As of Saturday, July 31, data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that Lake County is now experiencing substantial community transmission of COVID-19. The Lake County Health Department now urges individuals and businesses to follow CDC guidance and wear face masks in indoor public spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Lake County communities.
For our residents’ health and safety, and to align with Lake County and CDC guidance, beginning Tuesday, August 3, face masks will be required in all Park District of Highland Park indoor facilities regardless of vaccination status. Those indoor facilities where masks are required at all times include the Recreation Center of Highland Park, Deer Creek Racquet Club, Sunset Valley clubhouse, Hidden Creek bathhouse, West Ridge Center, Heller Nature Center, and Centennial Ice Arena. Signs will be posted at all facilities as a reminder to patrons.
The Park District guidelines will remain the same for our outdoor facilities and programs as follows:
We appreciate our community’s understanding and cooperation as we work together to navigate these challenging times. The Park District will continue to work with state, county, and local authorities. Always, your health and safety are our top priority, and we will keep you updated as the situation evolves.
For more information on the CDC and Lake County guidelines, click here.
Due to Lake County now experiencing substantial community transmission of COVID-19, the Lake County Health Department now urges individuals and businesses to follow CDC guidance and wear face masks in indoor public spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Lake County communities. See below for details:
Outdoor Facilities and Programs
Indoor Facilities and Programs
Currently, the Park District is not tracking patrons and participants for vaccinations. By participating in a Park District program, lesson, or activity or visiting an outdoor Park District facility without a face mask, you are verifying truthfully that you have been fully vaccinated.
You are considered fully vaccinated:
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
For your continued safety, certain guidelines will remain in place at some of our facilities. For facility-specific guidelines and other information click on the facility links below:
If guidelines change, we will update you accordingly. If you have any questions about how this will affect your participation in a program, please contact your program manager.
Our staff works with our local, state, and federal authorities with the primary goal of keeping our customers, residents, and staff safe and healthy. Updates are provided on this website, on the Park District Facebook page, and via email. To subscribe to our emails, click here.
Remember to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID -19, consistently follow the Lake County Health Department guidelines:
If you have any COVID-19 questions, call the Illinois COVID-19 hotline at (800) 889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also want to consider signing up for updates from the Lake County Health Department at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4420/COVID-19-Updates.
As the local, state, and national landscapes continue to evolve, the Park District will remain vigilant and continue to keep you informed.