Parks & Lakes

Explore open land, forests, lakes and rivers for fishing, hunting, swimming, boating or simply taking a walk. Our green spaces are really something to see!

Albion IL 62806 Edwards

Swimming pool, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, fishing lake, playground

10981 Conservation Rd. Baldwin IL 62217 Randolph

Within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area, there’s excellent fishing and migratory bird watching for outdoor enthusiasts. A two-lane boat ramp, camping and picnic facilities are nearby.

9285 Beall Woods Ave. Mt. Carmel IL 62863 Wabash

Interpretive Visitors Center, trails, campsites, picnic shelters, playground, fishing lake

341 Citizens Park Belleville IL 62226 St. Clair

Belleville has 20+ parks with 200+ acres of parkland, ball diamonds, batting cages, concessions, grandstand seating for 300 and numerous playgrounds, walking and biking trails. Enjoy the New Bicentennial Park, celebrating Belleville’s 200th Anniversary in 2014.

709 N. 2nd St. Belleville IL 62221 St. Clair

Skateboarders from beginners to advanced enjoy this specialty park.

36 acres, fishing, swimming at the beach, a playground and boating!

MAR Graphics Dr. Valmeyer IL 62295 Monroe

Ball diamonds, playgrounds, pavilions with running water and electricity, and a sand volleyball court.

26000 Boulder Access Rd. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

The Marina is on the east side of Carlyle Lake adjacent to the Boulder Recreation Area. It has modern concrete docks, water and electric service, a gas dock and ship’s store, boat lifts, private ramp and more.

Illinois & East St. Carmi IL 62821 White

Tennis, baseball, picnic area, playground and concession stands

Breese IL 62230 Clinton

Swimming pool, ball diamonds, tennis courts, shelters, multiple playgrounds, stage for plays and performances.

100 W. Boone St. Salem IL 62881 Marion

Family Aquatic Center with waterslide; tennis courts, basketball courts, skateboard park, picnic shelters, bandstage, playground

CR 1000 E. & 1525 N. Carmi IL 62821 White

Picnic shelters, RV Park and lake

Visitors Center, 801 Lake Road, Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover’s playground.

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Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Located in Eldon Hazlet State Park, the marina offers launching facilities, a clubhouse, and other amenities. Open to the Sailing Public, the association¬†organizes several sailing regattas from May through October.¬†The harbor accommodates more than 280 boats in ‘dry sail’ plus 100 beach cats. There are three electric hoists, two ramps,
and a 300-foot beach area. CSA offers club activities from May through October including a 25-weekend racing program, learn-to-sail programs for kids and adults, sailboat/kayak rentals, training programs, and numerous social events.



Intersection of Church St. and Fults Rd. Fults IL 62244 Monroe

Ball diamond and pavilion with electricity.

300 N. Belt East Swansea IL 62226 St. Clair

A relaxing walking trail winds around the turtle filled pond through the tall shady trees and across rustic bridges. The 30-acre nature park includes a fising pond, hiking trails and picnic shelters.

Centralia IL 62801 Marion

Public boat dock, fishing, skiing and boating.

Old Hwy. 50 Flora IL 62839 Clay

Swimming pool, campground, ball fields, home of Little Toot Railroad

East Side of the Mississippi River Pontoon Beach IL 62040 Madison

Connects Illinois and Missouri by Route 66

Rt. 3 South Chester IL 62233 Randolph

Shelters, picnic areas, swimming pool, playgrounds and tennis courts are laid out within the forested park.

511 S. Hanover St. Okawville IL 62271 Washington

Large facility for events, picnic area, playground, site of Fair & Wheat Festival in the Fall.

401 E. 5th St. O'Fallon IL 62269 St. Clair

Katy Cavins Community Center, swimming pool, six ball diamonds (two lighted), four lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, playgrounds, kitchen facilities, pavilions, horseshoe pit, and log cabin.

N. 1600 Blvd. Mt. Carmel IL 62863 Wabash

Campsites, fishing, playground, boat ramps (trolling motor only), shelter house for rent

IL Rt. 159 Maryville IL 62062 Madison

7 acre lake, pavilions, 1 mile walking trail, boat ramp, playground, Master Gardeners.

Du Quoin IL 62832 Perry
905 Bluffview Ln. Dupo IL 62239 St. Clair

Beautiful 14 acres of family park fun with 2 restrooms, 7 pavilions, 2 playgrounds, walking paths, picnic tables and BBQ grills, ball field, summer movies and fireworks.

200 State St. Carmi IL 62821 White

Swimming pool, picnic areas, ball diamonds

20100 Hazlet Park Rd. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

3,000 acre site on the west side of Carlyle Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, bird watching, hiking and swimming pool.

201 Water St. Evansville IL 62242 Randolph

Boat launch, slips and a marina store are all that’s needed for a great day on the Kaskaskia River.

525 S. Ruby Ln. Fairview Heights IL 62208 St. Clair

Sand volleyball courts, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field, a 1.5-mile walking/running path, concession stands, picnic shelters, a large lake and the new playground make this park a getaway for visitors. Every year the Midwest Salute to the Arts is held here in August.

W. Broadway & Hwy. 161 Centralia IL 62801 Marion

45 acres of recreation space include a swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, skateboard park, several picnic shelters and a variety of playground equipment. The centerpiece of the park is an old locomotive from the early railroad days.

600 N. Pleasant Ave. Centralia IL 62801 Marion

Best known for the annual Balloon Fest, there are also walking trails, nature areas, 36-hole disc golf course and gathering places. This 235-acre park also hosts the annual Festival of Lights each December.

4500 Pocket Rd. East Saint Louis IL 62205 St. Clair

1,080-acre park features the 18-hole Grand Marais Golf Course, fishing and picnicking facilities.

Mt. Carmel IL 62863 Wabash
Bluff Rd. S. of Fults Chester IL 62233 Randolph

Upland forest, savanna, hill prairie, limestone glade, limestone cliff and sink hole ponds. The area is rich in plants and animals species. From the south end of Fults, take Bluff.

12525 Sportsman Rd. Highland IL 62249 Madison

Four baseball/softball diamonds, five soccer fields or two football fields are featured. There is also a basketball court, skate park, concessions stand and a 2.7 mile walking trail.

Greenville IL 62246 Bond

Camping, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing and Patriot’s Park are amenities offered at the lake.

Oxford St. & Park Ln. Grayville IL 62844 White

Pool, playground, tennis, baseball, basketball, natural performance amphitheater, lake, fishing, boating

110 Hesse Way O'Fallon IL 62269 St. Clair

Four ball diamonds (one lighted), soccer fields, basketball courts, in-line skating rink, picnic shelters, playgrounds, bike trail.

11109 Widicus Rd. Lebanon IL 62254 St. Clair
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Fishing lake, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoe courts, pavilions, walking path

3321 Hwy. 111 Pontoon Beach IL 62040 Madison

Find camping, fishing, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball and over three miles of hiking trails. Controlled hunting, including pheasant is allowed at specific times of the year.

1 Harbor Point Dr. New Athens IL 62264 St. Clair

Site of drag races in September, full marina services, batting cages, ball fields, roller hockey.

4800 Lock and Dam Rd. Modoc IL 62261 Randolph

Camping, fishing, picnic shelter, grill, boat ramps, Visitors Center, tours of Kaskaskia Lock and Dam at the Confluence of Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.

Washington St. and Park St. Du Quoin IL 62832 Perry

This fun filled family park is the site of picnics, family reunions, a children’s playground, tennis and basketball courts and a skateboard park. The Veterans Memorial is here and a ceremony held each year after the Veterans Day Parade.

1375 Iron Gate Trail Greenville IL 62246 Bond

Park has 80 acres of natural habitat along Governor Bond Lake with five miles of horseback riding (north side) and walking trails. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Rentchler Rd. off Hwy. 177 Freeburg IL 62243 St. Clair

Hike through 35 acres of dry upland and wet floodplain forest. Birds and spring wildflowers are abundant.

1282 County Rd. 000 E. Neoga IL 62447 Cumberland

Boating, fishing year-round, campground, marina

Fairfield IL 62837 Wayne

Lighted tennis courts, baseball, playground and picnic facilities

Lakeview Dr. Waterloo IL 62298 Monroe

Paved walking trail, playground, three large fishing lakes, pavilions with running water, electricity, and barbecue pits

Park Ave. and First St. Bridgeport IL 62417 Lawrence

Pavilion, picnic shelter, playground, baseball field

Lawrenceville IL 62439 Lawrence

Swimming pool, playground, baseball, tennis, basketball, picnic shelters, walking track

Rt. 1 North Lawrenceville IL 62439 Lawrence

The Lawrenceville natural area is a lowland study spot.

Fairfield IL 62837 Wayne

Olympic size pool, walking trail, fishing, picnic sites, baseball, softball and basketball.

310 W. Gallatin St. Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette

Located across the street from Illinois’ Oldest State Capitol, the park features a life-size bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln designed by world-renowned Lincoln sculptor, John McClarey.

185 W. Trendley Ave. East St. Louis IL 62201 St. Clair

43 ft. Mississippi River overlook platform, picnic area, paved walkways, view of the Gateway Geyser.

545 Rec Rd. Marissa IL 62257 St. Clair

Features two lakes, a nine hole golf course, camping area, a cottage/residence area, as well as picnic shelters.

Columbia IL 62236 Monroe

Walking trails, halls and pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and summer music concerts.

West Salem IL 62476 Edwards

Tennis courts

Covered shelters, electricity and restrooms/south side of East Fork Lake

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