Parks & Recreation
ARCHERY DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Portions of COMLARA Park Closed To General Use October 1 - November 11, 2015
ARCHERY DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM will be in progress at COMLARA Park from October 1 - November 11, 2015. Portions of COMLARA Park will be closed to General Use. ONLY PERMITTED HUNTERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THESE AREAS! Areas will be clearly marked with flourescent orange signs and flagging. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Fall Colors Family & Conservation Day - Saturday, October 17, 2015
Activities from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.!
5K Running Race, LOTS of Children's Games & Activities, Survive Alive House, Firetrucks, Conservation Displays, BB Gun & Archery Range, Hayrack Rides, Pontoon Rides, Marshmallow & Wiener Roast, Candy Hunt, Trick-or-Treating In The Campground, Haunted Trail Hayrack Rides, & Much More!
Fall Hours For Evergreen Lake Bait Shop & Boat Rental Start Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the Fall Hours of Operation for the Evergreen Lake Bait Shop & Boat Rental will change.
Bait Shop - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 7 Days
Boat Rental - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday
ON-LINE RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
When it is time to make a campground reservation or picnic shelter reservation you will need to visit our on-line reservation system at: http://www.sunrisereservations.com/campground/listCampgrounds
Just put in Comlara Park Family Campground, and then just follow the prompts.
If you have any questions, please contact the Park Visitor Center at (309) 434-6770.
NEED A GIFT IDEA? HOW ABOUT GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Gift Certificates are available at the COMLARA Park Visitor Center! They come in increments of $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, or $25.00. You can purchase these during Visitor Center Hours, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any questions? Give us a call at (309) 434-6770.
2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
McLEAN COUNTY PARKS
DEC-FEB CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS OPEN
SEPT………7 LAST DAY SWIMMING BEACH OPEN
SEPT………7 BOAT RENTAL CLOSED WEEKDAYS
SEPT…….13 EVERGREEN LAKE ULTRA MARATHON
TRAIL RACE – COMLARA PARK/EVERGREEN LAKE
OCT. 1–NOV.11 DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM-ARCHERY
COMLARA PARK – DESIGNATED AREAS CLOSED
OCT……....4 BOAT RENTAL CLOSED FOR SEASON
OCT……...17 LAST DAY BAIT SHOP OPEN
OCT……...17 FALL COLORS FAMILY & CONSERVATION DAY
MARSHMALLOW & WIENER ROAST, HAYRACK RIDES, MUSIC,
CHILDREN’S GAMES, HAUNTED HAYRACK RIDES, CHILDREN’S
CANDY HUNT,CONSERVATION EXIBITS,BB GUNS,ARCHERY & MORE
OCT……...18 LAST DAY – CAMPING RESERVATIONS
NOV……….7 GPS/GEOCACHING CLASS
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, IN-PERSON, ON-LINE, OR MAIL
NOV. 20 – 22 DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM-SHOTGUN
& DEC 3 – 6 COMLARA PARK – CLOSED TO GENERAL USE
DEC……...12 DA DEER RUN, RUN-8K X/C RACE-COMLARA PARK
13001 Recreation Area Dr.
Ph: (309) 434-6770
Fx: (309) 726-2025
Late Summer/Early Fall Visitor Center Hours
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Sunday thru Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Friday & Saturday
The 2,250 acres of regional parks currently provided by the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation include COMLARA County Park/Evergreen Lake and S.H. West County Park.
COMLARA County Park
COMLARA County Park includes the following locations:
Planning for the Future
- Deer Island Area
- Lake View Area
- Main Recreation Area
- Mallards Bay Conservation Area
- Six Mile Creek Area
- Southeast Conservation Area
- Southwest Conservation Area
- White Oak Area
Future McLean County regional recreation facilities being planned include the Historic Route 66 Regional Trail and Greenway. The 32-mile Historic Route 66 Trail would link many rural communities and regional natural resources such as the ParkLands Foundation Lexington Preserve along the Mackinaw River and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Funks Grove Nature Preserve to the metropolitan area of Bloomington / Normal, Illinois. This trail would also provide interpretive opportunities along the Historic Route 66 corridor for central Illinois visitors.
It is the mission of the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure adequate provision for and high quality of regional parks and related outdoor recreational activities for all citizens of McLean County in the most cost-efficient manner possible.