Known for its wildlife, picturesque scenery, and habitat preservation, Elk Grove Illinois is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. Home to the Elk Grove Park District, and located just minutes from the O’Hare International Airport, visitors to Elk Grove Illinois have roughly 473 acres of outdoor adventure to experience. With 43 parks, an athletic park which includes a football field, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, and 19 tennis courts, as well as the Jack A. Claes Pavilion which is a community center that includes a twenty-eight foot Carousel, an indoor playground, a fitness center and stunning gardens, the Elk Grove Park District has something fun for everyone.
Jack A Claes Pavilion
The Jack A Claes Pavilion is a community center which is part of the Elk Grove Park District and offers fun and exciting activities for the whole family. The Pavilion includes an art center where visitors can dabble in arts and crafts as well as visit a painting studio. There are dance studios, the Garden Terrace Banquets, a large indoor playground, an aquatic center which features an indoor and outdoor pool, there is also a fitness center complete with racquetball courts, and there is the 1920s inspired carousel as the Pavilion’s center piece.
Areas of the Jack A. Claes Pavilion facilities can be rented out for parties, business meetings, and social functions such as weddings. For more information on the Pavilion, visit their website.
Community Athletic Fields
If you’re looking for a bit of a sporty vacation while visiting Elk Grove and the Chicago area, or if you just want a place to take the kids so they can run around and tire themselves out, there is the Community Athletic Fields of CAF which features 23 acres of playing fields.
CAF is open year round and features four baseball diamonds, four softball diamonds, 2 football fields for football games, and 3 football fields for practice.
Elk Grove Historical Museum
In addition to the picturesque parks and the convenience of the Jack A. Claes Pavilion, the Elk Grove Park District is home to the Elk Grove Historical Museum which gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the early settlers of the Chicago area, the pioneers who first came to the area in the mid 19th century. The Historical Museum is open year-round and provides tours, exhibits, and educational programs.
In April, the Elk Grove Historical Museum will host the History Games Con. This event features various games with historical themes. Additionally, participants who bring their own games to be included in the History Games Con will have the chance to win exciting raffles prizes.
These are just a few facilities which make the Elk Grove Park District the perfect setting for family fun. There are also a number of parks which offer families a chance to experience the outdoors, have a picnic, and let the kids run and play. For more information of Elk Grove Park District, visit their website.
While visiting the Elk Grove Park District, the Elk Grove Ramada Hotel is the perfect place for you and your family to stay. All guests of the Elk Grove Ramada Hotel enjoy clean, comfortable accommodations, an indoor pool, free wi-fi in all rooms, and the friendly service that the Elk Grove Ramada Hotel is famous for. For your family’s convenience, our hotel also offers gusts a free 24-hour shuttle to and from the O’Hare International Airport as well as to and from the convention centers in the Elk Grove area. For information on booking a stay at our hotel, please contact us. We look forward to having you as a guest at our hotel.