Park District

The Hanover Township Park District, located at 800 Fillmore St. (old Hanover High School), was formed and funded by a popular referendum in April 2003 after many years of organization and volunteer work. Among their first actions was to purchase the former Hanover School vacated that summer by the River Ridge School District.

In addition to ongoing programming, rooms are available for daily or long-term rental by the public. The Park District operates a Fitness Center that you can use during business hours or join on a monthly basis for unlimited access. Send questions and comments to  You may also call the Park District office at 815-591-3622.




Park District Board Members:

Nellie Bainbridge, Monica Gilmore, Peggy Kemp, Kristy Wolter, Kathy Gable, Budd Berg, Maggie Richmond. (meet 2nd Thurs. ea. mth.)

Volunteer Staff:

Budd Berg, Elouise Bonar, Nellie Bainbridge (Maintenance & upkeep), and All Park District Board members are volunteer also.

Park District Classes & Programs

Martial Arts Classes for Kids…1st grade – 5th grades…beginning Tues, April 1, 2014.  Classes are FREE and being taught by Pastor Park.  For more info contact Kathy Gable at 815-591-8020 or email her at

Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bake Sale fundraiser.   This year’s date is April 19, 2014 with the bake sale beginning at 9 am & the Egg Hunt at 11 am !

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance classes begin April 28, 2014.  Classes will be held weekly from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Cost is $30/6 week session.  To register, send an email to or visit  Instructor is Sequoia Sol.

Party/Banquet rooms available for rent for any occassion.

G.E.A.R. Program during winter months.

Hanover Youth Soccer Program @ end of School year.   The Park District Commissioners are looking for someone to take over running the Youth Soccer Program.  Anyone interested please contact the Park District at 815-591-3622.

Beginning November 8, 2012, Yoga classes every Thursday offered by Michelle Cahill.  All levels welcome.  FIRST CLASS FREE!  $5 per class after that.  Classes are from 10am – 11:15am.  Use door on right, go up the stairs to the old library.  For more information visit us at:

The Hanover Park District now has “YARD SALE” signs available for use by any Hanover resident.  The signs can be borrowed from the Park District and then must be returned afterwards. 

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE  – Beginning June 4th, 2013:

Hanover Township Park District will begin the 2013 Adult Basketball League on Tuesday June 4th.  Games every Tuesday until October (possibly longer or year-round if enough interest).  Register anytime as a team or individual player.  Game start times:  6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm.  Team size is  4 to 8 players.  Cost is $20  per player, must be 16 years of age.  Games played in two – 20 minute halves/standard basketball rules apply. Contact Scott Honerbaum for more information at  815-291-2496 or the Park District at 815-591-3622.

For any additional information on above programs, please call the Park District at 815-591-3622.

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