About Us

Park Information

Created in 1945, the Lockport Township Park District provides park areas and recreation programs in order to enrich the quality of life of the community.

The Park District has created many opportunities of renovating and beautifying existing parks and initiating the building of a number of new parks in recent years such as Brent Hassert Park, Rotary Park, Sunset Park, Theodore Marsh Playground, Willow Walk, and Clover Ridge Park to name a few. Each location offers an array of recreational experiences that includes one or more of the following: open play and open spaces, playgrounds, areas for sports such as soccer and baseball, trails for outdoor fitness, a place for games such as horseshoes and volleyball, pavilions for family picnics and parties, spray parks and handicap access. In essence, the Lockport Township Park District maintains 38 parks or approximately 950 acres.

The Park District also maintains 19 facilities located within the District’s boundaries. Some of these facilities include: Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course that exhibits a full-service pro shop and clubhouse complete with a restaurant and bar and banquet facility; Challenge Fitness, the only fitness facility in Lockport that has seven indoor tennis courts, an indoor pool, two steam rooms, and whirlpool along with many other amenities; Chaney Pool and Heritage Falls Water Park, L.T.P.D.’s two outdoor aquatic facilities; as well as a community center, museum, and other Park District properties to name a few. Furthermore, the Park District also hosts hundreds of recreational programs for people of all ages. Special events and holiday celebrations run throughout the year inviting the community to participate in everything from concerts, art and flower shows, golf outings, pool parties, and events for almost every holiday listed on the calendar as well as some extra unique offerings.

In all, the Lockport Township Park District has been serving the community for 65 years; in our efforts to communicate the benefits of recreation, the Park District looks forward to continuing our service to the community.

For more information on all the Park District has to offer, please call (815) 838-1183 ext. 0 or visit www.lockportpark.org.

Park Board Meetings

The Board of Commissioners meet at Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St., on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend.


Lockport Township Park District programs and facilities are available to all citizens regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to provide participation in desired programs and activities. If you have special needs and would like more information and support for accessibility of programs and facilities call (815) 838-1183.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Recreation Program Financial Assistance is available to participants living within the Lockport Township Park District boundaries.

Applications are available at L.T.P.D. Administrative Office at:
1911 S. Lawrence Ave.
Call (815) 838-1183

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