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

Parks and Recreation Department

Michael Haynes

Executive Director
2 Emma Kaus Lane
Alton, IL  62002
PH:   618-463-3580
FAX: 618-463-3567
Email Me

Park and Recreation Maintenance


Office Hours

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



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.

Athletic Field Rental Fees (per Game)

                       Game Fees    |  Practices (No Prep)

Football Field $80.00 $30.00
*Additional Games $30.00 $0.00
Soccer Field $60.00 $30.00
*Additional Games $30.00 $0.00
Softball Field $50.00 $30.00
*Additional Games $30.00 $0.00
Baseball Field $60.00 $30.00
*Additional Games $30.00 $0.00


Soccer/Football Fields at GMP - $50 per hour 
Lights for Softball/Jr. Baseball Field at GMP - $30 per hour 
Hopkins Field at GMP - $50 per hour

Tennis Court Rentals

1/2 day tournament - $150 
1 day tournament    - $180 
2 day tournament    - $360 

Alton Police Department

Alton Police Department Seal

1700 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Alton City Hall

City of Alton Illinois - 1837

101 E. Third St
Alton, IL 62002

Alton Fire Department

Alton Fire Department

333 E 20th
Alton, IL 62002

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