2020 Aquatic Center Status
The Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center is closed for 2020.
On May 19, 2020 the Village Board reviewed alternative operational plans for the Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center that were necessary to comply with safety guidelines, group gathering limitations, and physical distancing rules. Alternative operational plans were developed based on abilities and restrictions within the Restore Illinois Plan and through research of guidelines available across the nation.
The plan included opening the facility in July, at the earliest, after Illinois reached Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, increased cleaning and staff/visitor screening protocol, 90 minute visit time blocks, an online time slot registration system with no walk-up registration, fewer than 40 guests at a time due to gathering size limits, distancing and face covering requirements on deck, and no kiddie pool, slides, or diving boards.
After an in-depth conversation, where concerns of visitor safety and health, operational challenges, and gather size/social distancing guidelines were discussed, the consensus was to close the Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the June 2, 2020 Village Board Meeting, the Village Board voted to close the Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center for the upcoming summer season. Full refunds for registrations are being processed as quickly as possible. Refunds will be issued to the payment method used to purchase your pass in the next 1-2 weeks. Our team appreciates your understanding as staff process refunds for hundreds of registrations.
The Village understands that a summer without the aquatic center will be very different. Facilitating a fun-filled summer alongside the many community members who join our team as summer employees is the highlight of each year for the Village’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Although we are unable to physically gather as a community right now, we look forward to connecting with you in new and creative ways throughout the summer and beyond. Our team will strive to provide ways for the community to connect in a safe manner, given guidelines available through the IDPH and Restore Illinois Plan. Stay tuned to the Village’s social media pages and websites for updates on recreational programs, events, and facilities.
The Village’s Parks and Recreation Department is anxious to fully serve our community’s recreational needs and pursuits once again. At this time, we understand that the most important service we can provide is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your understanding and wish you continued wellness.