Parks & Facilities

McHenry Township Parks

McHenry Township Parks Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of our buildings and the outdoor areas. Their goal is to manage and protect the quality of the environment that provides space for a wide variety of leisure recreations that enhance the lives of our residents.

The past year the township has been going through park and building renovations and maintenance projects throughout McHenry Township’s campus! Upgrades, Improvements and repairs are being implemented on a continuing basis and will continue on portions of our campus as we accomplish various upgrades and updates.

McHenry Township Park
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Albert A. Adams Park

  • Athletic fields – Baseball, Soccer, Football
  • Bocce Ball courts
  • Corn hole courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Sledding Hills
  • Warming Shelter
  • 2 – Playgrounds
  • Picnic shelters
  • Town Hal Rental
  • Whispering Hills Rental
  • Recreation Center Rental

Lake Street Park

  • Fishing
  • Playground

Fox Lake Road

  • Fishing
  • Playground

McHenry Township Facilities

McHenry Township residents are welcome to utilize the year-round rental opportunities available at our three community buildings: McHenry Town Hall, Whispering Hills Community Center, and McHenry Township Recreation Center. Host your entertainment at one of our facilities by reserving space for your family, organization or company event.

Each facility is available for use by both township residents and non-residents.

Stop in or call the Township at 815-385-5605 for availability information.

Rental Fees & Deposits

  • When making deposits and paying rental fees, we only accept personal checks no later than two weeks prior to the date of the event.
  • The Township does not accept credit card payment.
  • Rental fees are due before the event takes place.
  • Deposits will be returned after the event via mail (check).
  • Host Liquor Liability insurance will be needed if you are planning to serve alcohol at the event.

Scheduling Events

  • Call the Township offices at 815-385-5605 Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to check if the dates you are looking at are available.
  • Rental Agreements must be filled out and brought into the Township Hall or faxed to 815-385-5671 and the deposits must be received in full at the Township offices before reservations can be made. (We cannot hold dates any longer.)

Key Pick Up and Drop Off

  • You may pick up your key the day of or before the event (Friday for Saturday & Sunday event dates).
  • Keys are due back to the township the day following the event (Monday for Sunday & Saturday events). For your convenience, keys may be placed in the drop box outside our facility.

Other rules and regulations are described in the Rental Agreement available at the front desk of our office or download a copy from the above links.

McHenry Township Hall

Room Size: 58' x 58'
Seating Capacity: 200

McHenry Township Hall is available for private parties and not-for-profit group functions. Town Hall, located at 3703 North Richmond Road, is an excellent facility for weddings and large weekend events.

The Township Hall accommodates a maximum of 200 diners. Chairs and tables are available for your use, a catering kitchen, two coat rooms and a portable bar when you rent this facility.

Alcohol may be served (not sold).

McHenry Township Hall

Whispering Hills Community Center Hall

Room Size: 23' x 54'
Seating Capacity: 80

The Township’s Community Center, located at 4708 Jeffrey Street in Johnsburg (on the northeast corner of Oeffling and Jeffery Street), is ideal for  a small wedding, a baby shower, an anniversary party or a family gathering.

This community hall can accommodate a maximum of 80 persons. It has a full kitchen, bathrooms and parking for fifty vehicles.

Whispering Hills Community Center Hall

The rental includes tables, chairs and the use of the kitchen appliances. Alcohol may be served (not sold) with a host liquor liability insurance form naming the Township and its officials as additional insured.

McHenry Township Recreation Center

Our recreation center building, located at 3519 North Richmond Road (west of the intersection of Route 31 and Johnsburg Road), is home to: the McHenry Township Senior Center; Catholic Charities Senior Nutrition Program; and offices of Senior Services Associates of McHenry County.

There are two separate sides in the Recreation Center (West Side and Senior Side) that are for meetings only. It is the meeting place for many community organizations such as local scout troops and the Johnsburg VFW.

The Center is obtainable for meetings of township not-for-profit groups at no charge during the week. Alcohol is not allowed under any circumstances in this facility. This facility is not rented for parties.

Contact the McHenry Township office at 815-385-5605 for additional information.

McHenry Township Recreation Center