Over the past 15 months we have all been challenged to navigate and contend with the COVID-19 Pandemic. From the beginning, the Wood Dale Park District has examined, assessed, and adjusted operations to provide a safe and responsive recreation platform that utilized direction from our regulatory agencies. The State of Illinois has issued guidance as we enter Phase 5 which allows for near-normal operations.
The park district worked diligently to uphold our mission, “Serving the community with quality recreational experiences that provide a fun and healthy lifestyle.” We strived to provide accessible, affordable, recreational outlets despite the significant challenges faced. We worked hard to keep our facilities open and safe. This included but was not limited to golf, fitness, early childhood classes, Kid Club, dance, basketball, and an array of virtual programming opportunities. Additionally, we reopened our pool, ball diamonds and soccer fields and maintained our parks, playgrounds and trails for residents to enjoy. Moreover, we went ahead and completed the second phase of our capital plan by making planned improvements at White Oaks Park.
As we move into Phase 5 and the busy summer season, we are thrilled to expand our operations and offerings. The staff and elected officials of your park district have worked diligently to meet all the challenges faced and we all truly appreciate your patience and support throughout.
Please make yourself familiar with the updated operational plan for Phase 5 below.
Face Mask Coverings
- Fully vaccinated individuals can opt to not wear a mask or face covering.
- Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask or face covering when indoors.This includes children aged 2 to 11 who cannot be currently vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated staff have the choice to not wear a mask or face coveringunless working directly with children under the age of 12.
All are welcome to visit The Beach Waterpark. We were closed in 2020, but we are back this year to provide pool time for the whole family, although it may look a bit different than in the past. Modifications to our operation have been made to comply with state guidelines, so please read on to learn more.
Please reserve your visit here:
Updated Open Swim Hours:
Monday – Friday: 2:00 – 7:00pm Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00pm
During Phase 5, reservations will no longer be separated into two time slots. Instead, patrons will have the opportunity to swim during one, five-hour time slot. We will still utilize the USchedule system and patrons can make a reservation online or in- person at the admissions desk.
- No more wristbands upon entry
- Sand play areas will open
- All lounge chairs will be set out
What stays the same:
- Card-only payments will be accepted
- The Spa will remain closed
- Social distancing will still be encouraged
- Face mask guidelines in place for fully vaccinated vs. not fully vaccinated
Salt Creek Golf Club is open and available for daily use. This includes the golf course for golf play and club house/patio for food and bar service. Banquets and golf outings can be arranged as dates are available. Contact the Golf Course at 630-773- 0184 for detailed information.
The Recreation Complex is open from 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8:00 to noon. The registration desk opens at 8:30am.
The Fitness Studio hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm and Saturday 8:00am- 12:00pm. The walking track is available to Fitness Center members only. Fitness Passes can be purchased at the Recreation Complex when the registration desk is open.
Parks and Playgrounds
All parks and playgrounds are open.
We are offering a variety of adult and youth summer programs. Detailed offerings are available for viewing and registration by visiting our website. All of our programming for ages 2 to 11 will still require masks for both participants and staff.
Senior activities are slowly being reintroduced, which includes luncheons, trips and other activities. The Senior Club is now accepting new members and has activities planned for the summer and beyond. Contact the Recreation Complex (630-595- 9333) for more information.
Dog Friendly Area
The Dog Friendly Area at White Oaks is open and available to pass holders. To apply for and receive a pass, contact the Recreation Complex Registration Desk at (630- 595-9333).
The park district is actively planning summer and fall special events. This includes movies in the park and our annual Scarewalk in October. More details to come very soon.
The Park District Board of Commissioners reserves the right to close any park properties at any time, should it become necessary.
On behalf of the Board of Park Commissioners, and Staff, thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay informed of the latest changes and information available by visiting www.wdparks.org.