Madison County Parks & Rec Guide 2023

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Parks & Rec Guide

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Daddy-Daughter Dance – February 18. This evening event (6:00-8:30 pm) includes a DJ & dancing, appetizers, a craft, and a selfie station. Open to girls ages 3-12 and their fathers or other male adult relative or family friend ages 18+.

Mom & Son Bowling – March 25. This Saturday event will have two sessions from12:303:00 pm or 3:30-6:00 pm. Includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, salad, & soda. Open to boys ages 3-12 and their mothers or other female adult relative or family friend ages 18+.

Movie in the Park – A free family friendly event that will be held in May (TBD) at Gordon Moore Park.

Fireworks at Liberty Bank Amphitheater and Riverfront Park.- Annual event on July 3rd.

Food Truck Festival – Held in August at the Liberty Bank Amphitheater and Riverfront Park. This event features culinary creations served up from 20+ food trucks from around the region. Bring your appetite because you’ll have a hard time choosing just one!

Family Campout at Gordon Moore Park –Scheduled for the Saturday/Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend in October, this program offers participants a unique opportunity to pitch their own tents and spend the night in Alton’s premiere park. The fee includes a movie, games, a campfire, s’mores, and breakfast.

Gingerbread Contest – This is a free Gingerbread Contest for kids and adults. All Gingerbread creations will be displayed at City Hall for the month of December for the public to view. Gingerbread creations are will be dropped off at City Hall in early December. Awards will be given out by the Mayor at a City Council Meeting held in December.

Santa at the Playhouse – Bring your family to the Lucy Haskell Playhouse on the first Saturday in December from 12-2 pm to meet Santa and have your picture taken. Polaroid prints are $2 each, or you may take pictures with your own camera or phone.

Christmas Workshop for Kids and Christmas Workshop for Kids & Parents – Held in December. The Kids-only (ages 5+) sessions are on Saturday, and the Kids & Parents (ages 3+) session is on Sunday afternoon. All sessions include crafts, games, play time in our “gingerbread” playhouses, hot cocoa and cookie decorating. (Lunch is also included with the Kids-only all-day registration.)

February Adult Softball regular registration

Spring Micro Soccer regular registration

18 Daddy Daughter Dance

March Youth Flag Football begins

Early March Spring Soccer registration ends

Accepting summer employment applications

April Senior Scramble begins – Rock Spring Golf Course

Pickleball begins at Gordon Moore Park

Central Illinois Cougars Semi-Pro Football begins

May Adult Slow-pitch Softball begins

Riverbend Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues begin

River Dragons Summer Collegiate Baseball begins

25 Mom & Son Bowling

31 Deadline for Adult USA Softball leagues

31 Deadline for Jr. Baseball/Softball

Registration for Fall Soccer

26 Workers’ Memorial

Movie in the Park – TBD

Carillon Concerts Sundays through September, 5:00 p.m. – Rose Garden




Splash Pad at Riverfront Park opens Summer Day Camp begins

9-11 Bud Simpson Open Tennis Tournament

3 Liberty Bank Amphitheater Fireworks

7-9 Alton Open Tennis Tournament

Mid-July Fall Soccer Registration ends

5 Alton Junior Open Tennis Tournament

4-6 USA Softball State Adult Coed Tournament

26 Food Truck Fest @ Liberty Bank Amphitheater

September Youth Soccer League begins

7-10 Alton Expo @ Liberty Bank Amphitheater

Fall Micro Soccer – 4 Sundays

October Family Campout at Gordon Moore Park

November Youth Basketball league registration

All fountains and restrooms closed for winter

17 Christmas Tree Lighting at Lincoln Douglas Square

2 Santa visits Haskell Playhouse

Muny Band Concerts

(Thursday @ Riverview, Sunday @ Haskell)

26 Labor Union Tournament

31 Deadline for Memorial Tree purchases for 2023 planting


9 Christmas Workshop for Kids

10 Christmas Workshop for Parents & Kids

January Riverbend Youth Baseball & Softball early bird registration

Spring & Fall Soccer regular registration

NFL Flag Football regular registration

11/24 – 12/27 Christmas Wonderland light display at Rock Spring Park

Youth Basketball league begins

6 Epiphany at Haskell and Riverview Parks – Tree Burning


Page 2 Parks & Rec 2023 GET YOUR GAME ON 3416 COLLEGE AVE. ALTON, IL 618-610-2075
Golf Simulator
Indoor Batting Cages
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Open to Boys and Girls, 6U-15U

Learn the game of soccer through practice and team competition. Teams will play 8-games in Spring and10-games in the Fall at Gordon Moore Park.


SPRING 3/10/23 $30 Alton Resident $35 Non-resident Late fee $10

FALL 7/21/23 $40 Alton resident $45 Non-resident Late fee $10


Boys and Girls ages 3 - 5

A learn-to-play soccer program emphasizing basic skill development, group interaction and fun. We have Spring and Fall sessions. Spring session will meet on Sunday afternoons for 4 weeks in April/May and Fall Session will meet on Sunday afternoons for 4 weeks in September/October. Players must wear shin guards and tennis shoes (no cleats) and bring a #3 soccer ball.

FEE: $25


League schedules usually begin on the 2nd Saturday in May with 10 games and a postseason tournament in July. Home games will be played at Gordon Moore Park with additional games held at Glazebrook Park and the Jerseyville Sports Complex. All T-Ball and Pitching Machine games are at Gordon Moore Park, only. Early bird (11/14/22-2/24/23) Regular (2/25/23-3/31/23)



There will be 8 weeks of Summer fun in June and July. Sessions will be from 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, at Gordon Moore Park to enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts, and other special activities. Weekly field trips to the Alton Splash Pad, bowling, etc., will be scheduled throughout camp.

FEE: $35.00/per session


Boys and Girls in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades

Learn the fundamentals of basketball through practice and team competition. The league will play on evenings during the week. Practices will start in early January. Games will be played in late January through mid-March.

FEES: $45.00-$50.00


TOURNAMENTS - Register online at

*USTA Sanctioned Tournaments


Group lessons. Learn the game through fun, instruction, drills, and games. There are five 1-week sessions, 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday), 1 hour per day.



Grade School (ages 7-11) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Middle and High School (ages 12 – 18) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.






Men’s League play on Mondays (w/ Wood River)

Men’s League play on Tuesdays (w/ Wood River)

Co Ed League play on Wednesdays (w/ Wood River)

Church League play on Thursdays


$550.00 per team (includes USA fee)

Late sign-up fee amount will be $600.00 after the 3/31/23 deadline has passed.



Held every Wednesday (April through October) at Rock Spring Golf Course. Individuals sign up and are placed on 4-man teams. Accumulate points towards “Senior Golfer of the Year” competition. $5.00 for skins. Check the hotline 325-0035 for updates.


The18-hole disc golf course has been redesigned in the formerly unusable terrain at Rock Spring Park. The first tee is adjacent to the large parking lot in the upper half of the park.

NEW – A newly designed 18-hole disc golf course is located at Gordon Moore Park across from the



Season: Memorial Day – Labor Day

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Private Rentals: You can reserve the Splash Pad for a private rental from 6-8pm, up to 100 people.

Private Rental Prices:

Residents – $150

Non-residents – $200

Birthday Party Rental: You can reserve our designated birthday party area, up to 20 people (during normal operating hours). The rental fee includes small hot dogs, chips, and drinks for up to 20 people. Renters will get a reserved area, including 4 picnic tables.

Birthday Party Rental Price: $100


Installed at Rock Spring Park in 2022 thanks to the efforts of Damian Jones and SALT. Open play from day light until 10pm.




Resident - $240.00/2 hours

Non-resident - $290.00/2 hours



Resident - $240.00/2 hours $500.00/3 hours

Non-resident - $290.00/2 hours


Sundays at Gordon Moore Park in the Nan Elliott Memorial Rose Garden at 5:00 p.m. (Memorial Day weekend through September). Bring your lawn chair.


Riverview Park Haskell Park Thursdays in June/July, 8 pmSundays in June/ July, 7 pm


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources holds fishing classes at Gordon Moore Park Lake. These classes teach hook baiting, casting, pole rigging, and differences in fishing for different types of fish. To register contact IDNR directly. Dates: TBD


East end of Russell Commons Park, east of Alton Riverfront Park, & south of River Heritage Parkway-Illinois Route 143-Berm Highway

The fee is $25 annually for up to three dogs for Alton residents; $35 for non-residents Day pass is $5.

Owners must bring proof of up-to-date vaccinations and proof of spay or neuter for all dogs.

Dogs that are not spayed or neutered are not allowed in the dog park.

Passes can be purchased at City Hall, the Alton Marina, or the Parks and Recreation office.

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213 N Prairie Street, Bethalto, IL

Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to 5 pm


Central Park - located behind Village Hall, this park is home to the annual Bethalto Homecoming, Bethalto Christmas Village and several other events. The park includes lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, open space, picnic facilities and a bandstand . The park is home to Bethalto Splash Pad.

Bethalto Arboretum - adjacent to Central Park, contains more than 150 different species of trees and plant life on 2.5 acres. Contains a fitness path, war memor ial and perennial garden.

Bryant Park - located along Culp Lane and Stadium Drive features fishing l ake, one-mile walk or bike path, picnic areas, playground, multiple pavilions and res trooms.

Sportsman’s Park - located along Culp Lane west of Culp Park. Home to the civic Memorial Eagles baseball and softball teams this park includes (2) regulation s ize baseball diamonds, (2) softball diamonds, a youth baseball diamond, (2) regulation soccer field s, multiple seating areas, press box and concession stand.

Rotary Park - located at the corner of Grant St and West Corbin. This park was built by the Bethalto Rotary Club to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International and contains the Rotary Gear Logo with a span of more than 80 feet believed to be the l argest in existence.

Water Tower Park - located at intersection of Second and Grant Street is a smal l neighborhood park

West End Park is at the intersection of Plegge and Old Bethalto Road

South Side Park (Field of Dreams) - is located near the southeast edge of the village. This park contains (4) lighted ball diamonds

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Central Park Splash Pad Bryant Park Rotary Park


Gateway Dr. Collinsville |

Phone: (618) 346-7529


Activity Center 10 Gateway Dr. home to events thru-out the year

Collins House 703 West Main Street the focal point of the park is the D.D. Collins House which is a Greek revival home built in 1845, the house is open for to urs Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm.

Collinsville Aqua Park 10 Gateway Dr. home to 7 water slides, monsoon mountain, lazy river, leisure pool, lap pool, and aqua climb wall insert pic and pri cing.

Glidden Park Branch Street offers tennis, pickleball, basketball, playgrounds, picnic areas and walking trails.

Morris Hills Park Woodland Dr. this 1.4 acre park is tucked away in a beautiful secluded area and includes basketball court, playground equipment and a picni c area.

Mutts on Main Dog Park 509 E Main Street Free dog park however, you must have application on file as park is gated. Open dawn to dusk.

Schnuck’s Memorial Park 419 Camelot Dr. features a playground, gazebo and pond for fishing

Jaycee Sports Complex 198 Complex Dr. is home to (12) ball fields. The 12 acre park also includes a football field, one lit soccer field and areas for 4 practice fields. Features batting cages, a concession stand and restrooms

Willoughby Farm 631 Willoughby Lane public park with the atmosphere of 1040’s farm complete with tractors, barns, 1930’s Craftsman Farm House, live animals. This 30 acre wildlife preserve incudes hiking trails, bridges and vistas overlooking the prairie

Check the Events page at for a list of the many events for 2022

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Willoughby Farm


118 Hillsboro Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025


Office Hours – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday

Park Hours – Dawn to Dusk unless otherwise posted


Brent Leh Dog Park - Corner of Olive Street and West Schwarz

Off-leash dog park near downtown, has synthetic turf and some agility equipment

City Park - 101 South Buchanan on 2.088 acres, site of Edwardsville Public Library and Cleanon Etzkorn Bandstand. Location of many festiv als including Route 66 Festival in June and Edwardsville Symphony and Friday night Concerts

Drda Woods - 5404 New Poag Road is a 71 acre park that is currently being reforested with the help of volunteers and the HeartLand Conser vancy. Future restoration will include a parking lot and walking path.

• One major league size baseball field (lighted)

• One elementary size baseball field (lighted)

• One concession/restroom building

• Three playground areas

Hotz Park - 300 Randle Street is the smallest park in Edwardsville and one of the smallest parks in the country. Located at the intersection of St. Louis and Randle Street, it holds a huge stone bearing a bronze plaque, c ommemorating the City's five resident Governors.

Joe Glik Park - 710 East Lake Drive 42+ acres, is the City’s largest passive park.

• The first phase of the development of the 42-acre site.

Joe Glik Park includes:

• 2,500 feet of walking, biking, skating trails

• Two stocked fishing lakes with a concrete fishing deck

• Three picnic pavilions (two rentable)

• Barbecue grill

• Two Restrooms

• Playground with ADA compliant soft surfacing

• Sand volleyball courts

• Basketball court

• Large grass areas for open play

• Beautiful Freedom Fountain

• Shaded off-leash fenced dog park area with trees to run around

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Hoppe Park- 1500 Tower Ave. is on 10 acres. Home of the Edwardsville Little League baseball program. Joe Glik Park


Leclaire Baseball Field - 701 Hale Ave. is 3.3 acres home to Signature Little League baseball facilities

Leclaire Park - 900Hale Ave. is set on 5.8 acres located within the historic Leclaire neighborhood. This beautiful park includes three playground areas, historic bandstand gazebo, large picnic pavilion along with two small picnic shelters (rentable), bbq grills, handicap accessible restrooms, two acre fishing lake with lighted fountain and waterfall. Beautiful location f or weddings

Leon Corlew Park - 333 South Main Street is on 2 acres home to Accessible Splash Pad, Playground, Three Pavilions (rentable), fitness trail, restrooms, concession area and bbq grills.

Richards’ Woods – Corner of Route 143 and Schwarz Drive Recently added 35 acres of natural timbered woods currently being restored and plans include walking paths to enjoy the forested ridges and Mooney Creek run ning through it.

RP Lumber Center – 6289 Tiger Drive

• Brand new 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art ice rink and more opening in this May 2022.

• NHL Regulation Indoor Ice Rink

• Indoor/Outdoor Teen Center

• Community Rooms (rentable)

• 175-Meter Indoor Elevated Track

• Fitness Facility

• Birthday Parties – Learn to Skate – Youth and Adult Hockey

• More Information on RP Lumber Center –

Rotary Park - Hadley Ave. is a 0.5 acres small neighborhood park. The Park includes a playground and picnic tables

Springer Woods Park - Frederick Street & Springer Woods Lane is on 10.4 acres and is a wooded nature area that winds through a quiet ne ighborhood in the central, north end of the city. Includes Children’s Playground, Exercise Trail, two picnic table shelters with BBQ grills.

Terry Park - Terry Ave. is set on 3.9 acres and is largely a natural wildlife area

Tower Park - 89 Bennington Place is a one-acre neighborhood park which includes Basketball Court, Picnic Pavilion and Barbecue Grill

Lusk Park - 535 Randle Street sits on 2.8 acres, is the site of the City's oldest cemetery, and considered to be a passive park.

Plummer Family Park - 3501 Sports Park Drive is built on 83 acres and there is room for expansion for more baseball/softball multipurpose fiel ds

• Four lighted synthetic turf 12U baseball/softball fields.

• Three lighted synthetic turf multipurpose fields

• Three unlit grass multipurpose fields

• Twelve Outdoor Pickleball Courts

• Two Outdoor Batting Cages

• Two Concessions/Restroom Buildings

• Playground

Vadalabene Park - 501 & 599 Voge Ave. 3.75 acres is the home of the City’s youth softball & Peewee T-Ball programs. The Park includes one basketball court, two lighted softball fields, a children’s “tot lot” playground and two concession stands with restrooms

Winston Brown Recreation Complex - 1325 Schiller Ave. 10.5 acres, previously known as Lower Hoppe Park, includes two lighted soft ball fields, children’s playground, concession stand with restroom building, two picnic pavilions, two sand volleyball courts and two lighted full cour t basketball courts with spectator seating

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Leon Corlew Park Plummer Family Park



Paws in the Parks ...........April 08 ............... City Park

Easter egg hunt for our four legged friends plus vendors for their poochie merchandise.

Summer Kik-off .............May TBA City Park

Kick-o summer with local non-pro ts who can share summer o erings plus ice cream treats

Edwardsville Symphony .May 28 City Park

Route 66 Festival ...........June 10 ............... City Park

25th Annual Festival- Artisans, Boutiques, Food, Kids

Area, Live Entertainment, 5k and Route 66 Car Show

Concert in the Park ........June 16 City Park

Movie in the Park ...........June 17 ............... City Park

Fishing Derby Lessons ....June 20 LeClaire Park

Fishing Derby Lessons ....June 22 LeClaire Park

Concert in the Park ........June 23 ............... City Park

Fishing Derby ................June 24 LeClaire Park

Partner with IDNR (ages 1-16)

Edwardsville Symphony .June 25 City Park

Concert in the Park ........July 07 ................ City Park

Concert in the Park ........July 14 City Park

Movie in the Park ...........July 15 ................ City Park

Concert in the Park ........July 21 ................ City Park

Edwardsville Symphony .July 23 City Park

Concert in the Park ........July 28 ................ City Park

Shakespeare in the Park .Aug 02 City Park

Partnering with St. Louis Shakespeare Festival

Movie in the Park ...........Aug. 12 ............... City Park

Edwardsville Symphony .Aug. 27 ............... City Park

Mother/Son Day .............Sept. TBA Plummer Family Park

Day of fun for mother-son duos with fun games

Opera Edwardsville ........Sept. 08 .............. City Park

Movie in the Park ...........Sept. 16 City Park

Edwardsville Symphony .Sept. 17 City Park

Family Campout ............Oct. 14 -15 Glik Park

Old Fashioned Family Fun w/games, crafts and a movie

Halloween Party ............Oct. 28 City Park

Costume trick-or-treating and costume contest

Santa Arrives .................Nov. 25

Santa every Sat. and Wed. up until Christmas

Winter Market ...............TBA St. Louis/2nd Streets

Local Vendors

Tree Lighting Ceremony .Dec. 02 City Park

Holiday music, s’mores, lighting of tree

Santa’s Secret Store .......Dec. 9 & 10 R.P. Lumber Center

Let the kids ship with help from volunteer elves and wrap their gifts

Elf Workshop .................TBA

2 hours of craft making fun

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Wilson Park 2900 Benton Street 74 acre park includes pickleball courts, baseball/ softball diamonds, trails, basketball court, ice rink, picnic shelters, picnic tables, playgrounds, tennis courts, concession stand, swimming pool, restrooms, gazebo and abundance of flowers and songbirds

Worthen Park Maryville and Parkview Dr. - this 45 acre park features baseball/ softball diamond, trails, dog park, football field, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground equipment, concessions, restrooms and soccer fields

Veteran’s Parkway located on Veteran’s Parkway includes 20 acres of green space with gazebo

Loman Park 2412 Rock Road sits on 11.2 acres and has softb all diamond, basketball courts, picnic shelters, picnic tables, playground equipment, concessions and restrooms

Rode Park Amos and North Street includes picnic shelters, picnic tables, playground equipment on 5.5 acres

Frohardt Park 2040 Johnson Rd 4.8 acres of green space with softball field

Tri-City Park McCambridge Parkway 3.5 acres with picnic tables and playground equipment

Robertson Park Edwards and Katie has 2 acres with playground equipment

Stearns Park 2165 Amos features volleyball court, picnic shelter, picnic tables and playground

Triangle Park Rock Road playground equipment on 1.5 acres

Civic Park 20th and Delmar is home to war memorial and beautiful flowers

Memorial Park 21st and Madison Ave sits on 1 acre with memorial and greenspace


Legacy Golf Course 3500 Cargill Road an 18 hole public golf course

Granite City Ice Rink located within Wilson Park this beautiful outdoor rink is open during the winter and is home for open skate, freestyle skate, hockey and stick and puck

Wilson Park Pool Opens Memorial Day Weekend

Lincoln Park Community Center room and gymnasium available for rent

Brown Recreation Center home to pre-school program, gymnastics program and indoor walking area for seniors

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Hours: Mon – Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm


Downtown Highland Square & Plaza Park 914

Main St. is home to numerous celebrations thru-out the year, spectacular fountain, small amphitheater, restrooms, chess/checker tables and cornhole bag games

Glik Park 12525 Sportsman Rd. features (4) lighted ball fields, (8) soccer fields, football field, restrooms, pavilions, walking trail, basketball court, (2) playgrounds, gazebo, labrynth and skate park

Hoffman Park 929 2nd Street this .4 acres park includes a pavilion and new playground equipment coming this year

Kaeser Park 1739 Broadway home to Highland Historical Society, Museum and .25 mile walking trail

Korte Recreation Center 1 Nagel Dr. The recreation center features indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness area, indoor walking track, childcare, locker rooms and concession stand

Merwin Park 1320 28th Street this two acre park includes youth baseball/softball practice field, playground equipment and basketball hoop

Rinderer Park 2548 Veterans Honor Parkway the Daley Discovery All-Abilities Playground, Jaycee’s Dog Park are located on the 13 acres park. Along with lighted trails, a pavilion, restrooms, fitness equipment and fishing in the lake

Silver Lake Park 3035 Highland Park Road is the largest park in the area cov erring 90 acres and includes (5) pavilions, (3) restrooms, a sand volleyball court, arboretum, (18 hole) Disc Golf Course, Nature Trail Access, play equipment, and gazebo

Spindler Park 1221 Spindler Park Rd sits on 12 acres and includes (2) preschool tee-ball fields, a .5 mile accessible walking trail, playground, (3) lighted tennis courts and a pavilion

Tot-Lot 1214 13th Street features a toddler playground and water fountain

Weinheimer Community Center 1100 Main Street features gymnasium, restrooms, meeting rooms, senior center and concession stand

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Glik Park Kaeser Park Silver Lake Park

Roxana Community

Park located adjacent and behind the Roxana schools features amenities such as the Rox-Arena, lighted ball fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, walk and bike paths, concession stand, restrooms, disc golf course, swimming pool and picnic shelters.

Youth Sports

Basketball – registration open


2nd – 3rd Grade Coed – games played

East Alton Keasler

4th – 6th Grade Coed – games played

Roxana Community Gym

Softball – registrations deadline March 31st



T-ball (4-5)

Peanut (Coach Pitch) (6-7)


Ponytail (Machine Pitch) (8-9)

Petite (Player Pitch) (10-12)

Chic (Player Pitch) (13-16)

Volleyball – registration open


3rd – 4th Grade Coed

5th – 6th Grade Coed

Adult Sports

Fall Volleyball – more info @ 618-254-7485

COED Monday Nights

Roxana Community Gym

Softball – registration closed

Men’s League

COED League


Zumba Class – Tues and Thur 5:45 – 6:45

Auditorium Rentals – holds 250 people

Oak and Pine Rooms – hold 45 people

Maple Room – hold 25 people

Roxana, IL
2 Park Dr.
(618) 254-7485
– 4:30
Hours: Mon
PARK ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: TRI TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT 410 Wickliffe St. Troy, IL Phone:(618) 667-6887 • Memorial Garden • RC Crawler Course • Skateboard Park • Basketball Courts • Tennis Courts • Volleyball Courts • Frisbee Golf • Park Zoo • Playgrounds • Lake • Gazebo • Walking Trails • Restrooms


Our hours of operation are: 8 a.m.-12 noon and 1p.m.-5 p.m.

Monday thru Friday


Round House Recreation Center - The Round House is located at 633 N. Wood River Ave. It accommodates approximately 200 people in the main area. The Round House is handicap accessible. A limited number of chairs and tables are available for use in the building. It has a kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and plenty of counter space. Some utensils are available. The Round House is perfect for dinners, showers, recitals, etc. No smoking is permitted within the building and no alcohol is permitted on the premises.


Bandstand - The Ervin Mouish Bandstand is located at Central Park. The bandstand is used for special events and outdoor concerts.

Baseball & Softball Diamonds - Emerick Sports Complex, at Sixth Street, has three lighted softball diamonds; Lions, Jaycee and Rotary Fields and one baseball diamond, Dwiggins Field. West End Park (Walcott Street) have one lighted diamond.

Basketball Courts - Half courts are available at East End Park and Brushy Grove Park. All these courts are open to the public.

Belk Park Clubhouse Multipurpose Hall - Our clubhouse has a multipurpose hall that will seat 168 comfortably, with an outstanding view of the golf course. It has tables and chairs available along with a big screen television and electric fireplace. This room is great for receptions or banquets. It can be rented by contacting Belk Park Golf Course.

Fishing - Belk Park Lake and Emerick Sports Complex have fishing available to the public. The park hours are from dawn to dusk. A fishing license is required for anyone 16 & older. Anyone under 16 can fish without a license when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Picnic Areas - Wood River has several picnic areas which are available in the many parks in town. Central Park has picnic tables under a Gazebo-type shelter where there are barbecue pits and electrical outlets available. There are picnic areas and shelters available at East End, West End, Belk & Soccer Parks. To reserve these shelters please call the Round House at 251-3130.

Phone: (618) 251-3130

Fax (618) 251-3144



Wood River provides eight major parks with over 300 acres of facilities. The parks include:

Belk Park - 234-acres is our largest park located on Rock Hill Road at the eastern edge of the city. In addition to the 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, the present facilities include a lake with fishing, picnic areas, an open field, children’s playground equipment, shelters (which can be rented by visiting the Round House), woodland, open space and a walking path. Belk Park has a clubhouse for rent with a nice-sized multipurpose room and seating for 168.

Brushey Grove Park - This one-acre park is located at the corner of Linton and Miland, next to the old fire station. This park includes a playground facility and basketball court.

Central Park (Round House) - A five-acre park located on Wood River Avenue, adjacent to the High School, offers many activities which include bandstand, playground, gazebo, barbecue pits, Veteran’s Memorial and large activity center commonly referred to as the “Round House”.

East End Park - 13 acres and adjacent to the City Garage on 14th Street, East End Park playground apparatus, basketball court, picnic tables, shelter house and a picnic shelter that measures 20´ x 30´.

Emerick Sports Complex - This 8-acre complex is located on the North End of Sixth Street at Park Lane. The highlight for the children is our new playground. This colorful addition has plenty to keep the young ones entertained for hours. This complex is the sight of our Men’s Softball league and our summer youth league games. This facility contains three lighted softball diamonds and one baseball diamond. There is a concession stand, and a lake for fishing.

West End Park - This 5.5-acre park can be found in the southwest part of town on Walcott St. It has a lighted ball diamond (George Wallace Field), shelter facilities, basketball hoop and playground equipment.

Wood River Soccer & Skate Park - 43 acres that contain two lighted regulation soccer fields, one unlighted practice soccer field, a walking path, playground apparatus, skateboard park, ample parking, a concession stand , stadium bleachers to view the playing fields, and a picnic shelter.

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Park 1.
Location Belk Park Rd. Linton and Midland Wood River Ave. 14th St. 6th St. and Park Ln. Anna and Walcott Rock Hill Rd. Wood River Ave. Acreage 234 1 5 13 8 5.5 43 BBQ Grills X X X X Basketball X X X Concessions X X X X Water X X X X X X X Fishing X X Fitness Trail X X X Parking X X X X X X X X Picnic Area X X X X X X Playground X X X X X X X Restrooms X X X X X X Shelters X X X X X Soccer X X Softball X X Telephone X X Tennis X
Belk Park 2. Brushey Grove Park 3. Central Park 4. East End Park 5. Emerick Sports Complex 6. West End Park 7.Wood River Soccer & Skate Park 8. High School Athletic Fields



Easter Egg Hunt: A FREE Easter Egg Hunt is offered to the children of Wood River residents ages toddler thru 4th grade. There will be over 120 dozen eggs hidden, along with some special prizes to be awarded to those finding special eggs. Each child will also receive a bag of ca ndy from the Easter Bunny. Prizes are donated by Wood River Area Merchants. Be sure to bring your camera!

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023

Please call 251-3130 for the time of the hunt

Youth League Parade: Come on out and enjoy the opening day for the youth league. The annual Youth League Parade will be held at the beginning of the season. This parade consists of all youth league baseball/softball participants, Tri-City and Wood River Instructional League. Call 251-3130 for more information.

Fishing Clinic: A FREE fishing clinic will be offered during the summer at Belk Park. There will be a morning session from 9:00-11am & an afternoon session 1:00-3:00pm. Call the Round House for more information, 2513130

Bike Ramble: Bring your kids for a safe and exciting family night bike ride. Wood River Parks & Recreation is co-sponsoring the 14th Annual Bike Ramble on June 9, 2023. The route begins and ends at the Round House. The lineup is at 7:00 pm and the ride will start at 7:30pm. Once participants complete the bike ride refreshments will be offered at the Round House. Register at the Round House. Fee: $3 per person/ $ 6 per immediate family. Call 251-3130 for more information.

Ice Cream Social

Beat the heat this summer by partaking in our Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 9, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Wood River Parks & Recreation is co-sponsoring with the Women’s Club for the Ice Cream Social at Central Park. Call 251-3130 for more information.

Breakfast With Santa : Join us at the Round House for 39th annual Breakfast with Santa and get into the Christmas spirit. Each br eakfast includes pancakes, sausages, milk, juice and coffee. Adult and child plates are available for purchase. The children have the chance to have their picture taken with Santa for free. No reservations are re quired. Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023. Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.


FALL/WINTER GYMNASTICS: This is a great way to improve your child’s strength and coordination levels. The program an eight-week session. Class held from August through May, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. Classes offered are:

• Parent & Tot: 2yrs-3yrs

• Early Gymnastics: 4yrs-5yrs

• Beginners Gymnastics: 6yrs & Older

• Advance Gymnastics: 6yrs & Older

• Tumbling: 6yrs & Older

Registration begins in Aug.


Take your best shots at Belk

The golf course season officially opens April 1st and ends October 31st. Play continues throughout the fall and winter seasons, weather permi tting. Belk Park offers tee reservations seven days a week. On weekends, tee times are available from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. On weekdays, tee times are available from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call Belk Park at 251-3115 for more information or visit

Golf Course Hours

Monday thru Friday ............ 7:00 a.m. until Dark Saturday & Sunday ............ 6:30 a.m. until Dark

Belk Park Multipurpose Banquet Facility

Non-Golf Related Rentals (ie) Rehearsal Dinners, Showers, Parti es, Business Meetings, etc. (maximum seating - 168)

Call Belk Park at 251-3115 for more information about any of the above items, Jr. Golf Academy, Green Fees & Season Passes or visit

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The Recreation Department has many different types of softball leagues available. All leagues will play 14 games. In all leagues you must be at least 18 years of age.

2023 Summer League registration will be taken during the month of the March. All leagues begin play during the first week in May.

Summer Slow Pitch League Offerings

Bi-City (Wood River & Alton) Leagues

Monday Men’s Open Recreational - (14 games) Fee: $550

Tuesday Men’s Open Competitive - (14 games) Fee: $550

Wednesday Co-Ed Open - (14 games) Fee: $550

2023 Fall Adult Softball Leagues

Registration will run from June to August 8, 2023.


East Alton, Roxana and Wood River have joined together once again to form a Soccer League. Children ages 5-13 are invited to participate. The registration fee is $45.00 and includes a t-shirt. Games begin in September on Saturday mornings and some weeknights. Registration ends July 31.


The Wood River, East Alton & Roxana Recreation Departments offer an Instructional Soccer program. We partner with Elite FT Fitness Training for this program. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate. This program takes place over four Saturday mornings. There will be 45 minutes of drills. The registration fee is $40.00 and includes a t-shirt. Watch for registration in February & August. There is a Spring Session that starts in April and a Fall Session that starts in September.


The Wood River, East Alton and Roxana Recreation Departments offer the TriCity Youth Volleyball Program for 3rd-6th grade boys and girls. We are offering a Spring & Fall league. The fee is $45.00 per participant. Each participant receives a t-shirt.


This basketball program has been set up for Kindergarten & 1st grade children. It is designed to teach the fundamentals and skills of basketba ll along with special drills to help with coordination. Each participant rece ives a completion certificate. The registration fee is $30.00. Registration begins in September. Clinic will start in November. For more information, call 251-3130.


The Wood River, East Alton and Roxana Recreation Departments offer the TriCity Youth Basketball Program for 2nd-6th grade boys and girls. Registration runs from

October & November and the fee is $45.00 per participant. Games begin in early January. Each participant receives a t-shirt.


Registration runs for the entire month of March. Teams are formed in late April and league play begins in May. The following divisions are offered for a fee of $45.00 ($5.00 late fee after registration date).

Boys : Age 8 – 9 Rookie League – Pitching Machine

Age 10 – 11 Minor League – Player Pitch

Age 12 – 13 Major League – Player Pitch

Age 14 – 16 Juvenile – Player Pitch

Girls: Age 8 – 9 Ponytail League – Pitching Machine

Age 10 – 12 Petite League – Pitching Machine

Age 13 – 16 Chic League – Player Modified Pitch

All of the above will play in the Tri-City League which is made up of teams from Wood River, Roxana and East Alton; with the exception that we will partner with the City of Edwardsville in the Petite & Chic Softball Leagues. All games are played in the evening with some Saturday morning games.


An instructional T-Ball league for 4 & 5 year olds that will focus on teaching the basic skills and fundamentals of baseball/softball. Games will be played in the evenings beginning the first week of June. Fee: $45. Registrati on runs for the entire month of March. ($5 late fee after March 31st)


A Coach Pitch League for 6 & 7-year old who are ready to move up from the T-Ball League. Games will be played in the evenings beginning the first week of June. Fee: $45. Registration runs for the entire month of Ma rch. ($5 late fee after March 31st)


Senior Adult Program 55+

Adults aged 55 and over are invited to join in activities for a n annual fee of $20.00. Meetings are held at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month. After a brief meeting a full meal is served catered by Chef Bob . The cost per meal is $7.00. The price Chef Bob charges is somewhat more depending on the price of food. A generous gift of $2,500.00 from the mayor and city council allows us to charge the $7.00 amount. After paying the annual fee of $20.00 each member is entitled to 4 meals without paying. Lunch is pro vided for the following occasions:

Mother’s Day (May)

Father’s Day (June)

Thanksgiving (Nov.) Christmas (Dec.)

After the meal is served bingo is played with each winner award ed $2.00. The cost of the bingo is funded by a 50-50 drawing. The meal and the bingo usually end about 1:30 pm.

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