The Parks Department maintains 11 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.
900 Harvest Trail
Features playground equipment, ADA paved trails, picnic areas, and a large open grass field for many types of activities. The Park also has a small creek/pond located on the north end.
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.
319 W. Lincoln Ave.
Features picnic tables, shelter and benches.
100 Monroe St.
Features handicap accessible fishing wharf, picnic tables, and ADA paved trails. The park is open to bike and pedestrian foot traffic only.
1125 Grand Ave.
Features a 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, indoor rec center facility with outdoor patio area, soccer fields, picnic areas, open air shelter, restrooms, and in winter a sledding hill.