22
  • Senior Programs *NEW*...pg 31
  • Exercise Flex Pass...pg 33


DeKalb Park District Mission...

To provide diverse, high quality, active and passive recreational facilities and services to all residents of DeKalb.

Our Goals….
  • To offer quality recreation programs and facilities
  • Provide a comprehensive park system
  • To care for the facilities, parks and trails
  • To strengthen our operations and increase visibility in the community