Yes. Shelter reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Harrisburg Park District has a variety of ten shelters and one bandstand. Reservation fees are $20.00 for half day and $30.00 for all day. Fees are due within forty-eight hours of making the reservation. You must sign the shelter reservation agreement form at the park office. Please contact the park office early to ensure the shelter of your choice will be available on the desired date. Reservations are posted in the shelter reservation box located near each shelter.
Any person who desires to be officially placed on a Meeting Agenda at a public meeting of the Harrisburg Township Park District Board of Commissioners should contact Blake Emery, Executive Director at 618-252-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting and complete the form Request to Appear Before Park Board.
Any person is allowed to show up at a public meeting of the Harrisburg Township Park District Board of Commissioners and voice a concern or opinion without having to be put on the Meeting Agenda or filling out a Request to Appear Before the Board Form. If so desired, the person will be allowed to speak under the agenda item entitled, “Comments From the Public” and shall adhere to the Citizens' Guide to Addressing the Park Board During Comments From the Public.
It is illegal to care for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife in Illinois unless you have a permit from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Individuals with wildlife rehabilitator permits may assist injured wildlife if necessary.
Persons or employees should not attempt to assist an animal if there is a risk to personal safety or to the safety of others. If rabies is suspected, call the local animal control agency so that the animal can be captured and tested.
If a person or employee finds a sick or injured wildlife animal, either
i. leave the animal where it was found and let nature take its course; or
ii. call a wildlife rehabilitator.
Call the local animal control office or police department for assistance if the animal poses a threat to public health or safety.
Untrained individuals should not handle wildlife animals. Wild animals can inflict serious injury. They can also be carriers of disease or parasites that are transmittable to humans.
The following websites contains additional information regarding sick or injured wildlife in Illinois and contact information for wildlife rehabilitators: