Tel: 847/256-9619 Email
Class registration forms and deadline
Detailed information on recreational classes and news of the Wilmette Park
District is published four times a year in the "Leisure Time Guide"
which is mailed to the homes of all village residents. The Leisure Time
Guide is distributed in the Fall, Winter, Mid-Winter and Spring/Summer.
Class registrations may be mailed to the Administrative Offices at 1200
Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091; dropped off at the Administrative
Offices, Community Recreation Center or Centennial Recreation Complex;
or faxed to the Park District's Registration Fax Line at 847-256-0739.
Faxed registration forms MUST be accompanied by credit card information. For a printable registration form click here.
Click here for deadline information.
Commitment to Quality
The Wilmette Park District is committed to providing quality recreation
programs to the public. If you feel our programs did not meet your expectations
due to the quality of instruction or program content we will refund your
money 100 percent. Because we want to catch and correct problems as soon
as possible, we ask your cooperation in this manner:
1) Attend at least two classes in a session of four weeks or more; one week
of camp; or three swimming classes before requesting your refund. You must
inform us prior to the third class (fourth for swimming) or second week
of camp that you would like a refund.
2) Complete the Commitment to Quality form
Your input is vital to us as we determine what improvements are needed to
maintain the quality of our recreation programs. The Commitment to Quality
form is available at our Administrative Offices, Centennial Recreation Complex
and the Community Recreation Center. Our Commitment to Quality applies
to recreation programs, including camps, where park district personnel instruct
or supervise an activity. The policy excludes trips, special events, rentals,
leagues, memberships and season passes.
The Wilmette Park District reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes, or change instructors. If insufficient enrollment causes a class to be canceled, notification will be given and full tuition refunded. With the exception of our Commitment to Quality policy, no refund will be made for withdrawal after the start of a program. Cancellations by registrants are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the start of a program. A 10% service charge of the total fee, ($2 minimum), will be assessed for all program cancellations. Please allow 10 business days for processing. Click here for a downloadable Program Withdrawal Form.
Definition of Residency/The Fair-Share* Concept
Anyone living within the geographic boundaries of the Wilmette Park District
is considered a resident. Outside of the Wilmette geographic boundaries,
this privilege is also extended to Kindergarten through Grade 8 students
living in the geographic boundaries of Wilmette Public Schools District 39
or Avoca School District 37. Parents of these children are not eligible for
resident fees. Wilmette residents, via property taxes, make financial
contributions to the operation of the park system. A "Fair-Share" policy
has been adopted to apportion an equalizing user fee to our non-resident
participants so they contribute to the overall financing of the park system
on an equitable basis.
The Wilmette Park District recognizes there are community residents who may
suffer, at any time, from economic setbacks that might preclude their
participation in Wilmette Park District programs. If such a need exists,
please contact the director's office at the Park District Administrative
Office in the Village Hall prior to registration by calling 847/256-9619.
Individuals with Disabilities
The Wilmette Park District is committed to providing recreation in the most integrated
setting possible. If you, a family member or friend has a disability and are interested
in participating in or attending Wilmette Park District programs or activities, we will
make reasonable accommodations to facilitate that opportunity. We urge you to contact us
in advance of program participation to arrange accommodations. For information call 847/256-6100.
For the hearing impaired needing assistance, call 847/256-9091 TTD. The Wilmette
Park District also provides specialized services through North Suburban Special Recreation
Association (NSSRA). For more information on NSSRA programs and services call 847/501-4332
or visit their website at www.nssra.org.
Department of Parks and Planning
3555 Lake Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Bill Lambrecht, Superintendent of Parks and Planning
The Department of Parks and Planning is responsible for maintaining the
314 acres of parks, which include Gillson Park on Lake Michigan's shore,
tot lots, baseball, football and soccer fields located throughout the Village
of Wilmette. Click here for a map of the parks showing
the location of the various parks. Keep reading for a listing of parks,
their sizes, locations and serices.
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