Brochure Spring 2019 - Page 49

GOOD THINGS TO KNOW Emergency Closings & Cancellations Lost and Found The Glenview Park District strives to keep its facilities and programs op- erating whenever possible. There may be times, however, when weather, road conditions or facility malfunctions dictate that programs and/or services must be cancelled or temporarily postponed or entire facilities closed. In such cases, the Glenview Park District reserves the right to close a particular facility or cancel a program based on the following criteria: A lost-and-found service is maintained at each park district facility. Items found in parks are left there as the owner is likely to return to this loca- tion. Items not claimed within 30 days will be disposed of in accordance with Glenview Park District Policy 9.10 “Lost Articles.” Whenever an unscheduled closing or cancellation occurs, the park district will make every effort to communicate to patrons via the park district Rainout Hotline Service, the website, the park district Cancellation Hotline 847-724-3337 and the metropolitan Chicago Emer- gency Closing Center. 1. Local School Closings Whenever School District 34 cancels school due to weather conditions, all Early Childhood Education programs and all programs held at school sites will also be cancelled. Closing other park district facilities or canceling classes will be made on a case by case basis. Park district facilities themselves shall remain open for nonscheduled activities (e.g. fitness and tennis club use, public skating, museum visits, etc.) unless specifically directed to close due to weather conditions. 2. Facility Specific Conditions In the event that conditions prompting closing arise at a specific facility (e.g. high winds, power outages, equip- ment malfunctions, flooding), classes may be cancelled or the facility temporarily closed until the condition has been resolved. 3. Strike Guard Alarm System The Strike Guard lightning prediction system is designed to detect lightning in a local area BEFORE lightning strikes. Its advance warning system allows decisions regarding dangerous situations to be proactive, not reactive. Even though the Strike Guard Sys- tem helps assess potentially dangerous conditions, neither the signal nor the system is intended to guarantee that conditions are safe. Participants using outdoor facilities should take appropriate shelter when the warning signals are activated. If the weather is threatening but no warning signal is heard or seen, use good judgment and clear the area. Do not wait for the warning signal to activate. Warning Signal to Suspend Activities: One 15-second blast of the horn signals that outside activities should be suspended (if equipped, astrobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return). You should immediately seek an appropriate safe shelter. Notice that Activities May Resume: Three 5-second blasts of the horn signals that outdoor activities may resume (the strobe light, if equipped, will also stop flashing). Strike Guard systems are activated each year from March – November dur- ing the outdoor athletic season. During that time, the systems are tested on the second Tuesday of every month intermittently throughout the day. The system will cover the following areas: Flick Outdoor Pool, Flick Shelter Building, Community Park West, Crowley Park, Glenview Park Golf Club, The Grove National Historic Landmark, Apollo School, Westbrook School, Park Center, Gallery Park, Glenview Prairie Club, Roosevelt Outdoor Pool, Swenson Park, Glenview Tennis Club, Johns Park, Willow Park Religious Holidays The Glenview Park District will make every effort to avoid scheduling programs on a religious holiday including: the first meeting of a class, a registration deadline, a major youth social event or a general interest pub- lic hearing or meeting. Should a conflict occur, those individuals affected will be offered the option of attending a session of the same program on a different day as a make-up or receive a prorated refund of the series fee for the session missed. Equal Access to Facilities & Programs No participant shall, on the basis of race, sex, creed, age (excepting those 17 and under, for whom special rules and policies may apply), national origin or disability, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity. Public Meetings The Glenview Park Board of Commissioners meets the fourth Thursday of every month unless otherwise posted. These meetings, open to the public, begin at 7 pm and are held at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Americans with Disabilities Act The Glenview Park District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination in the provision of services, programs or facilities to individuals with disabilities. The District strives to serve individuals with disabilities through facility accessibility, program inclusion and communication devices. Adults and children with disabili- ties are encouraged to register for programs in this brochure. If you would like more information on inclusion, contact Joe Pollina, assistant director of Recreation at 224-521-2552. Individuals with T.D.D.’s can call 1-800-526-0844, and the Illinois Relay Center will transmit the message to the park district. Smoking Policy There is no smoking allowed inside of or within 15 feet of any park district facility. This includes playgrounds, sports fields, sports courts and in any park during organized activities such as concerts, events and sports tournaments. Character Counts The Glenview Park District is a participant in the Character Counts pro- gram, a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. This program fosters community education in the six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect for Others, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. For more information on this program, visit Code of Conduct Behavior: Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to make park district programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. (Additional rules may be developed for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff.) Participants shall show respect to all partici- pants/staff, refrain from using foul language, refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants/staff, show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities, and comply with all other posted or published rules and guidelines. Discipline: A positive approach will be used, to the extent reasonably possible. The park district reserves the right to dismiss a participant or exclude persons from future use or access to facilities for failure to comply with this code. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit. Are you covered? The park district does not carry medical or accident insurance for program participants. 45