Alerts

Alerts

COVID-19 CLOSURE NOTICE

March 31 - Per the Governor’s extension of his stay at home order, the Park District’s facilities remain closed through April 30. Additionally, all programs/events/rentals are canceled, and Paws Park dog park, Hinkley Park Skate Park, all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts are closed. Please check back for updates.

March 28 - Regarding Beyond the Bell Registration: The Park District is postponing Beyond the Bell (BTB) Before and After School registration for the 2020/2021 school year. The Park District will continue to monitor developing information, and remains hopeful that online registration for current enrolled families will begin on May 1 and families new to BTB on May 15. Check back for updates

March 24 Update Part 2 - Thank you for all your feedback! We have been hearing from many residents that social distancing is not being maintained on the basketball courts. Therefore, the basketball courts are now CLOSED.

As a reminder, Governor JB Pritzker’s executive order 20-10 is for all Illinoisans to stay at home or place of residence through April 7, 2020. It states that “All public and private gathering of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for limited purposes permitted by this Executive Order.” One of the exemptions listed is for outdoor activity. However, it specifies to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements. It also provides examples of walking, hiking, running, or biking as outdoor activities that residents may engage in. Public gathering in groups remains prohibited.

Please refrain from any public gathering in groups.

March 24 Update - As of Tuesday, March 24, our park closures are being extended to include Paws Park dog park and all tennis courts and pickleball courts. At this time, the basketball courts are available for individual or small group play as long as the 6 foot social distancing can be maintained. Additionally, District parks do remain open for walking, jogging, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements. Should reports be received that social distancing is not being maintained at the basketball courts or other areas of the parks, the District may be required to expand closures.

March 21 Update - Per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, all Park Ridge Park District facilities will remain closed to the public through April 7, 2020. All programs, practices, games, events, and rentals are also cancelled during this time. Additionally, all District playgrounds are closed to public use, as well as the Hinkley Skate Park.

Please note, District parks do remain open for walking, jogging, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements.

As expressed by Governor Pritzker, we are also asking residents to use their best judgement in following the “stay at home” order. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in adhering to social distancing.

Again, we thank you for your patience as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. Please check our website for updates. 

Event Cancellations

The following future special events have been cancelled, per the CDC recommendation that through May 9, organizers cancel or postpone events that consist of 50 people or more: 

NOTICE REGARDING OUR PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS

MARCH 24 UPDATE PART 2 - Thank you for all your feedback! We have been hearing from many residents that social distancing is not being maintained on the basketball courts. Therefore, the basketball courts are now CLOSED.

As a reminder, Governor JB Pritzker’s executive order 20-10 is for all Illinoisans to stay at home or place of residence through April 7, 2020. It states that “All public and private gathering of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for limited purposes permitted by this Executive Order.” One of the exemptions listed is for outdoor activity. However, it specifies to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements. It also provides examples of walking, hiking, running, or biking as outdoor activities that residents may engage in. Public gathering in groups remains prohibited.

Please refrain from any public gathering in groups.

MARCH 24 UPDATE - As of Tuesday, March 24, our park closures are being extended to include Paws Park dog park and all tennis courts and pickleball courts. At this time, the basketball courts are available for individual or small group play as long as the 6 foot social distancing can be maintained. Additionally, District parks do remain open for walking, jogging, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements. Should reports be received that social distancing is not being maintained at the basketball courts or other areas of the parks, the District may be required to expand closures.

MARCH 21 UPDATE: Per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, all district playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice.

Please note, District parks do remain open for walking, jogging, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements.

As expressed by Governor Pritzker, we are also asking residents to use their best judgement in following the “stay at home” order. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in adhering to social distancing.

March 18: The Park Ridge Park District is aware and empathetic that as our daily lives have taken a major change this past week, people still want to be in our outdoor areas such as the parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields to keep healthy — physically and mentally — and to provide activities for kids who suddenly have no school. As a reminder, it is under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that for 15 days (starting March 16) all social gathering of groups of more than 10 people should be avoided. In the spirit of cooperation and support for each other and our community, we are asking that everyone does their small part to follow these guidelines. While our parks remain open for residents to enjoy, we kindly ask that you respect the CDC guidelines and do not create spontaneous events of 10 or more people in the parks such as playdates, pick-up games, team practices, etc... until March 30. As we all know, this is a rapidly evolving situation and updates will be provided as to how this affects the use of our parks and facilities as we receive them. You may also refer to our website, www.prparks.org, for updates. Please observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Also be advised that our outdoor amenities are not sanitized; use our outdoor amenities with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. Monitor your health for your own wellbeing and

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