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Park District

Our Park District provides many leisure activities that enhance the quality of life for Savanna residents as well as provide a peaceful getaway for visitors ...

Visit Old Mill Park and let the kids play in one of our play yards, take a walk down a quiet and scenic nature trail, play a game of tennis or disc golf, hold a family picnic or enjoy a ball game.....

Marquette Park offers boating, fishing, picnicking with a scenic view of the Mississippi River.

Monument Park can be found at the North end of Main Street. This park honors the Aaron Pierce family, the first white settlers of Savanna.

Sixth Street Park is the newest addition to the District. Through the efforts of KaBoom, Team Illinois, and over 150 community volunteers, a 4500 square foot playground was erected in 2003. This park also has a basketball court and picnicking facility.

Helle Park is a two-block park located in a neighborhood on the east side of town. A recent face-lift created two new playground areas for ages 2-5 and ages 5-12, basketball court, a paved walking path, and parking.


About the Park District:

The Savanna Park District offers recreational opportunities at the Savanna Marina, Indoor Swimming Pool, Marquette Park, Monument Park, Helle Park, Old Mill Park, and Sixth Street Park.
The District Office is Located At:
225 Bowen Street
PO Box 329
Savanna, IL 61074

We can be reached by Phone At:

District Office 815-273-4487
Savanna Marina 815-273-2955
Swimming Pool 815-273-3887
Parks 815-273-4549
FAX 815-273-4485


Savanna Park District Board:

The Park Board consists of five commissioners who are responsible for the operation and control of all Park District facilities and programs. Current commissioners are: Dennis McFadden, Michael Picolotti, Bert Shaw, Burt Dauphin and Shawn Picolotti.


Park Board meetings

The regular park board meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Mondays of each month at the District Office
225 Bowen Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074.


Love to go Boating and Fishing?


If so, visit our special page on the Mississippi River and see the opportunities that we have for you with fishing and our Savanna Marina.

Click here to visit the Savanna Marina Page.

Our Kids Love our Parks!

Take the little ones to play in our playgrounds and have a picnic while you are at it!

The Savanna Park District will comply with the law commonly known as the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Freedom of Information Act

The Savanna Park District will comply with the law commonly known as the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

All requests for information must be submitted in writing to the Savanna Park District, 225 Bowen Street, PO Box 329, Savanna, Illinois 61074. The request should state whether or not it is made for a commercial purpose. All responses to any request will be provided within the time required under the Act.

The FOIA Officers are Sandy Wurster, Administrator, and Bert Shaw, Park Board Commissioner. There were 3 full-time and 15 part-time employees working for the District in 2013.

The District's mission statement is as follows: With dedicated people as our foundation, the Savanna Park District board and staff will strive to exceed the public's expectations by delivering the best recreational offerings in the most economical means possible.

The Savanna Swimming Pool


The Savanna Swimming Pool is attached to the West Carroll High School at 500B Cragmoor. The indoor pool consists of a 42' x 75' size pool and a wading pool. Persons can enjoy looking at the port-hole wall murals inside. Locker rooms were renovated in 2004 to allow more people to use this accessible facility. The pool offers times for open swim, lap swim water exercise and parties. Our WSI personnel offer both group and private lessons.


Come see the new Turbo Twister Waterslide


A couple of rules to ride the slide: You must be 48" tall & you must pass swim test.


Old Mill Park is a Great Place to Relax or Play in Savanna

Old Mill Park is located on the northeast side of town featuring ball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball court, playground equipment, concession stand, two restroom buildings (one newly built handicapped accessible), and shelter houses. There is also a nature trail, walking trail, and plenty of green space for relaxing and picnicking.

Season. Old Mill Park is open from April 15 through October 31. It is open to walk-in traffic after October 31 during the daylight hours. Persons who wish to walk or 'play' in the park may park at the front entrance near the Park Superintendent's home.


Baseball, Softball, and T-ball The Savanna Baseball and the Savanna Softball Associations are responsible for scheduling all T-ball, baseball, and softball games and practices on the diamonds at Old Mill Park.

Please contact the following people for questions:
Baseball President - Sandy Wurster
815-273-2096

Concession Stand - The Park District has built a new concession stand in 2005 and added a new restroom facility to the concession stand building in 2013.


Rules for Reserving Shelters at Old Mill Park

Download the reservation form by clicking here.

The Savanna Park District has a variety of facilities available for gatherings such as reunions, picnics, weddings and other group functions. Outdoor shelters are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis to the general public, unless reserved and paid for in advance through the District Office. To reserve the open-air shelters it will be a charge of $25, and Plum Pavilion will be $30. This can be done in person at the Savanna Park District Office (225 Bowen Street) or through the mail. Any questions please call the District Office at 815-273-4487. Rental fees are required to be paid in full at the time of reservation.

1. We have had the shelters cleaned and reserved for your group. Because we have limited staff, sometimes you may need to do a little 'fine-tune' cleaning for your group. Please pick up all litter and clean up after your group.

2. We also do not charge for electric at the shelters. For your convenience, there is "electric service" provided at all shelters.

3. You may reserve the shelter exactly one year in advance for your next year's reunion or get-together. Do not assume that your group will automatically have the shelter reserved even if you have been coming for many, many years and payment has not been received. We are not sure that every group will reserve year-after-year; therefore, this is one consideration that must be made. We ask that you personally contact the Savanna Park District Office (815-273-4487) and make the reservation. The Reservation Book is kept at the District Office. If you reach the Office's answering machine, please leave the following information and you will receive a return call. This clears up any misunderstandings.

Information Required for Booking Shelters

A. Shelters Available:
Plum Pavilion - (At the middle of park)
The Oaks Pavilion - (At front of park)
The Woods Pavilion - (Near the tennis courts)
Mennenga Pavilion East - (Near Nature Trail)
Mennenga Pavilion West - (Near back playground)

B. Name of Contact Person

C. Phone Number/s of Contact Person

D. Number of Persons in Your Group

E. Date and Time of Event, and if additional time is needed for set-up or clean-up.

4. Sometimes groups ask if there is anything that they can do for the Park District. Groups are always welcome to make donations for items, such as, new benches, trash containers, trees, playground equipment, etc. If you would like more information, please contact the
Park District Office
(815-273-4487)