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Parks & Recreation
We create community through people, parks and programs.

Online Registration Site
The City of Elgin Parks and Recreation department offers recreational activities for all ages. Program opportunities include everything from swimming, golf, and fitness to ceramics, dance, and yoga. Plus, we offer preschool classes, afterschool programs and a variety of camps. To view the full array of programs and activities check out our latest program guide.

Just click on the icon to the right for an interactive guide. Once you find the activity that works for you, click on the course link in the guide and go directly to our online registration site. Some programs may still be listed in the Spring Brochure. If you prefer to download a PDF version, click on the Program Brochure link on the blue ribbon
If you'd rather pick up a copy of our brochure the locations are listed on the Resources and Information page.

Park Activities
If you enjoy outdoor activities, visit one of our many parks that offer tennis, basketball, swimming, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and much more. To see where each park is located and what amenities are offered, go to Discover Elgin Parks.

Call our information hotline at 847-931-6140 for a recorded message regarding outdoor program cancellations. This hotline is updated daily.

Parks and Recreation Foundation
Incorporated in 2013, the Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is “to enhance the quality of life and strengthen the Elgin community by making recreation and cultural programs, parks and recreation facilities accessible to all of its residents.”  
To accomplish this mission we know that we are going to have to partner with many different organizations and individuals who are passionate about our community and the people who live in it. To learn more about the Foundation, and how you can get involved, visit our website.

Summer 2014 Brochure
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News & 

Beer and BBQ at Bowes
Beer & BBQ at Bowes - Save the Date!  - Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 13th! You don't want to miss this event! Read on...

Healthy Families Summer Newsletter now available!  - The latest edition of the Healthy Families Newsletter is out. Pick up your copy at The Centre of Elgin and enjoy checking out the Mayor's Healthy Choice, reading one person's success story, getting info on the Summer Lunch Program, and more.

Elgin receives IDNR Youth Recreation Corp Grant  - The City of Elgin’s Parks and Recreation Department recently was awarded a $75,228 Illinois Youth Recreation Corp Grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Th Read on...

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Welcome to Elgin's Parks and Recreation. The youth of today are our community leaders of tomorrow. Your support can help build stronger, more involved, and connected leaders that will shape our community. Please consider investing in our community by giving a child the opportunity to participate in programs that can provide them with lifelong benefits. [Read More]