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Park L i fe

Lincoln Park

golf
Bergen Park Golf Course

There are a host of beautiful
parks to choose from right in
the heart of the state capital.
Washington Park Botanical Gardens and Thomas Rees Carillon

Washington Park

This 150-acre site was added to the Springfield Park District
in 1901. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. The park boasts 12 tennis courts, paddle tennis
courts, and a pro-shop, an enclosed pavilion, band pavilion,
lagoon, Washington Park Botanical Gardens, and the
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.

Centennial Park

Part of southwest Springfield, the 190-acre park features
a 100 ft. sledding hill, playground, multiple outdoor picnic
areas, skateboard facilities, bocce ball courts, and four
ball fields.

Southwind Park

This is a park for the family with every inch of the 80-acres
ADA accessible. The park also houses eco-friendly wetlands,
a wind turbine, solar panels and geothermal system. There
are three fishing piers, a gazebo, and playground, with five
picnic shelters, sporting courts, sensory gardens and an
urban trail.

Riverside Park

Riverside Park has 470 acres and is located on the far north
side of town. The park is bordered by the Sangamon River
and consists of upland and lowland forest. Northeast of the
campground is a BMX Club track. Eight baseball fields are
located in the flood plain near the river. Bank fishing and
hiking are available along the mile-long road adjacent
to the river.

Established in 1930 and built
on fertile farm ground which to
this day provides a lush green
terrain. No bunkers or water
hazards make this course
perfect for golfers of all
abilities. Tree-lined fairways
and smaller greens make
accuracy a must!
217-753-6211
200 Eastdale Ave.
springfieldparkdistrictgolf.org

Brookhills Golf Club, Inc.

Designed by Leon Howard,
this course features a 9 hole
golf course, driving range and
pro shop. Relax in the Club
House after a round of golf!
217-787-8576
5350 Old Jacksonville Rd.
brookhillsgolf.com

Bunn Park Golf Course

A regulation18 hole facility.
This tree-lined course, designed by Roger B. Packard,
has narrow fairways and
challenging holes. Water
comes into play on several

holes throughout the course.
The 18th green is one of the
most challenging greens in
the area.
217-522-2633
2500 S. 11th St.
springfieldparkdistrictgolf.org

Lincoln Greens Golf Course

A challenging 18-hole golf
course designed by Robert
B. Harris and situated on 240
acres bordering beautiful Lake
Springfield. A driving range,
fully stocked pro shop, snack
bar and banquet room are
also available.
217-786-4000
700 E. Lake Shore Dr.
springfieldparkdistrictgolf.org

Longbridge Golf Course

Designed and built by Merle
Buerkett, the course overlooks the Sangamon River
Valley, and in its natural setting
makes you feel as though you
have altogether left the city.
217-744-8311
1055 Camp Sangamo Rd.
longbridgegc.com

Lincoln Greens Golf Course

Lincoln Park

This 88-acre park offers plenty of trails and space for
walking, running and bicycling.
For more information go to springfieldparks.org or call
217-544-1751.
Washington Park

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