Village of River Grove Recreation Department

  Recreation Director For more information about activities contact us at 708-453-8000 x303 mail
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River Grove School
Dist. 85.5 
2650 Thatcher Ave
Kathryn M. Bruce
River Grove Recreation Center

8664 Grand Ave. 
Rhodes School
Dist. 84.5 
8931 Fullerton Ave
River Grove
Community Center
2607 N. Thatcher

Event Registration

Registration for Recreation Dept. events can be made at the Village Hall either in person or by phone. For additional information regarding any of these events please call the Village Hall at 708.453-8000
Registration slips available by clicking here.rec/Registration.docx


River Grove Rec Center I.D.

High School ID required for Teen Basketball at River Grove School.









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The Recreation Department holds Monthly Craft Days and Movie Days at the American Legion Recreation Center.

The fall line up will include Flag Football  (Sept. – Nov. with registration in Aug.)

Teen Basketball on Monday Nights from 7-9 p.m. at River Grove School for River Grove High School students. (This program runs from Sept. – May and follows the school calendar.)

We will also hold Teen Nights at the Recreation Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. for River Grove residents in grades 6th – 12th . (This program runs from Sept. – April.) Check this webpage for changes in dates and times.

The Recreation Department also sponsors Girls’ Softball in the Spring.

We sponsor Youth Government each year for 8th graders in all River Grove Elemtary Schools.

Each Winter we hold Open Gym Nights at Rhodes School for Pre-K through 8th grade.  Mondays in the small gym for Pre-K – 2nd grades from 7-8 p.m. and Wed./Thurs. in the big gym for 3rd-5th grades from 7-8p.m. and 6th-8th grades from 8-9p.m.  (These programs run from Sept. - April and follow the school calendar.)

We also hold Teen Dances throughout the school year for 6th to 8th graders.

The Rec Dept. also sponsors Summer Movies at the Rec. Dept., Wednesday Night Concerts at the Gazebo Kids Garage Sale in the summer and Easter Bunny Breakfast (in the Spring).

The Recreation Department holds many other special events throughout the year and continues to add programs, so watch your child’s school folders for more information about new events as well as existing events


Registration for most Recreation Dept. activities will take place at the Village Hall, 2621 Thatcher Ave.  although registration for some programs will be held at the American Legion Recreation Center. To be eligible to enroll in a program you must be a River Grove resident or attend a River Grove School for Teen Dances.

• All registration can be done in person or by telephoning the village hall.

• All registration must be complete and paid in full at time of registration, where applicable.

• Minimum number of participants must be met for some programs to be held.

Through the cooperation of Rhodes School Dist. 84 1/2 and River Grove School Dist. 85 1/2, school facilities will be used to provide some of the recreation department programs. School district events have priority, on occasion minor changes may be made within the Recreation Dept. programs.

The Village of River Grove Recreation Department

 2621 Thatcher Ave.
River Grove, Illinois 60171
708.453.8000 x303