Parks & Recreation

In 1947, the Lions Club of Stockton purchased 11 acres of land in the heart of our village, and created what is known today as the Stockton Township Memorial Park. The Lions Club installed electric lights, planted ninety-four trees, added a Park House, and in 1955, graciously deeded the park to the Village of Stockton, where it has continued to grow and thrive. The park boasts top of the line playground equipment, a baseball diamond, and a football field where, most Friday nights, you can catch the fever of a local high school game. The Stockton Township Memorial Park also plays host to Stockton’s Annual 4th of July Celebration, the 4th largest Independence Day celebration in all of Illinois. And let’s not forget the pool. The Stockton Township Pool has two water slides, a zero-gravity entrance, a twelve-foot deep end, and a diving board perfect for both flipping and flopping. Time to play!


Stockton Park District

Classes offered by Stockton Park District for Children and Adults. To rent the Stockton Park House, contact Jane West by phone 765-437-3357 (please leave message) or email stocktonparkdistrict@gmail.com.

The park is open but no one is allowed on the playground equipment due to COVID 19.

Park District News

Park - Notice of Public Hearing July 15. 2020


Stockton Township Pool

The Stockton Township Pool has two water slides, a zero-gravity entrance, a twelve-foot deep end, and a diving board. Call for Pool Opening Date and schedule for swimming lessons and pool activities for the season.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 7:00pm

600 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL
815.947.3061

https://www.facebook.com/StocktonTownshipPool


Stockton Township Memorial Park

Stockton Township Memorial Park boasts top of the line playground equipment, a baseball diamond, and a football field where, most Friday nights, you can catch the fever of a local high school game. (Photo credit: Amy Laskey)

600 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL
815.947.3061


Kidstown Wooden Playground

The wooden, kid-friendly haven was built by Stockton Community members in only five days. It took a year to organize and raise the funds necessary to build the park, but once the funds were collected, local businesses and individuals came together and donated both their tools and their time in order to build the play area. Hundreds of Stocktonites worked together during those five days to establish the park, which stands to this day as an example of the joy a community can create when all of its' citizens work together.

236 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL


Stockton Heritage Museum

Stockton Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Stockton area history. Visit the museum on weekends, May-October, or by appointment.

Open 10-2 Saturdays and 11-2 Sundays through October 26
107 W Front Ave, Stockton, IL
815.947.2220

https://www.facebook.com/Stockton-Heritage-Museum-309324911534/

Activities at Heritage Museum


Stockton Park District

Stockton Township Memorial Park District Commissioners

Vince Graves
Calvin Klopf
Richard TenPas
Jeremy Tucker
Jane West
President: Richard TenPas, 815.947.2769
Treasurer: Jane West, 765.437.3357
Secretary: Calvin Klopf, 815.598.3235

The Stockton Park District Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Park House.

Contact Information

Park Custodian: Denny Young, 815.238.6159
Park House Rental Manager: Jane West, 765.437.3357
Swimming Pool Manager: Heather Tessendorf, 815.275.9088
Pool Phone: 815.947.3061
Stockton Heritage Museum: Ann Coppernoll, 815.947.2220