Elgin is a city with a vision. We venture to improve the community's quality of life by providing parks and recreation activities. Through Elgin's historic charm, creative culture and special happenings, we are perfectly situated to serve our community.
Our department houses 6 parks, a recreation center, municipal pool and a community center. Each of our parks offer a wide variety of amenities for leisure, sports, gatherings and even classes. From birthday parties to business meetings, our facilities are also available for rent to the public.
The Parks and Recreation Department has developed a Parks Master Plan as well as a Trails Master Plan. These documents can be found below. As part of the new mixed use zoning for Historic Downtown Elgin, a Central Park Plan has also been adopted.
Below are the Central Park Plan, Parks Master Plan and Trails Plan maps.