Mission & Values
Who We Are
The Palatine Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreation programs for the community. The Park District is responsible for the maintenance, operation and administration of parks and facilities under its jurisdiction.
Mission – What We Do
Our mission is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks, programs and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.
Values – How We Operate
We are committed to moving the District’s Mission forward through actions guided by the following Values:
- Integrity: Exhibiting trust and transparency in all our actions, or in other words, what you do when you think no one is watching.
- Communication: Creating and setting clear expectations through timely and open conversation while effectively respecting the differences of others.
- Accountability: Taking action and ownership for all work responsibilities, obligations to those we serve and ensuring timely and effective follow through in all we do.
- Collaboration: Seeking outreach and partnerships within the community and achieving better results by working together in a respectful and inclusive way. Being leaders in community development and improvement.
- Leadership: Encouraging opportunities and professional growth for employees within a positive culture and trustful environment while practicing open-mindedness and fairness to all involved. Being leaders in our community by promoting positive social influences through role modeling.
Passes & Memberships
Palatine Park District key fobs will be issued in lieu of ID cards for all passes and memberships. Before a key fob can be assigned and distributed the following must take place:
- A household must be created in the system, online or in person.
- Household members ages 18 and up must each prove residency with a current Illinois Driver’s License* at one of our registration facilities and must have a photo taken for our system before their key fob can be distributed.
- Household members ages 4 to 17, accompanied by an adult from their household account, must each have a photo taken for our system before their key fob can be distributed.
*A list of other acceptable proof of residency documentation is available by contacting the Park District at 847-991-0333.
Park Board Meetings
The Palatine Park District is governed by five elected commissioners who set policy on the operation of the Park District. Regular Park Board meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. Park Board meetings are open to the public and are held at the Village of Palatine Community Center Building, Room Community B, 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine.
The Palatine Park District intends to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you have any questions about the Park District’s compliance policy please contact one of our A.D.A. compliance officers:
250 E. Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois 60067
148 W. Illinois Avenue
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Palatine Park District offers scholarships to Park District residents for reduced program rates according to financial need. Application forms are available at the Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, or Falcon Park Recreation Center. Contact Donna Orr at 847-496-6240, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift certificates and golf gift cards are available in any denomination. Gift certificates can be purchased at the Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue, or Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks Road. Golf gift cards can be purchased at the Community Center (December-mid March) or at Palatine Hills Golf Course, 512 W. Northwest Highway (during golf season).
The Park District is pleased to provide our residents with a quarterly program catalog and has made every effort to ensure timely delivery to residents’ homes. Should you be missed, please come to the Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue, or Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks Road to pick up a copy.
The Program Catalog can also be viewed and downloaded online.
2017 Catalog Delivery Dates
|Spring||Friday, February 17|
|Summer||Monday, April 24|
|Fall||Monday, July 10|
|Winter||Wednesday, November 15|
If you do not receive your catalog by the specified date, please email us at email@example.com.
Palatine Park District catalog is now available in Braille. A copy of the catalog will be available for reading on-site at Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street. If you have any questions about the Braille version of the catalog, please contact Donelda Danz at 847.496.6203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palatine Park District services a rich and diverse community. In an effort to communicate more effectively with our patrons, the website now offers a translation option. Click the “Select Language” button at the top right of the site to see a variety of language options.
From time to time the Park District may take photographs of participants enrolled in Park District programs, special events, or of people on Park District properties and/or parks. These photographs may be used in our catalogs, brochures, presentations, flyers, social media, or website and are for Park District use only.
Brochure Changes/Errors Disclaimer
Occasionally, there may be an error that appears when in print or online regarding days, times, fees, or other information. When such errors occur, Palatine Park District will do everything possible to correct the situation promptly. Thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.
Smoking or any use of a tobacco product is prohibited within 50 feet of all entrances to Park District buildings, in all Facilities, in all wooded areas on District Property, and in all other locations where signs are posted prohibiting smoking. Smoking will be allowed at Palatine Hills Golf Course and on the north side of the Clubhouse deck.
“Facilities” shall include all structures on District Property, including but not limited to, swimming pools, skate, dog, and disc golf parks, riding arenas, shelters, gazebos, fishing pier, playgrounds, athletic fields, and amphitheater/bowl.
Class Dismissal Guidelines
All children 11 & under are to remain in the classroom until a parent or authorized person comes into the classroom to pick them up. Parents are required to sign their child in and out of each class.
Parents of children ages 7-11 may opt to complete a Class Dismissal Permission Slip. This will allow the child to be released at the end of the scheduled class without a parent present. These forms are available from your child’s instructor. A separate form will be required for each class attended and every new session.
Any authorized person who exhibits signs of an impaired condition due to alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to leave the program site with the child/children.
Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult while in the Park District facilities when not participating in a class.
Our website will be updated with specific program and event cancellations due to inclement weather.
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