Preview the Autumn Recreation Guide

Wed July 1, 2020

Autumn Recreation Guide

PREVIEW THE AUTUMN GUIde


Delivery

  • Households which were missed during the delivery can request a guide by emailing info@dgparks.org.

Registration Information

  • ONLINE ONLY for this season in order to follow state guidelines to provide touchless transactions
  • Resident registration begins at 8AM on July 20
  • Non-resident registration begins at 8AM on July 27

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Program Cancellations

Due to recently released Phase 4 capacity limits and CDC recommendations, the Park District has decided to cancel the following programs for the fall season. These programs will not be available for registration at this time. Additional programs may be canceled throughout the season to meet the evolving requirements of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Early Childhood

  • Preschool Connection
  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten
  • Preschool Math
  • Preschool Science
  • Kids in Motion
  • Discovery Play
  • Discovery Kids
  • Amazing Mondays
  • Drop and Shop Preschool
  • Preschool Parents Night Out

Special Events

  • Halloween Candy Hunt
  • Nerf Gun Night
  • Santa’s Holiday Express
  • Merry & Bright
  • New Year’s Eve Countdown to Noon
  • Fishing Derby

Active Adult Center(Canceled for 2020)

  • All clubs and card groups
  • Lunchtime Bingo
  • Popcorn Matinees
  • Craft Club
  • Senior Bean Bag League
  • Annual Holiday Celebration
  • Medicare Update for 2021: The Great Debate
  • State of Illinois Mobile Driver’s License Renewal Unit
  • Healthy YOUniversity: The Risks and Dangers of Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Healthy YOUniversity: Nutrition
  • All Trips

Other

  • Storybook Music
  • Shotokan Karate
  • Birthday Parties at the Lincoln Center
  • Chicago White Sox Programs


Phase 4 Guidelines

The District continues to adhere to the guidelines and ongoing updates outlined by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development (DCEO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) to ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff. As our region moves through each phase of the Restore Illinois Plan, updates to our procedures and guidelines will be shared with participants and posted on our Together Again: Welcome Back Plan portal available at dgparks.org.

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Dozens of virtual programs and events were introduced over the summer and will continue through the fall for those who prefer an at-home experience. For those who are ready to rejoin our onsite programs this fall as the guidelines allow, we want to share the preventative measures and cleaning guidelines that we will follow to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visitors can expect the following when visiting indoor facilities:

  • Social distancing of 6 feet from others is strongly encouraged.
  • Temperature checks upon arrival. Those with a fever of 100.4 or more will not be permitted to enter.
  • Face coverings will be required indoors when not actively exercising.
  • Face coverings will be required outdoors when social distance of 6 feet is not possible.
  • Signage and floor markings are posted to assist with social distancing.
  • Protective shields have been installed at registration desks.
  • Online registration and cashless transactions are strongly encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to visitors throughout the facilities. 
  • Indoor restrooms will be cleaned as outlined in the state guidelines.
  • Program equipment and supplies used by participants will be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Highly touched surfaces within the facilities or programs, such as countertops, door knobs and railings will be cleaned several times each day.
  • Staff has been trained on proper hygiene practices and will practice social distancing.
  • Staff will wear face coverings while interacting with customers and has been trained on how to provide friendly customer service while wearing them.
  • Class sizes and facility capacity will be reduced as required by state guidelines. 
  • Programs will be offered outdoors when possible following state guidelines.
  • Virtual programs and events will continue to be offered.
  • Increased staffing for children’s programming to encourage safety.

Please note, our operations and procedures are subject to changes as guidelines evolve under the Restore Illinois Plan.