Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations Update

Thu November 19, 2020

Dear Residents,
As the state moves into Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations, we wanted to provide the community with an update on the services of the Crystal Lake Park District as a result of this new direction effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01 am. While the new guidelines further impact Crystal Lake Park District programs and services, they are the safest and most responsible way for us to serve our community. Please see below for an update on specific areas of interest.
Staff will communicate directly with program participants via phone or email about modification, suspension, cancellation, or a virtual option for registered programs and events scheduled to take place from November 19 –December 15. All programs unless virtual, will pause until further notice. The two exceptions are the Barlina House Preschool program which will continue normal operations and the Extended Time Virtual learning program.
Park and Playgrounds
Parks and playgrounds will remain open. Visitors to these areas are asked to observe a minimum of 6 feet social distancing and to wear face coverings. 
Park Amenities
  • Basketball courts are open weather and/or compliance dependent and limited to groups of 10 or less. No competitive play. Face coverings are required.
  • Hound Town Dog Park at Lippold Park is open to members. Face coverings are required while inside the park.
  • Lippold Park Skate Park is limited to 10 participants or less. If there is a wait, patrons must limit their usage to one hour from the time they arrive. Face coverings are required. The park will remain open weather and/or compliance dependent.
  • Sled Hills will be open weather dependent. Social distancing and face coverings are required
  • Ice Skating at Main and West Beaches will be open weather dependent. Social distancing and face coverings are required
Administration Building – will remain open during normal business hours.
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -5 pm
Wednesday, 5-6:30 pm (drive thru only)
Drive Up Window Drop Off Services
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-Noon
After Hours: a drop off box is located next to the drive up window
The Racket Club – will be open for private lessons, advanced reservations for singles only and permanent court time users. Details are available by contacting The Racket Club directly at (847)658-5688. Group lessons will pause until further notice.
Nature Center – closed
Colonel Palmer House – closed
Facility Rentals – facility rentals are not available at this time. Reservations for future dates can still be made at this time. Renters who are affected by the new mitigations will be contacted by staff
Field Rentals – fields are available to rent for groups of 10 or less. Masks are required to be worn at all times
Special Events – Please check the Crystal Lake Park District website at www.crystallakeparks.org for updates on special events.
Winter-Spring Activity Guide
Release of the Winter/Spring Digital Activity Guide 2021 which includes programs running mid-December thru May is scheduled for December 2. The digital format will allow updates as soon as we are made aware of any changes to operations.
Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated as we all work together to move forward during these challenging times. Be safe and Happy Thanksgiving!