COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

How to Wear a Cloth Mask Properly

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some states are now advising that most people wear cloth face coverings in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained consistently. Here are some simple steps to make sure you do so correctly.”


Cook County Suburban Residents Traveling from COVID-19 Hot Spots to Quarantine for 2 Weeks

Anyone entering suburban Cook County from a COVID-19 hot spot — whether a traveler or returning resident — should quarantine for 14 days, according to a new emergency travel order issued Friday by the Cook County Department of Public Health.

The guidance mirrors an order issued by the City of Chicago earlier this month. The Cook County order covers travelers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Iowa and Oklahoma. 

Please take travel plans into consideration and adhere to public health guidelines when registering and participating in any park programs. 





Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 has been lifted. 

The executive order specifically states that individuals may leave their residences to engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running or biking and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas if you comply with the Social Distancing Requirements defined in the order – and playgrounds may now be opened.

PLEASE help us keep the community and our staff safe and in state compliance by adhering to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.


Your family’s efforts to following these guidelines are crucial to helping us enforce this order! The Burbank Park District thanks everybody for your cooperation on this matter.

Updated April 8, 2020


Burbank Park District – Senior Care Packages

Packages include food and toiletries for one week. 

(708) 599-3873

CONTACT: Meghan Giera

Email –

Front Porch Delivery or distribution through the Stickney Township Office of Aging.  No pick-up hours as of yet.

SERVICE AREA: Burbank plus Stickney Township


Greater Chicago Food Depository Pantry List

They stress to please call before you go, as program hours may change.



8607 Narragansett Ave, Burbank, IL 60459

(708) 599-4780

CONTACT: Darlene Marquart

HOURS: Tuesday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and Thursday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SERVICE AREA: Burbank plus N: 103rd St., S: 87th St., W: Pulaski, E: Harlem




8600 South Kilpatrick Avenue, Chicago, IL 60652, USA

(773) 735-8810

CONTACT: Hannah Anokye

HOURS: Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SERVICE AREA: 60652, 60459, and 60805




7210 W 90th Pl, Bridgeview, IL 60455

(708) 430-6888

CONTACT: Jeanean Othman

HOURS: Monday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm




9841 S 55th Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

(773) 443-1521

CONTACT: Joseph A. Nyarko

HOURS: Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SERVICE AREA: Zip Codes: 60453, 60655, 60805, 60459, 60455, 60415



3777 W Columbus Ave, Chicago, IL 60652

(773) 290-6243

CONTACT: Watfa Razik

HOURS: Tuesday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CLOSED ON 4/7/20




7438 W 61st Pl, Summit, IL 60501

(708) 563-2407

CONTACT: Sr Animaria Sfentec

HOURS: Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Closed 4/2/20 and morning of 4/3/20)




7800 Archer Road, Justice, IL 60458

CONTACT: Janet Cervantes

DATE – 4/21/20 – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Mental Health Resources

·         Disaster Distress Helpline –

To reach an immediate counselor – 1-800-385-5990 (24/7)


·         TalkWithUs

Text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor.


10 mental health tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing


·         Alternatives to self-harm and suicidal tendencies in isolation:


·         Youthline – Ages 11-21

Text “teen2teen” to 839863 or call 1-877-968-8491


·         Crisis Text Line

Anxious about Coronavirus:

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor


·         The Trevor Project  – LGBTQIA+ youth

Text START to 678678 or call 1-866-488-7386



Veterans Crisis Line – text 838255 or call 1-800-273-8255


·         Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453

·         National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

·         National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

· – Offers resources to help navigate the world of mental health.

·         National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

·         1-855-812-1001

Updated March 16, 2020

The health and safety of our patrons and staff are of utmost importance. After a great deal of consideration, the Park District will be temporarily closing our facilities to the public, beginning tomorrow, March 17th until March 30th. All memberships will be suspended and no payments will be taken. This is a difficult decision for any organization and we do not make it lightly.

For group exercise, small group, and anyone interested. we will be setting up classes on an online platform. Please check our website and facebook for class updates and information about your favorite instructors. We will work hard to help keep fitness a part of your daily routine.

We are also organizing a drive, in conjunction with our other local agencies, to collect items for our most vulnerable citizens. Food, basic staples, toiletries, and other necessities. Please consider helping us support our community.

Thank you for your support and stay healthy and safe

Updated March 13, 2020

The Burbank Park District has taken steps to comply with the recommended mitigation strategies for community transmission of COVID-19, provided by out local public health district.  Additionally, we have suspended programs to align our strategy with the actions of our local school districts.


  • Preschool classes are suspended until April 6th
  • Beginning Monday, March 16th, all programs are suspended (excluding group exercise classes at Fusion), until April 6th
  • Effective immediately, Kid Zone hours have been suspended
  • Effective immediately, Open Gym Quick Pass hours have been canceled  
  • Beginning Monday, March 16th, all rentals will be canceled, suspended, or rescheduled until April 6th
  • Spring Break Camp, beginning March 30th – April 3rd, has been canceled
  • The following Group Exercise classes have been canceled: Zumba Gold, Chair Yoga, and Stretch & Flex 
  • Group Exercise classes will be modified to increase social distancing:  several classes will be moved to the gymnasium (Yoga/Spinning), allotted attendance numbers may be modified (Spinning/Cycle/Treadmill/Boxing) based on space
The situation is being closely monitored.  Any additional updates will be provided as they become available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 

Updated March 12, 2020

The Burbank Park District Board of Commissioners and Leadership Team are taking preventative measures to provide the safest conditions for our guests and staff.  We will continue to collaborate with local and regional health agencies to determine the best course of action.  

Current measures to enhance the safety of our facilities, protect our staff, and inform patrons of their role include:

In the meantime, we advise staff and patrons to stay home when they are sick.  Additionally, any children who are sick should refrain from use of Kid Zone and should avoid coming to open gym and kid’s recreational programming.  Staff, patrons, and children should wash their hands frequently with soap and warm water and cover their coughs and sneezes using the arm shield method. 

We are relying on health experts to provide us with guidance going forward, and depending upon the direction, will adapt our approach as necessary.   For additional information about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, please visit

The safety of our patrons and staff has always been our highest priority, and we are taking these steps to keep our facilities clean and our guests healthy.