Important Health Notice

Please be aware that a rabid bat was found this week in Evergreen Park, adjacent to Lakeview Elementary School. Rabies can be spread from bat to a person by a bite. The Cook County Health & Hospital System is recommending that parents of children who attend Lakeview Elementary School or who have visited Evergreen Park this week, talk to their children about whether they had any direct physical contact with a bat. Anyone who may have had direct physical contact with the bat should contact the Communicable Disease Control Unit at the Cook County Department of Public Health Dept at 708-836-8699.  All residents are advised not to handle any bats, skunks or other wild animals and if any wild animals are found dead on their property or roadway, they should call the Cook County Department of Animal Control at 708-974-6140.

Update on Seascape Opening Day

As you may be aware, Seascape Family Aquatic Center did not open over the weekend, due to a minor leak that was discovered last week. We have now identified the source of the leak, completed repairs and have begun filling the pool. Barring any setbacks during the filling process, we are hopeful that the pool will open officially on Saturday, May 30.  Any further updates will be posted on this page and provided on Seascape’s weather hotline. We are excited to open the pool soon and are looking forward to a great summer!

 

Congratulations U10 Hawks Soccer Team Champs!

This month, the Hoffman United U10 Soccer Team won first place in the USA Hawks Cup Spring Tournament in Oak Brook. So proud of you! Go team!

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Your Input Needed on New Skate Park

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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.

Now Hiring!

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We need talented people to work at the golf course and serve banquets, drive the Zamboni, serve as lifeguards and swim instructors, work with children in summer camp and help in marketing. These positions vary from part-time to full-time; seasonal to permanent – in all divisions. Help us make opportunities for fun and recreation in Hoffman Estates. Join Us!

Me & HEPD

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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

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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.

Congratulations Mites Hockey!

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Our Coyote Mites won the Mites Blue Collar Aurora Borealis Championship series at Big Bear for AAU! Congratulations team!

From Randy Jordan, Assistant Manager of Ice Operations, “Our Coyotes Mite travel team is becoming a major force. After losing a tough game Friday night, our squad came back to dominate the same team in the final Sunday, but due to running into a very hot goalie had to go to the second overtime period before Jacob Borzecki made a great rush and move to score the 3-2 winner, in a game that proved Mite hockey can be well played at an exciting level at full ice where every player has a major contribution. Although we are playing with a larger than usual roster for Mites, Coaches Chesney, Harazin and Somen did a great job of giving every player the ice time where more players than usual have gained a ton by the experience.”undefined

 

Controlled Burns

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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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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

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Concrete work is near completion at Triphahn Center. All work schedules are contingent on the weather.

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.

Golf Course Now Open!

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One of our favorite signs of spring, the golf course at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club is now open for the season. Tee times are being accepted. You can book your tee time online or call 847-781-3681. For Opening Season Rates:

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