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In keeping with guidance provided by the CDC and the state of Illinois we have implemented the following evidence-based strategies to keep our guests healthy and safe while visiting the park:

Fully Vaccinated Guests

If you are fully vaccinated, you can enjoy activities at The Forge without wearing a mask.

However, for the safety of your children, we still REQUIRE the use of masks by children and adults at and around the Kids Adventure Zone and other places where children are present (e.g., birthday parties, children's laser tag games, etc.).

We DO NOT require our fully vaccinated staff members to wear masks in the park except when working around children. Members of our staff whose vaccination status has been confirmed by management wear wristbands indicating their vaccinated status.

Our vaccinated staff members carry masks and will gladly wear one if requested by a guest.

Unvaccinated Guests

If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear a mask around guests and staff members and follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and state. We recommend that you:

  • Not congregate in crowded spaces with other people

  • Help your children follow guidelines and wear masks

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with

For the safety of your children, we strictly REQUIRE the use of masks by children and adults at and around the Kids Adventure Zone and other places where children are present (e.g., birthday parties, children's laser tag games, etc.).

Check out the safety precautions we are taking in order to keep both our staff and our adventurers safe and healthy, as well as what to expect when you come to enjoy our park.

Read our full COVID FAQ HERE

General Guidelines for COVID-19

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If You're Sick, Stay Home

Guests are advised to stay home if they have 
experienced illness symptoms
 in the last 14 days.

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Keep Your Distance

Practice the CDC's recommendation of physical distancing of 6 feet from other people.

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Use Protective Equipment

Per the State of Illinois Guidelines, guests who are not vaccinated must wear a face mask/covering at all times. Head coverings are required under helmets and gloves are required when participating in activities.

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Practice Proper Hygiene

Ensure good personal hygiene prior to and while visiting the park. Make sure to bring hand sanitizer and do not touch your face.

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Share The Trails

Warn other guests of your presence when passing them on the trails.

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General Reminders

  • Reservations are required for all activities. Walk-ups are not guaranteed on any activity.

  • All waivers must be completed before your arrival.

  • Cash will not be accepted. Contactless payment is encouraged.