Congratulations Employees of the Quarter

Our Employees of the Quarter were announced at our All Staff Meeting in June. Pictured here is Executive Director Dean Bostrom congratulating Admin Registration Associate Carmella Fioretto (Triphahn Center) and Banquet Captain Nancy McCreary (Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club).

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Nature Volunteers Helping the Monarch Butterfly

Black Bear 061216 10This month, a group of ambitious volunteers from the Devonshire Woods Estates subdivision planted 250 milkweed plants, provided by Monarch Watch on Sunday, June 12. The group planted the milkweed in Black Bear Park. HE Parks’ Parks Maintenance staff helped select the sites in the park and mowed existing waist-high wildflowers and grasses to facilitate planting and provide an ideal growing environment for the milkweed.  The group obtained the plants for free from Monarch Watch, but raised approximately $200 for shipping of the plants. Read More »

UPDATES: Summer Improvement Projects

Under Repair 24x18This summer a number of improvements will be made to enhance the experience of our residents. Read more to learn about the Ice Rink Maintenance, Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center Aquatics improvements and Playground Remodeling.

Introducing…New Logo and Tagline

We are excited to introduce a new logo and brand image for the Hoffman Estates Park District. The new logo has more contemporary version of the familiar sun, which you’ve seen for many years. In the center is a leaf to acknowledge our Green initiatives and the blue “swish” represents the 25 bodies of water in our 70+ parks. The stem of the leaf reveals a path leading into the horizon; signifying an active lifestyle, and forward thinking, too. The lower case “serif” font is casual, friendly and suggests recreation and fun. Read More »

Now Registering for Summer

Our Summer Program Guide is here and registration is open. Bring on Summer!

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Giving Tree – Leave A Legacy

Giving Tree Friends of HE Parks Foundation

The Friends of HE Parks Foundation has a new Giving Tree located in the hallway outside the Board Room at the Triphahn Center. This is your chance to leave a legacy in our community.

Order your Leaf, Stone or Acorn! Complete the form and mail, fax or email.

What is the Friends of HE Parks? Learn more here.


Tell Us What You Think: Take Our Short Survey

Your feedback is important to us. Tell us what you think about our facilities, parks, events and programs. Take the Survey.

What are your kids doing this summer? Avoid the Summer Bordom Blues! Watch more video.

Congratulations Best of Hoffman

Al and judy skwira (2)This month we awarded Best of Hoffman to Al and Judy Skwira, members of our 50+ Club.  They’ve been members at the Triphahn Center fitness center for over 15 years. Al and Judy have been providing weekly deliveries of sweets for our 50+ Center patrons. This couple has been picking up day old goods from Deerfield Bakery and delivering them to area shelters, fire departments, police stations and churches for many years. Read more!

New Playground More than Meets the Eye

DSC_0009From a distance the new playground at Victoria Park (1025 Crowfoot Cir.) in Hoffman Estates looks like any other playground. But in many ways, it is not. HE Parks will dedicate a new playground on July 23 at Victoria Park at 10 a.m. Read More »

Pictures From Summer Camp!


Creative Art Camp at the Field Museum on Friday. Campers go on a fun field trip each week. What are your kids doing this summer? Register for next week before Thursday at 5 pm! See more pictures.

Now Hiring Part Time Workers


Now Hiring dance instructors, seasonal lifeguards, front desk associates, golf course, child care, banquets, and more, including a Digital Media Associate. HE Parks is a great place to work. Apply online here.

Stay Informed About What’s Happening at the Park District


This Summer, keep up with what’s going on at the park district! Get our free Hoffman Estates Park District mobile app to provide you with information right in the palm of your hand. Click the Weather Updates icon, or go to Settings and select which Push Notifications you’d like to receive. Read More »

See the Birds of Prey


Did you know that we have a variety of birds of prey on display at Vogelei Park? It’s true! Each Sunday from 1-4 PM you can get an upclose look at the Northern Illinois Raptor Center’s bird handlers and their special raptors. Read more here.