volkening lake schaumburg

Volkening Lake

900 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg · 847/884-9873

Whether it's walking, fishing, picnicking, boating or simply sitting and enjoying the beautiful scenery, Volkening Lake has something for everyone. Located next to the Schaumburg Police Station and Firehouse on Schaumburg Road, the lake is an ideal location for a fun family afternoon. The boat dock has both canoes and paddle boats available. Concessions are available and include soft drinks, popcorn and candy.

Volkening Lake also offers Paddle Boat Parties for children ages 6 to 12 from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Tribute Park is located at Volkening Lake. Pathway stones are available for purchase at the memorial park.

Hours of Operation 

Regular Hours:
May 30-Aug. 26 
     Monday-Friday    1-8 p.m.
     Saturday & Sunday    Noon-7 p.m.
School Hours:  
May 27-31, June 3-6, Aug. 26-30
     Monday-Friday    3-8 p.m. 
     Saturday & Sunday    Noon-7 p.m.
Special Hours     
     May 27, July 4, Sept. 2    1-6 p.m. 

Boat Rental Fees

All rental fees include life jackets.

Canoes & Paddles:

  • Family Pool Passholder: Free*
  • Non-Family Pool Passholder: $10/hour or $5/half hour

Paddle Boats:

  • Family Pool Passholder: Free*
  • Non-Family Pool Passholder: $10/hour or $5/half hour

*Must have Volkening Lake Pass. 

Rules and Regulations

  1. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult to use canoes or paddle boats.
  2. Life jackets must be worn at all times in a canoe or paddle boat.
  3. Tipping of canoes, water fights and general horse play will not be tolerated.
  4. Only two persons per two-man paddle boats and four persons per four-man paddle boats.
  5. Anyone not following all rules set up by the Schaumburg Park District will lose all boating privileges for the day.
  6. Persons using equipment on their Family Pool Pass will be limited to ONE-hour rentals.
  7. No wind surfing, inflatable mattresses, motorized personal watercraft or inner tubes allowed.

Fitness Area

Volkening Lake features an outdoor fitness area with beautiful views of the lake. The fitness area has equipment to provide a full body workout including cardio and body weight machines and pull up bars.

Soofa Bench



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