Parks and Recreation
Because Hanover Park’s boundaries are in four townships, the Village’s residents have access to three park districts: Hanover Park Park District, Schaumburg Park District and Bartlett Park District.
The Hanover Park Park District maintains Village bike paths and 21 park sites, encompassing 180 acres. Park District facilities include 10 outdoor tennis courts, four racquetball courts, two swimming pools, four football fields, four recreation buildings, three outdoor ice rinks, 14 softball fields, eight soccer fields, 12 basketball courts and 19 picnic areas.
The Community Center houses a large gym, dance and gymnastics studios, activity rooms and the Centre Court Athletic Club. Fitness classes are held in a state-of-the-art aerobics studio, and a nursery service is available for children of parents enrolled in Park District activities.
Thousands of acres of forest preserve in the immediate area provide outdoor recreation opportunities and attractions — including bird refuges, natural wildlife areas, horseback trails, boating areas, and bike trails linking the Prairie Path on the south to Busse Woods on the north.
Mallard Lake Forest Preserve
The south side of Hanover Park is surrounded by a large portion of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Located just east of County Farm Road, Mallard Lake Forest Preserve offers fishing piers, a reservable shelter, a dog exercise area, parking and a bike path. There are great wildlife observation opportunities at Mallard Lake, and bird watchers have spotted meadowlarks, great-horned owls, red-tailed hawks and kestrels.
Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve
Hawk Hollow is comprised of 1,166 largely undeveloped acres, and offers great views of the West Branch of the DuPage River Valley — which meanders through Hawk Hollow from north to south. The preserve is home to 530 plant species and 132 different animal species, including several that are endangered or threatened.