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Olney City Park

305 North West Street, Olney, IL 62450


The Olney City Park is located on 55 acres between Illinois Route 130 and N. Ludlow Street, across from Olney Central College. The City park offers a wide variety of recreational activities and facilities.

The City Park features 5 covered picnic shelters and several open picnic spots. In addition to covered picnic shelters, the park has an air conditioned Community Building which now has tables and chairs to accommodate 90 people with kitchen and restroom facilities. Reservations for all covered shelters, picnic units and Community Building need to be made by visiting City Hall at 300 S. Whittle, Olney, IL 62450 or call (618) 395-7302. The City park also has 6 lighted tennis courts; 4 horseshoe courts; 2 playgrounds, one for older youth and Kiddie Land for younger children. The Olney City Park is the location for several special events during the year including a the Christmas light display. The light display is turned on Thanksgiving weekend and extends through Christmas. The Richland County Fair also holds their annual county fair at the park in July. The Olney Arts Council makes the City park home for their annual Fall Festival on the last Saturday of September.

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