Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

The Barrington Park District is pleased to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. A.D.A. requires that recreation programs offered be available in the most integrated setting appropriate for each individual. For all programs, participants must be fully restroom trained. If diapers or incontinent aids are used, the participant/parent must be able to provide their own personal care. Those who use the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the Park District through the Illinois Relay Center seven days a week at 1(800) 526-0844. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Park District at (847) 381-0687 and fill out proper paperwork regarding special accommodations needed for enjoyment of Park District programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Barrington Park District does not discriminate against any person participating in Park District programs, activities, or services on the basis of sex, race, religion or cultural background.

Code of Conduct

All individuals on park district property and in park district programs are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. All individuals shall:

  • Show respect to participants/staff/others, and take directions from staff.
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language.
  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, participants, others or staff.
  • Show respect to equipment, supplies, and facilities.

Individuals who do not conform to this Code of Conduct will be subject to suspension from the program or dismissal depending on the frequency, nature and severity of any infraction, including immediate dismissal, all to be determined at the discretion of the Director.

Behavior Procedures for Participants
Staff will make every effort to assist participants in correcting any unacceptable behavior through re-direction, reminders of expected conduct and parent conference.  Staff will help the participant develop self-control and assume responsibility for their own behavior based on four overall rules:

  • A participant may not disturb or hurt others, verbally or physically.
  • A participant may not damage school or park district equipment.
  • A participant may not place themselves and/or others in dangerous situations.
  • A participant must respect and follow staff direction.

If unacceptable behavior continues, the staff will implement the appropriate procedures as outlined in the park district policy manual.

Improper Speech and Conduct

No person shall use any abusive, threatening, indecent, profane, or obscene language, or language calculated to occasion a breach of the peace, nor be guilty of any indecent act or behavior in the Park System.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside any Park District facility.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is not permitted in any Park or facility. Special procedures, application and fees are required for special use and/or rental. See our Rental page for more information. (“rental” should be clickable link to the rental pages)

Use of Cellular Phones in Park District Facilities

  • To ensure privacy to the patrons of the Barrington Park District in  certain areas such as locker rooms and washrooms, the following policy regarding cell phones has been implemented. Since it is difficult to determine at a glance which phone has photo capabilities, this policy will affect ALL cellular phone usage in these areas.
  • The Barrington Park District prohibits the use of any device capable of recording, producing, duplicating, reproducing, storing, copying, transmitting or displaying any type of pictures from all Barrington Park District restrooms, locker rooms, or anywhere else where patrons expect privacy.
  • Individuals observed using cellular phones in these areas would be asked to stop or leave the area. Failure to comply could result in the person(s) being banned from park district property. Those individuals using cellular phones and taking or transmitting pictures from these areas will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Photo Policy

On occasion, Park District staff may photograph or videotape participants in Park District programs/classes or at Park events/facilities. These photos are for Park District use only and may be used in publications, brochures, pamphlets, flyers or video products. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please inform the photographer.

Lost and Found

“Found” items will be kept at the Fitness and Recreation Center for approximately 30 days.  After that 30-day period, items will be disposed at the discretion of the District’s Executive Director. Items that are usable by the District (sports equipment, towels, etc.) may become District property and be put into use.

Offering Articles for Sale

No person shall offer or exchange for sale any article or thing, or do any hawking, peddling, or soliciting, or buy or offer to buy an article or thing, or take up any collection, or solicit to receive contributions of money or anything of value in the Park System except when authorized to do so by permit from or contract with the Director of Parks and Recreation.

Animals

Animals may be led by leash on such portions of the park system as designated for pedestrian traffic, except in the teams course areas of Ron Beese Park.