4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions


847-674-1500, ext. 2700


The Oakton Community Center houses The Exploritorium, the district's Active Adults 60 plus lounge, as well as the supervisor for teen events and trips. The center also offers a variety of programs for people of all ages.

Click here to inquire about Active Adult Lounge programs and reservations.

Oakton Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 22 
Closed Thursday, November 23
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Sunday, December 24
Closed Monday, December 25
9 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday, December 31
Closed Monday, January 1


info-icon2 Aryn Fletcher, CPRP, Oakton Community Center Manager
info-icon2 Nate Bibat, Recreation Supervisor
info-icon2 Janeen Gorelick, Active Adult 60 Program Coordinator
info-icon2 Alyssa Mergler, Exploritorium Supervisor
info-icon2 Serena Tyler, SPACE Program Manager 
info-icon2 Pamela Zeid, CPRP, Program & Customer Service SupervisorTitle


  • Classrooms
  • Exploritorium
  • Indoor Playground
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting & Party Room Rentals
  • Parking
  • Senior Acting Troupe
  • Senior Lounge

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Available to Skokie Residents 60 & better. Located at the Oakton Community Center offering a big screen TV, computers, card tables and books.

Lounge Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

For up-to-date listings on all of our Active Adult programs, classes and activities, read our Prime Times newsletter.

Oakton Birthday Parties

Visit the Exploritorium page for Exploritorium Birthday Parties

Oakton Room Rentals — now booking!

Looking for a venue to hold a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or family event? The Oakton Community Center is currently booking room rentals. To inquire about date availability and rental fees, please contact Pamela at (847) 674-1500 ext. 2715, PZeid@skokieparks.org, or fill out a request form using the link below.


First Floor Rooms Capacity Resident/Non-resident rate**
Multi-Purpose Room* 101–200 $200/$250
Multi-Purpose Room* 51–100 $138/$173
Multi-Purpose Room* 1–50 $69/$86
Meeting Room 25 $90/$113

*Includes use of the kitchen, including refrigerator/freezer, microwave, double sink area counter area.
**Proof of residency required.

Second Floor Rooms Capacity Resident/Non-resident rate**
Entire Program Room East 60 $90/$113
East Room 203 or 205 30 $70/$88
Entire Program Room West 80 $115/$144
West Room 202 or 204 40 $70/$88

**Proof of residency required.

Room Rental Times

Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

All rentals require 50% of the total payment, due upon signing the rental contract. The $100 damage deposit is in addition to the rental cost. The balance of the rental cost is due two weeks prior to the rental date.

Rentals times MUST include set-up AND clean-up times.

Rentals must be made at least one month in advance of requested rental date. Any rental made with less than one month advance notice must be paid in full at the time the contract is signed.

All rental dates are subject to availability.

Room rentals include table and chair set-up and will be set-up per your room set-up. All tables are set-up to accommodate the number of people on the completed application. There will not be any additional tables/chairs available once the room is set-up. 

Oakton Park has a petanque court for free use. You can reserve the court and also rent equipment at Oakton Community Center. For more information, email Pamela Zeid or call her at (847) 374-1500, ext. 2715