Community Programs

Join us for great community programs.  Most programs meet in the Vollmer Road Parking Lot.  Many programs require pre-registration.  Call for more information.  708-481-2330.

See you at the Oaks!


Flashlight Egg Hunt
4/3/2020 - 6:30pm - 9pm

Goody-filled eggs have been hidden in the forest.  Decorate a basket and hunt for eggs.  Spaces fill fast, so register early!  Please bring a flashlight.

Location:  Irons Oaks Parking Lot

Age:     3-7

Time:   6:30-7:30pm

Age:     8-10

Time:   8-9pm

Fee:    $10R / $15NR

Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt
4/17/2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Irons Oaks Foundation at the annual Adult Egg Hunt!  Please bring your own flashlight and basket.  Contest for the most creative basket and best hat.  Don't miss out on the beverages, laughter and fun- register early!

Fee:  $25

Age:  21+

Cooking On Coals For Dinner
4/19/2020 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Want a night off from dinner dishes?  Come on out and feast on a meal cooked over coals.  Bundle up and bring your appetite as we prepare a delicious meal complete with dessert!

Clean up will be a breeze!

Fee: $9R/$11NR

Age 8+

4/25/2020 - 9am - 4pm

Girl Scouts, join us as we celebrate Earth Day by learning more about the energy we use and air quality.  Juniors will explore energy and energy conservation as they Get Moving.  Cadettes will learn more about the Air We Breath.  This Journey-In-A-Day format will allow girls to complete their Journey while making new friends from other troops.  Please bring a sack lunch and a refillable water bottle.  Snacks will be provided.  Patch is not included.

Location:  Irons Oaks Vollmer Road Parking Lot

Fee $25

Discovery Day
4/26/2020 - 2pm - 4pm

Join us for a free drop-in program for preschoolers and their families.  Explore our Discovery Center Nature Museum and take a self-guided hike of the grounds.  Your little one can make a nature craft to take home.  This program is free, however we request that you pre-register by the Friday before.

Location:  Irons Oaks Discovery Center

Fee:         Free

Age:         2-6

Womans's Adventure Day
4/26/2020 - 10am - 2pm

Celebrate our extension of Women's History month into April with a women-only, High Ropes experience!  Bring a friend or family member to help you conquer your fears 30 feet up in the trees, or come by yourself and meet new people and have a great adventure.

Location:  Irons Oaks Discovery Center

Fee: $25R / $35NR

Age: 12+

Wildflower Walk
5/2/2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Irons Oaks is awash with wildflower color.  Explore with a Naturalist to learn about these spring beauties.  Program is free, but you must pre-register by May 1.

Location:  Irons Oaks Vollmer Road Parking Lot

Age:        18+

Fee:        Free

Mother & Daughter Tea
5/9/2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Calling all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and mothers of the heart.  Come dressed in your finest for an elegant Mother's Day tea.  Activities will include a tea cup raffle, tea bingo and a best dressed hat contest for both adults and children. Please register by Thursday, May 7.

Fee: $10R/$13NR   (per person)

Age:  2+

Native Plant Sale
5/9/2020 - 9:00am - noon

Discover the economics of planting green this spring! Irons Oaks is your place to get locally sourced and grown native plants that enhance the beauty of any landscape and flower bed, while requiring less water and less daily care. A wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees will be available this year.  All pre-orders due by May 1.  To view our plant selection, simply click on any link here   Prices are per plant.   

High School Senior Night
5/21/2020 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

High school seniors, congrats on your graduation!  You've reached some great heights!  Are you ready for more?  Come on out and kick off the summer having fun with friends while climbing around in the woods!  Receive a $5 per person discount when you register five or more people.

Fee $25R / $35NR

Age: 17-19