Washington Park

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The park is located on either side of Lincoln Street just north of the Lincoln Grade School.

History

Washington Park was the first park acquired by the Park District in July of 1969. The Washington Park District purchased approximately, 55 acres of land formerly part of the Heyl Pony Farm, from the George Heyl Estate.

Features

Washington Veteran’s Memorial

The Washington Veteran’s Memorial was the result of an Eagle Scout project by Eric Ingram. Eric and his grandparents, Bill and Joann Brunk, spent an extraordinary amount of time and effort to make this memorial something that will recognize the sacrifices that our veterans make to our country.

Lincoln Fields at Washington Park

Lincoln Fields feature 6 diamonds for baseball and softball. Diamonds 1 and 2 are on Washington School District No. 52 property, while Diamonds 3, 4, 5 and 6 are part of Washington Park. All diamonds feature a variety of age group baseball and softball throughout the summer including 4 year old t-ball through adult softball. A concession stand with restrooms is operated by Washington Recreation Association (WRA) during the spring and summer seasons during most scheduled games and practices at Lincoln Fields.

  • Jan Smith Field (Diamond 3) - Jan Smith Field is home to the Washington Community High School Panthers Softball team. The field was named for long-time WCHS softball coach Jan Smith
  • George Curtis Field (Diamond 5) - George Curtis Field is named for commissioner and the first part-time director of the park district. He donated part of his salary into a fund to light the ball diamonds constructed at Washington Park.

Disc Golf Course (18-Holes)

Washington Park features a popular 18-Hole Disc Golf Course. The course begins and ends near Rotary Shelter where there is parking and a portable bathroom.

Wenger Shelter

Wenger Shelter is located at 700 Stratford Dr. in Washington Park.  Wenger shelter is our largest shelter and features a fireplace, grills, water, electricity, parking and bathrooms. Nearby activities include sand volleyball and shuffleboard.

Rotary Shelter

Rotary Shelter is located at 900 Lincoln St. in Washington Park. Rotary Shelter is a large shelter that features grills, water, electricity and parking. The tee off for the Disc Golf Course is nearby as well as the playground and a portable restroom.

Grange Shelter

Grange Shelter is located at 816 Lincoln St. in Washington Park. Grange Shelter is a large shelter that features grills, water, electricity and parking. It is nearby the playground and the Recreation Trail Trailhead.

Additional Amenities

  • Washington Recreation Trail Trailhead
  • Playground (Ages 3-5) (Ages 5-12)
  • Three Tennis Courts
  • Two Batting Cages (4 Tunnels)
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Shuffleboard Courts (2)
  • Concession Stand and Restrooms
  • Maintenance office and garage

Upcoming Events

November 16, 2014
Rise up and Run Obstacle Fun Run
Oak Ridge Park, Washington
Heats begin at 11:00AM
Register online at www.washingtonparkdistrict.com

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Administrative Office

105 S. Spruce St. 
Washington, IL 61571
Phone: 309-444-9413
Fax: 309-444-3849

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