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POLICIES & ORDINANCES

Ordinances & Resolutions

The ordinance regulating the use of the parks and property owned or controlled by the Lisle Park District shall be known and may be cited as the "Conduct Ordinance of the Lisle Park District." Below are ordinances and resolutions recently adopted by the Board of Park Commissioners.

Ordinance / Resolution Date Adopted / Amended Download
Lisle Park District Conduct Ordinance Updated December 2021 Conduct Ordinance Booklet
Code of Conduct

To ensure an enjoyable and safe program for all participants, the Lisle Park District has developed a behavior code. Participants shall:

  • Show respect to all participants, staff, and volunteers. Participants should follow program rules and take direction from staff
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language
  • Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to self, other participants, staff, or volunteers
  • Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities
  • Not possess any weapons

Additional rules are developed for specific programs, as deemed necessary by staff. The behavior required of participants and stated in the policy listed above applies to all parents, friends, relatives, or others accompanying the participants to any Park District program. The Lisle Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety of others.

The Lisle Park District Rules Regulations "Conduct Ordinance" booklet can be picked up at the Lisle Recreation Center or you can download a copy under the Ordinances & Resolutions tab listed above.

Behavior Management Policy

BEHAVIOR: All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make children’s programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. Additional rules may be developed for specific programs as deemed necessary by staff.

The Lisle Park District insists that all participants comply with a basic behavior code. All participants shall:

  • Show respect to all participants, staff, and volunteers. Participants should follow program rules and take direction from staff
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language
  • Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to self, other participants, or staff
  • Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities
  • Not possess any weapons

DISCIPLINE: A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. Staff will periodically review rules with participants during the program session. If inappropriate behavior occurs, a prompt resolution will be sought specific to each individual’s situation. The agency reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety of others.

PROCEDURE: Upon registration or entry into the program, the parent/guardian should be solicited for any information regarding special accommodations needed for the participant. If any of these special accommodations are behavior related, the parent/guardian should be contacted for information about any behavior modification programs in place at school or home. Attempts should be made to utilize these in the program. Also, the inclusion coordinator from the SEASPAR should be contacted for guidance. Documentation should be maintained regarding any problem behaviors, special accommodations, and behavior modification programs.

Program leaders should determine the severity of the action and immediately take steps to correct it. These may include but are not limited to:

  • A verbal warning.
  • Supervised time-out from the program. (Most experts agree that a minute a year is a good rule of thumb for time-outs). The type of time-out may vary according to the situation (observational: from sidelines of activity; exclusion away from the group) but within view of the activity; seclusion: time-out area with staff member present away from view of the activity). If physical restraint is used to protect against injury, the time-out should be documented on an incident report. Any incident report made should be given to the full-time supervisor.
  • A suspension from the program for a designated time period. When determining the timeframes of suspension, staff should consider the severity of the actions; the length of the program or activity; any past behavior issues with the individual; and willingness to improve their inappropriate behavior.
  • Dismissal from the program or activity. If inappropriate behavior persists or the behavior completely disrupts a program, removal from the program or activity may be necessary. Once again, the agency reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety of others.

If a participant receives a time-out or a suspension, the supervisor of the program should contact the parent/guardian. The supervisor should explain the inappropriate actions that were observed by the staff. Documentation is strongly recommended.

Communication between staff and parent should be ongoing regarding any further incidences of inappropriate behavior. Some other options may be discussed with the parent/guardian including:

  • Transfer to another program where inappropriate behavior may be less prone to occur.
  • Limited/reduced timeframe that participant is allowed to attend the program.

Appeals by the participant and/or participant’s parent/guardian should be directed to the Executive Director or the Superintendent of Recreation.

When to contact the police:

  • If a participant makes a direct threat of hurting himself, call the parent/guardian immediately. If a parent/guardian is not available, call the police.
  • If a participant becomes overly aggressive and violent, call the police.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Lisle Park District is committed to accessibility for the disabled and strives to provide equal, integrated participation for the disabled in all of its programs, activities, and services. The Lisle Park District's policy is to reasonably accommodate all qualified disabled program applicants and participants in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (ADA).

Dan Garvy has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the ADA, including section 35.107. Information concerning the provisions of the ADA, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from Dan Garvy, Director of Parks and Recreation, by email at dgarvy@lisleparkdistrict.org, or by phone at 630-353-4310.

No Smoking Policy

In cooperation with requests from the Lisle Community Unit School District 202 and Naperville Community Unit School District 203, we ask that all program participants comply with the No Smoking policy. Smoking is prohibited in all park district facilities and school district buildings.

Cell Phone Usage Policy

The use of cell phones in Park District restrooms or locker rooms is strictly prohibited.

Social Media Policy

We welcome you and your comments to social media pages for Lisle Park District's facilities and programs, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. These sites intends to casually inform and engage with Lisle Park District residents, families, staff, and other interested persons. You are encouraged to submit comments and questions, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum.

Once posted, the Lisle Park District reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive comments that target or disparage anyone based on age, race, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, etc. Further, the Lisle Park District also reserves the right to delete comments that:

  • Contain spam, advertisting, solicitations or include links to other sites
  • Are clearly off topic, and/or disruptive
  • Are obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit. This includes masked words, acronyms and abbreviations
  • Are chain letters, pyramid schemes or fraudulent or deceptive messages
  • Promote particular services, products, or political organizations or campaigns
  • Infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  • Advocate illegal activity
  • Violate any Lisle Park District policies

Please note that the comments expressed on the site do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of the Lisle Park District Board of Park Commissioners or Lisle Park District employees.

For urgent matters or more serious concerns, please contact Dan Garvy, Director of Parks & Recreation, at 630-353-4310 or dgarvy@lisleparkdistrict.org.

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act (430 ILCS 66)

no weapon sign The Firearm Concealed Carry Act requires that signs stating that the carrying of firearms is prohibited be clearly and conspicuously posted at the entrance of areas including elementary and secondary schools; any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government (like the park district); any public park, athletic area or athletic facility under control of the park district; and any transportation provided by the park district for any program, trip or event. Therefore, the Lisle Park District has begun posting the image to the left at all Lisle Park District facilities and parks.

For More Information

Dan Garvy

Director of Parks & Recreation

630-353-4310
dgarvy@lisleparkdistrict.org
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