Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Phone (630) 990-4233
Fax (630) 990-3492
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Operating Hours
Monday - Friday 5:30am-10:00pm
Sat & Sun 7:00am-6:00pm

Oak Brook Park District Pioneers

The Oak Brook Park District's Pioneer program provides all individuals 55+ with a variety of unique social and recreational opportunities including luncheons and trips. These programs are published in our seasonal brochures as well as The Pioneer Post, a publication designed specifically for our 55+ audience. The Pioneer name is an acronym for:

For more information on our Pioneer programming or to be added to The Pioneer Post mailing list, please contact Kim Catris at 630-645-9516 or kcatris@obparks.org







Movie Matinees

Enjoy a flick with Pioneer friends in Canterberry Room at the Family Recreation Center. Movies are shown monthly (except December) and cross the gendres of classic, contemporary, comedy, animation, western, drama, and romance. Please call 630-645-9516 to register for free programs.



Pioneer Trips

Most trips are one-day excursions to places of interest in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. Occasionally we offer a multi-day, overnight trip or an evening excursion, which are so noted. The trips usually depart from the west side of the Tennis Center parking lot. We reserve parking for Pioneers near the bus pick-up location. Please note, some trips are very popular and early registration is encouraged. Pricing includes ticket, lunch and transportation unless otherwise noted. Our participants are welcome to tip the bus driver to show their appreciation for a good trip.



Pioneer Refund Policy
Participants who withdraw from a Pioneer trip or luncheon may receive a refund or partial refund prior to the registration deadline for that trip less a $5 fee (based on the unique arrangements for that particular activity). Certain activities may be exempt from this policy and will be noted in program descriptions. Medical refund requests must be accompanied by a doctor’s note identifying the medical condition and date the condition occurred. Full refunds are available on all Pioneer activities cancelled by the park district. 


Travel Club

Oak Brook Park District offers a Travel Club for all adults traveling as singles, couples, or with friends. Our Group Travel options offer an enjoyable experience with group savings, transportation, organized activities, socialization, and some free time to explore on your own. As we travel to different areas we learn about its history, geography, culture. While travelers may have varying interests, we seek to appeal to the widest scope of interests as possible. The park district provides an escort to assist the group as needed.

Please contact Kim Catris if you have additional questions at 630-645-9516 or kcatris@obparks.org.

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Pioneer Track Pass

The Pioneer Track pass is available to residents and non-residents. With this pass inclement weather will never get in the way of your fitness, as the Pacers meet at our indoor walking track at the Family Recreation Center.  Walking helps the cardiovascular system and is a great way to burn calories!

The low track pass fees, for participants 55 or better, are truly a bargain at just $.50 per visit for residents and $.75 for non-residents. Passes for 20 visits can are available and can be redeemed any time the track is open. (R $10/NR$15)

Stop by the administration desk to purchase your pass. These pass cards are nonrefundable if lost or stolen.

You may purchase a new card once it is used up. Every Time you Walk you must show your pass at the front desk of the Family Recreation Center to get it hole punched, you will then receive a wristband to wear while you walk. There is no time limit to your walking.







Oak Brook Park District offers a Rules of the Road class presented by the Illinois Secretary of State three times a year (March, July and November) and an AARP Smart Driver Class twice a year (February and August).