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    • Youth Athletics

      We offer many great sports programs.  Click from a program in the list below for more information.

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  • Parks & Facilities
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    • Rentals & Fields, Adopt-a-Park

       

      Adopt-a-Park Program

      Our Adopt-a-Park Program is a great way to play an active role in beautifying your local parks. As an adopting family or organization, you can choose to handle select park maintenance activities, including:




       

       

       

      • Weeding/raking playgrounds
      • Painting park structures
      • Trash pick up
      • Graffiti clean up
      • Shoreline rock retrieval
      • Planting native wildflowers in naturalized areas
      • Visual policing and more!

      Read the Adopt-A-Park Guide. To volunteer, call 847-285-5465.

       

      Plant a Memorial Tree or Buy a Park Bench Memorial

      A unique way to honor and remember a loved one. A memorial tree is also the perfect way to commemorate one of life's milestones, from weddings and anniversaries to the birth of a child.

       

      Living Tree Memorial

      A one-time donation of $600 lets you place the tree of your choice in a park that is special to you. For more information, send us an email with your name and address or click here for a Memorial Tree Interest Form. Call John Giacalone at (847)285-5465 for more information.

      Park Bench Memorial

      A one-time donation of $1,500 buys a new contour style park bench mounted on a concrete pad with a bronze memorial plaque mounted onto it a the location of your choice. Or, a one-time donation of $300 buys a bronze memorial plaque to be mounted onto an existing park bench of your choice. For more information, call John Giacalone at (847)285-5465.

       

      Field Conditions & Rentals

      For information on field conditions and rentals click the links below.

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    • Triphahn Center

      The Scott R. Triphahn Community Center & Ice Arena is open daily and home to the Park District's administrative offices, two NHL size ice surfaces, the Chicago Wolves hockey team, a fitness center and indoor track, specialty fitness classes, dance studio, NAEYC-accredited preschool, a senior center, gymnasium, gymnastics shelf, art studio and party/meeting rooms for rent.

      There’s always something going on at the Triphahn Center, where we offer programs and special events for all ages and ability levels in figure skating and ice hockey, as well as numerous athletic and recreational programs.

      Community Center
      1685 West Higgins Rd.
      Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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      847-885-7500

       

       

       

      Triphahn Center Regular Hours

      Mon - Fri 5:15 am - 10:30 pm
      Sat 5:15 am - 10:30 pm 
      Sun 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
       
      From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend: Saturday & Sunday closed at 8pm 
      New Years Day CLOSED
      Easter CLOSED
      Memorial Day open 7am to 1pm
      July 4 open 7am to 1pm
      Labor Day open 7am to 1pm
      Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
      Christmas Eve open 7am to 1pm
      Chistmas Day CLOSED
      New Year's Eve open 7am to 1pm
       

      Triphahn Center Open Gym Hours

      Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
      Fee $3


      Jerry's Pro Shop

      (847)885-4625

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    • Seascape Aquatic Center

      Splash. Play. Relax. Escape to Seascape.

      Hours and Rates
      Calendar of Events
      Parties and Rentals
      Swimming Lessons
      Water Safety

       
      Nestled between Higgins Road and Route 58 (Golf Road), this award-winning water park offers hours of summertime fun for the whole family. Toddlers, teenagers, parents and even grandparents are sure to find what they're looking for in one of Seascape's many amenities, including:

      Zero Depth Pool
      The beach-like design is perfect for toddlers to wet their feet and for older kids to flaunt their swimming skills. Handicap accessibility means no one is left out of the fun.

      Water Slides
      Speed through the tube slide, zip down the body slide or take the plunge from one of two drop slides.

      Diving Area
      Whether you're perfecting your swan dive or just braving the straight jump, we have the perfect platform for your acrobatic feats.

      Sand Play Areas 
      Build a towering castle, bury yourself, or just squish it through your toes. Any way you play, sand areas bring the best of the beach to you.
       
      Water Playground
      Tots not ready to swim can splash and play the day away at the water playground, offering exploratory play equipment in the zero depth area of the pool. 

      Morning, Evening and Saturday Swim Lessons
      We offer swimming lessons for all ages and ability levels at Seascape. Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Click here for a full listing of lessons. 

      Much, Much More...
      Beyond splashing, playing and relaxing, Seascape offers many more opportunities for fun, including two regulation-size sand volleyball courts, sun and lounge areas, and concessions. Locker rooms and family changing areas are available.
       

       

      Lightning Prediction System

      The Hoffman Estates Park District utilizes the Thorguard lightning detection system at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, which covers Seascape Family Aquatic Center. The system helps alert patrons to hazardous weather conditions.

      Weather Warning Guidelines

      One 15-second blast signals a potentially dangerous weather situation approaching. Clear the pool area immediately and seek appropriate shelter. Return only after the all clear is given. All Clear-3 short blasts. If you see lightning or hear thunder, even if the alarm doesn't sound, leave the pool area immediately and do not return until 20 minutes after the last occurrence.

      Rules and Regulations

      In order to maintain Seascape Family Aquatic Center as a fun and safe facility for everyone, patrons of all ages must be aware of and adhere to the rules and regulations. Rules & Regulations Document.

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    • Vogelei

      Vogelei Barn & Banquet Room

      Vogelei Barn is available for any special event. This private, casual space features hardwood floors and accommodates groups of up to 130 people. Its setting, on the beautifully renovated Vogelei Park, makes it an ideal place for your next gathering. Please call 847-285-5442 for more information!


      Vogelei Barn   Party room inside Vogelei barn
        

      For more information about Vogelei Park click here.

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    • Willow Rec Center

      Willow Recreation Center (WRC) is open daily and features three regulation size racquetball courts, volleyball, wallyball, open basketball, a fitness center, specialty fitness classes, gymnasium, NAEYC-accredited preschool, and a before and after school care program. Or rent one of our party rooms for your next gathering. Organized birthday parties are also available for children four years and older. WRC is home to Bo's Run Dog Park and Willow Skate Park.

      Community Center
      3600 Lexington Drive
      Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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      847-285-5440

      Parties & Rentals
      Willow Skate Park
      Bo's Run Off Leash Park
      Freedom Run Off Leash Park
      Fitness Memberships

       

       

       

       

       

       


       

       

      Willow Rec Center Regular Hours

      Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
      Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

       

      Effective Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend: Saturday closes 5pm, Sunday closes 2pm.

      New Year's Day CLOSED
      Easter Closed
      Memorial Day 7am - 1pm
      July 4th 7am - 1pm
      Labor Day 7am - 1pm
      Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
      Christmas Eve 7am - 1pm
      Christmas Day CLOSED
      New Years Eve 7am - 1pm
       
       

       

       

       

      For more information about WRC services click below.

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    • General
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  • Programs & Sports
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    • Adult Leagues
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    • Arts
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    • Early Childhood

      Early Childhood Enrichment

      Our programs emphasize socialization and learning through cooperative play. Our Early Childhood Instructors work with the children on various independent skill levels to enhance their development in the following areas:  gross/fine motor skills, free exploration, language, creative expression, and listening skills. These skills are taught through music, finger plays, games, arts and crafts, and free play.

      It is a major step for parent and child when the child separates from a parent and develops his/her own independence. The instructors are very sensitive and concerned of this adjustment. Our programs will help to prepare your child(ren) physically, but emotionally as well. We work hard in our classes for the children to have positive self-concept and self-awareness. When the children are brought in at the appropriate age level, this is easily accomplished.

      Full Day Preschool Child Care

      The Hoffman Estates Park District Early Learning Center promotes student development in learning the social and academic skills needed to prepare for Kindergarten entry. Developmentally-appropriate instruction is provided in an environment that values cultural diversity and nurtures a love of learning.

      Our full-day preschool program focuses on the whole child, emphasizing socialization and learning through play. Our curriculum incorporates a variety of learning activities designed to promote problem solving, creativity, self-expression, and social skills. Students participate in a variety of activities everyday, including art, music, creative movement, dramatic play, math, science, and group discussions.

      Our teachers combine this diverse curriculum with a nurturing environment and a healthy balance of playtime to encourage students’ physical, emotional, social and creative development. And through encouragement, understanding and respect, they help provide a positive atmosphere for learning.

      We believe that children learn best when parents and teachers work together and support each other, therefore, we encourage the active involvement of parents.

      Preschool - Fostering a Love of Learning

      Our curriculum focuses on hands on activities and experimentation. Activities such as music, movement, dramatic play, science, and open ended art projects help cultivate children’s imaginations and give them confidence to express themselves. Group activities encourage socialization and teach important lessons in sharing and being part of a community. Daily outdoor or gym time helps children develop their large motor skills. Fine motor skills are developed through tabletop activities like puzzles cutting and painting, which also fosters the imagination and cognitive development.

      In addition, each classroom boasts a computer and digital camera, allowing teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum. Our teachers combine our diverse curriculum with a nurturing environment and a healthy balance of playtime to encourage student’s physical, emotional, and social and creative development. And through encouragement, understanding and respect, they help provide a positive atmosphere for learning. Our program is state licensed and nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, so you can be confident that your child will benefit from superior educators, classroom equipment, and opportunities to help build a solid foundation for his or her future.

      Tot Athletics

      Description to come

      For more information on each early childhood program, click below.

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    • Health & Fitness
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    • Just for Fun
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  • General Information
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    • Board of Commissioners

      The Hoffman Estates Park District is governed by seven elected commissioners, representing the recreational needs of the community for four year unpaid terms. Park Commissioners have the power to levy taxes within prescribed limits, establish or change Park District policies, sign agreements, award contracts and possess all of the powers similar to those of a Board of Directors for a public corporation.

      The park board also hires an Executive Director to manage the day-to-day affairs of the park district. The Executive Director hires professional staff to assist in managing operations. The Executive Director also works to keep the board of commissioners informed of the happenings within the park district.

      Board Meetings

      Board Meetings are held on Tuesday’s at 7:00PM October through May and 7:30PM June through September at the Community Center & Ice Arena. To view our schedules, agendas and minutes click here.

      Lili McGovern, Vice President

      Elected to the Board in Apirl 2007, Lili McGovern is now the President and chairwoman for the Forward Planning Committee. Lili previously served as the Assistant Secretary as well as the chairwoman for the Forward Planning Committee. Lili has been in parks and recreation her entire professional career, having worked as a Center Director in Oak Park, and then for the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, first as their special events coordinator and later as their Executive Director. In 1989 she accepted the position as Stables Director for Palatine Park District. In 1998 she joined the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) where she coordinated all the activities of the National Aquatic Branch. She was also Acting Director of the Great Lakes Region while NRPA was in the process of reorganizing.

      In 2005, Lili accepted a position with a company selling parks and recreation equipment to park districts, churches and community groups, where she is still employed in sales. Since 2007 Lili has been the Superintendent of Recreation for the South Barrington Park District. Lili is married to John McGovern and has two sons, James and Terry.


      Ron Greenberg, Vice President

      Elected to the Board in 2007, Ron Greenberg is now the Vice President and chairman for the Administration & Finance Committee. He has served on the Recreation Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, the Forward Planning Committee, and the Budget Committee in years past.

      He has also served the Village of Hoffman Estates Fire Department Pension Board (4 years), Village of Hoffman Estates Celebrations Commission (4 years), Greater Woodfield Sports Council (5 years). He has served on the Board of the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association for 8 years. Ron acheived Distinct Board Member status at the 2009 IAPD Conference. In his professional career, Ron is retired from Harper College where he was Facility Manager for 17 years. He also worked for the Wilmette Park District as a manager for 9 years and the Prospect Heights Park District as Director for 8 years. He owns two local businesses in Hoffman Estates.


      Keith Evans, Treasurer

      Elected to the Board in April 2007, Keith Evans is currently Treasurer as well as chairman of the Recreation Committee and Youth Commission. He was formerly the chairman of the Administration & Finance, and Forward Planning Committees. Keith is president of Hoffman United Soccer Club (HUSC), and has volunteered as basketball, soccer, baseball and softball for Hoffman Estates Park District. Professionally, Keith is president of Key Financial Insurance Agency, Inc. an independent insurance agency. Keith and his wife Sue have 4 children.


      Lollie Guiney, Assistant Secretary

      A member of the park district board since 1997, Lollie is now the Assistant Secretary. Lollie has also been influential in developing better older adult opportunities within Hoffman Estates. In addition to previously serving as Assistant Secretary for the Park Board, Lollie now serves as chairwoman for the Recreation Committee. Lollie is an award-winning athlete and has competed in the National Senior Olympics for the last five years where she has earned gold, silver and bronze medals for everything from track to basketball


      Kaz Mohan, Commissioner

      After completing a two-year appointment to the Hoffman District Board of Commissioners, Kaz Mohan was elected to a four year term in April 2005. Kaz previously served the Board as Vice President as well as being the chairman of the Building & Grounds Committee and commissioner for the Youth Project Advisory. Kaz has been very involved in Hoffman Estates, serving on the Village's Environmental Commission and the Capital Improvement board. As chairman of the Recreation Committee, he offered insight and direction on recreation opportunities for the community. Kaz is a veteran of the Illinois Department of Transportation, where he has worked as an engineer for more than 20 years.


      Craig Bernacki, Commissioner

      Craig Bernacki has been a park board commissioner since 2001, previously serving as the President. He has served as the district's teen commission liaison and as the district's representative to the Intergovernmental Youth Project Advisory Board. In his professional life, Dr. Craig Bernacki is a practicing chiropractor in Schaumburg


      Scott Triphahn, Commissioner

      A commissioner since 1997, Scott Triphahn has served as park board president four times. Dedicated to parks and recreation, Scott has also served as past chairman for the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), an association working to advance park districts, forest preserves, conservation and recreation agencies for the benefit of Illinois residents.

      Scott earned IAPD's Rising Star recognition in 1999, and was awarded its Chairman's Citation for his exemplary leadership and effective action toward advancing parks, recreation and conservation throughout Illinois. Scott is active in the community in other ways as well, serving as chair of the Northwest Suburban Chicago Sports Council, is a member of the Village's Economic Development Commission and is chairman of Children's Memorial Commission. In the private sector, Triphahn owns a local engineering firm.


      Dean R. Bostrom, Executive Director/Staff Liaison

      Dean R. Bostrom has been the executive director of the Hoffman Estates Park District since 1997. Dean is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the park district and oversees a full-time staff of 70. Dean was instrumental in developing the park district's comprehensive master plan, which led to the Hoffman Estates Park District earning the state's Distinguished Agency Award in 1999.


      Standing/Special Committees

      Standing Committees comprised of up to five residents and two Park Commissioners are appointed by the Board annually. District staff report to the Standing Committees on a monthly basis. Once each report is received, reviewed, and subsequently approved by the Committee, the Committee then makes its recommendation to the full Board during the monthly Board meeting. Community Representatives do not vote as members of the full park board.

      Residents interested in serving on these committees should submit a letter of interest to the Park District Executive Director no later that April 31st of each year. Appointments will be made at the Board's annual meeting in May.

      Committee Members

      Building & Grounds
      Chair - Lollie Guiney
      Vice Chair- Scott Triphahn
      Community Representative - Robert Kaplan
      Community Representative - Cory Rathman
      Community Representative - Bill Schooley
      Community Representative - Robert Steinberg
      Community Representative - Ryan Triphahn
      Staff Liaisons: John Giacalone, Gary Buczkowski

      Recreation
      Chair - Keith Evans
      Vice Chair - Craig Bernacki
      Community Representative - Greg Bare
      Community Representative - Mike Bickham
      Community Representative - Debra Ehardt
      Community Representative - Ron Evans
      Community Representative - Hap Wittkamp
      Staff Liaisons: Tony LaFrenere, Mike Kies

      Administration & Finance
      Chair- Ron Greenberg
      Vice Chair - Kaz Mohan
      Community Representative - Myles Cohen
      Community Representative - Raffi Dekirmenjian
      Community Representative - Victor Katis
      Community Representative - James Melchin
      Community Representative - Tim Satkowski
      Staff Liaison: Craig Talsma

      Budget Review
      TBD

      Forward Planning
      Chair - Lili McGovern
      Vice Chair - Keith Evans
      Community Representative - Greg Bare
      Community Representative - Robert Steinberg
      Community Representative - Hap Wittkamp
      Staff Liaison: Dean Bostrom

      Board Meetings

      Board Meetings are held on Tuesday’s at 7:00PM October through May and 7:30PM June through Septemberat the Community Center & Ice Arena. To view our schedules, agendas and minutes click the link below.

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  • News

    Here’s what’s happening with the Hoffman Estates Park District.

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