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You can find the program brochure online, or you can pick up a copy at the following locations, during business hours.
Gail Borden Library – Rakow Branch, 2751 West Bowes Road
Bowes Creek Country Club, 1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard
60123 zip code:
Elgin Township Office, 729 S. McLean Boulevard
Wing Park Golf Clubhouse (during golf season), 1000 Wing Street
The Highlands Golf Course Pro Shop, 875 Sports Way
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive
60120 zip code:
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Boulevard
City Hall, 150 Dexter Court
The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way
Eastside Recreation Center, 1080 E. Chicago Street
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way
The easiest way to register is through our online registration site. To register online, click on the Register Online button on our Parks and Recreation Main page. Here you can log in or create a new account. If you already have an account in our system but don't remember your password, click on Recover Password or Claim Existing Account. Walk in: to The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin IL 60120, Mon - Fri 9am - 6 pm, or Sat 9 am - 1 pm. Fax to: 847-531-7020, Mon - Fri, 8 am - 2 pm (Must have credit card information on form) Mail to: The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120
To receive resident rates, you must reside within the corporate boundaries of the City of Elgin, which means you pay taxes to the City of Elgin. Those who have an Elgin address but are outside of the city limits pay taxes to Elgin Township. Two determining factors of residency are: 1. Do you pay a city water bill? If yes, you live in the City of Elgin and are considered a resident. 2. Do you have a fire lane number in your address? If yes, you live in Elgin Township, and are considered a non-resident. Owning a business, or rental property, in which you do not reside, does not qualify for resident rates.
Hours of Operation:
Wing Park - 1030 Wing St; 847-289-2542
Monday - Thursday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmFriday - Saturday - 12:00 pm - 7:30 pmSunday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lords Park - 325 Hiawatha Dr; 847-931-6196
Monday - Thursday - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFriday - 1:00 pm - 7:30 pmSaturday - 12:00 pm - 7:30 pmSunday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pool closing policy:
The Pools will be closed when one of the following conditions exist:1. Thunder or lightning is present.2. Air temperature falls below 68 degrees.3. Low attendance numbers.4. As deemed necessary by the aquatic management staff.
1 - 50 people - $300 resident; $390 non-residentConcessions - $33 resident, $40 non-residentNot for Profit - $250(Rates reflect a 2 hour reservation time)
The major parks in Elgin are:Lords Park, 325 Hiawatha Drive; Lords Park Pavilion, 100 Oakwood Blvd.Trout Park, 580 Trout Park Blvd.Wing Park, 1020 Wing Street
For more information on these or any other Elgin parks please visit the City of Elgin parks website or call 847-931-6123. Elgin Parks website
The Parks and Recreation Department has several picnic shelters available for rent. Two shelters are located at Wing Park, and Lords Park. There is one shelter at Trout Park and one at Grolich Park. To check for available shelters call 847-531-7000. To reserve a shelter stop in at The Centre of Elgin's Main Courtesy Desk.
1. Elgin National Little League serves the residents and those attending schools North of Rt. 20; south of I-90; East of the Fox River, and West of Rt. 59. Register at Elgin National Little League website.
2. Elgin Classic Little League serves the residents and those attending schools on the west side of Elgin, Gilberts south of I-90 and parts of school Districts 300 and 301. Register at Elgin Classic Little League website.