Recreation

Visit Springfield, IL and find plenty of recreation and sports options to keep you busy. Hit the links at one of ten golf courses or spend the day boating and fishing on beautiful Lake Springfield. Stroll through Lincoln Memorial Garden or bike one of our many trails.
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Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the center of town, the sanctuary's trails are open for hiking or strolling. Look for an informative kiosk with maps and information. Adams Wildlife Sanctuary is also the location of the state headquarters for the Illinois Audubon Society. Explore examples of Illinois native habitat on forty acres of woodland, prairie and wetlands. Trails open year-round sunrise to sunset

Bergen Park Golf Course

Established in 1930, Bergen Golf Course was built on fertile farm ground which to this day provides a lush terrain. The course reatures eight par fours and one par three. The course has no bunkers or water hazards which makes it playable for golfers of all abilities! 

Course Information: 9 holes; Par 35; Yardage: 2,657; Slope: 48.5

Brookhills Golf Club Inc.

Brookhills golf club features a 9 hole golf course, driving range and pro shop. Be sure to relax in the Club House following a round of golf!

Bunn Golf Course

Bunn Golf Course is a regulation 18 hole facility. It is a tree lined course with narrow fairways and challenging holes. Water comes into play on several holes throughout the course. The 18th green is one of the most challenging greens in the area.

Course Information: 18 Holes; Par 72; Yardage 6,109 5,355; Slope 118

Bunn to Lost Bridge Trail

This 1.5 mile trail is an extension of the Lost Bridge Trail from Rochester. Street Crossings on Dirksen Pkwy and Taylor Ave. Trailheads at IDOT Builing on Dirksen Parkway (parking lot) and at Abundant Faith Christian Center (parking lot).

Eisenhower Park & Aquatic Center

Eisenhower Park is located along Taylor Avenue south of Ash Street and Southeast High School. Eisenhower Park has two contiguous sections. The park itself is 20.1 acres and contains 3 ball fields, a playground, and a park district maintenance building. Eisenhower Pool is located north and adjacent to Eisenhower Park sitting on 1.2 acres of land. 


The Eisenhower Pool is the only year-round public pool in the community. It is used by school swim teams for practices and meets as well as by the general public. 

Interurban Trail

This 8.3 mile trail Connects to the Wabash Trail at the Wabash Trail head located at the intersection of Wabash Ave and Park Ave.

It heads south under Interstate 72 near the MacArthur extension. It crosses the lake on a refurbished railroad bridge and continues into Chatham, ending at Walnut Street.

The trail is very scenic even with its close proximity to the active railroad line. Most of the trail passes through areas that are open farmland or scattered housing. 


Knight's Action Park

Knights Action Park - This 60-acre outdoor world of fun boasts a driving range, two miniature golf courses, go-karts, batting cages, rides, Splash Kingdom and Route 66 Twin Drive In Theatre!

Lake Springfield

Lake Springfield is a major central Illinois recreation center offering boating, fishing, and water sports. The 57 miles of shoreline includes over 735 residential sites, eight public parks, and several public boat docks and launches. 

Lake Springfield Marina

Full service marina. Enjoy cruising or fishing on beautiful Lake Springfield on your rental pontoon boat, personal watercraft or canoe, kayak or paddle boat. 

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