Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5
Closed Memorial Day, May 31
Closed Independence Day, July 4
Daily, 5:30 am - 10:00
Board of Commissioners
Clarence Barney Jr.,
John Andrews, Vice
Greg Curry, Member
Jim Sparrow, Member
Director of Parks and Recreation
Superintendent of Operations
Roy Logan, Program
Christine Logeman, Administrative Assistant
All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment and are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. The Park District may alter the
schedule, cancel, combine or add programs when enrollment warrants.
Registrations are processed in the order received. Registration can be
done in person or by mail.
EXPLANATION OF FEES
Lincoln Park District residents, through property taxes, make a
financial contribution to the operation of the Park District.
Non-residents pay the second fee listed. Program fees are used to offset
a part of the costs for instructors, facilities and program supplies.
Because some residents are unable to participate in programs due to
economic hardships, the Lincoln Park District provides financial
assistance to reduce or waive certain fees and charges. Application
forms are available at the Center desk and will be mailed to residents
upon request. All applications must be submitted two weeks prior to
program registration deadlines. A limited amount of funding is
available. Applicants for assistance are not guaranteed
Requests for refunds must be made three-week days prior to the first
class. Application for a refund must be made in person during regular
business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday). A $2 service fee is
charged for all refunds. If for any reason, a program is cancelled, a
total refund is given to each participant registered for the program.
Individual accident insurance for participants in programs is NOT
provided by the Lincoln Park District.
Registrants and participants permit the taking of photos and videos of
themselves and their children during Park District activities for
publication in the program brochure and web site for use, as the Park
District deems necessary.
A $15 service fee is charged for checks returned due to insufficient
MEMORIAL PARK PAVILIONS
The Memorial Park shelters are available for person to reserve for
private parties or reunions from April 1 - October 15. The park is open
from 6:a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, offering applicants a choice of 5 shelters
located in the 42-acre park. Reservations for the open-air shelters are
available free-of-charge on a first-come,first-served basis by
contacting the Center office.
HAVE A PICNIC
Relax at the following area parks:
Exchange Club Park**Monroe and 21st streets
Lehn & Fink Park**Pekin and Beason streets
Mayfair Park***Southgate and Allison Ave.
Melrose Park***Adams and 13th streets
Postville Park***5th and Washington streets
Ray White Park**Monroe and Short 11th streets
Having a birthday party? Wedding reception? Business meeting/luncheon?
Or even a Garage Sale. If so, rent a room in the Center. Our facility
offers large and small meeting rooms and kitchen. Come to the Center
office or Call Christine to make your reservation.
Give a gift that's sure to fit! The Lincoln Park District has a gift
suggestion that is suitable for people of all ages - a Park District
Gift certificates are available for all classes, programs and
memberships. Give a unique gift - a gift of leisure and learning. For
more information, call Christine at the Center at 732-8770.
CITY OF LINCOLN HERITAGE DAYS JULY 4TH WEEKEND
Enjoy 4 days of fun filled festivities!
Friday, July 1st**Downtown Merchants Red, White, and Blue Sales
Friday Evening**Street Dance with Food & Drinks
Saturday, July 2*Downtown Community Garage Sales
***Free Watermelon Feed
Saturday Evening*Street Dance with Country Thunder and Hazzar County
***Food & Drinks
Sunday, July 3**Lincoln Speedway
***Large FIREWORKS Display
Monday, July 4**Lincoln Park District Water Balloon Fights with Fire
Department, Kids Parade down Wyatt Avenue
***with judging and prizes. Baseball Tournaments, Pool Games, Christian
Rock band and a HUGE
***FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA *******
POOL SPECIAL EVENTS
OPENING DAY SPECIAL
Saturday, June 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Everyone pays just $1.00 or use your pool pass
FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL
Bring Dad and he swims for free. Sunday, June 19,
1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
ADULT MOONLIGHT SWIMS
FOR ADULTS ONLY, leave the kids home; come out and
relax poolside under the stars.
Saturdays, June 18, July 2, or July 16. 8:30 p.m.
- 10:30 p.m. $1.00 or pass
JULY 4 FESTIVITIES
Bring the whole family and have fun with games,
contests and prizes.
Monday, July 4th 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $1.00 or
Midnight swims will be held on selected nights at
the pool throughout the summer when the heat seems
unbearable. Watch and listen for announcements at
the pool or the HOTLINE at 732-5916. $1.00 or pass.
CITV5 & LPD DIVE IN PARTY!
Be a part of our made for TV Summer Swim Party.
Grab your friends and join in the fun. Compete in relays or biggest and
smallest splashes. Also a Soda Scramble where the winners get to push
a lifeguard of their choice into the pool! We double dog dare you to be
a part of this filmed to be aired on CITV 5 swim party sensation.
Saturday, July 16 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Former Stars of this show
BACK TO SCHOOL SPLISH, SPLASH &
Just for the older 5th - 8th graders, this party is
our farewell to summer. Water contests, D.J. Brando, pizza and soft
drinks included. Saturday, August 13, 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. swim
7:30p.m. - 9:00 p.m. skate $5.00 per person for skate and swim.
Make a big splash at your next birthday party,
reunion or special occasion with a pool party! Rental fee includes
lifeguards. Arrangements for parties should be made at least 2 weeks
prior to the event. Contact Chris, 732-8770 between 8:30a.m. and 4:00
p.m. weekdays for assistance in planning your own special splash-a-poolaza!
Available time slots are 6:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m. &
8:30p.m. - 10:30p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Or 8:30p.m. - 10:30
p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Swimming instruction is available for all ages and
skill levels at the Park District pool. From beginnners, to advanced.
There's something for everyone.
As a part of a cooperative effort with the Lincoln
Park District, the Lincoln Area YMCA will be conducting all
instructional programs at the pool. Questions concerning the YMCA
swimming programs should be directed to Nate Bossingham at 735-3915
There are many ways you
can help the Lincoln Park District. Investing in our community and the
people in it will always be valuable.
Is your neighborhood group or service organization looking for a
worthwhile and rewarding community project? Why not adopt a park?
We have seven neighborhood parks to choose from. Your group can take an
active role in the planning, upkeep and programming in the park of your
choice. Call Roy at 732-8770 and get started today.
Neighborhood Park Watch Program
The neighborhood Park Watch Program is a cooperative effort among the
Lincoln Park District, the Lincoln Police Department and the community
This program is designed to create community awareness and pride; to
decrease vandalism and crime; to provide neighborhood residents a safe
and comfortable environment and to develop a sense of ownership.
If you would like to become involved in the Neighborhood Park Watch
Program near your home, please call us at 732-8770.
Plant a Tree!
Here is a unique way to celebrate the birth of a child, wedding,
anniversary, or to honor the memory of a loved one.....Plant a tree!
For a donation of $200, the Lincoln Park District will plant a tree in
the park of your choice. A Living Tribute certificate and map of where
the tree has been planted are included. Trees available as memorials
are: ash, red maple, Norway maple, linden, pin oak, red oak, crabapple
and dogwood. What a wonderful way to contribute to the beauty and
environmental health of our community. Trees are carefully monitored and
are guaranteed for five years.
Park Bench Recognition Memorials
A gift of $500 will place an attractive bench in the park of your choice
with a plaque inscribed with your message or loved ones name.
Youth Scholarship Fund
The Lincoln Park District's Youth Scholarship Fund assists children who
demonstrate financial need to be able to participate in Lincoln Park
Budgeted amounts are simply not enough to accommodate the number of
requests received each year for financial assistance. Your contribution
will make a difference in our community's children.
At the Lincoln Park District we believe that volunteerism can be one of
the highest forms of recreation! Volunteering helps your community,
enriches your leisure time and offers you the opportunity to develop new
interests and friendships.
Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals or groups in
on-going programs and/or special projects and events. We will match your
skills and interests with the right volunteer position. For more
information on the Volunteer Program and the opportunities, you are
welcome to write or visit the office at 1400 Primm Road or call
*All of us at the District deeply appreciate the tremendous
contributions of the*many volunteers who have given so much time and
energy to the Park District*programs. A heartfelt THANK YOU to each and
every one of our Volunteers.
Friends of Illinois Parks
People from all walks of life are making a difference in parks and
recreation. These 'friends' make monetary contributions, give their time
to clean-up parks and forest preserves, teach classes or coach sports
teams. Friends of Illinois Parks is a nonprofit organization that
strives to involve more citizens statewide as friends in these ways and
others, such as legislative advocacy.
For more information about Friends of Illinois Parks:
contact Friends of Illinois Parks,
*************211 East Monroe Street, Springfield IL 62701
************ Toll free 1-877-523-4558 or www.ILparks.org
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For Kids and Adults
Bump, Set, Spike!! Learn the fundamentals with hands-on
practice. Aspects covered include hitting, setting, passing, blocking
and serving. Also taught are offensive and defensive strategies. Our
instructor is Mark Tippett, Head Volleyball coach for Lincoln College.
You must pre-register in order to receive a T-shirt the week of camp.
#150 Entering 4th - 6th Grades 9:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Indoor
Tu. - Th. June 14,15, & 16 $35.00/$43.75
Lauren Perring will be our Tumbling Instructor. Lauren studied in Minier
for seven years. She received numerous awards for her ability in floor
exercises as well as the uneven bars. Lauren has also given private
instruction for the past two years. Ms. Perring has taught with us in
the past and we are pleased to welcome here back. Lauren's older
returning students will be placed in the advanced class.
Sundays July 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st*All Sessions are $30.00/$37.50
#151 Beginners*K - 2nd*Grades**1:30p.m. - 2:15p.m.
#152 Beginners 3rd - 5th Grades**2:30p.m. - 3:15p.m.
Find out what's up at Lincoln Park District all
summer long. Think your game might be rained out? Find out on the
HOTLINE. Want to know what special events are going on? Give the
HOTLINE a ring. 732-5916.
Rick Hamm State Farm Insurance and Lincoln Park
District team up to offer this challenging safety seminar. We will
start with a safety inspection. After that there will be several
different stations with various courses that will test your ability and
skill level at circling and changing direction, mounting and
dismounting, stopping ability and short radius turning. We will even
have a race to see who can ride the slowest!
Prizes will be awarded. We encourage you to wear
your helmets and any other safety equipment you may have. There is no
charge for this event held near the golf shack at the Park District.
Moms and Dads are welcome to attend.
SENIOR STRIDE AND SOCIAL
IN THE PARK
We invite Senior Citizens, (we start them at the youthful age of 60!) to
join us in Memorial Park the first and third Fridays of June, July, and
August. Our walks will start at 9:00 a.m and last approximately 1 hour.
Points of interest throughout the Park will be highlighted.
Light refreshments will be included. There is no charge for this
BASIC DOG OBEDIENCE
Mike Bieser, owner and master trainer of Canine Training Institute will
be the instructor. Covered will be sit, lay, and leading on a leash.
Owners/Handlers must be a minimum of 8 years of age. Proof of
inoculation is required at the time of registraton.
Owners/Handlers must provide a 6 foot non-retractable leash and a
chain/choke collar. This class will be for four weeks. Class will be one
hour starting at 1:30 p.m.
#155 8yrs - Adult Sundays July 10 $40.00/$50.00*
Lincoln Park District will be hosting their fifth
annual Summer Golf Camp this June. Students of all ages are encouraged
to sign up early due to the growth and popularity of this program. And,
once again, we are pleased to have Jim Dunovsky return as our
A one-time Lincoln resident and an IWU alum, Jim
currently resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. A thirteen-year
ambassador of the game, and presently managing at The Links at Carillon
Golf Club in Plainfield, Jim is actively pursuing PGA Certification to
further his career. His passion and knowledge of the game of golf, as
well as his light hearted approach to teaching, are definitely the keys
to his successful instruction.
The one-week Golf Camp consists of four days of
instruction and ends with a fun-filled nine hole round of golf on Friday
at Four Willows Golf Course in Mason City. The primary focus of the
camp will be on the fundamentals of the golf swing, (grip, stance,
posture, form and tempo). And finally, no lesson would be complete
without some of the basics on rules, philosophy, and etiquette.
Teaching fun through instruction helps all of Jim's students easily
enjoy what can be a very challenging game.
#108*9yr. - 12 yr.*8:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.*M - F*June
20 - 24*$80.00/$100.00
We happily welcome Brianna Sheldon back home for
the summer. Brianna joins us as our Tennis Instructor. She comes to
our courts from the LCHS varsity tennis team, where she progressed from
the most improved player her sophomore year to team captain and MVP her
senior year. Attending WIU Brianna plans to graduate next year with a
major in Law Enforcement and a double minor in Fire Science and
Economics. Although busy with her involvement in the Sigma Kappa
Sorority, she still enjoys the game.
PeeWee Tennis introduces kids to tennis basics.
Ages are 4 - 7, and equipment is furnished. Beginners are entering 3rd
- 5th grades. Intermediates include entering 6th - 8th grades and
Advanced are for those entering 9th to all ages. Beginner to advanced
must bring his or her own equipment. Instruction is on our indoor
courts and everyone will need tennis shoes.
**#112*PeeWee*8:00a.m. - 8:45 a.m.**M - F**June 6 -
**#113*Beginner*8:45a.m. - 9:45 a.m.**M - F**June 6
**#114*Intermediate*9:45a.m. - 10:45 a.m.**M -
F**June 6 - 10*$25.00/$31.25
**#115*Advanced*10:45a.m. - 11:45 a.m.**M - F**June
6 - 10*$25.00/$31.25
TEE BALL LEAGUE
Learn the fundamentals of baseball including
hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running. Emphasis on
sportsmanship, teamwork and fun! Rosters will be on/in the local
media. T-shirts, caps, and schedules will be distributed at the first
practice. All athletes must wear sneakers and have their own ball
gloves. Parents will need to choose a session and the season will last
for six weeks.
Our coaches for this session will be Michelle
Young and Howie Fuiten. Ms. Young teaches at Carroll Catholic School
and played softball and basketball. Mr. Fuiten teaches at LCHS, he
also played Tee Ball here and baseball in college. By the end of
September we will introduce them to you as Mr. & Mrs. Fuiten!!
Congratulations coaches, thanks for sharing your summer with LPD.
#110*Entering K - 2*9:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.*Mon. &
Wed.* Starting June 13*$25.00/$31.25
#111*Entering K - 2*9:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.*Tues. &
Thurs.* Starting June 14*$25.00/$31.25*
#401*Entering K - 2*8:30a.m. - 10:30
a.m.*Saturday* Starting June 18*$25.00/$31.25
FISHING CLINIC AND FISHING DERBY
Our fishing clinic is held in the Railer Room at
Lincoln Park Dis. The fundamentals of fishing are explored along with
safety issues. The Department of Natural Resources will be here with
displays and giveaways. Casting, tying on a hook, and different types
of bait will be discussed. There will also be several displays,
including a championship pro-fishing bass boat.
The Fishing Derby is held at Hickory Lane
Campground, near Atlanta. The Lincoln City Police D.A.R.E. program will
sponsor the free Derby. The wiener wagon will be on hand to offer
hotdogs & sodas to the participants. Parental approval is a must and
parents are encouraged to attend.
Both events are free.
*#116*Clinic*5 - 15 yrs.*6:30p.m. - 8:00
*#117*Derby*5 - 15 yrs.*9:00a.m. - 11:30 a.m.**Sat.
Get a taste of different styles of dance this
summer. Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Celtic, and Clogging are included. Special
shoes are not needed but please wear something other than socks.
Previous experience is not necessary.
Instructor Audra Turley, owner of Audra's Studio of
Dance, is a Master Graduate of Dance Educators of America. She is also
the director to the award winning Flying Feet Cloggers and Competition
Teams. Parents will be invited to a demonstration on the last day of
#118*Ages 6 & up*9:00 a.m. - Noon*Th. & Fri. 7/21
Limited hours are available for Child Care during
your workout. Children may enjoy interactive play or movies, coloring,
or other fun activities. Parents must stay in the building. Call for
SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
The lights dim, a hush comes over the room, then
the curtain goes up, Act I, Scene I. A little exaggerated for our
"theatre" but directed by real theatre professionals none the less.
Jenny Holcombe, formerly Jennny MacMurdo, returns to share her craft
with Lincoln Park District and Lincoln Community Theater. Jenny owns
The Little Coat Theatre Company with business partner Jenn Murphy.
Jenny started our Summer Theatre program in 2002 and directs South
Pacific for LCT this summer.
Each workshop is age specific with activities
tailored to their abilities. Experience the basics of getting a show
into production; painting, singing, set design, tryouts, and improv.
Included is a tour of the Johnson Center and Lincoln Community Theatre's
Warehouse. Bring your sack lunch, your swim suit and towel. Family and
friends are invited to see the show on the last day of the workshop.
#123*6yrs. - 10 yrs.*Mon. - Fri.*June 6th -
10th**9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. *$75.00/$93.75
#124*11yrs. - 14 yrs.*Mon.
BALL ROOM DANCE LESSONS
Mike and Julie Bieser are our instructors. Mike
and Julie met at the Park District a few years ago and the rest is
history! This fun four-week session will include the very popular swing
dance, a night club two step, which are steps set to a slower beat, and
of course, the ChaCha. We will be in the Ballroom on Thursday evenings
from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Comfortable clothes and slick soled shoes are
#174*Adults 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Thursdays June 9 - 30* $40.00/$50.00 Per Couple
SPANISH FOR ADULTS
Have you ever wanted to learn a second language?
Now you have the opportunity! Nancy Hobbs, born and raised in the
Caribbean, will be teaching conversational Spanish. Her focus will be
for the benefit of the tourist traveling abroad. Everyday language
barriers will be addressed as well as advice for seeking information
while visiting and navigating in a foreign country.
#503 Adult Spanish* June 13 - 17* 7:00p.m. -
SPANISH FOR KIDS
Ola! That's Spanish for hello. Nancy Hobbs, born
in the Dominican Republic and raised in Puerto Rico, will be our
instructor. Her friendly and outgoing personality will introduce young
people to cultural similarities and differences between the Caribbean
and USA. Along with learning conversational Spanish, you will
experience food, fashion, and fun from the Puerto Rican culture. Enjoy
a real Caribbean vacation right here in Lincoln!
#501*Youth Spanish Entering 3rd - 5th Grades June
13 - 17 *9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.*$30.00/$37.50
#502*Youth Spanish Entering 6th - 8th Grades June
13 - 17 *10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. $30.00/$37.50
Whether you are shooting skeet or hunting big game,
this course is for you. Illinois State Law requires that anyone born on
or after January 1, 1980 may not be issued a hunting license unless they
take a valid Hunter Education Course. Logan County Quail Unlimited and
Logan County Whitetail Unlimited are the sponsors of this educational
This course consists of 10 hours of instruction.
This class covers the basics of hunter responsibility, wildlife
conservation and identifications, firearms and ammunitions, field
safety, wildlife manage, first aid, archery, muzzle loading and state
regulations. This course is open to all ages and many states are now
requiring adult hunters to furnish evidence of having completed a Hunter
Safety Course prior its issuance of a non-resident license. Persons
completing the minimum 10-hour class and successfully passing the final
examination will receive a State of Illinois Certificate of Competency
and a graduate patch.
There is no cost to take this course and
refreshments/lunch will be provided. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO
GRADUATE AND PROVIDE A VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Pre-registration
is strongly encouraged.
#506 Fri. June 3 6:00p.m. - 10:00 p.m.*
AND Sat. June 4 9:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.**Cost: Free
A DAY IN THE WOODS
BUTTERFLIES, BUGS & THINGS THAT LIVE
Have you heard the expression, "Can't see the
forest for the trees"? Well, after today you will not only know the
names of the trees, but everything it takes to make up a forest. Carol
Thompson, Park Interpreter from Weldon Springs State Park is coming to
teach us all about nature in Memorial Park. We are the only park
district in Central Illinois that Carol shares her time with. Welcome
back Carol and thank you for your gift of knowledge!
This adventure packed day is filled with birding,
looking for bugs and butterflies, using sweep nets to examine the
smallest of insects, hiking and tree identification. Anything else that
Mother Nature chooses to reveal to us will be discussed as well.
A pioneer's meal will be offered at noon for all
the participants. Roast, potatoes, and carrots with fresh baked
biscuits from cast iron dutch ovens are on the menu. Open fire cooking
with young people making their own desserts is only a part of the
experience. Insect repellant and long pants with comfortable tennis
style shoes are suggested. Parents/Guardians are responsible for
transportation to and from Memorial Park.
#137*Entering 1st - 3rd grades*9:00 -
#138*Entering 4th - 6th grades*9:00 -
YOUTH FOOTBALL 2005
Learn football fundamentals this summer. Sign up
is July 1st through July 24th. First practice is July 25th. Equipment
check-out and schedules will be posted later. Football is for boys
entering 6th - 8th grades and the fee is $55.00 per child and $30.00 for
each additional family member. The Commissioner is Matt Vlahovich,
737-7875 or Larry Booth, 871-0409.
BIKE TOUR OF LOGAN COUNTY
This family oriented event is being planned to tour
the black top roads of historic Logan County. We are planning a shorter
12 mile loop and a longer 30+ mile loop. Refreshments and snacks are
offered at different locations. Watch local online/print newspapers for
the latest developments.
Cost is $12.00 per person and $25.00 per family. A
family is 2 adults over 18 and 2 children under the age of 14. T shirts
will be offered for sale.
#508*Youth - Adult(s)*Sat. Aug 20 Start 8:00 -
MOM or DAD & ME!
Looking for a fun, quality filled morning with your
children? Let a Park Consultant lead you around and share general
information with each of you at Memorial Park.
Our day will start by building a bat house and
learning how all of nature interacts with one another. Hikes around the
park will be spent looking for what nature has put right under our
noses. Interactive games and a project or two for home will be
planned. Long sleeves, jeans, insect repellant and tennis shoes are
recommended. An adult must stay with their children.
Registration will be limited so adequate supplies
may be furnished.
#509*Ages 6 & up**Saturday, June 25*9:00 -
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