The safety of residents and patrons is the St. Charles Park District’s first priority.
Updates will be provided regularly on this web page for current information regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Thanks for your patience and understanding during this unpredictable and ever-changing time.
Based on the guidelines provided by the CDC, IDPH and DCEO as part of the governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, outlined below are the District’s operational procedures for facilities, park amenities and programs.
Restore Illinois Plan Phase 4
Effective June 26, 2020
Gatherings of 50 people or fewer
Physical distancing required
Face coverings encouraged
Baker Community Center
Open: M-F 8am-4pm
STC Underground Teen Center Open: T-F 2-8pm & Sa 12-8pm
Open: M-F 9am-12pm
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
Open: M-Sa 10am-4pm
Hickory Hideout Playground Closed
Norris Recreation Center
Open: M-Th 6:30am-8pm; F 6:30am-7pm; Sa 8am-6pm & Su 8am-3pm
Memberships Fees Resume July 6
Lap Swimming Available – Reservations Only • To register: email Ande Masoncup
Assume gates, fences and and equipment have not been disinfected. There is no practical way for staff to maintain a constant state of sanitation. Additional rules may be posted. Please follow all sign instructions on site. Follow carry in/carry out Leave No Trace trash etiquette.
Associate agreement indoor & outdoor usage activities including practices, drills, scrimmages, games and competitions are permitted while following physical distancing guidelines for groups of 50 people or fewer. Guidelines: click here
Available with modifications. More details: click here
Camps Pottawatomie and Nature camp activities are being offered both virtually and onsite this summer. For eActivities: click here For Summer Onsite Activities: click here
Park District staff have teamed up with Brain Chase to offer world-class challenges as we navigate virtually through escape rooms solving global mysteries. For details: click here
Available for groups of 50 people or fewer. Facility rentals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
NEW: Drive In Concerts – July 16-Aug 20 • To Register: click here
Dashes & Spokes Virtual Event – July 18-25 • To Register: click here
Fireflies & Friends – July 10 • To Register: click here
Primrose Palette – July 11 & Aug 8 • To Register: click here
Escape the Barn with the Bovine Bandit – Jul 24 • To Register: click here
Community Garage Sale – Jul 24 & 25 • To Register: click here
Pirate Adventure on the Fox – July 25 • To Register: click here
The St. Charles Park District will waive processing or administrative fees and refund any deposits for programs or rentals postponed due to COVID-19.
If you or a family member has registered for a program that has been cancelled, the Park District will credit your household account. This credit can be used at a later date. If you would like to request a refund, please email Registration Supervisor Cori Hedlund: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the District’s refund policy: click here
Along with other local agencies, the Park District is proactively taking measures to help reduce the spread of illness throughout the St. Charles community.
The CDC has advised taking these common sense precautions is the best approach to adopt such as:
Stay home if you are sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with your sleeve.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol if washing your hands with soap and water is not an option.
Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects in your home such as TV remotes, cell phones and computers.