Mother Son Date Night – Rescheduled to March 10

Due to inclement weather that occurred on Friday, February 9, the Mother-Son Date Night has been rescheduled to March 10. Tickets are still available! 


Public Meeting Scheduled

A joint public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in cooperation with Schaumburg Township to discuss the potential sale of a portion of Maple Park to convert into additional off-street parking for Schaumburg Township.  The joint public meeting is scheduled to be held at the Schaumburg Township Administration Building, One Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates.  


Congratulations Commissioner Ron Evans!

Park Board Commissioner Ron Evans was recently elected the board of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). The IAPD is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.

Kudos to you, Commissioner Evans!

Exec. Director Dean Bostrom Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) awarded the Hoffman Estates Park District’s (HE Parks) Executive Director Dean Bostrom the Robert Artz Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Soaring to New Heights state conference in Chicago on Friday, January 19, hosted by IPRA and the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).

The award is presented each year to a parks and recreation professional who has had a lasting impact and has created awareness of the importance of parks and recreation among his/her peers and in the communities they serve. Read More »

Sled Hills & Outdoor Skating

Please note! The ice on our ponds is NOT thick enough to skate. Please DO NOT attempt to walk on the ice. All outdoor skating areas are closed. Sled hills are available at Seascape and Pine Park.  Please check updates at Sledding & Outdoor Skating and follow the flag system at all times.

You Can Walk All Winter Long

The benefits of walking are numerous and HE Parks is encouraging everyone to keep walking throughout the winter with monthly walking events and a new walking pass available for its indoor track.

For just $1 per visit, residents and non-residents can use the indoor track at the Triphahn Center. Walkers should stop at the service desk when they arrive to gain access to the track. Walkers should stay on the inside lanes, leaving the outer lanes for runners. 

On one Saturday morning each month, HE Parks walkers can meet at a different park or facility for a community walk at events called Hoffman Walks. The events are planned through April, but more dates will be announced:

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10 Reasons Why You Should Walk More

By Zac Marshall, MA, Certified Personal Trainer at Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center

The benefits of walking are numerous! Even the General Surgeon agrees. In September 2015, the Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to increase walking among Americans of all ages.

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We recently had a special dedication of a leaf on our foundation Giving Tree!

Park Talk Blog: Black Bear Park Tree Removal

Introducing the Park Talk Blog! Brought to you by our Parks Department. Each month our parks experts will fill you in on what’s happening in the 70+ parks in the park district. Topics will include what the parks staff is working on, special projects, and helpful tips for maintaining the green space in your backyard. This month, read about how we are removing dead Ash trees at Black Bear Park:  Read More »

Congratulations Best of Hoffman!

Congratulations to Heather Kubinski, who was chosen as the 2017 Best of the Best of Hoffman! Read more

Pictures from Hoffman Walks, were you here?

Were you here? See more pictures.

Hoffman Walks – March 17

Join us for our next Hoffman Walks event. This event is one in a series of free walking events, called Hoffman Walks. The next event is Sat. March 17 from 9-10:30 AM at Triphahn Center. The Palatine Public Library will join us and read a story before our walk, so this is a great one to bring the kids! On one Saturday each month, HE Parks will host a walk at a park or facility open to all ages and abilities. Participants can walk as long as they’d like.  Read More »