Parks & Recreation

Foundation Park

(618) 533-0001
600 North Pleasant Avenue
Centralia, IL 62801

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…

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Raccoon Lake

This great water feature offers more than 14 miles of shoreline and 970 acres of water. Fishing is the primary recreation on this lake (bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish). You may even catch a fishing tournament on this lake. Raccoon Lake’s 5 mph limit is favorable for a variety of…

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Lake Centralia

Lake Centralia covers more than 400 acres. This lake is great for boating and water skiing. Pontoon boats, sailboats, and other boats 21 feet in length and under are allowed on this lake. There is also great fishing on this lake. A boat ramp is located on Waverunner Cove accessible…

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Recreation Complex

The Centralia Recreation Complex is a 60,000 square foot multi-sport facility located in historic downtown Centralia, Illinois. Built near the site of the former railroad depot, the Complex sports the look of an “old fashioned” train station from the front while housing some of the most modern equipment…

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Fairview Park

A must-see attraction in Centralia is Railroad Village which features a historic 2500 Engine and 9415 Caboose on display in Fairview Park. Tours of these authentic rail cars once used by the Illinois Central Railroad, can be arranged upon request. While you are at Fairview Park, you should also…

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Laura Leake Park

Laura Leake Park is enjoyed throughout the year for family-focused entertainment and is the site of the annual Juneteenth celebration.  With a basketball court, swing sets, playground, space to play a little baseball, a picnic shelter, and sidewalks for leisurely strolls, this small park is a nice environment for…

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Dog Park

Oh, what fun your dog will have playing in our Dog Park! Opened in late 2018, pets play off-leash in this controlled environment, under the pet owner’s supervision. The Centralia Dog Park is separated for the pleasure of small and large dogs.

There is a separate double-gated…

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Golf Courses

Centralia Illinois offers visitors outstanding golf opportunities with multiple courses to choose from. Swing into action at any of the terrific golf courses in the area.

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