Parks

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Everyday should have a day at the park experience.

The Macomb Park District manages 13 properties with over 1,100 acres of land to maintain. Within these 13 properties lies the opportunity for constituents to partake in an assortment of recreational and leisure pass times. Many facilities have unique specializations to accommodate a majority of recreational ambitions.

Ball Fore Family Entertainment CenterWide view of many families enjoying the mini golf course challenges

From a high intensity competition of basketball or sand volleyball to a leisurely round of mini golf, Ball Fore Family Fun Center has something for you, friends, and family!  Our Facility includes eight batting cages, an eighteen hole miniature golf course, driving range, sand volleyball pit, archery range, basketball, playground, picnic area and concessions. Come to Ball Fore for a fun-filled afternoon or evening. Open April through October. Looking for a winter pass time to fight away the winter blues?! Ball Fore now has an outdoor ice skating rink! Winter hours and more information to coming soon!

 

Downing Park

Sideview of the south diamond at Downing ParkThe home to the Macomb Area Softball  Leagues, Downing has two softball fields, two shelters, a concession stand and press box with a deck for the announcers. You can catch some exciting ball games starting in May.

Leagues run in the summer months. Fields may be reserved for tournaments. If not reserved by leagues or tournaments, fields are first come first serve.

Dudley Street Skate Park

Enjoy the newly designed Dudley Street Skate Park! What was originally a concrete slab with only mediocre wooden apparatus that were in constant need of repair, the Dudley Street Skate Park has been reformed to provide an epic experience for the avid skater.  Enveloping a Streetscape design the site mimics the natural street terrain, with elements such as stairs, railings, benches, and a fun box (a table component in the middle and is surrounded by ramps.)  The idea behind this design is to give the Skate park an urban feel, offering a plaza style design that incorporates texture, color and the local architecture.  park is the only of its kind within a 2 hour radius of Macomb.  At a cost of approximately a quarter million dollars the skate park draws boarders from throughout Western Illinois.

 

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This beautiful park located on Randolph Street is perfect for a picnic, family outing, or just a relaxing day. The park has several picnic areas that are first come first serve as well as a beautiful pond with a fountain. Volleyball nets are located at the North and South ends of the park.

 

 

Green grass rolling in front of the historic Glenwood ShelterGlenwood Park

The rolling hills and peaceful landscapes of this park are ideal for a picnic, family outing, or just a relaxing day. The park has several picnic areas that are first come first serve as well as a horseshoe pit, volleyball net, and parking lot for rollerblading. Two shelters (Stone Shelter and Forest Glen) are available for reservation. Glenwood has two playgrounds. The south playground is best identified by the rocket slide that many a youngster has enjoyed on a sunny afternoon. The north playground is partially accessible and includes slides, monkey bars, and tic tac toe!

 

Glenwood PoolYoung girl jumps from the side of the pool into her father's arms

TAKE TIME FOR FUN IN THE SUN
Check out Glenwood pool, a fun safe place for families to cool off on hot spring and summer days. Glenwood pool offers a low dive, sunning areas with chairs and lounges, locker rooms with showers, varying depth main pool, and concession stand. The pool is a great place to visit with friends and family while exercising and having fun.

 

 

Lakeview Nature Center

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Enjoy hikes through 55 acres of restored prairie. As you relax, see if you can find Lakeview's resident families of beaver, fox, deer, turkey and more. Framing of the nature center is hand hewn oak timbers, that are mortise and tenon. No nails hold the framework together, only wooden pegs. The result is a beautiful natural wood smell, a warm country feel, and the perfect place to retreat with friends and family.

Lakeview Nature Center has interactive displays and hands on programs that emphasize exploration and investigation of the environment with an interdisciplinary approach. Science, math, recreation, social studies, and more can be discovered with the help of talented naturalists.

Patton Park

A memorial shelter bench overlooking Patton Pond

Patton Park has a variety of options to meet the leisure ambitions of any member of your family. Located on the South rim of Macomb, on the corner of Grant and Ward St., Patton Park hosts two shelters, a pond, a playground, a football field, three ball diamonds, and newly constructed dog park!

Veteran's Park

Member of the Western Illinois University Club Softball team prepares to score young man participating in the annual Pitch, Hit, and Run competition.

 

 

The Macomb Park District's new park/facility is home to 10 soccer fields (2 Adult, 3 Intermediate and 5 Youth) and 4 new ball fields. A brand new playground is also located at the site as well as walking trails running throughout the park, over 1.7 miles! All soccer and ball fields are on a first-come, first-serve basis if not reserved/line for an activity. Come check out Macomb's newest park!!


Shelter Reservations

The Macomb Park District has 7 shelters that may be reserved: one located in Glenwood Park, four in Everly Park, and two at Spring Lake Park. All shelters may only be reserved by coming to the Macomb Park District main office. Reservations are complete upon payment. Reservations must be made at least two weeks before the date of use and cannot be made more than one year in advance. Security deposits are required for groups of 100 or more and will be refunded after the completion of the event pending no damages or extensive needed maintenance. Reservation refunds are granted if the cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the requested reservation date.

Photo Policy

Macomb Park District Staff may videotape or photograph patrons in park facilities. These photographs are for the Macomb Park District use only and may be used in publications, fliers, brochures, television ads, and social media sites. All photos and videos taken become the sole property of the Macomb Park District.

Leash Policy

To protect the enjoyment and safety of park users, pets must be on a leash when in any of the parks, except the Off Leash Dog Park in Patton Park.