About the Kewanee Park District










Kewanee Park District hereby provides public notice that Candidate Petitions for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 6, 2021 will be able to be distributed beginning Tuesday September 22, 2020 at 8:00am.  Candidate Petitions may be picked up at the Kewanee Park District Office, 1095 Cambridge Rd., Kewanee, IL  61443 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The deadline for submitting a Candidate Petition for election will be Monday December 21, 2020 at 5:00pm.  One seat on the Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners is available for election.


Kewanee Park District

1095 Cambridge Road

Kewanee, IL  61443

Henry County


Director of Parks and Recreation, Brian Johnson, accepting the 100th Year Resolution on behalf of the Kewanee Park District. Left is Peter Murphy – President and C.E.O. of The Illinois Association of Park Districts. Right is Kevin Dolan – Chairman Board of Trustees of The Illinois Association of Park Districts.


Lighting of Windmont Park and Northeast Park will take place Sunday December 8, 2019. The festivities at Windmont Park start off with the lighted parade beginning at 5pm followed by a visit from Santa, fireworks and the park lighting. Lighting at Northeast Park will begin between 5pm and 5:30pm. We hope to see you all there! Be sure to thank a volunteer while you are there because neither of the lightings would be possible without them!!! Please share this so everyone can enjoy the holiday spirit at both parks!



MISSION STATEMENT…. The Kewanee Park District exists to provide care for public lands and opportunities for personal growth. We work with citizens of Kewanee to provide a broad spectrum of opportunities to renew, restore and recreate, balancing often stressful lifestyles. It is our overall intent to encourage the participation of individuals and families to develop the highest possible level of physical and mental well-being.  It is our belief that well-balanced, healthy people contribute to a productive and healthy community.

Pricing for all Kewanee Park District activities and amenities can be found here:  2021 Activity Rates



Overview of Northeast Park (drone picture provided by Hayden Baldwin)

Overview of Northeast Park’s Big Diamond, Skateboard Park, Basketball & Tennis Courts and Sand Volleyball Courts (drone photo provided by Hayden Baldwin)




Congratulations!  The Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners have chosen Elks Lodge #724 and Abilities Plus for the “2019 Child’s Best Friend Award”.

“The Child’s Best Friend Award” was created in 1999 and is given to people throughout the Kewanee Area that have made a difference in the lives of children.  This award was created by the Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners to publicly recognize those individuals and businesses that go above and beyond to assist the children of Kewanee.  You are a perfect example of the African Proverb “It takes a whole community to raise to raise a child.”  The Kewanee Park District Board of Commissioners and the children of Kewanee – thank you for all your time and efforts!



Congratulations to the newly elected Kewanee Park District Board Commissioner Steve Brackett and re-elected Board Commissioner of 23 years Jim Heberer.  Thank you, Mike Nichols, for your 6 years of service as a Kewanee Park District Board Commissioner.  Your service was greatly appreciated!



Kewanee Women's Club

Thank you to the Kewanee Women’s Club for their
generous donation to the Kewanee Park District! Your
continued support of Park District programs is greatly





Thank you to the Izaak Walton League of America, Richard Gibson and Rod Johnson for their generous donation to the Kewanee Park District. We appreciate all of the hard work and dedication you put in to the Hunter Safety Courses each year. 



Board of Commissioners:

Jim Powell:President                                  jpowell@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Andrew Verstraete:Vice-President       andrew@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Jim Heberer                                                   jim@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Jacque Verscha                                             jacque@kewaneeparkdistrict.org
Steve Brackett
Brian Johnson: Director                          brian@kewaneeparkdistrict.org


——————————————————————————————————— “the right of children to play, to sing and to dance; the right of youth to sport for sports’ sake; the right of men and women to use leisure in the pursuit of happiness in their own way, are basic to our American heritage.” – Harry S. Truman


12 Responses to About the Kewanee Park District

  1. Dan says:

    The lighted fountain at Windmont Park looks awesome! What a great addition to an already beautiful park. Many thanks for your efforts.

    • Kewanee Park District says:

      Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate knowing people are enjoying our parks!

  2. Shirley Spahn Piester says:

    I plan on being “home” over Labor Day weekend, and would love to be able to play pickleball. Are there groups of individuals that play at somewhat designated times of day/week? And if so, do they allow walk ons?

    • Kewanee Park District says:

      There is a large group that plays on Saturday or Sunday mornings. We believe Rick Lashbrook organizes the groups but unfortunately we don’t have contact information for him. Their group is not run through the Park District as our courts are first come, first serve.

  3. Kaydra Moore says:

    Are the bathrooms open during winter hours?

    • Kewanee Park District says:

      The bathrooms that do not have running water are open year round. The bathrooms that are plumbed are winterized each year to prevent pipe bursts and cannot be used. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

  4. Taylor says:

    Hello, I have previously emailed the Kewanee park district about volunteering during the summer camps this summer but have not received a reply. I was just wondering if volunteers were needed still.

    • Kewanee Park District says:

      Yes, we received your email and your request has been given to our camp director Sharon DeSmit. She will be contacting you soon. Thank you for your interest in helping with our summer camps and we wish you continued success in your schooling.

  5. Teri says:

    Would love to see the full menu for the 19th Hole posted.

    • Kewanee Park District says:

      The full menu can be found under the 19th Hole option to the right of the main page. If you are still having trouble viewing it, please let us know.
      Thank you

  6. Maurice Jones says:

    Do you have any basketball programs. I coach for the Chicago Trojans. an AAU Basketball Team. I will be moving to kewanee in a few weeks and am looking to further my coaching activities there.

    • Kewanee Park District says:

      At this time, the park district does not have a basketball program. We have a newly renovated basketball court at Northeast Park and offered a 3 on 3 league last year, but there were not enough teams interested so we did not continue it this year. To our knowledge there are currently no AAU basketball teams stationed out of Kewanee. Most players that are involved in AAU travel to the Quad Cities, Peoria or Sterling for their programs. If you should have any other questions, please feel free to call our office at 309-852-2872. Welcome to Kewanee!!

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