Centralia, Illinois is blessed with beautiful parks and recreation areas. Since 1989 Centralia has been designated Tree City USA, which offers a variety of beautiful trees. If you like fishing, hiking, picnicking, golfing, swimming, and water sports, there are all sorts of recreation opportunities in tranquil and calm settings attracting all ages. Come visit Centralia!
Centralia’s Foundation Park is a unique private park open to the public. This scenic 300-acre park is open year-round from dawn until 11 p.m. daily. There are miles of hiking trails, an exercise trail, an ice skating pond, and two fishing ponds both stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish. The park also sports a restored prairie, a Chapel in the Woods, the Hall Shelter, the Sentinel Shelter, The Bowl (an outdoor amphitheater), Moose Oven, and the Miner’s Memorial. You can even play a round of Disc Golf.
Reservations for group use of the Park are requested by contacting The Foundation. You won’t want to miss this natural Southern Illinois beauty. The main entrance is located at McCord & Pleasant Streets. The main park road is closed through the winter months. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. There is no charge for using any of the park’s facilities.
600 North Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801