Introduction to Hanover Park, Illinois
Hanover Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles SW of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Hanover Park has a population of 38,278.
Hanover Park History
The present day Hanover Park was originally known as Ontarioville. It was first settled in the 19th century. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad entered the village around 1872. Until 1920, the population of Ontarioville was only 250. The area began to develop after the 1920s when Lake Street became one of the major arteries. Ontarioville was incorporated as a village in 1958 and was then renamed Hanover Park.
Hanover Park and nearby Attractions
- Volkening Heritage Farm
- Hoosier Grove Museum
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Cosley Zoo
- Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
Things To Do In Hanover Park
There are 21 parks in Hanover Park that provide a number of recreational facilities. The Ahlstrand Park offers the Seafari Springs Water Park and a swimming pool. Biking, boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve. The other local parks include Tower Park, Edgebrook Park, Oakwood Park, Jensen Park, Nautilus Park, East Harbor Park, and Sunshine Park. You can also enjoy shopping at the Hanover Square Shopping Center.
Hanover Park Transportation
The nearest international airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Hanover Park Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by Wheaton College, William Rainey Harper College, Benedictine University, College of Dupage and Elgin Community College.