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General FAQs

Preschool

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Birthday Parties

Teen Dances

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Questions & Answers

General FAQs

How do I report vandalism, graffiti, or other problems in a park?

To report maintenance problems in a park, please call the Parks Department at (847) 669-3180 ext. 330  In the case of emergency safety and/or repair issues found during non-business hours, please contact the Huntley Police Department by calling the non-emergency number (847) 669-2141 or 911.

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Can I walk my dog in the park?

Yes, as long as at all times your dog is on a leash no longer than 8' in length. Dogs are not allowed in playground areas, except for service animals.

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How can I reach the Park District?

Huntley Park District
12015 Mill Street
Huntley, IL 60142
(847)669-3180
Fax: (847)669-2896
Emailinfo@huntleyparks.org

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Are small portable gas grills allowed in: parks, recreation areas, outdoor sports fields and/or adjacent parking lots?

The park district does not have any policies or procedures regarding gas grills. However, it is strongly suggested that a gas grill not be used in parking lots.

Unlike professional sporting venues where parking lots are static, parking lots at local park sites have much more traffic due to the turnover of games.

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Preschool

Do you have a tax ID number?

Yes, Huntley Park District Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is: 36-2614811

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Does my child need to be potty-trained to attend Preschool?

Yes, children must be toilet-trained by the first day of school. No pull-ups are allowed.

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Camps

Do we register by grade or by age?

While most camps are divided by grade range, registration is done by age. Please check the specific camp information to ensure your child falls within the correct grade range. Participants should sign up for camps matching the grade they will be entering in fall.

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What if my child has allergies, medical conditions or other special needs?

Please note any pertinent medical information on your registration. While staff cannot guarantee an allergy-free campsite we will work with families to make the environment as safe as possible for the camper. Campers who required the assistance from NISRA should note this when registering for the camp.

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Can my camper take their medication while at camp?

If possible, all medication should be taken at home prior to or after camp. If your child needs to take a medication while at camp, the proper medical form must be filled out. (Medical Dispensal, Allergy Action Plan and Asthma Action Plan forms are available online at www.huntleyparks.org.) No medication (including inhalers or sting kits) will be dispensed without this form. Medications will be collected on the first day of camp. Medications should be brought to the program in the original packaging and state the dosage, doctor, phone and times per day the medication should be taken. Only campers can take or apply their medications; staff will not administer any medication.

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Where is camp drop-off/pick-up?

Camp drop off and pick up is held in the Huntley Park District REC Center from 6:30-9:00am and 3:00-6:00pm. Please contact your child’s camp if you are dropping off or picking up outside of these scheduled times.

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How do I check my child in/(out) at camp?

Campers must be signed in and out of camp each day by a parent/guardian or other person listed on the camper’s emergency form. Only those listed on the emergency form is allowed check-in/(out) the child will be allowed to do so. Everyone is required to show a picture ID to staff during the sign-out. Campers will not be allowed to leave with any adult not listed on the emergency form.

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What should I do if my camper will not be attending a day of camp?

Parents should call and notify the Site Supervisor of the child’s absence daily. Please help staff avoid unnecessary phone calls by reporting your camper’s absence or late arrival.

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What items should my camper bring to camp with them?

Campers should come dressed in comfortable clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Other items needed include: water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, swim suit, towel, and a lunch.

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What items should my camper NOT bring to camp?

Please leave all toys, games, electronic equipment (including cell phones) and any other valuables at home. These only serve as distractions that can lead to behavior problems or disappointment if the item is lost, stolen or damaged.

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Do the campers go swimming at camp?

Yes, campers will go swimming at least twic a week. Please pack a swim suit, towel and sun block every day. Swim days are subject to change without notice.

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Do campers go on a field trip each week?

Campers will either go on a field trip or a special event will be held onsite at the Huntley Park District each week.

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What happens during weather emergencies?

Site Supervisors check the weather each day in preparation to make changes to activities as needed. During severe weather (thunder, lightning, tornados) campers are taken to an indoor location immediately. If the National Weather Service determines a heat emergency exists, camp activities will be modified to be more passive and less strenuous. More frequent water breaks will be provided. If possible, campers will be moved to an air-conditioned facility.

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Pools & Swimming

Can I bring outside food and beverages to the pool?

Outside food and beverages are permitted under the following guidelines:

  • Coolers are allowed and must be checked by SRB staff before entry
  • All food must be kept off the main pool deck
  • No glass containers or bottles
  • No Alcohol 

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Do I need a bathing suit to swim in the pool?

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires anyone in the water to have a lined bathing suit on at all times.  Leotards, board shorts, athletic shorts, or underwear are not considered bathing suits.

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Are non-swimmers required to pay to come to the pool?

Anyone who enters the facility is required to pay the entry fee.  The pool offers a variety of non-aquatic amenities such as a sand play area, a concession stand, and grass areas.  Even those not swimming must pay the admission.

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Are there certified lifeguards at the pool?

Stingray Bay is always supervised by lifeguards during scheduled hours.  All lifeguards are certified through the Starfish Aquatic Institute. 

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Are refunds given for inclement weather?

Stingray Bay will close for cold weather, thunder, lightning, severe weather, or the imminent threat of severe weather.  In any of these situations refunds are not given for weather regardless of the amount of time in the facility before closing.

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Are non-toilet-trained children allowed in the water?

Non-toilet-trained and recently toilet-trained children are allowed to swim, but must have all of the following:

  • Aqua diapers
  • Rubber pants

Disposable diapers, such as Little Huggies, are only allowed if they are covered by the tight fitting aqua diaper. Aqua diapers are reusable and sold at the pool.  In the event of an accident in the pool, the water must be cleared for 30 minutes.  Please help to keep the pool open by ensuring all non-potty-trained and recently potty-trained children are wearing all the items listed above.

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Can you wear life jackets in the pool?

US Coast Guard approved life jackets are allowed. The park district has a limited number available for use at no charge with secured ID.

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Are there scheduled safety breaks?

Safety breaks will be announced at designated times. Adults and adults with infants who cannot walk on their own will be allowed in the water during safety breaks. Children must be held at all times. Slides are only open to adults during safety breaks.

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What is the pool capacity and what happens when it is reached?

The capacity for Stingray Bay is 977 guests.  Once that number is reached, staff will allow one person to enter for every one person that leaves in order to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all of our guests.

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Is the pool heated?

The pool is heated by the environment as well as a boiler.  Staff strives to keep to water at 81o, as the optimal temperature. The temperature of the water varies based on the environmental conditions.

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Registration

How do I prove residency?

In order to register for a program at a resident rate you must provide proof of residency. The Park District accepts a driver’s license or state ID. If you do not have either, two of the following must be provided: telephone bill (cell phone bills will not be accepted), voters registration card, vehicle registration card, current apt lease, current mortgage statement, utility bill (electric, gas, or water), as proof of residency.

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What hours is the Park District registration desk open?

Registration for Park District programs is available 24 hours 7 days a week through our online registration system. Hours for in person registration or information via phone are:

Registration Office Hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 7:00A-7:30P
  • Saturday 7:00A-1:00P
  • Sunday CLOSED

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How do I cancel or transfer to another program?

Program cancellations and transfers can only be processed by Park District Staff. To cancel a registration the Park District must be contacted in a timely manner and a refund request form must be completed for a refund to be considered. Completing a refund request form does not guarantee a refund. No refunds will be considered once a program has concluded.

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Are the fees listed in the Program Guide per session or does that fee cover all sessions for that particular class?

The fee listed applies per session (per activity code). Please see the example below:

Be Fit Kids  (Ages 4-6)

Welcome, Be Fit Kids! This new class is sure to get your child moving and will even teach your child the importance of fitness and making healthy choices.

Location

REC Center, Willow Room Fee: $46/$56
214490-01 W 6/11-6/25 9:30 am – 10:15 am                
214490-02 W 7/9-7/23 9:30 am – 10:15 am

The fee for attending the 214490-01 class on W, 6/11–6/25 is $46for residents, and $56 for non-residents. The fee for attending on W, 7/9-7/23 is also $46 for residents, $56 for non-residents. There is a separate fee for each activity code associated with the program.

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When can we expect the new program guides?

The program guide comes out based on the following schedule:

  • Winter/Spring - last week in November
  • Summer - first week in April
  • Fall - last week in July

Registration for both residents and non- residents begin when you receive your new brochure.

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Room Rentals

What are the REC Center hours?

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00A-9:00P
  • Friday 7:00A-7:00P
  • Saturday & Sunday 7:00A-1:00P

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Is alcohol allowed at the REC Center?

Alcohol is not permitted in or on Park District property. If found violating this rule, the offender will be asked to leave the community center and park area.

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How much is it to rent a room at the REC Center?

The hourly rate is based upon residency, the amount of people you are looking to accommodate, and the room in which you are interested in renting. For more information email: nancy@huntleyparks.org. 

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Is there someone present at the community center to help the day of the rental?

A Building Supervisor will be available throughout the duration of the rental. They are scheduled for supervisory duties and to monitor the facility and make sure everything pre-arranged is provided. 

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Is decorating allowed?

Renters may decorate but may not use confetti, silly string, or open flames (Sterno may be used to heat food). Any permitted decorations must be removed by the renter without adversely affecting the facility.

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How many tables and chairs are available?

The amount of tables and chairs that are setup is determined by the approximate headcount stated on the contract. 

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Birthday Parties

Will a staff member be available to decorate the room before the party starts?

We will have the appropriate number of chairs and tables ready upon your arrival. Our staff decorations include: table cloths, streamers, balloons, and signs. You may add more themed decorations it the room if you like. You’ll have access to the party room 30 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled party. 

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Can I bring my own decorations to decorate the party room?

You’re welcome to use your own decorations and/or paper products in the party room. We do not permit silly string, confetti, or glitter. There may be items and signs already in place; these items must remain in tack and displayed during use of the room. 

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How many people can I invite?

We can accommodate the birthday child and up to 19 friends; ages 5-12.

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Is birthday cake provided for my party?

We provide the room, tables, chairs, decorations and clean up! You must provide the food and/or cake, plates, napkins, serving or eating utensils. Birthday cakes or desserts can be homemade. Please be mindful of potential allergies your guests may have. 

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Can I spend more than the designated time in the party room or activity area?

We're sorry but due to schedule restrictions and maintenance needs, we are not able to extend the time for any of the party rooms or activities.

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Are adults allowed at the party?

Yes, adults are allowed to stay for your birthday party with no additional fee.

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Teen Dances

Frequently Asked Questions About Dances

Middle School Teen Committee

The Huntley Park District is reaching out to 6th-8th graders to form a teen committee to help create, develop and promote programs to their fellow peers. We are looking for your help for information regarding programs, events, dances, trips and more to offer. Being involved with this committee will help you gain leadership skills, experience the decision making process, make new friends and have a lot of fun! If you have any questions or interest in joining the (M.S.T.C) contact Heather Matteson at heather@huntleyparks.org or 847-669-3180 ext. 316.

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Questions About Golf

When is the Golf Course Open?

The hours are.

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I don't understand why we just now hear about the sale of our golf course to Kemper. This should have been announced so that the residents would have had the opportunity to voice our concerns and to give us better understanding of the need to sell.

Pinecrest Golf Course has not been sold. The Park District has entered into a management contract with KemperSports.

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