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Recreation and Attractions

Foglia YMCA of Metro Chicago
As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Foglia YMCA is a state-of-the-art facility with a 13,000-square-foot Healthy Lifestyle Center that includes fitness equipment, personal training, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, sports facilities and programming for both kids and adults.

Main Street Sports Center
For sports facilities, youth and adult programs, sports leagues, birthday parties, fitness training and more, the Main Street Sports Center at 143 E. Main St. in Lake Zurich is the place to go. Youth programs include sports such as hockey, dodgeball, basketball, baseball and track and field. Adult classes include pickleball, fitness bootcamp, bocce ball and soccer. For more information, visit mainstreetsportscenter.com or call (847) 438-6960.

Paulus Park

Paulus Park
Lake Zurich’s center of outdoor recreation is Paulus Park, located at 200 S. Rand Road. Many of the town’s annual events and festivals are held at Paulus Park, and family fun and outdoor recreation happens here every day. The park features playgrounds, picnic areas, a beautiful beach on Lake Zurich, a concert stage, ice skating, a sledding hill and athletic fields. Summer camps are also available for kids each summer.

Kits Sports Center
Since October 31, 1998 Kits Sports Center has been a part of Lake Zurich’s Sports and Recreation community. Kits is nestled behind the Ela Library, is very close to downtown and is very accessible to quite a few of the surrounding towns! Since opening, Kits has strived to provide a safe, happy and friendly environment for all of its patrons. We offer programs for every age beginning at three years old! Each year, Kits works harder and harder at providing the community with new programs while continuing to keep those that are established going strong. Kits also offers quite a variety of birthday party options for people of any age that are high energy, active and that provide great memories.

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Kits Indoor Sports Facility consists of two indoor turf fields, two volleyball courts, a basketball court and a smaller-sized turf field for impactful small sided training. We also have a full concession stand located upstairs which conveniently allows parents, siblings and all other guests a place to observe their child’s playing area, have a bite to eat and enjoy free Wi-Fi. Our fields are perfect for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and football while our gym provides a great space for basketball and volleyball.

Beyond just renting the field or signing up for a program, we welcome anyone to come in and take part in open gym and turf when our schedules permit. We have a very convenient online calendar on our website (www.kitssportscenter.com). Kits is also getting back into the fitness world and we are excited to add both youth and adult training to our activities line-up. Our trainers will provide individual, small group or team training for any and all teams that are interested. They will adapt to athletes of all kinds and are able to train for any style of sport. We will also be adding Adult Fitness Classes such as Adult PE Class, Bootcamp, Cardio Aerobics/Dance and more!

We are continuously adding more and more to our facility; please visit our website or give us a call for more information. Don’t forget to sign up for our email mailing list!

George Garner Cyclery
Since 1980, George Garner Cyclery has been helping the residents of Lake Zurich with all of their bicycling needs. George Garner Cyclery, named the “Best All-Around Bike Shop” by Chicago Magazine in 2013 is your one-stop shop for purchasing bicycles and biking accessories, bike repairs and servicing, bike rentals and more.

George Garner Cyclery has been providing exceptional bicycle service since 1947 when it first opened in Southern California. In 1964, the business moved to Illinois, and the Lake Zurich branch was opened in 1980. In its 35 years in Lake Zurich, George Garner has become a staple of the community, not only encouraging and providing an active, outdoor lifestyle to residents, but also supporting community events and organizations whenever possible. “Besides providing best-in-class products and services to the people of Lake Zurich, we have always believed in supporting the community through various school/community group donations, sponsorships, event support and such,” said George Garner, owner of the cyclery. This community involvement includes such events as bike safety and servicing programs for kids at the Ela Area Public Library and The Northbrook Garner Bicycle Club’s Friday Night Race Series.

If you are looking for a new bike, George Garner Cyclery is proud to carry bicycles from Trek, Electra and Mirraco along with all the biking accessories you could need. An expert staff will assist you in picking the perfect bike for your needs and will adjust your bike to provide you with the best fit, and experienced mechanics provide tune-ups and repairs to keep your bike in perfect working order.

George Garner Cyclery is located at 575 Ela Road in Lake Zurich, and has locations in Libertyville and Northbrook as well. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.georgegarnercyclery.com or call (847) 438-9600.

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