Park Updates

Follow along with improvements in and around the Park District.

2024 Capital Projects

Vogelei Park Renovation – $600,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant Awarded

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources awarded a prestigious $600,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Matching Grant to the Hoffman Estates Park District for the Vogelei Park Renovation. It is the largest grant the District has received in its history.

OSLAD is a cost-sharing program between state and local governments that helps communities fund land acquisition and development for parks and outdoor recreation projects. It’s become one of the most popular grant programs in Illinois. The total $1.2 million project will be completed within the next two years.

“We are honored to receive the $600,000 OSLAD Award, which serves as a testament to our dedication to enhancing Vogeli Park for the benefit of our residents,” said Executive Director Craig Talsma. “Our community’s input has already been invaluable, and we look forward to continued collaboration as we work together to create a park that caters to the diverse needs of our residents.”

Vogelei Park Renovation Final Plans

  • All-inclusive playground
  • New splash pad with above ground and ground base sprays
  • Sitting area with shelter between splash pad and playground
  • Nature classroom with renovated shoreline
  • Renovated walking paths, along with additional paths to access new features
  • Sensory garden
  • Tree Nursery
  • Green house with ADA garden beds
  • Sport Area to include bocce ball, bank shot sports and disc golf
  • Newly landscaped areas
  • Passive park areas for open use
Vogelei park

2023 Capital Projects

Pine Park Enhancement

  • The earthwork for the soccer fields has been completed and sod is expected to be installed starting on 9/13/2023, with the goal to finish the sod on 9/15/2023.
  • The nature hill with the walking paths and sled hill have been completed and seeded. HEPD staff will now begin to water the seeded areas, with expected grass coverage prior to the winter months.
  • The fence installation for the pickle ball courts started on 8/28/2023. After the fence install is completed, the pickle ball surface and net installation will take place, which is currently scheduled for the last two weeks of September.
  • Once the pickle ball courts are set then the path around the park will be completed, as well as final restoration.
  • The park is not set to open until this winter.

Click HERE for the latest Aerial Footage of Pine Park

Crack/Seal Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts

  • Olmstead Park Tennis / Pickle Ball Courts & Basketball Court – work is scheduled to start July 5th. Courts will open when completed, weather dependent.
  • Willow Recreation Center Tennis / Pickle Ball Courts – court repairs will tentatively be completed by July 4th, weather dependent.
  • Fabbrini Park Basketball Court has been completed. Fabbrini Tennis Court and Pickle Ball Courts will be completed 6/29/2023.
  • Black Bear Park Basketball Court
  • Huntington Park Basketball Court
  • Community Park Basketball Court

Work will take place June through August weather dependent and each court will take roughly two weeks to complete.  Signs will be posted prior to the start date at each court. 

Asphalt Maintenance – Parking Lots and Paths (multiple sites)

  • Huntington Park Playground Sidewalk
  • Bridges of Poplar Creek Parking Lot & Maintenance Area
  • Vogelei Park Parking Lot
  • Canterbury Fields Park Parking Lot
  • Cannon Crossing Parking Lot
  • Cottonwood Park Parking Lot
  • Olmstead Park Parking Lot

Work will take place based on weather conditions and Park District programing.  Sign will be posted prior to the work being completed.

TC Fitness Remodel

Now complete!

Willow Recreation Interior/Exterior Renovation

  • Exterior concrete work
  • Exterior stucco repairs and painting
  • New exterior doors
  • Skylight and window replacements

Fabbrini Pickle Ball Fence Replacement

The old fence has been removed and the new fence has been installed. Windscreen and all other accessories are back on the fence as well.

Click HERE for the latest Aerial Footage of Fabbrini Tennis/Pickle Ball Courts

Triphan Center Playground

Construction of the project is scheduled to start September 11, 2023 (weather and lead time dependent) with completion in November.

  • Removal of existing playground and mulch.
  • Install of new playground and a synthetic turf fall surface.

Beacon Point Park Enhancement

The playground at Beacon Point is coming along nicely. Concrete for the curbs and shade structure was poured on 8/25/2023. Playground equipment and fall surface installers have been on site since 8/28/2023 and plan to finish up the playground install on 9/1/2023. HEPD staff will then be installing a fence around the perimeter to block the fire station’s lot, as well as completing the grading, grass seeding and planting of trees prior to the park opening.

Click HERE for the latest Aerial Footage of Beacon Pointe park

Fabbrini Oakdale Tot Playground

New 2-5 year old playground to be installed in September / October.

NOTE : Concept Playground image does not match actual playground colors. Below is correct playground colors.

  • Playground Roof will be Purple
  • Both Slides will be Red/Orange
  • Playground Posts will be Orange
  • Playground Railings will be White
  • Both Climbers will be Grey

Huntington Playground

  • The playground is completed and open for use.

Click HERE for Huntington Park Plans

Click HERE for latest Aerial Footage of Huntington Park

Olmstead Park

Continuing the site renovation that started in 2019, the parks maintenance team will be removing the small baseball field backstop, foul line fencing, and concrete pads from the bleacher and bench areas.  This will allow the team to complete replacement of the infield, expanding the turf area for youth soccer and increasing open use space. 

Improvements to the entire open turf area will be completed in an effort to improve drainage, as well as provide a safer, more uniform playing surface. 

We are looking to complete the improvements for program use this fall.

2022 Court Repairs

  • South Ridge Park Tennis Court
  • Charlemagne Park Tennis Court / Basketball Court
  • Cannon Crossing Park Tennis Court / Basketball Court
  • Victoria Park Tennis Court / Basketball Court
  • Evergreen Park Tennis Court
  • Armstrong Park Basketball Court

Completed previous Parks / Facility Improvement

Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club Toptracer Facility

Seascape Pool Boiler Replacements

  • Bid was awarded to Anchor Mechanical. Project is completed.

2021 Birch Park OSLAD Renovation

2021 Court Repair and Coloring Coating in Multiple Locations

  • Bid was awarded to American Sealcoating of Indiana. Project is completed.

2021 Parking lot Crack Fill and Seal-coating at Multiple Locations

  • Bid was awarded to Maul Enterprises. Project is completed.
  • Crack fill and Sealcoating has been completed for Triphahn Center, Fabbrini Park, Canterbury Park Place, and Canterbury Fields Park. Project is completed.

South Ridge Park Renovation

Princeton Park Renovation


Ice Rink 2 Renovation at the Triphahn Center

Fabbrini Pickle Ball Conversion and Court Coloring

Parking lot Crack Fill and Seal-coating at Bridges of Poplar Creek, Cannon Crossings, and Freedom Run Dog Park

The Club at Prairie Stone Renovation

New turf sledding area in new weight room expansion
Brand new weight room expansion.
New painted area in cardio room, leading into the spin/cycling room.
New painted area in cardio hallway
New paint around the atrium ceiling walls.
New paint on second floor mezzanine wall and duct work.

Ice Rink 1 Renovation at the Triphahn Center

2019 Playground Updates – Highland Park

2019 Playground Updates – Willow & Community

2018 Playground Updates – MacArthur & Armstrong

Conservation Projects

Controlled Burns

Natural Area Management


For further information, please contact Dustin Hugen at (847) 285-5465 or dhugen@heparks.org