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John D. Rita Recreation Center
The Blue Island John D. Rita Recreation Center is owned by the City of Blue Island and managed by agreement with the Blue Island Park District. Located at 2805 W 141st Street, the Blue Island Recreation Center offers indoor and outdoor recreation, with a gymnasium plus indoor study space. Visit the Recreation Center page by clicking the link above where you’ll find the latest calendar of events.

Meadows Golf Club
2802 W 123rd St,
(708) 708-606-3805 Elizabeth Harmeyer, Golf Course Director of Operations
(708) 385-1994/95 For tee times
An 18-hole golf course that is a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. There are full practice facilities, including a lighted driving range and a practice putting green, golf shop, snack shop and sports bar.

Blue Island Park District
The Blue Island Park District manages 10 public parks on 112 acres that are host to many summer and winter recreation programs.

Community Gardens
If you love gardening but lack the space, a community garden plot may be just the thing for you. You can grow organic produce and flowers in your own plot in the company of fellow gardeners! Blue Island is home to 2 community gardens.

Cal-Sag Trail
The Cal-Sag Trail is a multi-use path built almost entirely along the banks of the Calumet-Sag Channel and Calumet River. Currently built from Alsip to Lemont, when completed this 26 mile trail will stitch together more than 185,000 people in fourteen communities. It will connect them to regional trails, transit systems, retail areas, parks, forest preserves, marinas, nature centers, and the legacies of Big Steel, immigrant communities and the Underground Railroad. Pick up the Cal-Sag Trail at its Alsip trailhead at Freedom Park, located just east of Cicero on the north bank of the Cal-Sag Channel.