Recreation and Facilities Department, Centers, Aquatics, Lake Arlington and Preschool/Day Camp

The Centers, Aquatics, Athletics and Lake Arlington Facilities provide a variety of programs at the five community centers, Melas Park and sailing programs at Lake Arlington. The Division Manager of Recreation and Facilities oversees operations of this division and works with the other department managers in a cooperative effort to maximize the efficiency of the Recreation and Facility Department.


The Park District operates five community centers at Camelot, Frontier, Heritage, Pioneer, and Recreation Parks. Large District-wide programs, supervised by one of the recreation supervisors include dog obedience, gymnastics, karate, yoga, and garden plots. The supervisors also run general programs, special events, and one-day workshops.

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Aquatic programs feature a comprehensive swim lesson program for infants as young as six months through adults; Interpark swim team competition; competitive swim teams; basic rescue and advanced lifesaving courses; water exercise programs; programs for older adult swimmers; and programs for disabled swimmers.

These programs are offered at the five outdoor pool complexes at Camelot, Frontier, Heritage, Pioneer, and Recreation Park and Olympic Indoor Swim Center. The five outdoor pool complexes are open during the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Olympic Indoor Swim Center provides a year-round comprehensive swim program for all ages, along with public swim times.

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Athletic programs include coordination of men’s, women’s and co-ed softball leagues, house and travel soccer, tee ball and rookie ball, volleyball and men's and youth basketball leagues, summer sports camps, and special events. Health and fitness classes vary in type and difficulty and include high and low impact aerobics, group power, early bird, and step programs.

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Lake Arlington

Lake Arlington features a two-mile bike and walking path, boat dock, nature/conservation area, picnic areas, accessible playground, observation deck, and a seasonal snack bar operation. Paddleboat and sailboat rentals are also available on a seasonal basis. Programs and/or camps for youths and adults are offered in sailing, climbing, canoeing, and fishing.

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Recreation and Facilities Department, Centers, Aquatics, Lake Arlington and Preschool/Day Camp

StaffJob TitlePhoneContact
Bergquist, Alli Aquatic Program Supervisor 847-577-3047 
Boukas, Michele Guest Services Representative 847-577-3025 
Divello, Tom Pioneer Park Supervisor 847-506-2734 
Keister, Kevin Camelot Park/Lake Arlington Supervisor 847-577-3052 
Minuskin, Lynn Preschool/Day Camp Supervisor 847-398-4339 
Neill, Steve Division Manager of Recreation Facilities 847-506-7870 
Newport, Katie Recreation Park Supervisor 847-577-3046 
Robertson, Lindsey Aquatic Facility Supervisor 847-590-6059 
Wirth, Nick Frontier Park Supervisor 847-577-3016 
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