Sled hills are closed


Sled hills at Seascape and Pine Park are closed. Please check updates at Sledding & Outdoor Skating and follow the flag system at all times.

Facility Holiday Hours

Prairie Stone Front Desk

Our facilities have special hours this holiday season:

Triphahn Center & Ice Arena
Willow Recreation Center
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center

Our parks are open sunrise to sun down, 365 days a year!

Now Registering for Winter 2016

Our Program Guides will be delivered a few days prior to the day that Registration begins:

Winter 2016 – Delivered Nov. 18-20; Registration began at 8 AM on Mon., Nov. 23 2015

Spring 2016 Programs & Summer Camp – Delivered Feb. 24-27; Registration begins 8 AM on Wed., March 2, 2016

Summer 2016 – Delivered April 20-23; Registration begins 8 AM on Wed., April 27, 2016

Fall 2016 – Delivered July 20-23; Registration begins 8 AM on Wed., July 27



Controlled Burns


Each year, our Parks Services Division has scheduled “ecological burns” for several of our natural areas throughout our parks. The burns are an effective way of burning away plant life. There are many benefits to this process, including helping to eliminate non-native, invasive plant species, adds nutrients to the soil and stimulates native species. To learn more, read on or watch a short video.

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Giving Tree – Be An Inaugural Donor

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.

Be an Inaugural Donor – Click here for details! and receive special markings on your leaf and a decal identifying you as an Inaugural Donor. Offer extended to January 14, 2016!

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.

There is so much to enjoy outdoors, no matter what the season! Find your favorite park. #findyourpark

Weeds or Wildflowers? Controlling Invasive Species


Part 1: Why control invasive species?

Early in 2010, the Hoffman Estates Park District’s Board of Commissioners adopted the district’s first Natural Area Management Plan to define, identify and plan for the management of Hoffman Estates Park District owned natural areas.

Natural areas are valuable assets to our community. Native plants provide wildlife with food and shelter. The deep roots of these native plants stabilize shorelines and prevent fertilizer runoff, keeping the ponds free of silt and algae. But to keep them performing these desirable functions, our natural areas need to be maintained. Read More »

Toy Drive Donations Accepted Until December 5


Stay Informed About Weather Related Program Cancellations


This winter, be among the first to know when inclement weather cancels or delays your program or class. 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 »

Take A Walk for Health

DSC_0012If you are looking to increase your daily physical activity levels but aren’t sure how, we have a solution for you! Try walking! Walking just 30 minutes a day has surprising benefits and can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, improve blood pressure and sugar levels, reduce the risk of certain cancers and improve your health in many more ways. 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.

Park Projects this Season


What is the construction happening in your neighborhood park? Get the details —> Read more here.