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The City of Wood Dale provides its residents with multiple outlets for recreation throughout the  community. Park district and city officials are delighted to see families and friends gathering for large special events and programming at all levels of involvement. Residents looking for leisure opportunities have many options.

Wood Dale Park District
111 E. Foster Ave. • (630) 595-9333 • www.wdparks.org
Active places. Friendly faces. The Wood Dale Park District thrives on providing memorable events and wonderful opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Organized in 1967, the Wood Dale Park District encompasses a six-square-mile area and serves most of the City of Wood Dale and portions of Elk Grove Village, Itasca and Bensenville.

The park district serves an estimated population of 13,500 with approximately 140 acres of park land on 12 park sites and three service facility properties. District facilities include an 18-hole golf course with driving range and banquet facility, water park, community center, dog area and fitness center.

The Wood Dale Park District offers an extensive selection of recreation and leisure programs for all age groups. More details are available in the park district’s seasonal brochure; residents can register online at wdparks.org.

Governed by a five-member board of park commissioners, all are elected at-large for overlapping six-year terms. Day-to-day operations are administered by the executive director and staff.

Recreation Complex
111 E. Foster Ave. • (630) 595-9333 • www.wdparks.org
This community center is the primary location for many recreation programs including a preschool program, before and after-school care programs and summer camp programs.

The recreation complex includes a gymnasium, dance/exercise rooms, senior citizen meeting room, kitchen facilities, preschool rooms and the park district’s administrative office.

Also located within the recreation complex is a full-service fitness center with various types of weight and cardio machines, and a walking/jogging track suspended above the gymnasium. A variety of membership options, including corporate memberships, are available.

Salt Creek Golf Club
701 W. Thorndale Ave. • (630) 773-0184
www.saltcreekgolfclub.com

This three-time award-winning facility of the Daily Herald Readers’ Choice “Best of the Best” award, offers an 18-hole executive golf course, and the Creekside Cafe,
a full-service restaurant that is open daily for lunch;
evening hours vary. There is also a banquet facility that hosts weddings, showers and other private gatherings. The Salt Creek Golf Club is host to over 30 golf leagues and many golf outings, including Footgolf. Tee times may be reserved seven days in advance by calling the Pro Shop at (630) 773-0184 or online at saltcreekgolfclub.com.

The Wood Dale Park District also owns and operates 12 area parks, including:

The Beach Water Park
161 Commercial Ave. • www.wdparks.org

The Beach Water Park is located west of Wood Dale Road and north of Irving Park Road, where residents can cool off on hot summer days, enjoy an L-shaped zero depth pool, and a splash-pad play area.

Other water park attractions include two 129-foot spiral water slides, a sand volleyball court, a sand playground equipment area, an adult deck with heated spa, a large tanning area, a full-service concession stand and concession picnic area, a supervised bathhouse with showers and coin lockers and award-winning licensed lifeguards.

White Oaks Nature Park, Dog Area & Cabin
111 S. Wood Dale Rd. • www.wdparks.org
(on the corner of Wood Dale Road and Montrose Avenue)

The White Oaks Nature Trail features an interpretive loop trail for jogging, walking and biking in natural surroundings where users can experience the flora and fauna of two ecosystems. Open daily from dawn to dusk. The dog area is open daily from dawn to dusk and allows interactive off-leash play.

Salt Creek Park Forest Preserve
151 S. Addison Rd.

Consisting of 92 wooded acres along the banks of the
Salt Creek, the forest preserve features picnic tables, shelters and nearly two miles of hiking trails. The forest preserve
is a mix of upland forest and floodplain woods, providing a habitat for northern orioles, eastern bluebirds and red-headed woodpeckers.