Environment & Conservation

Pollinator_Garden_1_One_Year_LaterOur Goal

The Arlington Heights Park District are keepers of the parks for future generations. We promote sound policies, procedures, and practices. We have an Environmental Policy and an Envirogroup staff-led task force who promote our goal.

Do you want to volunteer for an event? Sign up yourself or bring a group! Fill out the Volunteer Form and we'll match you with a great opportunity!

Some changes we have made around the parks that you might recognize include:

Ways we have engaged the community to assist our efforts:

  • Electronics Recycling- over 200 items collected in October 2023! 
  • Shoes and Food Drive benefitting local food pantries and the Share Your Soles organization
  • Collections of gently used suitcases & backpacks to benefit The Lawrence Hall Foundation, The Children's Home and Aid Society, and Journeys The Road Home organization
  • Installation of several pollinator gardens that have become official Monarch Butterfly Waystations
  • Restoration of the shoreline at Lake Terramere
  • Teasel plant removal at Lake Arlington (see video below)
  • Annual Build A Bird House workshop each Spring                           

» Get involved! Upcoming projects and events!



Park Beautification Program

Do you want to make a difference and help beautify a park? This is an excellent way for individuals or organizations to get involved with their local park and do a good thing for the community at the same time! Projects can include gardening, parks and grounds maintenance or any original suggestion from YOU! The Parks Department will supply all necessary equipment (gloves, rakes, bags) and instruction to help you with your project. 

To Register: Call Parks Service Center, at 847-577-3018 between 9 am and 3 pm weekdays.

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