Safety, Rules and Guidelines

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Safety is our #1 Priority!

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Since the early 1980's, the Lemont Park District has been a member of the Park District Risk Management Agency, PDRMA. PDRMA is a self-insurance risk pool made up of over 150 Illinois Park & Recreation Agencies. The risk pool monitors and evaluates its members' programs, procedures, policies and property. The park district staff has adopted safety as its goal for all participants. The staff is working towards making programs and property safe for all residents to participate in. Staff members attend workshops and seminars to learn about potential hazards, new procedures and equipment to make your experience in a program or event safe and fun for all ages.   The Lemont Park District's Board of Commissioners and Staff are proud of the achievement in this program. Injuries and accidents have been reduced. Each year the Lemont Park District is evaluated in our efforts. Each year the Lemont Park District scores in the Excellent ‘A’ Rating. We will continue our efforts toward making the Lemont Park District's facilities and programs the safest and most enjoyable.

Abbey Oaks Park

General Park Rules and Guidelines

Your safety is our number one goal. The following rules and guidelines are to be adhered to at all times when visiting Lemont Park District parks:

  1. All parks are closed from dusk until dawn unless authorized by the Lemont Park District.
  2. Play at your own risk. You are responsible for determining if you or your child is physically fit and properly skilled for any activity.
  3. Use equipment only as designed and intended. Do not use play equipment improperly. Inspect play areas before starting play.
  4. Please use age appropriate equipment accordingly.
  5. Parents are responsible for the supervision and conduct of their children at all times.
  6. Helmets, garments with drawstrings, necklaces or other accessories around the neck, should not be worn while on the equipment.
  7. No rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, tricycles, scooters, or similar equipment are allowed in the play area. Please park bikes in the bike rack.
  8. No glass or metal containers allowed.
  9. No Smoking permitted in park.
  10. Playgrounds are closed when surface material is frozen.
  11. Do not use equipment when wet and use caution when play surfaces may be hot.
  12. Proper footwear must be worn at all times when using play equipment. No bare feet allowed.
  13. Report any damage or vandalism to the park district as soon as possible.
  14. Pets are not allowed on park equipment and must be leashed. (pets are not allowed at Virginia Reed Park).
  15. Please clean up after your pets.
  16. Golf is not permitted on any park district property.
  17. Please report any vandalism or broken equipment to the Lemont Park District.
  18. Park visitors are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times including refraining from using profanity, abusive or foul language. Threatening behavior exhibited to self or others is strictly prohibited.
  19. For a full description of the District’s code of conduct, please view the Lemont Park District General Use Ordinance available at www.LemontParkDistrict.org.
  20. Please dial 911 for any Police, Fire or Medical Emergency.

Thank you to park neighbors for reporting any problems and safety issues. Questions, concerns and comments about the District’s parks and playgrounds may be directed to the Lemont Park District at 630-257-6787.

Lightening Detection System on Centennial Campus

The Lemont Park District Centennial Campus is equipped with two lightening alert systems. These systems will notify individuals using outdoor facilities on the Centennial Campus of lightening within a 10-mile radius and to immediately suspend and clear all outdoor facilities such as fields and the pavilion.

One long 15-second horn blast = lightening detected - SEEK SHELTER NOW (all outdoor activities are immediately suspended.) Seek enclosed and grounded buildings, automobile, truck or approved lightening shelter.

Strobe Flashing = Lightening in the area - SEEK SHELTER NOW (all outdoor activities are immediately suspended.) Continue to seek shelter. Avoid outdoor areas, water, tall trees, metal fences, overhead wires and power lines, elevated ground, mowers and rain shelters.

Three short 5-second horn blasts = All clear. It is now safe to resume outdoor activities. The all clear is given 30 minutes after the last observed lightening or thunder is seen or heard.

Click here to view lightening alert flyer.

 

Rock Pit Skate Park Rules

This is a skate-at-your-own risk facility. This is a non-supervised facility designed for skateboarding and in-line skating only.

Skateboarding and in-line skating are high risk activities. It is required that all users wear proper Protective equipment including: helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, etc. during all activities.  Use of this park may expose the user to serious injury including broken bones, paralysis or death.

Know your ability and skate accordingly.

Inspect the skating surfaces before you begin and remove any trash, debris or objects that may prevent A SMOOTH and safe ride. Do not skate if there is damage to the skating surface.

  • No skating when surface is wet or during routine maintenance periods.
  • Bicycles, motorized vehicles, go-peds, roller skates, speed skates skateboards over 34” in length or other wheeled devices are not permitted in the skate park.
  • No modifications to the skating surface or features are allowed. No Personally owned ramps, boxes or other devices may be brought into the facility.
  • Skating allowed only during posted hours of operation (Dawn-Dusk).
  • No food, beverages, glass objects or containers allowed in the skating area.
  • Organized events require the prior approval of the Lemont Park District.
  • This is a drug-free/alcohol-free recreation area including smoking, e-cigarettes and any tobacco products
  • Abusive, profane or foul language or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.

No pets allowed in the skate park. Failure to adhere to skate park and park regulations can result in loss of facility privileges and/or citation.

Report any facility damage immediately to the Lemont Park District office at 630-257-6787.

Notice: this area is under 24 hour surveillance

Behavior Policy

Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. Participants shall:

  • Show respect to all participants, staff, volunteers, equipment, supplies and facilities
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language
  • Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to self, other participants or staff

The park district reserves the right to dismiss a participant from a program if their behavior or language is deemed inappropriate by staff. Lemont Park District applies a positive approach to discipline. Our staff will work with SEASPAR Special Parks & Recreation and parents when special accommodations are necessary due to a participant's disability. Lemont Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety of others.

Centennial Community Center

The circular drive in front of the Centennial Community Center is a drop off and pick-up area only. Please DO NOT PARK in this area as it is necessary for EMERGENCY VEHICLES to have immediate access to the building. Tickets are issued. Thank You for your cooperation.