Summer Open Gyms for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs: Times and Prices

Keeping the kids entertained and active all summer is no easy task. Mix up your summer break routine (and keep the kids off electronics!) by trying out some of the many open gym sessions in the southwest suburbs this summer. Not only will kids of all ages have a blast bouncing, climbing, flipping, and swinging their way through the gym, but you’ll get to chill in the AC for a couple hours. It’s a win-win!

2019 Summer Gymnastics Open Gym Times in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

Note: We recommend that you call ahead or check the website to confirm open gym times. Certain dates may be unavailable due to facility rentals, holidays, etc.

Aspire Gymnastics Academy
2701 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 730-7453
Children of all ages can come play at open gym on Fridays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm or Sundays from 12:00 pm  – 2:00 pm. The cost is $10 per child (cash only). Gym will be closed August 11–17 for summer break.

Flipstar Gymnastics Academy
1906 Ferro Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 723- 6279
Walking children through age 6 can enjoy open gym Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm; price is $5 per child. On Friday nights, kids aged 6 and up can enjoy an extended open gym from 7:15 pm  – 9:15 pm. The cost is $15 and parents are not allowed in the gym during this open gym. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as there is limited space.

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Flying High Sports & Rec Center
7711 W. 99th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 352-3099
From June 1 though August 31, open gym is offered for all ages on Thursdays and Sundays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm; the fee is $12 per child. Little Tykes Time (for Kindergarten kids and younger) is held every Monday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am and is $5/child. Special needs open gym (for all ages, plus siblings) is offered on 6/23, 7/28 and 8/25 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; fee is $12 per child.

Gymboree Play and Music
9289 W. 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487
(708) 364-0309
Gymboree has a wonderful assortment of classes for babies from birth until 5 years old. This location offers open gym several times during the week. The cost is $10 for non-members, and FREE for members.

19220 Ridge Drive
Mokena, IL 60448
(872) 240- 1104
Open gym for children ages 6 years and up on select Sundays 12:00 pm  – 2:00 pm. Cost for members is $7, Team and Pre-Team is $5, and non-Members is $10 (cash or check only). Preschool open gym resumes in September.

Gym Quest
14511 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609- 6360
Open gym for ages 6 months – Kindergarten on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am -–11:00 am. $8 per child for non-members and $5 per child for members (cash only).
Children ages 6–12 years can come on Fridays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm for $15 per child for non-members and $12 per child for members (cash only).
Summer open gym sessions are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm June 10 – August 10 for Kindergarten through 5th grade ($10 per child; cash only).

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Ohana Academy of Gymnastics, Dance, Music and Art
7504 W. 85th Place
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 598-0080
Open gym is available to current students only. The fee is $7 and the hours are 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Saturdays for ages 5-18.

United Gymnastics Academy Frankfort
722 Center Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-8282
Open Fridays from 7:30 pm  – 9:00 pm ($15) and Sundays from 12:00 pm  – 1:30 pm ($10).

United Gymnastics Academy Tinley Park
6805 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 864-7171
Open gym for all ages is available Fridays from 7:00 pm  – 8:30 pm, Saturdays from 12:00 pm  – 1:30 pm, and Sundays from 12:00 pm  – 1:30 pm. A preschool open gym for ages 6 and under (parents must stay) is also offered on Fridays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.  The cost is $10 for all open gyms at this location.

Know of more summer open gym times? Leave us a comment, or see the west suburban open gyms! Then, check out our guide to free summer fun in the southwest suburbs. 

About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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