COVID-19 Updates

Parks / Fields

We understand the need for outdoor fun and are in full support of the Governor’s “essential” designation for outdoor activity. We encourage you to get outside and enjoy the warm spring weather while practicing social distancing. 

Neighborhood Parks, Trails and Athletic Fields at Skokie Playfields: open as long as patrons practice social distancing. This means no group gatherings, no pickup games, maintaining a six foot distance from others, staying off of playground equipment, and abiding by posted signs/barriers. View map of all 25 of our parks.

Playgrounds: all district playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice.

Beaches

Maple Street Beach
Maple Street Beach will open June 20 for swimming and non-motorized boat launching. All patrons must purchase a season pass. Daily passes will not be available. Get a season pass.

Tower Road Beach
Tower Road Beach opens June 20 for swimming. Patrons must purchase a season pass. Daily passes will not be available. Get a season pass.

Centennial Dog Beach
Centennial will continue to operate as a dog beach for the 2020 season. Patrons must have a valid pass to enter. Learn more.

Elder + Lloyd Closed for the Season
Both Elder and Lloyd have experienced significant damage due to rising lake levels and severe storm events. Since April, lake levels have risen nine inches and are expected to rise by two more inches in June. Both beaches have lost a significant portion of useable beach and are a potential safety hazard to patrons. They will remain closed for the 2020 season. Learn more.

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

Starting May 29 all outdoor courts are open for doubles. Indoor courts will be open for doubles on June 1. All courts must be reserved and prepaid by phone. View court rates and guidelines.

Masks are required upon entering the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center facility. Bathrooms will be available. The tennis lounge, vending areas, and locker room showers will remain closed.

Platform Tennis

Limited platform tennis courts are available for public use. Advance reservations are required and can be completed online. All users must abide by Winnetka Park District guidelines.

Winnetka Golf Club

The 18-hole and par 3 courses are open for play. Foursomes and single rider carts are permitted, the driving range and pro shop are open, and limited food and beverage is available for take out.

Golfers are encouraged to book their tee times in advance online or by calling (847) 501-2050 ext 0.

Programs

Spring Programs

All spring programs (those that run through June 12) have been cancelled. Staff have processed refunds in the form of a prorated credit to your household account. If you’d prefer a refund or would like to donate a portion or all of your fee to the park district, please send an email to wpdinfo@nullwinpark.org. To learn more about our COVID-19 refund procedure, click here.

Summer Programs

Recreation Summer camps: scheduled to start June 22. For more information on camps, click here.

Tennis group lessons: junior and adult group lessons will begin June 1. Registration is available by calling the tennis center at (847) 501-2065 ext 0.

Golf summer camps: camps for ages 7 and up are scheduled to start June 15. Register for half days, full days and choose select weeks that work with your schedule! Click here to register online.

We are working hard to develop plans for additional summer offerings and will continue to communicate new information via email and on this page.

Refunds

A credit will be applied to your household automatically for all programs and facility rentals that have been or end up being canceled between March 13, 2020 through August 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you would prefer a refund or would like to donate a portion or all your fee to the Winnetka Park District to help with our significant fixed costs during this uncertain time, send an email to wpdinfo@nullwinpark.org. Please indicate in the subject line if you are requesting a refund or would like to make a donation.

Click here to learn how credits work.

Staff/Contact

Essential staff positions are reporting to work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our parks and facilities.

All other staff are working remotely and available Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm and can be contacted via phone or email. Staff contact information is available here.

For general inquiries, please email wpdinfo@nullwinpark.org or call (847) 501-2040.

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