About the Elk Grove Park District

473 acres, 43 parks, and so much more!!

About the Elk Grove Park District,  473 acres, 43 parks, and so much more!!

About the Elk Grove Park District

The 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.

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Mission / Vision Statements

Mission Statement

To provide safe and innovative parks and recreational opportunities.

Vision Statement

Go beyond the expected!

Park District History

Elk Grove Park District is proud to celebrate over 54 years of excellence! Some of the Park District's significant achievements are listed below:

2022 - Fox Run Clubhouse Renovation
2022 - Awarded the OSLAD Grant for Marshall Park

2021 - Renovation of Al Hattendorf Park with OSLAD funding

2017 - Building Renovation at Community Athletic Fields

2016 - Preschool Accredited by National Early Childhood Program Accreditation
2016 - Inclusive Playground added to Hattendorf Playground
2016 - Elk Grove Park District Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2015 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2015 - Park Dedicated to J.M. Heffern

2014 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2014 - Pavilion Aquatics Center Renovation and Addition
2014 - Illinois Distinguished Park and Recreation Accreditation Award

2013 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2013 - Fox Run Golf Links Renovation

2012 - Fountain Square Park Sprayground - Grand Re-Opening
2012 - Pavilion Parking Lot Renovation
2012 - Park District Rating Upgraded by Moody's to Aaa
2012 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award

2011- Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2011 - IDNR OSLAD Grant Awarded for Fountain Square Park
2011 - EGPD ADA Transition Plan Adopted

2010 - Excellence in Finance Reporting Award
2010 - Maintenance Facility Grand Opening
2010 - New Playground and Park at Al Hattendorf Center
2010 - Ill Association of Museums Superior Achievement Award

2009 - Excellence in Finance Reporting 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