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 »

Hoffman Hawks Win Palatine Tournament

Our 8th Grade Boys Feeder basketball team took the Palatine A tournament by storm on January 6th. The boys won the tournament by going a perfect 3-0 and defeating a tough Palatine team in the championship 37-35. This is the 2nd time this group has won the Palatine Tournament.

Congratulations Linda Dressler!

HE Parks would like to congratulate our friend, Linda Dressler, for receiving the “Great Citizen” award from the Village of Hoffman Estates! Linda was awarded for her outstanding volunteer service to HE Parks, the Hoffman Estates Chamber, and the food pantry. Congratulations Linda!

Best of Hoffman December

This month’s Best of Hoffman recipients are Ed (not pictured) and Dalia Holmes. The Holmes family has been a staple in Hoffman Estates Park District Youth Sport Leagues since 2013. 

Throughout the year, you will see Ed and Dalia coaching multiple teams for our youth baseball and youth basketball leagues on both the girls and boys sides. When players register with HE Parks at the front desk, there are countless requests for Ed or Dalia to be the head coach for their sons or daughter for the upcoming season.

Ed and Dalia have also helped grow our athletic programs through camps and events. This past spring Ed and Dalia helped run the USA basketball open court program that allowed residents to come in and play basketball in a controlled environment for free.

You can also see Ed and Dalia at all of our All-Star game events. Not because they volunteer, but because their peers always voted them to represent their players in the game.

This past basketball season Ed and Dalia have taken on a much larger volunteer role in running our girls feeder basketball program. On top of coaching a team, they also help schedule practice space, find tournaments/leagues for the girls to play in and work closely with the high school coaches on the philosophies of the program. Without Ed and Dalia our youth athletics would not be where they are today.

 

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 »