Chamber Welcome

On behalf of the member businesses and communities of the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to present the 2018 LZ Area Community Guide & Business Directory.

The Chamber is proud to offer this annual publication, which highlights the villages and businesses in Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, and North Barrington. Additional copies of this magazine and area maps are available at the Chamber office.

Be sure to visit our listings of respected businesses in this publication or on our website when in need of products and services.

Help keep our area vibrant and strong by supporting our local businesses first. Supporting our local businesses keeps sales tax dollars in our community, local residents employed, businesses open and our communities vibrant.

Contact the LZ Area Chamber office or visit our website for updated information about the area, events, and businesses. The Chamber office is located at 444 S. Rand Road, Suite 308, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. We can be reached at 847-438-5572 or at info@lzacc.com. Visit our website at www.LZAreaChamber.com.

Thank you for supporting our business community,

Dale Perrin, IOM
Executive Director


Chamber of Commerce

2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD
President | Gale Cohen-DeMarco, Sport Clips
Vice-President | Ginny Opsahl, RE/MAX AT HOME
Vice-President | Janet Robinson, Copper Fiddle Distillery
Treasurer | James Hack, UBS Financial Services
Past-President | Claire Slattery, Mindful Mix

2017-2018 DIRECTORS
Brad Bailey, MB Financial Bank
Susanne DePaepe, Hallmark Promotions, Inc.
Tom Gescheidle, Smokin’ T’s Bar-B-Que
Kelli Schulte, EQuip Studios

2018-2019 DIRECTORS
Mark DaValle, Bryant & DaValle, P.C.
Sam Cavallari, Inland Bank – Hawthorn Woods
Henry “Skip” Tonigan, Kelleher and Buckley
Laurie Wilhoit, Historic Downtown Long Grove Association

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE
Ray Keller, Village of Lake Zurich
Beth McAndrews, Village of Deer Park
Pam Newton, Village of Hawthorn Woods
Kaine Osburn, Lake Zurich CUSD 95
Gloria Palmblad, Ela Township
Wendy Perlin, Good Shepherd Hospital
Valerie Stern, Ela Area Public Library
Michael Talbett, Village of Kildeer
Craig Taylor, Lake County

CHAMBER STAFF
Dale Perrin, Executive Director
Laura Lambertsen, Events & Programs Manager
Debra Kinne, Member Relations Manager

2018 CHAMBER EVENTS

Evening of Excellence Awards Gala
Feb. 3, 2018
Concorde Banquets, Kildeer

Everything Community EXPO
March 3, 2018
Lake Zurich High School Field House

Golf Outing
June 11, 2018
Kemper Lakes Golf Club

Taste of the Towns
Aug. 19, 2018
Lake Zurich’s Paulus Park


History

The open natural landscape of the Lake Zurich area began attracting settlers around the 1830s. The wide expanses of plains coupled with abundant water sources created a fertile area that was perfect for farming and developing. As transportation became more plentiful, more and more pioneers found opportunities to live and work in what would later become Lake Zurich. One of the area’s earliest settlers was George Ela, after whom Ela Township is named.

Lake Zurich was incorporated on Sept. 29, 1896, with a large population of New England farmers and German immigrants. Throughout the beginning of the 20th century, new rail lines and highway systems were developed in and around Lake Zurich, bringing a population surge with them. By the 1950s, the growing population called for housing and neighborhood development. Since then, Lake Zurich has grown tremendously, though many systems are in place to ensure that Lake Zurich and its surrounding areas maintain their suburban comfort and charm.

VILLAGE OF Deer Park

The village of Deer Park encompasses 3.7 square miles, just southwest of Lake Zurich. The village is a beautiful suburban community surrounded by two large areas of natural, green spaces including the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve. Shopping is also abundant in Deer Park with both Deer Park Town Center and Town Center Promenade. The village is home to a population of 3,323 with a median age of 44.5 years, a median household income of $155,952 and a median home value of $539,400.

www.villageofdeerpark.com | (847) 726-1648

VILLAGE OF Hawthorn Woods

Forty miles from downtown Chicago and just northeast of Lake Zurich is the beautiful village of Hawthorn Woods, recently recognized as one of the safest cities to live in Illinois. Hawthorn Woods expertly mixes the recreation and amenities of suburban life with a preservation of its rural heritage. Residents and visitors enjoy such leisure and recreation opportunities as the Hawthorn Woods Country Club, the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center, free concerts in the park throughout the summer and much more. Hawthorn Woods is home to 7,634 residents with a median age of 43.6. The median household income is $152,781, and the median home value is $481,700.

www.vhw.org | (847) 438-5500

VILLAGE OF Kildeer

Just to the southeast of Lake Zurich (or 29 miles from Chicago) is the village of Kildeer. Kildeer is a beautiful neighborhood community made of custom homes surrounded by wooded areas, beautiful ponds and lakes, wetlands and natural areas. The village is divided into smaller neighborhoods that create a perfect quiet, close-knit community lifestyle. Kildeer boasts a modest population of 3,938 residents who are a median age of 46.3. The median household income in Kildeer is $154,563, and the median home value is $600,800.

www.villageofkildeer.com | (847) 438-6000

VILLAGE OF Lake Zurich

Just 37 miles northwest of Chicago, located in southwestern Lake County is the village of Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich is a picturesque suburban village that has been named one of the top 100 “Best Places to Raise Your Family” by Frommer’s and one of the “Top 25 Affordable Places to Live in the Country” by U.S. News & World Report. Lake Zurich offers a wealth of amenities, opportunities and services to its residents and guests, including recreational opportunities at the lake that is the village’s namesake. Lake Zurich’s population is 19,923 with a median age of 39.4 years, a median household income of $108,669 and a median home value of $319,300.

www.lakezurich.org | (847) 438-5141

VILLAGE OF Long Grove

The village of Long Grove is located about five miles southeast of Lake Zurich and 35 miles from downtown Chicago. Long Grove is known for its many annual festivals such as the apple, strawberry and chocolate fests. Illinois’ first historic district works diligently to preserve its charming atmosphere and genuine character. The village has a population of 8,086, a median age of 44 years, a median household income of $188,182 and a median home value of $667,600.

www.longgrove.net | (847) 634-9440

VILLAGE OF North Barrington

Bordering Lake Zurich to the northwest is the five-square-mile village of North Barrington. North Barrington includes approximately 1,078 households and two country clubs situated within a few different neighborhoods. North Barrington’s natural setting within the Fox River atmosphere has drawn residents to this beautiful village for nearly 200 years, and life in North Barrington is just as picturesque today as it was then. North Barrington has a population of 3,032, residents are a median age of 49.5, with a median household income of $151,250 and a median home value of $607,400.

www.northbarrington.org | (847) 381-6000

Census data source: American Community Survey 5-year estimates via censusreporter.com


Make Yourself At Home

Lake Zurich Homes and Places to Live:

DEER PARK CROSSING
21599 W. Field Ct.
Deer Park
(847) 380-4357
www.deerparkcrossing.com

LANDINGS OF LAKE ZURICH, THE
25 N. Buesching Rd.
Lake Zurich
(847) 726-2440
www.landings-homes.com

WATERS EDGE APARTMENTS
245 W. Main St., #106
Lake Zurich
(847) 726-7368

Senior living

ARBORIA OF LONG GROVE
2300 IL Rte.53
Long Grove
(847) 383-6737
www.arboriaoflonggrove.com

AZPIRA PLACE OF LAKE ZURICH
795 N. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich
(847) 438-6100
www.Azpira-Place.com

CEDAR LAKE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE
777 Church St.
Lake Zurich
(847) 550-0555
www.cedarlakeassistedliving.com

HARBORCHASE OF LONG GROVE
1190 Old McHenry Rd.
Long Grove
(847) 613-4372
www.hraseniorliving.com

SILVERADO SENIOR LIVING
555 America Ct.
Lake Zurich
(847) 307-6990
www.silveradocare.com

SOLANA DEER PARK SENIOR LIVING, THE
21840 W. Lake Cook Rd.
Deer Park
(847) 388-0608
www.solanadeerpark.com

A home away from home

HAMPTON INN & SUITES
21660 W. Lake Cook Rd.
Deer Park
(847) 726-0500
www.chicagodeerparksuites.hamptoninn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
197 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich
(847) 726-7500
www.hiexpress.com/lakezurichil


Location and Transportation

Location

37 miles northwest of Chicago, within southwestern Lake County

Main Arterial Highways
  • Rand Road (U.S. Highway 12)
  • Main Street (State Highway 22)
Nearby interstate highways

I-90 | I-94 | I-290 | I-294

Regional Airports
  • Chicago Executive Airport
  • Schaumburg Regional Airport
  • Waukegan Regional Airport
Commercial Airports
  • O’Hare International Airport
    (Approximately 26 miles from Lake Zurich)
  • Midway International Airport
    (Approximately 43 miles from Lake Zurich)
Public Transit
  • Metra commuter rail’s Union Pacific Northwest line, located in neighboring Barrington at 201 S. Spring St.
  • Pace Bus Dial-a-Ride
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital HSAT*
  • Catholic Charities Senior Services HSAT*

*Human Service Agencies Transportation services are sponsored or volunteer-based transportation outlets offered through Lake County


Libraries

BARRINGTON AREA LIBRARY

The Barrington Area Library is located at 505 N. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington. Open seven days a week, the recently renovated library offers a museum-quality interactive children’s department, free Wi-Fi, a variety of computers for in-library use, dozens of online research services, plenty of space to work, study, read and relax, along with hundreds of thousands of books, movies, CDs and magazines for checkout. Visitors may enjoy technology and craft workshops, live concerts and theatrical performances, art exhibits, and lectures on a wide variety of topics.

In addition, Barrington Area Library cardholders may reserve public meeting and study rooms; use the MakerLab and digital studios; download free e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines; stream free movies; take free online courses; and use the library’s automated pick-up lockers. Library materials may be returned at the main branch and at dropbox locations around the community. For more information, visit balibrary.org.

ELA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

The Ela Area Public Library District is one of the few libraries in the Chicago area with no overdue fines. Serving residents in Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer and surrounding communities, the award-winning library connects thousands of visitors each year to information, ideas and experiences.

Along with providing educational opportunities, the library is committed to improving lives in the community. The state-of-the-art facility features dynamic, high-tech spaces for adults, children and teens; collaborative work areas; and a makerspace equipped with a 3D printer, scanner, sewing and crafting machines and various electronics and Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutters. There is a drive-up window, a quiet study area with fireplace, two media labs and dedicated spaces for preschoolers, emergent readers and teens.

The library’s mission is to share the joy of discovery. From lending telescopes and fishing poles to GoPro cameras and Wi-Fi hotspots, Ela Library provides many engaging tools for residents to experience something new. Attend a program, see an exhibit or enjoy a book on one of three outdoor patios.

For more information about the library, how to obtain a library card or attend a program, visit www.eapl.org.

FREMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

The Fremont Public Library, located at 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein, strives to Engage the Community, Inspire Creativity and Enrich Minds.

The library exists beyond its four walls by reaching out to the community in a variety of ways. We host concerts at the Tighthead Brewing Company in Mundelein, hand out books to kids participating in the free summer lunch program at the Mundelein parks, provide story times to preschools, and promote books to students in the three school districts we serve.

The library recently updated their technology capabilities by adding two Lulzbot 3D Printers, donated by the Fremont Library Foundation. 3D printing allows patrons the chance to create models, functioning prototypes, visual aids, real world products, educational materials, and art.

The library provides access to an array of online resources to help with research, learning, and information needs. Learn more about gardening, research your genealogy, get ahead in your career, or compare prices for a new car, with the tools you need. Most of these resources can be accessed at home, 24/7, with the use of your Fremont Library card.

Stop in today to explore all the Fremont Public Library has to offer. There’s something for everyone! For more information, visit www.fremontlibrary.org or call (847) 566-8702.

VERNON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

All are welcome at this vibrant library, located at 300 Olde Half Day Rd. in Lincolnshire. With lots of book displays and comfortable seating, the light-filled space resembles an inviting bookstore as much as the full-service library it is. Visitors will find a self-service café, study rooms, a quiet reading room with a fireplace, digital media lab and dedicated areas for tots and teens. In addition to popular books, movies and music, the library’s collection includes materials in world languages such as Russian, Spanish and Chinese. And there are no more late fees.

Vernon Area Public Library cardholders enjoy 24/7 access to e-books and audiobooks, digital magazines, streaming music and instant video for movies and television series.

The library hosts a variety of free classes, workshops and events including early literacy storytimes, book discussions, movie screenings, trivia nights, senior series and an annual TEDx event. Open seven days a week, the library serves residents of Lincolnshire and Prairie View as well as parts of Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills and unincorporated Vernon and Ela townships. Anyone with a card from an Illinois public library may borrow materials. For more information and a calendar of events, visit http://vapld.info.


Education

LAKE ZURICH COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 95

Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 is a high-performing, K-12 school district with nearly 5,700 students. Its well-rounded students, dedicated staff and involved parents are a source of pride. One of the district’s strengths is the many offerings – curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular – available to its students. These opportunities help students to engage in their learning, their schools and to collaborate together.

In elementary school, students begin with art, music and physical education classes as curricular components, and band, orchestra and choir as co-curricular offerings. After-school activities are also available, including LegoLeague Robotics for students in grades 4 through 8.

For middle school students, curricular or co-curricular offerings are available in world language, drama, computers, family and consumer science, applied technology, music, band, orchestra and choir. Athletics, community service opportunities and other clubs are available as extracurricular activities for middle schoolers.

At the high school, there are 15-20 sequenced courses offered across elective departments such as art, applied technology, business, drama, family and consumer sciences, music, world languages, and at the Lake County Technology Campus. There are approximately 40 after-school clubs/activities. In athletics there are 24 sports offered for the current school year, typically at multiple levels. The district has just adopted a new five-year strategic plan and mission to “Empower every learner to achieve personal excellence.”

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

With campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills, Waukegan and online, the College of Lake County has been an integral resource since 1969, helping thousands of Lake County residents realize their dreams of a better life or a new career.

College of Lake County is an accredited, comprehensive community college where students find all the practical prerequisites for their success. The college offers a guaranteed transfer admission program to more than 20 four-year colleges and universities. Students can also study abroad or participate in the honors program, athletics and more than 40 clubs and organizations.

The college provides cultural enrichment through art gallery shows, films, lectures and high-quality performances by both professional entertainers and students.

College of Lake County continues to update its facilities. A new science building opens in 2018 on the Grayslake campus, and major renovations to the A, B and C wings were completed in 2016-17. A new chemistry lab building was added to the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills in 2015. An expansion is also planned for the Lakeshore campus in downtown Waukegan.

For more information, visit www.clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2090. To learn the top 10 extraordinary things about the college, visit www.clcillinois.edu/topten.

ADLAI E. STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL

Since opening in 1965, Stevenson High School has become one of America’s leading high schools. Stevenson is a four-time winner of the United States Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award, and Stevenson can regularly be found in media rankings of the nation’s best high schools.

Stevenson’s motto is “Success for Every Student” and academic excellence is a passionate pursuit. In 2017, Stevenson posted a school-record ACT score of 26.9, and also had 970 students earn Advanced Placement Scholar honors from the College Board.

The school provides not only a challenging academic atmosphere, but also numerous opportunities for growth through co-curricular, service and leadership opportunities. There are more than 130 after-school activities available through sports, clubs and intramurals.

Stevenson serves 15 communities within its 42-square-mile district, and the diversity of families living in the area has changed significantly, particularly within the past 20 years. More than 70 languages are spoken in the homes of Stevenson families.

Students are taught by a talented corps of teachers, with many of them considered by their peers to be among the country’s foremost authorities in their fields. Some of the teaching practices used around the United States can trace their roots to Stevenson High School.

BARRINGTON 220 SCHOOL DISTRICT

Barrington 220 School District educates more than 8,600 students each year in grades pre-K through 12. Located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Barrington 220 encompasses 72 square miles. It covers 12 villages: all of Barrington, Lake Barrington and Tower Lakes; and portions of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Port Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, North Barrington and South Barrington. In addition, District 220 is geographically located in four counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane. Barrington 220 has one high school, two middle schools, eight elementary schools and one early childhood center.

Barrington 220 is ranked No. 4 in the state by Niche.com, named a District of Distinction by District Administration Magazine and considered a top innovative district in the state by Chicago Magazine. Financially, the district has repeatedly received a AAA rating from Standard & Poors and has earned the highest financial rating from the State of Illinois.

DIAMOND LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT 76

In Diamond Lake School District 76, three schools partner as one district to optimize excellence for every child, every day.

All its educational professionals are committed to providing the community with an exemplary educational system that inspires all learners to achieve excellence. Through rigorous academic programs, a comprehensive social-emotional curriculum, innovative technology experiences and extensive enrichment opportunities the district prepares students to be college, career and world ready. ›

In cooperation with the Board of Education members and staff, the district has established the vision statement: “Diamond Lake School District 76: Three schools, one district preparing our children to be lifelong learners, engaged in their community and ready for the world.”

Additionally the district’s goal areas focus on academic, professional, operational and financial excellence with an emphasis on strengthening communications for all stakeholders. These district-wide priorities are the center of its work and inspires the district to always do what is best for students, staff and community.

KILDEER COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT 96

Kildeer Countryside School District 96 serves families living within attendance boundaries in Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Kildeer, Vernon Hills, Hawthorn Woods and Lake Zurich.

Willow Grove Early Learning Center offers full-day kindergarten, four elementary schools serve grades 1-5 and two middle schools serve grades 6-8. District 96 is the largest district sending students to Stevenson High School.

The district is known for strong academics and a focus on improving outcomes for all. In 2017, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Association of School Administrators recognized Superintendent Julie Schmidt as a Superintendent of Distinction and Prairie Elementary was named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. Recently, the district implemented a new schedule at middle schools to increase instructional minutes for core content and include flexible time within core content blocks.

Recognized by Apple as a Distinguished Schools Program for innovation and leadership, the district’s technology is a tool for learning: Every student has daily access. School environments are highly collaborative, with instructional decisions founded on data and best practice.

Administrators and staff share clear understanding of their responsibility – and opportunity – to prepare students to succeed. Their approach reflects the district’s focus: Every child. Every school. Every day.

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH SCHOOL

St. Francis de Sales Parish School serves students in preschool through grade 8. As part of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish, the school is committed to providing an environment that promotes academic excellence and a foundation of faith for all students, teachers, staff and parents.

To enhance spiritual growth, St. Francis de Sales provides opportunities for prayer, reflection, service and liturgy. In addition to academics and faith formation, the school offers students many opportunities in athletics, special programs and clubs as well as ways for parents to become involved.

The school now offers a 3- and 4-year-old preschool schedule. Preschool-aged children will now have the opportunity to attend two, three or five full days or half days.

Schedule a visit to learn about the Catholic faith formation that takes place every day at St. Francis de Sales Parish School. To schedule a tour, call (847) 438-7921. For more information, visit www.stfrancislzschool.org or call the school office at (847) 438-7921.

ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN SCHOOL

St. Matthew Lutheran School & Church has provided quality Christian education to the community since first opening its doors in 1864. Early childhood through elementary education programs provide children with the building blocks for lifelong success. Programs include preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds with flexible scheduling options, kindergarten and kindergarten enrichment program, prekindergarten and first grade. Morning and afternoon extended care program is available for families.

St. Matthew Lutheran School offers a complete curriculum that incorporates all academic skills, as well as the integration of technology to ensure students have a steady command of its use in everyday life. St. Matthew Lutheran School and its faculty of Christian teaching professionals work toward the goals of its charter: “To prepare students to meet the rigorous challenges of the twenty first century academically, spiritually, socially and physically.”

Visit www.stmattschool.net to find information on registration and tuition, as well as view brochures and learn more about education programs. A complete registration kit is also available at the school office at 24480 N. Old McHenry Rd. in Hawthorn Woods. Contact the school office at (847) 438-6103 or email mailto:shepard@stmattsonline.com.


Recreation

VILLAGE OF LAKE ZURICH PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The Village of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation Department enriches the quality of life for the Lake Zurich community through its commitment to maximizing the value of parks and services, environmental stewardship, diversity of uses and recreational opportunities across the complete age spectrum.

The Village of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation Department has 247 acres of park property throughout the village that hosts two beaches, 22 playgrounds, 10 baseball fields, 10 soccer fields, four basketball court locations, six volleyball courts, three tennis court locations, five fishing locations, 12 picnic pavilions, a skate park, sled hill and miles of biking and hiking trails.

The department touched the lives of over 5,000 residents and nonresidents who attended programs and used services in the past year. The department offers services such as shelter rentals and beach passes/daily admittance and an array of programs such day camp, early childhood programs, dance, youth enrichment classes, fitness, youth sports and aquatics. Some new exciting adult offerings that complement existing programming such as guitar, golf, tae kwon do, karate, self-defense and CPR training classes include horseback riding, health and wellness workshops, dog obedience classes and yoga on the beach.

The department also hosts over 45 events annually with over 45,000 in attendance. The top five attended events of last year included July 4 Independence Day Celebration (8,000), Rock the Block (7,500), Miracle on Main Street (2,500), Farmers Market (1,000 average per week) and Craft Beer Festival (1,500).

VILLAGE OF DEER PARK

The Village of Deer Park owns more than 73 acres of parkland and open space. The village offers three community parks, seven neighborhood parks and several natural area and open space lots. The developed parks provide two baseball fields, a softball field, three soccer fields, six tennis courts, six playground, pavilions and several miles of walking and biking trails to residents of the community. Several major parks have been recently improved with ADA-compliant walking paths.

The Vehe Farm includes a soccer field, prairie path, butterfly garden and a restored barn as a community center.

For a list of parks and facilities, visit www.villageofdeerpark.com.›

ELA TOWNSHIP

Ela Township’s 55+ program is dedicated to providing the highest quality recreational, social and supportive services to Ela Township residents age 55 and older. Its goal to foster a warm environment where individuals can explore and enjoy activities and services designed to meet the needs and enrich the lives of the township’s diverse older adult population.

The 55+ program offers a variety of day and evening programming, including health and fitness classes, arts and crafts, games, lunch-and-learns, cuisine clubs, day and long distance trips, discussion groups, guest speakers and special events, such as the annual Holiday Dinner Dance.

The program’s in-house senior resource specialist can answer questions and provide assistance with prescription drug coverage, Medicare and Medicaid, food stamps, transportation, discount programs, meal programs, assisted living and nursing home referrals, counseling and more.

Led by Director Susan Dillon, Ela 55+ operates out of the Ela Community Center at 380 Surryse Rd. in Lake Zurich. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Membership is free to all residents in Ela Township who are age 55 and older. Sign up at the community center to receive the quarterly newsletter. For more information, call (847) 438-9160, email susandillon@ela55plus.com or visit www.elatownship.org/seniors.

HAWTHORN WOODS PARK DEPARTMENT

The Village of hawthorn Woods Park and Recreation Department is responsible for the maintenance, operation, planning and programming of 21 parks including The Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center and five natural open space areas. Residents have access to tennis courts, playgrounds (ADA Accessible) softball and baseball fields, Lacrosse and soccer fields, basketball courts, picnic facilities, in-line skating rink, picnic facilities, park gazebos and pavilions and concession stands many available for rent. The Department provides a number of recreation programs, classes, workshops, activities, camps and senior luncheons throughout the year. The Parks and Recreation Department also supports village wide special events including, outdoor movies in the park, summer concerts in the park, car shows, Winter Carnival, Bark in The Park, Independence Celebration Fireworks and Parade, Holiday Craft Fair and Holiday Tree Lighting activities. All offered at no cost to the public. We invite everyone from toddlers to youth, teens, adults and seniors to come out and experience the joy of nature, physical fitness, play and the stimulation of the mind and spirit. Remember, fun is a renewable resource so enjoy it often.

VILLAGE OF KILDEER RECREATION AREAS

There are two recreation/open space areas in the Village of Kildeer along with the first phase of a regional bike path. An athletic field is located next to the Quentin Collection Shopping Center and it is used for sports activities and outdoor events such as the Village’s 50th anniversary celebration. A five acre Nature Center is behind Village Hall that serves as a non-public habitat where wildlife and plants can thrive undisturbed. The first portion of the Village’s bike path system is in place which will connect the Heron’s Creek Forest Preserve NE of Kildeer to the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve SE of the Village. Kemper Lakes Golf Course, host of the 1989 PGA Championship, is located in the Village. In 2018 Kemper Lakes will again host a major golf tournament, this time it will be the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

VILLAGE OF LONG GROVE PARK DISTRICT

The Long Grove Park District was founded as a conservation organization; it is not a traditional park district. The district’s major site is the 49-acre Reed-Turner Woodland, an Illinois-certified Nature Preserve. It is open dawn to dusk every day and features multiple ecosystems and a high diversity of plant and animal life. It is especially noted for its profusion of spring wildflowers.

Other facilities include Buffalo Creek Park in downtown Long Grove, ball fields, and Long View Meadow, a 57-acre area that attracts migrating waterfowl and other birds. The district holds approximately 400 acres in Long Grove designated for conservation to enhance the open space characteristics of Long Grove. Much of this land is wetland. Preserving it adds to wildlife habitat and helps protect the aquifers that provide Long Grove’s water.

The park district offers a variety of sports, nature, crafts and educational programs for youth and adults. Program listings are available on the district’s website. The Reed-Turner Nature Center hosts the meetings of the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club and the RTW Botanical Artists’ Circle. Both groups welcome members from any area.

The district is a non-taxing entity relying on donations and volunteer help for its operations.

For more information, visit http://lgparks.org.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BARRINGTON PARKS & RECREATION

Residents are able to enjoy events such as Summer Concerts at Eton Park and fests in the fall and winter organized by The Parks Commission of the Village of North Barrington, a volunteered-based entity. For more information on volunteering for any event, or becoming a member of the parks commission, contact the village at info@northbarrington.org.