Policies and Ordinances

In order to maintain safe parks, programs, and facilities, we ask that all patrons follow the Park Ridge Park District's ordinances and policies.

  • Park hours are dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.
  • The Park Ridge Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • Animals must be on a leash.
  • Littering is prohibited.
  • Smoking, vaping, alcoholic beverages, drugs, and narcotics are prohibited.
  • Any act of language or behavior considered abusive, threatening, or indecent is prohibited.
  • Weapons, firearms, and explosives are prohibited.
  • Reckless behavior and bullying of others are prohibited.
  • No individual, organization, or entity of any kind shall use the Park Ridge Park District parks and/or facilities in the course of any for-profit activity, including the giving of lessons or instructions.
  • Posting of promotional material (flyers in our facilities, yard signs in parks, etc) follows administrative policy 3.253. Please submit your materials to mholler@prparks.org for approval.

The full list of ordinaces and policies are available for download in the Document Links on this page.

Program Withdrawal Policy

Review our Refund Policy when your plans change.

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Non-Park District Residents - Annual User Fee

Some residences are within the boundaries of the City of Park Ridge but not wholly or partially within the Park District. Those residents are eligible to purchase an annual buy-in. The buy-in provides your household with resident rates on Park District programs and facilities for one-year from the date of purchase. (Please be aware, you must still wait until non-resident registration begins to register for programs.) The cost of the buy-in option is based on the assessed value of your property multiplied by the last known tax rate of the Park Ridge Park District. Please call 847-692-5127 for more details.

Code of Conduct - Participants

Safety is our utmost concern and we want all our participants to remember that good manners and behavior is essential to ensuring everyone’s safety and making your experience with us a pleasant one. We ask that you report any conduct that is not acceptable to the supervisor on duty.

Code of Conduct - Park Facility Users

All park and facility patrons are welcome to participate in programs, leisure activities and recreational opportunities at the Park District. We trust our patrons to act in a civil manner and use safe practices while on Park District property. We will immediately address and take appropriate measures regarding unacceptable behavior, verbal disrespect or abuse in order to insure the safety of all patrons.

Swimming Lessons: Parents and Chaperones

Parents or chaperones who have a child participating in swim lessons will be allowed to wait in a restricted area on the pool deck during swim lessons, without charge. Street clothes will be allowed in this area while waiting for your child.

Environmental Policy

Learn more on our Green Commitment policy.

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