851 W. Route 176, one mile west of Route 14, Crystal Lake
Lippold Park has Something for Everyone!
- Sports Fields
- Picnic Pavilion
- Lippold Park Family Golf
- Skate Park
- Batting Cages
- Outdoor Fitness Area
- Hound Town
- Disc Golf
Located on Route 176, just West of Route 14 in Crystal Lake
Named after the family who originally farmed the land, Lippold Park is a site of incredible recreation facilities to accommodate every athletic interest, passive and active! Lippold Park has become the home to a multitude of park district programs, activities and events on a daily basis. It is a 310 acre mixed use park featuring hiking trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, eight baseball fields, four softball fields with entire infields of synthetic turf, nine irrigated soccer fields, three football fields, Hound Town Dog Park, sand volleyball courts, batting cages, skate park, concession stands, 5+ miles of biking/walking trails including the Walt Herrick Sr. Trail and sixty acres of ponds and wetlands.
Other amenities include restroom facilities, a playground, fishing piers, and a picnic shelter. Soccer and ball field rental is available by reservation only.
This past year alone over 30,000 athletes, residents, and spectators visited Lippold Park. Many Park District affiliate groups, as well as other community groups call Lippold Park home including, Crystal Lake Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, MCYSA World Series, The Soccer Federation, CL Raiders Football, and most recently, the Crystal Lake Youth Lacrosse League.
A picnic shelter located at the Skate Park is available for rent.
Lippold FamiLy Golf Center
Lippold Park is also home to the Lippold Family Golf Center which includes two 18-hole miniature golf courses, a driving range, short game and putting green area.
Stop by and try out the skate park for FREE at anytime while Lippold Park is open. The skate park features a half pipe, quarter pipe, 4' bank, skate table, grind bench, two step pad, kinked rail, flat grind rail and round grind rail. Skates can also test their skills on a large pyramid consisting of a pyramid island, banked ramps, pyramid rails and pyramid stairs. The skate park is located on a 75' x 120' concrete pad. There is a small picnic shelter adjacent to the skate pad area available for rentals.
NOW OPEN FOR 2023!
The batting cage system features four token-operated dual function cages with fastpitch baseball and slow pitch softball in every tunnel. Tokens can be purchased at the batting cages for $1 for 10 balls. The token machine accepts $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills.
Call 815.459.0680 ext. 333 for general batting cage information. During regular office hours, contact Ian Booker at 815.459.0680 ext.1210 for batting cage group reservations and information.
Outdoor Fitness Area
The outdoor fitness area features eight pieces of exercise equipment designed for outdoor use and for all ages and abilities. You can improve your strength, cardiovascular, flexibility, balance and coordination by working out in the outdoor fitness area. The area is located among native wetlands. Restrooms, drinking fountains, a rain shelter, playground, parking, the disc golf course and the Boncosky Softball Complex are nearby. The area is unsupervised and free to use. Safety guidelines are posted-use equipment at your own risk.
Hound Town is a three-acre park located in the heart of the Lippold Park Sport Complex. It is a place where dogs can socialize and run off leash-dogs love it! The park is entirely fenced and is open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Visit our Hound Town page for more information and key card purchase details.
Disc Golf (often referred to as frisbee golf) is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.
Lippold Park is home to an 18-hole disc golf course. The course consists of some open holes, some with tricky tree-protected fairways. Flat terrain follows a fitness trail with rough on both sides. Bug spray advised March - August. The course is open dawn to dusk and is free to use.
Course Type: Permanent
# Holes: 18
Target Type: Baskets
Tee Type: Rubber
Course Length: 5,032 ft
Alternate Length: 0ft
Hole Length: Under 300ft: 12 | 300 - 400ft: 4 | Over 400ft: 2