In guidance with the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, the Decatur Park District is re-opening some public restroom facilities and pavilion rentals in its high-use areas.

Currently Open

Nelson Dog Park Restrooms
Nelson Gas Dock Restrooms (formerly the snack shack restrooms)
Fairview Main Restrooms by Pavilion #1
Fairview Dog Park Restrooms

Opening July 1st with a pavilion reservation only

Nelson Pavilion #1 Restrooms
Nelson Pavilion #2 Restrooms
Hess Park
Mueller Park
Kiwanis Park
Sinawik Park
Cresthaven Park
South Shores Park

Neighborhood pavilion rental options are limited to Hess, Mueller, Kiwanis, and Sinawik to allow our limited staff to focus on cleaning those restrooms well. Drinking fountains will remain inoperable at all locations until we receive updated guidance from the State of Illinois.

“As we take steps to slowly return to our summer operations, we are prioritizing our essential services at our most popular locations to focus on first,” stated Bill Clevenger, Executive Director of the Decatur Park District.

The Park District continues to urge everyone to keep abreast of the latest public health information via the CDC website at, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Macon County Health Department.

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