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Check out all of the awesome activities and classes that the Park District of LaGrange will be offering by checking out our current brochure on our website! The online version is now easily navigable and faster-loading, meaning finding your favorite classes is easier and more convenient than ever!
Classes and offerings from the Park District of LaGrange and the Pleasant Dale Park District are here! The online versions are available at the Park District of La Grange’s website at and the Pleasantdale Park District’s website at
The City of Countryside Recreation Department maintains and oversees six neighborhood parks, a Little League/Soccer park, the City’s Carl W. LeGant Memorial Park and our flagship Countryside Park.
The Special Events Committee is chaired by Alderman Scott Musillami (Ward 3) with activities overseen by Deputy City Clerk Liz Saucedo.
City Parks
The pride of our City’s Recreation Department, Countryside Park is an 11-acre park where you will find two softball diamonds, a soccer field, playground equipment, lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, an inline hockey rink, bocce ball court, lighted walking path and two gazebos that are the location for summertime concerts. Countryside Park is located between 59th and 61st Streets, a half-block east of Brainard Avenue. The park is open from dawn to dusk.
Carl W. LeGant Memorial Park, located on a triangular piece of property at the intersection of 55th St. and Plainfield Rd., was built during the City of Countryside’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2000. Once a dilapidated section of the community, the City of Countryside purchased the land and redeveloped it into a community focal point. Constructed in memory of those who served in the U.S. military, the park is the location of the City’s clock tower and carillon. The clock tower has become the most visible symbol of Countryside and was recently incorporated into the City’s logo. The carillon can be programmed to play up to 350 songs and can typically be enjoyed by park visitors at noon and 6pm each day, playing songs even more frequently during the winter holiday season.
City Park, located at 61st Street and Ashland Avenue near Countryside Plaza, contains a baseball/softball diamond and soccer field.
Ideal Park, on 58th St. east of LaGrange Rd. near Ideal School, also has lighted basketball and tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds, a lighted walking path, and playground equipment for children of all ages.
The City is also home to several Tot Lots and neighborhood parks that serve as recreation spaces and provide safe, modern playground equipment for our community’s younger residents. The neighborhood facilities include Brancato Tot Lot at Plainfield Road and Ashland Avenue, Andrew Whiting Memorial Park at 55th Place and Peck Avenue, Srejma-Michalek Memorial Tot Lot at Lorraine Drive and Forestview Road, Hollands Park at Seventh Avenue and Bob-O-Link Drive, Countryside Playschool Lot at 5540 East Avenue, as well as Woodland Ridge Park in the Woodland Ridge Subdivision.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 708.485-2595 or e-mail should you have any further questions.