7.5.1 - Facility Legal Requirements

Standard:  There shall be a regular review of legal requirements related to facilities, such as licenses, sanitary regulations, fire laws, and safety measures, and inspections of adherence thereto.  Special attention should be given aquatic facilities, child care facilities, concessions, kitchens, and zoos.

Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide a matrix showing a representative sample of facilities and the types of regulatory permits, licenses or inspections that are required including copy of last review or update.

Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 11 – Physical Resource Planning, pp. 208-210, 214-216, 225-227, 231; Chapter 12 – Physical Resource Management, pp. 251, 259, 263; Chapter 13 – Management Operations, pp. 267, 269, 286, 291.

Agency Evidence of Compliance:

In order to ensure the safety of Park District facilities, the following regular licenses, permits, and inspections are required.  This matrix was last updated when it was added to the Procedures for Facility Licenses, Permits, and Inspections1 on September 1, 2014.

License/Permit/Inspection Facilities
Oak Park Health Department

Pools: Rehm Pool, Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex

Oak Park Health Department

Concessions: Rehm PoolRidgeland Common Recreation Complex

Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCSF)

Preschool Facilities: Andersen Center, Barrie Center, Carroll Center, Field Center

Liquor Licenses

Special Rental Facilities: Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home

State Fire Marshal Inspections Andersen Center, Barrie Center, Carroll Center, Field Center, Fox Center, Longfellow Center
Backflow Preventer Inspection Conservatory
Boiler Inspections Barrie Center, Cheney Mansion, Conservatory, Field Center, Fox Center, Longfellow Center, Pleasant Home, Rehm Pool, Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex, Stevenson Center
Electrical Inspections Andersen Center, Barrie Center, Carroll Center, Field Center, Fox Center, Longfellow Center
Elevator Inspections Administration Building, Fox Center, Gymnastics & Recreation Center, Longfellow Center, Pleasant Home
Fire Alarm Inspections All Facilities
Fire Extinguisher Inspections All Facilities
Oak Park Fire Department Inspections All Facilities
Park District Monthly Facility Inspection All Facilities
Park District AED Inspections All Facilities


  1. 07.05.01_Procedures-for-Facility-Licenses-Permits-and-Inspections.pdf

Agency Self Assessment: MET