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 15, 2016!

What is the Friends of HE Parks? Learn more here.


Volunteers Needed!


Volunteers are needed to help in our parks:

Make a Difference Day – Help us rake out and replace mulch in our dog park, Bo’s Run.

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.

Public Meetings on Playground Improvements


Staff have completed conceptual designs for the three playground renovations scheduled for 2016 at Sheffield Park, Victoria Park and Canterbury Park Place.  Residents are invited to review and discuss the proposed plans at the following meetings:  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.

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.