Recreation – Bike Path and Parks

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The combined Public Parks and the Recreation Bike and Prairie Path offer a wide variety of recreation.

A new Bike Kiosk has been established on Main Street along the Pecatonica Prairie Trail of Northwest Illinois - A 29.5 mile long biking, hiking and nature trail between Rockford and Freeport, Illinois

Sumner Park along the Pecatonica River has Ball fields, Tennis courts, Horseshoe pits, Children's playgrounds connects with a traditional grandstand with track to the West and the recently acquired Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve across the river to the North (Pecatonica Wetlands is made up of 1047 acres of flood plain forest, oxbow pond marshes and upland forest along the Pecatonica River). The site has outstanding spring flora and birdlife.  The park includes fishing access, hiking and equestrian trails, picnic areas and wildlife areas.  Be sure to bring your binoculars, camera and picnic basket.

Little Indians playgrounds is located by the Pecatonica Elementary school and children can spend many hours exploring the wooden hand-built park.

Blassingham Park has a pavilion for picnics, great playground and lots of room to play ball, throw a Frisbee, or just run around.  There is a community garden that popped up and it is located just South of the Pecatonica Prairie Path.