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About the Elk Grove Park District

Egpd LogoThe Elk Grove Park District is located in Elk Grove Village, a northwest suburb of Chicago, just 10 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The Elk Grove Park District maintains approximately 473 acres, including 43 parks and a community athletic field that includes football, soccer and baseball fields, 19 public tennis courts and several facilities.

Its premier facility is the Jack A. Claes Pavilion. The Pavilion community center amenities include a 28-foot Carousel, Jump n' Jiggles indoor playground, Pavilion Fitness Centre, Garden Terrace Banquets facility, arts and craft rooms, dance studios, racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, one outdoor and two indoor swimming pools.

The Park District also operates the Sheila Ray Adult Center, Preschool, Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park, Fox Run Golf Course and Driving Range, Elk Grove Historical Museum and Rainbow Falls Community Center, which houses teen activities and various programs.

You can read about facilities, programs and special events through the Park District's quarterly program guide. For more information on any of the Elk Grove Park District facilities and programs, call 847-437-9494.

Park District History

Elk Grove Park District is proud to celebrate over 45 years of excellence! Some of the Park District's significant achievements are listed below:

Historic Timeline

2012    Fountain Square Park Sprayground – Grand Re-Opening
2011    IDNR OSLAD Grant Awarded for Fountain Square Park
2011    EGPD ADA Transition Plan Adopted
2010    Maintenance Facility Grand Opening
2010    New Playground and Park at Al Hattendorf Center
2010    Ill Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award
2009    New Maintenance Facility Ground Breaking
2009    Preschool Garden Addition with Loews Grant
2009    Ill Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award
2008    Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2007    Fox Run Golf Links Club House Grand Opening
2006    Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2006    IPRA Outstanding Program Award
2006    IPRA Outstanding Facility Award
2006    Fox Run Golf Links Club House Renovation Ground Breaking
2006    Park District Anniversary Celebration
2006    New Rainbow Falls Waterpark Opens
2005    Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2005    Oslad Grant Award for Rainbow Falls
2001    Farmhouse Museum Orientation Center Opens
2000    Lincoln Award of Excellence
2000    Audubon Skate Park Opens
1999    Jumps n’ Jiggles Opens
1997    Athletic Business Magazine Design Award
1995    IPRA Outstanding Facility Award
1994    Jack A. Claes Pavilion Opens
1993    Community Athletic Fields Opens
1993    Fountain Square Opens
1987    Sports Foundations Inc. National Gold Medal Award
1986    Lions Park Pool Converted to Rainbow Falls
1985    Leisure Fitness Center Opens
1984    Fox Run Golf Links and Driving Range Opens
1981    Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park Opens
1979    Senior Center Opens
1976    Schuette/Biermann Farmhouse Museum Opens
1976    Summer Concert Series Begins
1975    Lindberg Park Dedication
1973    Carson and Disney Parks Developed
1973    13 Tennis Courts and 4 Ball Diamonds Added
1972    Park District Sponsors Arbor Day Celebration
1971    Preschool Program Begins
1970    Teen Center Opens
1969    Disney Pool Opens
1968    Lion’s Club Park and Pool Acquired
1967    Three Parks Developed
1967    Village Board Gifts District with Six Parks
1966    Centex Deeds Eleven Parks to the District
1966    Elk Grove Park District Established

  • Mission / Vision Statements

    Mission Statement 

    To provide safe and innovative parks and recreational opportunities.

    Vision Statement 

    Go beyond the expected!

  • Park District News

    Elk Grove Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

     (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)—The Elk Grove Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).  The two statewide associations administer the Illinois

    Elk Grove Village Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community

      Elk Grove Village Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community 241 communities exhibiting Playability to be recognized as part of 2015 Playful City USA Program Elk Grove Village (June 17, 2015) – Elk Grove Village is being honored with

    Flowering Forsythia

    Have you noticed all the yellow flowering shrubs around? Those are Forsythia Here are some useful tips from our Parks Department about the caretaking of these flowering plants. 

    Ice Skating and Sledding

    Check the open or closed status of the ice rinks or sled hills here, or call the IceLine at (847) 690-1179.

    Jr. Dance Company Take First Place at Des Plaines Dance Idol

    We would like to congratulate our Junior Company 2 Connection dancers for taking first place this weekend at their very first dance competition On Saturday, February 7 both Jr. Company 1 and 2 took six hours of convention dance classes

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