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Parks and Recreation

Recreation facilities in Orland Park continue to increase in kind and number as the community expands. Today, the Village operates more than 60 well-equipped parks and facilities, which offer everything from athletic fields, playgrounds and bike trails to gymnasiums, fitness studios, basketball, tennis and bocce ball courts.

The Recreation Department offers a full calendar of programs, events and outings for residents of all ages. The Parks and Building Maintenance Department oversees all of the Village’s parks and facilities. At any time during the year, Village residents are involved in close to 200 different recreational activities.

Orland Park’s recreation facilities include the Franklin E. Loebe Recreation Center, the amenity-filled Sportsplex, the John Humphrey Sports Complex and the 192-acre Centennial Park.

Nestled within the heart of the community, Centennial Park is the Village’s largest park. Opened in 1992 during the Village’s centennial celebration, the park includes a handicapped accessible playground, sand volleyball, nine baseball diamonds, nine soccer fields, the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, as well as the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, Grinding Edge Skate Park and the scenic Lake Sedgewick. Named for the town’s original train depot, the 95-acre lake offers a boat ramp, fishing piers, amphitheater, gazebo, council ring and encompassing trails.

Orland Park is surrounded by more than 15,000 acres of Cook County Forest Preserves and 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, nature education and wintertime cross-country skiing. Nearby are the forest and wildlife preserves of DuPage and Will Counties. Significant sites include the Palos and Sag Valley Forests, the McGinnis Slough, Tinley Creek Woods, Messenger Woods, Camp Sagawau and the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center.

Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors don’t end there, as Orland Park, long known as the “Golf Center of the World,” has several golf courses within the community and a total of 21 in the immediate area. Notable Orland Park area courses include Silver Lake Country Club, Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club and nearby Lemont’s famed Cog Hill Golf and Country Club with its four courses, among them the renowned Dubsdread, home of the Western Open.

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