top of page

21 Parks & Facilities

Stay up-to-date
with your parK

The Hanover Park Park District has 21 parks and facilities.

Each Park has different features and amenities to enrich your play experience.

check out your local parks

Rental Available
Rental Available

Heritage Park

5400 Arlington Drive West Hanover Park, IL 60133

West Harbor Park

Hanover Park, IL 60133

East Harbor Park

Hanover Park, IL 60133

Edgebrook Park

6970 Edgebrook Drive Hanover Park, IL 60133

Hidden Pond Park

1515 Merrimac Ln South Hanover Park, IL 60133

Ranger Park

7555 Barrington Rd Hanover Park, IL 60133

Sunshine Park

2140 Windward Ln

Hanover Park, IL 60133

Screen Shot 2019-09-06 at 2.43.24 PM.png


Blue-green algae bloom(s) have been spotted at Harbor East and Harbor West. Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are microscopic organisms that naturally occur in Illinois lakes and streams. Please keep kids and pets away from areas with blooms. An inspection and treatment program has been put into effect. Future updates will be posted as treatments and inspection progress.

For more information please visit…/…/algal-bloom/Pages/default.aspx


Community Park Renovations


The Hanover Park Park District Community Center is about to undergo an exciting renovation plan for its community park. This expansive park will be revamped with a new 8-foot wide walking/biking trail, a full-court basketball court, and a fitness equipment installation. Additionally, visitors can sit under a brand-new shelter equipped with picnic tables overlooking a pond that has been carefully landscaped with native plantings and informative interpretive signage. 


To make this park even more family-friendly, there will also be a sizable playground area complete with swings, game tables, and other fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy. For those looking to relax in nature or catch some fish, there will also be a new fishing dock. To top it off, benches have been placed throughout the entire park for visitors to take in the beauty of their surroundings. 


This renovation plan aims to provide safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for everyone that visits the Hanover Park Park District Community Center.

2023_03_06-Community Park Master Plan.jpg
Screenshot 2024-05-03 at 12.52.45 PM.png

The Hanover Park Park District is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program. This grant will help fund the construction of the new Discovery Park Playground, a project voted on by the community in 2022. The new playground is part of a larger effort by the state to create more recreational opportunities for communities throughout Illinois. 


The grant represents one of 118 recipients of OSLAD funding across the state and is among the largest grants ever awarded through this 36-year-old program. Governor JB Pritzker praised the program’s success in helping to fund projects that promote outdoor recreation and “will provide access to nature and green space for families all across our state”.


The new Hanover Park playground, expected to be completed within two years, will feature interactive play elements intended to stimulate physical activity while teaching kids about nature through exploration and discovery. The design includes plenty of natural materials, as well as different levels of terrain for climbing and jumping. There are also plans for plenty of green spaces surrounding the playground for families to enjoy. 


Construction on Discovery Park Playground is expected to begin next year, with completion anticipated within two years' time. The local community can look forward to enjoying a safe and stimulating outdoor recreational experience at their doorstep very soon!

Discovery Park Survey Email Blast 2022-03.jpg
Discovery Park Master plan.jpg

The Hanover Park community is thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of Discovery Park, a new playground that will be home to a wide range of outdoor activities and amenities. The Master Plan for Discovery Park is a comprehensive design that covers everything from play structures to landscaping and more. It's sure to be a hit with the local kids! 

At Discovery Park, they'll find plenty of fun activities. The centerpiece of the park is an engineered wood fiber surfaced playground that offers up exciting slides, swings, monkey bars, and more. There's also a splash pad where kids can cool off on hot summer days as well as a game area with baggo game and pink pong tables for some friendly competition. For some tranquility, visitors can relax in the shelter featuring picnic tables or take in some music at the Music Garden. 

Of course, there are plenty of other features too! Sports fans will enjoy the full basketball court while nature lovers can explore the picturesque loop trail lined by trees providing ample shade. Plus, there’s even a challenge course that tests physical abilities while still being safe and fun. 

In short: Hanover Park’s Discovery Park promises to be an amazing place filled with recreational opportunities for all ages!





Be a steward of your community by taking part in our program to help beautify the parks of Hanover Park.  We at the Hanover Park Park District are making great improvements to our park system to create safer, healthier, and fun environments for everyone to enjoy.  But we need your help!


This is a great opportunity to get you and or your group involved in the community in a positive and lasting way.  So make the commitment and make your mark on your park! It's as simple as adopting an available park of your choosing and donating your time to one of the following opportunities.


  • Planting Native Vegetation

  • Weeding & Raking Playgrounds

  • Trash Pickup & General Park Cleanup

  • Graffiti Cleanup

  • Visual Site Monitoring


For more information, please contact Steve Bessette, Superintendent of Parks & Planning at 630-837-2468 ext. or via email at


Together we can create change for the future!

The Hanover Park Park District’s parks and trails are great places for people of all ages to relax and recreate. As you know, these areas stay beautiful only with a continuous effort on everyone’s part. 


When using a park, please put trash in its place. If you come upon discarded trash, please help by putting it in a trash container.


Throughout the year, the Parks Department can only employ up to a handful of individuals who maintain the park sites. Volunteer help from our residents and visitors alike is always welcomed.


Parks are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, unless otherwise posted. It takes everyone working together to beautify the parks and improve the quality of our environment. Thank you for loving your park.



bottom of page