Code of Conduct
To ensure an enjoyable and safe program for all participants, the Hodgkins Park District has developed a behavioral code of conduct. Participants must:
Temporary removal or permanent suspension from the program and/or facility may result if behavioral standards are not maintained.
The Hodgkins Park District residents, via property taxes, make a significant financial contribution to the operation of the Park District whether they use it or not. The Non-Residents Fair Share concept is intended to apportion any equalizing fee to Non-Resident participants so they contribute to the overall financing of the Park District on an equitable basis with Residents. Throughout this brochure, the higher fee is the Non-Resident fair share fee. A "Resident" is defines as anyone "LIVING" within the geographic boundaries of the Village of Hodgkins.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis. All programs listed in this brochure are contingent upon sufficient enrollment. All field trips are also on a first come first serve basis. Registration must be made at least 5 days before the first day of class unless otherwise indicated. All registrations made after the 5 day deadline are subject to a 10% fee. The Park has the right to cancel any programs or trips due to lack of participation or unforeseen circumstance.
Tornadoes & Severe Weather
If you are inside the Hodgkins Park District building when a tornado or severe weather warning has been issued, you are instructed to follow the building supervisor's instructions and seek cover in the tornado shelter until further notice. If you are outside on park grounds, seek shelter inside the building immediately and follow the building supervisor's instructions.
The Hodgkins Park District does not provide medical insurance coverage or liability insurance coverage for those participating in recreation programs or while using Park facilities. Such insurance would make programs and user fees prohibitive.
Fire and Emergency
If you are inside the Hodgkins Park District building when the fire alarm goes off, you are instructed to vacate the building immediately for your safety. Please go across the street in front of the Hodgkins Public Library so that staff members can take a head count of participants.
A Note to Parent or Guardian
When present in the classroom with the assigned teacher, children are under the instructor's supervision. In all cases, it is understood that children eight years old and older, are responsible for their own behavior and whereabouts while they are at a program site. Parents should establish and discuss with their children both drop-off and pick-up arrangements, and guidelines relative to expectations of on-site conduct.
The fee code used throughout our brochure and website are as follows:
R - Resident of Hodgkins Park District
NR - Non-Resident
Starting March 1st, pre-registration will be required for all Friday Night Open Gyms.
Going forward, a program capacity will be imposed. Residents will have priority registration on Mondays and Tuesdays, then on Wednesdays we will open up registration to Non-Residents.
Registration will be open until 9:00pm on Thursday, after that, no more registrations will be allowed.
Payment must be made in full by Thursday 9:00pm