Important Safety Information

The Byron Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible and holds the safety of participants in the highest regard. Participants and parents registering their child in recreation programs must recognize, however, that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreation activities. The Byron Park District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions which have been designed to protect the participant’s safety. Please recognize the Byron Park District does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs. The cost of such would make program fees prohibitive; therefore, each person registering themselves or a family member in a recreation program/activity should review their own medical insurance policy for coverage. The Byron Park District is required to have all program participants or legal guardians, sign a Liability Waiver and Release Form at the time of registration. This form must be signed prior to participation in any Park District program.

Photo Policy

On occasion, the Park District staff may take photos of participants enrolled in Park District programs, classes, and events or patrons on
Park District properties and/orparks. Please be aware that these photos are for Park District use only and
may be used in future catalogs, brochures, web site, pamphlets, fliers, or displays.

Program Distractions

Sibling and parent disruptions affect the quality of class instruction. With other participants and your child's best interest in mind we discourage you from bringing siblings to the class. If you must bring their siblings to the
class, please keep an eye on the children and do not allow them to run around the facility or be disruptive.
We also ask that parents silently observe the class or program, and save questions/comments until the end
of class. Thank you for your cooperation!

Special Needs

The Byron Park District does its best to accommodate those individuals with special needs. If you or your family members need any special assistance with a program, please contact us at 815-234-8435 to let us know and we will do our best to assist you.

ADA Grievance Procedure 

 Summary of Byron Park District Grievance Procedure Under the Americans with Disabilities Act This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits of the Byron Park District. Complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability regarding employment matters are addressed in the Park District's Personnel Policy Manual. A complaint regarding services, activities, programs or benefits of the Byron Park District should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name of complainant, address of complainant, phone number of complainant, the location, date, and a description of the issue. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request to the ADA Coordinator for the Byron Park District. The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 90 calendar days after the alleged violation to: 

 Paul Zepezauer
ADA Coordinator
420 N Colfax St Byron, IL 61010

 Within 15 business days after receipt of the complaint, Paul Zepezauer or his designee will communicate or meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 business days of the meeting or the filing of the complaint, whichever is later, Paul Zepezauer or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Byron Park District and offer options for prompt and substantive resolution of the complaint. If the response by Paul Zepezauer or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 business days after receipt of the response to the Board Secretary of the Byron Park District Board of Commissioners. Within 35 business days after receipt of the appeal, the Board will meet to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 10 business days after the meeting, the Board will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint. The decision of the Board may not be appealed and is final. All written complaints received by Paul Zepezauer or his designee, appeals to the Board, and responses will be retained by the Byron Park District for at least three years.

The Byron Park District Board of Commissioners and Park District administrative staff extend their appreciation to our program participants, Byron Community School District, Byron Police Department, Byron Fire Protection District, Byron Forest Preserve District, Byron Township, City of Byron, and service organizations and clubs for their cooperation.