Facility Details

Recreation Park

500 East Miner
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Phone: 847-577-3040

Recreation is not open the public for drop-in activity.
Outdoor tennis court lights are available in mid-April through mid-November from one hour before dusk until 11 PM. The courts are CLOSED during the winter season and re-open in spring.




Located in the downtown area in one of the older neighborhoods, Recreation park is one of the oldest community parks with large mature trees and other significant landscaping, playground, 3 outdoor lighted tennis courts, pools, bath house, and the community center hosts a thriving preschool program.  The tennis courts are CLOSED during the winter and re-open in spring.  Rec Park has been the location for the annual community 4th of July festival, Frontier Days. 

The park has expanded in recent years with acquisition of adjacent properties. This park experiences significant usage by residents from all areas of the community because it is the location of the District's premier Pro-style baseball field and the annual Frontier Day's Festival held over the 4th of July week. Recreation Park is the Park District's oldest community center, built in 1937 as a WPA project. Many people enjoy the gymnasium with its wooden floor and meeting rooms for small gatherings. Recreation's Olympic-sized pool, the Park District's oldest pool, was remodeled in 1988. The inter path loop from Douglas St. passed the building and around the ball field is .50 mile. The map shows this distance in yellow. The perimeter path which includes the public sidewalk around Miner, Belmont, Northwest Hwy. and Douglas is .64 mile. The map shows this distance in red.

View path map outer loop               View Path Map inner loop



Contact Nick Wirth, Recreation Park/Athletic Supervisor for more information.



  • Ball FieldBall Field
  • Banquet/Meeting RoomsBanquet/Meeting Rooms
  • Basketball CourtsBasketball Courts
  • Bike/Walk PathBike/Walk Path
  • Community CenterCommunity Center
  • Fitness ProgramsFitness Programs
  • GrillingGrilling
  • Ice RinkIce Rink
  • ParkPark
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic Area with ShelterPicnic Area with Shelter
  • PlaygroundPlayground
  • Playground ages 2-12Playground ages 2-12
  • PoolPool
  • Seating Area Seating Area
  • Soccer FieldSoccer Field
  • Special UseSpecial Use
  • Tennis- Outdoor CourtsTennis- Outdoor Courts
  • Tennis- Outdoor Lighted CourtsTennis- Outdoor Lighted Courts
  • WiFiWiFi

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