Pedal Boats & Kayaks Return to Village's Lake Sedgwick

Pedal Boats & Kayaks Return to Village's Lake Sedgwick
Posted on 06/27/2016

The Village of Orland Park Centennial Park Aquatic Center debuted with one pool during the village's 100th year, 1992. Then called Centennial Pool, the facility has grown to include a second pool along with a lazy river, body flume slides, drop slides, tube slides, platform jump, lap lanes and the original zero depth pool now with a kiddie play structure.

"It's exciting to see how much the village's aquatic center has grown since it first opened," said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "It started with the single zero depth pool and now includes attractions for all ages," the mayor said.

Orland Park's aquatic center began its 25th season on Saturday, May 28. The center is now open daily from noon to 8 p.m. through September 5.

The Orland Park Centennial Park Aquatic Center is located within the village's Centennial Park at 15600 West (100th) Avenue. Detailed information about the center, swim lessons, special events and more is available in the Recreation Department's Summer Program Guide available at village buildings and accessible online in the recreation area of the village's website at

When Orland Park's aquatic center is open, pedal boat and kayak rentals are available at Centennial Park's Lake Sedgwick, a 75-acre lake also located within the 192 acre Centennial Park.

"Making your way around Lake Sedgwick on a pedal boat or kayak is a great way to see the whole lake and a relaxing way to enjoy Centennial Park," said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village's Recreation and Parks Committee. "There's a lot of history and the lake itself is named for the towns first train depot --- Sedgwick."

Boat rentals are available at the cashier's office at the aquatic center. Renters must be 16 years old or older and have a valid driver's license or state i.d. Those ages 18 and older are required to sign a waiver and those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign. A $20 cash deposit is required to rent water craft with rental fees for kayaks and pedal boats varied. Rentals are subject to weather conditions.

Boat rental details can be found via the link below. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.