2021 Announcements

2/13/2021 - HYA 2021 Recreation Baseball / Softball Registration
HYA 2021 Recreation Baseball / Softball RegistrationONE WEEK Left to Register Players! Coaches need to register as well. Please help us spread the word regarding registration.Harrisburg Youth Association, Inc. (HYA) has decided to utilize an online registration platform called SportsEngine (External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://harrisburgparkdistrictsports.sportngin.com/) starting in 2021 for the youth recreation baseball and softball leagues.

Registration for HYA recreation baseball and softball leagues ends February 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Late Registrations will be on an as needed basis to fill up any available roster spots and will be charged a late fee.Please call or email the Park Office for more information at 618-252-2111 or office@harrisburgpark.net or visit External link opens in new tab or windowwww.harrisburgpark.net/HYA

Register for 2021 HYA Baseball / Softball Recreation League: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://harrisburgparkdistrictsports.sportngin.com/register/form/464393143


1/19/2021 - COVID Update

The IDPH External link opens in new tab or windowhas just announced changes to regional mitigations.

Regions 5 (Southern) has met the metrics to return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

DCEO Phase 4 information can be found External link opens in new tab or windowhere.


1/15/2021 - COVID Update

The Governor External link opens in new tab or windowhas just announced changes to regional mitigations.

Beginning immediately, Region 1 (Northern), Region 2 (North Central) and Region 5 (Southern) are moved to Tier 2 Mitigations. All other regions remain in Tier 3 Mitigations for now.

External link opens in new tab or windowAs a reminder, youth and recreational sports may also resume play subject to the All Sports Policy when regions move out of Tier 3.

A new External link opens in new tab or windowsummary documentExternal link opens in new tab or window of the mitigations for each tier was just released.


1/14/2021 - 2021 Annual Kiwanis/HYA Radio Auction

Due to current COVID-19 regulations, the 2021 Annual Kiwanis/HYA Radio Auction will not be held at its normal time (the last weekend in January) and has tentatively been rescheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021.  Look for more details to come out in March.


1/13/2021 - HYA 2021 Recreation Baseball / Softball Registration

Harrisburg Youth Association, Inc. (HYA) has decided to utilize an online registration platform starting in 2021 for the youth recreation baseball and softball leagues.  The registration platform is called SportsEngine.  There are registration instructions below on how to access the Registration page via computer or mobile device and how to install the SportsEngine App.

 

Registration for HYA recreation baseball and softball leagues will start on January 13, 2021 and ends February 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM.  Late Registrations will be on an as needed basis to fill up any available roster spots and will be charged a late fee.


Please call or email the Park Office for more information at 618-252-2111 or office@harrisburgpark.net.


External link opens in new tab or windowClick Here to Register for 2021 HYA Baseball / Softball Recreation League


External link opens in new tab or windowClick Here to Register to Coach/Volunteer for 2021 HYA Baseball / Softball


Registration Instructions

2021 Registration Instructions.pdf


11/20/2020 - COVID Update 

The PDF document below contains up to date decisions made by the Park Board of Commissioners at various meetings. The document will be updated as new decisions are made.  Information from the Restore Illinois Plan Phase 4 and Tier 3 Mitigation Guidelines was used as valuable guidance in making decisions.  More general information on the Restore Illinois Guidelines can be found at External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/ and External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://dceoresources-ss-assets.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/public/Restore-Illinois/Tier-3-COVID-19-Resurgence-Mitigations.pdf


2020 Announcements

2020.11.20 Decisions.pdf


8/21/2020 - COVID Update 

The PDF document below contains up to date decisions made by the Park Board of Commissioners at various meetings. The document will be updated as new decisions are made.  Information from the Restore Illinois Plan Phase 4 was used as valuable guidance in making decisions.  More general information on the Restore Illinois Guidelines can be found at External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/.

2020.08.21 Decisions.pdf


8/21/2020 - Skatepark

8/21/2020 - The Harrisburg Township Park District is proud to announce the opening of the first phase of its newly constructed skatepark.  The skatepark equipment was installed this week and is now officially open for the public to enjoy.  The new skatepark is located near the basketball / pickleball / tennis courts at Paul Emery Park.  A list of all rules and guidelines can be found in the attached images.


Pictured below are (from left to right) Executive Director Blake Emery, Board President Richard Rumsey, Board Secretary/Treasurer Mike Williams, Maintenance Director TA Sullivan, and Board Vice President Doug Emery.  Thank you all for your efforts in making this project a success.


8/7/2020 - COVID Update 

The PDF document below contains up to date decisions made by the Park Board of Commissioners at various meetings. The document will be updated as new decisions are made.  Information from the Restore Illinois Plan Phase 4 was used as valuable guidance in making decisions.  More general information on the Restore Illinois Guidelines can be found at External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/.

2020.08.07 Decisions.pdf


8/3/2020 – HYA Flag Football

Harrisburg Youth Athletics (HYA) has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Flag Football Season.  Concerns about the health and safety of participants, volunteers, and all community members were at the forefront of the decision.  Also, the recently updated Restore Illinois Phase 4 Youth and Adult Sports Guidance does not allow Flag Football games to be played at this time.  We look forward to providing Flag Football next year and thanks for all the local support to HYA.


7/20/2020 - HYA Baseball/Softball Updates

Harrisburg Youth Athletics (HYA) has come to the difficult decision that we cannot guarantee we will have HYA Travel Teams for the 2021 Baseball/Softball Season.  With the rise in other organization travel teams in our area, we have had a difficult time competing with them to fill our travel team rosters.  HYA does not want to guarantee a travel team and then not have enough players tryout to fill the roster.  This, along with players not fully committing to the HYA Travel Teams, has been an issue lately.  If any travel group would like to remain or form an HYA Affiliated Travel Team for the 2021 Season we would gladly consider that request.  Please contact the park office if you would like more information.


7/18/2020 - COVID Update 

The PDF document below contains up to date decisions made by the Park Board of Commissioners at various meetings. The document will be updated as new decisions are made.  Information from the Restore Illinois Plan Phase 4 was used as valuable guidance in making decisions.  More general information on the Restore Illinois Guidelines can be found at External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/.

2020.07.17 Decisions.pdf


6/29/2020 - Park Pool Update

Bill Trees Memorial Park Pool will continue to remain closed for the 2020 Swim Season. Concerns regarding the health and safety of patrons and employees as well as several operational difficulties to overcome were the basis of the decision making process.  We are disappointed that these measures must be taken, but we want to remind everyone of our commitment to the park pool and we look forward to having the pool open next year.


6/26/2020 - Park Pool Update

Bill Trees Memorial Park Pool will continue to remain closed until further notice. The pool operates under the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  At the time of the Special Park Board Meeting on June 26, 2020, the IDPH had not released formal guidance in regards to opening pools to the public during Phase 4. Once the guidance from IDPH becomes available, there will be a Special Park Board Meeting called to make a final decision on the pool.


5/29/2020 - Park Pool Update

Bill Trees Memorial Park Pool will remain closed while our region is in Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The pool operates under the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  At the time of the Special Park Board Meeting on May 29, 2020, the IDPH had not released formal guidance in regards to opening public pools.  The insurance provider for the park stated not to open the pool until there is guidance from IDPH.  Under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, groups of 10 or less individuals would be allowed to gather with social distancing and face coverings.  It would be difficult, if not impossible, to operate under these restrictions in a public swimming pool environment.  The opening of the pool will be reassessed if/when there is official guidance from the state/IDPH on safe operation of public pools.


There will be another Special Park Board Meeting on June 26, 2020 (the first day our region can potentially enter into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan) to reassess the Restore Illinois Plan and any updated guidance regarding safely opening public pools