Dates & Forms

A NISRA seasonal brochure is the best way to get an idea of all that NISRA has to offer. Call the NISRA office at (815) 459-0737 to obtain a printed brochure, or stop by your park district or recreation department.

A Few Notes About Registration

Priority Registration

Registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents of NISRA’s member districts who register prior to the deadline have priority over out-of-district participants. Out-of-district residents are welcome to register for all programs, however a non-resident fee is charged.

Suggested Ability Level

Although some programs are offered according to disability classifications, these classifications are only considered recommendations. If the participant meets the social, physical, behavioral and age requirements of any program, he or she can register for it.

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NISRA also provides assistance to those wishing to participate in their home park district or recreation department program. Types of assistance may include staff training, adapted equipment, sign language assistance or a program aide. Call NISRA or your home district staff to inquire about the inclusion process.

Registration Dates


November 14 – 16Winter & Spring Brochure
Preview Available
 November 17 Winter & Spring Registration Opens, Resident Priority Registration Begins
December 8Winter & Spring Resident Priority Registration Ends
 December 9 Winter & Spring Non-Resident Registration Begins
December 15

Winter & Spring Final Registration Deadline

*NISRA is adhering to the registration deadlines. If your registration is late, it will be held to be reviewed to see if the participant can be added to any program(s).

February 9

Spring Deadline & Payments Due

March 14 – 16Summer Day Camp
Brochure Preview Available
 March 17Summer Day Camp Registration Opens, Resident Priority Registration Begins
April 17 – 19

Summer Brochure Preview Available

 April 20Summer Registration Opens, Resident Priority Registration Begins

Residents of NISRA’s 13 member districts will be registered first. Non-residents may submit their registration at any time, however, their registration will be processed after resident registration ends. They will be processed in the order that they were received.

Downloadable Forms