Community Invited to Explore New 50+ Center at Open House

Residents over age 50 are invited to HE Parks’ free 50+ Open House event on Wed., Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Triphahn Center (1685 W. Higgins Rd.). At the event, participants can learn more about the expanded services now available for adults over the age of 50 at the newly remodeled 50+ Active Adults Center.

The Open House event will include free lunch for the first 100 guests to arrive, sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living, plus live entertainment, free blood pressure screenings, vendor tables, door prizes and giveaways. Skin cancer screenings (by appointment) are sponsored by Pinnacle Dermatology of Hoffman Estates. The vendor fair will run from 9-11:00 a.m. and the entertainment and lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m.

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Bronze Medalist Pairs Figure Skating Champions To Practice at Triphahn Center

HE Parks is proud to welcome 2018 Olympic team bronze medalists, two-time U.S. National Pairs Champions (2015 and 2018), and 5-time World Championship competitors Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim and their coach Aljona Savchenko to the Triphahn Center Ice Arena this summer. The husband and wife team will be training at the ice arena before they depart for Europe in late August. Alexa Knierim, originally from Addison, overcame a serious gastrointestinal illness prior to the Pyeongchang Olympics and finished with a bronze medal with her husband Chris. Read More »

Park Talk Blog: Lawn Care Tips

Well, the monsoon season has passed here in Hoffman Estates!  And now we’re left swatting away those persistent mosquitos and watching our lawns slowly turn brown as we wish for just a hint of rain now and then to cool down the dog days of summer.  I will say however that our inaugural community garden at Chino park is THRIVING!  And with a few tips, your lawn and garden still can too!  Here are a few key ones from our experts here at the Parks’ Department. Read More »

Congratulations Best of Hoffman!

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Xavier Vazquez

Back in the spring, the Park District was approached by Xavier Vazquez about the possibility of completing his Eagle Scout projects at HE Parks.  It was decided that constructing a Monarch butterfly garden would be a valuable project to the environment and a great addition to our park district. Xavier’s project will allow HE Parks to help in the efforts to save the Monarch butterfly. Xavier was responsible for fundraising as part of the project completion requirements.  The garden is now complete and is located on the north end of Willow Recreation Center between the tot lot and the tennis courts.  Read more

The summer season continues! Find out all the details here.

HE Parks Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

For the second time, the HE Parks remains one of the elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) accreditation process, CAPRA (Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies).  The accreditation process covers the previous five year period. In 2013, HE Parks achieved a perfect score of 100% in all of the accreditation standards and has once again in 2018 received a perfect score.  Read More »

Pictures from Camp last week, was your kid here?

Campers having fun at camp! See more pictures.

Get Fit Without the Commit!

Finding time to fit in a fitness class or sports league is a real challenge for busy adults. Balancing the schedules of family, work, and friends can be difficult enough, let alone committing time for working out or playing sports. If this sounds familiar, HE Parks has a solution. The park district offers a variety of drop-in fitness classes and sports programs that allow participants to pay a one-time fee for each session they attend. There is no registration or commitment necessary. Check it out here.


New! Stick & Puck – Saturday Hockey Drop In for Kids

For just $5 your hockey player can get some additional practice on Saturdays and Sundays (depending on the level) starting June 16 for just $5. Read More.