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Lowell Park

2114 Lowell Park Road, Dixon, IL 61021

Boating

Lowell Park encompasses 240 acres along the Rock River and includes the Ruth Edwards Nature Center, boat launches with Rock River access, fishing, hiking, nature preserve, and more.

Until you have walked through this nature wonderland, will you not appreciate this wonderful gift that was presented to the City of Dixon near the turn of the 19th century. Established in 1907, it has stood through all these years as a place whereby people could relax and enjoy recreation to its fullest and is on the National Register Of Historic Places. It is where a young Ronald Reagan took a summer job as a lifeguard and is reported to have saved 77 people from the river during his tenure.

Along with the Ruth Edwards Nature Center there are rest rooms, parking, boat launches with Rock River access, fishing, hiking, nature preserve, cross country skiing, shelters, grills, playground equipment, and more.

What's happening nearby...

Dixon City Market

Dixon Riverfront Park •  Jun 05 @ 5PM

Gather on the Dixon Riverfront every Wednesday this summer.

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Dixon's Music at the Square Summer Series

John Dixon Park •  Jun 07 @ 5:30PM

Enjoy Summer Friday nights in the park listening to music with friends.

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60th Petunia Festival in Dixon

Downtown Dixon •  Jul 03 – Jul 07 @ 8:30AM

Petunia Festival 2024 celebrates its 60th anniversary in northwest Illinois with many events, from music to food to art shows! Join us for a blooming good…

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