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The Wilmette Park District offers a wide array of recreational programs for children as young as newborn through senior citizens. Classes are offered in five sessions throughout the year--Fall, Winter, Mid-Winter, Spring and Summer. In addition the Park District conducts an expansive Summer Camp program.
The Park District partners with the North Suburban Special Recreation Association to provide year-round recreation and leisure opportunities for children, teens, adults and seniors with disabilities.
The Community Recreation Center
The majority of recreational programming takes place at the Community Recreation Center, located at 3000 Glenview Road. This 94,000 square foot center provides space for exercise and health; art and ceramics; performing arts; dance; music; gymnastics and sports. The Community Recreation Center houses dance and exercise studios; the Early Childhood Center; the Center Fitness Club with running track; a state of the art gymnastics gymnasium; a sports gym; and an Auditorium for the performing arts.
Centennial Recreation Complex
The Centennial Recreation Complex, located at 2300 Old Glenview Road, is where you go for instruction in Tennis, Ice Skating & Hockey, and Swimming & Diving.
The Wilmette Tennis Club, an indoor facility, offers tennis instruction year round beginning at age 4 through competitive adult league play. They also run summer camps.
The Centennial Ice Rinks, an indoor facility, offers instruction in figure skating and hockey beginning at age 3. Adult instruction in figure skating and hockey is also available.
Centennial Family Aquatic Center, an outdoor facility, offers swimming and diving instruction throughout the summer season.
Wilmette Golf Club
Golf instruction for Juniors ages 11 to 17 as well as adults in the novice and intermediate abilitiy ranges is offered at the Wilmette Golf Club in both group and provate sessions. Lessons take place in the spring, summer and fall. Indoor winter golf instruction is also available.
Gillson Sailing Beach
Group and private sailing lessons are offered during the summer season at Gillson Sailing Beach, located on the shores of Lake Michigan.