- About Us
Trout Park is located near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Route 25 and stretches west to the Fox River. Originally a trout farm, this site has been home to an amusement park, a botanical garden, and the Trails & Treasures Tea Room. Today, the City of Elgin Parks & Recreation Department continues to maintain the park along with the Friends of Trout Park, a committed group of volunteers who work under the guidance of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and Nature Conservancy of Illinois. The group monitors species, collect and disperse seeds of native wildflowers, grasses, and trees, remove invasive vegetation, maintain trails, and lead wildflower walks for the general public.