Who We Are

The Park District of Oak Park serves the recreational needs of the 53,000+ residents of Oak Park, providing nearly 8,000+ programs and a number of special events annually. The Park District owns and operates a variety of parks, centers, and special facilities, including 7 neighborhood recreation centers, 18 parks, 3 historic properties, 2 outdoor swimming pools, an ice rink, gymnastics center, community recreation center, and more. Since 1912, our high-quality programs and well-maintained parks and facilities have dependably met residents’ diverse leisure, wellness, childcare, and other needs and helped to enhance quality of life. 

The Park District offers a variety of full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. 

Did you know?

The Park District is the largest employer in the area for youth! We hire approximately 300 summer seasonal employees annually.

What We Do

A position with the Park District is a great opportunity to explore your talents and develop leadership skills in a fun, team-oriented atmosphere! Park District job opportunities build character, strengthen leadership skills, and create a sense of community pride.

"My older son has been a PDOP employee for the past two years and he genuinely enjoys working for you. The PDOP has trained him well and entrusted him with additional responsibilities and opportunities as he's progressed. It's been a meaningful experience for him as a teenager and we've been proud of how seriously he's taken his responsibilities. His younger brother will be starting PDOP employment this summer which we strongly encouraged based on his older brother's positive experiences. Thank you for being such a great first professional experience for them."


Hiring Process

The Park District of Oak Park adheres to an online job application process. If you are interested in applying for employment, you must complete the online job application. Once you submit your online application, it will be available for review by the hiring supervisors. 

Please note that resumes and letters of recommendation can be uploaded during the online job application process. We keep all applications for one year after completion. After one year, applicants must re-apply.

To respect the privacy of our applicants, the Park District cannot discuss applications with individuals other than the applicant.

The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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Inclusion Partner job opportunities are available with our affiliate, WSSRA. Inclusion Partners accompany individuals with disabilities who participate in Park District programs. Partners reinforce the recreation leader’s instructions, encourage peer interaction between people with and without disabilities, and emphasize the fun of recreation.

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