Park Blog

The Springfield Park District is pleased to cut the ribbon to a new state of the art Play System at Douglas Park. This project includes ADA accessibility, numerous climbers, swing bays, sliders, see saw, several music pieces and even a double zip line!

“This new cutting-edge play system replaces a dated playground from the 1990’s and is another example of our ongoing commitment to invest resources into our existing assets. We are excited to showcase this new play system in Douglas Park and invite the community to join us.” – states Leslie A. Sgro, President of the Springfield Park District Board of Trustees.
Plan to join us tomorrow, June 24th at 5pm at Douglas Park to celebrate the ribbon cutting and opening of the new play system. Bring the kiddos and test out the super fun zip line! We'll see you there!!

Attention! The Park District has a NEW and improved Recreation Hotline Number! Plan to click on this link, the image below or CALL 217-203-6004 to hear the most up to date information on Facility Closures, Cancellations and weather updates pertaining to Special Events and Park District Programs. It's EAST and FAST!

Park-n-Chill at the Washington Park Concession Stand!

Serving handmade Italian Ice, Ice Cream Sundaes and other Frozen Treats! Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm - 8:00pm. 

*The concession stand is operated by Klyczek Park’N Chill Concessions.


Are you ready to Splash into Summer? Starting Memorial Weekend 2019, the Springfield Park District pools will be open for the season! Click here to view and/or download a copy of all the important pool information. From Pool Passes, Policies, Hours, Admission and more... this will be your go-to guide for all things Park District Pools!

Did you know?! You can host your next Birthday Party at the Springfield Park District! Click the image below to view a printer friendly version of our Birthday Party flyer. 


The Springfield Park District is once again hosting the always popular Bike and Hike Days at Washington Park. This program is designed to foster biking, hiking, walking and running within the park. Please note the park will be barricaded to prevent vehicular traffic. Bike and Hike days will take place every Sunday for the full loop and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays for the modified loop through September.


Do you have an idea for a class or program that you’d like to see offered at the Springfield Park District? Even better, do you have a special interest or talent you would like to share with others? The Springfield Park District is looking for new program ideas and local “hidden” talent to teach or lead various recreational classes. We are always looking for new instructors with creative ideas!

If you have a particular interest or talent and are willing to lead activities; or if you have a suggestion for a new program, plan to email the Recreation Department at: &


Springfield Parks Foundation - Generations Tree & Memorial Bench Program
Trees and benches are a gift of a lifetime!  Consider purchasing a special tree or memorial bench as a beautiful tribute for someone you wish to honor!

Click on the link below to download a PDF brochure to learn more about this wonderful program.


Springfield Park District App

The Springfield Park District App is your personal guide to everything Springfield Park District! It is an indispensable resource for community members and patrons to access information they need and use every day pertaining to our parks.