Calumet Memorial Park District administers quality, safe and fun programs and events for Calumet City as well as the Village of ‘Burnham. The parks include tot lots, ball fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, a skate park, and meeting facilities. The newly constructed Fun Center includes a splash pad, batting cages, driving range cage and miniature golf course. Programs are available for infants to seniors.

Calumet Memorial Park District

Board of Commissioners
Nyota Figgs, President
Stan Miller, Vice President
Bonnie Rising, Commissioner
Randy Valesquez, Commissioner
James J. Gigliotti, Commissioner

Meetings are held at the Wilhelm Business Office, 626 Wentworth Avenue, Calumet City, Illinois, (1st Wednesday of the month-committee meeting only 3rd Wednesday of the month- committee meeting at 6:30pm and Regular meeting at 7:00pm.)


Sandridge Fitness/Community Center
600 Oglesby Ave.
(708) 862-6440

  • Indoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Recreation Center
  • Gym
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Walking Track


Memorial Park
626 Wentworth Ave.

  • Playground
  • Sand Play Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Concessions
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Baseball Field
  • Multi-Purpose Field
  • Batting Cage
  • Golf Driving Cage
  • Splash Pad
  • 9 Hole Miniature Golf


Finneran Park
Lincoln Ave. and & Freeland Ave.

  • Public Pool
  • 127 Foot Water Slide
  • Water/Sand Play Areas
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Playground


Commissioners Park
Exchange Ave.

  • Playground
  • Practice Ball Field
  • Shelter
  • Bean Bag Court
  • Softball Field
  • Skateboard Park

Handicap access to Burnham Greenway walking/bike path.



Downey Park
Stewart Ave. and & Jeffrey Ave.

  • Shelter
  • Half-Court Basketball
  • Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor Performing Arts Area
  • Playground
  • Sand Play Area
  • Softball and Baseball Fields
  • Indoor Facility Available For Rental


Veterans Park
165th and Burnham Ave.

  • Playground
  • Sand Play Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Half-Court Basketball
  • Softball and Baseball Fields


Egan Park
Schrum Rd.

  • Playground
  • Walking Path


Pulaski Park
Pulaski Rd. & Wentworth Ave.

  • Meditation Fountain
  • Picnic Pacilion
  • Casimir Pulaski Memorial


Watertank Park

  • Playground


Cleveland Park
Cleveland Ave.

  • Playground
  • Connection to Burnham Greenway


Forest Preserves of Cook County

Green Lake Family Aquatic Center
1100 River Oaks Dr.

The new Green Lake Family Aquatic Center is an incredible new recreational offering from the Forest Preserve District of Cook County from families with children 12 years of age and younger!

      • The center features a state-of-the-art bath house with showers, lockers and concessions!
      • Certified lifeguards with first aid and water safety equipment.
      • Mini water slide with lazy river!
      • Splash pool with water cannons, drop buckets, climbing features!
      • Located in a beautiful forest preserve setting.

Family Aquatic Season Passes are $150 per family of four. Individual Aquatic Season Passes are $40. Passes can be purchased online or at the aquatic center from May 31-September 1.

Rates for single day admission:

Children 3 & Under FREE
Children 4-12 $4.00
Adults 13 & Older $6.00


Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
Between River Oaks Dr. & Pulaski Rd.

Sand Ridge Nature Center’s 235 acres offers trails for easy hiking. From 1/4-mile to 2 miles long, each trail passes through a number of habitats, including prairies, oak savannas and woodlands on ancient beaches and sand dunes, marshes and ponds. Come in April and May for a wonderful spring woodland wildflower display, in summer for colorful prairie wildflowers, and return in autumn for colorful colorful leaves. Spring and fall bring numerous birds that stop to rest and feed in the different habitats. Fans of dragonflies and butterflies are treated to their aerial displays on warm days. Winter finds snow highlighting the graceful shapes of trees and shrubs, the cherry calls and colors of our resident winter birds, and the tracks of more secretive animals.

Hours: March-May Building 9AM-4:30PM, Closed FridayGrounds 8AM-4:30PM
Hours: June-August Building 9AM-6PM, Closed FridayGrounds 8AM-6PM
Hours: September-October Building 9AM-4:30PM, Closed FridayGrounds 8AM-4:30PM
Hours: November-February Building 9AM-4PM, Closed FridayGrounds 8AM-4PM
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.



River Oaks Golf Course
1 Park Ave.
(708) 868-4090

18 hole, Par 72 Public Golf Course Facility.
Billy Casper managed facility.
A challenging and sporty course located along the Little Calumet River and easily accessible just one block east of I-94, 159thStreet exit.

Shabbona Woods Camping
Located on Torrence Ave.
(North of River Oaks Dr. & South of Michigan City Rd.)

Shabbona Woods provides camping facilities for groups and families. The camp and it’s facilities complement existing program activities at Sand Ridge Nature Center, and the Nature Center provides a vibrant destination for campers. Small three-season tent cabins, mulch tent pads, and group camping in an existing clearing provides a range of experiences. Interpretive signage educates visitors about the site’s natural and cultural resources. Fencing and a gate with an occupied gate house helps provide a secure environment. Some on-site development provides opportunities for nature play or low-key recreation. Connections to area resources broaden the activities available for campers.
Picnic & Special Event Permits
For picnic groves and preserves