General Information & Policies

Resident Registration

Summer registration begins May 3 at 8:30a. Registrations taken online May 3 will receive top priority. All others, including mail-in or drop-off forms received be­fore May 3, will be processed after 8:30a on May 4 in a random order.

NonResident Registration

Begins May 10 at 8:30a
Registrations taken online May 10 will receive top priority. All others, including mail-in or drop-off forms received be­fore May 10, will be processed after 8:30a on May 11 in a random order.

Ways To Register

Don’t wait in line – register online! Register your household on our website. Click here to see our tutorial on how to sign up. 

By Mail
Click the button below to download/print a registration form. Mail your signed registration form to:

Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC)
24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield, IL 60544,
Attn: Registration.

Do not send cash. Please make checks payable to Plainfield Park District. Mailed registration forms will be processed by random selection. Confirmation information will be e-mailed.

Per Park District policy, a service charge of $20 will be incurred by the registrant for checks returned for insufficient funds. Special registration procedures may apply. For more information, call the Park District at (815) 436-8812.

ADA Compliance

Please contact the ADA Compliance Officer with any questions or concerns regarding access to recreation for Americans with Disabilities.

Jennifer Rooks-Lopez,
ADA Compliance Officer
23729 W. Ottawa Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 436-8812

Program Guarantee

If dissatisfied with a class or activity due to circumstances under the Park District’s control, a full refund can be granted or the
program may be repeated at no charge based on availability. Program guarantee refund requests may be made at the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center in person or by calling (815) 436-8812 within five business days of the last class meeting. The program guarantee does not apply to adult sports leagues, food, beverages, memberships and daily admissions, tickets to entertainment and sporting events, trips or Great Adventures.


Refund/transfer requests may be made up to five business days prior to the start of class. A $5 service charge will be deducted from all refunds except for those canceled by the Park District. Refund requests received after the deadline will be honored only for certified medical reasons, moving from the Park District, or those that qualify for a program guarantee refund.

Wait Lists

Wait lists are formed when registration for a program has reached its maximum. Participants are removed from the wait list and enrolled in the program if space becomes available or an additional section is formed. If a new section is formed, it may not be on the same day, at the same time, or in the same location as the original program. For programs with multiple sections available during the same registration session, participants will be placed on a wait list for one section only. Participants may not enroll for one section and be placed on a wait list for another section of the same program during the same registration session.


Plainfield Park District has parks exclusively for man’s best friend. Every day from dawn until dusk, dogs of all different breeds have a place where their owners can take them to run, play and socialize.

Clow Stephens I 16650 S. Lily Cache Road
Van Horn Woods East  |  17200 S. Frontage Road
Daisy Dog Park Located on 135th Street approximately ½ mile west of Route 30.

Refund Checks

Refunds are issued by check unless the payment was made with a credit or debit card in which case the refund will be applied to the card used. Refund checks are approved at the Board of Commissioners meetings each month (unless other­wise noted). Checks over $10 are mailed the next day. Refunds of $10 or less will automatically be issued as a household credit to be used by December 15 of each year. Credits not used by that date will then be refunded by check. If the credit is less than $10 it will remain as a household credit unless a refund is requested.

Equal Access

No participant shall, on the basis of race, sex, creed, national origin, or disability, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity.

Parks Listing

For a park information listing visit

Park District Program Cancellation

If Plainfield School District 202 (PSD202) is closed due to inclement weather, all Plainfield Park District programs scheduled prior to 3p will be canceled. For programs occurring after 3p please check emer­ and social media after 2p for updated information. Exceptions may be made for extreme temperature closings. See, and social media for updated information.

Code of Conduct

To ensure enjoyable and safe programs for all participants, the Plainfield Park District has developed a Code of Conduct for all participants. Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate
behavior at all times, including:

  1.  Show respect to all participants and staff
  2. Take direction from staff
  3. Refrain from using abusive or foul language
  4. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self or others
  5. Show respect for equipment supplies and facilities
  6. Not possess any weapons
    Additional rules may be developed for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff. Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in removal from the program or event without refund.

About Program Fees

The Plainfield Park District strives to offer diversified year-round leisure services, including recreational programs and facilities, ensuring that all citizens have an equal opportunity to take advantage of these services. However, since the demand is greater than the public’s ability through tax dollars to support that demand and tax revenues are greatly limited for all types of governmental services, it is necessary to charge fees. These fees supplement other sources of revenue used by the Park District and are a means to continue to provide and expand basic services on an equitable basis.

General Information

Attendance in classes is limited to registered participants only. Parents and siblings are not allowed in class unless otherwise stated. Recreation programs are designed for specific age groups. Participants must be the age designated in the class description before the course begins. Birth certificates may be requested. The Plainfield Park District assumes no responsibility for personal injury or loss of personal property for anyone attending or participating in a Park District sponsored event or activity. The Plainfield Park District does not prorate fees based on customer availability to attend a class or late registration.


(Recreation & Travel)

Plainfield Athletic Club
PO Box 480 I Plainfield, IL 60544

Plainfield Soccer Association
(815) 439-7227

Chicago Fire Juniors West
(815) 439-7227

(Recreation & Travel)

Plainfield Jr Cats
PO Box 273 I Plainfield, IL 60544 

Residency Requirements and Boundaries

A Plainfield Park District resident is described as a person whose legal domicile is within the boundaries of the Plainfield Park District. Residency is the principal place of habitation of the individual occupying the home, apartment, condominium or estate. It shall be the principal yearly residence for the family
residing at that location. The resident must be able to produce a valid driver’s license or state I.D., and a current property tax bill or voter’s registration card verifying residency at that location.

Partnership Opportunities Available

The Plainfield Park District relies on the support of businesses and organizations in the community to offset the high cost of programming and special events. It is because of the support of the community that we are able to provide many great free or low-cost events throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about the sponsorship opportunities available, contact Plainfield Park District at (815) 436-8812. 

Photos and Video

On occasion, the District staff may take photos or videos of program participants at special events or people using the parks and facilities. The District staff may use these photos or videos to inform others of recreational opportunities available in our community. We do not use identification in our publicity materials. Please be aware that photos and videos may be used in future promotional pieces. All photos and videos are property of the Plainfield Park District.


The Plainfield Park District Board of Commissioners formed the FRIENDS OF THE PLAINFIELD PARK DISTRICT FOUNDATION in 1985 to act solely as a tax-exempt 501c3 fund-raising organization. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation that assists the Park District in its mission of providing recreation opportunities for all residents. The Foundation currently consists of 11 volunteers from the community that are active in fundraising to support their cause.

The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the Plainfield area by assisting in the preservation of open space and enhancing recreation facilities and programs in the Plainfield Park District for people of all ages to enjoy.


For more information about the Friends of the Plainfield Park District Foundation, visit, call the Plainfield Park District at (815) 436-8812 or email

Javier Juarez, President  |  Jeffrey Wey, Vice-President  |  Kris Most, Treasurer

Brochure Changes/Errors Disclaimer

Occasionally, there may be an error that appears in print or online regarding days, times, fees or other information. When such errors occur, Plainfield Park District will do everything possible to correct the situation promptly. Thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.

Staff Listing

For a full staff listing visit

Advertising Available

Advertising space is available in our seasonal brochures. If you would like more information, contact Plainfield Park District at (815) 436-8812 or visit

Do you have an idea for a class?

Or better yet, do you have an interest or skill you would like to share with others in our community? The Plainfield Park District is always looking for new program ideas and local talent to teach classes. For more information, call the Director of Recreation and Facilities at (815) 436-8812.


The Friends of the Plainfield Park District invites residents to honor family members and fellow residents with the planting of a tree or bench in a public park.

Donors may choose to plant a tree in honor of a loved one. The tree is installed by the Park District. ($500 donation)

Start a legacy by placing a park bench that uses recycled materials in a serene setting with a loved one’s name engraved on it. The bench is installed by the Park District. ($1,250 donation)


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