HE Parks awarded OSLAD Grant from Illinois Department of Natural Resources

HE Parks has been awarded a $400,000 OSLAD grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to support the South Ridge Park Renovation! Exciting changes to come this summer to South Ridge Park! Click here to stay current with all project updates.

HE Parks receives the Public Sector Partner of the Year Award

HE Parks was honored to receive the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Public Sector Partner of the Year Award at the Chamber’s Celebration of Excellence Award Dinner on January 31st, 2019.  Pictured is Craig Talsma, Executive Director along with Commissioners Lili Kilbridge, Ron Evans & Keith Evans.  HE Parks is proud to support our community and partnerships with the Chamber.

Congratulations to Commissioners Robert Kaplan and Keith Evans

At the recent IAPD/IPRA Conference, two HE Parks commissioners received recognition at the Illinois Association of Park District’s (IAPD) Annual Business Meeting.  Board President, Robert Kaplan (pictured on left), received Master level in the Board Member Development Program and Treasurer, Keith Evans (pictured below), received Distinguished level.   The Board Member Development Program gives recognition to local board members who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty through committee involvement, attendance at continuing educational opportunities and achievements at the local, state and national levels. 

Congratulations Robert & Keith. They join three other HE Parks board members, Mike Bickham, Pat McGinn and Ron Evans who previously have achieved Master level status. Additionally, Ron Evans sits on the Board of Directors of IAPD.

Best of Hoffman February

This month’s Best of Hoffman recipient is Coach Benji Gallardo.

By becoming a coach, you have chosen to work with young athletes. You have chosen to guide them through the trials and tribulations of learning two beautiful games: sport and life. You are in a position to change their lives forever, not only by making them better athletes, but better people. You are a leader, you are a role model, you are a person who serves your athletes, and you are a person to whom they entrust their physical and emotional well-being.

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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 »

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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