Each season has a registration start date. Please refer to the seasonal brochure for the registration start date for residents and non-residents.
You may register for programs using one of the following ways:
- Online using Rapid Reg - Rapid Reg, the quick and easy online registration is available through our website. Click on the Rapid Reg icon on the right hand side of the page. This form of registration requires you to submit credit card payment and is alos in "real time"; you will know immediately that you have been accepted into a class. Some classes are not available for online registration but may be registered using the following methods below.
- Mail - Complete a registration form and mail the form with payment to Cary Park District, Attn: Registration, 255 Briargate Road, Cary, IL 60013.
- Fax - Complete a registration form and fax to 847.639.6290. Credit card payment only is accepted with a faxed registration form.
- In Person - Visit the Community Center and register at the front desk.
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Drop Off Box - Place a completed registration form and payment (no cash) in a sealed envelope and drop it off in the drop box in the Community Center parking lot.
The Park District does not accept phone registrations. The Park District accepts checks (payable to Cary Park District), cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. American Express is accepted with Rapid Reg only. Please do not pay with cash if mailing or dropping off your registration in the drop box.
Registration confirmations are only given if you use Rapid Reg. At the end of your transaction you may print or email your receipt.
The organizations listed are responsible for the operation
of their group's activities. All questions and concerns regarding
their programs or activities should be directed to the specific
group to which the questions pertain. The Park District works
cooperatively with the groups to meet the athletic and recreational
needs of the community.
The Park District has a Weather Cancellations link on our
home page and a Weather Hotline for your convenience. The
number is 847.639.6200. Information regarding field playability
for a specific day is recorded after 4:30 p.m. If the information
you are seeking is not available on this website or the
hotline, please call the Community Center at 847.639.6100.
For sports association game cancellations contact the sports group directly.
League play for adult softball begins during the last week
of April (Summer) and August (Fall) each year. Team registration
is accepted beginning in January (Summer) and June (Fall).
Typically game times are scheduled for 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and
8:45 p.m. Prize money and awards are distributed to the winning
team in each league. For more information check the website
brochure or call 847.639.6100.
Softball league schedules, scores, team standings, and league information can be found online in the Sports Leagues information section. Game scores and team standings for the current leagues are available within 72-hours after your team's game is played. League information, including schedules, may be downloaded and printed from the website.
Registration for the upcoming school year begins
in May and is accepted at the Community Center,
255 Briargate Road. The E.T. KidZone program is offered
before and after school to families with children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade at all the Cary District 26 elementary
schools. For more details please refer to the E.T. KidZone section of the website,
the current Cary Park District program brochure,
or call 847.639.1928.
The Park District publishes a winter/spring program brochure
that is mailed to all residents within the 60013 and 60021
zip codes. It lists numerous recreational programs and
activities. If outdoor
activities interest you, ice skating, cross-country skiing,
and sledding are available. When conditions permit, enjoy
ice skating on the pond at Jaycee Park. To determine skating
conditions, please call the information line at 847.639.6200.
Skating is offered Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. -
9:00 p.m. Skating areas are lit during the evening hours,
and there is a warming shelter for skaters’ comfort.
The grounds at Lions Park or Kaper Park are great for cross-country
skiing! If sledding is a favorite pastime, check out the
sled hill at Lions Park. The park is open until dusk. Of
course, taking a walk through one of the many parks or
natural areas is a year-round option.
The Cary Park District is a separate unit of government from
the Village of Cary. The Park District was approved by
voter referendum on October 30, 1971. It is authorized
by legislation to levy and collect taxes, and to establish
local policy, ordinances, and resolutions to enact and
complete its purpose. As a Park District, the Cary Park
District’s purpose is to acquire and maintain land
and facilities for park and recreational purposes, and
organize and supervise planned recreation programs. The
Park District encompasses all of the Village of Cary, Trout
Valley and parts of Oakwood Hills, Lake in the Hills and
unincorporated McHenry County.
To determine where you vote, you may refer to your Voter
Registration Card for your precinct information and call
the Village of Cary at 847.639.0003 to find out the appropriate
location. Another way to determine where you vote is to
contact the McHenry County Clerk’s Office at 815.334.4242. You may go to your township office to register
Cary Park District resident definition is anyone living within the Cary Park District boundaries. If you are not certain whether you qualify as a Cary Park District resident, please refer to your current property tax bill or contact your Village or City Office of where you live.
Yes, the Cary Park District does have a Fitness Center located in the Community Center at 255 Briargate Road. The Fitness Center offers residents quality fitness equipment and programs at reasonable fees. Memberships are available to residents and non-residents of the Park District. Memberships provide use of the Fitness Center's cardio and strength training equipment, free weights, locker rooms, and showers. Personal training and childcare are available for an additional fee.
The Park District does have a skate park in Lions Park. The skate park is open from dawn to dusk and is available to skateboard, inline, and bike enthusiasts. Visitors must abide by the posted rules to the park.
Yes, the Park District does have a dog park at Hoffman Park on West Main Street. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk and offers an 18-acre fenced in open play area, a fenced in small-dog area, two training areas for owners to acclimate their dogs, dog waste bag stations, garbage/recycling cans, drinking fountains for dogs and people, restrooms, double gate entry with electronic key access for security and valid dog pass users only and onsite parking. Passes are required for the dog park and can be purchased at the Community Center. more