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Public Recreation

The Park & Recreation Department has created a reference guide for information regarding Belk Park Golf Course and approximately 50 different programs and activities for youth, teens, adults and senior citizens.  The Park & Recreation Department hopes this guide will help inform residents of the fees, availability and registration information of the various programs.  A free guide is available at the Roundhouse located at 633 North Wood River Avenue or by calling the Park and Recreation Department at (618) 251-3130 to receive one by mail.

Park Amenities


Belk Park

Wood River Soccer & Skate Park

Brushey Grove Park

Central Park

East End Park

Emerick Sports Complex

West End Park

High School Athletic Fields

BBQ Grills Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Basketball No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Concessions Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No
Water Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fishing Yes No No No No Yes No No
Fitness Trail Yes No No No No Yes No No
Parking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Picnic Area Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Playground Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Restrooms Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Shelters Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Soccer No Yes No No No Yes No No
Softball Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Telephone Yes No No Yes No No No Yes
Tennis No No No No No No No Yes

Park Descriptions

Belk Park - Rock Hill Road at eastern edge of City.  In addition to the 18-hole golf course, present facilities include a Clubhouse with banquet room and pro shop, walking path, a lake with fishing, picnic areas, ball field, children's play areas, shelters, woodland and open space - 234 acres.

Brushey Grove Park - Located at Linton and Miland.  Playground facilities - 1 acres.

Central Park - Wood River Avenue adjacent to the high school.  Bandshell, playground and large activity center commonly referred to as the "Round House" - 5 acres.

East End Park - Adjacent to the City Garage on 14th Street.  Provides lighted ball field, playground apparatus, picnic tables, and shelter house - 13.1 acres.

Emerick's Sport Complex - 6th Street at Park Lane.  This facility contains lighted ball diamonds and playground apparatus - 7.8 acres.

West End Park - Anna at Walcott.  Lighted ball diamond, shelter facilities, and playground equipment - 5.5 acres.

Wood River Soccer and Skate Park - 43-acres that contain two lighted regulation soccer fields, one unlighted practice soccer field, a walking path, skateboard park, ample parking, a concession stand and stadium bleachers to view the playing fields.  The Skate Park is open from dawn to dusk (weather permitting).