FAQs

How can I register for summer programs and camps?

  • OnlineClick here to register online
  • Mail-in – Mail in your completed registration form & payment to: Channahon Park District, 24856 W Eames Street, Channahon, IL 60410
  • Fax-in – Fax in your completed registration form & payment to 815-467-5677
  • Walk-in – We cannot accept in-person registrations until the shelter in place order is lifted.

 

Is the Park District going to run day camps this summer?
(Kinder Kamp, Camp Heritage and Teen Camp)

YES!!  We WILL be offering summer day camps (Kinder Kamp, Camp Heritage, and Teen Camp). Staff are reviewing the recently released guidelines from the state and will have more information available soon.  The following is what is set for camps:

  • Day Camps will begin July 6, and run Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • There will be no field trips (per Restore Illinois Plan, Day Camps Guidelines)
  • There will be no swim days (Tomahawk Aquatic Center will not open in 2020 & field trips are not allowed)
  • There will be a 5 days a week option only, we will not be offering a daily option
  • We will be unable to accept as many campers as we have in the past, registration priority will be to those on the deposit list (see deposit link below) in the order the deposit is received.
  • Those that have paid the deposit (see deposit link below) will be contacted the week of June 1 with more camp details and a deadline to register. If any spots remain registration will open up to all.

Click here to reserve your child’s spot in summer day camps with a $50 deposit.

 

Why are you not accepting registrations for summer day camps yet, but are accepting registrations for other summer programs & camps?
(Kinder Kamp, Camp Heritage and Teen Camp)
Because Kinder Kamp, Camp Heritage and Teen Camp require in-person registration due to the information that needs to be collected and given we are accepting $50 deposits to secure your child’s spot in camp while our facilities are closed. Click here to reserve your child’s spot in summer day camps.

 

Is Tomahawk Aquatic Center opening this summer?

Tomahawk Aquatic Center will not open this summer. This was a very difficult decision to make but based on the safety of our staff and patrons, it’s not feasible to open this facility. All guests that have already purchased season passes to Tomahawk Aquatic Center will be given the option to carry it over to the 2021 season or request a refund. If you’d like to carry the pass over to 2021 (and keep 2020 rates) you don’t need to do anything further.

 

What are the current fishing guidelines?
The Illinois Department of National Resources has the answer to that along with state parks and trails information.

 

Message from the Board of Commissioners & Staff at the Channahon Park District

May 22, 2020

This message is to update you on Park District operations hoping that you and your family are doing well and staying safe during this difficult time. This continues to be an unprecedented time for our community, state, and nation. The health and safety of our residents and guests continue to be our top priority.

When the Governor issued his first Stay-At-Home order, the Park District responded and closed non-essential operations in accordance with the Executive Order. As you know, Governor Pritzker extended that original Stay-At-Home order through May 30, 2020, and also released “Restore Illinois”, a 5 phased plan to reopen our state. Given this extension and phased Plan, the Channahon Park District will continue to provide modified services. All park district facilities, playgrounds, basketball courts, splash pad, skate park and other recreation facilities remain closed. Our parks and trails remain open and The Bluffs has tee times available for play. Social distancing is to be practiced at all times and facial masks are required if six feet of guest distancing cannot be achieved.

Due to this pandemic, the District has made difficult decisions regarding our events and facilities. It is with regret that I announce we have canceled our Independence Day Celebration on July 4th, 2020. There may be opportunities for us to provide new smaller events, but given the limits on crowds this large event is simply not possible. Additionally, Tomahawk Aquatic Center will not open this summer and Skateland Recreation Center will not offer open skates on Friday nights through the summer. This was a very difficult decision to make but based on the safety of our staff and patrons, it’s not feasible to open these facilities. All guests that have already purchased season passes to Tomahawk Aquatic Center will be given the option to carry it over to the 2021 season or request a refund.

A full listing of the status of our programs, services, and facilities can be found below. Please refer back to this site and our social media for further updates and information.

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff of the Channahon Park District, thank you for your patience and understanding. We consider it our privilege to serve you in parks and recreation. We are all anxiously awaiting the time when you can visit Arrowhead Community Center again, work out at Dimensions Fitness Center, participate in our programs, and play on the playgrounds. When that time comes, we will be here, and ready to provide you with memorable experiences in parks and recreation.

Stay safe and healthy!

Programs & Events Cancelled - UPDATED MAY 22

Added May 22
Programs: (start dates noted in parenthesis)
All Winter/Spring Recreation Dance Classes 
All Summer Recreation Dance Classes, including 1 day clinics
Synergy Mini Cheer, Dance & Pom Camp (June 11)
Princess Power Dance Camp (June 22, August 10)
JoJo Dance Party Dance Camp (June 15, July 20)
Tot Time Open Gym (June 10)
Guard Start (June 19)
All Swim Lessons

Events:
Independence Day Celebration

 

Added May 1
Programs:
Adult Cooking – 1980s Throwback Dinner (May 14)
Men’s Summer Basketball League (May 17)
Messy Play (May 22)
Swim Lessons – preseason (June 8)
Teen Trip – Accelerate Indoor Speedway (June 12)
Teen Trip – Go Ape! Zipline in Bermis Woods (June 26)
Teen Trip – Sky Zone (July 3)
Teen Trip – Top Golf (June 19)
The Ever AFter, A Musical (June 1)

 

Added April 27
Programs:
Adult Fitness Spring Session
Chicago Mansions & High Society Tour (June 24)
Kids First Baseball Program (starts May 14)
Kids First Basketball Program (starts May 11)
Kids First Dodgeball Program (starts May 11)
Kids First Speed Training Program (starts May 14)
Parent Tot Tumbling (5/16-6/27)
Preschool Tumbling Level 1 (5/16-6/27)
Preschool Tumbling Level 2 (5/16-6/27)
Ryuku Kempo Karate (4/28-5/21) AND (5/26-6/18)
Teen Trip – Sky Zone (July 3)

Events:
Flick & Float (July 10) – event will be replaced with a Drive In event
Floating Obstacle Course Nights (June 19, July 24)
Resident 1/2 Price Admission Night (July 29)

Added April 8
AARP Driver Certification Course  (May 7 & 8)
Adult Ballroom  (starts April 8)
Adult Ballet  (starts April 13)
Adult Chalk It Up  (starts April 23)
Adult Cooking with Wines & Spirits  (April 15)
Advanced Leaps and Turns  (April 1)
Basketball fundamentals (April 5)
Beginning Computer Animation  (April 6-27 Session)
Big Bingo Tuesday (April 28)
Chicago Church Tour  (April 23)
Co-Ed instructional volleyball (starts April 7)
Earth Day Every Day  (April 9)
Fables Fairytales and Fun  (starts March 19)
Games & More  (April 7, 14, 21)
Kids First Baseball  (starts April 16)
Kids First Basketball  (starts April 13)
Kids First Dodgeball  (starts April 13)
Kids First Flag Football (starts April 4)
Kids First Speed Training (starts April 16)
Kids First Track & Field  (starts April 4)
Kids First Ultimate Frisbee  (starts April 4)
Laverne & Shirley Milwaukee Trip  (May 9)
Leaps and Turns  (April 1)
Lunch Bunch  (starts March 16 & 18)
Magic Class  (April 15)
Me Too  (March 16)
Music Lessons  (April 6-30 session)
Parent-Tot Tumbling (starts March 28)
Play and Learn  (starts March 20)
Pom/Cheer/Dance Camp  (starts March 23)
Preschool Tumbling (starts March 28)
Quick Start Tennis Lessons (starts April 15)
Quick Start Tiny Tots  (starts April 15)
Rhyme and Rhythm Time  (starts March 17 & 31)
Robotics  (April 6-27 session)
Ryuku-Kempo Karate  (starts March 16)
Spring Break Cooking Camp (starts March 23)

Facilities Open/Closed - UPDATED MAY 29
Facility Open/Closed
Arrowhead Community Center Opening June 1
Basketball Courts Closed
Dimensions Fitness Center Opening when Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan is reached
Disc Golf Course Open
Heritage Crossing Field House Closed
Parks Open Space Open
Playgrounds Closed
Sk8 Zone Opening June 1 (limit 10)
Skateland Recreation Center Opening when Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan is reached
Splash Pad at Community Park Closed
Tennis Courts Open (restrictions posted at courts)
The Bluffs (Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club) Open (restrictions)
Trails Open
Tomahawk Aquatic Center Closed (will not open in 2020)


UPDATE
 (updated May 28)

In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order extending the shelter in place to May 30, all programs, services and facilities are suspended through May 30 with the exception of The Bluffs (Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club). The Bluffs opened May 1 with restrictions, click here for more information. Arrowhead Community Center will open June 1, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Tomahawk Aquatic Center will not open in 2020.

Refunds will automatically be credited to your account for programs cancelled due to COVID-19. If you would like a refund check or credit applied to your credit card instead please click here to fill out a refund request form. Please note – it may take up to 2 weeks to process refunds

 

We WILL be offering summer day camps (Kinder Kamp, Camp Heritage, and Teen Camp). Staff are reviewing the recently released guidelines from the state and will have more information available soon.  The following is what is set for camps:

  • Day Camps will begin July 6, and run Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • There will be no field trips (per Restore Illinois Plan, Day Camps Guidelines)
  • There will be no swim days (Tomahawk Aquatic Center will not open in 2020 & field trips are not allowed)
  • There will be a 5 days a week option only, we will not be offering a daily option
  • We will be unable to accept as many campers as we have in the past, registration priority will be to those on the deposit list (see deposit link below) in the order the deposit is received.
  • Those that have paid the deposit (see deposit link below) will be contacted the week of June 1 with more camp details and a deadline to register. If any spots remain registration will open up to all.

Click here to reserve your child’s spot in summer day camps with a $50 deposit.

 

 

Please note: we will not be able to accommodate as many campers as we did in past years. In addition to, day camps will NOT start June 8, it’s not possible to get staff trained by that date as we cannot begin training until June 1. When we have a  start date we will post it here and on social media. Click here to reserve your child’s spot in summer day camps with a $50 deposit.

 

Suspended Programs & Events (to be rescheduled when/if possible)

  • Spring Youth Soccer League – Spring league cancelled, moved participants to Fall League (games begin August 1)
  • Men’s Basketball Playoffs

 

Memberships on EFT (Electronic Fund Transfers)

  • Dimensions Fitness Center – EFTs aren’t being processed through mid-June.
  • Kids Connection Preschool – EFTs for April & May were not processed
  • After the Bell – EFTs for April & May were not processed.
  • Adult Fitness classes – EFTs aren’t being processed through mid-June


Annual Memberships & Programs
(Paid in full)

  • Dimensions Fitness Center – annual memberships will be extended by 3 months from the expiration date on file. An additional extension will occur if the facility must remain closed longer.
  • Kids Connection Preschool – credited or refunded based on classes cancelled.
  • After the Bell – credited or refunded based on classes cancelled.

 

Channahon Park District will be monitoring developments closely and will update our plans for resuming operations and other related details on our website and on our social media outlets.

 

For more information
Email – questions@channahonpark.org
Call 815-467-7275 (phones monitored by staff Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm or leave a message)
Facebook message – https://www.facebook.com/channahon.parkdistrict/
Our staff are also complying with the ‘stay at home’ order, so it may take a bit longer than normal to respond.

 

UPDATE March 31, 2020

As the ‘stay at home’ order has been extended to April 30 we will be sending out an update tomorrow afternoon with information about programs, rentals and event cancellations and refunds.

Parks and trails remain open but social distancing must be maintained, including when you are walking, jogging, cycling, and nature viewing. Please enjoy these activities but DO NOT congregate (gather in groups) when visiting parks, and please practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others. Click here for more information about Park District parks. Please note: there is some construction going on near Arroyo Trail’s trailhead which may cause the trailhead to be closed temporarily. There is a second access point to the trail (about 50 feet to the right of the trailhead entrance) where you can access the trail.

We will do our best to continue communicating to you during this ever changing situation. Thank you for your help and understanding!​

 

UPDATE March 26, 2020

Update on Spring Soccer:
At this time we are NOT cancelling our Spring Soccer league. We are monitoring the outbreak and will likely be postponing the start of the season. Please keep an eye on our website and your emails as we will update everyone once a decision has been made about when the season will start based on the shelter-in-place and CDC guidelines.

 

UPDATE March 20, 2020

As mandated by Governor Pritzker, the Channahon Park District staff will be complying with the ‘stay at home’ order.  Communication to our patrons will be limited during this time, please be patient as we all do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

When we are able to reopen we will notify patrons regarding credits for programs and memberships. Currently all monthly EFTs are suspended.

All playgrounds are closed. We will be covering our basketball rims in our parks to discourage play. Basketball is a sport that does not adhere to social distancing.

Check back frequently for updates on our website and social media.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

UPDATE March 19, 2020

As we’re all adjusting and re-adjusting to our rapidly evolving situation we’ve made a few communication adjustments. Beginning today, March 19, 2020, we’ve reduced staff monitoring our main phone at 815-467-7275, to Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. We haven’t been receiving many calls and this helps us reduce staff needed in our administrative offices as we’re further reducing staff contact with each other. Click here for a listing of our staff direct phone numbers and emails. If you’re not sure who to contact you can send an email to questions@channahonpark.org and we’ll forward your email to the appropriate staff person. You can also send us a message via Facebook.

If you’re looking for something to do check out the opportunities we have going on at the Park District:

  • Golf at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club – The Bluffs will remain open with limited service. Click here for information.
  • Check out our Facebook page where you’ll find fun activities and games (some have prizes!)
  • Take some time at one of our local parks and playgrounds. Please remember to practice safe social distancing while playing at parks. If the park area or playground already has 10+ at it, please wait patiently for a few people to leave.
    • Tennis and basketball courts at Central & Community Parks
    • Disc golf at Community Park
    • Hike the Exelon Generation Trail at Arroyo Trails
    • Click here for more information on our local parks’ locations and amenities.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

UPDATE March 16, 2020  |  5:00 PM

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health to limit public gatherings, Channahon Park District is closing our facilities Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. This is in addition to cancelling and suspending all programs and activities.

Arrowhead Community Center will be open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17 for voting only.

Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club will remain open with limited service. Click here for information on The Bluffs.

You will be refunded or credited for any cancelled programs, rentals and events. We will evaluate memberships and based on length of closure determine a manner in which to compensate members.

Our customer service staff will be available via phone at 815-467-7275 Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

We will re-evaluate the situation Monday, March 30, 2020

Thank you for your understanding and for working with us as we all do our part to prevent and slow the spread of this virus. Please remember that the best way to combat this is to follow the CDC recommendations to wash your hands, stay home if ill, cover your cough and sneeze, and avoid crowds. We will do our best to communicate to you during this rapidly evolving situation. Thank you for your help and understanding.

Channahon Park District Board of Commissioners and Staff

 

UPDATE March 16, 2020  |  10:30 AM

In an effort to protect our community from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective today, March 16, 2020, the Channahon Park District has suspended all programs until further notice. Listed below are the only programs running today:

  • Kids Connection Preschool, Me Too, Lunch Bunch and Young Writers’ Workshop will be held today, March 16, and suspended beginning March 17, 2020.
  • Cartwheels & Kickovers will be held today at the Joliet Park District’s Multi-Purpose Center E. Gym.
  • After the Bell will be held today, March 16, for those currently registered only and suspended beginning March 17, 2020
  • Group Fitness classes will be held today, March 16, classes will be suspended beginning March 17, 2020.

Arrowhead Community Center, Heritage Crossing Field House, Dimensions Fitness Center and Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club are all currently open as of 10:30 am today.

We will post an update today, March 16, at approximately 5:00 pm that will include additional information including refunds, credits and facility closures/hours.

Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the primary way to avoid influenza, COVID-19, and other viruses is to follow simple everyday preventive actions.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid non-essential air travel.
  • If there is a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

For the latest information on COVID-19 visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

UPDATE March 13, 2020

The Channahon Park District is carefully monitoring developments regarding the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the immediate risk of this new virus to our community is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part in response to this emerging public health threat.

Cancellations (as of March 13, 2020)

Per the directive of Governor Pritzker we will have the following cancellations:

Youth Basketball Tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 is cancelled.
Kids Connection Preschool will be closed March 17 until March 30. Dates are subject to change and re-evaluation.

All other programs and facilities will be held/open as scheduled through March 16, 2020.

The Channahon Park District will evaluate all other facilities and programs Monday, March 16, 2020 and will issue a statement Monday afternoon. 

What you can do–

Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the primary way to avoid influenza, COVID-19, and other viruses is to follow simple everyday preventive actions.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

The Channahon Park District is following the most current recommendations by the CDC for preventing the potential spread of infection including– 

  • As a matter of standard practice, the custodial staff members disinfect bathrooms and clean classrooms, floors, fitness equipment, and frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Additional disinfecting will be done by staff members throughout the day. More powerful, and safe products will be used overnight if deemed necessary.
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed in all District facilities as supplies last.

For the latest information on COVID-19 visit the CDC websiteExternal Link.

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