Charleston Parks

The following parks are in the City of Charleston Parks System:  

Heritage Woods Park:  .3 acres; Woodlawn Drive

Lafferty Nature Study Area:  7 acres; S. Douglas Drive

Lake Charleston:  440 acres; S. State Highway 130

Lakeview Park:  60 acres; E. McKinley Avenue

Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail:  12 miles of paved trail for bicyclists, joggers, and walkers connecting Charleston and Mattoon, parking available where Madison Avenue and Old State Road run parallel (39.499, -88.198) and just east of Country Club Road (39.498, -88.226). Additional parking is at Seaton Field on Division Street. No motorized traffic allowed. Comfort station at Loxa Road.                           
Kiwanis Park:  8 acres; corner of Division Street & Jackson Avenue
North Park:  10 acres; Vine Street   
(Baker Field-505 N. Division-CTPD) 
(Lanman Field-10 Vine)
(Seaton Field -109 N. Division)
(Seaton Field -110 N. Division)
Reasor Park:  16 acres; Lovers' Lane & S. University Drive
Sister City Park:  16 acres; 2700 18th Street 
VFW Way Park:  1 acre; 1821 20th Street (behind the Lodge)
Woods Park:  .8 acre; N. 11th Street & Poplar
Woodyard Conservation Area:  206 acres; 6050 State Highway 130


Park pavilions available to reserve are the Kiwanis Park Pavilion, Sister City Pavilion (structure with fireplace), and the Lake Charleston Pavilion. The Lake Charleston Pavilion requires a $10 fee for weekend reservations. These pavilions can be reserved online at RecDesk.  You may also call the Parks and Recreation office at 217-345-6897 or come into the office at 520 Jackson Ave., second floor.  All other park pavilions are available on a  first come, first served basis. Reservations are available from April 1st - October 30th of each year. 

If you are interested in reserving a pavilion at Morton Park, you will need to call the Charleston Township Park District at (217)-345-4812.