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Welcome to Parks & Recreation!

The Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department is a department of the United City of Yorkville. What does this mean? The Parks & Recreation Department is operated through the taxes you pay to the City and are considered one of your City services. I hope you have been able to enjoy one of our nearly 250 programs or visit one of our 33 parks in the City!

Many of the parks are uniquely themed - we have a music park, space park, farm park, transportation park, civil war themed park, treehouse themed park, and gladiator park, just to name a few!

New this year is the Raintree Park B Castle themed playground which is located in Raintree Village. For the more adventurous type, try out the Marge Cline Whitewater Course where you can learn or practice your kayaking skills! Rafts, tubes and stand up paddleboards are also available for rent - and the park is always open for picnics or lunch or a snack at one of the shops on-site.

The Recreation Department has many programs to enrich your child's world such as spanish, dancing, music, and numerous sports leagues, as well as classes for adults. Our popular Co-ed softball league runs in the summer and fall. Please check out our latest catalog for all that we offer!

The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors many events including Music Under the Stars, Farmers' Market, 5K and 10K runs, the Ribs on the RIver BBQ Event, Illinois Whitewater Festival, the Halloween Egg Hunt and our ever-popular Hometown Days Festival. Come out to one or try them all!

The Park board members and staff look forward to seeing you throughout the year!