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Home Fields

The Lake County Stars Organization uses park district fields from Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove for regular season home games and practices:

Is it playable?

How to determine if the field is playable: you're in the right place, just check field status on this page first!

If the status on this page indicates the fields are open or pending, but when you get to the field you're not sure, a field is unplayable when …

  • It is currently raining (and/or it has been raining) and the infield has a sheen.
  • The infield is beginning to puddle.
  • Walking the infield you find the footing unstable, and you’re leaving a footprint.
  • The outfield is soggy, you're sinking in and/or the footing is unstable.
  • Any lightning activity, leave the field and seek appropriate shelter.
  • Continuation of play would be considered unsafe for the players and/or could damage the field as noted above.
  • The only dry spot on the field is … well, there isn’t any dry spot on, around or near the field … time to pack it up!

Community Park

Community Park (Fields 1 and 2)
5 Park View Ln
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

At the intersection of Quentin Rd & Old McHenry Rd, go north into the park, then take an immediate left to go towards the parking lot.


Lemmon-Hill Baseball Fields (Fields 1 and 2)
6302 Gilmer Rd
Long Grove, IL 60047
Just northwest of S.R. 83 on the north side of Gilmer Rd.

Heritage Oaks

Heritage Oaks (Fields 1, 2 and 3)
310 Fairfield Road
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

From the West, official entrance off Fairfield, about 1 mile north of Old McHenry Rd.

If you're coming from the East, you can also enter the back of the park off of Kruckenberg Rd.  Address for GPS that would work is 21975 Kruckenberg Rd, Hawthorn Woods.

Highview Park

Highview Park
19 Carlisle Road
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

Second entrance available at the end of Lagoon Drive.  Use 48 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods in your GPS.  Parking lot is at the end of the cul de sac.

The Lake County Stars program is thankful to the Village of Hawthorn Woods and the Village of Long Grove for partnering with us on the use of these fields.


As we gear up each spring, please take some time to read the information below regarding field conditions, preparations, and use expectations.  As usual with spring in Illinois, we don't get much cooperation from Mother Nature. With the cold and rain extending deep into April, we often aren't afforded much time to get out onto the fields with any machinery before outdoor practices begin.

We have plans each year to work on improving field conditions and scheduling.  All of those things require time, and money.  We try to balance investments in our fields while also keeping fees reasonable for our families.  We also do not have exclusive use of the Heritage Oaks area, so without cooperation of the other organizations, its hard to justify investing in those fields for other organizations to use. 

As the Stars is run by volunteers with their own full time jobs (like many of you), we try to accomplish what needs to be done for the Stars within our free time.  The company that does our field preps also has to run their business, they aren't dedicated to only prepping our fields. 

That said, WE NEED ALL OF YOUR HELP AND COOPERATION.  Please click here to see how you can help keep our fields in the best shape possible for the Stars.