Hanover Park’s first settlers arrived in the 1800s, and growth boomed in the 1950s, when it was officially incorporated into a village. Students have the option to attend school in Keeneyville School District 20, which has elementary and middle school options, and Hanover Park Regional High School District, which houses Hanover Park High School. Some students may also attend school in Elgin Area School District U-46, the second largest school district in Illinois. The Hanover Park Park District is bustling with 21 parks and facilities that feature an aquatic center, athletic club, and garden plots. Residents have the option of enjoying karate, soccer, fishing, biking trails, and many other activities.