The Village of Hawthorn Woods owns and maintains 20 park sites that make-up 180.02 total acres. Your parks are available to you year-round. All Hawthorn Woods parks open at sunrise. Memorial Day through Labor Day, parks close at 8:30 p.m. All other times of the year, parks close at sunset. 

The Hawthorn Woods park system provides a variety of amenities including open spaces, playgrounds, sports fields, walking trails, rental shelters, native plants, beautiful landscapes, and much more. Visit one of our parks to get your dose of nature!

Park Map & List of Amenities (PDF)


Invest your time into your community! We are seeking volunteers to assist us with park beautification projects. Join us on one or both of our upcoming volunteer work days this summer.

Saturday, June 10, 9am-Noon at Community Park
We will be planting trees around the Hawthorn Heritage Museum Trail. 
Sign Up to Volunteer

Saturday, July 8, 9am-Noon at Meadowlark Park and Arboretum 
We will be performing teasel eradication to ensure a healthy habitat.
Sign Up to Volunteer

Please wear a loose long-sleeve top, appropriate footwear, and work/gardening gloves when attending a volunteer work day. For questions, please contact Brian Sullivan at  or (847) 847-3531.