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Update: Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations
On Tuesday, November 17, Governor Pritzker announced Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation efforts to address the rising COVID-19 cases in our state and community. The Berwyn Park District is revising our guidance and current program requirements to adhere to the new guidelines. We stand with the Berwyn community and are all in this together during these unprecedented times.

We will continue to support the public through safe programming and outdoor recreation options. We ask that everyone continue to do their part by washing their hands frequently, wearing a mask at all times while in public, and staying home if sick.

IDPH will continue to track the COVID-19 positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in regions over 14-day monitoring periods to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place. We recommend following the Berwyn Park District on Facebook for COVID-19 notifications, park news, and program updates.

When will the Berwyn Park District move to Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations?
Friday, November 20

What will be available at the Berwyn Park District in Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation?
Facilities
Proksa Park Activity Center will remain open for in person registration. A mask is required at all times. However, we strongly encourage online registration as a first option, if possible. You are able to register for programs online at berwynparks.org. Contact Customer Service at 708-795-2892 with any questions regarding programs or registration assistance.

Proksa Park Activity Center hours will be -
Mon - Thu – 10am – 6pm
Fri – 9 am – 12 pm

Playgrounds
Outdoor playgrounds will remain open. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be adhered to at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require disinfection of outdoor playgrounds and the equipment will NOT be disinfected. Patrons can use the open outdoor playgrounds at their discretion.

Water Fountains and Bathrooms
Water fountains will remain turned off and outdoor bathrooms will remain closed to the public.

Athletics and In-Person Programs
We will be pausing all indoor group sporting and recreational activities. All current enrollees will be contacted directly with next steps regarding their program.

Fields and Parks
Outdoor recreation is allowed with the adherence of a 10-person group limit. Masks are required at all times in the parks.

Events
Our upcoming Candy Cane Hunt will be revised to bring the fun to you! Join us on Saturday, December 12 at 10am for a drive-thru pick up of everything you need to have a Candy Cane Hunt safely at home. The Candy Cane Hunt polar packages will be available on a first come, first serve basis at one package per child (limit 5 per household).

Rentals
All current indoor rentals will be cancelled.

Preschool
Preschool will remain fully remote with Preschool Enrichment Kit pickup at Liberty Cultural Center on Friday’s at 9am – 10am only. Please keep car windows closed, wear a mask, and kits will be placed directly in the trunk of your vehicle. Digital kits will be available for families who have a positive COVID-19 case in their household.

Where can I get updated information regarding COVID-19 guidelines?
We encourage you to visit us in the following ways for up-to-date information regarding reopening guidelines and available programs.
• Visit our website at berwynparks.org to view reopening updates and to register for virtual and in-person programs
• Join our Email List to get updates regarding reopening and available programs
• Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and happenings in the park!

About BPD
The Berwyn Park District is a separate municipal governing agency established for the purpose of providing parks, facilities and recreational programs for the residents of Berwyn.

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Proksa Park
Activity Center

3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
708-795-2892
Freedom Park
Administration Office

3701 Scoville Avenue
708-788-1701
Liberty
Cultural Center

6445 W. 27th Place
708-795-2891
The Berwyn Park District is proud to be a partner and supporter of the West Suburban Special Recreational Association.