Four Ways to Register
Click on the button below and enter your username and password. Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be sure to include credit card payment information.
Note: Some classes do not have online registration. They are identified by the following symbol:
Fill out the registration form available for download here and mail to address shown below. Payments may be made by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Dundee Township Park District. If paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), include the complete card number, expiration date, and signature.
Dundee Township Park District
665 Barrington Avenue
Carpentersville, IL 60110-2904
Dundee Township Park District
Randall Oaks Recreation Center
500 N. Randall Rd.
West Dundee, IL 60118
Drop Off or Walk-In
Fill out the registration form available for download here or pick one up at the Rakow Center or Randall Oaks Recreation Center. Include proper payment. Leave the registration form with payment at the front desk of the Rakow Center or Randall Oaks Recreation Center. Sorry, no telephone registrations.
Adult Activities Center registration is taken at:
Fax your registration form to the Rakow Center at (847) 836-2380 or the Randall Oaks Recreation Center at 847-428-4880. Don’t forget to include your VISA/MasterCard/Discover/American Express information on the form.
Registration forms are available online, in the Dundee Township Park District brochure which is delivered to all homes in Dundee Township, at the Rakow Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville and at the Randall Oaks Recreation Center, 500 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee.
- Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Residents may register at any time for programs that have openings. Early registration is recommended, as popular classes like swim lessons and early childhood programs fill quickly.
- Registration is an on-going process until all classes are filled.
- Classes do fill quickly, so please list your second choices on the registration form under the first choice. For more information, call the Rakow Center at (847) 428-7131 x1100 or Randall Oaks Recreation Center at (847) 428-7131 x4260.
- Individuals may register members of their immediate family (those residing in the same household).
- People who do not reside in Dundee Township pay an additional 50% for most programs, unless otherwise stated.
- When there is insufficient registration, classes may be consolidated, postponed or canceled. Those who have signed up for a class that has been canceled will be notified and offered an alternative choice if one is available.
- A waiver and release of all claims is included on all program registration forms. Please read this carefully. By signing the form, a person/guardian assumes full risk for any injury or loss sustained while participating in a Park District sponsored program.
- Fees cannot be prorated when registering for a class if the class or session has already started.
Important Registration Information
The Dundee Township Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The Dundee Township Park District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for the listed programs/activities must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational programs/activities. You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way, or has recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.
Warning of Risk
Recreational activities/programs are intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. Despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury when participating in any recreational activity/program. All hazards and dangers cannot be foreseen. Depending on the particular activity, certain risks, dangers and injuries may exist due to inclement weather, slips and falls, poor skill level or conditioning, carelessness, horseplay, unsportsmanlike conduct, premises defects, inadequate or defective equipment, inadequate supervision, instructions or officiating, and other risks inherent to the particular activity. In this regard, it is impossible for the Dundee Township Park District to guarantee absolute safety.
If a program is canceled, a full refund will be given. Refunds will be considered for medical reasons if at least half of the program remains. Requests for refunds must be made prior to the program’s completion. Refunds are subject to a $5 service charge. Approved refunds will be prorated if the class has already started. Refunds are sent to those whose requests have been approved within 30 days of the request. NSF checks – a $10 service charge will be addressed on all NSF checks. No refunds for gift cards will be allowed. Gift cards may be used toward any Park District membership or programming.
To receive a refund: You must attend at least two class sessions. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the instruction, please fill out a Refund/Transfer Request. This form must be filled out prior to the third class meeting. Your input on this form will help us focus on where improvement is needed. The Refund/Transfer Request is available at the Rakow Center and the Randall Oaks Recreation Center front desk or can be downloaded here . You can mail, fax, drop off or email this form to a Guest Services Manager at email@example.com. Upon receiving your completed form by the third class, we will process your class refund, which will take approximately two weeks.
Who is a Dundee Township Park District Resident?
The Dundee Township Park District serves the communities of Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Sleepy Hollow and portions of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, Gilberts, and Algonquin. To accurately determine if you are a resident of the Dundee Township Park District check your real estate tax bill or view the map. If you pay taxes to Dundee Township, then you are a resident. In order to receive resident rates, you must be able to produce a valid driver’s license and a current property tax bill or utility bill verifying residency at that location.
Nonresident Fee Option
Nonresidents of the Dundee Township Park District may pay an annual fee to acquire the program registration benefits that in-district residents receive. Currently, nonresidents pay a registration program fee 50% higher for most programs, must register after all resident lottery registration is processed and are not eligible for various program categories. The nonresident annual fee is determined by multiplying the district’s tax rate by the assessed value of the nonresident’s home. Nonresident renters would pay an annual flat fee based on the average assessment of Dundee Township property. If you wish to register your immediate family at resident rates, during the resident registration period, bring in your most recent tax bill and we will determine what the annual fee will be. The option does not apply to annual golf passes or daily golf rates. For more information, call (847) 428-7131 x1100.
Resident Senior Discount
Residents 62 years and older will receive 15% off selected programs.
Recreation Assistance Program (RAP)
RAP provides financial assistance for Dundee Township residents (or resident eligible) with children under the age of 16 who wish to participate in Dundee Township Park District programs. RAP will provide a discount of 25%, 50% or 75% (50% maximum for pool passes) for most district programs to family members under the age of 16. Programs that indicate “Contractual” are not eligible. The maximum annual family discount is $300. To become a RAP participant, please complete a confidential application (available in Spanish and English) that is available at the Rakow Center, Randall Oaks Recreation Center, Administration Building and can be downloaded using the links below.
Eligibility for the RAP program is based upon family income, family size, and special circumstances. Documentation of annual family income is required. Approved applicants will receive a RAP identification card which is valid for programs that run through December 31 of each year. The RAP card along with a picture ID will need to be presented when registering for a program. For more information, contact Elsa Peralta at (847) 428-7131 x1200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone interested in donating funds to the RAP program may do so by contacting Dave Peterson at (847) 428-7131 x4001.
- Recreation Assistance Program Application Form 2019 (English)
- Recreation Assistance Program Application Form 2019 (Spanish)
- Recreation Assistance Program Application Form 2018 (English)
- Recreation Assistance Program Application Form 2018 (Spanish)
Behavior and Discipline Guidelines
A caring, positive approach will be taken regarding discipline. Each participant is expected to:
- Treat all participants/patrons and staff with respect.
- Respect all equipment.
- Follow all rules so he/she will not place him/herself or others in a dangerous situation.
The purpose of discipline is to help a participant/patron develop self-control and learn to assume responsibility for his or her own actions. The District will use positive statements and reinforcements to redirect negative behaviors. Should a participant/patron need more than that, a “time-out” period or a suspension may be initiated.
The District will handle disruptive behavior in the following manner:
- The participant/patron or the parent/guardian will be informed of the specific disruptive behavior, what corrective action on their part must be taken and what the potential consequences will be. An incident report will be completed and filed.
- If the behavior continues, the staff will inform the participant/patron or parent a second time. An incident report will be completed and consequences will be initiated.
- If there is no change in behavior, the participant/patron will be dismissed from the class/program or facility; a refund will be issued for the remaining class days or membership.
Disruptive behavior is defined as any behavior that causes, or could lead to, personal injury of participant or others. Examples: hitting, kicking, throwing things, defying, running away, rude or obscene language, threats, or any behavior that disrupts the facility or program. Disruptive behavior, in the broad sense, is any behavior that takes an instructor away from the rest of the class for long periods of time, disturbs the normal operation of a facility or threatens staff/patrons.
Electronic Message Sign Policy
The electronic message signs located at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course (intersection of Rte. 25 and Rte. 68) and Randall Oaks Golf Course (intersection of Randall Road and Binnie Road) is used for promoting community events/activities or communicate messages to the Dundee Township community. Community messages will be considered pending the number of messages for that particular time period.
If you would like to submit a message to be considered, please read the Electronic Message Sign Policy regarding messages and fill out the electronic message sign request form. After reviewing the sign policy please fill out the request form below.
Please submit this form to the Marketing Manager:
Mail/Drop Off: 21 N. Washington St., Carpentersville, IL
Fax: (847) 551-4302
Inclement Weather Policy
In case of inclement weather, the Dundee Township Park District daytime classes follow School District 300 cancellations.
Registrants and participants of programs and special events permit the Park District to take photos and videos of themselves and their children for publication in the seasonal program brochure, website, and additional uses as the Park District deems necessary unless the registrant or participant expressly files with the Park District a written objection as to photos or videos of themselves and/or their children.
Title VI Compliance
The Dundee Township Park District has received federal assistance, the U.S. Department of the Interior, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility, or you desire further information regarding Title VI, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.