On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the Forward Planning Committee, we are happy to announce the completion of our Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP) 2014-2019 that spells out the direction of the Park District for the next five years. This plan is the result of our Forward Planning Committee that has been working on for more than a year. It represents the input of many people who were instrumental in contributing their ideas and opinions including the Park District staff, Park Board of Commissioners and more than 880 residents and community leaders who participated in the Needs Assessment Community Survey, focus groups and interviews with stakeholders. Click here to read the CMP.
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HEPD is offering Cold Day Child Care.
In the event that school closes for a Cold Day, HEPD is offering child care on SEVERE COLD DAYS off of school for kids Kindergarten through 6th grade at the Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Rd. Parents may drop off children as early as 7am, pick up is no later than 6pm. $38 per child. Please refer to this page of our website. Read More »
When school is canceled due to severe weather, some of our programs will also be canceled. When school is closed due to extreme cold but roads are clear, we may offer Cold Day Child Care for kids K-6th Grade. Please visit our Weather Updates page for current information.
At the November Park Board meeting, a proposal was made to rename Highpoint Park in honor of Joseph L. Fabbrini. Mr. Fabbrini was a founder of the Hoffman Estates Park District. He served as one of its first commissioners and was its first volunteer Executive Director. Public input on this proposal will be accepted until January 27, 2015 at which time the Park Board of Commissioners will vote on the issue. Contact Executive Director Dean Bostrom at DBostrom@heparks.org or 847-781-3633 with your input or join us at the board meeting to be held 7 pm, January 27, 2015 at the Triphahn Center at 1685 W. Higgins Rd. To learn more about Mr. Fabbrini, please read further: Read More »
Don’t let the brisk air keep you and your family from enjoying the outdoors. It is recommended that children get 60 minutes of activity each day. Being outdoors provides added benefits of exposure to fresh air, sunshine and it stimulates the imagination. Read More »
The Hoffman Estates Park District now offers a FREE mobile app to provide you with information right in the palm of your hand. With the HE Parks app, you can:
-Find parks and facilities
-Get weather notices
-Book a tee time
The Coyotes 2 Youth Hockey season has been filled with nothing but smiles this year. The Coyotes, consisting of hockey players age 8 and younger, played in the Chicago Invite over the holiday break and took home the gold with a 4-2 victory to finish of the Bolts in the championship game. On January 11th, they played against the Cyclones in their own version of the Winter Classic at Rosemont’s MB Financial Park. They lost 7-4 in a back and forth game on the scoreboard, but it was a snowy night to remember for all these young hockey players looking to move up the ladder for Hoffman Estates in the future years. The team will hopefully grab a few more trophies to end the season in Wisconsin Dells and St Louis. Watch out for these young prospects in the years to come!
Keep on track with your New Year Resolution today and join a Fitness Center or register for fitness classes. Create a plan that includes scheduling fitness into your daily routine to help ensure you meet your fitness goals. For Fitness Centers we have a state of the art full-service fitness center, Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center, plus Fitness Centers at Triphahn Center and Willow Recreation Center. Consider hiring a Personal Trainer.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the U.S. and Canada has awarded the Hoffman Estates Park District (HEPD) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant achievement by the HEPD and its management. In addition, an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was granted to Craig Talsma, deputy director/director of finance, as the person primarily responsible for the preparing the award-winning CAFR. Read More »
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- Comprehensive Master Plan 2014-2019
- Congratulations Coyotes!
- NEW! Cold Day Child Care for Elementary Kids
- Find a New Fitness Routine!
- Congratulations Redhawks Football & Cheer!
- Congratulations Rica Cuff, Great Citizen
- HEPD Earns Certificate of Achievement
- New Name Proposed for Highpoint Park
- Sledding & Skating This Winter
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