Open Gym

Practice your moves, meet your friends, prepare for leagues, and stay active at the Recreation Center. Drop in for basketball, volleyball and badminton or take advantage of parent-tot times. No reservations are necessary or accepted for open gym programs. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ages:
Gymnastics - Ages 10 months to 7 years with a parent.
Basketball/Volleyball - Youth 17 years and under / Adult 18 years and older
Badminton - 14 years and older

Daily Open Gym Rates:
Residents $4
Non-Residents $6

Single User Play Pass Cards:
Residents - 10 visits for $30 and 20 visits for $60
Non-Residents - 10 visits for $60 and 20 visits for $120

Payment:
Verification of residency or employment within Downers Grove Park District boundaries must be provided to receive resident rates when you purchase passes or pay the daily fee. Without proof of residency, non-resident rates will be charged.

Fees are collected at the Recreation Center registration counter. There are three ways to pay during open gym times:

  • 4500 Fitness Center annual membership includes free admission to all open gyms except batting cages and parent/tot gymnastics.
  • Admission is available by paying a daily fee.
  • Downers Grove Park District residents can purchase a Play Pass for all open gyms except batting cages. Play Passes cannot be shared and visits expire one year from date of purchase.

Each paid admission allows entry into the gymnasium only for one specific open gym program and use of the locker rooms adjacent to the gym. Other areas of the Recreation Center may be used at an additional fee.

Wrist Bands:
Each participant in any open gym program is given a wristband that must be worn during the entire open gym time. Wristbands show proof of payment and help Park District staff control the number of participants in the gym. Anyone not wearing a wristband will be asked to leave the gym and will be allowed to re-enter only after payment is made.

Childcare:
Childcare is available during many open gyms. Click here for further information.

Schedules:
Open gym schedules are updated the week before the beginning of each month and are available at the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road, at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue.

Badminton:
Four courts are set up for singles and doubles play on Thursdays and Sundays. Both residents and non-residents may purchase a daily fee. Residents may purchase a multiple-use pass. Play Passes cannot be shared. Racquets and birdies are available. Days, times and number of courts are subject to change based on gym availability.

Pickleball:
Courts are set up for singles and doubles play on Fridays. Both residents and non residents may purchase a daily fee. Residents may purchase a multiple use pass. Play pass cards cannot be shared. Paddles and balls are available. Days, times and number of courts are subject to changes based on gym availability.

Batting Cages:
Keep your swing sharp in the off season and rent a batting cage at the Recreation Center. Cages can be reserved for 30-minute time blocks for up to an hour. Pitching machine and balls are provided. Pitching machine must be operated by the participant, and batters must supply a helmet and bat. Reservations are accepted up to a month in advance, but must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Reservations can be made at the Recreation Center Registration Desk. Times and days are subject to change based on demand.

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