Covid-19 Update: Masks at Crystal Lake Park District Programs and Facilities

Fri February 25, 2022

On February 9, Governor Pritzker announced plans to partially lift Illinois’ indoor mask mandate as of February 28, assuming state COVID metrics continue to decline.

As the Crystal Lake Park District has done throughout the pandemic, we will adhere to State requirements by implementing a mask optional approach within Park District programs, events, and facilities for participants, visitors, and staff, effective Monday, February 28. Prior to that date, all participants, patrons, and employees must still wear face coverings inside Park District buildings. Mask usage is still required at Barlina House Preschool as we follow Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) licensing guidelines.  

Despite many challenges over the past two years, the community has been responsible, respectful, and safe; adjusting, evolving, and adapting to the changing guidelines. As the Park District transitions to mask optional, our patrons are reminded and encouraged to continue to show respect and honor others’ personal choices about whether or not to wear a mask at Park District programs, events, and facilities.

The Park District has been diligent in our efforts to follow the Governor’s mandates and the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health officials, and retains the right to reinstate mitigation strategies should it become necessary.

Thank you for your ongoing patronage and continued patience and understanding as the Park District navigates these changes. As our procedures continue to evolve, we will share any potential procedure updates as quickly as it is safe and practical to do so. Please continue to refer to for the most current information and updates.