Located at 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge.
Walker Recreation Center Features:
- Double court gymnasium
- Activity room
- Multi-purpose room
- Office Space
|Hours of Operation|
|Monday - Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||closed|
The Pleasant Dale Park District offers hundreds of programs annually to meet the needs of it’s residents. Program information can be found in the three seasonal leisure guides mailed to residents, on the on-line brochure portion of this website or by calling (630) 662-6220
Some of our quality programs/services include:
Pleasant Dale Park District’s Play Station Programs are early childhood learning programs for children 2 1/2 through 5 years old. Emphasis is placed on social, emotional, and creative development with our “learn through play” philosophy. The basics of learning, such as letters, numbers, shapes and colors are also introduced in a relaxed and stress-free manner.
Daily activities include playtime, story and circle time, art projects, singing, snack time, and gym games. Monthly newsletters keep parents and significant others abreast on weekly themes and classroom curriculum.
We have a ratio of one instructor for every 10 children. Staff maintains membership in the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) and has first aid and CPR training.
More information can be found on the on-line leisure guide of this website or by calling (630) 662-6220.
The Pleasant Dale Park District in cooperation with School District #107 offers before and after school recreational care for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The program is held Monday through Fridays in the morning from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A “School Day Out” program is also offered during many school holidays and institute days.
Extra Innings offers a blend of structured and unstructured recreational activities. Staff members supervise children in a variety of games, sports, and seasonal craft projects. Time is also set aside for quiet activities such as homework, reading, or other independent projects. A light snack is provided during the afternoon session.
Special enrollment forms must be completed prior to your child beginning this program. An easy to use punch card system allows your child to attend for as many or as few extended care days as your schedule requires!
More information can be found on the on-line leisure guide of this website or by calling (708) 246-4030.
The Pleasant Dale Park District offers a comprehensive Senior program. Seniors can enjoy weekly activities, luncheons, trips, special events and the “Seniors on the Move” Walking Club. Additionally, there is a van service, which allows those who have no mode of transportation the ability to attend programs and events offered by the Pleasant Dale Park District. For more information about senior programs and services, contact Senior Coordinator, Chris Yesutis at (630) 662-6220.
A complete list of current program offerings can be found on the on-line leisure guide portion of this website, in our seasonal leisure guides or by calling (630) 662-6220.
Gateway Special Recreation Association
The Pleasant Dale Park District is a member of the Gateway Special Recreation Association. In addition to Pleasant Dale Park District, current members include the Willowbrook Recreation Department, Burr Ridge Park District, Oak Brook Park District, Elmhurst Park District, City of Countryside and the Village of Hinsdale. These agencies have pooled resources to contract with the Ray Graham Association to provide recreational services for children and adults with special needs.
For more information about Gateway SRA or inclusion services, call (630) 662-6220.
The Pleasant Dale Park District offers a variety of Open Gym sessions for all its patrons based on park programs and special events. Youth 11 years and under must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older at all times when participating. Open Gym will be available based on availability and the schedule will be posted monthly at the Walker Rec Center.
Open Gym Fees:
Daily open gym admission is $3 for residents and $5 for non residents. Proof of residency is required.
Pleasant Dale Park District Photo ID Cards:
Designed especially for resident youth and their parents. $5 fee! To be used as proof of residency for open gym purposes. Parent or legal guardian must apply in person at the Recreation Center, 7425 S. Wolf Rd., for the ID card. A photo will be taken of the child at the time of registration. Call (630) 662-6220 for additional information.
Youth Athletic Leagues/Team Sponsorship
Opportunities are available for youth athletic league/team sponsorships.
As a service to the communities it serves, the Pleasant Dale Park District has several rooms which may be reserved at the Recreation Center, pending the Park District’s program and event schedule. Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance according to the following seasonal schedule:
|June - August||September - December||January - May|
|Beginning March 31||Beginning July 31||Beginning October 31|
Rental Fee: includes basic set-up of table and chairs. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Rentals are limited to regular business hours.
All rental requests must be made in person at the Pleasant Dale Recreation Center, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge and are subject to approval by the Superintendent of Recreation. A $50 deposit is required for a valid contract and a certificate of insurance may be requested. For more information call (630) 662-6220.
|Room Rental Fees
(All fees are based on an hourly rate)
|Full Gymnasium||Call for rates|
|1/2 of Gymnasium||Call for rates|
|Multi Purpose Room||Call for rates|
|Activity Room||Call for rates|
Rent Freddy The Frog!
Something different than the “Moonwalk” for preschoolers! Freddy is an air-filled frog which is jam-packed with floating balloons. For more “Freddy The Frog” information call (630) 662-6220!
For more information, click here for our Facility Rentals information sheet.
Birthday Party Service
Fun is the theme for your child’s important day! Our Fun Providers lead organized games and take care of all the details to make for a memorable occasion. Party packages include two party leaders, a personalized cake with candles, ice cream, beverage, plus goodie bags with assorted candy. All parties are 1 1/2 hours in length and include time to open gifts.
Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations must be made in person at the Recreation Center, 7425 S. Wolf Rd., at least three weeks prior to requested date. A signed contract and $20 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your party date. No telephone reservations accepted. A list of offered games and activities is available from the registration desk.
All parties are $160 for resident bookings and $208 for non-resident bookings. Final payments are due at the time of party and must be made in cash or by credit card only.
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of all partygoers and to maximize the fun, all parties have a minimum requirement of 10 and maximum of 20 children (don’t forget to count siblings!). No exceptions!
For more information contact the Park District at (630) 662-6220 or click here for our Birthday Party information sheet.
Got the munchies! Our concession stand is stocked and ready to serve you and your friends during your Spring through Summer visits to Walker Park and the Recreation Center.
Items on the menu include: Hotdogs, Pizza, Popcorn, Nachos, Ice Cream, Beverages, Candy & Cookies.
The Snack Shack will once again be "on the road" this season with staff bringing soda and snacks to the outer limits of Walker Park, including East and West Fields in the new beverage cart. We're making it even easier to munch our at the Park!
This is a season operation and hours will vary depending on programming schedules. For more information call (630) 662-6220.
The “Snack Shack” is a place where we can eat together.