Children with life-threatening allergies may be at risk of a serious allergic reaction while participating in a Park District program due to contact with, or ingestion of the allergen. The Oswegoland Park District cannot guarantee an allergen free environment, but with the cooperation of parents we can create a safer environment and be better prepared to handle emergencies. The Park District will make reasonable, feasible, and practical accommodations to allow children with life-threatening allergies to participate in our programs. We recommend that the parent or guardian reads our policy in full and provides the Park District with all information, authorization, and waiver/release forms prior to registering a child with a life-threatening allergy. It is also recommended that a registration for anyone with a life-threatening allergy be completed in person rather than online or by phone.
Download the policy and forms included in the Allergy Packet. You may also pick up a packet at any Park District office.
Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in a Park District program or activity, attending a class or event, or using District facilities or property. Please be aware that by registering for a program or class, participating in an activity, attending an event, or using District facilities or property, you authorize the District to use these photos and video footage for promotional purposes in District publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites operated by the District), and the District’s website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you. All photos and videos are property of the District.
Code of Conduct
It is the responsibility of the Park District staff to provide each program participant an environment that is safe and secure, therefore, every participant is expected to treat the other participants and Park District staff, volunteers, equipment and facilities with respect.
Mandated Reporting Policy & Procedure
The Park District fully complies with the State of Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. The Park District will make every reasonable effort and precaution to prevent, detect, handle and report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect for children who come in direct contact with Park District programs, area, and facilities. This includes providing training on this issue to employees and/or anyone else involved in interacting with or supervising children.
When an employee has reasonable cause to believe that a child known to him/her in a professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected, the employee must immediately:
• Inform his/her supervisor of the situation;
• Report or cause a report to be made to the DCFS child abuse hotline; and
• For cases involving a DCFS ward, complete and submit an Unusual Incident Report.
Community Event Postings
Park District programs have first priority on the facility bulletin boards. However, if park programs and events will not be affected, and there is space available, other groups may utilize the community bulletin boards per the District’s Event Posting Procedure.
Oswegoland Park District Safety Council
The mission of the Oswegoland Park District Safety Council is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our employees and the community, while upholding the values of the Oswegoland Park District, by:
- Promoting communication in an atmosphere of honesty, trust, and respect
- Seeking suggestions and identifying needs
- Researching and reviewing ideas
- Presenting proposals to supervisors and department heads
- Assisting in implementation and monitoring the progress
- Communicating outcomes
Email the Safety Council with any concerns or suggestions.
Participants in Oswegoland Park District activities are not covered by any health or accident insurance. Please be sure that your personal or family insurance policy is adequate for your needs.