Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

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How do I register for a Park District Program?

4 Easy Ways to Register!

Online

Complete your registration form and submit credit card payment online by CLICKING HERE! The electronic form substitutes for and has the same legal effect as the original document.

Drop Off

Bring your completed registration form and payment (cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) directly to:

Lincoln Community Center
935 Maple Avenue, Room 204
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4997
Registration Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am-12pm 

Recreation and Fitness Center
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Registration Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-3pm

After Hours:For convenient after-hours drop-off, a mail slot is located in the door at the top of the stairs at the north end of the Lincoln Center, and outside the Recreation Center to the left of the main entrance.

Mail In

Mail your completed registration form and payment (check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) to:

Lincoln Community Center
935 Maple Avenue, Room 204
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4997

Recreation and Fitness Center
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Fax

Fax your completed registration form and credit card payment to: 630.963.5884. The facsimile form substitutes for and has the same legal effect as the original document.

Phone registrations will not be accepted


Registration Guidelines

We encourage you to enroll in programs at least one week prior to the start date. Programs with low enrollment may be canceled.

Unless registering in person, participants should assume they are enrolled in their first choice unless otherwise notified by Park District staff.

List your additional program choices so that you may be placed in the next available class if your first choice is filled. You will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice if all of your choices are filled.

Checks or money orders may be made payable to the Downers Grove Park District.

There is a $25 service charge for returned checks.


Age Criteria

Appropriate age levels are established by our staff of professionals to ensure a rewarding experience for all children. Children must meet the age requirements of a class within one week after the starting date of the class, with the exception of the preschool.

Recreation Refund Policy

A refund for general recreation programs will be issued or placed on your account when a completed Refund Request Form is submitted 72 hours prior to the first class meeting and will be subjected to a 10% service charge. A prorated withdrawal refund will be issued in cases of illness or injury when accompanied by a doctor's note. Refund Request Forms are available at both the Lincoln Center and the Recreation Center facilities. Forms can be dropped off or faxed to either facility and will be processed based on the date received.

When is the next program guide available?

Our program guides are published three times a year. Our Spring/Summer/Camp guide is delivered to homes around the last week of February, the Fall guide is delivered the last week of July and our Winter Guide is delivered on Thanksgiving week.

When are the Open Gym dates and times?

Open Gym schedules for basketball, vollyeball, pickleball and batting cages are posted on our website each month. 

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