Local Scene

If you are visitor, Arlington Heights is a place you'll always want to return to, if you live here it's a special place with its own style and energy that you want to embrace and explore.

Downtown Arlington Heights

Our Downtown's sense of place is defined by its distinctive architecture that gives a nod to Arlington Heights' rich history that dates back to the 1800s. While it reflects yesteryear, the design and architecture of our Downtown also plants you firmly in a place of much excitement, cultural activity, dining excursions - all while giving you a sense of a welcoming small town neighborhood.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

When you visit the library, it is clear to see why it has consistently received the top five-star rating from the Library Journal's national rating program. It's much more than a collection of books beautifully displayed. Our library has a personality all its own with an impressive calendar of activities, workshops, classes and programs. It's a must-see destination!

Arlington Heights Park District

One of the most popular services utilized by a community is open space. Park space provides wonderful places for children to play, athletic facilities for sports teams, spaces for bicyclists and runners, and gathering places for families.

Be enriched, and choose a fun activity or event from the amazing abundance of choices offered through the Park District.  Your special memory awaits! 

Visit one of many large parks, pocket parks, playing fields, Lake Arlington, tennis courts and club, dog park, or golf courses. Try out a fun program or class at one of their several facilities offering unique programs.  The Park District is also a participating agency at our Senior Center where a list of programs and classes are offered.

Take a sneak peek of their offerings on their parks map!