In July of 2005, the Round Lake Area Park District's Community Center was renamed to honor the memory of Robert W. Rolek, Executive Director from July 7, 1980 - July 31, 1995. Through his vision and determination, this district has developed into one of the most progressive and reputable agencies in the state. Bob loved the Round Lake Area and was single-minded in his goal of creating a park district that would be a source of joy and pride to its residents for years to come. Today, the Robert W. Rolek Community Center serves as headquarters for the administration of the district and is home to several of its programs.

The facility contains:

  • An 11-room Child Development Center
  • Children's Neighborhood Museum
  • Gymnasium
  • Dance Studio
  • Senior Center
  • A large 2,700 square foot multipurpose room


Hours of Operation

In addition to walk-in availability, the park district Guest Services Desk will make private appointments by request. Call (847) 546-8558 or email registration@rlapd.org to set up an appointment.

Guest Services will be closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2021); Easter (April 4, 2021); Memorial Day (May 31, 2021); July 4, 2021; Labor Day (Sept. 6, 2021), Thanksgiving and the day after (Nov. 25 & 26, 2021); Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2021); Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021) and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 2021).

Guest Services Hours


Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday Closed


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