July 21, 2020

Wilmette Park District

Centennial Family Aquatic Center Update

THE WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CENTENNIAL FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER WILL BEGIN OFFERING PUBLIC SWIM TIME BLOCKS IN THE ACTIVITY POOL ON JULY 24. Our Aquatics Staff have prepared regulations following guidance from state and local health organizations to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff. Please see below for the new 2020 policy and procedures for Public Swim at Centennial Pools.

Public Swim Details:

Opening Day is Friday, July 24. Public Swim is available in the Activity Pool only, and no slides will be available.

  • Time Blocks available Monday-Sunday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3-5 p.m.; 6-8 p.m.
  • Fees: Resident – $11 / Non-Resident – $18 (under 2 years of age free) per time block
  • Online reservations may be made up until one (1) hour before scheduled start time
    • Residents may make reservations seven (7) days in advance
    • Non-residents may make reservations five (5) days in advance
  • Daily admission is available for purchase based on availability. Daily admissions will be processed on a first come, first served basis starting fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled time block start
  • We are not offering 2020 pool season memberships. Registration is pay as you go by time block and per person

Public Swim Reservations:

2-Hour Time Block Reservations, may be made online starting on 7/22/2020 at 9 a.m. You must have a Wilmette Park District account in order to make a time block reservation.

  • Participants must have a WebTrac user name and password to make a reservation. All WebTrac accounts must include each family member, including those under 2 years of age, in their household prior to making a reservation. In order to expedite your reservation process, please login and review your account now. If you have registered for a Wilmette Park District activity, camp, membership, or event, in the past, you already have a WebTrac username and password. Please do not create a duplicate account. If you cannot recall either username or password, use the links below along with the email address used for past registrations.
  • Residents who do not have an existing Wilmette Park District account will need to show proof of residency at a customer service desk in order to complete the setup of their account and be eligible for resident rates. Avoid the rush – create your Wilmette Park District account now and have an easy time signing up for Public Swim.
    • Front Desk associates are available for in-person assistance at the following locations:
      • Centennial Ice Rink - Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
      • Community Recreation Center - Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
      • Administrative Offices - Monday & Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • To make a Public Swim Time Block Reservation, please use our online system at: https://register.wilmettepark.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?interfaceparameter=1&module=AR&primarycode=915001&search=yes#arwebsearch_group2

Public Swim Cancelations & Refunds:

To cancel a public swim reservation, you must email your cancelation request to registration@wilpark.org or call Centennial Family Aquatic Center at (847) 256-9680 no less than one (1) hour prior to scheduled time block with the following details:

  • Requested cancelation date and time block
  • Last name and first name for each person being canceled

Cancelations must be received no less than one hour before the reservation start time in order to allow others the opportunity to reserve the spot.

  • Cancelation requests that do not meet the required 1-hour minimum will not be processed, and will forfeit the fee
  • If the Centennial Family Aquatics Center is open and an individual elects not to attend their time block (and does not cancel their reservation in advance), the individual will not be eligible for a refund or credit and will forfeit the fee
  • If the Centennial Family Aquatics Center closes due to inclement weather, individuals will receive a full refund for the impacted time block

Public Swim COVID-19 Specific Regulations:

  • No deck furniture available
  • Concessions will be closed
  • Outside food and water will be permitted at the pool during Summer 2020 season
  • Masks are required when entering and exiting the facility, and in the locker room
  • Locker rooms will be open; showers will be closed
  • Maximum capacity is 50 individuals per time block
  • Online reservation individuals may start the check-in process fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled time block start
  • Other traditional public swim regulations are listed at http://www.wilmettepark.org/aquatic-center

We will continuously evaluate the situation and inform the community of any decisions made. We recognize the seriousness of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our community. We urge all residents to follow the Center for Disease Control’s tips by staying home if sick; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering coughs and sneezes; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing hands with soap and water. For more information and recommendations, go to:

  • Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Center for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization

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