Community Invited to Fitness Open House

The community is invited to try Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center (PSSWC) in Hoffman Estates for free on Saturday, Oct. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. Activities will include 30-minute fitness class demos, personal training, and nutrition educational sessions, pickleball, indoor climbing wall, door prizes, wellness vendors and more. Current members can bring a guest to work out for free. Childcare will be available. Local restaurant Bibibop will be onsite offering samples of its Asian cuisine. Read More »

Doggie Costume Contest

Dress up your furry friend for Halloween and enter our photo contest to win a one-year membership to Bo’s Run or Freedom Run Off-Leash Dog Parks, or a gift basket from Bentley’s Pet Stuff.  Read More »

Figure Skaters Heading To Midwest Regional Championship

The Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) is proud to announce 13 of its Figure Skating Academy skaters have qualified for the Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships October 3-7 in Peoria, Illinois, where skaters from eight states will compete.

“We’re so proud of our skaters and their coaches,” said Melissa Motyka-Ciavarella, figure skating manager for HE Parks. “They have worked so hard this year, we wish them luck and know they’re going to do a fantastic job.”

The following skaters will compete in the following categories: Isabella Martins, Intermediate Ladies; Morgan Brynjelsen, Excel Pre-Juvenile Girls; Emily Niziolek Excel Pre-Preliminary Girls; Anna Wakabayashi Pre-Preliminary Girls; Julia Seta, Pre-Preliminary Girls; Julia Jacubiec,  Pre-Preliminary Girls; Laiken Lockley, Junior Ladies; Sydney Song, Excel Pre-Juvenile Girls; Lourdes Andriukaitis, Novice Ladies; Samantha Chapin, Excel Pre-Preliminary Girls; Abigail Vallejera, Excel Pre-Preliminary Girls; Riley Roquet, Pre-Preliminary Well-Balanced; Breanna Lee-Kidd, Pre-Juvenile Girls.

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HE Parks Partner AMITA Health Wins Partnership Award

The Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) is proud to congratulate its partner AMITA Health in winning the “Best Friend of Illinois Parks” award in the Large Business category from the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). The honor is awarded to a business or corporation that has demonstrated exemplary support to a local park district, forest preserve, conservation, recreation or special recreation agency. Read More »

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. Read More »

Fall is approaching with lots of fun things to do!

HE Parks Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to the highest level of service to the community.

For the second time, 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.  Read More »

Halloween Events at HE Parks: No Tricks, All Treats and Activities Too

Kids of all ages can enjoy the fun of Halloween without being frightened, and get some exercise, at the many events held by HE Parks this fall.

“We want everyone to have fun this Halloween season,” said Alisa Kapusinski, Director of Recreation for HE Parks. “HE Parks is able to provide our community a variety of non-scary events in a safe environment for the children and families to enjoy!”

Sat. October 13, Pumpkin Fest at Vogelei Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, crafts, climbing wall, games, and free pumpkin decorating. Admission is free. Read More »

Hoffman Estates Park District to Host First 5K Run

Bridges of Poplar Creek Country ClubHE Parks will hold its first 5K run on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. at its golf course Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club. Participants will run the paved paths through the beautiful rolling hills of the golf course, across many of its charming bridges over waterways. Read More »

HE Parks To Offer Free Disc Golf Clinics

For those who are interested in learning a new game, HE Parks invites the community to its upcoming disc golf clinic Sun. Oct. 14. Disc golf is a game played outdoors with flying discs that are thrown into “cages” made of chain. The disc golf clinics are for all levels and will expose players to the sport of disc golf at the beautiful disc golf course at Black Bear Park in Hoffman Estates. Participants will learn disc throwing techniques, the different types of discs, how to score well, and other general tips for enjoying yourself on the course. Read More »

Congratulations Best of Hoffman!

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Chris “Alexander” Blackshear and Coach Matt Schultz…This month we had two recipients of the Best of Hoffman Award!  Read more