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Rentals
Rentals
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center offers a spacious meeting room that can accommodate up to 100 people. This rental space comes with tables and chairs and has a view of the pond with a patio area. To rent this facility for your next event, contact us at 847-931-6123, or stop by the main courtesy desk at The Centre of Elgin.

Rental Pricing

Resident

Non-Resident

Not-for-Profit

$55/hr

$66/hr

$50/hr


A security deposit of 50% of the total rental charge (up to $500), will be required upon booking the rental. This deposit is refundable based on the condition of the facility after the rental.

To expedite the process download and fill out the rental agreement below and bring it with you.

Rental Agreement


Birthday Parties
Come to Hawthorne Hill Nature Center for your next birthday party or celebration! Getting outdoors brings people together and Hawthorne Hill offers creative options for preschool on up. All parties include a guided nature program along with outdoor time for fun, so guests should dress for the weather. Renters have the flexibility of bringing their own food at this facility. For more information, please call 847-531-7055.


Tobacco Ordinance

The City of Elgin is committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work and recreate.  To help us achieve that vision the City Council recently passed an ordinance banning all tobacco substances from most of the city’s parks and recreation facilities.   The only exceptions to this tobacco ban are the three city golf courses, Festival Park lawn area during concerts, and the sports complex softball fields during adult programs and events.

Banning tobacco substances from our parks should result in several benefits, including elimination of second hand smoke, reduction in the amount of park litter and most importantly positive role models for the young people that use our parks and recreation facilities.  We are asking that all residents and users of our parks help us to spread the word of this new ordinance and that compliance comes through peer pressure and social norms.   If you wish to read the full ordinance you can find it on the city’s website, by doing a search for Ordinance No. G48-15.  


 Campfire Ring  Back Entrance facing pond