Ways to Register
Introducing the new upgraded GPD Connect. In order to register online, you will need a username and password. If you are a new customer, you will have to provide proof of residency prior to registering online.
Over the Phone Registration
Phone registration is available for many of our programs and events, simply call (630) 232-4542 or (630) 232-4501. An Annual Waiver must be completed and on file prior to registering over the phone, the waiver can be downloaded below. Phone Registrations can only be accepted for general programming classes for persons listed on the Annual Waiver; not accepted for Preschool, Kids Zone, summer camps, facility memberships/passes, or any gymnastics/dance payment plans. Proof of residency will be required for new accounts.
Phone Registrations must be done during office hours and cannot be left on voicemail. Resident Phone Registrations will not be taken on the first day of resident registration for each brochure season. Non- Resident Phone Registrations will not be taken on the first day of non-resident registration for each brochure seasonPhone registration must be paid by credit or debit card. The park district does not have access to card numbers from previous registrations, therefore card information is needed for each phone registration.
Complete a registration form and fax to (630) 232-4569. Payment is made by credit card only.
Complete a registration form and mail the form with payment (please do not send cash) to:
Geneva Park District
710 Western Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Drop Your Registration Off In-Person
Visit the Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Avenue Monday-Friday 5:30 am – 9:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm or Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road: Monday – Friday: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Upcoming Registration Dates
Mark your calendars!
Winter 2018 (January –March)
Online: November 16, 2017
Delivery Begins: November 16, 2017
Resident Registration: December 5, 2017
Non-Resident Registration: December 12, 2017
Spring 2018 (April – May: Includes: Camps/Swim Lessons)
Online: February 22, 2018
Delivery Begins: Beginning February 22, 2018
Resident Registration: March 6, 2018
Non-Resident Registration: March 13, 2018
Summer 2018 (June –August)
Online: April 26, 2018
Delivery Begins: Beginning April 26, 2018
Resident Registration: May 8, 2018
Non-Resident Registration: May 15, 2018
Fall 2018 (September – December)
Online: July 26, 2018
Delivery Begins: Beginning July 26, 2018
Resident Registration: August 7, 2018
Non-Resident Registration: August 14, 2018
Winter 2019 (January –March, 2019)
Online: November 15, 2018
Delivered: Beginning November 15, 2018
Resident Registration: December 4, 2018
Non-Resident Registration: December 11, 2018
Residents should mail-in, drop-off, or fax-in registration forms anytime after receipt of the brochure. Residents are not required to hold their registration forms until the processing date. Forms will be processed randomly instead of in the order they are received. All Registration Forms received through the Monday prior to registration day by 9:30 pm will be held and processed at random beginning Registration Tuesday, at 8:30 am. Registrations received on Registration Tuesday or after that date will be processed on a daily basis.
Non-residents may mail-in, fax, drop-off a registration form or register online on a designated non-resident registration date. Forms dropped off early will processed randomly on non-resident registration day.
1) An Application for Refund form must be submitted for all refunds. Refund requests must be submitted 10 days prior to the first class meeting date.
2) All refund requests will be assessed a service charge of $3 or 10% whichever is less with a minimum charge of $1. A prorated withdraw refund will be made for participants who decide, for whatever personal reason (including illness or injury), that an ongoing program is not right for them. The prorated refund will be based on the number of classes that have occurred at the time the refund request form is received by the Park District.
3) The Refund Policy does not apply to: “nonrefundable” trip tickets, unless the Park District is able to resell tickets; Preschool Program deposits, unless the class space can be filled prior to the start of the program; contracted classes, unless a replacement can be found. Refunds will not be granted for Fitness Memberships for any reason, after one month from the start date. Pool passes are non-refundable. No refunds or makeup classes will be granted for unattended classes. Geneva Park District has the right to review and make the final decisions on all refunds.
Residency of the Geneva Park District is defined by financial contributions through property taxes for the operation of the park district. Boundaries of the Geneva Park District and the City of Geneva are not exactly the same. If you are uncertain whether you qualify as a Geneva Park District resident, please check your current property tax bill. Proof of residency in the form of a current tax bill or utility bill may be required during program registration. Geneva Park District residents are given first priority for program registration.
Each program at the Geneva Park District has an established minimum and maximum number of possible registrants. These numbers are set to guarantee the highest quality program we can offer. The facility, student/teacher ratio and the nature of the program are considered when setting program registration minimums and maximums. Programs that do not meet the minimum number of registrants may be cancelled. Please refer to the Program Cancellation section for more information.
Program instructors are not allowed to accept any registrant beyond the established maximum without authorization by their immediate recreation supervisor.
Payment / Pro-Rating
Participants will not be registered for programs without payment. Program fees will not be pro-rated for late enrollment.
Important Class Cancellation Information
Program supervisors begin reviewing class enrollment and canceling classes that do not meet minimum enrollment approximately ONE WEEK prior to the class start date. It is extremely important that you try to register for class choices no later than one week before they begin. All participants registered in cancelled programs will be notified by the Geneva Park District staff and will receive a full refund.
Since all of our programs have registration limits we cannot guarantee your choice of enrollment in them. The Geneva Park District maintains waiting lists for programs that have reached their maximum registration. Placement on a waiting list is encouraged. Individuals placed on a waiting list will be contacted if any additional program space becomes available.
The Park District is unable to assume responsibility for injuries or accidents occurring programs, activities, parks, and facilities. Such insurance would make program user fees prohibitive. The Insurance Liability Waiver section of the registration form must be signed when registering yourself or your minor childto participate in Geneva Park District programs.
When age limitations exist, proof of age (such as a birth certificate) may be required. Participants must be the minimum age required for the program by the first day of the program unless otherwise stated.
To insure a quality program for program participants, children are not allowed in adult programs and vice-versa. Siblings of children not registered for a program are not allowed to attend without expressed permission by the instructor. Adults may observe children’s programs at the discretion of the instructor.
Special Accommodations for patrons with disabilities Services are provided through the inclusion services of the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association. Requests for this service should be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the start date of any program during the registration process. The registration form located on the last page of this guide has a designated area for the request for such services.
The Park District reserves the right to cancel, postpone, combine programs or change instructors. Programs not meeting minimum registration will be cancelled one week prior to the start date and refunds will be issued. All participants registered in cancelled programs will be notified by the Geneva Park District staff and will receive a full refund.
Geneva Park District resident seniors, ages 60 years and older, are offered a 20% discount on all Geneva Park District programs with the exception of contractual programs, co-op programs, trips, and programs specifically planned for seniors. Other restrictions may apply. Proof of residency is required.
There will be a $25 charge per check or checking account that is returned with non-sufficient funds.
Weather Cancellation Policy
Geneva Park District Weather Policy stipulates that all Geneva Park District programs will be cancelled if Geneva School District 304 cancels school for the FULL day. Partial school closures or late starts will result in the Geneva Park District making day of determinations and contacting all participants in the event of any class cancellations. For more weather related information, check out our Weather Corner page.
Receipts Will Be Emailed
We now send registration confirmations via email! Please assure that we have your current email address on file. Your email receipt will act as the only form of confirmation for your registration. If we encounter a problem with your registration, you will receive a phone call.
All participants permit the taking of photos and/or video of themselves and their children during Park District activities, programs, events, and facilities for publication and use as the Park District deems necessary in marketing materials. If you and your child do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, a written objection must be filed with the Park District.
In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment, a strict discipline policy has been adopted for all Geneva Park District programs. The following policies are designed to preserve a healthy program experience for all concerned. The following infractions will constitute utilization of the discipline system that follows under Discipline Procedures.
- Harming oneself such as, but not limited to:
- Leaving grounds without permission
- Leaving designated group without permission
- Climbing on objects that are not recommended by staff
- Physical damage to self
- Possession, use or transfer of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or tobacco products
- Harming others such as, but not limited to:
- Throwing objects at or near others
- Bringing or using weapons, i.e. knives, glass, sharp objects, etc.
- Hitting, kicking or biting others
- Extreme verbal abuse
- Showing disrespect to other participants and staff
- Other aggressive behavior
- Damage to property:
- Tantrums resulting in damage to property
- Breaking, damaging or destroying property
- Taking any item that does not belong to the child
Please keep in mind, two verbal warnings will be given before becoming a first offense.
1st Offense: A warning letter will be sent home to a parent or guardian, or the participant if he or she is an adult, to be signed and returned. The parent/participant will also be called by the Program Instructor and/or Recreation Supervisor.
2nd Offense: Suspension — the participant will be suspended for three days following the offense. The parent/participant will be notified via the phone or upon parental pick-up and a written explanation will be sent home by the Recreation Supervisor.
In cases when a program only meets for one day, participants will be given two verbal warnings. If the behavior is not corrected after two warnings, the participant will be removed from the class. Depending on the situation and the degree of the offense, the participant may be permanently dismissed from the program following the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd offense. There will be no refunds for days missed due to disciplinary infractions.
NOTE: Parents of program participants are responsible for ANY damages caused by their child.
Geneva Park District Scholarship Program
The Geneva Park District has established a scholarship fund for financial assistance through scholarship to individuals and families so they may participate in Park District programs. Applicants who qualify may receive partial or full program scholarships. Those who apply will be required to complete an application listing current finances. For details, please call (630) 232-4542.
Frequently Used Forms
- Registration Form
- Application for Refund
- Age Waiver Request Form
- Annual Waiver/Phone Registration Form
- Credit-Debit Card Change Form
- Hello Santa Form
Please note: if you are looking for a form that is specific to a program area or facility, please go to that page directly.
Do you have a terrific idea for a program? Share your ideas for a program that you would like to see offered by the Geneva Park District. Better still, share your special interest or talent with others. The Geneva Park District is looking for new program ideas and local “hidden” talent to teach or lead various recreational classes. We are always looking for new instructors with creative ideas. If you have a particular interest or talent and are willing to lead activities, or if you have a suggestion for a new program, please fill out the form below:
Bonus! If a program you suggest becomes a reality, you will be given the opportunity to attend that program FREE of charage! In the case of duplicate suggestions, names will be drawn to determine who receives the free program.
Your opinion matters to us – let it be heard! Check your email! After your program/session has ended you will receive an email in 3 to 5 business days. Please take a few moments to provide feedback. This feedback will help guide us for the future.
NOTE: The survey is limited to one response per computer. If you require immediate assistance on an issue, please contact (630) 232-4542.
Express Your Ideas
Do you have a great idea to share with us? Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share them or fill out the form below.