Athletics, CAP, Centers, Cultural Arts, Lake Arlington, Museum, Preschool & Day Camps, Rentals & Parties, Special Events and Seniors

The CAP, Preschool/Day Camp, Fitness, Cultural Arts, Musuem and Seniors Division provides a variety of athletic programs and opportunities at several locations.  The Division Manager of Recreation and Programs oversees operations of this division and works with the other department managers in a cooperative effort to maximize the efficiency of the Recreation and Program Department.

Arlington Heights Historical Museum

The Park District Museum program provides a broad spectrum of programs, activities and services relative to the needs and desires of the Arlington Heights community in cooperation with the Village of Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, and the Arlington Heights Historical Society.

The Park District’s responsibility is to provide operation of comprehensive historical programs and events at the Museum. A full-time administrator coordinates the programs, services, facilities, staff, and volunteers.



Athletic programs include coordination of men’s, women’s and co-ed softball leagues, house and travel soccer, tee ball and rookie ball, volleyball and men's and youth basketball leagues, summer sports camps, and special events.

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CAP (Children at Play)

The CAP program is a before and after school recreation program for children attending the elementary schools in School District 25, Juliette Low School in School District 59, and Poe and Riley Schools in School District 21.

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The Park District operates five community centers at Camelot, Frontier, Heritage, Pioneer, and Recreation Parks. Large District-wide programs, supervised by one of the recreation supervisors include dog obedience, gymnastics, karate, yoga, and garden plots. The supervisors also run general programs, special events, and one-day workshops.

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Cultural Arts

The primary goal of the Cultural Arts programming is to provide ongoing, progressive, and creative programs, as well as to encourage participation in each program area for all segments of the community. Additional objectives are to promote cooperation with various community organizations, school districts, and individuals relative to the area of cultural arts.

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Lake Arlington

Lake Arlington features a two-mile bike and walking path, boat dock, nature/conservation area, picnic areas, accessible playground, sensory garden, outdoor fitness area, boat launch area, Fishing pier, observation deck, and a seasonal snack bar operation. Paddleboat and sailboat rentals are also available on a seasonal basis. Programs and/or camps for youths and adults are offered in sailing, climbing, canoeing, and fishing.

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Preschool/Day Camps

Preschool programs are held at the five community centers and Olympic Indoor Swim Center on a year round seasonal basis.  General preschool programs are offered for children three months through five years of age.  Park District camp programs for children in grades 1-5 include Sunny Meadows, Arlington Adventure, and Camp Arlington.  Kaleidoscope Camp is offered for children 3-7.

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At the Arlington Heights Senior Center, active older adults have the opportunity to exercise, play bridge, participate in a variety of art and/or dance classes, and tour the tri-state region. The Senior Center is a cooperative venture between the Village of Arlington Heights, Park District and six other agencies that provide service to older adult citizens of the community.

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Special Events

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Contact Info

Kristy McCann
Superintendent of Recreation Programs
410 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-506-7131
Fax: 847-506-2735

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