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Park Guidelines & Rules

For your safety and protection, the Hickory Hills Park District Board of Commissioners have established certain rules so that everyone may enjoy the park safely. You are required to comply with the following guidelines: All animals, with the exception of service animals, are prohibited in the parks. Violations are subject to a minimum $250 fine to a maximum or $20,000 fine. All service animals must be leashed.
Parks close according to posted signs.
The following are prohibited:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Golfing
• Barbecuing
• Drones/unmanned air crafts
• Driving on the grass or through the parks
• Feeding the water fowl

Please note that any violations may carry up to a $250 fine

 

Park Usage

Your family is welcome to play in the parks. Groups of 7 or more is considered a league and will need to get an athletic field permit. We do not allow setting up cones or painting lines, unless you have a permit. You may see our fields are not used at times. This is due to keeping the grass and ball fields looking good for park district programs and leagues.

• No picnic rentals
• No catered meals
• No grilling
• No pets
• No setting up of tables, chairs, inflatables, etc.
• Firearms are prohibited in any park, playground, and facility.
 

Athletic Field Permits

A permit is necessary for any formal or informal use of 7 or more people using our athletic fields. Permits will be issued according to availability beginning March 1, but not confirmed until April 1. For details on athletic fields call 708-598-1233 ext 0. There are no picnic or park rentals/permits.
 

Skate Park Rules

  • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. till Dusk.

  • Do not use if equipment is broken or wet. Contact H.H.P.D. Maintenance Dept. at 598-1233 ext 7.

  • Skaters are responsible for inspecting equipment prior to use to ensure that
    is has not been vandalized and is safe for skating.

  • Helmets, knee & elbow pads, wrist guards are required while skating.

  • No ramps, boxes, etc. may be brought into the park.

  • NO GLASS in any form allowed.

  • No alcohol, drugs or tobacco allowed.

  • All participants will refrain from acting in any manner which may cause or
    contribute to death or injury to themselves or any other persons.

  • All participants will act within the limits of their ability and the/purpose of the equipment used.

  • Participants are allowed to skate only inside the facility.

  • Profanity, fighting or any disorderly conduct will result in expulsion from the skate park.

  • Graffiti of any kind is not allowed, this includes but not limited to stickers, markers or spray paint.

  • All participants will maintain control of their equipment while skating.
    The park district is not responsible for lost/stolen equipment.

  • Climbing fence to gain access is strictly prohibited. Violators will be subject to arrest.

  • If rules are not followed H.H.P.D. may elect to temporarily or permanently close the park.

  • No bikes allowed in court area.

  • Park will be closed during inclement weather.

Basketball Court Rules

  • No alcoholic beverages

  • No roller blades, skateboards, or bikes allowed

  • No profanity

  • Hanging on rims or dunking is prohibited

  • Loud music is prohibited

  • Do not relieve yourself on grounds

  • Be courteous when others are waiting

  • Court closes at dusk

  • Violations of these rules may result in the closing of the courts

Tennis Court Rules

  • Hours: 9 a.m. till 10 p.m.

  • Smooth soled shoes only

  • Park sponsored programs have priority

  • No bikes, skateboards or rollerblades on courts

  • No food or drinks in court area

  • When others are waiting please limit play to one hour

In-Line Skating Rules

CAUTION: In-Line skating is a high risk recreational activity with inherent
risks of serious injury.  Skate at you own risk.

  • Hours: 9 a.m. till  Dusk

  • Protective equipment required

  • Hockey balls only - NO pucks

  • Always skate under control

  • No food or drinks in court area

  • Park District programs have priority

  • If others are waiting be courteous and limit time to one hour

Lightening Warning System

The park district’s lightning warning system will be on April thru October. The system warns park users if lightning is in the area.  The system is operational at Kasey Meadow, Krueger and Martin Parks.  If you hear a horn blast, this is your warning to take cover immediately.  Play should be suspended until the all-clear signal is heard:  The all-clear signal will be three short 5-second blasts. This system is mechanical and may malfunction.  Always use common sense, if you hear thunder or see lightning do not wait for the system to activate.  Take cover immediately! When planning outdoor activities it is advisable to check the weather forecast. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Park Watch

We need your help in keeping the parks clean, safe, and free of vandalism.  If you find any broken equipment, or have any other safety concerns about the facilities, please contact the park district at (708) 598-1233.  If you see vandalism occurring in the parks, please contact the police department at 598-1313.  The park district is committed to providing a safe place for recreational activities and would prefer to enhance the quality of the parks rather than replace vandalized equipment.  Thank you for your support in our efforts to provide the residents of the park district with quality park sites and facilities.

Geese

Ducks and geese naturally feed upon aquatic plants, grains, insects and sometimes fish.  Problems arise when they are fed unnatural foods.  Please do not upset the delicate balance of nature – DO NOT FEED THE GEESE.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Hickory Hills Park District complies with the ADA and will make reasonable accommodations to enable people with disabilities to participate in and enjoy recreation programs.  If you have any questions about the Park District's compliance, please call us at (708) 598-1233.

Donate Land

If you are interested in donating your property or land to the Hickory Hills Park District please call Jennifer Fullerton at 708-598-1233.  Thank You

Refund Policy

• Refund requests for any class MUST be made Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at least 48 hours prior to the program’s second meeting. You will be charged for classes that you attend, or were scheduled for, plus and Administration fee. After the program’s second meeting, no refund will be issued.
• An administrative fee will be assessed on all refunds requested by check. If you wish to leave your refund as a household credit just let us know. This will save you the administrative fee.
Refunds for special events and trips will be issued only if cancelled by the Park District.
• There will be a 30-day waiting period on all refunds. All refunds will be mailed. No cash or credit card refunds will be given.
•Refund/prize money checks not cashed within 180 days will be voided & considered a donation to the park district.
• T-shirts/Uniforms issued in a program cannot be returned/refunded for any reason.
• All deposits are non-refundable except when programs are cancelled by the park district.
• Any refunds totaling $10 or less will automatically be applied to your household account unless the park district cancelled the program.
• No refunds will be issued if you owe a balance (this includes
preschool & dance balances).
• If you paid for a friend or family member and are requesting a refund, the refund will be made out to participant not the payee.
 

Child Pick Up Policy

Children whose parents fail to pick them up by the specified time will be taken to the office until parents arrive.  If a child is not picked up within 10 minutes, the park district will contact the child’s emergency phone number.  If the park district cannot  reach anyone, the child will be held until closing time or for a maximum time of two hours, whichever comes first.  There will be a $5.00 late fee assessed for every 10 minutes you are late picking up your child (ren) after class.  All fees must be paid in cash before your child can continue in the class or register for any future classes.  If no one on the contact list can be contacted at closing time of the building, or by the maximum time limit of two hours, the police will  be contacted and your child will be taken into protective custody until a parent or guardian can be notified.  Once under police jurisdiction, the park district is not responsible for any legal ramifications.  If you are late and the building is closed, and you are unable to reach park district staff:

Contact the people on your emergency form to verify whether or not any of them have your child.

Call the police if you cannot locate your child. (598-1313)

More than two late pick-ups may result in your child being dropped from the program.  No refund will be given.

Parent’s Attendance In Class

Parents are asked not to attend their child’s class unless invited by the instructor. Our instructors welcome the opportunity to discuss concerns with parents before or after class, time permitting. We have found that parent and/or siblings distract from the quality of instruction. It is of equal importance that children have quality leisure time with their peers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Behavior & Discipline Policy

The Hickory Hills Park District has a formal discipline policy for disruptive behavior during programs/classes.  You may obtain a copy from the office.

The Hickory Hills Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant and or volunteer for disruptive behavior.  Participants and volunteers are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times.  The following guidelines were developed to make park district programs safe and enjoyable for all participants.  Additional rules may be added at the discretion of the park district. 

Staff, participants and volunteers shall:

  • Show respect for each other

  • Refrain from using foul language

  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants, staff or volunteers

  • Show respect for equipment and facilities

Insurance

The Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible.  Participants and parents or guardians registering their children in recreation programs must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreation activities.  The park district continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions. Please recognize that the Park District does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs.  The cost of this insurance would make program fees prohibitive.

Safety and Miscellaneous Information

To insure the safety of the children, we ask you to drop-off and pick up your child (ren) promptly when classes are over.  Also, please instruct your child (ren) to wait inside the building for you when class is over.  Any child under the age of 10 must be pick up by a parent or older sibling. Parents are asked not to remain in their child (ren) classes after the program begins.

Due to insurance regulations, children are not allowed in adult classes with parents. The Park District is not responsible for children left unsupervised while parent attends class.

A NO SMOKING POLICY is in effect at both recreation centers.

LATE FEES: A late fee will be charged for any child picked up 10 minutes after class ends. (See Child pick up policy)

The Park District is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Typographical Errors

All typographical and printing errors are subject to correction.

New Arrival to your family

Are congratulations in order? The Park would like to deliver a very special bib to your newborn son or daughter.  To receive the gift, simply call the Park District Office at 598-1233, informing us of your new arrival. We’ll send the gift directly to your home! CONGRATULATIONS!

Brochure Distribution

The Hickory Hills Park District relies on the Moraine Valley Post Office for mail delivery of its seasonal brochures.  The Park District assumes no responsibility for mail delivery.  If for some reason you do not receive a brochure, please pick up one at Kasey Meadow Park, 8047 W. 91st Place or Krueger Park, 9100 S. 88th Ave. You may also view the current brochure at http://www.hhparkdistrict.org/pdf/Brochure/brochure.pdf.