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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 Summer 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.

Walk with the Mayor
Join Mayor Dave Kaptain and his guest, Tony Lucenko, on September 17 as they walk the downtown neighborhood. They will start at the north canopy on Riverside Drive at 6:30 pm.

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.


Fall Brochure
 Registration Form

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News & 

Mayor Walk
Walk with the Mayor  - Join Mayor Kaptain and his guest, Tony Lucenko, Economic Development Director, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, on September 17 as they walk the downtown neighborhood. 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]