The Park District of Highland Park strives to serve as the center
of the community and to be our residents’ first choice for
recreational services. Our adopted policies, procedures, and
programs are committed to creating an inclusive environment
where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.
The Park District of Highland Park provides programs, activities,
and facilities without discrimination or segregation on the
grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status,
age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation or gender.
No participant or spectator shall, on the basis of race, sex,
creed, national origin or disability, be denied equal access to
programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the
exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity.
Recreation Purpose Statement
To provide positive recreational experiences through
programs, camps, memberships, drop-in services, private and
group lessons, special events, leagues, tournaments, rentals,
and other activities which contribute to the individual’s
physical, social, emotional, cultural, and educational growth
in order to enrich the quality of life. Respect for the dignity
and self-worth of every individual shall be of paramount
The Park District of Highland Park does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, gender, (including pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, gender change, gender
orientation, gender stereotyping, or transgender status), sexual
orientation, age, national origin, parental status, political
affiliation, genetic information, marital status, veteran status,
disability, membership in an organization, age, reprisal, or
other unlawful factors.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Special
The Park District of Highland Park encourages participation by
everyone! If you or a family member have special needs and
would like to participate in a program, we will be happy to
make reasonable modification(s) to meet your needs. Please
indicate on the registration form if you would like information
regarding our inclusion programs and/or specifically identifying
any need for and request for reasonable modification(s)
according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Park District of Highland Park provides recreational
opportunities for all residents of Highland Park. People with
and without disabilities are encouraged and invited to register
for all Park District of Highland Park programs of interest.
People with disabilities will not be discriminated against in the
delivery of Park District of Highland Park programs.
The Park District of Highland Park, along with other
community leaders and organizations, is proud to
be a part of Character Counts!, a program teaching
children the six pillars of character: Citizenship, Caring, Fairness,
Respect, Responsibility and Trustworthiness. Children are 27%
of our population but 100% of the future. The direction they go
depends on us. The Park District of Highland Park wants to help
build the character of the next generation!
Senior Citizen Discount
Resident seniors, 65 and over, are entitled to 15% off the regular
registration fee for recreation programs and must show their
ID. This does not include excursions, contractual programs,
activities at special facilities or special workshops and events.
Active servicemen and women and their immediate families
receive resident rates plus an additional 15% discount on Park
District of Highland Park programs, memberships, and daily
fees, excluding select contractual programs. Register in person
with proof of active service to receive the reduced rate.
Call 847.831.3810 for more information.
Be Active!Get Involved!
Volunteer With Us!
Whether you are planning a one-day service event for a school or business,
want to join our natural areas restoration days, or seek a longer-term
commitment by coaching one of our youth sports programs, we offer tools,
expertise and support to make your volunteer experience fulfilling.
LOVE THE OUTDOORS? Become part of the team to restore
our natural areas. Eagle Scout project opportunities also available.
Contact Liz Ricketts at 847.571.7740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIKE TO SPRUCE THINGS UP? Bee a Volunteer! Assist Heller
Nature Center staff with trail trimming, gardening, or keeping our bee
hives healthy and thriving. Call Heller Nature Center at 847.433.6901.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES
ADA Compliance Officer: Brian Romes, Executive Director,
Park District of Highland Park
SPORTS ARE YOUR GAME? Coach young athletes in one of a
variety of sports. Contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or
To view all of the Park District of Highland Park Inclusion
Policies including: Transgender Policy, Harassment Policy
and Equal Opportunity Employee Policy, click here.
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