DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing 16 City Parks, including over 1,400 acres of park space, 12 ball fields, 19 soccer fields, 14 tennis courts, 14 buildings, and 19 playgrounds. The Department hosts a multitude of special events each year. City employees and volunteers take great pride in enriching the lives of each citizen through quality parks and programs.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

The Alton Parks and Recreation Department is operated under the direction of the City of Alton and the Alton Park and Recreation Commission. The Commission is comprised of 5 members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Members serve 4-year rotating terms. The Board is responsible for overseeing the Park and Recreation Department, its budget, and program planning. For more information on the Parks and Recreation Commission, including members and meeting dates, please click here.

ALTON AMPHITHEATER COMMISSION

The Alton Amphitheater Commission shall have the authority to supervise the management of the Alton Amphitheater facility and to coordinate the efforts of the various departments of the City of Alton to promote the utilization of the Amphitheater in a manner consistent with the original mission statement defining the purpose of the Amphitheater. For more information on the Alton Amphitheater Commission, including members and meeting dates, please click here.

ALTON DOG PARK

Please click here for Alton Dog Park Information.

HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

The Lucy Haskell Playhouse is located in Haskell Park. This Middletown treasure was built in 1885 for Lucy Jane Haskell and is on the list of National Register of Historic Places. It is available for tours and rentals. For more information Call: 618.463.2235, Email: info@haskellplayhouse.org, or visit the website at haskellplayhouse.org

NAN ELLIOT MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN

Joel Anderson is an Accredited ARS Consulting Rosarian. Joel received the outstanding Illinois/Indiana district consulting rosarian award in the fall of 2011. For information on growing roses in Alton, please call 618.463.3585. For more information on the Rose Garden, please click here.

Contact Us

MICHAEL HAYNES

Executive Director
E: mhaynes@cityofaltonil.com

PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE

2 Emma Kaus Lane
Alton, IL 62002
P: 618.463.3580
FAX: 618.463.3567

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

MAINTENANCE

P: 618.463.3585

RAIN-OUTS

P: 618.325.0035