Princeton Park District Code of Conduct

For All Participants and Guests of the Princeton Park District, Its Facilities & Programs

The Princeton Park District expects all individuals to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with their levels of development, maturity and demonstrated capabilities with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other individuals, program participants, staff, volunteers, and other District officials. The District has a zero tolerance policy concerning behaviors considered to be bullying or harassment, whether such behavior takes place on or off District property, at any District sponsored function or programs, in a District vehicle, or at any time or place where a staff, member of the public, or a participant's imminent safety or overall wellbeing may be an issue.

The Princeton Park District insists that all participants and spectators comply with the following Code of Conduct. All participants and guests shall:

  • Show respect to all participants, spectators, staff and volunteers
  • Follow program and facility rules and take direction from staff
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language, arguing, fighting, or any other form of harassment or intimidation
  • Not use electronic media as a form of harassment or intimidation
  • Refrain from physical contact with another individual or staff member in an angry, violent or threatening manner
  • Follow the safety rules and other guidelines
  • Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities
  • Not interfere with, or in any manner hinder, any employee of the Districts' while that employee is engaged in performance of his or her duties
  • Not bring weapons onto District property or into its programs
  • Not take things that do not belong to them
  • Report any inappropriate or illegal conduct to District staff or Director

The District recognizes everyone may not consistently follow this Code of Conduct. To help make the District's facilities and programs fun, safe and enjoyable for everyone, we will enforce this code. A positive approach will be used regarding discipline. Staff will periodically review rules and expectations with participants during program sessions. If inappropriate behavior occurs, a prompt resolution will be sought specific to each individual's situation. The District reserves the right to dismiss anyone whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety or well being of others. The District further reserves the right to dismiss anyone who engages in acts of reprisal or retaliation against any person who has reported an act of bullying or harassment or cooperates in an investigation.

All employees are required to report alleged violations of this Code of Conduct to their supervisor. All other members of the community, including participants, parents, volunteers, and visitors are encouraged to report any act that may be a violation of this Code of Conduct to: Elaine Russell, Executive Director, (815) 872-0840. All complaints will be promptly handled and kept confidential to the extent possible.

Any person violating any provision or rule of this Code, to the extent practicable, shall be asked to correct the behavior, and may be further subject to:

  1. temporary or permanent removal from the program or activity; and/or
  2. removal or expulsion from the District premises; and/or
  3. denial or revocation of facility privileges; and/or
  4. reimbursing the Princeton Park District for all damages caused by or resulting from such violations; and/or
  5. legal action.

In the event of litigation resulting from or arising out of any prohibited conduct, all fines, costs, reasonable attorneys' fees and penalties allowable under State or local law shall be recoverable by the Princeton Park District.