Park List


 All parks follow a set of rules which you can read here.

Arlington Park

290 South Seminary Street

Arlington Park is a small 0.2 acre pocket park and is the former site of the Arlington Hotel. Located in the Central Business District the park is primarily intended as a passive open space.

Bateman Park

645 Maple Avenue

This 1.6 acre park located in a single family residential neighborhood offers a basketball court, two tennis courts and a playground. The north half of the park is undeveloped open space.

Bunker Links Golf Course

See Bunker Links Golf Course in Recreation

Central Park

Main and Broad Streets



Central Park is the center of a traffic circle formed at the intersection of Main and Broad Streets. This 1.3 acre park with a statue of native son Carl Sandburg and his goat Nellie at its center serves as an attractive green space in the Central Business District.


Colton Park

175 South Seminary Street



Colton Park is the home to an intermodal facility housing the AMTRAK Station and Trailways Bus Station.  The Galesburg Railraod Museum is located in this park along with a steam engine and several railroad cars forming an outdoor museum exhibit at the 4.5 acre park. Site of the annual Railroad Days Celebration held on the last weekend of June.


Dale Kelley Park

West Tompkins Street

This park is a mini-tot lot constructed on a 0.2 acre lot in a single family residential neighborhood, offering a playground.

Debbie Klapp Park

1301 Russell Avenue

Set on 7.7 acres, this facility is located in a single family neighborhood. It is relatively flat, open park, which gently slopes to the east to a lightly treed stream. It contains a sledding hill, basketball court and playground.


Full View Point

NE corner Kellogg/Ferris



This small park has been recently updated with new landscaping; including a pergola, commemorative boulders, trees, shrubs and perennials with a walkway and benches.


Graham Park

898 West Main Street

Graham Park is a 0.5 acre parcel that serves as the entrance to the City’s Water Division facility located on West Main Street. This lightly treed site is similar to Central Park and the primary purpose and value of this facility is as a green open space.

Hawthorne Center Park

2265 and 2331 Veterans Drive



This 30 acre site is home to the Hawthorne Gym and Pool and two state of the art little league baseball fields with complete facilities. Also located at this partially wooded park are a handicap accessible play feature and a batting cage.

H.T. Custer Park

626 East Fifth Street

This park covers 7.9 acres in a single family residential neighborhood. Facilities include a lighted baseball field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, picnic shelters, wading pool and comfort station.

Icehouse Park

451 East South Street

Icehouse Park is a favorite of train buffs and is located on the east side of downtown immediately across the railroad tracks from the train station. This small .76 acre park is appropriate for passive uses which capitalize on its downtown location adjacent to the railroad.

Inbinder Park

1285 West Carl Sandburg Drive



This 11.9 acre site, located across the street from the Knox County YMCA was developed in 2001. Facilities include a basketball court, playground, ½ mile hike/bike trail around an existing 4.9 acre pond, viewing deck at the edge of the pond, a prairie plot and mesic plantings.

Jason Wessels Park

1940 Windish Drive

This park contains approximately 14 acres in currently undeveloped open space except for several target greens used by residents to practice their golf game.

Kiwanis Park

2191 East Knox Street



This 50+ acre community park includes a horse show arena, lighted softball field, multi purpose recreational trail, an 18-hole disc golf course, two modular playground stations, a circular 3 on 3 basketball court, drinking fountains, a gazebo with restrooms, a water/spray park and a skateboard park. Other recent improvements to the park include the renovation of parking areas, renovation of a storage building, benches, lighting and prairie planting areas.

See the Document Center for the Disc Golf Map and Disc Golf Rules

Lake Storey

See Lake Storey Recreation Area Link in Galesburg Services / Recreation

Lancaster Park

Lancaster Street

Lancaster Park is a 1.0 acre park located in a single family neighborhood. The main facilities in this partially wooded site include a playground and seating area.

Lincoln Park

Off Route 150 at U.S. 34



Lincoln Park is a community park of 45 acres. It is bordered by Route 150 on the west, undeveloped land on the north and east and single family homes on the south. The park is heavily wooded except for a large linear open area on the north end. The terrain is heavily rolling with several flat ridge-top areas where the primary uses occur. Several small open water areas exist on the north end of the par in the lower areas. Existing facility include championship horseshoe courts, flowering beds, picnic areas, several shelters, gazebo, sledding hill, and playground and spray pool. A paved road loops the park, interconnecting the various areas and parking.

Optimist Park

760 East Carl Sandburg Drive


Located at the corner of East Carl Sandburg Drive and Veterans Drive, this facility provides a playground, basketball courts, outdoor handball court and a picnic shelter.  This park is located adjacent to the Hawthorne Centre playground, ball fields, indoor pool and gymnasium.


O.N. Custer Park

1235 East Losey Street



This 4.8 acre neighborhood park has a lighted little league baseball field, concession building, wading pool, playground equipment and a comfort station.

Peck Park

800 Peck Street

This park, located in a single family, residential area, offers a passive, neighborhood open space and playground.

Rogers Park

Third Street and South West Street



Rogers Park is a 1.0 acre triangular shaped neighborhood mini-park. The park offers open space, a playground and basketball court.

Rotary Park

1627 West Losey Street



Twelve acre Rotary Park provides a sledding hill, picnic shelter, playground and basketball court. Located in a single family, residential neighborhood.

Standish Park Arboretum

Cedar and Tompkins Street



Standish Park is a 3.3 acre, one square block urban park. The collection of trees and other plants are assembled and maintained for education, research, and enjoyment. Important civic uses surround the park, including Old Main (on the Knox College campus) site of a Lincoln-Douglas debate, to the south, the Knox County Courthouse to the east and City Hall to the north. The park is mostly open lawn with extensive tree plantings. It serves primarily as a passive area and arboretum. Walkways criss cross the park and along all four sides of its perimeter. The gazebo at the center serves as the focal point of a summer Art in the Park festival.

Swing Park

1400 Rona Drive

Swing Park is a 0.4 acre park. Facilities include a playground and basketball court.




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