Park District News & Announcements

Phase 4 Re-Opening Plan Summary

(As of Friday, June 26, 2020 – information subject to change)

COVID-19 Statement and General Guidelines

The health and safety of our participants, families and staff is paramount.  Guidelines and expectations, based on the recommendations of the "Restore Illinois" Plan, Center for Disease Control and health departments at the state and county level have been put in place to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.   Please adhere to the following guidelines when participating in a Wood Dale Park District program or event or visiting one of our facilities. 

  • Social distancing will be encouraged at all times.
  • Adult participants or guardians in the case of a minor must fill out a symptom checklist prior to participation.
  • In the event a six-foot distance cannot be achieved outdoors, a face cover must be worn. 
  • Face covers must be worn inside facilities in public spaces.
  • There shall be minimal sharing of equipment. 
  • There will be no sharing of personal property.
  • Sanitizer will be available at each venue. 
  • Good handwashing techniques and frequency are encouraged.  
  • Indoor facilities and outdoor restrooms are on a strict cleaning and disinfection regimen.
  • Any individual exhibiting symptoms of illness may be asked to leave the facility.
  • Groups may not be greater in size than 50 people.
  • A log of all participants, families, and staff must be taken at each program and facility.
  • Additional program-specific guidelines may be put in place to supplement this information.


COVID-19 Program Participant and Facility Visitor Code of Conduct

  1. All program participants, spectators, and families should be aware of and familiar with the COVID-19 guidelines before participating in an event or visiting an indoor or outdoor venue. 
  2. All program participants, spectators and families, and indoor and outdoor venue users must follow the most recent COVID-19 guidelines and signage when participating in a park district program or visiting an indoor or outdoor venue.
  3. Each patron is responsible for their own personal protective equipment.  
  4. In the event, a patron doesn’t adhere to the specified guidelines they will be given one verbal warning.  If at that time the patron is still not in compliance they may be asked to leave.  If they refuse to leave the authorities will be notified.
  5. The Wood Dale Park District reserves the right to ask anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness to leave a program or venue.                                                    


Program and Facility Updates

 The Recreation Complex

The Recreation Complex will not be open to the general public at this time. Only program participants and staff may enter the building during the open hours of 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.  Program drop-off and pick-up for minors or those needing assistance will take place in the parking lot.  Individuals needing to get in touch with the front desk should leave a message at the front desk at 630-595-9333.  As the building opens in phases front desk phone hours will be posted on the website.

 

The Woodlands at White Oaks Park

Reservations for rentals of 40 people or less will be taken starting Monday, July 6.  Renters will be asked to sign a document agreeing to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.  Interested parties should call the Recreation Complex at 630-595-9333 and leave a message or email ksromek@wdparks.org.

 

Public Meetings

Public meetings will continue in the Zoom platform as scheduled.  In compliance with the Open Meetings Act agendas are posted at the Recreation Complex and online at least 48 hours in advance.  Public input is encouraged, and access can be provided by contacting mellmann@wdparks.org.

 

Fitness Studio

The Fitness Studio will open with limited hours on Monday, July 6.  The walking track will remain closed until further notice.

The Fitness Studio will be open Monday through Friday, with six reservable one-hour sessions per day:

  1. 8:15 – 9:15 am
  2. 9:45 – 10:45 am
  3. 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  4. 12:45 – 1:45 pm
  5. 2:15 – 3:15 pm
  6. 3:45 – 4:45 pm

No admittance will be allowed without a reservation.  The maximum number of reservations per timeslot is nine. A one-hour session is $5 and must be paid in advance.  Admittance fees are not refundable or transferable.  There will be no use of the track or locker rooms.  There will be no changing of clothes in the bathrooms. 

Members paying on a monthly basis will not be charged for the month of July.

Annual pass holders have the choice of reserving timeslots in the month of July at no charge or the opportunity to continue the extension of their membership once the service hours have been increased.

Participants will be responsible for cleaning and wiping the equipment they use before and after use.  Additional cleanings will take place in the half-hour breaks between sessions.  An update for August will be available by the third week of July.

 

Fitness Classes

Evening exercise classes will remain outside for the month of July.  Chair Piyo will resume on Mondays indoors in July.  Watch for updates on the District website at www.wdparks.org

 

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp started on Monday, June 15, and will run for two four-week sessions.  Camp runs from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  A three-day customizable session is also available for Monday through Friday.  More information is available on the Park District website at www.wdparks.org

 

Outdoor Play/Sports Fields

Fields are available for use by individuals and families without a permit.  Group use of fields will be available for rental by reservation only.  Affiliate groups should submit the COVID-19 guidelines of the governing organization to jhincapie@wdparks.org with their reservation request.  Each group must provide the District with a Certificate of Insurance and must sign a document agreeing to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Outdoor Basketball Courts

Outdoor basketball courts are available for individual or family use.  Another group play is discouraged due to the inability to social distance.

 

Dog-Friendly Area

The Dog-Friendly Area will reopen on Monday, July 6 for 2019-2020 pass holders only.  Restrooms and drinking fountains will not be available.  The pass expiration date has been extended to August 31, 2020.  Prior to September 1, passes must be renewed at a prorated amount.  New registration and renewals may be done online. 

 

Playgrounds

Wood Dale Park District will reopen all playgrounds during Phase 4 of Restore Illinois! After receiving playground safety guidelines from the State, Wood Dale Park District staff has begun removing tape and adding signage at playgrounds. Playgrounds are currently reopening in phases, all playgrounds are expected to reopen by Monday, July 6.

It’s important to note that as recommended by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/park-administrators.html), the Park District does not disinfect outdoor equipment or frequently touched outdoor surfaces, so please play at your own risk.

Also, per the new order, gatherings will be limited to 50 people, social distancing is required of at least six feet, and people who are sick or symptomatic are asked not to play on the playgrounds. Masks are also encouraged while in the presence of others.

Outdoor drinking fountains and restrooms will remain closed.

Play smart and stay safe, Wood Dale!

 

Soccer

The fall soccer league is currently scheduled to take place.  Registration will be available online as of July 15.  Questions may be referred to dlescher@wdparks.org

 

Tennis

The tennis courts will be closed because they are in disrepair.

 

Dance

Mini and Junior Company Tryouts will be held at 5 pm on Friday, July 17 at The Woodlands in White Oaks Park.  Only one adult can accompany each dancer.

The end-of-year culmination event, Dancing in the Park, will be held at Franzen Grove on Saturday, July 18.  Dancers will perform in 20-minute intervals where they will arrive with a maximum of four family members, perform, and then exit the viewing area.  Reservations with the names of all spectators are required for admission.  Participants and spectators are required to follow the general COVID-19 guidelines.  A schedule will be sent out prior to the event.  Questions may be referred to Ms. Taryn at tlomnicki@wdparks.org.

Fall dance classes are currently scheduled to be offered in-person at The Recreation Complex following COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Playschool and Early Childhood Classes

Registration is currently open for Playschool.  Program specifics will be available on our website by July 15.  Classes are currently scheduled to be held in-person adhering to COVID-19

 

Special Events

Special events will be assessed individually. A decision will be made about fall events no later than August 15.

 

Gymnastics

Gymnastics classes done in partnership with Gym Stars ETC will resume on Monday, July 6. Registration is available online at wdparks.org

 

Extended School (Before School and After School Care)

If School District #7 returns to in-person school the program will resume in August. If a modified or virtual schedule is planned, an alternative childcare option will be presented to the community in August.

 

Salt Creek Golf Club

  • Golf
    • Salt Creek Golf Club is open for individual and group play. Tee times may be reserved by calling 630-773-0184. Pro Shop is open. Two players allowed per cart. Rental Clubs and Pull Carts are available for rent. Golf outings can be booked, with limitations.

 

  • Food and Beverage 
    • The outdoor grill is open and beverage service is available. Hours vary. A limited menu is offered at this time. The Beverage Cart will be on the course during peak times. Inside dining will be available only in the case of severe weather. Call the Pro Shop for details.

 

 

  • Banquets and Events
    • Reservations are being taken for weddings, events, and outings, with limitations. For more information contact Renee Carrell at rcarrell@saltcreekgolfclub.com

 

  • Footgolf
    • Plans to re-open the Footgolf course are underway. For updates go to www.saltcreekgolfclub.com, or call the Pro Shop at 630-773-0184.

 

  • Mini-Golf
    • Plans to re-open the Mini-Golf Course at the former TopGolf facility are underway. For updates go to www.saltcreekgolfclub.com, or call the Pro Shop at 630-773-0184. 


Wood Dale Park District News Update:

 

We are pleased to announce that we received the 2020 PowerPlay Grant! To read about this grant please see below:

Read the press release here

 

Wood Dale Park District will assume management and operations of the Golf Entertainment Center, formerly TopGolf, July 1, 2020 and anticipates opening in the Spring of 2021.

 

The Golf Entertainment Center is the placeholder name for the facility until a name is established.  The latest Wood Dale Park District venue will be part of Salt Creek Golf Club and will offer patrons increased golf and social opportunities with exciting amenities. These two venues will work together to provide golf instruction, practice opportunities, and space for community meetings, social and corporate events, and private rentals. Stay tuned and check back for more information and updates!

-Wood Dale Park District

Please view the official press release here.

As a condition of being the recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant for assistance in the funding of the second phase of the White Oaks Project, an Archaeological Survey needs to be performed of the site.  This requirement stems from historic preservation legislation relating to public concern for the rapid loss of our prehistoric and historic heritage in the wake of federal and state development.  The purpose of the survey is to determine if prehistoric or historic resources are present.  The survey includes a field investigation of the project area (White Oaks Park).  Please be advised that surveyors are scheduled to perform this work in the last week of March.

 

 


 

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