RESTORE ILLINOIS PHASE 4 UPDATE
We are excited for the opportunity to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Staff has worked to prepare increased in-person programming that adheres to the guidelines of the Restore Illinois Plan, while also ensuring an enriching participant experience. We will continue to closely monitor the local, state and national responses, and follow the recommendations put forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For the safety of all employees, patrons and vendors, the Oswegoland Park District requests that all facility guests and program participants over the age of 2 follow IDPH guidelines and wear face coverings when entering buildings and any time when 6 ft of social distancing cannot be maintained.
CAMPS & CLASSES
Please click here to view the updated Summer Play Book which includes new in-person camps and classes for July and August. All programs are subject to future guidance from the State. Catalogs will be available online only until further notice.
ENSURING THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS & STAFF
The following safety measures and modifications have been implemented for our in-person programming:
- Reduced program sizes
- Increased distancing between participants
- Minimization of shared equipment
- Enhanced cleaning protocols & staff training
- Increased hand washings and access to hand sanitizer
- Elimination of all field trips to non-District locations
Boulder Point is open to registered participants only at this time. South Point and Civic Center are currently closed to the public. The front office at Prairie Point Center will reopen for in-person registration from 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday, on Monday, July 6.
Prairie Point Temporary Hours
Athletic Fields and Sport Courts
When not in use for Park District programs, athletic fields, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, and ballfields are open for groups of 50 or less with social distancing. Sport groups looking to reserve fields may do so by contacting email@example.com.
PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS
Parks & Trails continue to be open to the public. As of June 26, playgrounds have reopened for public use.
Please adhere to current CDC and State Health Department guidelines for use of masks, 6 feet of social distancing between individuals, and limit of groups of 50 people or fewer.
The Oswegoland Park District will not be cleaning or sanitizing playground equipment. Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer are strongly recommended.
Park Pavilions are open to the public during Phase 4. Shelter reservations will be accepted beginning July 6 for groups of 50 or less with social distancing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and booking information.
The Prairie Point Splash Pad is subject to the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health. At this time, guidelines for Phase 4 have not been released from IDPH. The opening of the Splash Pad is delayed until information is released.
We will continue to update our website with new information and share updates via email and social media. We encourage you to sign up for our email newsletter and follow our social media pages.
We thank you for your patience and we appreciate your assistance in adhering to guidelines to keep our community safe. We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer and we hope to see you soon!