Pat Shephard Center

**Due to a renovation project, The Water Works entrance and concessions will be closed starting Aug. 1.  Swim lesson participants will be emailed entry instructions before the session begins. All other patrons will need to use the north entrance.

421 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg · 847-490-7036

In 1992, the Community Recreation Center Annex opened at 421 N. Springinsguth Road to accommodate the growing preschool program. In 1994, the center was renamed the Patricia Shepard Early Childhood Center and dedicated to the Park District’s long-time early childhood supervisor. The preschool program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Open evenings and weekends for classes


Ken Alley Safety Park

Safety Park Logo

In September of 1997, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Ken Alley Safety Park, located behind the Pat Shephard Early Childhood Center. The park was developed to teach safety awareness to residents of all ages, and classes are taught with the aid of the Schaumburg Fire Department, the Schaumburg Police Department, State Farm Insurance Company, Union Pacific Railroad, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Commonwealth Edison. Ken Alley Safety Park is open for tours mid-April to mid-October. A variety of safety programs for ages 3 to 7 are offered including pedestrian, bicycle, playground and fire safety.

Hours of Operation

  • Safety Park is only open for scheduled group tours, private birthday rentals and Schaumburg Park District programs.
  • Please call 847-490-7036 to book a tour or birthday party.


  • Safety programs
  • Safety camps
  • Private Safety Park tours
  • Birthday parties