Easy steps to registering with the Bloomingdale Park District
- Are you a resident? To receive the resident rate, participants must come to the Johnston Recreation Center and show proof of residency. Items to prove residency include tax bill and/or utility bill and a picture ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID). Once verified, proceed to step 3.
- Not a resident or unsure if you are a resident? Check your tax bill or call us at (630) 529-3650 to find out. Then proceed to the next step.
- How do you want to register? You may fill out a registration form and mail, fax or drop it off in person, or you can register online (see step 4).
- Mail your form to Johnston Recreation Center, Attn: Registration Desk, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale, IL, 60108.
- Fax your form to (630) 529-9184.
- Drop off your form at the Johnston Recreation Center.
- Register Online! First-time users click here to create your online account or click on the green "Regiter Online" button in the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Add one or more programs to your shopping basket by clicking the shopping cart next to the program.
- Once you've selected your desired classes/programs, click on the "proceed to checkout" button.
For assistance with any of the above steps, call us at (630) 529-3650 or visit us at the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108.
The park district accepts many different payment options for recreational programs and services. Different programs and services will have many different fees and formats to the classes thus payments may be all up front or in installments. Below are the methods from which the park district will accept payments.
1. Cash: This option is acceptable for all programs. Please do not mail cash payments and make sure you receive a receipt for your payment. Anyone who does not receive a receipt should report this to the park district by calling our registration office at (630) 529-3650.
2. Check: Please make checks payable to the Bloomingdale Park District. Customers who drop off their registration and check at the JRC will receive a receipt. Those who mail in the registration and check must use the canceled check as proof of payment.
3. Charge Card: The Park District accepts Visa, Master Card and Discover only. The charge card can be handled with all registration procedures. For drop-off registration, the transaction can typically be handled right at the front window. For mail-in and faxed registrations, there is a section on the registration form to place this payment information.
4. Debit Card: The park district is also equipped with the ability to accept debit cards as long as they are affiliated with a Visa, Master Card or Discover partnership. The same procedures and payment processes are followed with the debit card as with a charge card payment.
Programs that do not reach the advertised minimum registration number at least three days prior to the start of the program will be cancelled due to low enrollment. Participants will be notified of the cancellation during the three days prior to the advertised start date of the program. Full refunds will be issued for programs cancelled due to low enrollment. If a program has an advertised deadline listed in the brochure description, the program will be cancelled after that date if registration has not reached the minimum. All program times and fees are subject to change.
Program Refund Policy
A full refund, less a $5.00 administrative fee, will be provided to any customer who formally requests one at least three business days prior to the first class/practice, or by the program/trip advertised deadline.
- Refund requests made within 3 business days prior to the start of the program will receive a prorated refund less the first class and be assessed the $5.00 administrative fee.
- Refunds requested after the program begins will be prorated based on session dates and assessed the $5.00 administrative fee.
- Refunds requested after the completion of a program or after the advertised deadline will not be granted.
- All refunds will be assessed a $5.00 administrative fee.
Individual programs may have specific refund guidelines. These programs include but are not limited to Kids Place, Preschool, Schools Out!, Adult Leagues, Travel Sports, and Day Camps. Refunds will not be granted for daily admissions, drop-in fees, KFN, tickets, exhibit hanging fees, or Oasis season passes after the pool has opened for the season.
The $5.00 administrative fee will not be assessed for refunds due to low enrollment or cancelled programs, rental/party deposits, punch card refunds, or medical reasons accompanied by a physician's note. Refund requests will be handled on a case by case basis.
Listed with every class is an age and/or grade designation that notifies interested participants the age demographics for each class or program. This designation is necessary for several reasons. First, the class or program is specifically designed for a certain age group. Second, we have found that participants enjoy and get more out of a program when interacting with peer groups of similar ages. Third, generally people feel more comfortable around people their own age and will enjoy the program in opportunities that provide this outlet. Last, concerns of safety and fair playing become issues when mixing age groups especially in youth. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter and hope you enjoy your recreational opportunities here at the Park District.
Return Check Policy
We will gladly accept personal checks as payment for registration fees. If, for any reason, a check is returned to our office marked “NSF,” we will contact you. You will then be required to submit a full cash payment, as well as a $25 bookkeeping fee, within a five business day period. Class privileges will be suspended and new registration will not be accepted until payment is received.
Min/Max - What does it mean?
For each program at the Park District, there are a minimum number of registrations needed before a class can "go." Most teachers are paid per class period, not per student, so if not enough people register, the Park District loses money - your money. You may ask, "But why a maximum?" The more students, the less individualized attention. We like to keep the student/teacher ratio low to insure that you get what you pay for: a higher quality program. The minimum number of registrations is the first number shown. The maximum is the second one shown. For example, MIN/MAX: 8/12.
Code of Conduct: Participant Guidelines
- 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.
- Behavior - Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following guidelines have been developed to help make Park District programs safe and enjoyable for all participants. Additional rules may be developed for particular programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff. Participants shall:
- Show respect to all participants and staff
- Refrain from using foul language
- Refrain from causing bodily harm to other participants or staff
- Show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities.
- Discipline - A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. The Bloomingdale Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant. Each situation will be evaluated on its own merit.
Registration Notification is Not Sent To You
Please remember that no notification or confirmation will be sent to you after your registration. If you do not hear from us then this means you are placed on the class roster. If you are placed on a wait list we will contact you and ask if there are alternative choices that we can provide you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your status of your registration.
Wait Listing Process
A wait list is formed when a class reaches participant levels beyond the maximum. This may be occur when the lottery is completed or after the lottery depending on when the maximum is reached. The wait list is designed to maintain people in a holding area until either more spaces in the class are made or there is a drop out or transfer. The wait list is designed to offer any open spots to the next individual on the wait list by the date they first registered for the program.