From tennis to gymnastics to art to music lessons to volunteering, the Park District offers a host of activities for high schoolers. Whether you’re looking to hone an existing skill set or try something completely new, chances are we have a class or program that may interest you. See below:
Climbing Wall at Courts Plus
Courts Plus invites you to experience Mt. Endeavor, the 20-foot-high indoor climbing wall at our facility. We offer a state-of-the-art climbing center, quality equipment, and highly trained staff to ensure a safe, rewarding climbing experience. The climbing wall offers an exciting workout, no matter your age or experience level. For information on the climbing wall, contact Courts Plus at (630) 833-5064 or click here.
Why climb? Climbing is an excellent way to learn life skills and improve self-esteem. It offers a total body cardiovascular workout while also toning and strengthening your body, improving balance, flexibility and technique.
Sugar Creek Golf Course
Sugar Creek Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 32 course. The course features large, smoothly contoured Penncross bentgrass greens, a 3-acre pond coming into play on four of the nine holes, and excellent turf for golf. Sugar Creek Golf Course also offers a lighted driving range and features 25 practice stations with target greens and flags marked with various yardages. In addition we offer various lessons and clinics for all ages. Click here to visit Sugar Creek Golf Course for more information.
The Hub at Berens Park
The Hub features four batting cages with varying speeds and settings for baseball and softball, and an 18-hole miniature golf course. The Hub also features the Lee A. Daniels Pavilion, a 3,500 sq. ft. facility housing restrooms, concessions/storage and a party room available for rentals. Click here to visit The Hub at Berens Park for more information.
Skate Park at York Commons
Cruise on down to the Skate Park at York Commons. The skate park gives thousands of teens the opportunity to safely skateboard, rollerblade, and BMX with friends. At the park you will find ramps for beginners all the way up to those who think they are the next Tony Hawk. Once inside "the Cage" you'll be challenged by a half-pipe, snake run, pyramid, and bank ramps. Come show everyone what you've got! The Skate Park is open daily, weather permitting. Click here to visit the Skate Park at York Commons for more information. Note: As of Fall 2016, the skate park is within the limits of construction for the City’s storm water project that is taking place at York Commons Park. For safety purposes, the skate park is currently closed and the gate is locked.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Environmental Service Projects
Do you need service hour credits or would just like to help preserve and protect Elmhurst’s natural heritage? Work includes cleanups, plant removal, planting, monitoring, animal habitat construction, and seed collection. For more information contact David Price at (630) 993-8909.
Do you have some extra time and would like to give back to your community? The Park District offers many special events and programs that need your help! Check out our volunteer section for more volunteer opportunities.