COVID Update 11.19.20
Lake Forest Parks & Recreation to Transition to
Tier 3 of Restore Illinois, Phase 4

With new state guidance released Wednesday, it was announced that all of Illinois will be transitioning to Tier 3 of Phase 4 starting Friday, November 20.

Our Plan
At Lake Forest Parks & Recreation we are committed to the safety of our patrons and staff, and we have reviewed what programs and services may still operate in compliance with the restrictions. We have taken into consideration which of these activities can be facilitated safely, without compromising the quality of our programming. In addition, we understand the importance of our services not only for recreation, but for the mental and physical wellness of our whole community. Thank you for your ongoing patience, support and flexibility as we collectively navigate this pandemic together.

What's Open, Limited, Virtual, Paused, or Closed:
Listed below are each of our program areas along with details on how each area is affected. Please reach out to a program manager or supervisor with specific questions. STAFF DIRECTORY
Kinderhaven Preschool Academy 
  • Continuing to offer in person preschool classes under DCFS COVID-19 specific regulations and safety measures.
Registration Office:
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30a-5p, Saturday 8:30a-2p, Sunday – CLOSED.
  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Closed Thursday Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov. 29.
Lake Forest Fitness Center
  • We will operate at no more than 25% capacity, which is 20 members maximum per hour.
  • No indoor group fitness classes will be held; live virtual class schedule coming soon.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing.
  • Locker room area closed.

Reservations required:
  • Reservations are for one hour per person per day: see our front desk or call 847-810-3932 to make your reservation.
  • Reservations may be made two days in advance.
  • Reservations are for yourself plus individuals in the same household.
Lake Forest Dance Academy
  • Beginning Friday November 20th, all dance classes will be held virtually.  
  • Links for classes will be sent via email.  
  • No classes will be held Wednesday, November 25 – 29.
  • Virtual offerings are available.
Stirling Hall Art Center
  • Virtual offerings begin Nov. 30th.
Wildlife Discovery Center
  • Virtual programs and classes offered.
  • Virtual field trips/group programs offered. Contact Rob at to book a virtual program. 
  • Save the Date! Reptile Rampage Event: We will hold a virtual special event on Sunday, March 14 from 10am to 2pm. More info coming soon.
  • Paused as of Friday, November 20th.  

Baseball Hitting Instructional Program
  • Paused as of Friday, November 20th.  

  • Paused as of Friday, November 20th.    
  • Virtual offerings may be available - more info coming soon.

  • Paused as of Friday, November 20th.  
  • Virtual offerings are already available. 

  • Paused as of Friday, November 20th.  
  • Outdoor courts are available at South Park.
  • There will be no travel regattas until further notice.
After School Enrichment
  • Paused until further notice from State and IDPH.
  • Recreation Center Gym
  • Indoor Court Sports
Wildlife Discovery Center
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibits/nature trail remain closed until further notice.
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City of Lake Forest
400 Hastings Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

OUR BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. The building is open only to registered program participants and fitness center members.

Registration office is open. Online registration is encouraged.