Illinois Moves to Bridge to Phase 5

Last week, Governor Pritzker announced that Illinois will move to the Bridge to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, May 17. The Park District will be able to offer the following:

  • Organized group recreational activities and gym capacities can now include 100 people or 50% of capacity (whichever is less) for indoor activities. Staff will communicate directly with program participants if these new measures will have an impact.
  • Individuals ages 12 and older who have been fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.
  • Children under the age of 12 must continue to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, along with the coaches / leader of those programs to set the example for the participating children.
  • Individuals who are not vaccinated are still required to wear a mask.
  • For the Family Recreation Center, advanced reservations for facility usage are still required. Information is available via the Oak Brook Park District website.
  • Fitness centers may now operate at 60% of capacity. At the Family Recreation Center, reservation opportunities have been increased to include 29 participants within the fitness center and 15 participants utilizing the track on an hourly basis. Group exercise will continue to take place in-person. Beginning Monday, May 17, Group Exercise will include 12 in-person participants; 20 “virtual” participants may also participate in group exercise classes. See here for an updated schedule of classes.
  • All remaining Leisure pool rentals already booked in May can expand their capacity to 75 in response to the new capacity limits. Leisure pool and Splash Island rentals for June will open on May 15th at 12pm. These will allow for groups of up to 75 people and prices have been slightly modified. Please check out the Family Aquatic Center and Splash Island website pages for full updates. Open swims will continue to be offered with reservations required for both pools at these new capacities. (Upace reservation). See here for an updated Aquatics Schedule, and check the website for updates.
  • Locker Rooms, including showers and lockers, are available for use.
  • Sports groups, whether indoors or outdoors, can have 100 or fewer participants. Overall capacity is limited to the lesser of 100 guests or 50% of overall room capacity indoors. There may be multiple groups of 100 (outdoors) as long as they are at least 30 feet apart. Groups may not comingle, interchange or interact with one another. 
  • Meetings, social events, and gatherings can now include 1000 people or 60% capacity. This includes private events at Central Park West in which capacity has increased to include 120 total participants. Individual participants who are affected by the new mitigations will be contacted by staff.

These are the maximum capacities but the Oak Brook Park District may have lower capacity limits due to safety of the program or facility.

The Illinois Department of Public Health will continue to track the positivity rate in our region and if the metrics don’t improve more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce the spread of the virus, which could include further reducing capacity on organized group recreation, fitness or other activities as well as the temporary suspension of certain activities.

Follow the latest regional metrics here

Please continue to wash your hands, monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19, and stay home if you are feeling sick. Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.