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Effective Friday, November 20, Salt Creek Park District will institute several modifications and changes to park and recreation programs, events and activities in accordance with State of Illinois’ Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation plan.  Below are updates on program offerings, facilities and rentals.

  • Group Fitness Classes will be changed to Virtual classes.
  • Some special events have been cancelled or changed to virtual events.
  • Outdoor group activities limited to 10 persons or less, participants/guests must wear face coverings at all times.

Board of Commissioner Seat Opening (6 year term) Resident candidates considering running may pick up an election packet from Rose Park Office at 530 South Williams Ave. Election date is April 6th, 2021.  Filing of nomination papers begins December 14th, 2020 at 8:30am.  The last day to file nomination papers is December 21st, 2020 at 5:00pm.

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Special Events


You are provided with paint, brushes, easels, canvas and an art instructor to teach you step by step on how to create a beautiful work of art. Please wear a paint shirt with short sleeves. For more information contact Ashley at

Food & beverage will be available for purchase through RoccoVino’s during this event.

Sponsored by Smiling Shamrock
Pre-registration is required. *Indicates All ages welcome.

105326-06 F 2/26 6:30PM-8:30PM $25 St. Patrick’s Day Fabric Wreath
105326-07* F 3/19 6:30PM-8:30PM $60 Barn Window
105326-08 F 4/16 6:30PM-8:30PM $18/$24 Cartoon of your Cat or Dog


Now hosting interactive VIRTUAL trivia game night! Come on and challenge your brain with some fun questions! We will be hosting the event through Zoom and the Kahoot app!  We will have some holiday themed questions for the whole family.  Everyone must pre-register for the event by December 10.  Trivia night will be held on Friday, December11th from 6:00-7:30pm.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 families.

Friday, December 11th
Fee: $10/per family up to 5 people  (Please only register one person per household)

Code Day Date Time Fee
205600-10 F 12/11 6:00-7:30pm $10/family (up to 5 people)



Surprise your kids with a personalized live video from the big man himself! Have your child/ren visit with Santa in a fun, but safe way. Register today for one of our designated timeslots and receive a 5 minute personalized live video with Santa Claus!  Parents will need to provide some details about your child’s wish list, activities, etc when they register.  Santa will send you a zoom link and your child/ren will be able to talk with & see Santa.  Siblings will meet together at the same time on the video call.  Pre-registration is required! Register early, limited spots available.

Fee: $10 / family  (Please only register one person per household)

Ages: 10 years & under

Santa Questionnaire

Please print out the Santa Questionnaire (above) for each child in your household and email to Victoria Perez at

Code Day Date Time Session
105225-03 Su 12/13 10:00-12:00pm 5 minute timeslot (assigned)



Elf your friends, neighbors or your own family with a surprise at home candy cane hunt! One of Santa’s elf’s will hide two dozen candy canes and a few extra mini candy canes in your front yard and leave a “You’ve Been Elfed” sign on the front door.  Must be a Salt Creek Resident or live in Palatine.

Elfing will take place Monday, December 14 or Tuesday, December 15 between 3:00 – 6:00 pm.  Pre-registration is required!

Then you will have 24 hours to spread the holiday cheer to a family member or neighbor!  Please leave the sign in your yard or in your window so neighbors know you have already been elfed!

Code Day Date Time Fee
105225-04 M & Tu 12/14 & 12/15 3:00-6:00pm $12 per house


Register to receive your very own stocking filled with Christmas surprises from Santa Claus! Stockings will include: a plush toy, craft kit, make your own ornament, cookie recipe with attached Christmas cookie cutter, coloring book,  and other fun activities that will keep your child busy over winter break.  Registration Deadline is Friday, December 11.  $15/Stocking

Stocking Pickup:  Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Ave., Palatine
December 17 & 18 between 8:30am-5:00pm.

Code Day Date Time Fee
105225-05 Th & F 12/17 & 12/18 8:30am-5:00pm $15 per stocking


Salt Creek Residents, decorate the outside of your home from top to bottom to with Holiday Cheer and enter our Holiday Light and Decoration Contest!  Winners will receive bragging rights, a ‘winner’ yard sign and a gift card!

1) You must consent to us posting a picture of your decorated home on our Facebook Page.
2) All designs must be family friendly.
3) All registrations must be received by December 16th.
4) You may use holiday lights, decorations and music.
5) Must pre-register for this contest. $5/per home.

Judging will take place on Friday, December 17 between 5:00-7:00pm.  

Winners will be announced on December 18st!

Code Day Date Time Fee
105310 Th 12/17 5:00-7:00pm $5 per house


Santa will greet you and your family from the safety of your car with a Ho Ho Ho and a special treat! Show Santa some love and bring him a letter or decorate your car. This is a drive thru event. You must pre-register for your time slot.  Up to 7 people per car.

Location: Twin Lakes

Code Day Date Time Fee
105216 Sa 12/19 10:00am-11:30am $10 per car


Snow or no snow, bring the family out to enjoy a day of winter fun at Twin Lakes.  The Free Spirit Sled Demo Team will be performing sled demonstrations and have huskies to meet and greet. Snow shoe demonstrations presented by L.L. Bean.  Bring your own ice skates (weather dependent).  Winter-themed food and drink will be available for purchase.  Be sure to dress warm, as this is mainly an outdoor event.  Please see check-in table to receive your event wristbands.  Pre-registration is required.  Two time slots available.

Location: Twin Lakes

Fee: $7R/$9NR

Code Day Date Time Fee
105300-01 Sa 1/23 12:00-1:30pm $7R/$9NR
105300-02 Sa 1/23 1:30-3:00pm $7R/$9NR

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