This off-leash dog park in near downtown Edwardsville. This new dog park was named in memorial of a local community veterinarian, Brent Leh, in 2019. The park has synthetic and includes some agility equipment. There is a water station for dogs. This water access is weather dependent and shut off during the colder months. The park hours are 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM and has dusk to dawn lighting. Open year round.
Edwardsville’s 2.088 acres, is the City’s most centrally located park. It is bordered by East Park Street, Kansas, South Buchanan Street and East Vandalia Streets. City Park is also the site of the Edwardsville Public Library and the Cleaon Etzkorn bandstand. The bandstand is where concerts are held including music by Edwardsville’s municipal band, a community symphony and Friday night Concerts in the Park during the summer. City Park has restrooms, park benches, the Madison County Centennial Monument and the beautiful park fountain, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bearden. This park is considered a community park home of large community festivals and events conducted each year.
The William C. Drda Woods is a 71 acre park that is currently being reforested. Drda Woods preserve is adjacent Bohm Woods State Nature Preserve. Preservation work is going on through parks staff, volunteers and the Heartland Conservancy. Part of the terms of a grant from Illinois Clean Energy Foundation includes restoration of the forest which was previously used as farmland. Drda Woods will have public access off of New Poag Road near the entrance to SIUE in the future.
Hoppe Park is on 10.0 acres and is currently part of the city’s second large developed active community park area in conjunction with Winston-Brown Park and Watershed. Located on Tower Avenue, in the Northwestern section of the City, it is the home of the Edwardsville Little League baseball program.
Hoppe Park includes
Little League headquarters is also located in the park in its own building.
At only 0.2 acres, Hotz Park is the smallest park within the City and one of the smallest in the state. Located at St. Louis and Randle Streets, Hotz Park holds a huge stone bearing a bronze plaque commemorating the city’s five resident Governors.
42+ acres, is the City’s largest passive park. Purchased through a donation from Mr. Joe Glik and two Illinois Department of Natural Resources grants. This park is located east of Dunlap Lake subdivision on East Lake Drive. The first phase of the development of the 42-acre site is enjoyed by people from all around the area as well as the location of many community events. Further development will come in the next several years in line with new transportation improvements in the eastern corridor of the City which will allow for more parking and access.
Joe Glik Park includes:
Leclaire Park is 3.3 acres located at 701 Hale avenue, adjacent to Troy Road. It is a completely renovated park, with signature Little League baseball facilities. In a cooperative effort with the Edwardsville Glen Carbon Little League Association, the City completed an elementary size baseball field that includes sprinkler system, electronic scoreboard, new field lighting system, concession, restroom, press box building, paved parking lot, new street lighting, sidewalks, flagpoles, grandstand seating, waterfall and site amenities. All these additions help to makes this park the focal point of the entire area. Also on this park site is the historic Leclaire Academy building, a 100+ year old school building currently the site of the Children’s Museum.
Leclaire Park is set on 5.8 acres located within the historic Leclaire neighborhood. It is a favorite picnic and playground area for many Edwardsville families. This is considered a community park but people from surrounding municipalities visit and enjoy its beautiful setting. The sidewalk encircles the park as it surrounds the beautiful two acre lake which is great for fishing and enjoyed by geese and ducks.
Leclaire Park include:
Leon Corlew Park is 2 acres and includes an accessible splash pad with features ranging from gentle bubblers on one end to a large dumping bucket on the other end. There is also a traditional dry playground area featuring a toddler structure and a bigger kid structure with two tall and winding slides all on an accessible rubber surface.
Leon Corlew Park includes:
2.8 acres, is the site of the City's oldest cemetery, and considered to be a passive park. Amenities include; park benches, memorial plaques, and wrought iron fencing at the main entrance. The remains of several of the original headstones are still visible near the entrance of this neighborhood park.
The Plummer Family Park is a brand new sports complex right off of I-55. It is built on 83 acres and there is room for expansion for more baseball/softball multipurpose fields. There are 825 parking spots. More info!
Rotary Park is a 0.5 acres small, neighborhood park located at the end of Hadley Avenue and Harrison Street. It is bordered on the north by a two-rail wooden fence.
Rotary Park Amenities include:
Springer Woods Park is on 10.4 acres and is a wooded nature area that winds through a quiet neighborhood in the central, north end of the city. Besides its natural beauty, Springer Woods Park provides amenities to the surrounding homes.
Springer Woods Park includes:
Terry Park is set on 3.9 acres and is largely a natural wildlife area located along Terry Street and Grand Avenue. Laced with walking paths, it is used mostly by neighborhood children walking to and from school.
Tower Park is a one-acre neighborhood park located at 89 Bennington Place and used mostly as a neighborhood park.
Tower Park contains:
3.75 acres, is the home of the City’s fast-pitch softball program. Vadalabene Park is located at the northern edge of the City on Home Avenue and Voge Street. With more than 1700 participants in the community utilizing the facility during the summer, we consider this a community park.
Vadalabene Park contains:
At 40+ acres, it is considered to be the outdoor learning center for anyone interested in the science and beauty of nature. Located on Tower Avenue, directly adjacent to Hoppe Park, this is the site of the City's former sewage lagoon, which, with the help of many volunteers, donations, and LWCF grant funding from the state, was transformed into a nature center many feel is one of the best they have ever seen. With over 3,000 feet of paved trails, 800 feet of concrete walks elevated over wetlands, two observation towers, one observation blind, two lakes, prairies, upland forest, and a 1500 square foot Interpretive Welcome Center building, this is not only a community park, but a regional one. Please visit www.watershednaturecenter.org/ for more information regarding the center. The Watershed Nature Center is ADA compliant. Please contact the City of Edwardsville, Parks and Recreation Department for further information. http://www.watershednaturecenter.org/
10.5 acres, previously known as Lower Hoppe Park, this area was renamed and dedicated in honor of the late Winston Brown, long time Park Board Chairman, educator, coach, and City Council member. A brick and stone monument now marks the entrance to the park.
Winston-Brown Park contains: