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city of Alton, Illinois
101 E 3rd Street Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-3500

Parks and Recreation Department

Michael Haynes

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Executive Director
2 Emma Kaus Lane
Alton, IL  62002
PH:   618.463.3580
FAX: 618.463.3567

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M


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Description of the Parks and Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing 16 City Parks, including over 1,400 acres of park space, 12 ball fields, 19 soccer fields, 14 tennis courts, 14 buildings, and 19 playgrounds.  The Department hosts a multitude of special events each year.  City employees and volunteers take great pride enriching the lives of each citizen through quality parks and programs.

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Alton Parks and Recreation Department is operated under the direction of the City of Alton and the Alton Park and Recreation Commission.  The Commission is comprised of 5 members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.  Members serve 4-year rotating terms.  The Board is responsible for overseeing the Park and Recreation Department, their budget, and program planning.  For more information on the Parks and Recreation Commission, including members and meeting dates, please click here.

Alton Amphitheater Commission

The Alton Amphitheater Commission shall have the authority to supervise the management of the Alton Amphitheater facility and to coordinate the efforts of the various departments of the City of Alton to promote the utilization of the Amphitheater in a manner consistent with the original mission statement defining the purpose of the Amphitheater.  For more information on the Alton Amphitheater Commission, including members and meeting dates, please click here

Dog Park Infomation

Please click here for Alton Dog Park Information.

Haskell Playhouse Infomation

The Lucy Haskell Playhouse is located in Haskell Park. This Middletown treasure was built in 1885 for Lucy Jane Haskell and is on the list of National Register of Historic Places. It is available for tours and rentals. For more information Call: 618-463-2235, Email:, or visit the website at:

Nan Elliott Rose Garden Infomation

Joel Anderson is an Accredited ARS Consulting Rosarian.  Joel received the outstanding Illinois/Indiana district consulting rosarian award in fall of 2011.  For information on growing roses in Alton, please call 618.463.3585.  For more information on the Rose Garden, please click here.

Pavilion and Picnic Shelter Fees

The Alton Park Department provides various pavilions and picnic shelters for group and corporate outings, parties, receptions, classes, etc.  Reservations are by permits only and must be arranged through the Department.  There is a fee structure for shelter use based on resident 6 hour time slots.  Please call the office for more details!

Picnic Facilities available for reservation include: 

Shelter #2 (12 Tables) 
Shelter #4 (6 Tables) 
Shelter #5 (12 Tables) 
Shelter #6 (6 Tables)
Muenstermann Pavilion (Indoor with Kitchen and 18 Tables and available until 11pm daily)

Our Most Popular sites for wedding vows

(available in 2 hour time slots)

Riverview Park Gazebo  -  Nan Elliott Rose Garden  -  Oriental Garden  -  Amphitheater 

 Wedding Fees

Oriental Garden $245 - resident, $285 - non-resident
Rose Garden $240 - resident, $290 - non-resident 
Riverview $185 - resident, $235 - non-resident
Amphitheater $500 for 3 Hour Time Slot

Please call the Department for more details.

Rental Fees (per Game)

                  Week Day |  Weekend  |  Practices (No Prep)

Football Field          $80                $125                      $30

Additional Games    $30                $35              

Soccer Field             $60                $100                     $30
Additional Games    $30                $35

Softball Field           $50                $85                       $30
Additional Games   $30                $35

Baseball Fields        $60                $100                     $30
Additional Games   $25                $25


Soccer/Football Fields at GMP - $50 per hour 

Lights for Softball/Jr. Baseball Field at GMP - $55 per hour 
Softball Diamond at Northside Park - $30 per hour 
Hopkins Field at GMP - $75 per hour

Tennis Court Rentals

1/2 day tournament - $150 
1 day tournament - $180 without lights 
2 day tournament - $360 

Alton Police Department

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1700 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Alton City Hall

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101 E. Third St
Alton, IL 62002

Alton Fire Department

Alton Fire Department

333 E 20th
Alton, IL 62002

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