We have updated the Wilmette Park District Mask Policy - please see below for our updated policy, as of 4/22/21.
- Participants are not required to wear face covering over their nose and mouth whenever actively exercising or participating in practices, scrimmages, or games.
- Participants are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth whenever not actively exercising or participating in practices, scrimmages, or games, i.e. along the sidelines, bleachers, benches, dugouts, entering and exiting the facility, on pool deck, setting up equipment, etc.
- Participants are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times (exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering). Face coverings can be either cloth masks or face shields (helmet bubbles).
We take your health, and the health of our community very seriously. Please check back frequently for updates and adjustments to our policies.
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 spring and 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 spring and summer? How do I register?
Spring 2021 program information is available on our brand new Explore! Online web pages. All spring offerings are listed on these pages and conveniently link directly to registration. Scan our pages and plan ahead!
Summer 2021 programs are also available online. All summer offerings are listed on these pages and conveniently link directly to registration. Scan our pages and plan ahead!
When does summer program registration open?
Tuesday, May 11 for residents
Tuesday, May 18 for non-residents
Are spring classes still open for registration?
Spring registration is open; many classes have already started.
Is the Summer Camp Guide Available?
The Summer Camp guide is available to view online, and registration is underway.
Do Early Childhood Center of Wilmette programs such as Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment continue to run?
Yes. Our Early Childhood programs are continuing. For more details and to learn more about how we are keeping safe, visit the Early Childhood section of our website.
Are After the Bell after-school programs running?
Yes. We are currently offering C.A.R.E. in compliance with Phase 4 restrictions.
Can I still work out at Center Fitness Club?
Yes. Capacity limits have been set, so advance timeslot registration is required. Personal training will also continue, and in-person/virtual group fitness classes are available. Check the Center Fitness Club page for more information.
Are the Ice Rinks open for Public Skate?
We are thrilled to open our doors for Public Skate once again. Midday times are available Tuesday through Sunday; reservations required. 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); reservations are not required off-season; however, if you prefer to reserve an outdoor court, you can do so through www.yourcourts.com.
Is the Platform Tennis Club open?
Yes, with group size restrictions. All players must wear a mask, even when playing. Class registration is underway; go to the Platform Tennis section of this site for info.
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.
How about music lessons?
Yes, in-person or virtual lessons are available from the Center for the Arts.
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?
The Park District is closely following recommendations from the Governor's office, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as it pertains to public parks and recreation activities and facilities. 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?
At this time, the Park District plans to keep all facilities open and operating with the necessary adjustments made to our programming. Please see below for a list of our facility 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.-9 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 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.-12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday & Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
As always, thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility as we collectively navigate this pandemic together.