List of Parks in Edwardsville

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

This off-leash dog park in near downtown Edwardsville.  This new dog park was named in memorial of a local community veterinarian, Brent Leh, in 2019.  The park has synthetic and includes some agility equipment.  There is a water station for dogs.  This water access is weather dependent and shut off during the colder months.  The park hours are 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM and has dusk to dawn lighting.  Open year round.

City Park - 101 South Buchanan

Edwardsville’s 2.088 acres, is the City’s most centrally located park. It is bordered by East Park Street, Kansas, South Buchanan Street and East Vandalia Streets.  City Park is also the site of the Edwardsville Public Library and the Cleaon Etzkorn bandstand.  The bandstand is where concerts are held including music by Edwardsville’s municipal band, a community symphony and Friday night Concerts in the Park during the summer.  City Park has restrooms, park benches, the Madison County Centennial Monument and the beautiful park fountain, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bearden. This park is considered a community park home of large community festivals and events conducted each year.

Drda Woods - 5404 New Poag Road

The William C. Drda Woods is a 71 acre park that is currently being reforested. Drda Woods preserve is adjacent Bohm Woods State Nature Preserve.  Preservation work is going on through parks staff, volunteers and the Heartland Conservancy. Part of the terms of a grant from Illinois Clean Energy Foundation includes restoration of the forest which was previously used as farmland.  Drda Woods will have public access off of New Poag Road near the entrance to SIUE in the future.

Hoppe Park- 1500 Tower Ave.

Hoppe Park is on 10.0 acres and is currently part of the city’s second large developed active community park area in conjunction with Winston-Brown Park and Watershed. Located on Tower Avenue, in the Northwestern section of the City, it is the home of the Edwardsville Little League baseball program. 
Hoppe Park includes

  • One major league size baseball field (lighted)
  • One elementary size baseball field (lighted)
  • One concession/restroom building
  • Three playground areas

Little League headquarters is also located in the park in its own building.

Hotz Park - St. Louis & Randle Street

At only 0.2 acres, Hotz Park is the smallest park within the City and one of the smallest in the state.  Located at St. Louis and Randle Streets, Hotz Park holds a huge stone bearing a bronze plaque commemorating the city’s five resident Governors.

Joe Glik Park - 710 East Lake Drive

42+ acres, is the City’s largest passive park. Purchased through a donation from Mr. Joe Glik and two Illinois Department of Natural Resources grants.  This park is located east of Dunlap Lake subdivision on East Lake Drive. The first phase of the development of the 42-acre site is enjoyed by people from all around the area as well as the location of many community events.  Further development will come in the next several years in line with new transportation improvements in the eastern corridor of the City which will allow for more parking and access.
Joe Glik Park includes:

  • 2,500 feet of walking, biking, skating trails
  • Two stocked fishing lakes with a concrete fishing deck
  • Two picnic pavilions
  • Barbecue grill
  • Large comfort station
  • Playground with ADA compliant soft surfacing
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Basketball court
  • Large grass areas for open play
  • Beautiful Freedom Fountain
  • Off-leash fenced dog park area with trees to run around and shade

Leclaire Baseball Field - 701 Hale Ave.

Leclaire Park is 3.3 acres located at 701 Hale avenue, adjacent to Troy Road. It is a completely renovated park, with signature Little League baseball facilities. In a cooperative effort with the Edwardsville Glen Carbon Little League Association, the City completed an elementary size baseball field that includes sprinkler system, electronic scoreboard, new field lighting system, concession, restroom, press box building, paved parking lot, new street lighting, sidewalks, flagpoles, grandstand seating, waterfall and site amenities.  All these additions help to makes this park the focal point of the entire area. Also on this park site is the historic Leclaire Academy building, a 100+ year old school building currently the site of the Children’s Museum.

Leclaire Park - 900 Hale Ave.

Leclaire Park is set on 5.8 acres located within the historic Leclaire neighborhood.  It is a favorite picnic and playground area for many Edwardsville families.  This is considered a community park but people from surrounding municipalities visit and enjoy its beautiful setting.  The sidewalk encircles the park as it surrounds the beautiful two acre lake which is great for fishing and enjoyed by geese and ducks.
Leclaire Park include:

  • Three playground areas
  • Historic bandstand gazebo
  • Large picnic pavilion
  • Two small picnic shelters
  • Barbecue grills
  • Handicapped accessible restroom facility
  • Two acre fishing lake complete with a lighted fountain and a water fall

Leon Corlew Park - 333 South Main Street

Splash pad Use by Reservation Only

Leon Corlew Park is 2 acres and includes an accessible splash pad with features ranging from gentle bubblers on one end to a large dumping bucket on the other end. There is also a traditional dry playground area featuring a toddler structure and a bigger kid structure with two tall and winding slides all on an accessible rubber surface.
Leon Corlew Park includes:

  • Splash Pad
  • Shade Areas
  • Playground
  • Three Pavilions
  • Fitness Trail
  • Restroom Concession Area (includes two family rooms)
  • Barbecue Grills

Lusk Park - 535 Randle Street

2.8 acres, is the site of the City's oldest cemetery, and considered to be a passive park. Amenities include; park benches, memorial plaques, and wrought iron fencing at the main entrance. The remains of several of the original headstones are still visible near the entrance of this neighborhood park.

Plummer Family Park - 3501 Sports Park Drive

The Plummer Family Park is a brand new sports complex right off of I-55. It is built on 83 acres and there is room for expansion for more baseball/softball multipurpose fields. There are 825 parking spots.  More info!

  • Four lighted synthetic turf 12U baseball/softball fields
  • Three lighted synthetic turf multipurpose fields
  • Twelve Outdoor Pickleball Courts
  • Two Outdoor Batting Cages
  • Two Concessions/Restroom Buildings
  • Playground

Rotary Park - Hadley Ave.

Rotary Park is a 0.5 acres small, neighborhood park located at the end of Hadley Avenue and Harrison Street.  It is bordered on the north by a two-rail wooden fence.
Rotary Park Amenities include:

  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Drinking Fountain.


Springer Woods Park - Frederick Street & Springer Woods Lane

Springer Woods Park is on 10.4 acres and is a wooded nature area that winds through a quiet neighborhood in the central, north end of the city. Besides its natural beauty, Springer Woods Park provides amenities to the surrounding homes.
Springer Woods Park includes:

  • Children’s Playground
  • Exercise Trail
  • Two small picnic table shelters
  • Barbecue Grill

Terry Park - Terry Ave.

Terry Park is set on 3.9 acres and is largely a natural wildlife area located along Terry Street and Grand Avenue. Laced with walking paths, it is used mostly by neighborhood children walking to and from school.

Tower Park - 89 Bennington Place

Tower Park is a one-acre neighborhood park located at 89 Bennington Place and used mostly as a neighborhood park.
Tower Park contains:

  • Basketball Court
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Barbecue Grill

Vadalabene Park - 501 & 599 Voge Ave.

3.75 acres, is the home of the City’s fast-pitch softball program. Vadalabene Park is located at the northern edge of the City on Home Avenue and Voge Street. With more than 1700 participants in the community utilizing the facility during the summer, we consider this a community park.
Vadalabene Park contains:

  • One basketball court
  • Two lighted softball fields
  • Children’s "tot lot" playground
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Two concession/restroom buildings

Watershed Nature Center - 1591 Tower Ave.

At 40+ acres, it is considered to be the outdoor learning center for anyone interested in the science and beauty of nature. Located on Tower Avenue, directly adjacent to Hoppe Park, this is the site of the City's former sewage lagoon, which, with the help of many volunteers, donations, and LWCF grant funding from the state, was transformed into a nature center many feel is one of the best they have ever seen. With over 3,000 feet of paved trails, 800 feet of concrete walks elevated over wetlands, two observation towers, one observation blind, two lakes, prairies, upland forest, and a 1500 square foot Interpretive Welcome Center building, this is not only a community park, but a regional one. Please visit www.watershednaturecenter.org/ for more information regarding the center. The Watershed Nature Center is ADA compliant. Please contact the City of Edwardsville, Parks and Recreation Department for further information. http://www.watershednaturecenter.org/

Winston Brown Recreation Complex - 1325 Schiller Ave.

10.5 acres, previously known as Lower Hoppe Park, this area was renamed and dedicated in honor of the late Winston Brown, long time Park Board Chairman, educator, coach, and City Council member. A brick and stone monument now marks the entrance to the park.
Winston-Brown Park contains:

  • Two lighted softball fields
  • Children’s playground
  • Concession/restroom buildings
  • Two Picnic pavilions
  • Sand Volleyball 
  • Two lighted full-court basketball courts complete with spectator seating