Recreation Fun


Registration Hours

Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-7:00pm, Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, and Saturday, 8:30am-2:00pm.
Drop-box in east parking lot accessible 24 hours a day.

Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Drop-box in parking lot accessible 24 hours a day.

Falcon Park Recreation Center
Monday-Sunday, 7:00am-10:00pm.
Drop-box in parking lot accessible 24 hours a day.

Five Ways to Register

Wait Lists

If you are placed on a wait list for a class, and an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by the registration department. If you wish to be transferred to an alternate class or receive a refund, please fill out the appropriate form and drop it off at Community Center, Birchwood, or Falcon Park.

Cancellation Day

If the minimum registration requirements are not met 7 days prior to the starting date and the program is canceled, you will automatically receive a complete refund. Register early to prevent your favorite class from being canceled.


A full refund, minus a $5 service charge, will be processed for refund requests received 10 days prior to the start of the program. Refund requests received less than 10 days prior to the start of a program and prior to the 3rd class session will be granted a 50% refund minus a $5 service charge. Program supplies and other nonrefundable materials will be deducted from the refund total. Refunds are not given for special events unless the event is canceled by the Palatine Park District. Refunds for trips will not be given unless the Park District cancels the trip or the Park District can fill the spot with a patron from the trip's wait list. Refund payment will be made by check for payments made by cash or check within 14-21 business days of refund request. Payment by credit card will be applied back to the original card. Special refund policies apply to several different programs. If there is a variation of this policy it will be noted next to the program information. Refunds of less than $5 will not be processed.

Processing a Refund

Privacy Policy

It is the policy of the Palatine Park District to protect the privacy of our patrons. No information received from our patrons will be released to anyone or to any agency unless it pertains to the patron’s activities, such as to an instructor or coach. In those instances, only pertinent information such as name, address, phone number would be given. In some instances age, gender and necessary medical information may also be included. No financial information will be available to anyone outside of the Palatine Park District’s business office. Email addresses will only be released if prior permission is given by the patron.

For a complete internal policy contact our Superintendent of Finance & Personnel,

Special Registrations

Special registration forms and separate payment are needed for Affiliate Sports, C.A.R.E., Preschool, Swim Team, Horsemanship, Feet Fest 3K Run/Walk, and the Dog Park.

Special Needs

Palatine Park District does not discriminate against eligible residents for participation on the basis of a disabling condition. Residents with special needs should notify our staff when registering so that smooth inclusion may occur. In addition to the programs listed in our catalog, our district also provides specialized services for people with disabilities through NWSRA (see page 6 for more information). Those who are hearing impaired can call Illinois Relay Services at
1-800-526-0857 for assistance in filling out registration forms.

Program Registration Form

The registration form is available as a download, or can be picked up at any of the Park District offices.

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