The City of Elgin Parks and Recreation department offers recreational activities for all ages. Program opportunities include everything from swimming, golf, and fitness to ceramics, dance, and yoga. Plus, we offer preschool classes, afterschool programs and a variety of camps. To view the full array of programs and activities check out our latest program guide.
Just click on the icon to the right for an interactive guide. Once you find the activity that works for you, click on the course link in the guide and go directly to our online registration site. Some programs may still be listed in the Summer Brochure. If you prefer to download a PDF version, click on the Program Brochure link on the blue ribbon.
If you'd rather pick up a copy of our brochure the locations are listed on the Resources and Information page.
If you enjoy outdoor activities, visit one of our many parks that offer tennis, basketball, swimming, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and much more. To see where each park is located and what amenities are offered, go to Discover Elgin Parks.
Call our information hotline at 847-931-6140 for a recorded message regarding outdoor program cancellations. This hotline is updated daily.
Walk with the Mayor
Activate Elgin and the City of Elgin invite you to Walk with the Mayor. During the colder months, Mayor Kaptain will be walking at The Centre of Elgin. The walks are scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of every month, at 8 am, on the walking track. The mayor is an avid walker and encourages all Elgin residents to exercise regularly and enjoy the benefits of better health.
Parks and Recreation Foundation
Incorporated in 2013, the Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is “to enhance the quality of life and strengthen the Elgin community by making recreation and cultural programs, parks and recreation facilities accessible to all of its residents.”
To accomplish this mission we know that we are going to have to partner with many different organizations and individuals who are passionate about our community and the people who live in it. To learn more about the Foundation, and how you can get involved, visit our website.