West Chicago Park District



Behavior Code
West Chicago Park District promotes the concept of “equal fun for everyone” and strives to accomplish this belief through our program goals. Program participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The Districts behavior code states that participants shall show respect to all participants and staff, refrain from using foul language, refrain form causing bodily harm, and show respect to equipment, supplies, and facilities. Additional policies may be developed for specific programs, camps, and integrated programs. The West Chicago Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant from any program due to violation of the stated behavior code. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit.

A caring, positive approach will be used regarding discipline.

The West Chicago Park District Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to residents in need, to enable them to participate in West Chicago Park District programs and/or facilities.
Based on the availability of funds, the West Chicago Park District will attempt to provide financial assistance to those residents who meet the eligibility requirements. The West Chicago Park District reserves the right to approve full or partial assistance or deny an applicants request. A list of guidelines are available on the application form. Scholarship applications are available at our office, 157 W Washington St., West Chicago.
All applicants are required to provide proof of income and residency. Scholarship applicants will not be considered if required documents are not presented. The West Chicago Park District may require additional documents if deemed necessary.
Our Scholarship program is made possible by Cadence Health and The Friends of West Chicago Parks Foundation.

Non-Resident Rates
Non-residents of the West Chicago Park District will be required to pay higher fees than those charged to park district residents.

Policy on Age Requirements
The park district programs are structured for designated age groups. Participants in the programs must be the stated age prior to the programs beginning. Proof of age must be shown upon request.

Registration Procedures
Registration for all recreation programs (except for those otherwise stated) will be held at the park district office, 157 W. Washington Street.

When registering, please remember:

  1. Registrations are complete only when fees are paid.
  2. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first served basis.
  3. Phone-in registrations will be accepted with a credit card only (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).
  4. Mail-in and faxed registration will be processed after 9:00 am on the first day of registration.
  5. Waiting lists/lotteries will be formed for programs that fill quickly or are filled and every attempt will be made to accommodate persons on the list.
  6. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled at 12:00 pm on the deadline for registration date listed for each program.
  7. A $20 fee will be charged on all returned checks.
  8. Post dated checks cannot be accepted.
Program Waiver Explanation
West Chicago Park District is a member of Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA), a self-insured pool. As a loss prevention measure, this group requires program participants to execute a Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.

The Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement is located at the bottom of the registration form. Please read the form carefully, sign it, and submit it when you register for any particular program. At the time of registration, or at the first program session, you may be presented with a sheet describing some of the risks involved in the particular activity for which you have registered. If so, that additional material will become a part of the Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.

We want the registrants in our programs to be aware in advance that, when they participate in certain activities, there is a natural element of risk of injury which each participant must assume. We do not carry medical or accident insurance for program participants. The costs of that type of insurance would make program fees prohibitive. Please review your personal health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family have the proper coverage.

If you have any questions, please call (630) 231-9474

Program Waiver Requirements
All participants in Park District programs and field trips must sign the Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.
  1. Each individual participant must have a separate Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.
  2. One Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement per person is sufficient for any program in which the person participates during a program season.
  3. The Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, must be signed by participant if 18 years of age or older or by a parent / guardian if under 18 years of age.
  4. Refusal to sign the required Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, will result in loss of the ability to participate in programs.
Equal Opportunity Policy
As the West Chicago Park District has received federal financial assistance in the form of Land and Water Conservation assistance, the U.S. Department of the Interior, under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origins, age or handicap. If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination in any program activity or facility or you desire further information regarding Title VI, please write to:

Office for Equal Opportunity
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C. 20240
Changes, Cancellation, and Errors
The Park District reserves the right to change class information or cancel a program to maintain quality. Due to the large amount of information available in the West Chicago Park District brochure, errors and changes before or after publication may occur. We apologize for any errors in our brochure or on our web site. Thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.