Parks

Parks, Facilities & Trails


Elgin is a city with a vision. We venture to improve the community's quality of life by providing parks and recreation activities. Through Elgin's historic charm, creative culture and special happenings, we are perfectly situated to serve our community. 

Our department houses 6 parks, a recreation center, municipal pool and a community center. Each of our parks offer a wide variety of amenities for leisure, sports, gatherings and even classes. From birthday parties to business meetings, our facilities are also available for rent to the public. To find out more about rentals, click the links on the left to find the perfect spot for your next gathering. 

The Parks and Recreation Department has developed a Parks Master Plan as well as a Trails Master Plan. These documents can be found on the right hand side of this page. As part of the new mixed use zoning for Historic Downtown Elgin, a Central Park Plan has also been adopted.

Below are the Central Park Plan, Parks Master Plan and Trails Plan maps. 
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Central Park Master Plan

Central Park Master Plan
Shenandoah Trail Map