Water Park Closure | 5/22/20

Dear Residents and Park District Patrons

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Bensenville Park District has regretfully made the challenging decision to close the water park for the 2020 summer season. The splashpad may open based on IDPH guidelines and circumstances related to the RESTORE ILLINOIS phased reopening plan. Updates on facility availability will continue to be communicated through our website and social media outlets.

The park district considered many factors, both in waiting and in making the final decision to close the water park for the 2020 season. This difficult decision was delayed until the final days allowing it to be based on the most up-to-date information, provided by our state and federal agencies. Unfortunately, there are too many unanswered questions about the safety of operating an outdoor pool during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will not compromise our standards with regards to safety.

We understand the great number of youth the water park employs during the summer season. We understand how much our families enjoy the waterpark each summer, participate in swim lessons, get relief from the heat and gather with friends. All of these considerations made the final decision very difficult but our connection with our families made the right thing to do very easy.

Anyone that purchased a water park pass for 2020 season will automatically have the pass transferred to the 2021 season, or alternatively can request a refund. Passes transferred to the 2021 season will not pay any additional fees in the event the fee structure changes. Please call the Deer Grove Leisure Center starting Tuesday May 26, if you may have additional questions or to request a refund.

The Bensenville Park District Board of Commissioners and staff continue to make difficult decisions for the well-being of our residents, patrons and employees. Safety will continue to be our top priority with respects to opening our facilities, providing services and keeping our community safe. We know we will all be together again as we have in the past; until then stay safe, stay home, keep six-foot social distance and take care of each other.


Joseph C. Vallez
Executive Director
Bensenville Park District

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