Eastside Recreation Center (ERC)


The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, the Eastside Recreation Center and Golf Courses Closures extended through June 30.

As part of the City of Elgin’s ongoing efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department is closing all facilities including the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, the Eastside Recreation Center and the Sports Complex at least through May 30th. These closures include the fitness areas at those facilities. As of June 1, we are opening the Centre of Elgin for 1 on 1 Personal Training only. Contact Dave Lopez at lopez_d@cityoflegin.org for more information.

Classes and programs already cancelled will remain cancelled through June 30. This includes classes and programs at the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, the Eastside Recreation Center and Hawthorne Hill Nature Center.

In lieu of in person programs, we are offering virtual programming. Download the PDF for more information.

Parks and Recreation staff will work with patrons to address any issues related to facility memberships, rentals and class/program registration.

Facilities Closed

  • The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin
  • Eastside Recreation Center
  • Hawthorne Hill Nature Center *Trails remain open from dawn until dusk

See the City’s website and facility pages for the most updated information:

For more information, contact Barb Keselica at 847-531-7056 (office) or 847-417-6959 (cell).

ERC offers a wide range of programming from preschool age to teens, including  dance classes, after-school program, day camps, enrichment programs and more. 

View the current Parks and Recreation Brochure for current programming.

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 Eastside Recreation Center (ERC) is a full-service recreation center that includes a fitness center, boxing area, martial arts studio, indoor soccer field, batting tunnels, youth programming and much more.

ERC Holiday Hours

The Eastside Recreation Center will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 The Eastside Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. until Noon on the following days:

  • Christmas Eve Day
  • New Year's Eve Day

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