Hours & Location
Lincoln Center Registration & Recreation Offices
Registration Office Hours
Active Adult Center
The elevator at the Lincoln Center will be closed from Dec. 18 to Jan. 14 for improvements.
Originally installed in 1976, the current elevator has required a lot of maintenance over recent years. To improve the safety, reliability, functionality and aesthetics of the elevator, the Downers Grove Park District has contracted with Colley Elevator, Inc. to begin the renovation and installation of a new elevator on Dec. 18.
Once installed, the updated elevator will feature an interior renovation of the elevator car and visitors will enjoy a faster, smoother ride.
The anticipated reopening date for the Lincoln Center elevator is Jan. 15, 2018. Check our website for updates.
Once the historic Lincoln School from 1867 - 1974, the building was purchased by the Park District and renovated to what is now the Lincoln Community Center. Located on the south side of Maple Avenue between Washington Street and Main Street, this six level, multi-use building is home to the District's Lincoln Learning Center Preschool, The Link Before and After School Program and Adult Center. The convenient downtown location makes it the perfect place for business meetings, seminars and group gatherings.
The building contains the registration office, meeting rooms, art and ceramic rooms, a small gymnasium, various classrooms, an auditorium, and newly remodeled kitchen facilities. Most spaces are available for rental on a seasonal basis.
The Link is a new program from the Downers Grove Park District that provides students fun and engaging enrichment activities including nature, fitness, arts and crafts, science and cultural arts. Children in grades K-6 will enjoy supervised age-based activities before and/or after school in addition to daily homework time and a healthy snack.learn more
Come and learn new skills from drawing and painting, to dance, to acting, to playing the drums or piano. The Lincoln Center's classrooms are equipped for a variety of cultural arts programs with spaces dedicated to dance, art, and theater.
Create a distinctive masterpiece in one of our art classes. Our art classroom includes craft areas, pottery wheels and our own pottery kiln for firing handcrafted clay pieces. Programs include crafting with various materials, painting, drawing, and sculpting with clay.
The cultural arts program has music teachers with many years of experience teaching and performing. Improve your musical talent by enrolling in piano, guitar, drums, and voice lessons at the Lincoln Center. Music lessons are held in our music rooms on the fifth floor.
The Lincoln Center theater is the perfect space for practicing your acting skills. A variety of classes work on aspects of Broadway musical performance including singing, dancing, and acting. Classes with Marla of Shining Star Productions work on aspects of dramatic and comedic performance including acting, improv, character awareness, and imagination. The Lincoln Center's auditorium features a stage for theater productions.
Members of the Adult Center receive numerous benefits including discounts on a wide variety of classes, parties, day trips and clubs.
How to Join
Visit the Lincoln Center registration office to join. Annual Fee: $25 Residents, $30 Non-Resident
|Dominoes||Monday||12:30 - 3:30 pm||Free||Drop In|
|Rules of the Road||Mondays - Varied Schedule||1:30 - 3:30 pm||Free||Registration|
|Chess Club||Monday||1:00 - 4:00 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Scrabble||First and Last Monday of the Month||12:30 - 3:30 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Canasta||3rd Tuesday of the Month||1:00 - 3:00 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Craft Club||Tuesday, thru December||9:00 - 11:00 am||Free||Drop in|
|Pinochle||Tuesday||12:15 - 3:30 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Progressive Bridge||Tuesday||1:00 - 4:00 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Pokeno||2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||$1/$2||Drop In|
|Red Hats Book Club||2nd Tuesday of the Month||9:30 - 10:30 am||Free||Club Members|
|Red Hat Club Meeting||3rd Monday of the Month||12:00-3:00 pm||Dues||Registration|
|Tax Preparation||Tue & Thu, Feb-Apr||12:00-4:00pm||Free||Registration|
|Bingo||last Wednesday of the Month||11:30 am - 2:00 pm||$1||Drop in|
|Bunco||2nd Thursday of the Month||10:00 - 11:00 am||Free||Drop in|
|Friendly Poker||Wednesday & Friday||12:00 - 2:30 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Men's Group||1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month||11:00 - 1:00 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Party Bridge||Thursday||10:00 am - 2:00 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Competitive Poker||Thursday||11:30 - 3:30 pm||Free||Drop in|
|Popcorn Matinee||2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month||1:00 - 3:00 pm||Free/$1||Drop in|
|Duplicate Bridge||Friday||9:00 am - 12:00 pm||$2||Drop in|
|Competitive Poker||Friday||10:30 am - 2:30 pm||Free||Drop in|
Dial-A-Ride is a service sponsored by Downers Grove Township. Township residents 65 or better, or who have a disability, may travel anywhere within the township, to Good Samaritan Hospital and to Suburban Hospital, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Riders must have an RTA pass, which can be applied for at the Township office. Rides must be reserved at least two days in advance by calling the Downers Grove Township office at (630) 968-6408. The fare is $5.00 for each one-way trip.
Active Adult Center Volunteers
Volunteers are vital to the Active Adults Center. Volunteerism is one of the easiest and best ways to become involved and the primary way many services are provided. Volunteers enjoy the many benefits of volunteering, including meeting new people, learning new skills, accomplishing projects and assisting behind the scenes with monthly parties and special events.
Let your creative juices flow. Help make fun and creative projects and decorations for Active Adult Center parties in this weekly social group. Refreshments are served weekly.
Downers Grove Park District Preschool and Totschool is held at the Lincoln Center in six bright, colorful and well-equipped classrooms. preschool children enjoy indoor and outdoor play areas, and parents enjoy a convenient curbside drop-off and pick-up program.
This conveniently located community center offers room rentals for groups of 10 to 120 people. Perfect for business meetings, seminars or group gatherings. Amenities at this facility include an auditorium, gymnasium and newly renovated kitchen.
Listed below are room rates applicable for rentals conducted within *Lincoln Center's Hours of Operation, room capacities and various equipment available for rent at Lincoln Center. Room capacities and styles listed are most requested.
*A $40 per hour charge applies for all rentals conducted outside of the facilities established Hours of Operation.
|Gym||Determined by program||104||$40|
|Gym/Room 105 Combo||Determined by program||104, 105||$55|
|Auditorium/Kitchen Combo||302, 304||$75|
|Kitchen||15 / class use||302||$30|
|Dance Room||15 / class use||401, 403, 404||$30|
|Room 503, 506 Combo||Determined by program||503, 506||$55|
|Monday - Friday||8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
A security deposit is required for each room rented. Deposit amount will be determined by room size and amenities offered.
The following equipment is available for rental in conjunction with facility rentals and is based on availability. A separate deposit may be required.
Audio/Visual Equipment - $15 per item
Gymnasium Equipment - $25 per item
*For pitching machine & electronic scoreboard rentals a staff operator is available for $15 per hour.
Audio/Visual Equipment - $25 per item
Click on each setup style below to get an idea for your specific event needs.
To view online availability, click on REC Connect. Once on the REC Connect home page, select your desired facility type located under the 'Facility by Type' options at the bottom of the page. Fill in the required information questions. If you would like to narrow your search options, expand the 'Show Search Criteria' for more options. Click 'Search' to view availability. If you have any questions, please call the Lincoln Center at (630) 963-1300 or the Recreation Center (630) 960-7250.
To reserve online, a Username and Password is required. If you already have a Username and Password, click here to log-in and reserve your space. If you require a Username and Password, click on REC Connect then click on 'Need an account?' If you have forgotten your password click here.
Please note: Rental requests less than 3 days in advance cannot be processed online. Please call our registration office at 630-963-1300 and staff will try to accommodate your request.