Tips for Positive Play

Use the resources below or in the menu to the right to help you and your family stay positive and busy during these unusual times. Updated March 30 at 5pm.

Outdoor Opportunities at the Park District

*Please remember to practice safe social distancing while playing at parks. 

  • Visit the Dean Nature Sanctuary. There are paths, interpretive trails, and wildlife.
  • Play at an Oak Brook Tennis court, located in Central Park, Forest Glen, Chillem, and Saddle Brook Parks.
  • Play a round of disc golf at Central Park. View a downloadable map of the course below.
  • Walk your dog. Please remember to leash and pick up after your pets.
  • Walking/biking/jogging on the path system. Some of our more popular run routes are below. 
  • Consider joining a running app like Strava and make a group to run with friends while apart!
  • Fishing at the Ginger Creek pier in Central Park, pond at Forest Glen, and pond at Dean Nature Sanctuary.
  • Geocaching - download the free Geocaching app on your phone.
  • Practice your Foot Golf skills. View a downloadable map of the course below.

Contests & Social Media Games

Spirit Week Number 2!
Show us your spirit during these curious times! Watch our Facebook page daily for a different spirit theme! Submit a photo or video clip of you, a family member, maybe a pet even, showing your spirit in the daily theme, and you'll be entered to win a prize! Must participate in all 5 daily themes to win! Make sure to tag #obparks and the daily theme's hashtag to be entered! We can't wait to show you our spirit, too! #SpiritWeek starts now!

Watch for our new list of Spirit Week activities of Facebook!

More Contests & Social Media Games

Workout with Oak Brook Park District Instructors

We know it's a difficult time and families are getting restless, so we are putting together a few videos for your physical & mental health.

New Video!

More Oak Brook workout videos