When registering online for the first time, you must create a household user ID account. Once created, you will automatically receive residency rates.

  • Please bring in your ID when registering in person

The Robert W. Rolek Community Center, which had been closed due to COVID-19 guidelines, has reopened with modified hours.

Guest Services walk-in hours currently are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please note Guest Services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.


In addition to walk-in availability, the park district registration desk will make private appointments by request. Call (847) 546-8558 or email registration@rlapd.org to set up an appointment.


Registration Hours

Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends n/a

4 Easy Ways to Register!

1. Online

Learn more at our online registration page.

2. Mail (Check or Credit Card Only)

Sent to:
Round Lake Area Park District
814 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073

3. Drop-Off Box (Check or Credit Card Only)

Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073

4. In Person

Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073
Hours: See Above

Registration Policies

Method of Payment

Do not send cash. We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express, checks, money orders.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for some program and rental services.

*NEW! We require a primary and secondary form of payment set-up. We accept checking accounts and all major credit cards. Payments will be auto-drafted on the payment due date. Please check with the program supervisor for the specifics on payment due dates.

NSF Checks

A $15 service fee will be assessed on all checks returned due to insufficient funds.

Payment Procedures, Failed Payment Process and Late Fees

  • Specific program payment plan dates can be found here
  • Payers have 5 days to pay outstanding balances to avoid disruption of service and removal from an activity. For more information on how to correct an outstanding balance please click here
  • A $25 late payment fee will be assessed to any payment more than 5 business days late

Refund Policy

  • If the Park District cancels a program, registrants will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made by registrants more than 5 days BEFORE the start date of a program will receive a full refund. Less than 5 days, refunds can be prorated. Once a program begins, a Program Supervisor's approval is needed.
  • Refunds will be returned via check if the payment was from a credit on account, in cash or by check. If payment was made with a credit card, the refund will be refunded to the same credit card. It takes approximately Two(2) weeks to process a refund.
  • Refunds due to illness must be accompanied with a doctor's note.
  • A Refund/Withdrawal/Transfer form needs to be completed by a parent/guardian 18 years & older to be considered for a refund.

Residents vs. Non-Residents

It's sometimes difficult to figure out if you're considered a park district resident or non-resident. If your house address has four digits and you live within the incorporated village boundaries of Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park and Round Lake Heights, you are a resident of the Round Lake Area Park District. If you are unsure if you are a district resident check your voter's registration card which identifies all the taxing districts you live in, or check the Lake County's web site, co.lake.il.us/mapsonline. This site will allow you to see, by your home address, what taxing districts you live in. Or, if all else fails, call us!

Definition of a Family

A family is defined as parents and their unmarried children, 21 years of age and under, residing at the same address. Children 22 years and older, as well as other relatives and/or individuals in the same household are not in the definition of family.

Full Access for All - ADA

The District is committed to meeting your unique, individual leisure needs. Every attempt at reasonable accommodations will be made so that individuals may participate in desired programs.