Park News

Riverside Park Closed


Riverside Park is closed until further notice due to the rising water flooding the road. We will continue to monitor the overall safety of the park. We will keep you updated with any new developments.

If you have any questions please call 217-753-6212.

~ The Springfield Park District

Winter/Spring Programming
Slides of Park District information, activities, events, etc. for Winter/Spring 2020, with a focus on January - February 2020. Click on the area of interest to view a pdf of the slides.

Give the Gift of FUN This Season!

Trying to figure out the perfect birthday or holiday gift?! 

Why not give the gift of experience and purchase a Springfield Park District gift certificate! The FUN is endless… the gift certificate can be used toward a loved one’s season pass, hockey program, zoo class, swimming lessons and so much more!

Give the gift of FUN this season and purchase a certificate by calling or stopping by your nearest Park District facility.

You Are INVITED to host your Birthday Party with Us!

Make your child's birthday party a memorable one.  Parents relax and enjoy, while you host your party with us and we do the clean up!  Each Party listed includes their own unique amenities.  Pick the Birthday FUN that's right for you and your little ones...

Ice-skating Party Because it's Cooler at the Nelson Center!  Call 217-753-2800

Pizza & Games at Funshop, Nelson Center or maybe Erin's Pavilion? Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2301

Foot Golf at Bergen Golf Course.  Call 217-753-6211

Party Wild at the Henson Robinson Zoo.  Call 217-585-1811

Popsicle & Pool Party at the Nelson Center!  Call 217-753-2800

Click here to go to our Online Portal for more information: 

Click on the image below to see in full-screen. 


Park District Closures and Cancellations

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!

2020 Spring Activity and Facility Guide
Our 2020 Spring Activity and Facility Guide is here! Make sure to pick up a copy from one of our Park District facilities. This is a MUST HAVE resource for everything Springfield Park District for the Spring of 2020! Click the image below to view the online version.

Monthly Calendars
Here is a fun calendar that you can print off and stick on your fridge! Use the blank one to add in all the FUN activities and events you'd like to attend with the Springfield Park District this month. Or print off one that has activities and events filled in for you! Click the images below for a printer-friendly version.

February 2020

Generations Tree & Memorial Bench Program
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 to download a full PDF brochure.  CLICK HERE

Sustain Springfield Green Map

Urban Action Network has put together this awesome Sustain Springfield Green Map - locating community gardens, parks and recycling locations! 

Did you know? The Springfield Park District has a community garden (and many parks ??) for you to start living a more “green” lifestyle! 

Find out more information by visiting the following link:

2019 Seasonal Closures

2019 Seasonal Closures

The Springfield Park District wants to remind everyone that our 2019 Park Season is coming to a close. We will be winterizing the restrooms throughout the parks. Starting Saturday, November 2nd, the only restroom to remain open will be in Washington Park. Please see the list of parks with restrooms that will close for the 2019 Park Season:

Bunn Park Golf Course, Comer Cox Park, Douglas Park, Dreamland Park, Eisenhower Park, Enos Park, Fairview Park, Gehrmann Park, Gietl Park, Hobbs Park, Iles Park, Jaycee Park, Lawless Park, Lincoln Greens Golf Course, Lincoln Park (Shelter 7 + Concession Area), Riverside Campgrounds (Bathroom + Shower House), Rotary Park, Schlitt Park, Southwind Park, and The Stand

It has been our pleasure to provide the Springfield Community with yet another great season of fun and recreation in our Parks. As we close additional facilities we will keep you informed. Thanks for your support.

~ The Springfield Park District

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