March 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Steve Wilson
Executive Director
Wilmette Park District

Address: 1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL.  60091

Phone: 847-256-9617

Email: swilson@wilpark.org

Date: March 13, 2020

Wilmette Park District
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) daily and follow the recommendations of county and state health organizations, the safety of our patrons, participants, and staff is our top priority. Due to increased uncertainty, it is in the best interest of the community to suspend large gatherings and programs at Wilmette Park District facilities to actively participate with other local agencies in trying to curb community spread.

As of March 13, 2020, all Wilmette Park District programs have been canceled, and all facilities have been closed until further notice. Closures include the following:

  • Community Recreation Center
    Including Early Childhood Center of Wilmette
    Including Center Fitness Club
    Including Wilmette Gymnastics
  • Centennial Recreation Complex
    Including Wilmette Tennis Club
    Including Centennial Ice Rinks
  • Mallinckrodt Center
  • Lakeview Center
  • Wilmette Platform Tennis Club
  • Wilmette Golf Club 

We will continuously evaluate the situation and inform the community of any decisions made. Park District staff will apply a prorated refund to your Household Account once we resume to our normal hours of business.

Please note the following exceptions to facility closures:

  • Early voting at Centennial is still open. Hours are: Mar. 13, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Mar. 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Mar. 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Mallinckrodt will be open for day of polling on March 17, 2020.
  • Lakeview Center will be open for day of polling on March 17, 2020.

We recognize the seriousness of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our community. We urge all residents to follow the Center for Disease Control’s tips by staying home if sick; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering coughs and sneezes; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing hands with soap and water. For more information and recommendations, go to:

To stay informed with the latest updates and news, check our website or our Facebook page


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