The success of any governmental agency can only be accomplished
with ongoing conversations and input with the community it serves.
The Park District of Highland Park utilizes a number or means to give
you, our residents, a voice in your Park District, including:
• Long-standing resident volunteer committees headed by Park Board
members such as the Athletics and Golf Committees
• Ad hoc resident volunteer advisory committees for large special
projects such as the Rosewood Beach renovation and Community Park
at the Recreation Center of Highland Park conversion
• Adhoc special project open houses for neighborhoods and interested
residents to share their thoughts and ideas on projects such as new park
playgrounds and other improvements
• Customer satisfaction surveys distributed to program and camp
participant families on an on-going basis
• Attitude and Interest surveys and focus groups conducted throughout
the community for special projects
The feedback we receive from you in these conversations along with
personal conversations, phone calls, and emails we receive each day
are invaluable to ensure the Park District of Highland Park continues to
meet the needs of our community today and for future generations.
Sponsored, Recognized & Affiliated
Visit pdhp.org for a listing of the Park District Sponsored, Recognized
and Affiliated Organizations.
The Rainout Line helps you stay up-to-date when adverse weather
affects the programs and events that are important to you and lets
you choose how you want to be notified.
The Rainout Line gives you 4 convenient options:
1 | EMAIL & TEXT ALERTS **Best Option**
The best and most immediate way to get notification about the activities/facilities
that are important to you. You can manage your activity/facility notification and
establish the length of time you want to receive the notifications.
2 | DOWNLOAD THE FREE RAINOUT LINE APP
The App allows you to customize the activities/facilities of interest so they will
always show up first when you refer to the app in the future.
3 | PDHP.ORG
View the status of all available activity and facility categories on the Rainout
Line page*. On your desktop, you can hover over or click on the event/program/
facilities/camps to see more detail. On your smart phone, you can click on the
event/program/facilities/camps to see more detail.
4 | Rainout Line HOTLINE-Call (847) 579-9008
You have the option to listen to the menu of activity/facility extensions or you can
enter a specific extension for automated updates. The extension list is also provided
on the Rainout Line page at pdhp.org.
Look for these icons on the website & app:
Program is a go as planned.
Program is cancelled or there has been a change.
Ready to get started with the Rainout Line?
Go to pdhp.org & click on the Rainout Line logo. The Rainout Line page provides
you with step-by-step directions to sign up for email or text alerts, download
the app and it also provides the updated status list of all activities/facilities.
Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people
participating in District programs and activities. All persons
registering for District programs/activities, participants in
District events, or using District property thereby agree that any
photograph or video taken by the District may be used in District
publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, event
flyers, social media (including Facebook, YouTube, and other social
media sites operated by the District), and the District’s website
without additional prior notice or permission and without any
compensation to you. All photos and videos are property of the
Information regarding participants enrolled in Park District
programs is confidential. For your family’s safety, staff will not
release information to anyone who is not on your account.
Food Allergy Awareness
If your child is allergic to certain foods, call the program supervisor
or manager upon confirmation of registration.
Pesticide Application Notification
The Park District of Highland Park uses the Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) system. By using IPM, we meet our objectives
of maximizing cultural, biological and environmental controls
while minimizing chemical use. Occasionally, chemical means
are necessary. When these are used on Park District grounds,
notification is made through posting of signs in the area, as
well as contacting residents, by phone or email, listed on our
“turf care notification registry.” If you would like to be added
to the notification registry, please call the Director of Parks at
Lightning Detection System
In an effort to protect patrons from the threat of a lightning strike,
the Park District of Highland Park has completed installation of ten
Strike Guard lightning detection systems at key locations around
the district. Strike Guard is a state-of-the-art solar-powered system
with a unique and advanced detection technology that tracks actual
lightning strikes and will sound when lightning is within a 10-mile
When lightning is detected, the system will sound a 15-second blast
that can be heard from 2,400 feet away followed by a continuous
strobe light. When this blast is heard or the strobe light is seen,
park users and program participants should clear the area and seek
immediate shelter. Once the system has detected that dangerous
weather has cleared, 3 short blasts will sound signaling to patrons
that it is safe to resume outdoor activities.
Strike Guard sensors are installed at the following locations: Sunset
Valley Golf Club (two sensors installed), Hidden Creek AquaPark,
Deer Creek/Larry Fink Memorial Park (two sensors installed), West
Ridge Park, Park Avenue Boating Facility, Centennial Ice Arena (two
sensors installed), Sunset Woods Park, Recreation Center of Highland
Park, Olson Park and Heller Nature Center. The system operates yearround
between 7am and 10pm.
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