Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus Response

July 10, 2020

Schaumburg Park District is committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff. The District continues to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, along with the guidelines and safety information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Please read the information below to learn more about the District's response.

Summer Camps

Get the latest information on 2020 Summer Camps.

Summer Pool Season

Lap swim is available for members only at The Water Works and Schaumburg Tennis Plus, and for members and Schaumburg Park District residents at Meineke Pool (click here for details). On Friday, July 10, Meineke Pool will open for public swim with strict safety measures in place. Admission will only be available to Schaumburg Park District residents by reservation only. Learn more here.

Programs and Events

Per the Restore Illinois plan, our large events are canceled indefinitely. A variety of programs and camps are currently being offered and can be viewed here.

Fitness Centers

As of June 29, fitness centers have reopened, reservations must be made. Learn more here.

Tennis

Golf

Schaumburg Golf Club is open with strict safety guidelines in effect. Read more here.

Parks and Playgrounds

Playgrounds are now open - please exercise caution and use at your own risk. Do not use playgrounds if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Please wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of social distance between yourself and others. Playground capacity is 50 patrons. If a playground is at capacity when you arrive, please come back at a later time. Playgrounds are not cleaned regularly. Please follow CDC guidelines and wash or sanitize hands frequently. Bison's Bluff will open July 10 to residents only. Learn more here.

Basketball Courts

Outside basketball courts are now open for use—social distancing guidelines must be followed.

Overall Operations

Like most organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastically negative impact on the Park District’s finances. Under regular operating conditions, program and membership fees account for approximately fifty percent of the District’s operating budget, while the other fifty percent comes from the District’s portion of local property taxes. We remain committed to good stewardship and accountability, and as such, the District has taken a number of difficult, but necessary steps to minimize operating costs, including temporarily reducing our workforce and eliminating 20 full-time positions. While we have some staff working to attend to core functions such as mowing grass, building maintenance, and customer service, we ask for your patience throughout this crisis. Some normal procedures including spraying for dandelions in parks and planting flowers at many of our facilities will not take place this summer as we focus on essential operations. If you need to reach us, please email hello@parkfun.com or call 847-985-2115 between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Refunds and Credits

We've had several questions regarding refunds and credits. Please review the information below:  

Memberships: Fitness Center members who prepaid their membership will have their membership extended for the length of the closure. For example, if we are closed for two weeks, you will be granted a two-week extension on your membership. Moving forward, members who pay monthly will not be charged until fitness centers reopen.

Rentals and Parties: We are reaching out to all renters. If your party has been scheduled during this time, we will refund or reschedule your event without a cancellation or rescheduling fee.

Moving forward, KASPER, preschool and other programs with automatic billing will not be charged or billed during the closure.

All events that were scheduled to take place during the closure will be credited back to your Park District account. For refunds, click here.

If you have any questions regarding our refund policy, please email us at hello@parkfun.com or call 847-985-2115 during normal business hours.

Please note that the above mentioned refund practices are being offered temporarily during this special closure and are not our standard policies.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bison's Bluff open?
Bison's Bluff is open to residents only. Learn more.

Is the Dog Park open?
K-9 Dog Park is open.

Is The Water Works open?
The Water Works is open to members for lap swim only. Click here to learn more.

I've visited a Schaumburg Park District program or event and have been diagnosed with COVID-19, should I inform the Park District?
If a District member, participant or family member has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact us at 847-985-2115.

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