The Parks Department maintains 9 parks and over 80 acres of parkland, open space areas, wilderness, and downtown parking lots for various activities. Uses include: playground equipment, picnicking, shelters and restrooms, trails, athletic facilities, volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, skatepark, outdoor pool, ice-skating rinks, sledding hills, and festivals.
* Enjoy the beautiful scenery in Island Park & Heesakker Park while walking the Heritage Parkway Trail. The paved asphalt trail, which is over a mile long, connects the two parks and is accessible by everyone. The view from the scenic overlook on the bow-string pedestrian bridge connecting the parks is amazing. Click HERE more details and the trail access map.
100 Van Buren St.
Features a pool & water slide,
playground equipment, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, ball
diamonds, batting cage, tennis courts, shelters, restrooms, picnic
areas, and fishing.
1509 E. Lincoln Ave.
Features playground equipment, picnic areas, shelter, restrooms, sand volleyball court, rugby field, fishing, hiking/nature trails including some paved trails off Garfield, a bow-string pedestrian bridge that connects to Island Park, and a paved ADA trail. In winter there is a sledding hill and ice skating rink.
100 Monroe St.
handicap accessible fishing wharf, picnic tables, and ADA paved trails.
The park is open to bike and pedestrian foot traffic only.
1125 Grand Ave.
skateboard/in-line skate area, ball diamonds, batting cages,
shelter, restrooms, basketball court (half-court), volleyball
standards, and picnic areas.
Van Lieshout Park
721 W. Elm Dr.
Features playground equipment, basketball court, sand volleyball court, ball diamond, paved exercise paths, soccer fields, picnic areas, open air shelter, indoor rec center, restrooms, and in winter a sledding hill.