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 »

Party in the Park Features Live Music and Cultural Entertainment

The community is invited to Fabbrini Park on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 3-8:30 p.m. for the annual Party in the Park.  The event will feature many popular attractions including live music, games, food, and activities.

Throughout the afternoon, party-goers will enjoy the return of multi-cultural performing groups, presented in part by the Village of Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission. From 7-8:30 p.m. the evening will draw to a close with live music performed by Dick Diamond and the Dusters. Read More »

July is Parks & Rec Month

Month-long celebration highlights undiscovered roles of local parks and recreation!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation with HE Parks as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month, A Lifetime of Discovery. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including free children’s entertainment, movie nights at the swimming pool (fee applies), trips for seniors and free ice skating.     Read More »

Girl Scouts Little Lending Library Provides Books for Neighborhood Kids

HE Parks would like to commend Girl Scout Cadette Troop #40348 from Service Unit 406 for building and placing “little lending libraries” in its Sycamore Park.

A little lending library works this way: Take a book, read a book, donate a book.  Children and families can take a book, read it in the park or take it home, return it for another book and hopefully donate a book that they don’t read anymore. Read More »

HE Parks Offers Free Sunscreen in Parks and at Pool

Thanks to the Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) and Pinnacle Dermatology of Hoffman Estates, visitors to several of the Hoffman Estates parks won’t have to worry about the consequences of forgetting their sunscreen when they’re out at the parks, at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club or at Seascape Family Aquatic Center. That’s because the two organizations have partnered to place sunscreen dispensers at select parks and facilities.

Sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 is recommended by dermatologists to protect skin from sun exposure. Too much exposure to the sun can cause melanoma or skin cancer. In fact, only three sunburns can increase the chances of an individual of being diagnosed with melanoma by 65%. Read More »

Figure Skater Pursuing the Road to Nationals

The Hoffman Estates Park District’s (HE Parks) figure skating academy Coach Ryan Bedard of McHenry has had great success and is moving on to regional competitions, in the hopes to move on to national competitions in not just one but two categories – singles and pairs.

At the young age of 17 ,he quickly has advanced through the ranks in figure skating competitions. He made it to the 2018 US Nationals Dec. 29-Jan. 7, 2018 in San Jose, California and is working on making it to nationals again in 2019. To do this he will need to place in the top four at regionals and the top four at sectionals to qualify for US Nationals. The national competition is in Detroit, Michigan Jan. 19-27, 2019. He currently practices 25 hours per week in pursuit of his goals. 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.

Zumba Gold Offers Fun and Fitness for 50+

HE Parks offers the Zumba Gold fitness class, specially designed for people age 50 and better. It is a fusion of Latin and international, high-energy dance music with unique moves and to create an innovative, fun workout that is lower intensity than traditional Zumba. Zumba Gold focuses on elements of cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance. 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. 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. 

Now Registering for Fall Baseball and Soccer

The fun doesn’t end when fall arrives. The Hoffman Estates Park District (HE Parks) is now registering for its fall in-house youth soccer league and fall baseball, too. Read More »

Congratulations Best of Hoffman!

Congratulations to the REALTORs of RE/MAX Suburban and the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORs, and George Bedell and Larry Stone, members of the park district’s 50+ Center. In June, all these very important people were named Best of Hoffman for their volunteer work! Read more..Read more