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Update: May 25, 2021

If you are fully vaccinated, facial coverings are optional. By entering the facility and/or participating in programs without a face covering, you are verifying truthfully
that you have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after the full course of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination.
Please continue social distancing of at least 6 feet whenever possible. Facial coverings remain mandatory if you are not fully vaccinated.

Update: May 17, 2021

On Fri, May 14, Governor Pritzker announced the movement of the entire state into the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The Bridge Phase allows for expanded capacity limits for businesses and gatherings before the state moves to a full reopening in Phase 5. Barring any significant reversals in key COVID-19 statewide indicators, Illinois could enter Phase 5 as soon as Friday, June 11.

The Crystal Lake Park District is committed to providing quality programming in a safe environment. We will continue to follow the most recent guidelines from the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure the safest environment possible for customers and staff.

Bridge to Phase 5 will allow for higher capacity limits and increased business operations, including:

  • Dining: maintains at least 6 feet between tables and parties of 10 or less, but increases standing area capacity to 30% indoors and 50% outdoors
  • Health and fitness, offices, personal care, retail/service counter: increase from 50% capacity to 60% capacity
  • Amusement parks: increase from 25% to 60% capacity
  • Festivals and general admission outdoor spectator events: increase from 15 to 30 people per 1,000 square feet
  • Meetings/conferences/conventions: increases to lesser of 1,000 people or 60% capacity (previously dependent on venue capacity)
  • Museums: increase from 25% capacity to 60% capacity
  • Recreation: indoor, increase to lesser of 100 people or 50% capacity; Outdoor, maximum groups of 100, multiple groups permissible
  • Social events: indoor up to 250 people; Outdoor up to 500 people
  • Theaters/performing arts: increase to 60% capacity
  • Zoos: increase to 60% capacity

For all programs: The Crystal Lake Park District will follow current mask use guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. We ask that park visitors and program participants follow current physical distancing guidelines. Please remember to practice good hygiene and sanitize hands appropriately. Stay home if you're not feeling well.

Based on the above capacity guidelines, the Crystal Lake Park District beaches, camps, programs and facilities will operate as follows:

Administrative Office: Continued regular hours of operations.

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -5 pm

Drive Up Window Drop Off Services

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-Noon

Saturdays, 9:30 am-Noon (April-Aug)

Fitness: Maximum registrants increased relating to individual room capacity.

Dance, Indoor Youth Athletics, Art: Maximum registrants increased relating to individual room capacity.

Summer Concerts in the Park: Capacity of 30 people per 1000 sq feet allows for typical summer concert series operations, swimming area remains open during concerts.

Grand Oaks Active Adult Center: Reservations still recommended but capacity increases to 60% of capacity for drop-n activities.

Summer Camps: Because the majority of campers are not vaccinated and the State guidance for camps has not changed, masks are still required for both staff and campers at this time. Barlina House Preschool Camp will follow camp guidelines.

The Racket Club: No facility operational changes from current phase, all outdoor pickleball and tennis courts remain open for public, 9 am-dusk, 7 days/week.

The Nature Center: Increase to 60% capacity.

Expanded hours of operation, beginning June 1

7 days/week, 10 am-5 pm

Colonel Palmer House: Increase to 60% capacity, 21 people max inside the home.

Regular hours of operation

Tu-Fr, 11 am-5 pm, Sat, 10 am-4 pm

Main Beach Pavilion Rentals: Indoor capacity adjusted to 250 people

Other Facility Rentals (West Beach, Grand Oaks, Woodscreek Bldg, Spoerl Park, Rotary Bldg): Increase to 60% of building capacity.

Lippold Park Family Golf Center: No facility operational changes from current phase.

Spring Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 3:30-8 pm

Sat & Sun:9 am-8 pm

Summer Hours of Operation (May 29-Aug 29, 2021)

Sun-Th: 9 am-9 pm

Tu: Noon-9 pm

Fri & Sat: 9 am-10 pm

Main Beach: open to residents and non-residents, season passes available

Beach Hours of Operation

Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake

Pre-Season Beach Hours of Operation

Sat, May 29-Mon, May 31: 9 am-Dusk

Tu, Jun 1-Fri, Jun 4: Noon-Dusk

Regular Season Beach Hours of Operation

June 5-Aug 12 (7 days/week): 9 am-Dusk. Main Beach is closed for ticketed special event on Aug 13.

West Beach: open to residents and non-residents, season passes available

West Beach, 2330 Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake

Pre-Season Beach Hours of Operation

Sat, May 29-Mon, May 31: 10 am-7 pm

Tu, Jun 1-Fri, Jun 4: 3-6 pm

Regular Season Beach Hours of Operation

June 5-Aug 13 (7 days/week):10 am-7 pm

We encourage residents to follow the District's social media sites and website for the most current information. We also recommend residents sign-up for the Crystal Lake Park E-Newsletter if they haven't already done so. Subscribe at tinyurl.com/SubscribeCLPDConnect

For more information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the following links:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

McHenry County Health Department (MCDH)

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

As always, your continued understanding, patience and support is valued and appreciated.

We encourage residents to follow the District's social media sites and website for the most current information. We also recommend residents sign-up for the Crystal Lake Park E-Newsletter if they haven't already done so. Subscribe at tinyurl.com/SubscribeCLPDConnect

For more information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the following links:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

McHenry County Health Department (MCDH)

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

As always, your continued understanding, patience and support is valued and appreciated.