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Earth Day

Summer Registration Begins May 1st!

The Elgin Parks and Recreation Department launched a new registration system on March 1, 2017! All participants must create a new account in our new system. You can create an account online today or in-person at The Centre of Elgin or the Eastside Recreation Center.

Click the link to go to: cityofelgin.org/register 

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Our new registration site can be found at http://bit.ly/ElginOnline

Online Registration Site
Download our new app from the App Store!

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, after-school programs and a variety of camps. To view the full array of programs and activities check out our latest program guide or click on the register online icon.    

To pick up a copy of our brochure the locations are listed on the Resources and Information page.
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 We create community through people, parks and programs. 

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Tobacco OrdinanceNo Smoking

The City of Elgin is committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work and recreate. To help 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 strives to achieve 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 the city's parks and recreation facilities. All residents and users of our parks are encouraged to help us to spread the word of this new ordinance. If you wish to read the full

ordinance, you can find it here (Chapter 9.50.030 - Ordinance No. G48-15). 
News & 

BIKE.WALK.MOVE: ELGIN  - There are plenty of biking and walking events scheduled throughout the month of May! Check out the events calendar for specific dates or view the list on the website page. Enjoy the great spring weather with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Additional Info...

Lords Park
Lords Park Pavilion in Elgin offers regular open hours  - Lords Park Pavilion will offer regular open hours beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017. The pavilion will be open to the public on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Read on...

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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]