If your child is allergic to certain foods please call the program supervisor or manager upon confirmation of registration.

Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in District programs and activities. All persons registering for District programs/activities, Participants in District events, or using District property thereby agree that any photograph or video taken by the District may be used in District publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites operated by the District), and the District’s website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation to you. All photos and videos are property of the District.

Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Guidelines have been developed to help make our programs safe and enjoyable for all.

The Park District does not carry medical or accident insurance for program participants – the costs would make program fees prohibitive. Please review your own personal health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family have the proper coverage.

Park District services, programs and activities are subject to all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Park District will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate participation. If you have any suggestions on how to improve our recreational programs, or are an individual with disabilities or special needs, please call 847.831.3810. Those who use the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the Park District at 847.579.3150.

For each program at the Park District, there’s a minimum number of registrations needed before a class can run. Most teachers are paid per class period, not per student. So if enough people don’t register, the Park District loses money – your money. In addition, we like to keep the student/teacher ratio low to ensure you get a high quality program. In order to determine adequate registration and to avoid disappointment, we highly encourage you to register early (at least seven days prior to the first date the class is held). When a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment a full refund will be issued.

As a courtesy, the Park District provides a receipt to confirm your registration status once a purchase is completed. If registering in-person, you will receive a printed receipt. If registering online, you will receive an emailed receipt upon successful completion of your online transaction. Please check your spam mail if you do not receive a confirmation in your inbox. If you do not receive confirmation of your registrations, it is your responsibility to contact the Park District prior to the first day to verify your registration status. Please provide us with the program number when you call so that we can quickly assist you.

At the Park District of Highland Park, we are committed to providing the public with high quality recreation programs. Our residents are important to us and we feel they deserve quality at all times. We are so confident that our recreation programs provide high quality and enjoyment that we are backing it with a policy called the Good Time Guarantee. Our promise and policy are as follows: The Park District of Highland Park will give you a full refund if requested by the beginning of the third class if you are unsatisfied with the quality of instruction, your child’s inability to adapt emotionally in the class, or the skill level is not appropriate for the participant.

Guidelines

  1. Participant must attend the first two classes of the program.
  2. The Good Time Guarantee Refund Form must be filled out appropriately and received prior to the third class meeting. Forms are available at the front desk of all Park District facilities. The Park District will not fax, mail or email copies. Upon receiving your completed form before the third class we will process a full refund of your paid fees. This applies to programs six weeks or more in length.

This policy applies to recreation classes only. A recreation class is defined as a program where Park District personnel teach activities or skills over a period of six or more class periods. This policy does not apply to season memberships or passes, special events, basketball, baseball, picnic permits, camps or programs less than five weeks.

We do not want a program fee to be a deterrent to highland Park or Highwood families from participating in our programs.    If you are a Highland Park or Highwood resident experiencing financial hardship, please email scholarships@pdhp.org or call 847.579.3101 to speak with our staff about available scholarship opportunities.

Our SMILE Grant-In-Aid Program is available to qualifying Highland Park families needing financial assistance. A SMILE application form requesting detailed financial information is available at Park District facilities or online 2022 SMILE Grant-In-Aid Application Packet (English)/2022 SMILE Grant-In-Aid Application Packet (Spanish).

Our FYI (Foundation Youth Initiative) Grant-in-Aid Program is available to qualifying Highwood families and can help cover up to 50% of camp program fees.  For more information and to apply for an FYI camp scholarship, please call 847.579.3101 or email scholarships@pdhp.org.

All scholarships are awarded based on the need and availability of funds. Upon submission of a grant request, families will be notified in 15 working days of their status.  All scholarships and inquiries regarding financial aid are completely confidential. 

Resident seniors, 65 and over, are entitled to 15% off the regular registration fee for recreation programs and must show their ID. This does not include excursions, contractual programs, activities at special facilities or special workshops and events.