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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.

PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS: On days when the Geneseo School District releases early or cancels due to weather, our programs are also cancelled.  If the Geneseo School District has a late start all Adult Programs will run as scheduled. All other programs scheduled after school would run as scheduled.  Make-up classes will be scheduled if facility and instructor resources are available.

The Park District and/or its independent contractors reserve the right to consolidate, postpone or cancel any activity or program that has not met the established minimum. The determination to cancel programs will be made 3 days prior to scheduled start date.

If lightning strikes or thunder is heard all pool participants will be required to be out of the Indoor or Aquatic Center for 15 minutes from the time of the last lightning strike or thunder heard. Outdoor Swim lessons will not be cancelled due to weather. Water Safety will be taught in a safe environment if participants are unable to enter the pool.

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL CANCELLATIONS: Preschool follows the Geneseo School District 228 calendar for full days off (does not include scheduled early dismissals or half days). On days when Geneseo School District releases early or cancels because of weather, Preschool is also cancelled. On days when the School District starts late Starbrights & Kinderbrights AM classes will be cancelled. Twinklebrights and Starbrights & Kinderbrights PM classes will be held as scheduled.

PROGRAM REFUNDS:  Participants that request a refund before the start of a program will receive a full refund. Refunds requested after the start of a program will receive ½ of the unused portion minus a $5.00 service fee. The $5.00 service fee will be waived if the patron chooses to send the refund to their account as a credit on account versus being mailed a refund check.

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.

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to the Park District ADA Coordinator. Requests should be made at least 48 hours prior to the date these services/items are needed (minimum 5 days advance notice for sign language interpreter requests). 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

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 or Cannabis.
  • No Person under the influence of any Controlled Substance or Cannabis shall enter, be, or remain on District Property.
  • No Person shall intentionally or knowingly by any means cause bodily harm or make physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with another Person on District Property.
  • 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.

Facility Rental Policies 

AVAILABLE SPACE, EQUIPMENT AND MAXIMUM CAPACITY MAY BE LIMITED SUBJECT TO THE CURRENT STATE GUIDELINES
PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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ALL GENESEO PARK DISTRICT FACILITIES

  • Renters & Guests may only utilize the space rented. Use of other spaces is prohibited.
    • Renters are given exclusive use of a space within the designated facility, but should understand that the accompanying restrooms & other amenities will remain open to the public. Because of this, renters are expected to be considerate of others who may be using the facility during their rental. 
    • Park District sponsored activities have priority in all facilities therefore rental requests are not accepted more than 6 months in advance and the Park District reserves the right to move a rental to another location if deemed necessary.
  • Set Up/Take Down
    • Decorations are acceptable but must be hung with painters tape.
    • All rented space must be returned to its original set-up.
    • All tables and chairs must be put back to their original location. Tables/Chairs are not to be removed from room.
    • The renter will be charged a damage fee for facility damage or if excessive clean up is required.
    • If using the kitchen in The Center or the Kitchenette in the Poolside Room; the renter will provide dish soap & towels. Any dishes used from The Center must be washed, dried & put away in their original location. Please clean up any spills and wipe out the sinks.
  • 1Holidays when Park District facilities are closed, if staff is available and willing to work, the facility may be rented. The renter will be charged an additional holiday rental fee of $35/hour. 2If the pool is rented, the renter will be charged an additional $35/hour/Lifeguard.
  • Signage is prohibited on Park District property, including grass, exterior windows and down The Center’s main hallway without prior permission in writing.
  • Smoking/Vaping is prohibited within a minimum of 15 ft from all doors and windows. Designated smoking area is provided. Please properly dispose of cigarette remains.
  • All garbage must be in bags and will be picked up by Park District Staff.
  • All rentals are during regularly scheduled hours unless otherwise listed. Additional fees apply to before or after hours rentals.

AQUATIC CENTER (Maximum Occupancy 500) & POOLSIDE ROOM (Maximum Occupancy 64 / 60 seated)

  • Use of Pool & Splash Pad is not included for Poolsdie Room Rental unless Daily Admission or Aquatic Center Rental is applied.
  • Aquatic Center could be closed due to inclement weather and/or low attendance. Poolside Room Rentals are not guaranteed swimming.
  • 3Concessions Small drink & small popcorn combos may be purchased for an additional $4.00/combo. Other concessions may be purchased at regular prices.

SPLASH PAD (Maximum Occupancy 125)

  • The Splash Pad reservation will be cancelled if thundering or lightning.
  • Children under 10 years of age must be with a guardian 14 years or older.
  • Restroom is available.
  • Poolside Room can be rented if you would like to serve food & drinks.

DEDRICK ROOM (Maximum Occupancy 167 / 100 seated), ACTIVITY ROOM (Maximum Occupancy 197 / 100 seated) & PARTY ROOM (Maximum Occupancy 33 seated)

  • Use of Pool & Gyms are not included unless Daily Admission or Indoor Pool and/or Gym Rental is applied.
  • All furniture on carpeted areas in the Activity Room is not to be moved.
  • Equipment for Activity Room games can be signed out at The Center’s front desk at no additional charge. This includes equipment to play; Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffleboard, Air Hockey & Wii.

CENTRAL THEATER (Maximum Occupancy 177)

Standard Rental includes the use of theater and stage with a manager on duty. Renter can bring a DVD or Blue Ray (of appropriate content).

  • Private viewing of current film is available. Minimum of 50 people required, regular admission and concession rates will apply.
  • 3Concessions Small drink & small popcorn combos may be purchased for an additional $4.00/combo. Other concessions may be purchased at regular prices.
  • Equipment price excludes any equipment or film we may have to purchase or rent to accommodate any rental.
  • Janitorial Services are required following a rental.

DIGITAL MARQUEE

  • Park District Birthday Party Packages will include a birthday wish on the marquee the day of the party.
  • Rentals held at a Geneseo Park District facilities have the option to advertise the rental for an additional fee of $15 per day.  The Digital Marquee message must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance with the Marketing Coordinator.

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE MAY BE REQUIRED
Visit https://www.theeventhelper.com/ to purchase event insurance.

PAYMENTS
Payment must be received in full 14 days in advance for all rentals.
Equipment booked less then 14 days in advance must be paid in full before the scheduled rental time.

CANCELLATION POLICY
7 day advanced cancellation notice must be give for a full refund.

Equipment Rental Policy

AVAILABLE SPACE, EQUIPMENT AND MAXIMUM CAPACITY MAY BE LIMITED SUBJECT TO THE CURRENT STATE GUIDELINES
PLEASE CALL (309) 944-5695 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

>LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19 FACILITY UPDATES

Facility Rentals, Equipment Rentals & Birthday Parties Brochure


  • Borrower shall inspect any and all borrowed equipment each time it is obtained to be fully aware as to the condition of the equipment, and that the equipment is in good condition and repair.
  • Borrower accepts the equipment in "AS IS CONDITION AND WITH ALL FAULTS". It is expressly understood and agreed that Lender has made no representations, express or implied, as to the condition of the equipment or its suitability for use by Borrower, including its employees, agents, and authorized users. Borrower is solely responsible for determining whether the equipment requested is suitable, safe, and appropriate for any intended use and understands that Lender makes no such representation.
  • Borrower shall pay Lender’s reasonable costs to repair any damage to borrowed equipment, beyond ordinary wear or tear.
  • Borrower shall use and operate the borrowed equipment in accordance with any and all applicable manufacturer’s guidelines, federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, and shall only permit properly trained and qualified persons to operate and/or use the borrowed equipment. All such persons shall be and shall conclusively be deemed to by the agents or employees of Borrower only.
  • Unless approved by Lender, Borrower shall not sublease or loan any borrowed equipment to any third party.
  • PHOTOBOOTH: Pursuant to the responsibilities of the Borrower, Lender agrees to have a photobooth operational for a minimum of 80% during this period; occasionally, operations may need to be interrupted for maintenance of the photobooth. In the event Lender is unable to supply a working photobooth for at least 80% of the Service period, Borrower shall be refunded a prorated amount based on the amount of service received. If no service is received, Lender’s maximum liability will be the return of all payments received from Borrower.
    • ONLINE GALLERY: Upon receiving downloadable link for high-resolution files, Borrower accepts all responsibility for archiving and protecting the photographs. Lender is not responsible for the lifespan of any digital media provided for any future changes in digital technology or media readers that might result in an inability to read discs provided. It is Borrower’s responsibility to make sure that digital files are copied to new media as required.
    • EVENT/GALLERY SET UP: The Geneseo Park District Marketing Department will contact you to finalize your photobooth event. You will receive a link to your gallery prior to your event. One round of changes to your gallery are included in the rental fee. All additional changes will be charged at $25 / hour (minimum 1 hour).
    • PHOTO RELEASE: Borrower irrevocably agrees to the use and distribution images produced with its photobooth by the Park District 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.
  • INDEMNIFICATION: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Borrower shall protect, indemnify, save, defend and hold harmless Lender, including its officers, officials, agents, volunteers and employees (collectively “Lender”), from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, claims, damages, penalties, causes of action, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney and paralegal fees, court costs and expert expenses), which Lender may become obligated by reason of any accident, injury or death of persons, or loss of or damage to property arising indirectly or directly in connection with or under, or as a result of this agreement, whether or not covered by insurance, regardless of whether or not it is caused in part by a party indemnified hereunder.

This Agreement is entered into solely for the benefit of the contracting parties, and nothing in this Agreement is intended, either expressly or impliedly, to provide any right or benefit of any kind whatsoever to any person or entity who in not a party to this Agreement, or to acknowledge, establish or impose any legal duty to any third party.

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE MAY BE REQUIRED
Visit https://www.theeventhelper.com/ to purchase event insurance.

PAYMENTS
Payment must be received in full 14 days in advance for all rentals.
Equipment booked less then 14 days in advance must be paid in full before the scheduled rental time.

CANCELLATION POLICY
7 day advanced cancellation notice must be give for a full refund.

Alcohol Policy

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An application indicating the intent to have alcohol during a rental must be submitted to the Superintendent of Facilities 30 days prior to the event.

  • Locations: The sale, delivery and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages may be permitted within the following facilities: Community Center’s Gymnasium, Dedrick Room, Activity Room, Aquatic Center’s Poolside Room, Athletic Field and Party Room or designated rental areas and Athletic Field.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be consumed outside the approved areas or rooms without prior written approval by the Superintendent of Facilities.
  • Reservations: If alcohol is to be served the reservation must be made by person’s 21 years of age or older. This person is responsible for making sure that no one under 21 is consuming alcohol at the event. Furthermore, the designated individual must be present at all times and may not become inebriated at any point of the event and is responsible for contacting the building supervisor should a problem arise.
  • Attendance: If more than 50 people are expected to be in attendance at any one time, extra staffing or security may be required at the renters expense as determined by the Superintendent of Facilities.
  • Certificate of Insurance: The applicant must obtain Special Event Host Liquor Liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000. The applicant must be named as the insured and the Geneseo Park District will be an additional insured certificate holder. Proof of the insurance must be provided to the Park District at least (7) days before your event. If you are charging an admission to your event, you must also secure dram shop insurance. Visit https://www.theeventhelper.com/ to purchase event insurance.
  • Permits: If applicant is selling alcohol a permit from the City of Geneseo must be obtained for a Special Event Liquor License or a Special Use Permit Liquor License in addition to the Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 and dram shop insurance.
  • Swimming: If Alcohol is present, no swimming is allowed.
  • No Person under the influence of Alcoholic Liquor, shall enter into, be, or remain on District Property unless attending a permitted event. For purposes of this policy, “under the influence” means affected by Alcoholic Liquor, in any determinable manner. A determination of being “under the influence” can be established by a professional opinion, a scientifically valid test, a lay person’s opinion, or the statement of a witness.
  • No Person, other than the District or its agent, shall sell or deliver any Alcoholic Liquor on District Property, unless said Person has first obtained a Permit, license, or contract therefor from the District.
  • No person shall distribute, provide or allow any person under 21 years old to possess or consume Alcoholic Liquor on District Property. No person under the age of 21 years old shall possess or consume Alcoholic Liquor on District Property.
  • No Person shall bring into, possess, consume, take, use, or transfer any Alcoholic Liquor on District Property without having first obtained a Permit therefor from the District unless he is in or on District Property where the possession, consumption, use, or transfer of Alcoholic Liquor is permitted, or unless the Alcoholic Liquor is legally possessed in an unopened container stored in the trunk of a motor vehicle.
  • Every Person possessing, using, consuming, or transferring Alcoholic Liquor pursuant to this policy, shall be subject to and shall comply with the Liquor Control Act of 1934 and all other state, local, and District laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations regarding the possession, use, consumption, or transfer of Alcoholic Liquor.

Upcoming Events

July 08

COMMUNITY CAMP OUT

Camp out under the stars at the Athletic Field
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
Plus join your friends for the Outdoor Summer Movie Night at dusk.

July 08

OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT

GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13)
Join us for a family friendly movie outdoors on the big screen at the Athletic Field.
Movies begin at Dusk.
FREE Admission & FREE Popcorn thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

July 09

UNPLUG ILLINOIS

The Unplug Illinois Day is a statewide initiative that encourages people to get out, unplug, play and engage with one another. Come out to the Athletic Field and participate in a variety of games and activities.
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation

All Upcoming Events