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Recreation

Recreation

Recreation abounds in Oak Forest, Crestwood and the surrounding southwest suburbs. The region is full of well-preserved open spaces and beautiful Cook County forest preserves that offer a long list of outdoor activities. With winding walking, biking and equestrian trails and opportunities for water sports, camping, picnicking and environmental education, there are many ways to stay active in the Oak Forest-Crestwood area.

When looking for a little fun or community atmosphere, most residents head down Central Avenue – the heart of the Oak Forest’s family, recreational and civic life. Central Avenue is home to City Hall, the Acorn Public Library, Oak Forest High School and the Oak Forest Park District. With more than 20 parks, a full-service health and fitness center and a wide-range of leisure and educational programs, the Oak Forest Park District offers residents miles of opportunity to connect with neighbors, live a healthy lifestyle and try something new.

In addition, hockey players and figure skaters utilize the Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood, and those looking to stay fit hit the facilities at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center. This modern facility is complete with a five-lane, 25-yard indoor lap pool, sport courts, a three-lane, 1/10-mile indoor track, a well-equipped fitness center and a catalog of group exercise classes and programs for members of all ages.

Golf

For the golfing enthusiast, Oak Forest is home to the George W. Dunne National Golf Course. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the area’s top public courses, this 18-hole course offers unique features, including bent grass fairways and greens, lakes, tree-lined fairways and an abundance of wildlife. Further golf opportunities are available just outside of the Oak Forest-Crestwood area.

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