Exciting Enhancements Coming To Triphahn Center

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Starting Wed. Dec. 7, please use the South Entrance, as the north and east side doors will be closed. This is because we will begin exciting enhancements to meet future programming needs. The plans stem from the Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP), which was completed in 2014 after extensive surveys, focus groups with residents and meetings with community stakeholders.

The CMP revealed the growing need for preschool programming, programs for residents age 50 and over, and off-ice hockey training areas.  As a result, the District spent much of 2015 studying  options to accommodate future needs. The planning team presented several options to the Park Board Committee of the Whole on March 15, 2016. At the meeting, the committee approved the following plan:  Read More »

New Smoking Ban Ushers In A Healthier New Year

There is no better time than the present to stop smoking. That’s because beginning January 1, 2017, smoking will be prohibited at all Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) properties, except for Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club. All facilities and parks will be smoke free, including electric cigarettes. This ban was put in place because establishing a smoke-free park system directly supports its mission “to provide healthy and enjoyable activities” in its facilities and parks. HE Parks made the decision because the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke are the cause of many diseases and health conditions leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths annually. Read More »

Congratulations Best of Hoffman

Jerry Loch started with the Park District as a parent coach with his daughter Nicole in our youth soccer program.  Jerry really enjoyed being around our program and soccer program that he decided to become a “patched” Official and work for HE Parks youth soccer league. Today Jerry is a “jack of all trades” for our Athletic Department.  Jerry has worked as a Site Supervisor for our Adult Football and Softball leagues.  He is also a score keeper for adult basketball and a referee coordinator for our inter-village soccer league.  This past fall, Jerry took over a lot of responsibilities for our inter-village league.  He helped train and coordinate the schedules and he helped Athletic Manager Kyle Thomas run the league.  

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UPDATES: Park Improvement Projects

Under Repair 24x18This summer a number of improvements were made to enhance the experience of our residents. Read more.

Stay Informed About What’s Happening at the Park District


Keep up with HE Parks! Get our free 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 »

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.

Enter our photo contest for your chance to win Park District Bucks. Read about it here.

HE Parks Earns Illinois Distinguished Agency Award

img_2160HE Parks has again been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). HE Parks was first recognized in 2000. The current certification is valid through 2022. In compliance with the program, HE Parks will be reevaluated in six years to verify that they have continued to demonstrate sound management practices in providing quality park and recreation services to the community. Read More »

Pottery Kilns, Pottery Wheels & Art Tables for Sale

The Hoffman Estates Park District is selling the following items: two pottery kilns, three potter’s wheels and four maple art tables. Please contact Sandy Manisco at smanisco@heparks.org or 847-781-3672.

UPDATE 12/5 (9:11 AM): Due to the great demand for these items, we have changed the sales process. The highest offers received thus far are listed below. The items will be sold to the highest offers as of noon on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. To put in an offer, please email smanisco@heparks.org with your highest bid. You may bid more than once, we will accept your highest bid. Please include your email address and a phone number. Thank you!  Read More »

Win Park District Bucks in “I <3 HE Parks" Photo Contest


Enter our photo contest! What to do? Pick up a sticker or magnet at one of our facilities. Post a picture, featuring your sticker or magnet, on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for an entry into the drawing to win. We’ll load your photo into a special photo album on our HE Parks Facebook Page or Instagram. For every “like” on your photo in that album, you’ll get an extra entry! Caption your post: Tell us why you love the Hoffman Estates Park District and use both hashtags: #MakingLifeFun #HEParks and tag us @heparks. 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.