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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, after-school programs and a variety of camps. To view the full array of programs and activities check out our latest program guide or click on the register online icon.    

To pick up a copy of our brochure the locations are listed on the Resources and Information page.

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Tobacco OrdinanceNo Smoking

The City of Elgin is committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work and recreate. To help achieve that vision, the City Council recently passed an ordinance banning all tobacco substances from most of the city’s parks and recreation facilities. The only exceptions to this tobacco ban are the three city golf courses, Festival Park lawn area during concerts, and the sports complex softball fields during adult programs and events. Banning tobacco substances from our parks strives to achieve several benefits, including elimination of second hand smoke, reduction in the amount of park litter and most importantly positive role models for the young people that use the city's parks and recreation facilities. All residents and users of our parks are encouraged to help us to spread the word of this new ordinance. If you wish to read the full

ordinance, you can find it here (Chapter 9.50.030 - Ordinance No. G48-15). 
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Kids to Parks
Kids to Park Day  - Join us at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 19th from 10 am to 2 pm. Read on...

Mayor's Walking Challenge  - Join Mayor Kaptain and Activate Elgin as we challenge Elgin residents to form teams and walk on a regular basis.  This year’s goal is to get 500 people signed up on teams committed to walking at least 3 days a week. June 1 - June 30, 2018. Read on...

Registration is open for the 41st annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot!  - The 41st annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot is Saturday, May 26, featuring a 10-mile, 10K and 5K run as well as a 2-mile Walk for a Cause. Registration is now open! Visit elginvalleyfoxtrot.com/register. Read on...

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The youth of today are our community leaders of tomorrow. Your support can help build stronger, more involved, and connected leaders that will shape our community. Please consider investing in our community by giving a child the opportunity to participate in programs that can provide them with lifelong benefits. [Read More]