This committee was established in 1992 by Mayor Richard N. Scheck to respond to residents who need assistance but don’t know where to go. The Volunteer Block Captains open lines of communication, reach out to people and create “family bonds” between neighbors. Meetings are held throughout the year.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call either Carol Spale at 447-4932 or Teresa at the Parks and Recreation Office at 442-5515.
Use of Commons Park
Use of the large, small pavilions and green spaces in Commons Park is on a first come, first-served basis. They cannot be reserved. Please remember that Village ordinances prohibit grilling and the use of alcohol in our parks. NRPRD programs and permits supersede any other event.
North Riverside Ridership ID
North Riverside residents age 55 or older or who are disabled or handicapped can sign up at the Parks and Recreation Department for a picture ID that will enable you to get discounted transportation for medical appointments and shopping in North Riverside. For more information, call 442-5515.
Pace Bus Program
Along with the NR Rider Program, the Village of North Riverside has now implemented the Resident Pace Bus Program geared towards servicing the transportation needs of Senior Citizens and those with disabilities. Please be sure to to read all of the paramators. You may call the Pace Bus Schedule Phone at (708) 373-2922 during the hours of 9am to noon Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Bus Operating Hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. The fee is $1 per destination.
North Riverside residents can have their blood pressure checked Monday through Friday, 1pm to 5pm at the North Riverside Fire Department. Take advantage of regular blood pressure checks and stay healthy.
Do you have a special talent or skill, and would like to be an instructor for the Parks and Recreation Department?
Call 442-5515 or come in to pick up an application.
For some of our programs and trips, we “co-op” with Brookfield and Westchester allowing residents from both communities to pay the same price.
Call for more information at 442-5515.
The Giving Tree
A beautiful leaf on our tree is a perfect way to honor a loved one. Leaves are available for purchase at $60.00 each to be added to our Giving Tree located in the Village Commons hallway. We also have additional accessories that can be ordered at various prices. Please call Bryant at the Parks and Recreation Office for more information. Come view our beautiful tree and choose your special leaf or accessory!
We are always looking for high-quality people to contribute to the success of our programs and events. If you are interested in finding something fulfilling to do or are in need of service hours, please stop by the NRPRD to complete a Volunteer Application. All volunteers will be subject to a background check.
Golden Agers - on hold until further notice
This club is open to residents and non-residents ages 60 and up who want to meet new people and have fun. Our group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Village Commons.
Activities throughout the year include bingo, lunch, speakers, entertainment and more! For information, call Dolores Rizzitello at (312) 343-0667.
Quilters Guild - on hold until further notice
Do you or would you like to quilt? We invite you to join us and meet others who enjoy quilting. Learn and share quilting tips, tools and techniques. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Village Commons. Non-residents are welcome! Contact the North Riverside Parks and Recreation for more information.
Bridge Club - on hold until further notice
Our Bridge Club meets every Monday afternoon at the Village Commons from 11am-3pm. Come as a single or a couple. Fee is only $3.00/person for the afternoon which includes prizes and refreshments.
Pinochle Club - on hold until further notice
Our pinochle players meet on Fridays at the Village Commons from 12pm-3pm. A small fee is collected to cover snacks. For more information, call Dennis Martinek at (708) 508-0122.
Penny Poker Club - on hold until further notice
Do you like to play poker but hate to lose “big money?” This is the club for you! Join our poker players on Wednesdays from 10:30am–2pm at the Village Commons. For more information call Norman Malina at 788-8316.
NEW! Mahjong Club - on hold until further notice
Meets various Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm, no experience necessary. Call the Parks and Recreation office for more details.
Garden Club - on hold until further notice
We’re branching out and we want you to come and grow with us! We meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Village Commons. Call Ann Petric at 442-6531 for the “dirt” on this club.
Calling all Scouts
Youth interested in joining a scouting organization are encouraged to contact the following people: Boy Scouts, Jon Hoadley at 345-5611 and Girl Scouts, Margaret Harris at 447-6720.
Table Tennis Club
Those interested in the fun, fast-moving and popular game of table tennis are invited to visit or join our North Riverside Parks and Recreation Table Tennis Club. The group meets Tuesday evenings from 8pm–midnight and Friday evenings from 8:30pm-midnight. For those who are novices, our experienced players will give you a few tips. Fee of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for non-residents is payable at the door. For more information, call Tony Gutierrez at (815)557-7136.
North Riverside Little League
Parents are invited to attend a Little League Board meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Village Commons. For more information, visit online at www.NRLL.activesports.com
Community Theater/North Riverside Players
The North Riverside Players are ALWAYS looking for talented and enthusiastic people to perform on stage or help behind the scenes to make each performance a success! For general information, check our website at www.nrplayers.com.