Parks

Neighborhood Parks

Asbury Park

On Blackthorn Drive, west of Pingree Road - 1.5 Acres

This quaint neighborhood park has a small playground and grassy area for unstructured play.


Ken Bird Park

Between Village and Miller Road, west of Golf Course Road - 15 Acres

Named for a former Park Board Commissioner, Bird Park is a recreation area offering tennis and basketball courts, a small picnic shelter, walking and biking paths, a parking lot and a playground designed for children ages six to 12.


Brighton Oaks

Ballard Road and Brighton Oaks - 2 Acres

This neighborhood park offers a playground, two tennis courts, a basketball court, picnic gazebo and parking lot.


Della Street Park

Della Street and Pauline Avenue - .5 Acres

Della Street Park features a playground geared toward preschool aged children. The small park is adjacent to a branch of the Kishwaukee River and has many mature shade trees.


Feinberg Park

Juniper Lane, east of Pingree Road - 11 Acres

This community park has a tennis court, basketball court, playground for elementary aged children, a walking path and plenty of open space.


Fetzner Park

Alexandra Boulevard and Shelton Lane - 22 Acres

A playground, Winding Creek bike path, and parking facilities are just a few of the amenities at Fetzner Park. The site also offers a soccer practice field, basketball court and a ball diamond designed for neighborhood play. Fetzner Park is undergoing a Riparian Restoration Project in 2017 and 2018. Check the Project Update page for detailed information.


Four Colonies Park

Sarasota Lane, South of Barlina Road - 19 Acres

Offering year-round recreation opportunities, Four Colonies Park is home to a playground, picnic shelter, two softball diamonds, a soccer field, basketball court, two tennis courts and parking facilities. A pond with naturalized plantings surrounding the waters' edge and a fishing pier add to the serene beauty of the park.


Hampton Park

Saddle Creek Lane - 3 Acres

Hampton Park is a detention basin that is reserved as open space. A portion of the park has been naturalized, but the remaining turf areas are used for team practices.


Hill Farm Park

Barlina Road West of McHenry Avenue - 15 Acres

Facilities including Barlina House Preschool, community gardens, a playground geared toward preschool age children, and a 100+ year old barn are located on this site. The Park District Police Headquarters are also located in Hill Farm Park. Each year many community residents enjoy their fresh flowers and vegetables grown at the Hill Farm garden plots, located behind the authentic dairy barn and grainery. Plots are available for residents to rent each growing season.


Indian Prairie Park

Miller Road, adjacent to Indian Prairie School - 12.5 Acres

Three softball diamonds are home to many league games played by the Crystal Lake Girls Softball Association. A parking lot at the site is convenient for spectators attending ball games and for visitors using the sled hill during winter months. The sled hill is not staffed.


Samuel Johns Park

Westport Ridge Drive - 8 Acres

Named in honor of former Crystal Lake Police Chief Sam Johns, the park boasts a playground, basketball court, bike path and open play areas. It is adjacent to the Crystal Lake South High School soccer field.


Knaack Park

Buckingham Lane and Sussex Lane - 6 Acres

A playground and softball diamond provide recreation for visitors to Knaack Park. The ball diamond is available to rent for private use.


Ladd Park

Between Coventry and Devonshire Lanes - 3.5 Acres

Outdoor sports enthusiasts will enjoy visiting Ladd Park's athletic fields including a softball diamond. The softball diamond is handicap accessible and available to rent for private use. A park playground designed for elementary age children is also available.


Lake Park -Main Beach

300 Lake Shore Drive on the eastern shore of Crystal Lake - 27 Acres

Commonly known as Main Beach, Lake Park is Crystal Lake's first park and definitely one of the recreation jewels of the Crystal Lake Park District. It is home to a number of amenities including: a bath house, fishing pier, boat launch, picnic areas and band stage, boat rental facility, three basketball courts, a ball diamond used by Crystal Lake Little League, concessions, parking lot and groomed ice skating area in the winter. A new playground will make its debut in Fall 2017. Rental boats are available for patrons to explore Crystal Lake. Main Beach recreational facility and historic bath house is the original site of the Park District's administrative offices. The Pavilion Room is currently used for large Park District programs including fitness and self-defense, many special events and is available for private rentals.


Lapins Park

Between Sands Road and Scott Lane - 1.5 Acres

A neighborhood oriented playground designed with tots in mind awaits visitors to Lapins Park.


Lippold Park

851 W. Route 176 - 310 Acres

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. Lippold Park is also home to the Lippold Park Family Golf Center which includes 2 18 -hole miniature golf courses, a driving range, putting green, pro shop and on site lessons. 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.


Kamijima Park

Edgewater Drive and North Avenue on the western shore of Crystal Lake - 2 acres

Named for a beloved neighbor Naoki Kamijima, this small park is the home of the Crystal Lake Rowing Club. Two piers provide access to Crystal Lake for fishing and rowing. A playground designed for children ages 5 to 12 is also available.


Seminary Field

At Country Club and Golf Roads - 4.5 Acres

A small neighborhood park, Seminary offers athletic practice fields for soccer and football. The football fields are used in the fall for practice by the Crystal Lake Raiders Junior Football League. A pathway and footbridge invite visitors for some passive recreation with a stroll through the park.


Spoerl Park

7610 Pingree Road - 6 Acres

A playground, two tennis courts, a basketball court, baseball diamond used by the Crystal Lake Bombers, and parking facilities greet visitors to Spoerl Park. In addition, a multipurpose building holds park district programs, including martial arts. A recently remodeled kitchenette in the building makes it a popular venue for private rentals.


Sterling Meadows

Amberwood Drive near Golf Course Road - 5 Acres

Sterling Meadows includes basketball courts and a playground. A bike path connects to Willows Edge Park.


Veteran Acres Park

Entrances off of Route 176 and Walkup Avenue - 140 Acres

Veteran Acres is one of the crown jewels of the Crystal Lake Park District. Located on the site are the Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center, Rotary Building and Oakwoods Lodge. This park boasts a variety of outdoor athletic fields and recreational areas including restrooms, two picnic shelters, a playgroun, two lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, Mary Peacock softball field used by the Girls Softball Association, Frank Repp baseball field used by Babe Ruth Baseball League, a sled hills, Acorn Alley splash pad, walking paths, boardwalk and fishing pier. Passive recreation lovers enjoy groomed cross country ski trails in the winter and hiking trails through natural areas including Sterne's Woods and Wingate Prairie, an Illinois Nature Preserve. McHenry County Conservation District's Prairie Trail also winds through Veteran Acres. Shelter, building and picnic grove rentals are available.


West Park

2330 Lake Avenue - 2.5 Acres

West Park is home to the second public beach facility in Crystal Lake. The site offers a multi-purpose building with restrooms, a classroom, concession area and access for ice fisherman. The Crystal Lake Anglers host their annual Fishing Derby at West Beach. The beach includes a boat launch and boat storage area. Ice skating is offered during winter months.


Willows Edge Park

Corner of Ackman and Huntley Roads - 44 Acres

Willows Edge Park is a passive recreation area with a paved walking/biking trail, several ponds and natural areas. The park connects to Sterling Meadows Park and is across Ackman Road from Woodscreek Park. Three tot-oriented, nature themed play areas are located along the walking path. These play pockets are part of a national demonstration project titled 'Pathways to Play'.


Woodland Estates Park

Midlane and Tile Line Road - 13.5 Acres

Woodland Estates Park includes a basketball court, two tennis courts, a playground, looped walking path, ball diamond and parking lot. A gazebo, sand volleyball court and wetland area are also found in this popular community park.


Woodscreek Park

Golf Course and Ackman Roads - 40 Acres

Woodscreek Park is home to one of the finest outdoor play areas and splash pads for children in Crystal Lake, Crystal Castle. Soccer practice areas and a bike path which connects Fetzner Park, Woodscreek Park near Woodscreek Elementary School and eventually Winding Creek Park provides a total of 3.5 miles of paved path. A multi-purpose building provides restrooms, classroom and private rental space at the park. Woodscreek Park is also the site of a Memorial Tree Walkway and fishing pier. No swimming, ice skating or boating is allowed on the pond. A unique and protected wetland area surrounds the pond. A parking lot is available for convenience.


Wyndwood Park

Sands Road and Wyndwood Drive - 5 acres

Wyndwood is a neighborhood park with a tennis court, playground and open play field.