The Tinley Park-Park District is committed to creative recreational programming opportunities and outstanding customer service while providing and maintaining quality recreational facilities and parks to enhance the quality of life in Tinley Park.


The vision of Tinley Park-Park District is to be the first choice of the residents in their pursuit of recreational opportunities.

Our Values


Tinley Park–Park District employees are energetic, loyal, and supportive of one another. We encourage each other to reach our highest potential and are committed to gaining the skills, knowledge, and training to achieve our goals. We serve our patrons with courtesy and dignity, recognizing the impact our actions have on the quality of life now and in the future. We value each other’s opinions and ideas as well as those of our patrons.


We fulfill commitments in a timely and accurate manner, using resources responsibly and creatively, and observing all legal, moral, and ethical standards to meet the needs of the community.


We accept responsibility and are accountable for our performance by acting with fairness, honesty, integrity, and open communication.


We provide quality services focused on customer value and financial performance. We provide a professional environment committed to putting the safety of its employees and patrons first. We strive to continually improve the workplace by rewarding accomplishments and encouraging employee involvement at all levels of the organization.

Who We Are

The Tinley Park-Park District is located in the Village of Tinley Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago, just 30 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago. The Park District maintains 40 parks, 33 ball fields and several facilities.




Ball Fields




Picnic Shelters




Basketball Courts


Soccer Fields


Football Fields


Tennis Courts


Volleyball Courts


Pickleball Courts


Skate Park

Its premier facility is the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 W. 171st Street. The Recreation Center amenities include an indoor jogging/walking track, gymnasium with three basketball courts and six volleyball courts, lounge/museum, meeting rooms, program rooms, arts and crafts room, teen and senior drop-in centers, an indoor batting cage, and a teaching kitchen.

The Park District also operates Tinley Fitness, Landmark Museum & Church, McCarthy Recreation Building, Tinley Junction Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, Vogt Visual Arts Center, The Extreme Skate Park, White Water Canyon Water Park & Spray Ground, Canine Campus Dog Park and the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.

You can read about facilities, programs and special events in the Park District’s seasonal Activity Guide. You may view an electronic version of our Activity Guide here. For more information on any of the Tinley Park-Park District facilities and programs, please call 708-342-4200.

Our Rules

2018 General Use Ordinance

The Park District Board of Commissioners approved the General Use Ordinance in March 2011. It was updated in September 2018, and the The Park District Board of Commissioners approved the updates in October 2018.