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Our Program Guide can be found online at www.centreofelgin.org or by clicking this link.
The easiest way to register is through our online registration site. To register online, click on the Register Online button on our Parks and Recreation Main page or on The Centre of Elgin Website. Here you can log in or create a new account. If you already have an account in our system but don’t know/remember your password, click on Forgot or Reset Password and enter your email address to receive a link to reset your password.
To receive resident rates, you must reside within the corporate boundaries of the City of Elgin, which means you pay taxes to the City of Elgin. Those who have an Elgin address but are outside of the city limits pay taxes to Elgin Township. Two determining factors of residency are: 1. Do you pay a city water bill? If yes, you live in the City of Elgin and are considered a resident. 2. Do you have a fire lane number in your address? If yes, you live in Elgin Township, and are considered a non-resident. Owning a business, or rental property, in which you do not reside, does not qualify for resident rates.
Due to COVID-19 our outdoor pools are currently closed
The City of Elgin operates two outdoor aquatic centers which are typically open from the first Saturday after Memorial Day through the middle of August. Hours of Operation: Wing Park - 1030 Wing St; 847-289-2542 Monday - Thursday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday - Saturday - 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm Sunday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lords Park - 325 Hiawatha Dr; 847-931-6196 Monday - Thursday - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday - 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday - 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm Sunday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pool closing policy: The Pools will be closed when one of the following conditions exist: 1. Thunder or lightning is present. 2. Air temperature falls below 68 degrees. 3. Low attendance numbers. 4. As deemed necessary by the aquatic management staff.
Due to COVID-19 our outdoor pools are currently closed, but under normal circumstances, yes, both the Lords and Wing Park Family Aquatic Centers are available for rental on a first come, first served basis. Private rentals are perfect for any occasion including birthday parties, group outings, and end of the school year parties. Available times vary depending on the day of your rental. If desired, the concession stand can be open for business for a fee. Concession fees includes attendant and 3 pitchers of pop; additional food can be purchased throughout the two hour rental. Reservations and payments must be made at The Centre of Elgin at 100 Symphony Way during normal business hours. Reservations will need to be secured at least 72 hours in advance. For more information on availability and hours, contact The Centre of Elgin at 847-531-7000. 1 - 50 people - $300 resident; $390 non-resident Concessions - $33 resident, $40 non-resident Not for Profit - $250 (Rates reflect a 2 hour reservation time)
The major parks in Elgin are:Lords Park, 325 Hiawatha Drive; Lords Park Pavilion, 100 Oakwood Blvd.Trout Park, 580 Trout Park Blvd.Wing Park, 1020 Wing Street
For more information on these or any other Elgin parks please visit the City of Elgin parks website or call 847-931-6123. Elgin Parks website
The Parks and Recreation Department has several picnic shelters available for rent. Two shelters are located at Wing Park, and Lords Park. There is one shelter at Trout Park. To check for available shelters call 847-531-7000. To reserve a shelter stop in at The Centre of Elgin’s Main Courtesy Desk.
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive, is not currently open for drop-in visits due to CoVid-19 restrictions, but we are offering Discovery Room visit time slots through our online registration system. All members of your group must be registered for a time slot, which has a maximum of 10 people. Of course, you are free to walk the trails any time between dawn and dusk.
Call the Banquet office at 847-531-7047.
Call the main courtesy desk at the Centre at 847-531-7000.
1. Elgin National Little League serves the residents and those attending schools North of Rt. 20; south of I-90; East of the Fox River, and West of Rt. 59. Register at Elgin National Little League website.
2. Elgin Classic Little League serves the residents and those attending schools on the west side of Elgin, Gilberts south of I-90 and parts of school Districts 300 and 301. Register at Elgin Classic Little League website.
The City does not give sound permits. The guidelines are that sound amplifying equipment shall only occur Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 11:00 pm. Sound cannot be amplified more than 75 feet from the sound amplification device. For complete guidelines, call the Parks & Recreation office at 847-931-6770.