108-acre park is located off of north Main St. and
is the largest park in the district. The park contains
over 100 acres of forested areas with 2 1/2 miles
of hiking trails available for public use. A posted
trail map is located north of the parking lot. The
trails will take you past a two acre prairie grass
and native wildflower restoration area, an old sawmill
foundation, Hirstein Cemetery (which is one of the
oldest in the county), and a small natural spring
that feeds into Ackerman Creek, which itself flows
through the park. The Morton Township maintains the
Cemetery and visitors are asked to respect the rights
of those who are buried there.
park has a playground, large shelter (available on
a first come- first served) with public restrooms,
electricity, and a water fountain. Fires are permitted
in designated fire rings only. Wood is available in
the wood box north of the shelter. Overnight camping
is available by permit only. Permits are available
at the Park District Office.
hilly terrain of the park offers the opportunity for
sledding in the winter, as conditions permit. Cross-country
skiing is also popular during the winter months. The
roadway in the park is closed from mid-October to
mid-April and the evening at 11:00 p.m on weekends.
18 hole disc golf course
is open for public use at no charge during regular
park hours. Players use "Frisbee" type playing
disc (Not Provided) and is played like regular golf.
Chain baskets are used to capture the discs at each
hole. The Peoria
Frisbee Club will once again sponsor the National
Women's Tournament in September along with a Professional
Disc Golf Association Super Tour Tournament.
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