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!


Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt
4/26/2019 - 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+

Happy Arbor Day
4/27/2019 - 9am - 12pm

Irons Oaks needs your help this Arbor Day! We received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to purchase the next generation of beautiful oaks and we need your help planting them.  Training and tools are provided.  Please pre-register.

Bigger groups, contact Cheryl Vargo at 708-481-2330 or for more information.

Location: Irons Oaks


Mother & Daughter Tea
5/11/2019 - 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 9.

Fee: $10R/$13NR   (per person)

Age:  2+

Native Plant Sale
5/11/2019 - 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.   Prices are per plant.   

Full Moon Night Hike
5/18/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Come hike at Irons Oaks when the moon is full and delight in the evening sights!  We will explore the forest while learning about nocturnal creatures and nighttime adaptations.  The evening will end with refreshments, songs, and stories around the campfire. 

Location:  Irons Oaks Vollmer Road Parking Lot

Fee: $4R/$5NR

Age 3+

Wildflower Walk
5/19/2019 - 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 17. 

Location:  Irons Oaks Vollmer Road Parking Lot

Age:        18+

Fee:        Free

High School Senior Night
5/30/2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

High school seniors, congrats on your graduation!  You've reached some great heights!  Ate you ready for more?  Come on out and kick off the summer having fun with friends while climbing around in the woods!

Fee $15R/$20NR

Age: 17-18