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Kids Program

The Justice Park District prides itself on offering a well-rounded, diverse selection of recreational programs, activities & special events. We make every effort to offer new programs based on current trends & participant interests.

Beginner TKD

Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Guy Johnson
Summer: 8 week
Location: Community Center
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Min/Max: 5/20
Ages: 5+

Speed/Agility Camp

Day: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Joe Phelan
Summer 8 Week
June 11th- August 1st
Location: Commissioner’s Park Hockey Rink
Fee: $53 R/ $63 NR
Ages: 8+
Min/Max: 5/20

Want to gain the edge on the competition this summer? Regardless of the sport you want to succeed in, this camp will focus on improving footwork and agility while also looking to improve speed and quickness. This class will be using short area directional training, plyometric and resistance training and track progress.

**Please wear athletic clothing, good running shoes or cross training shoes (no cleats), and a bottle of water. **

Tiny Tapper

8 weeks
Ages: 3-5
Day: Thursdays
Winter Session Dates: 2/1-3/22
Spring Session Dates: 4/5-5/24
Time: 3:00-3:30 pm
R/NR Fee: $39/$49 per session
Location: Community Center
Min 3/Max 20
Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Michals

Ballet/Tap Beginner

Day:  Thursday
Time: 4:30-5:15
Instructor: Marilyn Michals
Summer 8 week
June 14th- August 2nd  
Location: Community Center
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Ages: 4-6
Min/Max: 3/20

How much fun is it to dance! In this combination class, your child will begin to learn the art of ballet along with the musical steps of tap. Learning new ways of expressing themselves in the artistic, physical way will make their experience fun and exciting.

Beginners Tae Kwon Do

8 weeks
Ages: 6-18
Day: Wednesdays
Winter Session Dates: 1/31-3/21
Spring Session Dates: 4/4-5/23
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $39/$49 per session
Location: Community Center
Min 5/Max 20
Instructor: Guy Johnson

Piano Lessons

Keyboards are provided for all classes. Lessons are available in 30 minute intervals starting at 4:00pm. Please call for available times.

8 weeks
Ages: 7-16 Day: Tuesdays
Winter Session Dates: 1/30-3/27
Spring Session Dates: 4/3-5/29
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
R/NR Fee: $105/$125 per session
Location: Community Center
Min 2/Max 6
Instructor: Kathleen Thorson
No class 2/27,4/24

Soccer Basics

Day: Monday
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Christian Marquez
Summer 8 Week:
June 11th- August 13th
**No class July 2nd, July 16th
**Location: Commissioner’s Park Field
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Ages: 4-12Min/Max: 5/20

Join us and keep you’re your great soccer skills! We will be teaching you the fundamentals of soccer as well as allowing for game play throughout each season.  Whether you’re new to the sport or just looking to get some practice in, this class will be beneficial and fun!

Story Time Nights

Day: June 29th-
Register by June 28th at 8:30 pm
July 27th- Register by July 26th at 8:30 pm
August 31st - Register by August 30th at 8:30 pm
Time: 7:00pm
Instructor: Christine Shue
Location: Community Center
Fee: Free
Ages: 2-12

Who doesn’t love hearing stories? We will be offering special nights for the kids of the community to come in and listen to fun stories and books with some crafts to work on as well.

It is free and no registration is required. Please register by coming in or calling us at (708) 458-1370 before closing the day before each Story Time Night.

Advanced TKD

Day: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Instructor: Guy Johnson
Summer: 8 week
Location: Community Center
Fee: $53 R/ $63 NR
Min/Max: 5/20
Ages: 12+/ Higher Belt Rank

Learn the Basic fundamentals of the Korean art of self defense, including kicks, blocks, and punches! Here’s the opportunity for you to take a self defense course and move up the belt ranking ladder. These classes are great for developing self-esteem and self-confidence

Tiny Tappers

Day:  Thursday
Time: 3:00-3:30
Instructor: Marilyn Michals
Summer 8 week:
June 14th- August 2nd  
Location: Community Center
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Ages: 3-5
Min/Max: 3/20

TAP, TAP, TAP! Boys and girls will love the excitement of TAPPING! The art of tap dance is energetic, fun and a great way to develop rhythm and coordination as well as basic motor skills. Your toddler will learn beginning tap steps and eventually a routine! Best of all, your child will begin to build up a positive self esteem at a very early age.

Baby Ballet

Day:  Thursday
Time: 3:45-4:15
Instructor: Marilyn Michals
Summer 8 week
June 14th- August 2nd  
Location: Community Center
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Ages: 3-5Min/Max: 3/20

Does your child love to dance? Baby Ballet provides the opportunity for every young student to experience the joy of dance while developing confidence, creativity and a secure technical foundation in a safe and caring environment.

Ballet/Tap Intermediate

Day:  Thursday
Time: 5:30-6:30
Instructor: Marilyn Michals
Summer 8 week
June 14th- August 2nd  
Location: Community Center
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Ages: 7+
Min/Max: 3/20

Dance should be about learning to nurture creativity in movement, developing coordination and promoting self-esteem, combined with learning basic positions and terminology, are the building blocks of our ballet/tap beginner program. Through strong dancing, creativeness, and friends, ballet/tap classes become a magical dance experience for every child. All participants have the option of participating in a recital.

Private Instrument Lessons

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Instructor:  Kathleen Thorson
Summer 8 Week
June 12th-July 31st 
Location: Community Center
Fee: $105 R/ $125 NR
Ages: 7-14   

Start the magical musical journey right now and add a new positive dimension to your child’s life. Note reading, instrument specific technique and musical terminology are just the start of a wonderful experience that adds so much to becoming a well-rounded student. Lessons are available in 30 minute intervals starting at 4:00 pm. Please call for available times. 

**Time slots are subject to change to better accommodate the Park District and Instructor** **

The Park District or the instructor will not provide the instruments**  

** Keyboards are available to use during lessons only**

Available instrument choices: piano, acoustic guitar, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, xylophone, snare drum (drum pad only)

Pitching Lessons

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Instructor: Brandon Palmer 
Summer 8 Week
June 12th-August 7th  
No Class on June 19th
Location: Commissioner’s Park Softball Fields
Fee: $39 R/ $49 NR
Ages: 8-14Min: 8/15

This camp is designed to teach and improve the fundamentals of pitching for ages 8-14. In this camp the players will learn about different pitches (age appropriate), balance, accuracy, fielding from the pitcher position, and arm care. This camp will help improve the overall effectiveness of your player on the mound. 

*In order to keep the players arms strong and healthy it is highly recommended that you notify Coach Palmer on days that you pitched or plan to pitch. 

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