Join Us at an Upcoming Event

May 24: Grand Opening Golf Outing
Youth Golf Development Center
at Sunset Valley Golf Club

Community fundraiser celebrating new short game practice area

July 1-5: Firecracker 5K

5K Your Way! Walk, bike, or run with friends or family. Enter for a chance to win a free annual Rec Center membership.

On the Go Fitness

Bring the Rec Center to you - any time, anywhere! Subscribe to the Park District fitness app. All proceeds benefit the Parks Foundation.

"Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize the impact of supporting equal access to the recreational opportunities that our community offers. It is often said that the most important classroom is the one outside. This adage is true whether highlighting the important learning experience of participating on a team, gaining a new skill that will be useful for a lifetime, or just appreciating our natural world. The Parks Foundation of Highland Park plays a valuable role in ensuring that all Highland Park residents can enjoy and grow from Park District programs."
Nancy Rodkin Rotering
Mayor, City of Highland Park

Why play in our parks?

Research shows that outdoor play helps kids develop better physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills. For adults, playing in our parks relieves stress, enhances brain function, boosts creatively, improves relationships, and keeps you feeling young and energetic!