Fall Field Trips for Days Off School

Parents whose children attend School Districts 54 or 15 can rest assured knowing that during the Thanksgiving holiday break, when school is out, their kids ages 5-12 can have a blast going on fun field trips. The Hoffman Estates Park District offers child care for children needing care on school holidays, institute days and in-services. On full days off, child care is offered from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. Children must arrive by 9 a.m. Programs are available at Willow Recreation Center (3600 Lexington Dr.) or the Triphahn Center (1685 W. Higgins Rd.).  The children are bussed to the field trips on the park district’s bus. The full days off programs are open to all residents and non-residents: Read More »

HE Parks Partner AMITA Health Wins Partnership Award

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.
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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 »

Giving Tuesday is November 27

Consider donating to Friends of HE Parks Foundation on Giving Tuesday, November 27. Your tax deductible donation will help provide recreational opportunities to disadvantaged families in the community.  Click here to donate

Kudos Wolf Pack Squirts!


The Hoffman Estates Wolf Pack Squirts capped off a hard-fought tournament by going undefeated and winning the Spartan Cup this past weekend. Although challenged by playing three travel level teams the young men came together and each contributed with their unique abilities and passion for excellence. Read More »

Way to Go, Wolverine Girls Hockey

Another great victory this weekend for our Wolverines Girls U14 Hockey team. Winning the Detroit Big Bear Girls  URSA Travel tournament. After losing to Wilmette in the first game 2-0 the squad came back to defeat Wilmette 2-1 in a great final. Congratulations to our lady Wolverines!

Your Opinion Matters! Community Interest Survey Underway

In 2019 the park district will revise its Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP)  and is looking for input from residents. Surveys were mailed in late October to a random sample of Hoffman Estates residents. The data received will help the park district develop its CMP, which lays out a five-year plan that prioritizes future parks and facility improvements and determines which new programs and services to offer the community. The ultimate objective is to make Hoffman Estates a better place to live, work, play, and to make life fun.

Any resident who did not receive a survey in the mail may complete the survey online. Read More »

Congratulations Best of Hoffman!

Congratulations to Officer John Bending of the Hoffman Estates Police Department, the recipient of this month’s Best of Hoffman Award!  Read more

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 »

Controlled Burns

Weather permitting, the Parks Department conducts beneficial controlled burns, also called prescribed burns, in our natural areas from fall to spring. A prescribed burn is an important tool for improving ecological conditions of important plant communities.  A prescribed burn can inhibit the growth of low-quality invasive weeds while stimulating the growth and production of high-quality native plants.  The site will green up quickly in the spring. The first burn is scheduled to be done at Charlemagne Park. Read More »