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Recreation & Sports
Visit Springfield, IL and find plenty of recreation and sports options to keep you busy. Hit the links at one of ten golf courses or spend the day boating and fishing on beautiful Lake Springfield. Stroll through Lincoln Memorial Garden or bike one of our many trails. Springfield even boasts a local hockey team, the Springfield Jr. Blues, and baseball team, the Springfield Sliders!
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Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
Forty acres of woods and restored Illinois prairie with a one-mile trail for hiking or strolling sunrise to sunset every day.
AMC Strike N' Spare West
Traditional bowling on 36 lanes. Relax in a separate bar area or challenge your friends in the game room.
Bergen Park Golf Course
Established in 1930, Bergen Golf Course was built on fertile farm ground which to this day provides a lush terrain. The course reatures eight par fours and one par three. The course has no bunkers or water hazards which makes it playable for golfers of all abilities!
Course Information: 9 holes; Par 35; Yardage: 2,657; Slope: 48.5
Brookhills Golf Club Inc.
Brookhills golf club features a 9 hole golf course, driving range and pro shop. Be sure to relax in the Club House following a round of golf!
Bunn Park Golf Course
Bunn Golf Course is a regulation 18 hole facility. It is a tree lined course with narrow fairways and challenging holes. Water comes into play on several holes throughout the course. The 18th green is one of the most challenging greens in the area.
Course Information: 18 Holes; Par 72; Yardage 6,109 5,355; Slope 118
Bunn to Lost Bridge Trail
This 1.5 mile trail is an extension of the Lost Bridge Trail from Rochester. Street Crossings on Dirksen Pkwy and Taylor Ave. Trailheads at IDOT Builing on Dirksen Parkway (parking lot) and at Abundant Faith Christian Center (parking lot).
Patrick J. Cadigan Park consists of 4.3 acres. Park facilities include 1 ball field, a playground with both new and older equipment, and 2 horseshoe courts. Within a small open area a field is periodically delineated for soccer practice.
Acquired in 1921, this lovely park has 434 acres, lined on one side by the shores of the Sangamon River, and a golf course and residential neighborhood on the other. It is located in the north side of town, west of Business Route 55 (Peoria Road). Carpenter Park is largely a wooded area near the Sangamon River. Vehicular access is from Peoria Road. A winding park road leads to a clearing with a parking lot, historic stone shelter, a picnic area and a map. This area serves visitors to the park and it provides basic trail head facilities for the trail system within the park. The park is primarily used for hiking and nature observation. Friends of Sangamon Valley, the Sierra Club and other groups conduct work days at the park to plant native species and control invasive plants. Part of the park is an Illinois Nature Preserve with management guidelines established by the IL Nature Preserves Commission.
Centennial Park, encompassing 190 acres was added to the park district in 1997. The park, located on the far southwest side of Springfield features picnic areas, sledding hill, skateboard, bocce ball courts, ball fields, and a small lake.
Chamberlain Ball Park
Chamberlain Ball Park occupies almost 10 acres on the east central side of Springfield. The full-size lighted ball field has raised stadium seating for 2000-2500 spectators situated on a large earthen berm. Shelters for shade, a concession building and restrooms are also on the berm.