110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389
110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389

City Parks

1. Courtyard Park
W. Second Street
Oglesby, IL 61348
Courtyard Park features two tennis courts, one basketball court, and a small playground. It is the home of Oglesby Recreation’s annual tennis camp, which takes place in June and kicks off the summer recreation programs for Oglesby children.

2. Dickinson Field
440 Dale Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348
The Little League and Junior/Senior League fields in Oglesby are some of the area’s best-kept diamonds. The fields host both Oglesby Baseball and Illinois Valley Community College’s teams as well as many local and state tournaments and the Central States Baseball tourney each August. A life-size wooden carving of “Sunny” Jim Bottomley, former first basemen for the St. Louis Cardinals and Oglesby native, is displayed near the Little League field.

3. Lehigh Park
900 E. Walnut
Oglesby, IL 61348
Lehigh Cement Company donated land for this park to honor WWII veterans. The park’s expansive woody area features a play area, restrooms, two shelters and a large stage.   The shelter on the north end is rented out from May – September on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are taken for the shelters beginning January 1 each year by calling City Hall, 9815.883.3389. Each half of the main shelter rents for $50 a day, and the back shelter rents for $50. Persons wishing to provide alcohol to their guests (family reunions, weddings, etc.) must provide proof of insurance with the city named as a co-insured with their application at least two weeks in advance of the outing. A permit is not required if guests provide their own beer and wine.

Shelter reservation policy
Shelter rental form

4. Memorial Park
N. Woodland Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348
Hundred-year oaks provide a beautiful backdrop to memorials to WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War and the display of a military helicopter. This park hosts the city’s youth softball leagues and features a large playground.

5. Municipal Pool
Pool Drive
Oglesby, IL 61348
Oglesby’s municipal swimming pool opens (weather permitting) around Memorial Day and closes in mid-August. The pool is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is available for rent after hours for pool parties. The Parks and Recreation department also offers swimming lessons. The grounds surrounding the pool are also home to Oglesby’s Summer Fun Fest, which is held Father’s Day weekend each year.

6. Oak Park
Oak Street
Oglesby, IL 61348

7. McPhedran Park
Oakwood Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348
Oglesby’s newest park is located on the west side of town. It features a fishing pond with a beautiful pier right off of the walking track. The track is 1/3 mile long with 6 work out stations. There is a playground with baby swings, regular swings, a pirate ship, and bongo drums. McPhedran Park is unique because it is the only park in town that is pet friendly. Waste stations are located on the walking path; owners are required to pick up after their pets. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

The Park and Recreation Dept. has a limited number of picnic tables for rent at $10 each. The tables must be reserved and payment made a week in advance.  Picnic Table Reservation Link.

Also see nearby state parks

Memorial Park
Lehigh Park
Dickinson Field
Oglesby Pool
Oak Park
McPhedran Park



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