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Parks and Recreation

The natural surroundings discovered in the Round Lake Area give way to a wealth of recreational opportunities. Nearly 50 community parks are established here, offering a range of amenities, including picnic shelters, playgrounds and athletic fields, to name a few. Local lakes feature beaches and boat launches, while the nearby Chain O’ Lakes offers even further options for water diversions.

The Round Lake Area Park District (RLAPD) is an integral resource for area residents, providing unmatched recreational programs for people of all ages. Hailing as one of the county’s largest park districts, the RLAPD oversees a number of parks and facilities within the five-village area. The park district manages the 55,000-square-foot Sports Center; the Robert W. Rolek Community Center; the Aquatics, Fitness Center and Nature Museum; the Child Development Center II/Teen Center/Youth Center; and the newest addition, the Fairfield Sports Park.

In addition, the RLAPD operates one of several surrounding area golf courses, the 18-hole Renwood Golf Course. With 620 acres and over 60 parks, the Round Lake Area Park District is the second-largest Park District in Lake County. Of course we can’t stop there. The Round Lake Area Park District will continue to reach out to the community and provide a dynamic and caring recreational environment. The benefits will continue to be endless for you and your family.

Parks and recreation help facilitate strong, vital and involved communities, create connection among family members, and help to promote ethnic and cultural understanding and harmony.

We also serve as a source of community pride, provide a support base for youth and lifelines for the elderly, reduce alienation and delinquency, create outlets for conflict resolution, and provide opportunities for social bonding. Recreation brings meaning, purpose, and pleasure to people's lives. The Round Lake Area Park District will continue to contribute to both the years in one's life as well as the life in those years.

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