All About MAsks (6/9 update)

We continually review state guidelines regarding face masks for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, as well as for specific age groups.

Definition of "Fully Vaccinated"
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully-vaccinated individuals are defined as being at least two weeks past their second dose of either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two weeks past the required single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

We Trust You
Currently, the Park District does not track the vaccination status of our patrons and participants. By participating without a face mask in a Wilmette Park District program, lesson or activity, or visiting a Park District facility, you are verifying truthfully that you have been fully vaccinated. Regardless of your vaccination status, the Park District always encourages patrons and participants to wear a mask and social distance.

Our Commitment
We remain committed to the health and safety of our patrons, particularly our younger ones who are not currently eligible for a vaccine. Please be aware that our instructors (fully vaccinated or not) will wear masks when with participants in any program that involves children under 16 years old. While children ages 12-15 years old are now eligible to receive the vaccination, we acknowledge they may not be fully vaccinated for at least another month.

Here is a detailed explanation of our current mask policy:

When Outdoors (outdoor facilities & programs)...

...Fully Vaccinated Individuals ARE NOT required to wear a mask or social distance.
...Unvaccinated Individuals ARE required to wear a mask, when social distancing is not possible.

When Indoors (indoor facilities & programs)...

...All Individuals ARE required to wear a mask in common areas including entries/exits, lobbies, locker rooms, common bathrooms, and hallways.
...Fully Vaccinated Individuals ARE NOT required to wear a mask or social distance during classes, lessons and activities (unless participating with individuals under age 12), once you have arrived at the defined meeting place allotted for each individual program.
...Unvaccinated Individuals ARE required to wear a mask and social distance in classes, lessons and activities.

Specific Programs Requiring Masks for ALL:

The Governor's Executive Order states that individuals in schools, day care settings, and educational institutions should continue to follow separate guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Department of Family Services (DCFS), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This applies to the facilities and programs listed below:

  • Bus Transportation
  • C.A.R.E.
  • Preschool (Early Bird Care, Morning Preschool, Preschool Plus, Full-Day Preschool)
  • Summer Camps (see below for clarification)


Our current COVID-19 Mask Policy continues through the first camp session (through July 9):

  1. Outdoors: masks are optional - You will be asked if you want your child masked when outdoors when you fill out your Camper Information Form;
  2. On buses to the pool, beach or facilities - masks are required for everyone; and
  3. Indoors - masks are required for everyone.

As always, thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility as we collectively navigate this pandemic together.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Current Operations Within COVID-19 Restrictions

We know you may have several questions regarding our programming and protocols as we move into summer. Here are a few answers for you:

Which Wilmette Park District programs are running right now?
We're thoughtfully offering a wide variety of classes and events, always with your health our top priority. We encourage you to check our website often for updates, as programs continue to evolve.

How will I know which programs will be offered this summer? How do I register?
Summer 2021 program
information is available online. All summer offerings are listed on these pages and conveniently link directly to our registration portal. Browse our guide and plan ahead!

When does summer program registration open?
Summer program registration is currently open for Wilmette residents and non-residents.

Is the Summer Camp Guide available?
The Summer Camp Guide is available to view online, and registration is underway.

Can I still work out at Center Fitness Club?
Yes! Check the Center Fitness Club page for more information.

Are the Ice Rinks open for Public Skate?
Yes! Visit our Public Skate page to learn more!

How about outdoor tennis or pickleball?
Outdoor tennis courts are available (pickleball lines have been added to Hibbard and Maple courts); Reserve an outdoor court through

Is the Wilmette Tennis Club open? Can I still take tennis lessons?
Yes. To make a tennis court reservation, please call the Tennis Club Front Desk at 847/256-9676.

Is the Platform Tennis Club open?
Yes. Go to the Platform Tennis section for more information.

Are rentals available for parties or gatherings? Can we book a birthday party?
Yes, on a limited basis - contact the individual facility for details.

Are all parks open?
Wilmette Park District parks are all open, including playgrounds. Please click here to see the CDC's recommendations for staying healthy while visiting parks and playgrounds.

Are all facilities open?
All Wilmette Park District facilities are open! Please see below for a list of customer service desk hours and phone numbers:

Centennial Ice Rinks: 847-256-9666

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wilmette Tennis Club: 847-256-9676

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Community Recreation Center: 847-256-9686

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Center Fitness Club: 847-920-3900

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Administrative Offices: 847-256-6100

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

As always, thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility as we collectively navigate this pandemic together.


Village of Wilmette COVID-19 page