LIA Beach Procedures During COVID-19

  • Beach is open from 10 am – 7:30 pm weather permitting.

  • 50 people will be allowed to visit at one time. 

  • A family group will have a minimum of 90 minutes to use the beach.

  • WE RECOMMEND CALLING THE BEACH MONITOR at 217-680-1343 (10 AM – 7:00 PM) BEFORE YOU COME TO THE BEACH TO SEE IF WE ARE ALREADY AT THE 50 PERSON MAXIMUM CAPACITY.  IF YOU ARE ADVISED THAT WE ARE NOT AT THE 50 PERSON LIMIT, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT IF WE FILL UP BEFORE YOU ARRIVE. 

  • IF WE ARE AT THE 50 PERSON CAPACITY, THE MONITOR WILL GIVE YOU A TIME SLOT WHEN YOUR FAMILY MAY ENTER.  PLEASE NOTE, THAT YOUR 90 MINUTE TIME SLOT WILL START AT THE TIME GIVEN TO YOU BY THE MONITOR EVEN IF YOU ARE LATE.

  • You will need to bring the completed Beach/Pool Facility Use Form with you each time you use the beach or pool.  If you do not have a copy at home, they are available at the facility to complete upon arrival.

  • You will need to present your LIA Membership Card, a Picture ID (must show age if an unaccompanied youth), and have your membership be in good standing to use the facilities.

  • You must be 16 years old to use the beach without an adult.  Responsible 16 year olds may bring guests to the beach, but the LIA member family is responsible for the actions of all guests.

  • When you arrive at the beach, place your membership card and ID on the table facing the monitor and turn in your completed Beach/Pool Facility Use Form.  The monitor will copy information from your cards without touching them.

  • The monitor will log your entrance time and tell you what time your 90 minute family shift will end.

  • After 90 minutes, if there are other families waiting to enter, your family shift will be ended. 

  • If there are no families waiting, your family may exceed your 90 minute stay until another family wants to enter.

  • If you need to have shade at the beach, please bring your own chair to use under the pavilion.  We will ask that chairs under the pavilion are a minimum of 6 feet apart from other family groups.

  • We have 5 picnic tables spread out over the beach area for use by one family group at a time.  The tables will be disinfected between family uses.  If you are about to use a picnic table, please confirm with the monitor that it has been disinfected prior to your using it.

  • You may wish to bring your own chairs or blankets to use in case all picnic tables are occupied.

  • Children waiting in line for the slide will need to stand next to one of the orange cones to keep the required social distance.  As the child in front of them advances, they may advance to the next cone.  Please help younger children to understand and follow this procedure.

  • There are soap and hand sanitizer dispensers in each bathroom.  Bathrooms will be disinfected every 2 hours as requred by IDPH.  If only 1 monitor is present, the monitor will announce a required 10 minute time period when everyone must completely leave the water.  Please do not allow your children to enter the water at all until the monitor returns from disinfecting the bathrooms and announces the break is over. 

  • Before you leave the beach, please advise the monitor that you are leaving so that we can keep a running total of the number of people present.

  • Please note that we are on a trial run to see if we are able to safely keep our beach open while following the required guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Our rules and procedures are subject to change at any time as deemed necessary by the Board.

  • You are required to follow all instructions from the monitor or your beach privileges may be suspended.

LIA COVID-19 Response

As an Association, the Lake Iroquois Board of Directors intends to comply with the executive orders regarding COVID-19 issued by Governor Pritzker for the State of Illinois. Currently, Illinois is under a stay at home order which provides for outside activity but limits public and private gatherings to a single household. Under the current orders, the swimming pool, beach, and playground will remain closed but boating will be allowed. LIA is asking all residents to comply with the Executive Orders and restrictions put in place so we can keep our community safe. Under the executive order, enforcement of these rules falls specifically to state and local law enforcement. Illinois has developed Restore Illinois, which is a five phased plan aimed at re-opening the state by regions while addressing the health concerns of residents. Phase 3 Recovery allows for outdoor recreation in groups of 10 or fewer but will not start any earlier than May 29th. Phase 4 Revitalization allows for groups of 50 or fewer as well as all outdoor recreation to resume but this phase cannot start any sooner than June 26th. Currently there is no timeline for Phase 5 Restoration which is the complete re-opening of all businesses, schools, recreation, and public events based upon the development of a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. Please be assured that LIA will do their best to re-open all of our facilities as soon as we are allowed to do so, but understand that there may be some restrictions in place when this does occur. We appreciate your understanding in these uncertain times and are available if you have any questions or concerns.

LIA Beach Rules

- The beach is open from sun up to sun down every day.

- The bathrooms and slides will initially be open every day from 10-7:30. This may change when the pool opens and depending on usage.

- If you are under 16 you must be accompanied by a responsible guardian or person 16 or older.

- No pets are allowed anywhere on the beach property including grassy areas.

- Current membership card, Photo ID, and Covid 19 paperwork are required. 

- Current membership card and ID are allowed to be a photo on your phone if you are the member.  Your guests must present your actual card and their Photo ID.

- No persons may swim from their boat to the beach.  You must park your boat at the beach dock to drop off

beach users.  You must present your membership card and ID and beach age regulations apply.  Dogs may not be taken off boat at the beach.

- Coolers are allowed but will be checked by the monitor for glass which is prohibited.

- There is no food or beverages allowed in the water.

- Smoking of any kind is not allowed under the pavilion.

- There is no swimming outside of the roped swimming area.

- Floats and water toys are allowed at the discretion of the monitor.  If the swimming area is crowded, floats may not be allowed.

- There is no throwing of rocks or sand at the beach.

- There is no profanity of any kind allowed at the beach.

- The rinse hose is only to be used for rinsing off sand.  It may not be played with.

- There is no fishing at the beach except for off of the boat docks and outside of the swimming area.

- Boats cannot anchor within 50 feet of the swimming rope boundary.  This is a no-wake boat passage area and must be kept clear. 

- Golf carts are allowed to park in the designated grassy area by the beach unless the monitor advises that the maximum amount of golf carts are present and then golf carts must be parked in the parking lot.

- Failure to obey all instructions of the beach monitor will result in loss of slide and beach privileges.

 

SLIDE RULES

- Slide is open only when a beach monitor is on duty.

- You must be 48 inches tall to slide without adult supervision.

- No jumping off the slide platform or stairs.

- Do not slide until the person in front of you has cleared the splash area.

- Exit the splash area back towards the beach immediately after sliding.

- Only one person on the slide at a time.

- Slide feet first only.  Do not slide headfirst.

- Do not play with or move the water hose.

- There is no playing or swimming in the roped-off slide water area.

- Failure to obey all instructions of the beach monitor will result in loss of slide and beach privileges.

Welcome To Lake Iroquois

Lake Iroquois is a private residential subdivsion with a 76 acre boating and fishing lake and a 7 acre fishing only lake, located in the far South West corner of Iroquois County.  The lake community is surrounded by wooded acreage that gives way to the corn and soybean fields of East Central Illinois. Lake Iroquois is an excellent place to peacefully retire, raise a healthy family, or live an active lifestyle. Residents and members enjoy various clubs, community events, recreation activities, and above all, the glistening waters of Lake Iroquois.  

 

Lake Iroquois is located just 2 hours south of Chicago and 30 minutes North of Champaign-Urbana on I-57.  Lake Iroquois is 2.5 miles from Loda, IL and Paxton, IL is situated 6 miles from the associaiton.  Please click here for more information about the Lake Iroquois Association.  

Quick Links

Lake Iroquois Office 

(217) 386 - 2311

140 Shawnee Lane

Loda, IL 60948

 

Lake Iroquois Email

lia_assn@frontier.com

 

 

Lake Iroquois Security

(217) 778 ­- 1543

 

 

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