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Cook County Department of Public Health Order 2021-11

In accordance with the Cook County Department of Public Health Order 2021-11, the Salt Creek Park District will require proof of vaccination to enter our facilities effective Monday, January 3, 2022. This order states all recreation centers in Cook County must require any individual 18 years of age and older to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine in order to participate in fitness or athletic programs. In addition, facilities must require patrons ages 18 and older to show identification (including but not limited to: driver’s license, passport, government ID, work or school ID) with information that corresponds to the vaccination proof.

Additionally, any indoor facility rental where food and/or beverage is served also requires all attendees to be vaccinated. All participants must continue to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while inside Salt Creek Park District facilities and practice social distancing whenever possible. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and photo ID will be checked upon entering for all fitness & athletic participants. Thank you for your cooperation!

twin lakes

Fishing & Boating at Twin Lakes


Boating Hours:

Weekends: CLOSED for the season.


Paddleboad/Kayak Rental Weekday Weekend & Holidays
Per Person Per Hour $6 $7
Per Person Per Half Hour $5 $6
Ages 2-5 $3 $3
Infants to 1 year FREE FREE

Park patrons CANNOT use their own boats or motorized boats on either of the Twin Lakes

kayak lessons

Kayak Lessons

This class is for beginners or those who would like a refresher! This is an easy, fun class and a great way to get acquainted with kayaking. Experienced instructors teach you the basic skills to have fun and be safe in a logical, thorough, step by step process. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CLASS DATE.

Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Area
Instructor: Mike Pond, ACA Kayak Instructor
Fee: $40
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

203354-01 TU 6/7 BEGINNER
203354-02 TU 6/14 BEGINNER
203354-03 TU 6/21 INTERMEDIATE
203354-04 TU 6/28 BEGINNER
203354-05 TU 7/5 BEGINNER
203354-06 TU 7/12 INTERMEDIATE
203354-07 TU 7/19 BEGINNER
203354-08 TU 7/26 INTERMEDIATE

ICE Fishing Season is now open!

The Park District provides ice fishing on the east lake (Donut Lake) at Twin Lakes.  All ice fisherman should stop at the Twin Lakes Clubhouse and purchase a daily fishing pass before proceeding to the lake.  Fishing is only allowed in designated areas. No fishing is allowed in the roped off areas in the ice skating rink.  Ice conditions will be indicated by a green or red flag around Donut Lake.

Green Flag Flying
Ice has reached 8″ throughout the lake

Red Flag Flying
Ice has NOT reached a safe thickness

View the Fishing Guide

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