Parks and Paths

The Village has a wide variety of parks and paths throughout the Village. Some of the Village parks are for active use and others are for passive use. Some Village paths are wide enough for bicycles and pedestrians and others are only wide enough for pedestrian use. Please view the Parks of Lincolnshire website for an overview of all of the Village facilities and remember to be courteous to your fellow users.

Special activities may require a park permit. No pets are allowed in the Village parks, natural areas, or nature preserves; however pets are allowed on Village paths.

Picnic permits are required for groups of 30 or more in North Park Concession Area, North Park Picnic Pavilion area, and Whytegate Park. No large group picnics are permitted in Memorial Park, Rivershire Park, Balzer Park or Spring Lake Park between May 1 – October 31 unless approved by the Village Board. No picnics are allowed at Florsheim Nature Preserve.

Parks Hours

Village Parks open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. with the exceptions of:

  • North Park which may be open until 11:00 p.m.
  • The Nature Preserves, and natural areas, which close at dusk.

Spring Lake Park Restrooms are open 10:00 a.m. and close at dusk. North Park Restrooms are open at 7:00 a.m. and close at dusk unless the facility has been reserved and lights are on.

Park Rules

  • No parking is allowed in Village parks between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. with the exception of North Park which is restricted between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Parking in Village Parks is for park users only.
  • No person shall dump or deposit any material anywhere on the park grounds but shall use waste or trash receptacles where provided. If no receptacle is provided the material shall be carried away from the park.
  • No person shall use or operate any loud speaker or amplifier in any park.
  • Musical bands are prohibited.
  • No person shall erect any building, tent, or other structure in any park.
  • It is unlawful for any person to feed any wildlife at any Village park.
  • Is shall be unlawful for any person to remove any natural thing from the natural areas of any parks.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person to burn wood found in any of the parks or natural areas.
  • No individual, organization or entity of any kind shall use the parks or park facilities for any for-profit activity.
  • No park may be used to assembling people, loading or unloading buses, vans or other vehicles for a for-profit entity.
  • Any groups of 30 or more are required to have a permit to use the parks.