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.
Weather related cancellations and field conditions will NOW be listed on RainOut Line. To receive this information by text, email or app, click on the “Email & Text Alerts” link located on the left side of the page to subscribe. You can manage your text and/or email subscriptions by selecting the categories, and establishing the length of time you want to receive notifications. You may also access this information by calling (630) 206-1174. For All Star Sports program cancellations, please call (630) 584-2961.
Why Do We Close Fields?
For the safety of participants, coaches, and officials, as well as the facilities themselves, the Park District occasionally has to close fields, courts, and other facilities due to conditions caused by weather or other unexpected emergencies. Decisions made by the Park District in regards to facility and field closures are final. Coaches, referees, officials, and organizations using our fields must practice good judgment and cancel practices and games when fields are closed and should exit fields when conditions deteriorate to a point where the safety of participants or damage to the field is likely. Some examples of conditions requiring field closure include:
- Standing puddles of water on the field
- Ground is water logged and squishy
- A footstep leaves an impression in the turf
- Grass is easily dislodged from the ground
- Field is frozen
Geneva Park District Lightning Policy
We understand that cancelling a game because of a wet field can be frustrating, but it is important that all people using our fields understand that being cautious during marginal conditions will ensure that the field is more likely to remain in a playable condition for the rest of the season.