Decatur Park District Kite Day

Dozens of kites will paint the sky during the Decatur Park District’s annual Kite Day on Saturday, April 27 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Sinawik Park. Participants can bring their favorite kite and enjoy an afternoon of fun and relaxation. This annual event is sponsored by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and will be celebrated by park districts statewide.

Decatur Park District Kite Day

Date:                Saturday, April 27
Time:                1 – 3 p.m.
Location:          Sinawik Park, 1715 S. 32nd St.

 

Rotary Park Summer Leagues

Interested in playing in an adult recreation league this summer? Register for the summer season at Rotary Park. Visit the Team Sidelines website and click on the downloads section for the full registration packet. For more information, call 429 – 3472, visit the DISC or email Tony at talbertina@decparks.com. League information is listed below!

New Sculpture Addition to Scovill Sculpture Park

The installation of a new addition to the Scovill Sculpture Park will arrive at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Scovill Sculpture Park (71 S. Country Club Rd.).  The sculpture will be a bison calf  that is joining the existing American Bison sculpture by Tim Summerville (#5 on the map) that came with the last sculpture installation in 2018. Both sculptures will be displayed at the park until 2021.

 

Ladies Golf Open House April 4th

You’re invited to join our golf pros and the Decatur Women’s Golf Association to learn about opportunities for ladies golf in Decatur on Thursday, April 4 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Hickory Point Golf Club. The event is free, please RSVP to Andy Potts at apotts@decparks.com!

Park District Golf Courses Open in Full Swing!

Decatur Park District golf courses are officially open for the 2019 season. Book your online tee time and see 2019 season rates at www.golfdecatur.org or your favorite pro shop. Contact Red Tail Run Golf Pro, Ben Irwin at 422-2211; or Hickory Point Golf Pro, Andy Potts at 421-7444.

Receive golf cancellation/closure information by text or email, visit Decatur-parks.com and click on Cancellations & Closures to register. You can also get the free Rainout Line app (select Decatur Park District) or call 427-3488.

The Decatur Park District golf courses offers programming, lessons and special events for players, juniors, ladies and families of all skill levels!

Overlook Adventure Opening Day and Spring Hours

Overlook Adventure Park, featuring two 18-hole, accessible mini golf courses, a high ropes course, and batting cages opens for the season on Saturday, April 6. Opening day hours from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting. Please see below for early and late spring hours. For information about special events, birthday parties, or group package rates, call Gabby Cliff at 429-7750. Visit overlookadventure.com for more details

Early Spring Hours: April 6 – May 4

  • Thursday: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m.

Late Spring Hours: May 5 – May 25

  • Monday – Thursday: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m.

Scovill Zoo’s Opening Day and Spring Hours

Scovill Zoo opens for the season on Saturday, April 6. Hours of operation will be 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with the last admission one hour before closing. Admission is $6.95 for adults, $5.95 for seniors, $4.95 for children aged 2 – 12 and free for children under 2. Admission is free on Thursdays beginning June 6.

Scovill Zoo houses 400 animals spanning six continents, the Scovill Sculpture Park, Project Playground, Endangered Species Carousel, and the ZO & O Express Train.

The ZO&O Express Train will be running the regular, 1-mile route. Once the train extension project, funded by a $2 million donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation is complete, the track will connect the zoo with the Children’s Museum of Illinois and run along the lakefront across a 35-foot high bridge.

Spring Hours: April 6 – May 24

Week Days: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

MIDSTATE SOCCER CLUB HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL MIDSTATE CUP

The Decatur Park District will host the MidState Cup, April 12 – 14 at the Decatur Soccer Complex, presented by ADM and Midwest Fiber. Admission is free. MidState has 120 boys’ and girls’ (U8 – U19) club teams from Illinois and surrounding states coming to compete. For more information, visit www.midstatesoccer.com or contact Colin Bonner, MidState Soccer Director, at 429-3472.

 

MidState Soccer Cup

Date: April 12-14

Location: Decatur Soccer Complex

Fee: Free

2019 Decatur Park District Rotten Easter Egg Hunt

Be a kid again at the 2019 Rotten Easter Egg Hunt at the Hickory Point Banquet Facility on Friday, March 29th! This adults-only event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes music, pizza, adult beverages, games, an optional Easter basket contest, and an outdoor hunt with thousands of eggs redeemed for cash prizes, gift cards, and more! Bring a basket for your eggs and a flashlight. Registration deadline is March 27th, unless sold out. Held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Decatur Park District youth arts and recreation programs. Sponsors include Mueller Distributing, Neuhoff Media and Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Register online at decatur-parks.org, or call 422-5911.

 

Rotten Easter Egg Hunt

Date:   Friday, March 29

Time:   6:30 p.m.

Age:    21 or older

Fee:     $25 per person/$40 per couple

VIP tickets are $40 per person/$70 per couple (includes extra drink tickets, entry into the cash prize drawing, and preferred parking)

Location: Hickory Point Banquet Facility, 727 W. Weaver Rd, Forsyth

Prescribed Burn Planned for Red Tail Run Golf Club

It is prescribed burn season and the Decatur Park District staff will be conducting prescribed burns in the month of March at Red Tail Run Golf Club.

Fire is a natural process that shaped the Illinois landscape. Prescribed burning is an efficient and effective tool used to manage prairie and woodland habitat and maintain a healthy diversity of plants and animals.

Safety is our highest priority. Our key goal is to keep smoke from blowing toward homes, roadways and other smoke-sensitive areas. Local police and fire officials are notified when and where burns will take place, so they can respond to people who report that they are seeing smoke from an area.