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In-Person Programs Resume

In-person programming will resume Monday, January 25th at parks across the city after the State adjusted metrics that determine COVID-19 restrictions for Illinois regions. Winter programs previously scheduled to begin January 4th were suspended in accordance with the State’s Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation plan to suppress the spread of COVID-19. Under the current guidelines, limited, socially distanced programming will be offered at parks across the city. Programs will run from January 25th through March 28th. In order to adhere to strict capacity limits, all in-person participants must register. Masks must be worn at all times. Virtual programs continue as originally scheduled running from January 4th through March 21.

Seniors & Special Recreation Programs
At this time, programming for seniors and individuals with intellectual disabilities remains online only.

Important Information for Winter In-Person Programs
•    Classes operate with static pods and stable cohorts.  Class sizes are limited to 10 participants per instructor.
•    Social distancing, physically keeping 6 feet apart from one another, is required at all times. 
•    All guests are required to wear their own face-covering/masks during programs.
•    Guests must bring their own water, drinking fountains will not be available.


Program Dates*

In-Person Programs:  January 25 - March 28
Virtual Programs:  January 4 - March 21

*Programs at McFetridge Sports Center, Morgan Park Sports Center, Gately & Addams Park follow a different schedule.  Go here to view that schedule.


Register now for in-person programs.  Click on any of the options below.

View All In-Person Winter Programs

Information for Online Programs

  • Most programs are hosted via Zoom. Aquatics and Gymnastic Center classes use Microsoft TEAMS.
    The link for a class will be listed on the registration receipt.
  • An account is required to register and participate in a class. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, set up an account now.
  • With the limited number of spaces available in each class, it is recommended to sign up early.
  • To ensure a safe online experience, all virtual programs will require the name of the person taking the class be provided.  This name must match the name of the person entered when registering. 
  • Please review and keep your ActiveNet registration receipt. 
    • You will find the meeting link and password for each registered program on the receipt.
    • When it is time for a program to begin, click the meeting link on the receipt and enter the listed password when prompted.