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Washington Park

1501 South Grand Ave. W. Springfield, Illinois 62704


It is one of the most heavily used parks in the district. The park has rolling terrain, large trees and wooded areas, some deep ravines and two man-made lagoons. Vehicular access is provided into the park from the north, east and south sides. A loop road system allows motorists to access several parking areas and the various use areas of the park. Pedestrians use the park roads as well for walking, running, bicycling, etc.

Additional off-road trails are provided for hiking through some areas of the park. The park is primarily for passive recreational activity, although centered in the park is a complex of 12 tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, and a pro-shop. To the west is a large playground and a large pavilion with ADA accessible restrooms. Historic features within the park include the large, enclosed pavilion, a band pavilion and a lagoon on the park's east side.

Toward the park's west side along the Jacksonville Branch Creek is a lower lagoon. On the park's far west side are the Washington Park Botanical Gardens and Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.