DANVILLE — The newest addition to the Danville city park system is the FETCH dog park that opened in June, but a quarter-million-dollar renovation of Carver Park, in the heart of the city, should be done by the end of the year. Here´s a list of the parks maintained by the city of Danville’s Public Works Department, covering more than 300 acres.
1701 N. Jackson St.
Features: Picnic area, playground equipment and tennis court.
420 E. Williams St.
Features: Picnic area, playground equipment, softball field, two basketball courts and tennis court.
Ninth Street and Highland Boulevard
Features: Built in 1946, this wooden stadium seats 5,000 and is the home field of the Danville Dans, a summer-league team of major college baseball players from around the country. The Dans compete in the Central Illinois Collegiate League. For information and Dans schedule, visit online http://danvilledans.blogspot.com/.
520 S. Bowman Ave.
Features: Picnic area, playground equipment, softball field, basketball court, two shelters, stage, skateboard park and 20 horseshoe pits.
Features: This park is nestled along the edge of the North Fork River; includes picnic area, playground equipment, softball field, football field, basketball court, shelter, fishing and a boat ramp providing access to the river. In warmer months, the park hosts annual events, including the Fall Festival in September.
411 Elmwood St.
Features: Picnic areas, playground equipment and basketball court.
1680 N. Kimball St.
Features: An undeveloped park that is a mostly wooded area between two train tracks in the center of the city; walking trail in parts of this natural area and a new 5-acre dog park.
820 N. Griffin St.
Features: Picnic areas, Danville Municipal Pool, playground equipment, baseball field, basketball court and two tennis courts.
Harrison Park Clubhouse and Golf Course
1300 W. Voorhees St.
Features: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison in memory of his mother, Minta Harrison, in 1928, the house and land, which has become Harrison Park Golf Course, was annexed to the city in 1940. The clubhouse is available for catered events for up to 300. The public golf course is 18 holes, par 71, and also has a driving range and a practice green. Golf club and cart rentals are available.
200 E. Liberty Lane
Features: Picnic area, playground equipment, three tennis courts, soccer field and walking trail.
1000 N. Logan Ave.
Features: Picnic area, AMBUCS Independence Playground, fully accessible, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, shelter, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, walking trail, Lamon House and Danville Tennis Club. Tennis club is a membership facility with indoor and outdoor courts, lessons available. A new, modern band shell hosts many outdoor concerts and musicals during the summer months and serves as the stage area for other activities held in the park.
20 S. Oregon St.
Features: Picnic area, playground equipment, softball field, basketball court and two tennis courts.
North and Vermilion streets
Features: Picnic area, stage/shelter and art/sculpture. Downtown concerts held on select Fridays through the summer months, beginning May 30. Drink and food concessions provided during concerts. For a concert schedule, visit online
East Winter Avenue
Features: Picnic area, AMBUCS Playground for Everyone, which is a fully accessible playground with a spray water area; also two softball fields, three soccer fields and a walking trail.
East Winter Avenue
Features: Adjacent to Winter Park, this area features picnic spots, four softball fields, five soccer fields, shelter, walking trail, sand volleyball and natural area.