Special Notice

Dolton Park District’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

JULY 10th UPDATE

Outdoor rentals will not resume for the remainder of 2020. As a result, outdoor rentals will be cancelled and refunded.

 

JULY 7th UPDATE

Dolton Park District rentals will resumes on July 13th, following Center for Disease Control (CDC), and State of Illinois guidelines. For information regarding rental space and requirements please call (708) 841-2111 or email [email protected]

The Shaw Recreation Center will open tentatively on August 1st, with recreation activities following social distance guidelines.

 

JUNE 1st UPDATE

Boxing Dream and K-Fit Fitness are providing the Dolton Park District community with one free week of fun and interactive virtual fitness classes via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live. Classes will be held June 8th – 12th. For more information please visit our program page.

 

MAY 26th UPDATE 

Due to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home Order the Dolton Park district will remain closed until further notice. June programs are suspended, events postponed, and rentals cancelled and refunded.

 

MAY 5th UPDATE 

The playground adjacent to Franklin Elementary School was sanitized by Ironheart Drones.

To keep the residents of the Village of Dolton and children in the community safe, Dolton Park District’s Summer Camp 2020 has been cancelled. We are in the process of creating a Virtual Recreation Center. Boxing and Fitness classes will be introduced first allowing residents to enjoy FIVE FREE CLASSES for each program. More information forthcoming.

 

MAY 1st UPDATE

Governor J.B. Pritzker has put a requirement in place that all Illinois residents wear mask in public. Specifically, anyone older than two years of age. Individuals who cannot cover their faces for medical reason are exempt from wearing the face mask.

While the Dolton Park District is still closed, we ask that all the vendor and contractors adhere to the face mask and social distancing requirement.

 

APRIL 24th UPDATE 

Due to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home Order the Dolton Park district will remain closed until further notice. May programs are suspended, events postponed, and rentals cancelled and refunded.

 

APRIL 13th UPDATE 

Until further notice Dolton Park District Board Meetings will be held virtually using Zoom. Participants can remote in at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.

For assistance with access to remote meetings held via ZOOM, please email [email protected] Participants will be provided the link to join the ZOOM meeting and they will be able to participate during the “Public Comments” portion of the meeting. For ease, participants may also email their comment prior to the start of the meeting time and the comment will be read aloud on their behalf during the meeting. Send comments to [email protected]

Virtual Board Meeting
PLATFORM: ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/5312579102
MEETING ID: 5312579102
PASSWORD: 1927

 

APRIL 9th UPDATE 

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, including guidance from medical professionals, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Illionis Department of Public Health (IDPH), National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA), and Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).

While the Dolton Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and leisure opportunities for the health and wellbeing of the community, it saddens us to report that our facilities will be closed until further notice.

The Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners are taking this situation seriously and feel it would be in the best interest of the residents and community we serve by extending the closing of facilities to minimize the opportunity for the coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread throughout the Dolton Park community.

As a result, all April programs are suspended, events postponed, and rentals cancelled and refunded. We strongly encourage everyone to follow the Stay-At-Home order and only leave their homes when absolutely necessary.

We have diligent employees working remotely to assist with questions and concerns regarding rentals, programs, and events. We ask that you please send detailed emails to [email protected] and allow at least 24 hours for a response.

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

 

Cleo D. Jones
Dolton Park District Board President

 

MARCH 14th UPDATE 

On behalf of the Dolton Park District community, I am reaching out to assure you that the safety and well-being of our customers and employees remain our highest priority. The Dolton Park District provides recreation and leisure opportunities for the wellbeing of the community so, we want to be transparent about the decisions being made in relation the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, including guidance from medical professionals, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Illionis Department of Public Health (IDPH), National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA), and Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, we are taking extra precautions. The Dolton Park District will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020 for a thorough cleaning of all facilities and equipment. However, voting will still take place in the Main Field House on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and District 205 Lunch Pickup will take place in the Commissioners Building from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For now, all rentals will continue as planned. Please be mindful group gatherings are not allowed to exceed 250 people. Renters will be notified if anything changes. All youth, adult, and senior programs and events have been postponed until further notice. Once the Park District reopens extra health and safety measures will be put in place in consideration of this evolving matter.

The Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners are taking this situation seriously and feel it be in the best interest of the residents and community we serve by closing the facilities to minimize the opportunity for the coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread throughout the Dolton Park community.

We understand the inconvenience of this decision for all that are involved, but please rest assured it is for the greater good of the community and we are doing everything possible to maintain a safe and clean environment. We will continue to follow the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on a local and national level and make updates as decisions are made regarding programs and facilities at the Dolton Park District.

Please join our email list to received regular updates as they occur and continue to monitor the website and social media platforms. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns as it relates to the Dolton Park District please email us at [email protected] and allow at least 24 hours for a response.

We appreciate every member in our community and thank you for your patience and
understanding.

 

Cleo D. Jones
Dolton Park District Board President