Located approximately 47 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop, the Village of Algonquin sits in both Kane and McHenry Counties. Pottowatomi Indians originally inhabited the Algonquin area. In 1834, the first settler, Samuel Gillilan, arrived in this area from Virginia.
Often referred to as the "Gem of the Fox River Valley," Algonquin is nestled in the foothills of the Fox River Valley. The village has developed into a growing and thriving community, with its solid base of residential and commercial development as well as expanding industrial/business sector.
The Village of Algonquin Events & Recreation Department coordinates a variety of activities and programs throughout the year. The village oversees operation of the Municipal Swimming Pool as well as 17 parks and recreational facilities. Additionally, the department offers a full complement of recreation and events programming for all ages.