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Park District Policies

PROGRAM RATE POLICY. It is the policy of the Park District that program participants must have a current membership to participate at membership rates. Memberships must be purchased prior to the program start date to receive the programs membership rate, the difference will NOT be refunded for memberships purchased after the first day of a program. Patrons may register for programs at the membership rate beyond their membership expiration date but if they do not renew they will be obligated to pay the difference between the member and non-member rate for programs that they continue to participate in past their expiration date.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Geneseo Park District is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is the responsibility of each and every employee, officer, official, park commissioner, agent, volunteer, and vendor of the Park District, as well as anyone using the Park District's facilities, to refrain from sexual and other harassment. Harassment and discrimination are not tolerated and should be reported to any Park District manager immediately. The Geneseo Park District will not exclude anyone from participation in, deny anyone the benefits of, or otherwise subject anyone to discrimination because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected characteristic as established by state or federal law. Any questions, concerns, or complaints (formal or informal) alleging a violation of this policy should be directed in writing to the Park District Executive Director. All such matters will be thoroughly investigated and rectified if a policy violation is identified.

INCLUSION POLICY: The Park District is committed to making its facilities accessible to and usable by all patrons and visitors. This commitment is ongoing, proactive and intended to meet the needs of a diversity of individuals with disabilities in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). To this end, the Park District is committed to promoting positive participation and a quality experience by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities upon request.

Participants and authorized users may request to have a service animal accompany them in the Park System where they are authorized users as a reasonable accommodation. 

Geneseo Park District ADA Grievence Notice

Access and Inclusion Internal Complaint Procedure

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to Scott Himmelman or Jackie Beach at (309) 944-5695.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: A resident of the Park District is any person resides within the corporate boundaries of the Park District or pays taxes for the Park District. These boundaries are different than the Geneseo School District. The park district includes all that reside within the city of Geneseo and some of the surrounding townships. Please call us at (309) 944-5695 if you have any questions regarding residency requirements. Those who live outside of the Park District boundaries are considered non-residents. A non-resident is an individual who does not reside within the corporate boundaries of the Park District or does not pay taxes for the Park District. A non-resident fee will be applied to membership purchases or renewals. (Not applicable to 1-month memberships) for nonresidents.

PARTICIPANTS CONDUCT GUIDELINES AND DISCIPLINE: Each member or guest of Park District facilities has a responsibility to behave properly while on Park District premises. Individuals who participate in district programs are expected to act within acceptable levels of behavior. According to the Geneseo Park District’s Behavior Policy, unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • Improper use of materials or equipment
  • Objectionable gestors; profane, vulgar or objectionable language
  • Fighting
  • Disrespect of participants, staff, or the public
  • Damage or destruction of Park District property or property of others
  • Theft
  • Smoking, possession or use of alcohol or drugs, vaping
  • Harassment or abuse of fellow participants or staff
  • Other acts which may be determined to be unacceptable by the program supervisor


A positive approach will be used regarding remedial action. Staff will periodically review rules with participants during the program session. If inappropriate behavior occurs, a prompt resolution will be sought specific to each individual’s situation. The Geneseo Park District reserves the exclusive right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety of others. The Geneseo Park District also reserves the exclusive right to prohibit an individual who engages in inappropriate behavior or affects the safety of others from future participation in any program and from entering Park District property.

PHOTOGRAPH POLICY: The Park District occasionally takes photographs or video of participants for promoting/advertising our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, and other promotional avenues. By registering for, participating in or attending Park District programs, events, or other activities, the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) irrevocably agrees to the use and distribution by the Park District of his or her image (or of his/her minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such programs, events and activities for any purpose without inspection or approval and without compensation, rights to royalties or any other consideration now and in the future. If you do not wish your household to be photographed, you will need to complete and sign the Geneseo Park District Waiver form.

ANNUAL MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Is strongly recommended for all persons and particularly necessary for adults who are embarking on a physical conditioning program.

ATTIRE: Suitable gym clothes and shoes are required for admittance to the Center. Swimsuits are required for admittance to the pools. Shirts and shoes are required in weight room. Suitable clothing is to be worn in the sauna.

INSURANCE: The Community Center was constructed with the highest health and safety standards and does not provide accident insurance. Each person participates at his/her own risk.

LOST AND FOUND POLICY: Personal items brought to the Geneseo Park District are the responsibility of the individual. All items lost or misplaced shall be kept at the Community Center for no more than one month. After one month, any unclaimed items are disposed of or donated to a local charity.

PLEASE NOTE: All scheduled activities or facilities (times, dates and fees) may be changed or canceled at the discretion of the Park District staff. Certain facilities may be closed for class instruction. Please check times and dates on our website or at the front desk.

Park District Rules & Regulations

  • Smoking in any form, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited in or on any Park District property.
  • No person shall bring into or consume, possess, make a gift of or offer sale within the District, any alcoholic beverage or liquor in any building or area in the Park District without either written direct approval from the Executive Director, a Park District permit or inclusion within a written contract. No person under the age of 21 shall consume any beer, wine or other alcoholic beverage in or on Park District property at any time.
  • No person shall within the Park District use, administer, receive, offer for sale, possess, or make available to himself, or any person or animal, any controlled substance.
  • Possession of weapons and/or concealed carry by anyone is strictly prohibited at all times while on or in Park District property.
  • All items lost or misplaced on Park District property shall be kept at the Community Center for no more than 1 month.
  • Participants and authorized users may request to have a service animal accompany them in the Park System where they are authorized users as a reasonable accommodation. Persons with disabilities are invited to contact the ADA Coordinator. The Park District will make reasonable accommodations in facilities and programs to enable participation by individuals with disabilities.
  • By registering for, participating in or attending Park District programs, events, or other activities, the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) irrevocably agrees to the use and distribution by the Park District of his or her image (or of his/her minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such programs, events and activities for any purpose without inspection or approval and without compensation, rights to royalties or any other consideration now and in the future. If you do not wish your household to be photographed, you will need to complete and sign the Geneseo Park District Waiver form.
  • Each member or guest of Park District facilities and participant of programs has a responsibility to behave properly while on Park District premises and must adhere to specific Rules of Conduct or will be subject to remedial actions based on the Park District Behavior Management Policy.

Upcoming Events

August 06

Back to School Bash

Family Friendly Activities include...
Park District Bounce House & NEW interactive Inflatables, Yard Games, Popcorn & Drinks
Plus stay for the Outdoor Summer Movie Night at dusk.
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

August 06

OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT

ONWARD (PG)
Join us for a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Limit 200 participants. Gates open at 6:00 pm.
Movies begin at Dusk.
In case of inclement weather the movie will be rescheduled.
FREE Admission & FREE Popcorn thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

August 19

FREE SEMINAR - How to build a better smoothie

Geneseo Community Center Pre-registration is recommended Smoothies offer a convenient way to boost quantity and quality of fruit and vegetable intake in your diet. The nutritional value of a smoothie can change drastically based on the specific ingredients used to make it. Today you will learn how to customize your smoothie to better meet your nutritional needs. Pre-registration recommended.

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