Huntley Park District is committed to providing quality programming in a safe environment.  During the COVID-19 pandemic Huntley Park District will continue to follow the most recent guidelines from the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure the safest environment possible for our customers and our staff.  This page will be updated as new information becomes available.  Please help everyone have a safe and enjoyable experience by understanding and observing the following rules and information:

Health and Safety Guidelines

General (Applies to all as indicated)

  1. For the health and safety of our customers and staff the Huntley Park District has adopted the following additional rules as it applies to Park District facilities and activities until further notice:
    1. All participants must follow rules listed including the wearing of face coverings as indicated for each program.
    2. All participants must be able to tolerate and wear a face covering when they enter the building.
    3. All participants shall maintain at least 6 ft. distancing as much as practical.
    4. All spectators at indoor venues must wear a face covering at all times.
    5. Please see specific program rules below for mask use by participants.  They may vary depending upon the activity and/or location.
    6. Any customer not following the rules will be asked to follow them.  Service will be denied for those that do not follow rules or put the health and safety of other customers or staff at risk.
    7. Groups in any one space may not exceed 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower.  Where multiple groups of 50 are permitted, they must be separated by a physical barrier or be at least 30 ft. apart.
    8. Personal belongings such as backpacks, sports bags, etc. shall be stored apart and not touching from other participants’ items.
  2. When entering the building please use the doors indicated for “IN” and “OUT” as you leave to separate traffic.
  3. When arriving at activities, especially indoors, participants shall proceed directly to their area and exit promptly.  Groups should not congregate.
  4. All participants should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before each activity.  You are strongly encouraged to do this after your activity as well.
  5. All customers and staff must review and conduct the Self-Assessment Health and Safety Screening before each day of their activity and is provided HERE.
  6. If a participant has symptoms of COVID-19
    1. Participant should not enter premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared.
    2. If symptoms appear during an activity that individual will be sent home until the criteria above has been met.
  7. If a participant is in “close contact” with someone with COVID-19 (Close contact includes household contacts, intimate contacts, or contacts within 6-ft. for 15 minutes or longer unless wearing N95)
    1. Participant should notify Park District
    2. Participants are encouraged to seek medical attention from their doctor.
    3. Participant should quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and should seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center or other testing locations.
    4. Park District will seek guidance from local health department on additional communication and action to be taken.
  8. If a participant or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19:
    1. Please inform the Park District
    2. If participant does contract COVID-19, they should remain isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset and can be released after feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
    3. Park District will seek guidance from local health department on additional communication and action to be taken.
  9. Hand washing is available at indoor bathrooms and hand sanitizer is available.
  10. Cleaning of building is done per CDC guidelines and high touch areas are cleaned every two hours.
  11. Designated waiting areas will be made available for parents during certain classes.  Seating will be 6 ft. apart, wipes will be provided for you to use before and after use.
  12. If your specific activity is not listed below all above rules apply and as additional rules may apply the instructor of the program will let you know.
  13. Huntley Park District works with a variety of partners at our facilities and at their facilities.  Please contact offsite providers directly to learn and understand their health and safety rules as it might apply to your activity.

Office Hours

  1. Current Office Hours are 7:30a-5:30p Mon-Fri
  2. Many activities can accept online registration HERE
  3. Any questions please contact us info@huntleyparks.org anytime or call at (847) 669-3180 x. 1 during posted office hours.

Parks and Playgrounds

  1. All playgrounds are open.  Customers may use at their discretion and INDIVIDUALS are responsible to maintain distancing of 6 ft. and observe the group limitations of a total of 50 people per location.  It is recommended that users wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after using the playgrounds (not provided).
  2. Bathrooms are cleaned once a day at Deicke Park, Weiss Park, and Tomaso Sports Park.  During summer camp hours Deicke Park bathrooms are cleaned every two hours.  They are available for use and customers are recommended to wash hands after use or use hand sanitizer (not provided). 
  3. Parks and fields are open.  Use of fields permitted for individuals when not already reserved for team use.  All teams must have a permit to use Park District sports fields.
  4. Trails are open, please maintain distancing of 6 ft. while in use.
  5. Pavilions are open and available for reservation.  No groups of more than 50.  Customers must pick up after themselves.  Customers should wash their hands before and after use and are encouraged to bring their own sanitizing wipes (not provided).

Fitness Center

  1. Customers must wear their mask into the Fitness Center or Indoor Fitness Classes.  Once the class begins or you arrive at your workout machine or space, you may remove your mask.  Please maintain 6 ft. of space between other guests.
  2. Visitors are issued a cleaning bottle and rag as they check-in to clean their equipment before and after use.
  3. Outdoor Fitness Classes
    1. Shall meet in the REC Center South Parking Lot. 
    2. Participants will meet with their instructor before following procedures to select and sanitize their equipment
    3. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment such as Yoga Mats, floor mat, blanket, etc.  Sanitized equipment will be available if the participant does not have their own.
  4. For your health and safety, the following amenities are unavailable until further notice:
    1. Water fountains are closed; however, the touchless water bottle filler is available for use. 
    2. Personal hand towels will not be provided.  We encourage members to bring their own hand/sweat towel.
    3. Locker rooms are currently unavailable.

 

Preschool

  1. Registration will be limited to achieve appropriate distancing in classrooms.
  2. Children should plan to use face coverings for the duration of the program each day, unless eating, in which case they will be positioned more than 6 ft. apart.
  3. Only children will be permitted into the Preschool Hallways and rooms.  Please contact our Preschool Director at (847) 669-0597 if you wish to make an appointment to observe classrooms or need additional accommodations.
  4. No reusable food containers, other than water bottles, are permitted.
  5. No outside food items from home are permitted for classrooms.  (No birthday treats)
  6. Drop-Off/Pick-Up and other health and safety details are still being evaluated and there will be more details to be announced soon.

Extended Time (ET) Program

  1. We will be taking only registrations for 5-day a week ET at this time.  Due to space limitations we are prioritizing the need for parents who need support 5-days a week.  On August 3, or until such time we can secure more space to meet our group size limitations, we will reopen 3 and 4-day a week ET.
  2. Your children must be attending in-person school to qualify for the Extended Time Program.
  3. When D158 schools are closed, ET program is also closed at corresponding locations.
  4. At all ET sites, groups of participants may not to exceed 15 individuals per approved space. 
  5. There may be limitations on number of individuals at each location due to space and group size limitations. 
  6. Safety and Health Guidelines will follow the rules put in place at school as it pertains to use of face coverings, distancing, and other health and safety measures will be mirrored.
  7. Guidance is still being reviewed in this area and rules and restrictions may change as we clarify further.
  8. More details to be announced following D158 school year plan announcement and further understanding of health and safety guidelines.

Cheer and Pom

  1. Practices will be held outdoors this season as long as weather permits.
  2. Activities involving direct contact will be avoided.
  3. When practices are outdoors, participants may remove their face covering as long as they are 6 ft. apart.
  4. When practices are held indoors, participants must wear a face covering at all times.
  5. Instructors will wear face coverings indoors at all times.

Studio Dance

  1. Once inside their room and able to maintain 6 ft. of distancing face coverings can be removed.
  2. Instructors will wear face coverings at all times.

Theater

  1. For any live performances seating will be limited to 50 audience members.
  2. Household members may sit together.  All other guest must sit 6 ft. apart.
  3. All guests must wear face coverings when not seated.
  4. Audience members must review and perform the Self-Assessment Health Screening before entering venue.
  5. For theater activities such as classes, rehearsals, auditions, all participants, volunteers and staff must wear a mask at all times and maintain 6 ft. distancing.

Martial Arts

  1. There will be no contact during martial arts activities until further notice.
  2. All participants must wear a face covering throughout the activity.
  3. 6' of physical distance must be maintained at all times.
  4. Instructors will wear face coverings at all times.

Golf

Pinecrest Golf Club is following the golf guidelines and restaurant guidelines set forth in order to keep staff and customers safe. View their Health and Safety Response.

 

Sports

All Sports

  1. Spectators must sit at least 6 ft. apart from other families.
  2. We encourage you to keep the number of spectators to a minimum.
  3. Where bleachers are available spectators must sit 6 ft. apart from other families and only 20% of available space is able to be used.
  4. Equipment such as balls are cleaned and disinfected between each game
  5. Enrollment may be limited in order to meet these new rules.  Registration will be taken in the order it is received.
  6. Spectators as indoor sporting events MUST wear a face covering at all times.
  7. Players are not required to wear a face covering while participating on the field.
  8. All participants and spectators should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after each activity.
  9. Indoor spectators are limited to immediate family members only and only one spectator from each family.
  10. During outdoor games, team benches shall be at least 30 ft. a part.
  11. During games, team spectators shall be 6 ft. apart from each other.  They must also be 20 ft. from the field of play or as otherwise designated for your specific sport.
  12. During practices, spectators must sit 20 ft. from the practice area and 6 ft. apart from other families.
  13. No team snacks or drinks at any time.
  14. No team huddles.  Team meetings should be conducted such that the coaches and all participants are at least 6 ft. a part.
  15. No contact with players, including high fives, fist bumps, etc.
  16. Game times may be staggered as appropriate to allow for less gatherings at one time.

Soccer

  1. Spectators must sit at least 6 ft. apart from other family units.  Seating should be on the opposite side of the field from players bench.
  2. Players and coaches involved in practices and games do not need to wear a mask.  When not at games please stay 6 ft. apart as much as practical.
  3. Players must provide their own equipment for the season.  Shin guards, balls, goalie gloves may not be shared.

Flag Football

At Tomaso Field spectators must sit outside of the ball field fences.

Adult Softball 

Participants must maintain 6 ft. distancing when not on the field.  This includes the dugout where only 3 people are allowed at a time.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs to extend the dugouts so distancing can be achieved.

Basketball

  1. Space indoors is more limited so additional guidelines will be in place
  2. All spectators must wear a face covering at all times.
  3. Participants must enter and exit all facilities with a face covering.
  4. Additional restrictions to follow once availability at venues is formally confirmed.