Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Brochures Summer & Camp 2019 - Page 79

General Information NEW TO THE AREA? All residents of the City of Lake Forest are important to us! If you are new to the area, the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department invites you to come in and find out what we have going on for you and other members of your family. Throughout the year, we provide a large variety of educational, social, recreational, and sports activities for all ages and abilities. We also have many parks, trails, and facilities for you and your family to enjoy. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 847.234.6700. We’ll be happy to show you around the Recreation Center and explain any program or service that is of interest to you. As a potential program participant, we would like to meet with you and your family! CODE OF CONDUCT The goal of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is to provide positive experiences for everyone in our programs. Please see the guidelines in the Athletics section of this brochure (pg. 46) or on our website at PEANUT POLICY We are requesting your cooperation in partnering with us to ensure a safe environment for children with nut allergies. Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department has identified operational practices for everyone to follow to ensure the safety of the children. See the complete policy on our website at PHOTO POLICY Photos are periodically taken of participants in our programs. Please be advised that these photos are for the Parks and Recreation Department’s use only and may be used in future brochures, flyers, or public relations. If you do not want your photo publicized, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 847.234.6700. GIFTS AND GRATUITIES Employees are not allowed to accept gifts and gratuities. To help clarify our position for both staff and the public, a policy has been established. Please see our website,, for all the details. GIFT CARDS Gift cards are available for the special person on your gift list! Gift cards may be purchased in any dollar amount to be used for any program, service, or court time. This is a great idea for birthdays, anniversaries, or graduations! ROOM RENTALS Rooms are available on a rental basis to Lake Forest residents and local not-for-profit organizations. Room rentals are arranged at times when no Parks and Recreation Department programs are in session. For rental rates and schedule of availability, please call 847.234.6700. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The Friends of Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Foundation recognizes that there are community residents who may suffer from economic setbacks that might preclude their participation in Recreation programs. The Friends Foundation has graciously set up an annual fund to help those in need. If such a need exists, please contact Superintendent of Recreation, Joe Mobile, at 847.810.3941, or pick up a scholarship application from the front office. A request for a scholarship must be made prior to the registration deadline. DONATIONS Many of the improvements to the Parks and Recreation Department have been made possible through donations. Some organizations and individual residents have chosen to donate to the operating fund of the Parks & Recreation Department. These contributions lessen the tax burden of all residents. For more information on the opportunity to contribute to our community, call the Director of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry, Sally Swarthout, at 847.810.3942. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Be challenged - Share a skill or interest! Several part-time positions are available. Applications are now being accepted at the Recreation Center. Please contact Superintendent of Recreation, Joe Mobile, at 847.810.3941 if you are interested. REFUND POLICY All requests for withdrawals must be received in writing at the Recreation Center. The amount credited will depend on when the written request is received. Dance, Sailing, Fitness Center, Kinderhaven Preschool Center, and Camps have specific policies. Programs run by outside contractors may have additional refund policies which would be noted in the program description. For withdrawal requests received in writing no later than 7 days prior to the beginning of the class, a credit equal to 90% of the total fee for the class will be refunded. From 6 days prior to the start of class until before the 3rd meeting of the class, a credit equal to 80% of the class fee will be refunded. No refunds will be given after the 3rd meeting except in the case of documented medical reasons or moving out of the local area. KINDERHAVEN PRESCHOOL ACADEMY REFUND POLICY For more information regarding Kinderhaven’s refund policy, please contact Penny Robbins, Kinderhaven Director, at 847.810.3947. DANCE REFUND POLICY See our website at: FITNESS CENTER MEMBERSHIPS REFUND POLICY Memberships are non-refundable and non- transferable. Wireless internet is available in the Recreation Center. Just connect to the wireless network LFGuest. No network key or password is necessary. Check with the front office for details. www. LF Par ks andRec .c om 61