PARK DISTRICT INFORMATION
Policies, Ordinances & Disclaimers
Definition of Residency/The Fair-Share Concept
Anyone living within the geographic boundaries of the Wilmette Park District is considered a resident. Outside of the Wilmette geographic boundaries, this privilege is also extended to Kindergarten through Grade 8 students living in the geographic boundaries of Wilmette Public Schools District 39 or Avoca School District 37. Parents of these children are not eligible for resident fees. Wilmette residents, via property taxes, make financial contributions to the operation of the park system. A “Fair-Share” policy has been adopted to apportion an equalizing user fee to our non-resident participants so they contribute to the overall financing of the park system on an equitable basis.
The Wilmette Park District recognizes there are community residents who may suffer, at any time, from economic setbacks that might preclude their participation in Wilmette Park District programs. Through the generosity of our community and the Ouilmette Foundation, our Family Scholarship Fund allows us to offer assistance to Wilmette residents experiencing temporary financial difficulties. To learn more and apply for assistance, email Michelle Parson.
Individuals with Disabilities
Wilmette Park District is a partner with Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). NSSRA offers recreation, sport, cultural and social programs and events available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time and perhaps most importantly, friendship.
CLICK HERE for more information about our Disability Services and NSSRA.
Written Communications and Correspondence from the Public
The Wilmette Park District welcomes communications from its residents in all formats. When the communication is via email, and the intent of the resident is to have the communication included in the materials for the next public meeting, please email email@example.com. To download the full Policy for Written Communications and Correspondence from the Public, click here.
Also refer to the Conduct Ordinance, below
Statement of Purpose
All patrons are expected to abide by the following guidelines:
- Show respect, follow program rules and take direction from staff.
- Refrain from using abusive or foul language.
- Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to self, other patrons, or staff.
- Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities.
- Not possess any weapons or controlled substances.
- The consumption of alcohol is permitted only in approved facilities under specific guidelines existing at those facilities.
Reviewed by Committee : July 23, 2018
Approved : August 13, 2018
to download a copy of the Wilmette Park District’s Ordinance Regulating the Use of the Parks and Property Owned or Controlled by the Wilmette Park District.
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