Swimming, skating, drive-in movie, and more

July 10, 2020 05:15 PM










The Skokie Water Playground to open July 15.

It's happening! The Skokie Water Playground will open on Wednesday, July 15.
Residents of Skokie may begin purchasing admission tickets on Monday, July 13 at 8 a.m. for lap swim and open swim sessions, and may purchase tickets up to five days in advance. Non-Residents may purchase any remaining session tickets on the day of visit. 

For session times, fees and online tickets, please click the "Hours & Fees" tab after clicking here. For special COVID-19 rules and procedures, click here.
Swim Lessons will begin on July 20 at Skokie Water Playground. Registration for the one week classes begins on July 11.

Drive-In Movie tickets – SOLD OUT

Join us at Skokie's newest drive-in theater for a viewing of The Addam's Family (2019)! Skokie Sports Park East will be converted for one night into a drive-in theater, with strict COVID-19 guidelines observed.

Thursday, July 23
Gate: 7:30 p.m. /  Movie: 8:30 p.m.
Skokie Sports Park East, 3459 Oakton St.
Tickets: SOLD OUT!
Price: $15 per vehicle

Purchase tickets here on July 13 at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets sales  close on July 21 at 10 p.m.

Advance Food Orders
Purchase an Addam's Family-themed dinner and/or snack items ahead of time for your car with The Caterist To Go! Pick-up will be upon your arrival 7:30-8:15 p.m. Deadline to order is July 21 at 10 p.m.  Click here to order!
Presented by North Shore Community Bank
Co-Sponsored by Kona Ice - Niles, NorthShore University HealthSystem, The Caterist, First Bank Chicago, Keller Williams Success Realty, Culver's Skokie & GoGo SqueeZ

Skatium public sessions begin this weekend!

Skatium Ice Arena summer public skating sessions begin this weekend, with Phase 4 COVID-19 guidelines in place and tickets only available in advance, online.

July 11 to August 15, 2020
Saturdays, 1:30-3 p.m. & Sundays, 12:30-2 p.m.

Rules for entering the Skatium:

  • Face masks are required to enter building
  • Face masks are strongly recommended while skating
  • No spectators allowed in the building!
  • Parents will not be allowed to accompany their children inside the building unless they are also skating. 
  • Limit of 50 skaters per session

Public Skating Fees
All Ages: $6
Skate Rental: $3
Advance tickets only!
Public skate admission tickets and skate rental tickets must be purchased online before arriving at the rink.
Purchase tickets here.

Group golf lessons begin July 15

There is no better time to learn to golf than the present! Group golf lessons begin on July 15. Click here to register!
Please note that golf offerings listed in the Summer 2020 Brochure have been modified or cancelled.

Register for Summer Camp 2.0! 

Registration is still open for Summer Camp 2.0 and other Skokie Park District programs. 

Click here to view the Guide, complete with registration links!
Summer Camp begins on Monday, July 13.

Seeking nature volunteers!

Give nature a hand while you enjoy the outdoors. With the bright sunny days of summer at hand, Emily Oaks Nature Center and the park district's Park Services Division would love your help in restoring our natural areas, beautifying native pollinator gardens and creating new native plantings. 

Emily Oaks Wildflower & Kawaga Garden Workdays
Emily Oaks Nature Center holds Wildflower and Kawaga Garden workdays. The next Kawaga Garden workday will be on Tuesday, July 14.

Emily Oaks Outdoor Workdays
Emily Oaks Nature Center holds regular restoration workdays at their site. The next Outdoor Workday will be on Sunday, July 26.  

EcoRestoration Workdays
Our Park Services Division holds monthly EcoRestoration workdays. Park locations vary. The next workday will be on Saturday, July 18. 

RSVPs are required for all workdays. Email us here to let us know if you're interested! 

Ohio Players re-booked for Backlot Bash '21

If you are a fan of Skokie's Backlot Bash, all is not lost with the cancellation of the 2020 event. '70s funk band Ohio Players have been re-booked to play the Bash next year, on Friday, August 27, 2021. See you then at the corner of Oakton & Laramie!
Click here for a sample of the funk.

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