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

My kids love going to open gym times! Winter in our home means lots of pent-up energy, and one of the best ways to get the wiggles out is some good ol’ fashioned running, climbing and jumping. When you’re checking out these open gyms, be sure to take a peek at the class schedule; if your kids love tumbling around, you might stumble on a great long-term activity, too. One more tip: Many gyms require waivers prior to participating in open gym, and some are available to complete on their website, which can save time at check-in. This article is sponsored by Flying High Sports & Rec Center in Hickory Hills.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

7711 W. 99th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 352-3099

Flying High started inspiring kids to be fit & active through gymnastics over 25 years ago and today we offer a wide variety recreational programming including gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, martial arts, and ninja zone.  We’re excited to offer children of all ages the chance to play part of their day away with us at Open Gym every Sunday from 12-2pm.  Two hours of continuous fun for all ages await them within our 10,000 square foot indoor state-of-the-art facility!  Open gym is $12/child. We also offer a playtime created exclusively for children Kindergarten and younger!  Our Little Tykes Time is held every Monday from 10-11:30am and is $5/child.

Fall to Spring Open Gym Times in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

Note: We recommend you call or check the website to confirm open gym times before driving out. Times are usually different during the summer. Certain dates may be unavailable due to facility rentals, holidays, etc.

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.

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One World Gymnastics
1300 Hilltop Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 503-4422
Ages 6 and up can enjoy open gym on Fridays from 7:00 pm  – 9:30 pm. Members are $8 and non-members are $10.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

7711 W. 99th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 352-3099

Flying High started inspiring kids to be fit & active through gymnastics over 25 years ago and today we offer a wide variety recreational programming including gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, martial arts, and ninja zone.  They are excited to offer children of all ages the chance to play part of their day away at Open Gym every Sunday from 12-2pm.  Two hours of continuous fun for all ages await them within their 10,000 square foot indoor state-of-the-art facility!  Open gym is $12/child. They also offer a playtime created exclusively for children Kindergarten and younger!  Their Little Tykes Time is held every Monday from 10-11:30am and is $5/child.

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).

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.

Gym-Kinetics
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 $7.00, Team and Pre-Team is $5, and non-Members is $10 (cash or check only). Preschool open gym is also available for $5 per child on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm and Wednesdays from 9:00 am  – 9:50 am.

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Flipstar Gymnastics Academy
1906 Ferro Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 723- 6279
Walking children through age 6 can enjoy open gym Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm (no Friday daytime open gym June, July, and August); price is $5 per child. When there are days off school, they allow children up to age 17 to participate in the open gyms. 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. Check their Facebook page periodically for “Special” open gyms offered around holidays or special events. Parents can drop off from 7:15 pm  – 10:15 pm and enjoy a kid-free evening for $20; kids enjoy pizza, drinks, games, and prizes.

Gym Quest
14511 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609- 6360
Open gym for ages 6 months through 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 years  – 12 years can come on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm for $15 per child for non-members and $12 per child for members (cash only). Check out some special open gyms on days off of school for Kindergarteners through fifth grade here. Hours for the special open gyms are 11:30 am  – 1:00 pm and $10 per child (cash only).

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TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline
18530 Spring Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-7626
Preschool open gym is on Mondays from 10:00 am  – 11:00 am for children ages 2  – 7 (younger children must be walking, no crawlers allowed). The cost is $5 per child or $8 per family. Open gym is available Fridays from 7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm for children ages 5 and up. The cost is $8 per team member, or $10 per child for non-team members.

Orland Park SportsPlex
14700 Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 403-6100
Offering open gym, open field, golf cages, climbing wall, and much more! Most activities are FREE with membership. Residents receive significant discount. Non-members/residents cost for open gym is $8 for 8th grade and under, or $15 for high school age up. Check the website for specific times as they change daily. Generally, pee-wee open gym, ages 3-6 years, is Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 W 171st St
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200
This facility offers an indoor playground and daily supervised open gym. The schedule of sports during the open gym are posted on the website. In order to use these facilities, you will need to be a resident of Tinley Park, or accompanied by a resident of Tinley Park. Daily rate for residents is $5, non-residents is $14. Residents under age 2 are free. The indoor playground is open to Tinley Park residents at the following times: Monday-Friday 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm; Saturday 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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.

Bolingbrook Park District
Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Annerino Community Center
201 Recreation Drive
Both of these facilities offer unsupervised open gym times throughout the week. Most are for ages 5th grade and up. Courts are available on a first-come, first served basis. School or valid state ID required for ages 18 years and younger. The cost is $3.

Dynamos II
302 Gregory Court
Shorewood, IL 60404
Open gym on Fridays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Cost is $10 for visitors; discounts for students and team members.


Know of more open gyms in the south suburbs? Leave us a comment, or see the west suburban open gyms! Then, check out our indoor activity page for more family-friendly fun.

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. She loves her new neighborhood and could not be happier with her new home. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages six years and twelve months, and a three year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 10 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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