Now Registering for Summer Camp

By Hoffman Estates Park District

summercamp_facebookRegistration for Hoffman Estates Park District (HEPD) Summer Camps and Spring programs is now in progress. Kids will find a variety of summer camps designed to give provide an active, fun summer and provide many opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. From preschoolers to teens, there are camps for kids who like sports, nature, science, creative arts and theater. Specialty camps give kids a chance to focus on a particular skill such as hockey, tennis or figure skating. Campers go on fun field trips and spend time at swimming at the Park District’s water park, Seascape Family Aquatic Center.

For kids who want to experience many new things, there is Discover Camp and Explorers camp. There are even camps that teach kids a healthy lifestyle, as part of the Park District’s HEALTH initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

“Parents love the flexibility of our camps,” said Mike Kies, director of facilities and recreation for HEPD. “The schedules are designed to work with parents’ busy schedules.”

There are half day and full day camps available. Early Start and Late Stay camp in an option for busy parents who need to extend the day for their child. Parents can register their children all at once at the beginning of the summer, or they can register week-to-week. A free mobile app helps parents keep up with their child’s schedule of activities.

Camps are open to all residents and non-residents, too. Hoffman Estates residents get discounts on camp fees. To browse the selection of camps and to register, visit or stop by the Triphahn Community Center at 1685 W. Higgins Road or Willow Recreation Center at 3600 Lexington Road in Hoffman Estates.

Plan a Family Date Night with the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District


gymnasticsGather the family for an evening of activity during the Schaumburg Park District’s Sport Center Family Fun Night.

The event is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 8 at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

Children of all ages and their families are invited to explore the 110,000 square foot facility, which includes gymnastics space, indoor turf fields and a gymnasium. Event activities include basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and bingo. Little ones will have a blast trying a variety of riding toys and playing in the preschool tot lot.

Family Fun Night is free to District residents and $5 for non-residents. Registration is required. For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit

Take “Time Out for Play” at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

SC_healthyMake a standing play date every Wednesday evening with the Schaumburg Park District.

Time Out for Play takes place in the Discovery Room of the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. Children ages 1-4 are invited to enjoy an evening of open play at the indoor playground, which features large motor equipment, a ball pit, tunnels and slides. Games, activities and art projects also will be available.

Cost is $30 for residents and $45 for non-residents for a seven-week session. Parents and caregivers who do not wish to commit to the entire session also may pay a drop-in fee of $6.

Upcoming times include:

  • 6-8 p.m., April 6-May 18

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit

Burger Bucks Program Benefits Kids

By Hoffman Estates Park District

BugerBucks-FacebookThe owners of the new Burger King restaurant in Hoffman Estates have pledged their intentions to give back to the community. The restaurant located at the southeast corner of Higgins and Barrington roads said it will donate a portion of every dollar spent to the Friends of HE Parks each time a customer mentions the Hoffman Estates Park District (HEPD).

“We are a locally owned, family owned business, and we like giving back to the community,” said Laurie Roscoe, director of operations for Gill Management, Inc., restaurant owners.

The Friends of HE Parks is the charitable 501(C)3 foundation that supports the HEPD. The foundation provides scholarships to disadvantaged kids in Hoffman Estates, who would otherwise be unable to participate in youth sports, swimming lessons, summer camp, etc.

“It’s a win-win offer for the Burger King and for the community, too,” said Troy Triphahn, chairman of the Friends of HE Parks.

Preschool Family Fun Fair, Friday March 11

By Hoffman Estates Park District

DSC_0006Bring your family and friends out to the Winter Wonderland Preschool Family Fun Fair at the Triphahn Community Center – 1685 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. Friday, March 11 5:30-8PM.

  • Activities include:
  • Toddler Inflatable
  • Inflatable Slide
  • Inflatable Moonwalk
  • Kiddie Games and Prizes
  • Bake Sale
  • Magic Show at 7PM
  • Princess and Superhero Appearances

$7 per child at the door; Adults and children under 1 year are free!

Meal Combo:

All activities included in admission fee. Organized by the HEPD Preschool Parent Club.

Enjoy free games and sports at Spring Break Showdown

By Schaumburg Park District

Spring Break Blastoff Showdown-2016Spring break just became a little more awesome.

Spend time off from school with the Schaumburg Park District during the free Spring Break Showdown. The fun includes three days of sports and games, including dodgeball and a Nerf battle. Participants will have a chance to win prizes.

Activities take place 2-3 p.m., March 22-24 at Meinke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg.

The schedule includes:

  • Hot Shots Basketball (5th-12th grade), Tuesday, March 22
  • Nerf Battle (ages 8-13), Wednesday, March 23 *Participants must bring their own Nerf Blaster and accessories.
  • Survivor Dodgeball (ages 8-12 and 13-16), Thursday, March 24

For more information, call (847) 985-2143 or visit