Parks in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove Park District celebrating 50 years

The Buffalo Grove Park District has been celebrating its 50th anniversary with a temporary  exhibit in the Raupp Museum (at 901 Dunham Lane) and several special events, such as planting “50 trees for 50 years.”

Village-wide recreation in Buffalo Grove began in 1960 when residents of the 2-year-old town formed a Buffalo Grove Recreation Association to administer a local Little League.

By 1969 that had grown into an independent park district that now includes 51 parks with a multitude of facilities and programs. The largest is Mike Rylko Park, which includes a fitness center, an indoor pool, a skate park, the Spray ’N Play water park and an indoor driving range. Each summer this park hosts the village’s centerpiece community-wide event, Buffalo Grove Days.

Willow Stream Park includes an outdoor pool, ball fields, soccer fields and events such as Movies in the Park. The Community Arts Center includes a theater and exhibit space.


Alcott Center
530 Bernard Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 850-2100
Fax: (847) 459-5741

Buffalo Grove Fitness Center
Located in Mike Rylko Community Park
601 W. Deereld Parkway
(at McHenry Rd. | Route 83)
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 353-7501

Community Arts Center
225 McHenry Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 850-2175

Emmerich Park
150 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 459-2311

Golf Dome
801 McHenry Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(½ mile west of Buffalo Grove and Old McHenry Roads)
(847) 353-7575

Happy Tails Dog Park
835 Commerce Ct.
(Located at the south end of the parking lot at the Sidney Mathias Metra Train Station)
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 459-2311

Raupp Museum
901 Dunham Ln.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 850-2135
Fax: (847) 459-3148

Mike Rylko Community Park
1000 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 850-2100

  • Skate Park
  • Spray ‘N Play

Twin Creeks Park
401 Aptakisic Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 478-8721

Willow Stream Pool
600 Farrington Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 850-2138

Elected Buffalo Grove Park District Officials

Adriane Johnson

Dr. Larry Reiner
Vice President

Tracy Bragg

Scott Jacobson

Stephen Cummins