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Welcome to the Parks and Recreation facility and park locator website. Did you know that Elgin has 75 parks and 10 recreation facilities? This website will help you to locate each of them, learn about their features and see pictures of them. To learn how this website works, start with the Feature Overview button. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please send us an email to parksandrec@cityofelgin.org.

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Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Documents

Hawthorne Hill Trail Map

Other Link Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Webpage

Features

  1. Banquet/Meeting Room
  2. Fishing Area or Pier
  3. Interactive Children's Play Area
  4. Nature Center
  5. Nature/Multi-Use Trails
  6. Paths-Hard Surface Asphalt
  7. Public Restrooms
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy rich fall colors, snow-frosted trees, spring wildflowers, summer amphibians, and an ever changing host of birds near the pond, in the woods, or even from the comfort of the nature center. The 67-acre natural area that flanks both sides of Brookside Drive has a wheelchair accessible trail that leads to the pond and sedge meadow as well as wide, wood-chipped trails to access other areas. Please bring your family and friends. We have games and activities for children and families to enjoy together. The pond is a great place to teach your children to fish, or to just appreciate the natural beauty.