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

Map of Parks 


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 includes a playground with slides, two swing sets with a zip-line, picnick tables, and a Rotary Little Free Library.

Bursie Williams

This park offers a beautiful view of Lake Storey. There is a shelter, grill, swings, portable toilet, and a horse arena nearby.

Bunker Links Golf Course

3535 Lincoln Park Drive

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.

Connie Nott Canine Area

1285 West Carl Sandburg Drive

This park features separate large and small dog areas, water play features, and water fountains for both pets and owners. To use the dog park, all dogs have to be registered with the City of Galesburg - both residents and non-residents pay the same annual fee for a city tag. Day passes for city visitors are available at City Clerk's office. Please pick up dog messes.


Dale Kelley Park

599 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, swings, basketball court and playground with handicap accessable features.

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. There is also a Rotary Little Free Library.

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 restrooms, a basketball court, swings, picnic shelters, and a wading pool.

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 and two backstops.

Kiwanis Park

2191 East Knox Street

This 50+ acre community park includes a 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, Rotary Little Free Library, and prairie planting areas.

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

Lake Storey

Click here for more information about Lake Storey.

Lancaster Park

100 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

524 Treadwell Drive



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 park 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 with a ramp, 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, swings, basketball court, playground equipment and restrooms.

Peck Park

800 East Peck Street

This park, located in a residential area, offers an open space and swing set.

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 handi cap accessable playground and basketball court.

Rotary Park

1627 West Losey Street

Twelve acre Rotary Park provides a sledding hill, picnic shelter, fire pit, handicap accessable splash pad, drinking foutain, playground, ice rink (weather permitting), and basketball court. Located in a single family, residential neighborhood.

Standish Park Arboretum

42 West 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 with swings, and a basketball court.




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