Schaumburg's got parks, sports & FUN!

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Schaumburg maintains more than 1,100 acres across 100 parks, including nearly 300 acres of preserved natural areas throughout it's park district.

The Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, is a prairie wild life preserve and an indoor and outdoor museum. This is the place to rent snow shoes & take them for a spin if you've never tried them. Bison Bluff is a nature playground also located on the grounds.


Also nearby is the Heritage Farm which is a fully operational farm right out of the 1880's. Kids are gonna love it! Horses, pigs, chickens are here for interaction.



(video from WGN-9).  The Park District also operates four community recreation centers, including the Water Works Oasis, a spectacular indoor pool facility.  The Sport Center which has indoor baseball, soccer fields and basketball courts is truly phenomenal.  Golf courses, racquetball courts, summer boat rentals, and three outdoor swimming pools also are under the district's jurisdiction.

schaumburg  park districtWe get pretty 'artsy' at the Prairie Arts Festival - An annual 2-day juried arts show and sale, featuring the work of more than 150 artists which is held during the Memorial Day Weekend.  Septemberfest is held on Labor Day weekend with fireworks, the arts festival, carnival rides and parade.

Into cycling? We're known for our Bike Paths & Routes - Schaumburg is known for it's extensive system of 85 miles of bike paths, many extending through parks and connecting public and historic locations. Many of the paths are also connected to bike paths in adjacent towns & forest preserves.  Bike Map

schaumburg dog park

Not only you need exercise! How about taking the dog to the Dog Park? Bring your dogs to get off leash exercise, play and socialize with other dogs. There is a sandy beach surrounding the pond & a boat dock that the dogs will love to jump off. A gazebo where you can have lunch & take a rest. An annual pooch permit allows you and your canine companion to enjoy this great facility.


Town Square is located within the Olde Schaumburg Centre Historic District serving as the village's official "downtown". Town Square is also home to the second largest public library in Illinois: The Schaumburg Township District Library. The library, along with the Trickster Art Gallery and Farmers Market, are regional destinations for cultural programs and resources, which amounts to over 1 million visitors per year.

I'm exhausted over all the great things that you can do in Schaumburg & I didn't even mention all the shopping! And all the eating!

Thinking now of moving to Schaumburg? I be happy to help you & tell you all the in's and out's. 


Anthenaeum Park


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  Lyn Sims    Schaumburg IL Area    Northwest Chicago Suburbs  ●  (847)962-7104

Comments (15)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Friday Lynand thanks for the information of things to do in the Schaumburg area.  Make it a great weekend.

Apr 09, 2021 11:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That looks like a great park visit.  I would love to try snowshoes.  And how wonderful to have an off leash dog park.  A

Apr 09, 2021 01:47 PM
Lyn Sims

I keep forgetting to try it myself every winter.

Apr 10, 2021 05:51 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's a lot of activities for people in Schaumburg and surrounding towns to enjoy.  1100 acres of recreation is a lot of land

Apr 09, 2021 05:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lyn- Schaumburg has provided a lot of space for parks, walking paths, sports and educational activities for the community. I'm so happy to see dog parks in the mix!!!  Thank you for participating in the April Challenge. 

Apr 09, 2021 07:21 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lyn - beyond its general location and some other random information, I didn't realize Schaumburg Illinois had such a large number of parks.  

Apr 10, 2021 05:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lyn... no lack of things to do in Schaumburg... I had no idea... so enjoyed reading about them.

Apr 10, 2021 05:23 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Schaumburg looks and sounds like such a beautiful place to call home, it certainly has a lot to offer!

Apr 10, 2021 05:25 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Lyn,  Thanks for sharing the information on all the village of Schaumburg has to offer.  Wow, so many recreational things to do.

Apr 10, 2021 05:03 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'd love to do all those things and go out and have some outdoor fun what's this whole thing is over. :

Apr 10, 2021 07:20 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lyn:

Schaumburg certainly has an impressive array and volume of parks. What a great overview for those who might not even be aware, or who may be considering a move there (and of course get in touch with you!).


Apr 15, 2021 01:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I know why you love where you live so much now, Lyn! Great information on Schaumburg. I personally love the off-leash dog park by the water. How wonderful is that?!

Apr 25, 2021 11:40 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic post about local Shgaumburg's parks and activities. Would enjoy experiencing the Heritage Farm, Lyn, especially the history behind it and the animals, of course! 

Apr 27, 2021 10:31 AM
Lyn Sims

I remember one year I sponsored Pig Races there & it was so much fun.

Apr 28, 2021 07:00 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376


How did I miss this? Wow, this is amazing and looks like so much fun. I would love to go to the Art show.


Thank you for your entry in the April Active Rain Challenge 

Apr 28, 2021 12:16 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lyn Sims - Oh, how I wish this place existed (or if it did, I knew about it) when my kids were young when I lived in Lake County. They did an excellent job on utilizing the Praire theme to get back to the roots of the community. I hope many people come to enjoy and learn to appreciate nature. 

May 03, 2021 07:51 AM