The Skokie Park District in the Age of COVID-19

covidguidelinespicGuidelines & Facilities and Parks Status

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Skokie Park District is currently operating in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, allowing the district to open its parks, some of its facilities and to run many programs. In order that all park district users and district staff stay healthy and safe, the district has instituted the following safety measures (with some exceptions), recommended by the state and by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).

Masks
Nothing helps reduce coronavirus cases like wearing a mask over your mouth and nose. The district requires this in all of its open facilities, especially in cases where patrons cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

Social distancing
Whether indoors or outdoors, please maintain 6 feet of distance from anyone that does not shelter together in your home.

Self Screening
Per CDC guidelines, district users and staff  are required to stay home with COVID-19 symptoms including frequent coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, or recent loss of taste or smell.

Frequent Hand Washing or Sanitizing
Facility patrons and staff are required to wash their hands often, especially before eating and after contact with public surfaces, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Group Sizes
Gatherings of 50 people or more are not allowed during Phase 4. Many district programs limit class sizes even further according to the size of the room or area in which the class is held.

Cleaning
In addition to regular daily cleaning, all Skokie Park District facilities are aggressively disinfected, including doorknobs, rails and high touch areas. Open facilities also provide restrooms for hand washing, as well as hand sanitizers.

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Parks
Skokie Park District parks are all open, including playgrounds. As always, park courts, ballfields, shelters and restrooms are open only during warm weather seasons. Click the blue “Parks" tab above for a look at all district parks.

Programs
The district is currently running hundreds of programs and events. Click the blue “Programs” tab above for a look at all district programs or see our calendar of events here.

Facilities
Click each facility header below for more information and for specific programming information and COVID-19 guidelines. (Many facilities are open only for registered participants and for room rentals.)

Dammrich Rowing Center
Open only to rowing teams under contract. COVID-19 guidelines apply.

Devonshire Aquatic Center
Closed for the season.

Devonshire Cultural Center
Open to registered participants only and by appointment. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2400.

Devonshire Playhouse
Open to registered participants only. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2400.

Devonshire Preschool
Open to registered participants only. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2400.

Emily Oaks Nature Center
The visitor's center and restrooms are currently closed, except for scheduled programming and rental groups. COVID-19 guidelines apply. The nature trail is open. Call (847) 674-2500.

Exploritorium
Closed until further notice. 

Fitness First health club
Open to members by reservation only. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3500.

Kids First Babysitting at Weber
Closed until further notice.

Oakton Community Center
Open to registered participants only and by appointment. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2700.

Pooch Park
Open for members only. COVID-19 guidelines apply.

Skatium Ice Arena
Open to registered skaters, their instructors, and registered public session skaters. One non-skating parent or chaperone may accompany a child into the building. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2900.

Skokie Heritage Museum and Log Cabin
Open to registered participants only and by appointment. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3000.

Skokie Sports Park
Open seasonally with varying hours and COVID-19 guidelines according to activity. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3100.

Skokie Water Playground
Closed for the season.

Tot Learning Center
Open to registered participants only. Strict COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3400.

Weber Leisure Center and running track
Open to registered participants only and by reservation. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3500. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 2100 for Skokie Park District administrative matters.

Weber Park Golf Course
Open seasonally with varying hours. COVID-19 guidelines apply. Call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3100.

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