Fall 2020 Brochure - Page 76

Park District of Highland Park Virtual Programs Waiver & Release The Park District of Highland Park is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The Park District of Highland Park continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participant’s safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for the above listed programs/activities must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational activities/programs. You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physically fit and/or skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness related program to determine if it is right for your needs. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. If you choose to participate in any “virtual” activity, i.e. exercise to a video, you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that the exercises carry an inherent risk of physical injuries. To the extent permitted by law, the Park District of Highland Park and its affiliates disclaim any and all liability in connection with the exercises in this video and any instructions and advice provided. WARNING OF RISK Recreational activities, including virtual programs are intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. Despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury when participating in any recreational activity. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. Depending on the particular activity, participants must understand that certain risks, dangers and injuries due to inclement weather, slip and falls, poor skill level or conditioning, carelessness, horseplay, unsportsmanlike conduct, premises defects, inadequate or defective equipment, inadequate supervision, instruction or officiating, and all other circumstances inherent to indoor and outdoor recreational activities exist. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the Park District of Highland Park to guarantee absolute safety. WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in the virtual programs listed, you will be expressly assuming the risk and liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with these programs (including transportation services and vehicle operations, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in these virtual programs, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in these programs against the Park District of Highland Park, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees. By participating in any of these listed activities you are confirming that you have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax, my online or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.