Description of the Parks and Recreation Department
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing 16 City Parks, including over 1,400 acres of park space, 12 ball fields, 19 soccer fields, 14 tennis courts, 14 buildings, and 19 playgrounds. The Department hosts a multitude of special events each year. City employees and volunteers take great pride enriching the lives of each citizen through quality parks and programs.
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Parks and Recreation Commission
The Alton Parks and Recreation Department is operated under the direction of the City of Alton and the Alton Park and Recreation Commission. The Commission is comprised of 5 members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Members serve 4-year rotating terms. The Board is responsible for overseeing the Park and Recreation Department, their budget, and program planning. For more information on the Parks and Recreation Commission, including members and meeting dates, please click here.
Save The Playhouse
Help save the historic Lucy Haskell Playhouse. Click here for more information.
Alton Amphitheater Commission
The Alton Amphitheater Commission shall have the authority to supervise the management of the Alton Amphitheater facility and to coordinate the efforts of the various departments of the City of Alton to promote the utilization of the Amphitheater in a manner consistent with the original mission statement defining the purpose of the Amphitheater. For more information on the Alton Amphitheater Commission, including members and meeting dates, please click here.
Dog Park Information
Please click here for Alton Dog Park Information.
Nan Elliott Rose Garden Information
Joel Anderson is an Accredited ARS Consulting Rosarian. Joel received the outstanding Illinois/Indiana district consulting rosarian award in fall of 2011. For information on growing roses in Alton, please call 618.463.3585. For more information on the Rose Garden, please click here.
Pavilion and Picnic Shelter Fees
The Alton Park Department provides various pavilions and picnic shelters for group and corporate outings, parties, receptions, classes, etc. Reservations are by permits only and must be arranged through the Department. There is a fee structure for shelter use based on resident 6 hour time slots. Please call the office for more details!
Picnic Facilities available for reservation include:
Shelter #2 (12 Tables)
Shelter #4 (6 Tables)
Shelter #5 (12 Tables)
Shelter #6 (6 Tables)
Muenstermann Pavilion (Indoor with Kitchen and 18 Tables and available until 11pm daily)
Our most popular sites for wedding vows
(available in 2 hour time slots)
Riverview Park Gazebo - Nan Elliott Rose Garden - Oriental Garden - Amphitheater
Oriental Garden $245 - resident, $285 - non-resident
Rose Garden $240 - resident, $290 - non-resident
Riverview $185 - resident, $235 - non-resident
Amphitheater $500 for 3 Hour Time Slot
Please call the Department for more details.
2014 Rental Fees (Per Game)
Week Day Weekend Practices (No Prep)
Football Field $80 $125 $30
Additional Games $30 $35
Soccer Field $60 $100 $30
Additional Games $30 $35
Softball Field $50 $85 $30
Additional Games $30 $35
Baseball Fields $60 $100 $30
Additional Games $25 $25
Soccer/Football Fields at GMP - $50 per hour
Lights for Softball/Jr. Baseball Field at GMP - $55 per hour
Softball Diamond at Northside Park - $30 per hour
Hopkins Field at GMP - $75 per hour
Tennis Courts Rentals
1/2 day tournament - $150
1 day tournament - $180 without lights
2 day tournament - $360
2014 Park Programs Calendar
Senior Scramble Golf Season 2014
Practice Field Schedule
Coed Softball, Division A, Round 2
Coed Softball, Division B, Round 2
Coed Softball, Division C, Round 2
Tuesday Men's Softball, Division A, Round 2
Tuesday Men's Softball, Division B, Round 2
Tuesday Men's Softball, Division C, Round 2
Tuesday Men's Softball, Division D, Round 2
Adult Co-Ed Kickball League Schedule
Adult Co-Ed Kickball Standings
Adult Flag Football League Schedule
Adult Flag Football Standings
Boys & Girls Soccer - Kindergarten
Boys & Girls Soccer - 1st Grade
Boys Soccer - 2nd & 3rd Grades
Boys Soccer - 4th Grade
Boys Soccer - 5th & 6th Grades
Boys Soccer - 7th, 8th, & 9th Grades
Girls Soccer - 2nd Grade
Girls Soccer - 3rd Grade
Girls Soccer - 4th Grade
Girls Soccer - 5th Grade
Girls Soccer - 6th Grade
Girls Soccer - 7th, 8th, & 9th Grades
2014 Soccer Registration
2014 Fall Micro Soccer Registration
2015 Basketball Registration, Grades 2-5
2015 Basketball Registration, Grades 6-7
For more information on recreational opportunities, please click here.
Parks and Recreation Seasonal Hires
Click here to apply for seasonal employment in Parks and Recreation. Please send completed applications to the Personnel Office at 101 E Third ST, Alton, IL 62002.