Stay Informed: Coronavirus Information

This page serves at the central location for updates and guidance from the Arlington Heights Park District on the novel coronavirus COVID-19

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Posted at 3:00pm Monday, March 30

Share the responsibility, share our paths, open spaces, and share the fun! A message from new Executive Director, Carrie A. Fullerton.

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Posted at 4:35pm Friday, March 27

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY

Hello, this is Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes.

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, our Governor has issued a Stay-at-Home Order to help protect our community and all communities in the State of Illinois. It is critical that we all do our part to minimize the spread of the virus by taking this Order seriously.

Under the Governor’s Order, you can still leave your home to get groceries, medicine, and to get fresh air or exercise, but please maintain a 6 foot distance from others outside of your household. The Arlington Heights Park District has closed our local playgrounds and taken other measures to prevent large gatherings, but the parks do remain open. With our students home from school and spring weather approaching, we need the support of parents to ensure your children are following social distancing guidelines. In particular, we need everyone to remember the importance of not gathering in large groups whether in a park, anywhere outside, or in any place indoors. Staying 6 feet apart from others is critical to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.

With respect to other measures, our Police Department is responding to complaints regarding residents who may be violating the Stay-at-Home Order in public areas. Officers on patrol are also on the lookout to ensure that people practice social distancing. Please call 911 to report a problem, and do your part in being an example for others.

Making sacrifices today will help us stay healthy and return to normal as soon as we are able. On behalf of the Arlington Heights’ Village Board and staff, thank you for everything you are doing to keep yourselves, your families, and our community safe. We will get through this if everyone works together for the benefit of all.

Posted at 8:45pm Friday, March 20

Effective 5pm Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Arlington Heights Park District is temporarily suspending all operations and closing all facilities, playgrounds, and outdoor fitness equipment until April 7, 2020, with the exception of essential services (baseline maintenance of parks and facilities) in support of Governor Pritzker’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  It is our hope that this drastic measure will help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spreading throughout our community. 

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and the Park District is committed to following the state’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of the virus.

In a time like this, it is important to get out and get fresh air.  Our parks will remain open to take walks per the stay-at-home order issued Friday, March 20, 2020. If you choose to enjoy our parks, the Park District reminds you to follow CDC guidelines which call for social distancing. 

In the meantime, please follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and visit our website for a variety of Do-It-Yourself at home activities to keep having fun and to stay fit.  

During this time, if you should need to contact us, please visit ahpd.org and click on the “Contact Us” banner on the homepage.  We will strive to respond to your inquiries within 24-48 hours during normal business hours, Monday – Friday; 8:30am to 4:30pm.  You may also leave a message for us by calling our main phone number at 847-577-3000.

Our Summer Program Guide will be available online in April.  We look forward to returning to serving you and your families as soon as possible. 

Wishing you good health and the ability to find moments of joy in this time.


Posted at 5:35pm Wednesday, March 18

The park district realizes that this is a very uncertain time for everyone and would like to share our plan regarding programs and memberships.
 
MEMBERSHIPS: Members of Arlington Ridge Center, Heritage Tennis Club and Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club that have paid in full will have their memberships extended for the length of the closure. Their memberships will be adjusted accordingly when facilities reopen and billing resumes.

Monthly memberships paid via (Auto-Pay/EFT) will be suspended until the facilities reopen. The payments will resume once we reopen and will be extended or credited accordingly.
 
Children at Play Before and After School (CAP) and Preschool programs paid via (Auto-pay/EFT) will be suspended until the facilities reopen. The payments will resume once we reopen and will be extended or credited accordingly. Patrons who paid in full will be credited/refunded accordingly based on the length of closure. 
 
Golf Course Season Passes: Staff will be working with season pass holders to extend the membership or add to the value of the membership based on the length of the closure.
 
Permanent Court Time at Tennis Clubs: Permanent court time will be extended or credited based on the length of the closure.
 
Parties and Rentals: Will be rescheduled or refunded without a cancellation fee.
 
Events: All events that were scheduled to take place during the closure, are being refunded automatically at this time. You do not need to request a refund.
 
Programs: Currently, all programs are on hold. We are working on a plan to reschedule or cancel based on the reopening date. Accounts will be credited/refunded accordingly when we have more clarity on the duration of the closure.
 
If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact us through our website www.ahpd.org or call and leave a message at 847-577-3000.  We will do our best to respond to you Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm. We thank you for your patience and understanding and we value you as a customer and look forward to serving you again in the near future.
  
Please note that the above mentioned practices are being offered only during this special closure and are not our standard policies.


Posted at 1:20pm Tuesday, March 17

Due to Federal Covid-19 recommendations limiting gatherings to 10 or less, Canine Commons Dog Park will close at dusk on Tuesday, March 17 and remain closed until further notice.  

Memberships will be extended upon re-opening.  

For updates visit mpppd.org or ahpd.org

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Information:

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, these sites may be of service as a resource for obtaining the latest information:

» Click to Find a Park District Facility and Phone

» Center of Disease Control (CDC) Website - The CDC’s website provides resources, including status updates, Frequently Asked Questions, Information for Travelers and more. 

» Illinois Department of Public Health Website - The IDPH's website includes information specific to Illinois, tips on what you can do to keep healthy, and additional resources. 

We are responsible for our health, so please take good care of yourself by washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, avoiding large crowds of people, contacting your physician if you believe you have symptoms, exercising, and spending time outdoors.

» National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

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Latest Communications:

» Email: Regarding Programs & Memberships - 03-18-2020; 5:35pm

» Email: Regarding Facilities - 03-13-2020; 9:15pm

» Email: Regarding Programs - 03-13-2020; 4:30pm

» Email: Preventative Measures for COVID-19 - 03-02-2020; 3:45pm

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