In 2004, the Board of Park Commissioners adopted a comprehensive Conduct Ordinance that relates to the use of the parks and property owned, operated, maintained, or controlled by Palatine Park District. A copy of this ordinance is available to view online.
Participant Code of Conduct
In addition to the Conduct Ordinance of 2004, the Board of Park Commissioners has also approved Administrative Policy 2.12.1, Code of Conduct. This code of conduct is the minimum expected behavior of every participant to ensure the safety and positive experience of all involved. The District uses a three pillar positive behavior program as the platform to define the expected behavior of all participants. This platform is aligned and consistent with the program used within the local elementary schools to create consistency among children and parents whether at school or play at the park district. This Code of Conduct is also aligned and tied to the District’s Anti-bullying policy and the District’s Participant Disciplinary Policy when rules and expectations of the positive behavior program are violated.
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:
Assistant Superintendent of Recreation
250 E. Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Superintendent of Parks
148 W. Illinois Avenue
Palatine, Illinois 60067
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.
Children under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult while in the Park District facilities when not participating in a class.
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.
Illinois Flag Display Act
Palatine Park District abides by the statues of the Illinois Flag Display Act. Section 10 of the Act governs the flying of the flag at half-mast. Determination of the day and duration for display at half-mast is obtained from the Illinois News Summer. Information regarding lowering the flag can be found at il.halfstaff.org.
Park Board Meetings
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 in Community Room B at the Village of Palatine Community Center, 200 E. Wood Street. For meeting updates, visit Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes.
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.
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.