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The Westmont Park District, established in 1959, provides a diversity of parks, recreational programs and activities for people of all ages. One of its most popular recreational facilities is Ty Warner Park, which was named in honor of Westmont’s Beanie Baby company, Ty, Inc. The 41-acre park is host to the Concert in the Park summer music series and the Fourth of July celebration. It features many amenities such as a walking path, beautiful formal gardens, playgrounds for varying age groups, a splash water pad, ball parks, tennis and basketball courts and much more. Westmont’s Bellerive Skate Park is another well-visited facility open from March through September. This state-of-the-art park accommodates skateboards, rollerblades and bikes. Additionally, over 20 other parks and playgrounds are located on 150 acres of park property throughout the village.

The Westmont Park District Fitness Club strives to meet the fitness needs of all ages, interests and abilities. Many services are offered to members, including a cardiovascular area with treadmills, stairmasters, elliptical cross-trainers, a hiker, Nordic Trak, upright and recumbent bikes, rowing machines and a free-weight area with machines. Along with this large selection of workout equipment, the fitness club also offers fitness classes, five racquetball courts, a full-sized, air-conditioned gymnasium, men’s and women’s sauna and steam rooms, a whirlpool, a childcare facility, new member fitness assessment and equipment orientation, leagues, special events, personal training, towel service and more.

The Westmont Community Center is home to the park district’s administrative offices as well as most of its recreational staff. This facility houses a full gym, a dance studio, kitchens and multi-purpose rooms. The gym, multi-purpose rooms and dance studio are available for Westmont residents to rent.

The park district’s Senior Center offers a variety of activities sure to appeal to a diversity of interests. Classes, in-center activities, bowling and golf leagues and day trips are just a few of the fun opportunities presented. Many services are provided as well, including financial planning information, health insurance assistance, a nutrition program, legal services and last but certainly not least—pedicures! The center encourages seniors to come in, enjoy themselves, try new things and meet friendly people.

Golfing is a popular pastime here. Located on the 150-acre property of Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole course with over 100 willow trees, contoured fairways, water obstacles, well-bunkered greens and more. Chicagoland Golf has rated the course one of the “Top 40 Public Golf Courses” in Illinois.

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Part of the Westmont Park District, Twin Lakes Golf Course is open to the public, with a clubhouse able to seat up to 60 guests and an outdoor deck accommodating 38 people. Even more seating is available in an 80-person-capacity open-air tent. Golf fees are very reasonable, with discounts for residents and seniors. This 9-hole course is beautifully manicured and is home to woods, lakes and rolling hills.

Even more opportunities for golfing are afforded through DuPage County’s facilities, offering two 18-hole courses, two 9-hole courses and an all-grass practice facility with PGA instruction. The county’s Oak Meadows Golf Club in Addison was built in the 1920s. A classic, it is one of the most historically significant courses in the Chicago golf community. Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale is a 27-hole facility with a variety of styles and challenges. Its “West 18” features a fresh mix of links and prairie design. The more traditional “East 9” is an attractive and established course. Green Meadow Golf Club in Westmont, also maintained by DuPage County, is a fun and traditional 9-hole course ideal for beginners and experienced players alike.

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