COVID-19 Information

Updated Guidelines

In accordance with the most recent Cook County Department of Public Health (CCPDH) COVID-19 Order, the Winnetka Park District has updated its face mask guidelines, which have been in effect since August 23, 2021.  The CCPDH Order also includes new vaccination guidelines, which became effective January 3, 2022.  Here’s a summary:

Vaccination Guidelines

  • Cook County requires proof of vaccination for all guests ages 19 and older at all Winnetka Park District facilities. The Winnetka Park District will make best efforts to verify vaccination.
  • Valid forms of vaccine verification include: Valid photo ID and Vaccination card; Photocopy of vaccination card; Digital record or app; or Printed record from vaccine provider.
  • Vaccination proof is NOT required for the following programs and guests: Athletic programs, youth programs, and activities for individuals ages 18 and younger; All spectators of indoor sports in a Park District venue where food or beverage is not being served; Any individual participating in special recreation programs.
  • Third party programming partners are required to check vaccination status of program participants ages 19 and older. The third party programming partners are required to follow the vaccination mandate as stated by the Cook County Department of Public Health while operating their programs.
  • Volunteer coaches are required to show proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID.
  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated: Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or Two weeks after a single-dose series with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.


  • Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals aged two and older and able to medically tolerate a mask shall be required to wear a mask when indoors in any Winnetka Park District facility. As well, these requirements apply to those participating in indoor activities or programs.


  • Masks are not required when social distancing can be practiced.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, masks are always encouraged.

If you are not feeling well, we ask that you do not participate in any Park District program regardless of vaccination status. We also encourage patrons and participants to social distance while visiting the Park District. Let’s work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about these mandates, visit the Cook County Department of Public Health website at If you have any questions or require additional information, please call John Peterson, Executive Director, at +1.847.501.2074.


All facilities are currently open and operating at full capacity. To learn more about each individual facility, click a link below.


A credit will be applied to your household automatically for all programs and facility rentals that are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A refund (instead of a credit) can be given if requested. Click here to learn how credits work.

For non-COVID-related refunds, please refer to the facility’s specific policy.


All staff are working 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 or call (847) 501-2040.

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