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Letter to our seniors
We at the Parks Department are excited to bring new and exciting events just for the seniors in our community!
The Parks & Rec Dept offers regular programming including fitness classes and games at the Elgin Rec Center.
We know that you aren't "seniors" but rather, active older adults, so we hope this programming reflects that!
We look forward to spending time with you!
The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department
Stay in shape at the Elgin Rec Center!
Monday through Friday, join us from 8:00AM-10:00AM for Wildcat Walkers! During this time you'll be able to utilize the gym exclusively for doing laps in a climate controlled space. When you reach 100miles of laps in the gym, you'll win a free shirt!
We also offer a number of fitness opportunities geared towards our active older adults including:
- Beginner Yoga on Mondays from 9AM - 10AM. This class combines movement, balance and stretching. Participants are welcome to use a chair as necessary.
- Mind, Body & Spirit on Wednesdays from 9AM - 10AM. This class combines movement, stretching and mental focus.
- Senior Aerobics once a week on Fridays from 9AM - 10AM. In this class you'll do a mix of cardio, balance practice and toning exercises.
Pickleball at the Elgin Recreation Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10AM - 12PM | Elgin Recreation Center, 361 N. HWY 95
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the Elgin Recreation Center will set up our portable Pickleball set in the Basketball Gym.
Patrons will be permitted to use the Pickleball Court in 30min intervals if others are waiting to use it. Equipment is available for use at the front desk.
Pickleball is FREE for Elgin Recreation Center Members or $5/Day for Non-Members.
Monday through Friday the Elgin Recreation Center in partnership with Elgin's Drive a Senior Program offer the Senior Coffee Social Club. Grab a free cup of coffee and socialize with other seniors from 8AM-11AM while enjoying the couches and tables in the Elgin Rec Lobby.
Every second Monday of the month, the Elgin Parks and Rec department partners with local partners to bring your Senior BINGO! Join us from 2PM-4PM at the Elgin Recreation Center Studio to try your luck at BINGO.
Game Group meets every Tuesdayof every week in the Elgin Recreation Center Studio from 1PM-4PM to play board games and snack. If you'd like to join in the fun, please bring a complimentary snack to share.
On the fourth Friday of the month, take your gaming to the extreme with Game Day! From 9AM-4PM, our seniors come together for a full day of play; you are encouraged to bring your own snacks.
Yarn Bomb the Park
May 1st, 2022 - May 20th, 2022 | Elgin Memorial Park Bollards
To support the Elgin Arts & Culture event on Saturday, May 21st, Elgin Parks & Recreation invites everyone of all skill levels to Yarn Bomb the Park by decorating the bollards in Elgin Memorial Park. This project is geared towards all ages and creativity levels. Everyone can decorate a bollard to bring brightness and joy to park goers!
2.) Pick a bollard in Elgin Memorial Park, 361 N HWY 95.
3.) Knit, crochet, or weave your family friendly bollard decoration.
4.) Put up your decoration between May 1st and May 20th.
What is "Yarn Bombing"? Yarn bombing is part street art, part graffiti, and part activism, which combines the seemingly “cute” and comforting elements of knitting and crocheting, with the revolutionary and mild civil disobedience of graffiti / “tagging” of public objects, in order to make some sort of artistic statement.