Palatine Park District
The Palatine Park District maintains over 40 parks, including the beautiful 195-acre, 18-hole championship Palatine Hills Golf Course with pro shop, clubhouse, and driving range. The Family Aquatic Center features two 180-foot slides, two tot water slides, sand play area, 6-lane lap pool, and a large lawn area. Palatine Horse Stables provide English Riding lessons and boarding. The Community Center has an indoor track, gymnasium, gymnastics facilities, locker rooms, weight room and classrooms. Birchwood Park Recreation Center offers a gymnasium, a 50 meter pool, plus fitness, dance, preschool, and babysitting areas. And, the 15 mile Palatine Trail winds scenically through neighborhood parks, the Palatine Hills Golf Course, Deer Grove Forest Preserve, and Harper College. Cutting Hall is a 430-seat auditorium where Palatine residents enjoy all aspects of theatrical entertainment throughout the year, while the Fred P. Hall Amphitheatre is the summertime venue for outdoor concerts. The Palatine Park District also oversees and operates the George Clayson Historical Museum and Library.
Salt Creek Park District
The Salt Creek Park District offers a variety of recreational services including summer camps, pre-school programs and adult breakways. Boating, fishing, a driving range and nine hole executive golf course, jogging, four sand volleyball courts, a shuffleboard court, horseshoe pits, handicapped accessible playground, and two picnic pavilions are available at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. The Park District also maintains five neighborhood parks for residents’ enjoyment. The Park District publishes its recreation brochure, which includes programs for all ages, three times a year. The Salt Creek Park District serves Palatine residents living north of Northwest Highway, east of Rohlwing Rd., and south of Palatine Road.
Palatine Public Library
Hennen’s American Public Library Rating Index has named the Palatine Public Library among the top five libraries in the nation serving populations between 50,000 and 100,000 people. The Palatine Public Library’s excellent ranking is due in part to the high per capita use of library services by the community. For example, the Youth Department is the busiest among public libraries in the northern suburbs.
The Palatine Public Library has begun a number of exciting initiatives, including the Rand Road Branch, located in the Northeast Community Resource Center. This branch features a full range of library materials including internet access. The Palatine Public Library also offers bookmobile service, which visits many of the large apartment complexes in Northeast Palatine Township and stops at public schools that serve this same population. The bookmobile carries more than 4,000 books in English, Spanish, Russian, and other foreign languages.
The Palatine Township offers many services, including: a senior citizen center with activities and bus transportation; youth programs and services; a food pantry and general assistance; and an assessor’s office offering property tax information and assistance.
Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been incorporated since 1950. The Chamber strives to enhance the business climate through positive promotion of its members and community, and is a strong, effective voice for the business community. Quality business, industrial and residential developments…a unique combination of the old and the new…contribute to Palatine’s economic growth and prosperity. Top-rated schools make Palatine attractive to residents and appealing to businesses looking for quality employees.