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After reviewing our reopening guidelines, please see our Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page to answer any more questions your may have.

Playgrounds:

Streamwood Park District playgrounds are scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 30. Staff members are currently working to remove signs and reopen equipment. Please use caution and adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Please DO NOT USE playgrounds if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Maintain 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times when on playground.
  • Face coverings must be worn anytime social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Park capacity is 50 guests. If the playground is at capacity, please come back at a later time.
  • Playgrounds are not sanitized or cleaned regularly. Please follow Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and wash or sanitize hands frequently.

Shelters:

  • Shelters located at Sunny Hill Park and Hoosier Grove Park are now open and available for rentals. No shelter rentals allowed during Fourth of July Weekend (7/3-7/5). If you’d like to rent a shelter for a private event, please contact Recreation Manager Jake Larson at JLarson@spdcares.com.
  • All other shelters, pavilions, picnic tables, and benches are now open and open to the public with social distancing guidelines in place. 
  • Shelters, pavilions, picnic tables, and benches are not sanitized or cleaned regularly. Please follow Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and wash or sanitize hands frequently.

Athletic Fields:

  • Ballfields: rentals are available for practices ONLY until July 1. Starting July 1 ballfield rentals will be available for competitions and games. No ballfield rentals allowed during Fourth of July Weekend (7/3-7/5). Specific procedures must be followed by rental groups regarding group size(s) and social distancing guidelines.
  • Soccer Fields: rentals are available for practices ONLY. No soccer field rentals allowed during Fourth of July Weekend (7/3-7/5). Specific procedures must be followed by rental groups regarding group size(s) and social distancing guidelines.
  • If you’d like to rent a field, please contact Recreation Manager Jake Larson at JLarson@spdcares.com.

Athletic Courts: 

  • All basketball courts, futsal courts, and tennis courts are open to the public with social distancing guidelines in place. Face coverings are required for all play. All spectators and players waiting for a court must remain outside of the fence or court area until a court becomes available.
  • All sand volleyball courts remain closed due to annual maintenance. The courts will be formally opened up to the public soon.

Other Park Amenities:

  • The skate park at Sunny Hill Park is now open to the public with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • The outdoor fitness equipment at Jefferson Park is now open to the public with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Splash Pad at Sunny Hill Park remain closed.
  • Public restrooms are open. Restrooms will not be cleaned throughout the day, but will be locked and cleaned at night by our contractors.

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not enter any Streamwood Park District facilities or amenities. For more information on COVID-19 symptoms, please visit cdc.gov.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why did Streamwood Park District take longer to open up their parks compared to other park districts?

A: We do not want make rash or hasty decisions that could negatively impact our residents. All decisions made regarding openings or closures during the COVID-19 pandemic are guided by Illinois’ Restore Illinois response as mandated by Govenor Pritzker. The Phase 4 guidelines were released Monday, June 22, but the guidelines did not address reopening playgrounds. Initially, it was decided that all Streamwood Park District parks remain closed. On Friday, June 26, an executive order was released regarding that playgrounds may be reopened. Our staff came together to thoroughly discuss the measures that must be taken to reopen the playgrounds while maintaining the safety of our residents, and used Monday, June 29 to properly reopen all of our parks. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Q: Why are the playgrounds not being sanitized or cleaned?

A: Our park district has 47 parks that we oversee, with about 40 of those parks having some type of playground and/or seating areas. Because of COVID-19, we are operating on reduced staff, which means cleaning or sanitizing those parks every 60-90 minutes would not be practical. We ask all of our park guests to adhere to our social distancing guidelines to achieve safe and healthy park-going habits.