On September 21, 1945, Cook County Clerk Edmund K. Jarecki signed a decree codifying the official formation of Palatine Park District. In the ensuing 75 years, the vision of Palatine Park District took shape thanks to the dedication and teamwork between Park District Commissioners and District staff.
Through multiple agency partnerships, Palatine Park District has been able to acquire over 500 acres of land which today includes 45 parks, 9 industry leading recreation facilities, and 3 aquatic centers. Additionally, Palatine Park District staff have provided thousands of programs and served generations of residents and visitors.
Palatine Park District is excited to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with you, our Palatine residents! As September marks the District’s inception, learn more below about the variety of celebratory activities we will be offering this month.
Then & Now Photo Submissions
September 1-21, 2020
Palatine Park District needs your help! We are collecting photos from community members to help celebrate our 75 years of service. Whether you took a gymnastics class 20 years ago or have been apart of our Turkey Trot tradition – we want to see your photos. These photos will be used in a slideshow that will premiere on the District’s social media accounts on Saturday, September 26.Learn More & Participate
Feet Fest Challenge
September 7-21, 2020
We may not be able to race together, but you can still participate in our Feet Fest Challenge! This challenge will showcase some of the wonderful outdoor amenities the Palatine Park District has to offer. Participants will earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a projector and screen ($500 value). Complete any one of the three routes below to earn one raffle ticket. Complete all three routes and receive a bonus raffle ticket for a total of four chances to win.Learn More & Participate
September 26, 2020 • 10:00am-1:00pm
Celebrate 75 years of the Palatine Park District by exploring some of our parks, facilities, and a few hidden treasures. Participants will be challenged to complete challenges and solve a few clues along the way. Finishers will earn a prize pack featuring a $10 Palatine Park District Gift Card, color changing cups, and more!Learn More & Participate
September 26, 2020 • 4:00pm
Celebrate 75 years of the Palatine Park District and party with your quarantine circle! We’ll provide the live entertainment through our YouTube channel. Our headlining band, Soda, will give you exactly what you need to get your Patio Party started. As one of Chicago’s most-beloved bands, you’ll find that Soda has one of the most diverse playlists around.
What You Can Expect to Hear:
Dave Mathews Band
Simon & Garfunkel
Zac Brown Band
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Walk the Moon
…and many more!