The Village of Hawthorn Woods Family Aquatic Center, located at 94 Midlothian Avenue in Hawthorn Woods, will remain closed for the 2020 swim season due to safety concerns regarding the global pandemic.
The Village Board of Trustees announced the decision after a thoughtful discussion at their April 27, 2020 monthly board meeting. Amid a continuing Stay at Home order from the Governor of Illinois through at least May 30, 2020, the action was taken citing guidelines from the Center for Disease Control recommending against visiting water parks during the pandemic. Once the order is lifted for a gradual phased opening, requirements will need to be in place to ensure public safety that would make it difficult to protect the swimming public, the employees, and visitors to the center.
"The Mayor and Village Board of Trustees considered the impact of the Center for Disease Control guidelines and recommendations for the pool, the locker room facilities, and our poolside food service café that attracts thousands of visitors annually. We thank our residents and patrons for their understanding and patience as we prioritize the safety and wellness of all of our residents, families, guests, and staff. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Family Aquatic Center in 2021 with added amenities and benefits," stated Pamela O. Newton, Chief Operating Officer.
The Hawthorn Woods Park and Recreation Department will continue to provide safe-distancing programs and virtual classes to provide activities for our residents until we can gather as neighbors and friends to enjoy our community programs together.