#TOTALLYHEPD Photo Contest


#TOTALLYHEPD starts now! Park and Recreation Month’s 2015 theme is 80’s style. Share your best 80’s throwback photo on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page to be eligible for prizes including a free months membership to Triphahn Center! If you don’t have any pictures from the 80’s, (or don’t want to revisit the days of hairspray and blue eye shadow,) Just dress the part and take a pic! Make sure to tag #TOTALLYHEPD and #JULYPRM30 to be eligible to win.

Splish Splash Family Bash Benefits Local Kids

SplishSplashFamily Bash6Don’t miss one of the best family events of the year – Splish Splash Family Bash. This event supports the Friends of HE Parks, which raises money for a scholarship fund for disadvantaged families. This allows kids to go to summer camp, take swimming lessons, play sports, whose parents are financially unable to pay their fees. Learn more!

Vogelei Park Splash Pad Temporary Closure

Due to a collapsed Village sewer line adjacent to the Vogelei Park, the Splash Pad will be temporarily closed.

We expect to reopen the Vogelei Park Splash Pad early next week. Check back here for updates! We apologize for the inconvenience!



Your Input Needed on New Skate Park


Take our survey!  The Park District presently operates a skate park on the north-side of Hoffman Estates at the Willow Recreation Center and we are considering building another skate park in the southeast section of Hoffman Estates.  For further information, please contact Gary Buczkowski at 847-561-2172 or gbuczkowski@heparks.org.



What’s your story? We want to hear it! Tell us about your favorite HEPD activity, what you love about the HEPD. Tell us how HEPD has had an impact on your family. Click to read the stories that folks have shared with us so far then tell us your story!

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Mobile App Puts HEPD In Your Hands


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
-View schedules
-Get weather notices
-Book a tee time
-Browse events
-Contact us

Click here to download app on your Apple iPhone.

Click here to download app on your Android.

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.

Celebrate the Enduring Power of Community Parks and Recreation this July


Month-long celebration highlights essential value of parks and recreation for local communities

Hoffman Estates residents know their parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature or connect with fellow community members. But what they may not know is that their parks and recreation also contribute to improved health outcomes, higher property values and environmental sustainability.

Parks and recreation have the power to strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. That’s why this year, Hoffman Estates joins cities across the country in celebrating the power of parks and recreation for the 30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month—an annual event created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985. Read More »

Fore! The Golf Course is Calling You


Come out for a rejuvenating round of golf at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club.  Book your tee time online or call 847-781-3681. Permanent tee times are available. For Rates.


Free Mulch Now Available

The Park District will continue its Free Mulch offer it started in 2011. Mulch is now available in several locations. The mulch was previously used as “fall material” beneath playground equipment to protect children upon impact of falling. It is replaced each year with a fresh supply as a safety measure. The used mulch is available for free to residents to use in their home gardens and landscaping, while it lasts. Read More »

Park Projects this Season


Patchwork and repairs are being made to ALL facility parking lots and some parks throughout the district. Parks include Cannon Crossings, Fabbrini, Victoria, Cottonwood, Vogelei and South Ridge.

This year, several of our parks are slated to get new playground equipment, plus we will be improving the surfaces of our walking paths around Fabbrini Park (Highpoint) starting mid May.  Read more here.