About the Park District

The Hoffman Estates Park District proudly offers first-class parks, facilities, programs, and services to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic population. The award-winning district serves a community of over 50,000 with two community centers, a premier 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness center, twin ice arena, family aquatic center, and 72 parks.

Our Community Commitment

The Hoffman Estates Park District remains committed to providing the best recreation and leisure services to our community. With our "satisfaction guaranteed" pledge, residents and their guests can be assured that the Hoffman Estates Park District staff will work to not only meet expectations, but to exceed them.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Hoffman Estates Park District is to enhance the quality of life of our residents and guests by providing first class parks, facilities, programs, and services through environmentally and fiscally responsible management practices.

Our Vision

By adhering to our values and achieving our goals, we provide first class parks, facilities, programs and services and enrich the quality of life for our residents and guests.

Our Goals

  • Provide Positive Memorable Experiences for our Customers
  • Ensure Financial Sustainability for Current and Future Generations
  • Achieve Operational Excellence
  • Promote Continual Growth & Development for our Organizational Resources

Customer Service Pledge

Our satisfaction guarantee is our promise to provide quality parks, facilities, recreation programs and leisure services that meet the expectations of our customers. If you are not satisfied with any recreational program the HEPD provides due to the quality of instruction, the child’s inability to adapt emotionally to the class, or the inappropriate skill level for the registered participant, a full refund will be processed. To determine that a class does not meet their satisfaction, participants must attend the first two class sessions, but request a refund and fill out all appropriate paperwork before the third class meeting. Refund request forms are available at the Triphahn Center, Willow Recreation Center and Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center. No processing fee will apply to refunds issued under the Satisfaction Guarantee Policy. If you are not satisfied, we would appreciate your comments, suggestions, or ideas for improvement. Please look for our customer comment cards at all district facilities. We appreciate hearing your positive comments, as well as your suggestions for improvement.


Comprehensive Master Plan

The district has finalized its five year Comprehensive Master Plan. This planning process was a detailed evaluation of all aspects of the district’s parks, programs, facilities and services. It involved redefining the mission, values and long-term goals, a district-wide analysis of our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, benchmarking against comparable park districts, researching trends, assessing our operations and conducting community-wide focus groups and an attitude and interest survey.


Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)

Providing recreational services to individuals with special needs, the Hoffman Estates Park District is a member of a cooperative agreement among 17 park districts which form the NWSRA. NWSRA exists to provide outstanding opportunities through recreation for people with disabilities. The agency's team of full time Therapeutic Recreation Professionals and trained part time staff offer safe, fun and quality year round opportunities to individuals with disabilities of all ages and ability levels. For more information on NWSRA, visit nwsra.org or call 847-392-2848 (voice), or 847-382-2855 (TTY).

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Hoffman Estates Park District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination in the provision of programs, services, or activities to individuals with disabilities. We invite any residents with a special need to contact our staff upon registration, so that a smooth inclusion may occur. If you have questions about the park district’s policy regarding ADA, or believe you have been unfairly discriminated against in the provision of programs, services, or activities of the Hoffman Estates Park District, please our compliance officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 847-310-3606. For the deaf or hearing impaired, please call the Illinois Relay Center Voice — Only operator at 800-526-0857.

Freedom of Information Act

In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Hoffman Estates Park District’s Freedom of Information Act Officers and Open Meeting Act Officers are as follows:

Jane Kaczmarek, Executive Assistant
Peg Kusmierski, Administrative Assistant
Dean Bostrom, Executive Director
Craig Talsma, Director of Admin & Finance

The following form may be used to request records of the Park District. Please submit requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Freedom of Information Act (printable pdf)



Anti Bullying Policy and Sportsmanship Pledge

The Hoffman Estates Park District’s Board of Commissioners have adopted a comprehensive Anti-Bullying Policy to address bullying or harassment, and all forms of aggressive and violent behaviors. 

“We feel this is an important step to ensure the health and well-being of our community and our participants,” said Dean Bostrom, executive director for the HEPD. “We won’t tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind that might inhibit an individual’s ability to learn and participate.” 
“Bullying” or “harassment” is defined as any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including cyber bullying via the internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant) that is dehumanizing, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, or otherwise likely to evoke fear of physical harm or emotional distress. This also includes forms of retaliation against individuals who report or cooperate in an investigation under this policy.
All employees and volunteers will be required to complete a training course each year and will be expected to refuse to tolerate bullying and harassment and to demonstrate behavior that is respectful and civil. 
The Recreation Department has taken this issue one step further by adopting a Sportsmanship Pledge for all coaches and players, which makes a strong statement about the level of respect that is expected among participants in sports programs. Read more.

2013 Park Rules

The Hoffman Estates Park District is a proud, long-standing member of the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce.

View the Hoffman Estates Park District's chamber profile.