Allerton Park and Retreat Center is open every day from 8am – sunset. We hope you can safely utilize Allerton to find peace and inspiration during this challenging time. To support social distancing practices and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Allerton has implemented the following precautions/guidelines:
—Public restrooms are available near the Main Parking Lot. These facilities will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day. We recommended bringing your own hand sanitizer for additional protection.
–Bring your own water – water fountains and pet watering stations will not be available.
–Trash cans have been removed to limit the number of touchable surfaces. Please use the dumpsters located in the Visitor Center Parking Lot or Main Parking Lot or take your trash with you.
–Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other visitors. If unable to do so, try a different garden/area. Please note that high traffic areas like the Peony Garden (mid-to-late May) could be busy – expect a wait time for viewing.
–Gatherings or events of more than 50 people (including staff and other vendors on-site) are not permitted. Groups of more than 50 will be asked to leave.
–Face masks are required in the Mansion, and recommended when not able to keep 6 feet from other persons outside (potentially in the Formal Garden area).
–As of July 6, limited volunteer activities will resume. Find more information on volunteering here.
–Please be extra cautious when deciding whether to visit or traveling from a long distance. Stay home if you’re at all suspicious of being ill.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to serve the community as a resource to enjoy nature, history, and art.
We are hosting a limited number of small, outdoor events, as well as virtual tours, hikes, workshops, and more! See our Event Calendar here. If you have a private event or conference booked, or are looking to schedule something for a future date, please contact our Sales Team at email@example.com.
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For the most up-to-date COVID-19 related information and resources from the University of Illinois, visit www.covid19.illinois.edu.