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COVID-19 Information and Updates

As the situation remains fluid, we continue to closely monitor the local, state, and national responses, follow the recommendations put forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Additional updates will be posted on this page and shared via email and on Facebook. On behalf of the Board of  Commissioners, and Staff, thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt to these unprecedented times.

For some fun at home recreational ideas, please visit our Live Your Best Life at Home page – a carefully curated collection of over 150 games, activities, and other resources.


Update – August 30, 2021

Throughout the pandemic the safety of our patrons and staff has been our top priority. With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Governor Pritzker has mandated* that beginning Monday, August 30, all individuals age 2 and over must wear face coverings inside public buildings, regardless of vaccination status. 
 
Specific facilities to note:
  • Stephen Persinger Recreation Center and Sunset Community Center: All visitors will be required to wear a face mask in the facility as well as when actively engaged in exercise.
*This mandate includes employers, retailers, restaurants/bars, fitness/recreational centers, schools, libraries, governmental entities, healthcare facilities, and public venues. For additional information from the Center for Disease Control and State of Illinois visit the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Website
 
We will continue to monitor all state and county guidelines and will provide additional updates as they become available. 

Phase 5 Updates – June 11, 2021

Capacity Restrictions Lifted
We’re excited to announce that in conjunction with Illinois’ transition to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, we have lifted capacity restrictions at Sunset and Mill Creek Pools as of Friday, June 11! Additionally, online reservations are no longer required for both outdoor pools. Click here for more information, including hours of operation. We look forward to seeing you this summer! In addition to the pools, all other facility capacity restrictions have been lifted, including both BestLife Fitness centers.

Pool Passes Available to Everyone!
Beginning Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 am, residents and non-residents are welcome to purchase season pool passes for Sunset and Mill Creek Pools. Click here to purchase a pool pass today! 

Mask Update
Along with the removal of capacity restrictions, the Geneva Park District is updating its mask policy for staff and guests. Beginning Saturday, June 12, vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors. Guests ages 2-12, and those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask while indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors. Vaccinated staff have been directed to wear a mask only when in close contact with individuals under the age of 12, who are unvaccinated. Unvaccinated staff have been directed to wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

We are continuing to monitor and follow all aquatics guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Kane County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control.

We sincerely thank everyone for your continued patience, flexibility, and understanding as we navigate the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic! We hope to see you soon!


Important Update – May 19, 2021

Per guidance by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), fully vaccinated people can resume activities (both indoors and outdoors) without wearing a mask or physically distancing.

People who are not fully vaccinated and children under the age of 16 are still required to wear masks when indoors and while participating in our programs as outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health and DCEO under Phase 4 guidelines.

Geneva Park District employees and volunteers have been directed, at this time, to continue to wear masks when on the job indoors, when serving the public, in common areas, or working outdoors when social distance cannot be maintained.


Important Update – February 3, 2021
Region 8, which includes the Geneva Park District, qualifies to move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

We are excited to announce as of today, February 3, 2021, Region 8 (DuPage and Kane Counties), which includes Geneva Park District can now move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Again, we encourage you to visit our website to register online for newly added winter programs for all ages. Register online today! Below are winter program highlights with quick links for your convenience.

Winter Program Highlights – Click to Sign-up today!
Youth Dance
Youth Sports
Gymnastics
Cultural Arts
Early Childhood/Youth/Adult Classes
Group Fitness Classes

As the mitigation status and guidelines remain fluid and can change with minimal notice, please continue to check your email and voicemail for all program updates.

Our staff will continue to adjust and adapt to the current guidelines while remaining innovative and resourceful in providing safe recreational opportunities for our community.

For the safety of all participants and members, a mask mandate will remain in effect for all patrons and program participants in Geneva Park District facilities at all times. Persons utilizing BestLife Fitness facilities should wear a mask at all times. We appreciate your continued patience, support, and understanding. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and well.


Important Update – January 26, 2021
Region 8, which includes the Geneva Park District, qualifies to move to Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations

Excellent News! The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today, January 26, 2021, that Region 8 (DuPage and Kane Counties), which includes Geneva Park District can now move to Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations.

We encourage you to visit our website to register online for newly added winter programs for all ages. Click here to register online today! Below are winter program highlights with quick links for your convenience.

Winter Program Highlights – Click to Sign-up today!
Youth Dance
Youth Sports
Gymnastics
Cultural Arts
Early Childhood/Youth/Adult Classes
Group Fitness Classes

As the mitigation status and guidelines remain fluid and can change with minimal notice, please continue to check your email and voicemail for all program updates. Our staff will continue to adjust and adapt to the current guidelines while remaining innovative and resourceful in providing safe recreational opportunities for our community.

For the safety of all participants and members, a mask mandate will remain in effect for all Geneva Park District facilities at all times. We appreciate your continued patience, support, and understanding. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and well.


Important Update – January 19, 2021
Region 8, which includes the Geneva Park District, qualifies to move to Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations

Great news! We have been informed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and that Region 8 (DuPage and Kane County), which includes the Geneva Park District, can now move from Tier 3 to Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations.

Registered participants will be notified by email or phone regarding all program updates.

As the mitigation status and guidelines remain fluid and can change with minimal notice, please continue to check your email and voicemail for all program updates. Our staff will continue to adjust and adapt to the current guidelines while remaining innovative and resourceful in providing safe recreational opportunities for our community.

We appreciate your continued patience, support, and understanding.

For the safety of all participants and members, a mask mandate will remain in effect for all facilities at all times. Please continue to wear a mask at all times, maintain at least 6-feet physical distance, and wash hands. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and well.


Important Update – Tier 3 Mitigations Continued Through at least January 15, 2021 – Updated January 7, 2021
The Geneva Park District continues to remain hopeful as we enter a new year.

As you are aware, since the onset of the pandemic, we have been evermore focused on our mission – to provide recreational programs, facilities, and open space that will enhance the quality of life for residents of all age groups and abilities.While we continue to remain innovative in preparing for the winter program season, Governor Pritzker announced on January 6, 2021, the State of Illinois will remain in Tier 3 mitigations in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan until at least January 15, 2021. All currently enrolled participants will be updated on the status of their programs, if any changes need to me made, or if their program is going to start virtually.

Please continue to wear a masks at all times and practice social distancing. Thank you for your continued understanding.


Important Update – Updated December 18, 2020
Since the onset of the pandemic, the Geneva Park District has been evermore focused on our mission – to provide recreational programs, facilities, and open space that will enhance the quality of life for residents of all age groups and abilities.

While we are anxiously anticipating the start of the Winter program season, we are preparing for a possible delay due to Tier 3 mitigations in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. While we do not know specifics at the moment, we can assure you we will update participants if a change needs to be made to the programs as we approach the start of the session. Please continue to wear a masks at all times and practice social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Important Updates – Tier 3 Mitigations – Updated November 18, 2020

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Geneva Park District has been evermore focused on our mission – to provide recreational programs, facilities, and open space that will enhance the quality of life for residents of all age groups and abilities.

In June 2020, we were able to resume hosting in-person recreation programs and reopen our pools and fitness centers to serve thousands of individuals and families in our community over the last six months amidst one of the toughest challenges in our lifetime. Safety has been at the forefront of every aspect of our operation, both internally for our staff and externally for our patrons, and it will continue to guide our decision-making moving forward.

As you are likely aware, the State of Illinois will be placed into Tier 3 of the Phase 4 Restore Illinois plan beginning Friday, November 20.

With the introduction of the new tier comes a new set of guidelines to help everyone stay as healthy as possible. Below is a summary of some of those guidelines and changes:

Organized Group Recreational Activities

Park districts are directed to pause indoor group sporting and recreation activities for, at least, 14 days. We have every intention of resuming these programs if and when we are safely able to do so. If you or a family member are currently enrolled in a program, the supervisor for that program will reach out to you by the end of the day Thursday, November 19, with more information regarding potential make-up dates, virtual options, and/or refunds for missed classes. 

Fitness Centers

BestLife Fitness Centers are able to continue operating under Tier 3 mitigation requirements with some added safety measures. Among the changes beginning Friday:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while in the facility, including while engaged in individual exercises.
  • Showers and locker rooms will be closed while restrooms will remain available for patrons and members.

Fitness facility managers will communicate any and all changes and expectations to members by the end of the day Wednesday, November 18.

Preschool/SPARK Camp

Friendship Station Preschool will continue to hold in-person learning this week and after Thanksgiving Break while following all guidelines and protocols set forth by ISBE and IDPH. In addition, the District’s new SPARK Camp, an all-day program for grades K-5 will continue to offer families a place for their child to participate in remote learning and recreation while maintaining group limits of 10 people or less. For more information on SPARK Camp, please click here.

Peck Farm

Beginning Friday, November 20, the Peck House at Peck Farm Park will be closed through Friday, December 4.

Regardless of the challenges we face in the coming days and weeks, the Geneva Park District is committed to enhancing the quality of our community. We will continue to strive to creatively provide opportunities for engagement and interaction for everyone to safely live their best life.

For some fun at home recreational ideas, please visit our Live Your Best Life at Home page – a carefully curated collection of over 150 games, activities, and other resources.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we adapt to these changes.


Restore Illinois Mitigation Plan – Move to Tier 3 Mitigations – Update: November 17, 2020

Tier 3 Mitigations were announced and will go into effect Friday, November 20. The Geneva Park District remains committed to following state guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  We will be sharing information by Thursday, November 19 regarding the impact of these new mitigation measures on our programs and facilities. Additionally, all current registered participants will receive information regarding impacted programs by Thursday, November 19. Thank you for your patience.

Restore Illinois Mitigation Plan – Move to Tier 2 Mitigations – Update: November 11, 2020

Working together to keep Geneva healthy and safe!

We encourage everyone to join us in complying with the safety protocols set forth by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Continue to follow the Three Ws:

  • Wear a Mask
  • Wash Your Hands
  • Watch Your Distance

In addition, Park District staff have modified our program experiences to allow for increased social distancing and our staff follows enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure we are continuing to provide the safest environment. Under the new Tier 2 mitigation plan, programs and gatherings are limited to 10 participants and have further capacity guidelines.

The current Tier 2 mitigation does not change how the BestLife Fitness Centers are currently operating.  We continue to be open and to welcome you into our facilities. As a reminder our buildings and fitness centers are operating under modified hours: Monday-Friday: 5:30am-8:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday: 7:00am-5:00pm

As a BestLife fitness member, please note that the following safety protocols are in place to ensure we are providing the safest experience for everyone.

Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. Fitness Members are required to wear masks when moving between equipment, in the locker rooms, on the track, and in the gymnasium
Watch your distance and maintain at least six feet while utilizing fitness equipment, in the locker rooms, and throughout the building
Fitness equipment is being disinfected regularly by members and staff
All room capacities have been updated to allow for optimal social distancing

We understand how vital fitness and recreation is for everyone’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. We encourage you to Live Your BestLife!

Again, we are committed to continuing to provide a safe experience for everyone! 


BestLife Fitness Locations, located inside of the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center and Sunset Community Center are currently open.

Modified hours are 5:30am-8:30pm Monday through Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Please watch the below Safety Reminder Video- Wearing Masks in our Facilities

If you mention to our Customer Service staff at the BestLife Front Desk’s you saw this video, you could win a prize!


BestLife Fitness Centers are Scheduled to Re-Open Monday, June 29, 2020

It is with great excitement that the BestLife Fitness locations located inside the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center and Sunset Community Center and will be reopening on Monday, June 29!

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) recently unveiled guidelines for Health & Fitness Clubs in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Combining these guidelines with months of staff preparation, we have made modifications to our fitness centers to maximize your experience while maintaining a high level of cleanliness and safety.

Some changes you can expect to see:

  • Rethinking our floor plan – In order to accommodate social distancing guidelines, staff have utilized new areas of the facilities to maximize your fitness experience while minimizing a reduction in available equipment. This includes transforming program rooms and the racquetball court at Sunset Community Center and gymnasium space and the Kidz Korral at SPRC to meet members’ fitness needs
  • Fitness distancing – cardio machines, selectorized strength equipment and other fitness favorites have been strategically placed to ensure proper social distancing
  • Comprehensive cleaning – with the guidance of IDPH, CDC, and DCEO, a wide-ranging approach has been developed to maintain optimal levels of cleanliness throughout the facility
  • Hours of operation – Upon reopening, the hours of operation will be modified to 5:30am-8:30pm Monday through Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Both our staff and our members will play a vital role in upholding the level of cleanliness and safety that we all expect. Here are some ways you will be asked to help!

  • If possible, arrive in your workout clothes
  • Wash hands and use disinfectant frequently
  • Wear a mask:
    • Be sure to wear a mask when you enter the facility and at all times when not working out
  • Clean between use:
    • Use strategically placed disinfectant with machine wipe down cloths on all equipment both before and after use
  • Social distancing:
    • Be mindful of others around you and practice social distancing
  • Bring your own:
    • Water bottles – water fountains will be temporarily unavailable
    • Towels – bath and neck towels will not be available
    • Stretching or yoga mats
  • Swipe-outs:
    • To assist staff with keeping an accurate count of people in the fitness centers, you will be asked to use your key fob to swipe out upon leaving the facility each day
  • No free passes, guests, or daily fees will be accepted at this time
  • The 10-day trial is not valid at this time
  • Open gym (basketball and volleyball) is temporarily unavailable to the general public and is available to BestLife Fitness Members only. Please note: free passes and/or daily fees do not allow for open gym use at this time.

Our enthusiasm cannot be overstated enough – we cannot wait to see each and every one of you in the facility in the coming days and weeks. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jim Huetson (Sunset Facility Manager) at jhuetson@genevaparks.com or Elliott Bortner (SPRC Facility Manager) at ebortner@genevaparks.com


Fall Program (update August 18, 2020)

The Fall Program Brochure was mailed out to Geneva Park District residents in late July. View the full brochure online here. Registration for fall classes is now available. Register online today!

We will also accept in-person registrations at Stephen Persinger Recreation Center (SPRC) and Sunset Community Center during our modified hours of Monday-Friday: 5:30am-7:30pm and Saturday-Sunday: 7:00am-5:00pm.

We have made necessary modifications to our programs to ensure they meet all safety guidelines. While our programs may look a bit different this fall, we want you to be confident that the safety of our members, participants, and staff is of the utmost importance.

We encourage you to live your BestLife and register now for fall programs. A friendly reminder that fall registration includes all holiday programs and events!


Aquatics Update (update July 9, 2020)

Great news!

  • Beginning July 11, 2020 – up to 100 people will be allowed for open swim at Sunset Pool.  (Online pre-registration is required) 
    • All rules/safety guidelines will apply
  • Non-Residents are now able to sign-up for open swim 2-hours prior the beginning of the open swim time.
    • For example, if the open swim time is from 3-5pm, Non-residents will be able to register beginning at 1PM, if space allows.
    • Non-resident open swim fee is $15.00 per person / per time slot

Aquatics Update (update July 2, 2020)

Splash into fun this weekend! Sunset and Mill Creek Pools are reopening on Saturday, July 4 for open swim!

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published guidelines for swimming facilities with the transition to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, which includes details for open swim!  Staff have been readying the facility for the last several days in preparation for this holiday weekend hopefully filled with beautiful swimming weather!

We have made some modifications to the facility and operations of the pool to ensure the safety and health of all guests and staff. While all the normal safety pool rules will remain in effect, the following are some changes you can expect to see:

  • Amenities to open in phases – Upon reopening on July 4, the main activity pool and spray ground at Sunset Pool will be the only swim areas available. Staff will continue to evaluate the feasibility of opening the other areas and amenities of the facility in the coming weeks.
  • Reservations required for open swim – Open swim will be available in two-hour time slots: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30-2:30pm, 3:00-5:00pm, and 5:30-7:30pm (hours subject to change.) The pool deck will be cleared after each time slot to allow for cleaning and sanitizing of the facility. Open swim reservations will be available to Geneva Park District residents only.
  • Comprehensive cleaning – with the guidance from IDPH and CDC, a wide-ranging approach has been developed to maintain optimal levels of cleanliness throughout the facility. Staff will be cleaning all surfaces, chairs and bathrooms at least every two hours.  
  • Patron & employee temperature screenings – per the IDPH Phase 4 swimming pool guidelines, upon entering the facility, we will be screening all patrons and employees to ensure their temperature is below 100.4 F.
  • Concessions closed – Concessions operations will remain closed so please be sure to bring your own snacks and drinks (please no glass bottles/containers). Water fountains will also be unavailable so be sure to bring water to stay hydrated!
  • No coupons, Groupons, or Free Passes will be accepted at this time

We all will play a vital role in upholding the level of cleanliness and safety for everyone at the pool. Here are some ways you will be asked to help!

  • Per IDPH guidelines, a mask must be worn at all times when not participating in a swimming activity.
  • Be mindful of others around you and practice social distancing at all times, even in the water.
  • Please do not move deck chairs – staff have strategically placed chairs on the pool deck to ensure social distancing.

Sign Up for Open Swim, Aqua Fit, Lap Swim and Swim Lessons


Playground Update (update June 29, 2020)

All playgrounds have been reopened. Thank you for your patience as we awaited additional guidance from the Governor, CDC, and Illinois Department of Public Health. The Sprayground at Moore Park is also open.

  • No more than 50 patrons allowed on a playground at any given time
  • Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear masks
  • Avoid crowded playgrounds and minimize physical contact between kids
  • Outdoor playground equipment is not sanitized; use at your own risk
  • If you or your child feels sick or has any symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home
  • Wash hands with soap and water before and after playing or use hand sanitizer

Peck Farm Park Reopening (updated June 29, 2020)

Peck Farm Park is now open. Hawks Hollow Nature Playground is now open. All guidelines must be followed and social distancing must be practiced at all times.

The Butterfly House will reopen on July 3. Click here for Butterfly House Info and Hours.

Butterfly House Guidelines:

  • All visitors must wear a mask
  • Social distancing must be followed at all times
    • Eight visitors allowed in at a time. A time limit will be enforced as visitation needs require
    • All visitors must enter through the front doors and exit through the back door
  • No food, drinks, strollers, purses, backpacks, bags, or other personal items allowed.
    • Please leave all personal items, including food and beverages, secured in your vehicle.
  • Do not touch butterflies or any accessories
  • Follow proper hygiene and wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Using hand sanitizer is also encouraged

Mill Creek Pool – Open aqua fitness, lap swim. Swim lessons will begin the week of June 15  (updated June 18, 2020)

Exciting news! We received guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding pool operations. We will be opening Mill Creek Pool June 15th for lap swim and aqua fitness classes!  Keep an eye on the website for hours of operations to be released every Thursday for the following week. Swim lessons will begin the week of June 22.

Sign Up for Aqua Fitness, Lap Swim and Swim Lessons

Get outside and Swing into Fun!  Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, located in Wheeler Park is open daily from 10:00 am- 11:00 am (weather permitting).  Reservations for up to four players is required and can be easily accessed through the website.

Reserve Your Mini-Golf Tee Time!

Our parks, trails, and green spaces remain open.  Tennis courts are also open for play and small group lessons.  Playgrounds and spray grounds currently remain closed, however, we are keeping a keen eye on guidelines as they are released from the Illinois Department of Public Health and will communicate any changes as they become available.

We are excited to continue to provide summer programs to the community!  Click here for some fun recreational opportunities including All Star Sports, tennis lessons, and softball.

Summer camp began the week of June 8th!  Registration is still available.

New, outdoor fitness classes began at various locations throughout the District and is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while staying healthy!  Registration is required – come join the fun!

Sign Up For Outdoor Fitness!

We are excited to be welcoming back all our valued customers!  We will continue to monitor all guidelines from the Governor’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Illinois Department of Public Health as we intend to react swiftly to continue to expand our level of service to the community as quickly as we can.

Thanks Geneva!  We have missed you – and we hope to see you soon!


Pool Pass and Swim Lesson Updates (May 28, 2020)

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and without guidance on how to safely operate outdoor aquatic facilities from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Geneva Park District has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel swim lessons and pool memberships for the 2020 summer pool season.

All registered swim lesson participants will receive a refund via the original method of payment. There is nothing further for you to do at this time.

Those who have already purchased a pool membership for the 2020 Season have two options:

  • Receive a credit on your Geneva Park District account for the amount paid. Please email Joey, Aquatic Supervisor at jkalwat@genevaparks.com by June 5.
  • Receive a full refund, via the original method of payment. No further action will be required.All pool membership refunds and credits will be processed by July 1.

The Geneva Park District is currently assessing the feasibility of providing a shortened pool season while continuing to keep the health and safety of patrons and staff a priority. Once the Illinois Department of Public Health releases their guidelines on how, or if, we can safely operate outdoor aquatic facilities, we will communicate updates, a revised pool schedule with daily use and membership fees, along with potential aquatic program offerings on our website at genevaparks.org.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.


Camp and Pool Updates (May 19, 2020)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Sunset and Mill Creek Pools will not open as scheduled for the 2020 season. Typical pre-season pool preparations and staff trainings have been suspended until further notice.

Phase 3 – Recovery of the Restore Illinois Plan does not include public swimming pools.  In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health has not provided any direction on how, or if, we can safely operate aquatic facilities this summer.  That being said, the District is currently assessing the feasibility of providing a shortened pool season while keeping the safety of patrons and staff in the forefront.  Although governing guidelines have not been issued, the District is mindful operational challenges will exist should either of our public pools open for the 2020 season.

We appreciate your patience, and understand this may be disappointing.  Once the Illinois Department of Public Health issues guidelines, the District will be equipped to make a final decision in regards to the operations of Mill Creek and Sunset Pools.

Sadly, the pools will not open Memorial Day Weekend as would be typical.  We will communicate updates to the public as soon as they become available.  Pool pass membership fees will either be prorated or fully refunded depending on final decisions.

Summer Camps
It is our utmost priority to provide a safe environment for campers, as well as, staff.  We are currently reviewing guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control, American Camp Association, and the Illinois Department of Public Health to insure safety measures and protocols are identified and implemented prior to the commencement of camp.

Phase 3 would allow us to begin summer camp in a limited capacity; we anticipate direction from the governor’s office sometime soon.  Camps will certainly look a bit different this year given the social distancing guidelines, but we will keep families informed as soon as we have more definitive information.

A few decisions that have been made thus far for the safety of our participants:

  • We will be hosting a virtual Meet the Counselors Night and providing families with a FAQ sheet not only for general camp questions but for health and safety COVID-19 related questions as they relate to our programs.
  • As a district we are working to update our cleaning and sanitation procedures to be compliant with Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.
  • Our regularly scheduled field trips will be replaced with virtual field trip options!
  • Our staff to participant ratio this summer will be 1:8 for all camps. Due to social distancing campers will stay with their small group throughout the day.
  • If you have any questions regarding summer camps, please contact Kelly Wales at kwales@genevaparks.com or 630-262-2201.

Additional program opportunities for the community are being planned within the parameters of the Restore Illinois Plan and details will be forthcoming. Please continue to check here for updated information.


Tennis courts, Disc Golf, and Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course are open

Tennis Court Safety Guidelines – updated June 4, 2020

  • Up to Four People Per Court
  • Doubles Play Allowed
  • Please be courteous and limit playing to 1 hour when others are waiting

USTA Tennis Ball Recommendations

The Links Disc Golf Course Safety Guidelines

  • Groups of up to four are permitted
  • One person on Tee at a time
  • Provide adequate spacing between Groups. Next group starts when group in front is completed with hole.
  • Stay at basket until next Tee is clear
  • Golfers bring and use own equipment
  • Do not share equipment
  • Practice Social Distancing at all times
  • Wearing a mask is encouraged

Virtual Recreation

We are bringing all the energy and excitement directly to you and your family with our Live Your Best Life At Home web page! You will find a variety of free activities and resources that will keep you smiling, active, and making memories. In addition, we encourage you to engage with us and to follow our Facebook page for even more virtual recreational content!

Virtual Recreation Options


Notice Regarding Parks, Playgrounds, and Trails

We encourage people to take a walk, ride your bike, and get fresh air. We hope you find ways to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) supports the safe use of parks during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read Statement . The Geneva Park District supports this statement, and we encourage you to use our open spaces to maintain your physical and mental health.
 
To prevent the continued spread of this virus, it is essential that you follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and follow Governor Pritzker’s Stay At Home Order. It is now required to wear a mask or face covering for anyone over the age of 2 years old when in public and unable to practice social distance. We encourage face coverings at all our locations.

Parks and Playgrounds

Our trails and green spaces will remain open at this time. However, you must practice social distancing at all times. All playgrounds and spray grounds remain CLOSED.

When using our parks, trails, and green spaces

  • Stay off ALL playground equipment
  • BE SMART. STAY APART – Maintain social distancing at all times
  • Do not gather in groups larger than 10

Facilities, Programs, and Special Events

All other facilities are currently CLOSED. A limited amount of programs are permitted with a maximum of 10 participants and are being held outdoors.
 

Refunds

If you are entitled to a refund for any program canceled due to COVID-19, there is nothing additional for you to do, we will process it for you.
Please be patient as we navigate through this process. 
 

Contact Us – No Phones

We encourage you to utilize our website at genevaparks.com. If necessary, please send an email or leave a voicemail at 630-232-4542. We will do our best to respond to you Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm via email. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times, and we hope you and your family remain healthy.