Outdoor Facilities

These are your parks! Please walk on the grass, smell the flowers, hug the trees, talk to the birds and sit on the benches ... but remember to

  • Leave your alcohol at home
  • Park in designated areas
  • Get a picnic permit for groups of 25 or more
  • Go home when the park closes
  • Call us if you see anything that needs our attention 708-458-2265.

Outdoor Spaces

Bedford Park District has a variety of outdoor facilities to accommodate our community's diverse needs, from children's playgrounds and sports fields to our elegant gazebo and ornamental parks. Call the Bedford Park District to schedule your next corporate meeting or special event at 708-458-2265.

Gazebo & Fish Pond

Our fish pond located on 78th Avenue in Bedford Park is home to a variety of gold fish. Since its construction, it has become the backdrop for many wedding and prom pictures. Please feel free to stop by for your photo opportunity.


The Bedford Park District has recently renovated our patio with financial assistance from the Township of Lyons. The new space will be used for various park events and is available for use as a wedding location, small concert option and much more. Contact Anne Borsa for rental information.

Ornamental Parks

Bedford Park District has three ornamental parks, two along Archer Avenue and one on Columbia Drive in Bridgeview Gardens. These parks serve as a respite for quiet recreation and meditation. The parks department keeps these areas beautiful with flowers, trees and shrubs for the enjoyment of all patrons.

Paths & Playgrounds

Community Playground

Our main playground is located behind Walker School in Bedford Park. It was renovated in 1998 to accommodate children of all ages and complies with the American Disabilities Act.

Gardens Playground

Gardens Playground is located in the subdivision of Bridgeview Gardens and is located along Columbia Drive and Garden Lane. As with all other playgrounds, it complies with the American Disabilities Act and is accessible to everyone.

Bike Path

Our bike path is located on leased Commonwealth Edison property. It is located between the Village of Bedford Park and Bridgeview Gardens.

Walking Path

Our walking path begins at the Community Building, winds around the park up to the ornamental parks on Archer Avenue, runs along the bike path towards the east, and finally around the ballfields and Community Playground where all the action is. It is continually maintained with a regular schedule for adding limestone screenings.


Bedford Park District has four ballfields to serve baseball, softball, and T-ball players of all ages. Three of our fields are complete with Musco Lighting. A batting cage with an Iron Mike Pitching Machine is adjacent to the softball field and available for team use.

Field rentals are based on a 15 minute warm-up and two hour game. Game fields will be dragged, lined, and include bases. Practice fields will be dragged and include bases.

Resident Fee:$15 per game
Non-resident Fee:$20 per practice
$25 per game

The Lily Pad Splashpad

The Lily Pad is Bedford Park District's interactive water spray park located on 78th Avenue in Bedford Park.

  • Wristbands are available for a nominal fee for guests ages three and up.
  • No additional fee for adults accompanied by a child.

Monday - Thursday:2:30 - 4:00PM & 6:00 - 8:00PM
Friday:12:00 - 4:00PM & 6:00 - 8:00PM
Saturday:12:00 - 4:00PM

Rules & Regulations

  • The splashpad will not open when the temperature falls below 72 degrees.
  • Minimum of 10 guests required to turn facility on.
  • The Bedford Park District retains the right to close the splashpad anytime deems it necessary.
  • Appropriate swim attire required.
  • No climbing on fence or spray equipment.
  • The following are not permitted on the splashpad: glass, grilling, soap/shampoo, outside food/beverages, street shoes, or disposable diapers.

Picnic Pavilion

Plan to host your next family reunion at the Bedford Park District Picnic Pavilion. It is located at the east end of the park district along railroad alley. The open air shelter overlooks the ballfields and can seat 50 guests. A new concession building was added to the north providing indoor plumbing and a kitchen area. A small tot lot is available for use by children of all ages. Contact the Administration Office at 708-458-2265 for more information.

  • Seating for 50 guests
  • Available May - October
  • Maintenance staff will no longer transfer banquet tables to the picnic pavilion.