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Updated answers to your questions about the Wilmette Park District's response to State of Illinois' new Phase 4-level restrictions

Our region has moved to Phase 4!
Now, we can open up registration for spring programs.

We know you may have several questions regarding spring programming, and about how we are adapting to the State of Illinois Phase 4 Restrictions overall. Here are a few answers for you:

Which Wilmette Park District programs are running right now?

We continue to run programs and events in compliance with Restore Illinois restrictions; currently, we are in Phase 4. Winter programs are currently running. We're thoughtfully designing new types of classes and events, always with your health our top priority. We encourage you to check our website often for updates, as programs continue to evolve.

How will I know which programs will be offered this spring? How do I register?

Spring 2021 program information is available on our all new Explore! Online web pages. All spring offerings are listed on these pages and conveniently link directly to registration. Scan our pages and plan ahead!

When does spring program registration open?

Tuesday, March 2 for residents
Tuesday, March 9 for non-residents

When do spring classes begin?

Monday, April 5

Is the Summer Camp Guide coming out soon?
The Summer Camp guide will arrive in March, with registration following shortly after on March 23 & 30. As we continue to navigate current guidelines, we are creating a variety of safe, compliant camp offerings for our community.

Do Early Childhood Center of Wilmette programs such as Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment continue to run?
Yes. Our Early Childhood programs are continuing. For more details and to learn more about how we are keeping safe, visit the Early Childhood section of our website.

Are Beyond the Bell after-school programs running?
Yes. We are currently offering C.A.R.E. in compliance with Phase 4 restrictions.

Can I still work out at Center Fitness Club?
Yes. Capacity limits have been set, so advance timeslot registration is required. Personal training will also continue, and in-person/virtual group fitness classes are available. Check the Center Fitness Club page for more information.

Are the Ice Rinks open for Public Skate?

We are thrilled to open our doors for Public Skate once again. Midday times are available Tuesday through Sunday; reservations required. Visit our Public Skate page to learn more!Will outdoor ice skating be available?

If the weather is nice, can we play golf?

The Wilmette Golf Course is closed for the season. When weather permits, the driving range may open. Check golfwilmette.com for up-to-date Golf status.

How about outdoor tennis or pickleball?
Outdoor tennis courts are available (pickleball lines have been added to Hibbard and Maple courts); reservations are not required off-season; however, if you prefer to reserve an outdoor court, you can do so through www.yourcourts.com.

Is the Platform Tennis Club open?
Yes, with group size restrictions. All players must wear a mask, even when playing. Class registration is underway; go to the Platform Tennis section of this site for info.

Is the Wilmette Tennis Club open? Can I still take tennis lessons?
Yes. The new Phase 4 restrictions allow for doubles and Permanent Court Time play to resume! Remember to wear your mask, even during play. To make a tennis court reservation, please call the Tennis Club Front Desk at 847/256-9676.

How about music lessons?
Yes, in-person or virtual lessons are available from the Center for the Arts.

Are rentals available for parties or gatherings? Can we book a birthday party?
Yes, on a limited basis - contact the individual facility for details.

Are all parks open?
The Park District is closely following recommendations from the Governor's office, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as it pertains to public parks and recreation activities and facilities. Wilmette Park District parks are all open, including playgrounds. Please click here to see the CDC's recommendations for staying healthy while visiting parks and playgrounds.

Are all facilities open?
At this time, the Park District plans to keep all facilities open and operating with the necessary adjustments made to our programming. Please see below for a list of our facility customer service desk hours and phone numbers:

Centennial Ice Rinks: 847-256-9666

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wilmette Tennis Club: 847-256-9676

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Community Recreation Center: 847-256-9686

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Center Fitness Club: 847-920-3900

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Administrative Offices: 847-256-6100

  • Monday & Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

As always, thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility as we collectively navigate this pandemic together.


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