The Zone



The remodel project at The Zone has been delayed and will not be opening on Friday, November 1. We are working hard to get this new and exciting recreational facility ready ASAP! You will be first to know when we are ready to open!

Anyone registered for Parkour classes at The Zone will receive an email the week of October 28 regarding when classes will begin. 

In 2003 the River Trails Park District purchased a building known as 550 in the Kensington Business Center. It was bought to expand programming space and to open Clayground Art Studio. After ten years of attempting cultural art programming and general facility rentals, the Park District began to reevaluate the usage of this building. In 2015, the district looked at programming trends, strategic planning and evaluated the amenities which could be used all year long in a more efficient format.

The district began phase one of construction in the warehouse section of the building in January. Much of the lighting was upgraded to LED which tripled the brightness over the athletic space. The park crew moved a 70 foot wall by 90 degrees to create a nearly 13,000 square foot interior play space.

New Turf Fields

A major renovation to the area is the addition of 7,000 square feet of artificial turf.  This space will be used for multiple athletic programs such as: tot sports, indoor soccer, archery, golf lessons, athletic camps, birthday parties and more. The Turf Field can be split into six different sections with netting; up to three fields can be used at one time.


New Programming Area

River Trails Park District is the first park district in Illinois to offer a dedicated indoor facility space for Parkour. Parkour is a form of gymnastics, street acrobatics and free running. It can be compared to American Ninja Warrior, military obstacle courses and CrossFit. Parkour programs include running, jumping, catching, rolling, flipping, tumbling, martial arts, strength training and more! This program will use new amenities such as a foam pit, climbing wall, warp wall, walking beams and jump boxes. We have teamed up with Superhero’s Academy. Superhero’s Academy is a professional company who specializes in Parkour programming.

Programs offered at The Zone


  • Archery
  • Adult Tot Sports
  • Athletic Conditioning & Performance Camp
  • Spring Break Sports Camp
  • Youth Computer Classes
  • School of Sports
  • Preseason Soccer Camps
  • Indoor Soccer League
  • Adult Personal Training Class