50+ Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The HE Parks 50+ Active Adults Club celebrated its one year anniversary on May 18 in the space that was renovated last year at the Triphahn Center.  The enhancements to the facility were made to meet future programming needs of the community, which were derived from the park district’s Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP). The study revealed the growing need for programs for residents age 50 and over.

The 50+ Active Adults Center, previously four smaller rooms, was expanded into one large room with a retractable wall to separate the space into two smaller rooms. Outside the 50+ rooms is a lounge area with fireplace and sofas, which makes for a comfortable, quiet space for card games or conversation. Equipment, books, and games are stored in cabinets in the lounge area. A movable wall allows the space to be open to the lobby or closed. A game room was added too, which offers new pool tables, card tables and pub tables thanks to funds generously donated by the Friends of HE Parks foundation. Read More »

Students Can Get Fit, Stay Fit All Summer

College students age 18-25 can stay fit over the summer with a summer fitness pass at  Prairie StoneTM Sports & Wellness Center (PSSWC) located at 5050 Sedge Blvd.  Summer fitness passes are now on sale for $129, or $99 for students of PSSWC members.

Amenities at PSSWC include unlimited use of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, gymnasiums, indoor track, climbing wall, indoor aquatic center, and participation in all group fitness classes. In addition to PSSWC, the fitness pass gives students access to the fitness centers at the Triphahn Center and Willow Recreation Center.

Pass must be purchased by June 30, 2018. For more information visit prairiestonesports.com or call 847-285-5400.

Hoffman Teens Mentor Youth in iCompete Program

Hoffman students wrapped up a mentoring program this month with a year-end celebration. The program, called iCompete, pairs up Hoffman Estates High School (HEHS) students as mentors to school children at Muir Literacy Academy in Hoffman Estates. iCompete is a partnership between the Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks), Muir Literacy Academy, and HEHS and is funded by the HE Parks foundation, d.b.a. Friends of HE Parks. The HEHS mentors accompany the Muir students at sporting events throughout the school year. The park district provides trained staff, snacks and transportation from Muir to the sporting events. Read More »

Kids Can Learn To Fish at Hoffman Parks

The Hoffman Estates Park District is fishing for local kids age 6-14 who are interested in learning the sport of fishing. This new program will teach kids how to cast, tie knots and safely release fish. Two sessions are offered that run June 7-30 and July 5-28 on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-10 a.m.; classes will be at different lakes throughout Hoffman Estates each week. Read More »

Scam Warning

We would like to warn the community of a scam involving spoofed HE Parks phone calls.

The scammer will contact a patron and will attempt to extract credit card, financial or social security information. Be advised that HE Parks employees will never ask for credit card, financial, or social security numbers over the phone. Read More »

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Pictures from Kids to Parks Day, were you here?

Kids and families came out to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on Sat. May 19: See more pictures.

Seascape Wins Safety Award, Prepares for 2018 Opening Day

HE Parks was recently recognized for exceptional 4-Star aquatic safety performance for 2017 at its Seascape Family Aquatic Center (1300 Moon Lake Blvd), in Hoffman Estates.   

While many facilities simply require a basic lifeguard certification for employment, HE Parks exceeds the industry standard by being a client of the StarGuard ELITE (SGE) Aquatic Risk Prevention Program.   Read More »

Golf With a Celebrity at the HE Parks’ Foundation Golf Outing

Bridges of Poplar Creek Country ClubGolfers have the chance to golf with a former celebrity athlete and help raise funds for a great cause at the annual Scott R. Triphahn Celebri-Tee Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 6. All proceeds benefit the Hoffman Estates Park District’s (HE Parks) Foundation, d.b.a. Friends of HE Parks, which provides families in need with scholarships to use on programs and classes at HE Parks.

A former professional athlete will be teamed up with each foursome. Golfers will spend a day on the course with celebrities such as Bill Campbell and Paul Popovich from the Cubs, Eric Soderholm from the White Sox, Gene Hiser from the Cubs and White Sox plus many more. The event begins with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates. Read More »

Parks Blog: Spring Cleanup and Repairs

With the weather warming up, the Parks team has been out getting all the parks, nature areas, ball fields and courts ready for spring.  This is a long process that starts with playground inspections and cleanup, with the main priority being safety for guests.  Read More »

HE Parks Now Offering Sunday Open Court Basketball

Boys and girls ages 6-17 are invited to play open basketball for free through the USA Basketball Open Court program and the Hoffman Estates Park District. Each Sunday morning through June 24 at the Triphahn Center at 1685 W. Higgins Rd., volunteer coaches from the park district’s youth basketball program will be on the sidelines to facilitate informal games and drills. Each coach will be trained and must qualify through the USA Basketball Open Court program. Read More »