All park district jobs including full time, part time seasonal, Sachs Recreation Center, Deerfield Golf Club, and Pools are posted online, and all application are also completed online. Calls and emails regarding employment will be referred to the online application system. To access our most current openings check: http://www.deerfieldparks.org/jobs/
The dog park at Wilmot and Hazel is free for all well-behaved dogs, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Classes that are canceled entirely due to low enrollment or other factors will be refunded in full. Patrons may choose to receive a refund check or transfer funds to a new class or other park district balances due. Individual class sessions that must be canceled due to weather, instructor illness, or facility problem may be refunded or rescheduled in coordination with instructors, participants, and park district resources.
Refunds are processed by check, which will be mailed out in approximately 15 business days.
Our pool passes offer an excellent value for families of all sizes and singles, and we’ve added plenty of options over the years for the convenience of our patrons. All the information is on the Pool Pass page in the Aquatics section of the website.
Pool passes can be purchased online or in person beginning Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9am. Renewing or purchasing a pass can be done Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm at the Jewett Park Community Center.
Sachs Recreation Center
Yes, we have a Daily Guest Fee — $12 for residents, $15 for non-residents. This includes full use of the facility including the fitness floor, weight rooms, running/walking track and locker rooms with showers and steam room.
Group exercise classes are included with our All-Access and Group Exercise membership options. Non-members can pay a per class fee of $12 for residents or $15 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required for classes.
It is free for members and daily fee visitors. Non-members must pay $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents to use the track.
10 laps on the outside lane and 11.25 on the inside lane.
Yes, we will offer you a locker key at check-in. If you prefer, you may rent a permanent locker for a fee and bring your own lock. Lockers rent for $15.00/month and must be rented in increments of 6 or 12 months.
Yes, we offer both large and small towels at the check-in desk and on the fitness floor.
At its deepest point, the pool is 4 1/2 feet deep.
We maintain the pool temperature at approximately 83 degrees and the whirlpool at 103 degrees.
Our lap swim schedule is posted on our website and 60-minute time slots are available for reservation during regular business hours.
There are 2 tennis courts available for rental. Tennis court use is independent of your membership. Courts may be reserved for $38/hour.
Call the front desk at 847-572-2600 to reserve court time.
Yes, we offer both group and private lessons for tennis and swimming. Stop by the front desk or call 847-572-2600 for more details or to schedule lessons.
We offer Open Gym hours (basketball) on a daily basis, but it varies from week to week depending on scheduling. The latest Open Gym schedule is always updated on our website, or call 847-572-2600.
In-person and virtual classes are held throughout the day and evening on weekdays and weekends. Memberships also include access to a library of 100+ virtual classes that can be taken at your convenience.
Patty Turner Center
The PTC offers an array of programming and services tailored to active, older adults over the age of 50. Some of the broad spectra of offerings include fitness and wellness, creative arts, excursions, theme-dinner events, Men’s Club lectures and Women’s Club presentations and Movies for Members. The PTC also offers Podiatry, Lending Closet and Social Services by appointment. Please see the PTC Bulletin for a detailed listing of current programs and activities.
You do not have to be a member to participate in most programs at the PTC. However, there is an incentive to join as many programs offer a discounted fee for those who are members of the PTC. A PTC membership is required for participation in: Men’s Club, Social Bridge, Open Poker, Open Mah Jongg, Knitting, Pool, Ping Pong, Computer Use and Movies for Members.
For Deerfield residents, PTC membership is $30/year per person and $45/year for non-residents. Memberships are good for 1 year from the date of activation.
Yes, the PTC has 7 designated handicapped parking spaces.
Yes, on a short-term basis, the PTC lends durable medical equipment (such as walkers, canes, bath benches, commodes, grabbers, wheelchairs, etc.) to residents of Deerfield, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, and Lincolnshire. The Closet hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
There are over 800 active members of the PTC.
Yes, PTC members receive a bulletin/newsletter in the mail 4 times/year. The Bulletin lists current and upcoming programs and events at the PTC. The PTC Bulletin can also be accessed online at www.pattyturnercenter.org, or found in the brochure racks located in the front lobby of the PTC.
We encourage everyone to register well in advance of the program/event start date. A program/event may be canceled if we don’t have enough interest in advance of the start date. Please refer to the specific program/event registration deadlines listed in the PTC Bulletin.
The Patty Turner Center is part of the Deerfield Park District which also offers classes at the Jewett Park Community Center, Sachs Recreation Center and the Deerfield Golf Club.
Yes, PTC offers local hassle-free excursions to popular theater productions and cultural events. We also offer extended tours in partnership with American Classic Tours. Upcoming tours will be announced in the PTC Bulletin and flyers/registration materials are available in the PTC brochure rack and on our website.
There is a PDF membership form on the main Patty Turner Center homepage — just print that out, and bring it to the front counter along with payment. All the details are on the form.
Deerfield Park Foundation
Any financial donations made to the Deerfield Park Foundation may be restricted to a specific purpose, such as for an engraved paver, a donated tree, a specific event or other mutually agreed upon purpose. Contributions may be made toward a designated scholarship, such as the Linda Gryziecki Scholarship (for college/university/post-secondary schooling) or other project or program; or, as a General Donation.
General Donations are typically used to support our scholarship program for residents so those in financial need can attend recreation programs, after school club and summer camps. Gift Certificates and certain goods and services may also be donated for use as silent auctions or as prizes at fundraising events.
Various types of sponsorship are available. Depending upon the amount of the contribution and the type of venue, a sponsor may receive any or all of the following: listings in event-related materials and publicity; a sign or banner at the event; participation at the event (i.e. golf team); or the benefit of being allowed to attend the event to promote their own business (have a table, distribute pre-approved items, etc.)
Upon receipt of any financial contribution for a Deerfield Park Foundation-related activity or project, a personalized letter will be mailed out on official letterhead stationery to the donor. For contributions of goods and services, a similar letter can be sent to the donor, after the necessary item description, value, etc. are determined. The Foundation may also be contacted when our tax ID number or other information is required.