Wood Shop


The Wood Shop is a joint venture with the Village of Arlington Heights, The Senior Center, Inc. and Arlington Heights Park District.

All participants need to complete a free safety training prior to attending. Safety training is held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am-Noon.

Wood Shop Classes

View the available Wood Shop Classes and registration information.

Hours of Operation – Drop-in Shop Time

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am – Noon

Thursday: 12:30 – 3:30pm

Fees - No membership charge

Annual safety training is required. Punch passes expire one year from date of purchase.

  • $10 daily use fee
  • $30 good for 6 Wood Shop visits.
  • $50 good for 10 Wood Shop visits.


  • Jet Drum Sander
  • Rikon mini-lathe
  • Delta 10" Table Saw
  • Delta 14" Band Saw
  • Delta 16½" Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Dewalt 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Grizzly 15" Planer
  • Delta Belt Sander
  • Delta 12" Abrasive Disk Sander
  • Delta 12" Lathe
  • Delta 6" Jointer
  • Dewalt 20" Variable Speed Scroll Saw
  • Delta Router
  • Six Complete work stations with hand tools and dust collection features. 

Wood carving

Learn to carve one-of-a-kind relief plaques, simple figures and other special projects. This specialized art form is both fun and relaxing. Instructor Mike Spilotro makes this a class you'll enjoy over and over again. A supply list is available at the first class. In-person registration only. Register early. Space is limited in this very popular class.

For more information call the Park District Office at the Senior Center at 847-797-5341.

Sign up for eNews