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Parks & Facilities

The Chillicothe Park District offers a wide variety of facilities and parks to meet the public’s needs.  All of our facilities are open to the public and offer special events throughout the year.

The following Park Rules were established for the comfort and safety of all our residents.

Playground Rules   Park Rules


Our Parks

Chillicothe Skate Park

This is an unsupervised park. It is recommended that youth 10 years of age and under are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Coal Hollow Park

Forty acres of wooded river bluff property that was purchased in cooperation with local philanthropist Joe and sis Boyer, the Chillicothe Park District has committed to the restoration of Coal Hollow Park to pre-European settlement conditions.

Nellie Jackson Park

Nellie Jackson Park provides the perfect little out of the way spot to enjoy the Illinois River. Whether it is to enjoy a quiet lunch or enjoy the bald eagles that fly over in the winter time, Nellie Jackson Park is perfect.

Rome Youth Fields

IVC Youth Athletics offers sports leagues at the Rome Youth Fields from April – July. Youth baseball, softball, and t-ball are offered to the appropriate age groups.

Santa Fe Park

Renovated in 2012 Santa Fe Park is a three and a half-acre park located in the heart of one of Chillicothe’s most historic neighborhoods.

Shore Acres Park

The most popular park among Chillicothean’s has been used by residents since the early 1890s.

Shore Acres Pool

The facility includes two water slides, a diving well, a zero-depth entry pool with play equipment, and a full-service concession stand.

Stone Water Park

Stone Water Park is a 16-acre park that contains three ponds and a one-mile long walking/biking trail.

Walnut Dog Park

The Walnut Dog Park is provided to the public as a leash-free facility for exercise and interaction between owners of dogs.


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