Spring is here with abundant rain, and the Parks Dept is working hard to control fast-growing grass and weeds:
This time of year through mid-June is the “Riviera Maya” for our friends, the weeds. We have received many questions from residents and employees about the when, what and where of our weed spraying program so we’ll discuss some issues and methods and hopefully will answer questions you may have. Read More »
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 »
Each year brings many improvements to playgrounds and facilities throughout the district. Below you will find updates on all projects currently under way, including Playground Renovations at Sheffield, Victoria and Canterbury Park Place. Find out more about these and other improvements here: Read more.
Now is the optimum for the beginning of seed germination. With the warm temperatures we’ve had, it is a great time to start minor lawn repairs, such as snow plow damage along driveways and sidewalks. Just keep in mind that you may need to keep the seeds moist and covered with straw or peat moss. Read More »
The Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) free mulch is offering the community for use around residential landscaping. The mulch consists of 50% wood chips and 50% hummus and aids in retaining moisture and adds nutrients to the soil as it breaks down. Read More »
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 »
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.