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Parks & Recreation

Emblematic of Hinsdale's character is the handsome streetscape of downtown and the more than century-old Elms, Maples, and Oaks that canopy its pictorial boulevards and rolling hills. Neighborhood parks are abundant with passive and active open space with natural beauty surrounding residents and visitors alike.

Hinsdale Park and Recreation Department:

The keystone of the Village's park system is the spectacular Katherine Legge Memorial Park (KLM). KLM Park came into existence as an opulent gift, and it endures today as an inimitable resource for the Village. Fifty-two acres of lush topography freckled by towering trees, KLM Park was developed by Alexander Legge, the former President of International Harvester, as a gift for his wife, Katherine. Upon her passing in 1924, Alexander established KLM Park as a place of rest and relaxation for the women employed by International Harvester. Donated to the Village in the 1970s, KLM Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and is open to the public. The American Institute of Architects has recognized KLM Park and Lodge as one of 150 "great" places in Illinois, a setting designed to "enhance our environment and enrich our quality of life."

Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge: