COVID-19 UPDATD

Update as of May 14, 2020

Dear Residents and Patrons of Veterans Park District,

As you’re aware, Governor Pritzker has extended the stay-at-home order through the end of May with a possibility of mid-June. The Park District continues to monitor information and waits for additional guidance from the Governor, the CDC, and the Illinois Department of Public Health beyond that time. Since social distancing and restrictions on groups larger than 10 will remain in place throughout the summer months, a number of important decisions had to be made. As a result, the following changes will occur as we focus on the safety, security, and sanitation for Veterans Park District patrons and staff.

As disappointing as this news may be, we feel it is the right decision for the health and safety of the general public as we cope with this unprecedented pandemic and how to meet the challenges it presents not just for the swimming pool, campers and all activities conducted by Veterans Park District.

We greatly look forward to the lifting of the stay at home order so that Veterans Park District, along with everyone else, can begin to transition back to a new "normal,” which we anticipate will allow for greater use of the parks and a gradual re-introduction of programs and services. It is our hope that when we come out on the other side of this, we will all emerge stronger as a community, and Veterans Park District looks forward to getting back to Enhancing the Quality of Life of our Residents.

Veterans Park District

Update as of April 24, 2020

As of April 23, 2020, Governor Pritzker has extended the state-wide stay-at-home order through May 30, 2020.
All Park District programs and events are cancelled or suspended and all VPD facilities and playgrounds are closed.
The parks are open for walking and running, but please keep the recommended six foot distance from others.

Note that our maintenance staff is implementing a higher level of cleaning and disinfecting for all building surfaces, park vehicles, fitness equipment and will continue to do so until further notice.
Don’t hesitate to email frontdesk@vpdpark.org or call (708) 343-5270 (leave a voicemail) for more information.

Update as of March 29, 2020

President Trump has extended COVID-19 social distancing guidelines to April 30, 2020. All Park District programs have been cancelled or suspended and all VPD facilities and playgrounds are closed. The parks are open for walking /running, but please keep the CDC recommended distance of 6 feet from another person. All playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment are CLOSED for your maximum safety.

Note that our maintenance staff is implementing a higher level of cleaning and disinfecting for all building surfaces, park vehicles, fitness equipment and will continue to do so until further notice.
Don’t hesitate to email frontdesk@vpdpark.org or call 708-343-5270 ( leave a voicemail ) for more information.

Update as of March 21, 2020

Dear Veterans Park District Families:
The safety of our residents and patrons is the Park District’s first priority.
To keep our community healthy and to slow down the spread of COVID-19, VPD will be following the “Social Distancing” protocol recommended by the CDC.
NOTICE:
All park district programs have been cancelled or suspended and all VPD facilities and Playgrounds are closed.
The parks are open for walking /running, but please keep the CDC recommended distance of 6 feet from another person.
The playground and outdoor exercise equipment is CLOSED for your maximum safety.
Guidelines are in accordance to Governor Pritzker Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay at home beginning Saturday, March 21 through April 7, 2020.
Note that our maintenance staff is implementing a higher level of cleaning and disinfecting for all building surfaces, park vehicles, and fitness equipment.
We will keep you updated as plans develop, check our website or Facebook frequently.
We are planning for the best summer ever here at VPD, with Summer Camps and Special Events to look forward to. Don’t hesitate to email frontdesk@vpdpark.org for more information.