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updated: 8/2/2014 6:51 PM

Hoffman Estates Park District turns 50

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  • Front to back, Chauncey Broussard, 13, Semin Muminovic, 14, and Joshua Lopez, 12, all of Hoffman Estates participate in a tug-of-war Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates.

       Front to back, Chauncey Broussard, 13, Semin Muminovic, 14, and Joshua Lopez, 12, all of Hoffman Estates participate in a tug-of-war Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Shelby Walsh, 6, of Gilberts, whose parents live in Hoffman Estates, rides a pony Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates.

       Shelby Walsh, 6, of Gilberts, whose parents live in Hoffman Estates, rides a pony Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Kiya Chesak, 4, of Algonquin, has her face painted Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates. Her mom works for the Hoffman Estates Park District.

       Kiya Chesak, 4, of Algonquin, has her face painted Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates. Her mom works for the Hoffman Estates Park District.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Nabeel Rasheed of the Northern Illinois Raptor Center holds a red-tail hawk Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates.

       Nabeel Rasheed of the Northern Illinois Raptor Center holds a red-tail hawk Saturday during the Party in the Park at Highpoint Park in Hoffman Estates.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The Hoffman Estates Park District threw a Party in the Park Saturday evening to celebrate the successes in the district's first half century.

The event ran from 4 to 10 p.m. at Highpoint Park, 1704 Glen Lake Road. It included food and entertainment, games and crafts for kids, music and dancing. The band Exit 147 was scheduled to play a rock 'n' roll-based journey through the park district's 50-year history later in the evening.

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