Adult Activites Center

Address

Rakow Center
665 Barrington Ave.
Carpentersville, IL 60110

Phone & Email

847-551-4307
mstallings@dtpd.org

Hours

Open year-round
Monday “ Friday from 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

For holiday closures see below.

Join the 50+ Social Club

Everyone age 50 and older are welcome to join. Stay active and make some new friends. There is a variety of activities to choose from every day. In addition, members receive our bi-monthly newsletter as well as discounts.

Members receive an $8 discount on day trips and a $5 discount on programs. 


50+ CLUB REGISTRATION FORM (2024)

50+ Membership for 2024 Dues Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Dues Jan. 1 and After
Current Member $22 $25
New Member - Resident $22 $25
New Member - Nonresident $25 $28

Holiday Closings

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day

Amenities

  • Billiards
  • Craft Room
  • Indoor Track (inside the gym of the Rakow Center)
  • Medical Equipment Lending Closet

Free Activities

  • Book Club
  • Bunco
  • Cards (Bridge, Canasta, Euchre, Cribbage, Pinochle)
  • LRC
  • Mahjong
  • Wii

Day Trips

Take a trip with the Dundee Township Park District and meet some new friends along the way! Adults 50+ years are invited to enjoy trips together, including new experiences, special events, restaurants, persformances, and some overnight trips to exciting locations. We often explore the city of Chicago, suburban areas, and even nearby states. Call for a list of upcoming trips.

Day Trip Refund Policy

Because we must finalize full payment six weeks prior to our event, the following procedures are always in place: If you must cancel your day trip, we will do our best to find a replacement. When a replacement is found, our Park District will issue a full refund. If we do not find a replacement, we are unable to refund your money. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Cubs Game 39507

Join us at Wrigley Field for Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers. Cost includes a ticket to the game and transportation only. No meal is included. There is a moderate amount of walking with this trip and stairs to get to our seats located in Section 225 rows 17-19. Tickets will only be available via the MLB Ballpark app. You will need it to have the app downloaded on your phone. There will not be any printed tickets.

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Cubs Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
10:00-6:00pm

Sox Game 39511

Join us at Guaranteed Rate Field for a great day of baseball and Bingo for the Sox vs. Royals game. The fee includes transportation, a ticket to the game in Section 116 Rows 32-37, a buffet lunch and Bingo. Lunch consists of fried chicken, Cajun chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, various salads, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks while on the patio. There is a moderate amount of walking on this trip. Tickets will only be available via the MLB Ballpark app. You will need to have the app downloaded on your phone. There will not be any printed tickets available.

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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm
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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm

Four Winds Casino 39554

Four Winds Casino is home to more than 2,600 slots, whether you like to play penny slots or $100 machines, and home to the Midwest's largest jackpots! Each person will receive $15 instant slot credit and $10 food credit for use at Timbers, Coffee House Grab & Go, and Kankakee Bar & Grill or buffet. NOTE: Photo ID is required at the casino. It is suggested to bring a sweater to wear as casinos tend to be chilly. If you have a W Club casino card, please provide the number at registration.

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Four Winds Casino
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$55 / $63
8:30-5:30pm

The Audience 49582

Peek behind closed doors of Buckingham Palace with "The Audience", an intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the pivotal private audiences she held with her prime ministers. "The Audience" is an enthralling exploration of the delicate balance of power and unspoken rules of engagement that underscore these confidential meetings. Masterfully blending the personal and the political, "The Audience" gives an extraordinary glimpse into the woman behind the crown and the leaders she outlasted. Due to the timing of the show, no lunch is included in this trip. Please consider brown bagging a lunch and eat at the Adult Activities Center.

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The Audience
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Signup Date
Fees (R/NR)
$98 / $90
11:30-5:45pm

Rocky 49583

Entering the ring as a hard-hitting yet tender musical adaptation! Rocky Balboa is a small-time Philadelphia boxer who is chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. As he diligently trains for the fight, Rocky begins a relationship with Adrian, a wallflower who is tired of being pushed around by her brother. As their love grows, Rocky and Adrian each find their inner strength and bring out the best in each other. With equal parts grit and heart, ROCKY is about the triumph of spirit, strength, and love. Meal choices include Beef Short Rib, Stuffed Supreme Chicken, Grilled Shrimp or Vegetarian. Coffee, tea, and milk are included. Palatine will be joining us.

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Rocky
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$143 / $135
9:00-6:00pm

Evergreen: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 49585

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! This Tribute will give you misty water-colored memories of Streisand’s platinum hit songs. Maureen Christine brings her reverence and admiration of Barbra Streisand to this unforgettable concert. Maureen’s natural voice and features resemble that of Barbra Streisand and capture the essence of Barbra and her songs.

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Evergreen: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$116 / $108
10:00-5:00pm

After All: A Tribute to Cher 49586

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! Lisa Irion is a seasoned character actress and vocalist with over 20 years’ experience in stage, television and radio. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost Cher impersonators, entertaining audiences across the US and internationally.

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After All: A Tribute to Cher
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$122 / $114
10:00-5:00pm

That's Amore: A Tribute to Dean Martin 49587

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! This show stars Joe Scalissi an internationally recognized entertainer with the most authentic and accurate portrayal of Dean Martin known today. Join us for this tribute to the “King of Cool” and be transported back to the days of the Rat Pack.

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#49587-00
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That's Amore: A Tribute to Dean Martin
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$122 / $114
10:00-5:00pm

A Day in Galena 39567

Join us for an end of summer trip in the unique town of Galena. Bring a friend and enjoy some shopping, have a delicious lunch on your own and discover why this quaint town is such a wonderful destination. On the ride home we will stop at the Massbach Ridge Winery in Elizabeth, IL and have 4 included wine tastings. Purchase a tasty bottle for the weekend! We look forward to having you join us on this fun adventure.

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A Day in Galena
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$76 / $68
8:30-6:00pm

The Full Monty 49590

From the unemployment line to the self-made man, 
The Full Monty bares it all! The Full Monty is a side-splitting musical that follows Jerry, Dave and pals, part of a group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York. With their backs to the wall, they decide to create a male strip show to help pay their mortgages and provide for their families after layoffs. Facing economic — and in some cases personal — disaster, and their insecurities, these taboo-busting boys bare their souls and their bodies. Thanks to a hearty blue-collar work ethic, they happily abandon the daily unemployment grind for a different kind of grind, stripping off the layers of toxic masculinity to reflect the true ingenuity of the American spirit — gettin’ it done! Join us for this empowering tale that proves the naked truth that anything can be accomplished with the right mix of friends and courage. The songs in this 10-time Tony Award nominee capture the spirit of the ’90s, delivering the goods with songs like “You Rule My World” and inspiring lyrics in “Breeze Off the River”. The Full Monty is a working class musical that works for tips. Lunch will be at Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. Lunch choices are: a grilled chicken breast, French onion meatloaf, Mediterranean pasta or coconut shrimp. All are served with a garden salad, vegetables, smashed potatoes, non-alcoholic beverages and an ice cream sundae. The Full Monty contains adult language and brief nudity.

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The Full Monty
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$108 / $100
10:15-5:00pm

Special Monthly Events & Classes

  • Art Classes
  • Bingo & Lunch
  • Guest Speakers
  • Movies
  • Themed Parties
  • Workshops

Public Services by Appointment

  • Podiatrist
  • Senior Services

Cubs Game 39507

Join us at Wrigley Field for Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers. Cost includes a ticket to the game and transportation only. No meal is included. There is a moderate amount of walking with this trip and stairs to get to our seats located in Section 225 rows 17-19. Tickets will only be available via the MLB Ballpark app. You will need it to have the app downloaded on your phone. There will not be any printed tickets.

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Cubs Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
10:00-6:00pm

Pancake Breakfast & Bingo 39510

Pancake breakfast will consist of 2 pancakes, 2 sausages, a cup of fruit and a cup of juice. Breakfast is served at 9:00 am with penny bingo to follow at 9:30 am.

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Pancake Breakfast & Bingo
Rakow Center
Ages between 50 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$3 / $8
9:00-11:00am

Sox Game 39511

Join us at Guaranteed Rate Field for a great day of baseball and Bingo for the Sox vs. Royals game. The fee includes transportation, a ticket to the game in Section 116 Rows 32-37, a buffet lunch and Bingo. Lunch consists of fried chicken, Cajun chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, various salads, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks while on the patio. There is a moderate amount of walking on this trip. Tickets will only be available via the MLB Ballpark app. You will need to have the app downloaded on your phone. There will not be any printed tickets available.

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#39511-00
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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm
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#39511-01
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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm

Indoor Picnic 39519

Jeff Dewbray never disappoints with entertaining us. He always makes our parties so much fun! Lunch is a hot dog with all the fixings, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon and sherbert for dessert. This lunch is a bigger than normal lunch, and the cost is a little more. There will not be a business meeting at this party. The last day to sign up is Wednesday July 3rd. This is a special event; ALL participants must pay to attend.

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Indoor Picnic
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$11 / $16
11:00-2:00pm

Hayride and Bonfire 49519

This is always a fun time. We hop on the hayride, sing a few songs and go around our Randall Oaks Park and property. After the hayride, there will be a bonfire waiting where we will roast hot dogs and make s’mores. Chips and hot chocolate are included too. Transportation is ON YOUR OWN, we will be meeting in the Community Shelter parking lot at 1:45 pm. Hope you can join us.

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Hayride and Bonfire
Randall Oaks Park
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$20 / $28
1:45-4:00pm

Four Winds Casino 39554

Four Winds Casino is home to more than 2,600 slots, whether you like to play penny slots or $100 machines, and home to the Midwest's largest jackpots! Each person will receive $15 instant slot credit and $10 food credit for use at Timbers, Coffee House Grab & Go, and Kankakee Bar & Grill or buffet. NOTE: Photo ID is required at the casino. It is suggested to bring a sweater to wear as casinos tend to be chilly. If you have a W Club casino card, please provide the number at registration.

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#39554-02
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Four Winds Casino
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$55 / $63
8:30-5:30pm

Walking Club 29539

Put on those walking shoes and join us as we explore local spots. This will be a May-October club. We will meet at the Adult Activities Center at 7:30am. so we can leave by 8:00am with transportation being provided by Park District vans. Please bring a water bottle for these hikes. We will walk rain or shine; however, if it does rain, we will find a place inside to walk. On October 7, we will meet at 9:30am, leave the AAC at 10:00am for our walk. Afterwards, we will be having lunch together as a celebration for completing the program. The walking club dates are: 5/20 6/10, 7/8, 8/5, 9/16 and 10/7/2024.

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Walking Club
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$35 / $35
7:30-10:00am

MONTHLY PARTIES 59600

Edizon Dayao will be here to perform some beautiful sounds of the islands along with a few of our other favorites. Come dressed for the day in your best and brightest island attire. Lunch will be sweet and sour chicken served with rice. The last day to signup is Wednesday August 7, 2024.

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August Monthly Party
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Dates
Fees (R/NR)
$14 / $9
11:30-2:00pm
#59600-09
Available
September Monthly Party
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Dates
Fees (R/NR)
$14 / $9
11:30-2:00pm

The Audience 49582

Peek behind closed doors of Buckingham Palace with "The Audience", an intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the pivotal private audiences she held with her prime ministers. "The Audience" is an enthralling exploration of the delicate balance of power and unspoken rules of engagement that underscore these confidential meetings. Masterfully blending the personal and the political, "The Audience" gives an extraordinary glimpse into the woman behind the crown and the leaders she outlasted. Due to the timing of the show, no lunch is included in this trip. Please consider brown bagging a lunch and eat at the Adult Activities Center.

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The Audience
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Signup Date
Fees (R/NR)
$98 / $90
11:30-5:45pm

Rocky 49583

Entering the ring as a hard-hitting yet tender musical adaptation! Rocky Balboa is a small-time Philadelphia boxer who is chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. As he diligently trains for the fight, Rocky begins a relationship with Adrian, a wallflower who is tired of being pushed around by her brother. As their love grows, Rocky and Adrian each find their inner strength and bring out the best in each other. With equal parts grit and heart, ROCKY is about the triumph of spirit, strength, and love. Meal choices include Beef Short Rib, Stuffed Supreme Chicken, Grilled Shrimp or Vegetarian. Coffee, tea, and milk are included. Palatine will be joining us.

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Rocky
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$143 / $135
9:00-6:00pm

Evergreen: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 49585

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! This Tribute will give you misty water-colored memories of Streisand’s platinum hit songs. Maureen Christine brings her reverence and admiration of Barbra Streisand to this unforgettable concert. Maureen’s natural voice and features resemble that of Barbra Streisand and capture the essence of Barbra and her songs.

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#49585-00
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Evergreen: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$116 / $108
10:00-5:00pm

After All: A Tribute to Cher 49586

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! Lisa Irion is a seasoned character actress and vocalist with over 20 years’ experience in stage, television and radio. She is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost Cher impersonators, entertaining audiences across the US and internationally.

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#49586-00
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After All: A Tribute to Cher
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$122 / $114
10:00-5:00pm

That's Amore: A Tribute to Dean Martin 49587

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! This show stars Joe Scalissi an internationally recognized entertainer with the most authentic and accurate portrayal of Dean Martin known today. Join us for this tribute to the “King of Cool” and be transported back to the days of the Rat Pack.

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#49587-00
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That's Amore: A Tribute to Dean Martin
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$122 / $114
10:00-5:00pm

A Day in Galena 39567

Join us for an end of summer trip in the unique town of Galena. Bring a friend and enjoy some shopping, have a delicious lunch on your own and discover why this quaint town is such a wonderful destination. On the ride home we will stop at the Massbach Ridge Winery in Elizabeth, IL and have 4 included wine tastings. Purchase a tasty bottle for the weekend! We look forward to having you join us on this fun adventure.

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#39567-00
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A Day in Galena
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$76 / $68
8:30-6:00pm

The Full Monty 49590

From the unemployment line to the self-made man, 
The Full Monty bares it all! The Full Monty is a side-splitting musical that follows Jerry, Dave and pals, part of a group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York. With their backs to the wall, they decide to create a male strip show to help pay their mortgages and provide for their families after layoffs. Facing economic — and in some cases personal — disaster, and their insecurities, these taboo-busting boys bare their souls and their bodies. Thanks to a hearty blue-collar work ethic, they happily abandon the daily unemployment grind for a different kind of grind, stripping off the layers of toxic masculinity to reflect the true ingenuity of the American spirit — gettin’ it done! Join us for this empowering tale that proves the naked truth that anything can be accomplished with the right mix of friends and courage. The songs in this 10-time Tony Award nominee capture the spirit of the ’90s, delivering the goods with songs like “You Rule My World” and inspiring lyrics in “Breeze Off the River”. The Full Monty is a working class musical that works for tips. Lunch will be at Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. Lunch choices are: a grilled chicken breast, French onion meatloaf, Mediterranean pasta or coconut shrimp. All are served with a garden salad, vegetables, smashed potatoes, non-alcoholic beverages and an ice cream sundae. The Full Monty contains adult language and brief nudity.

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The Full Monty
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$108 / $100
10:15-5:00pm

Your membership helps our Adult Activities Center provide:

  • Bi-monthly Newsletter mailed to you
  • Health Clinics
  • AARP Driver Safety Programs
  • Rules of the Road Refresher Classes
  • Appointments with Senior Services
  • Free Legal Consultation
  • Quilting & Art Classes
  • Book & Video Libraries
  • Billiards
  • Wii Tournaments
  • Card, Dice & Board Games
  • Special Interest Community Programs
  • Speakers & Presentations
  • Bingo 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Special Events
  • Seasonal Programs
  • Theme Parties
  • Movies & Activities
  •  Trips
  • Theater & Show Productions
  • Bags

All of the above included in your 2023 membership could be subject to change due to Covid-19.

Adult Activities Center Guidelines

The Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center endorses and supports a safe, fun, positive, and enriching environment where seniors, age 50 and over, are able to relax, socialize, and participate in recreation activities. Staff and patrons have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that supports this goal.

The nature of this facility is a drop in center with both scheduled and self-directed activities. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

The following are the Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center guidelines while attending activities at the Adult Activities Center:

  1. The Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center staff is on site to provide general supervision and a welcoming environment to all patrons.
  2. Respectful and appropriate behavior is expected at all times when interacting with other patrons and staff.
  3. We encourage all patrons to carry current contact information in case of an emergency.
  4. All patrons are expected to be able to participate in any Dundee Township Park District activities on their own.
  5. Once scheduled activities begin, those arriving late may not be able to participate. All scheduled activities and times are listed in the Adult Activities Center newsletter.
  6. The Adult Activities Center does not provide supplies for all activities. Please come prepared with supplies.
  7. The Dundee Township Park District does not provide personal care to patrons in their progrmas.
  8. Seniors with caregivers are welcome to participate in Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center activities. Caregivers are expected to assist and participate in the program with the participating patron.

If the above guidelines are not followed, the Dundee Township Park District will initiate procedures based upon its patrons behavior and discipline policy.

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