Recreation In and Around Huntley
The Village of Huntley and its neighboring communities offers tons of enjoyable recreational opportunities for visitors and residents of all ages. You can find an impressive selection of picturesque parks, first-class facilities, and other family-friendly venues perfect for a wide range of activities.
In case you’re planning to spend some quality time with friends or family, here are some places you should definitely check out:
Located a few minutes away from downtown Huntley, Deicke Park is Huntley’s largest park as well as the venue for a wide variety of community events. The sprawling park features a playground, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, picnic areas, and several park district offices. It’s also home to major recreational venues such as:
- The Betsey Warrington Park, an extension of the park which was originally used as a farmland. The original farmstead is open to the public for both historical and recreational purposes.
- The Community Recreational Center, which features a fitness center, a gym, a mess hall, classrooms for workshops or lectures, and the Cosman Cultural Arts Center, a large theater/auditorium.
- The Stingray Bay Aquatic Center, a fun water park with water slides, sand areas, competition swim lanes, a café and snack bar, patios, and child-friendly water features.
Pinecrest Golf Club
Opened in 1972, the Pinecrest Golf Club is an outstanding 18-hole course that encompasses over 130 acres. The course is officially managed by the Huntley Park District, which assumed management of operations in June of 2003.
Pinecrest offers an enjoyable golfing experience for players of all skill levels. The scenic course features well-maintained greens, rolling fairways, soaring trees, serene lakes, and 63 strategically placed sand bunkers.
For golfers looking to perfect their stroke, Pinecrest also has a driving range, which is open daily.
Tomaso Sports Park
Tomaso Sports Park serves as the venue for several sports competitions, particularly during the months of April to October. Located in the Talamore neighborhood, the 38-acre recreational facility features seven soccer/football fields, lighted ball fields, a multi-purpose path, and a plaza area. Different sports enrichment programs are also held at the park throughout the year for residents of all ages.
Tomaso Sports Park is named in honor of Carl Tomaso, the former Huntley Village Manager who passed away in 2008. “Coach” Tomaso was a beloved figure to many Huntley residents, and was very passionate about sports.
Other parks in Huntley
If you’re searching for more great outdoor destinations where you can relax and take in the beauty of the outdoors, Huntley has several small to medium-sized parks perfect for many different outdoor activities. Many of these parks are equipped with features that include ball fields, basketball or tennis courts, picnic areas, large grassy fields, playgrounds, and more.
Some of the neighborhood parks in Huntley include:
- Ol’ Timer’s Park
- Marvin A. Weiss Park
- Kiley Park
- Tures Park
Whether you’re going for a quick morning jog, a friendly game with friends, or a relaxing picnic under the trees, these parks are sure to see as the perfect venue for whatever activity you have in mind.