Per the order issued by the Oak Park Health Department view here, effective Friday, August 6, 2021, the Park District of Oak Park will require all individuals (patrons and staff), regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a face covering in all indoor public settings. This includes inside all park centers, the Gymnastics and Recreation Center, Ridgeland Common Recreation Center, Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home, Oak Park Conservatory and Hedges Administrative Center. Signs will be posted on doors and face coverings must be on before entering any park center, facility, or historic property.
The Oak Park Health Department also recommends that “individuals wear a mask outdoors if they are not able to practice social distancing by maintaining at least a six (6) foot distance from other individuals not from the same household. This shall include playgrounds and other recreational spaces.” Please be advised that this includes pools, concerts and movies in the parks, and special events.
We will continue to monitor updates from the IDPH, CDC and the local health department and follow the guidance accordingly, as we have since the beginning of this pandemic.
In addition, the following safety protocols should continue to be followed:
- Stay home if you are sick until you are free of fever (100.4 F or greater) and any other symptoms have diminished for 24 hours
- Social distance whenever possible
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times together. Our focus remains on keeping patrons and staff safe.