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McLean County:
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Parks & Recreation
ON-LINE CAMPING & PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN!
You are now able to make a campground reservation or a picnic shelter reservation on our new reservation system at: http://www.sunrisereservations.com/campground/listCampgrounds

Just put in Comlara Park Family Campground, and then just follow the prompts.

Thank you for your patience!
Park Staff

Regional Parks
Contact





13001 Recreation Area Dr.
Hudson, IL  61748

Ph: (309) 434-6770
Fx: (309) 726-2025

Fall/Winter Visitor Center Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday



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:

  • 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

Planning for the Future
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.

Our Mission
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.

Park Staff
Mike Steffa - Park Director
Brad Wood - Operations Supervisor
Brian Thomas - Maintenance Supervisor
Alex Hesser - Maintenance Worker I

2014 Schedule of Events - Remainder

DEC-FEB                CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS OPEN
                                                                 AVAILABLE WHEN CONDITIONS PERMIT

OCT. 1–NOV.11     DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM-ARCHERY
                          COMLARA PARK – DESIGNATED AREAS CLOSED
OCT……....5           BOAT RENTAL CLOSED FOR SEASON                                                                    OCT……...18          LAST DAY BAIT SHOP OPEN 
OCT……...18          FALL COLORS FAMILY DAY-COMLARA PARK 
                           MARSHMALLOW & WIENER ROAST, HAYRACK RIDES, MUSIC,
                           CHILDREN’S GAMES, HAUNTED HAYRACK RIDES, CHILDREN'S CANDY HUNT & MORE                                              OCT……...19          LAST DAY – CAMPING RESERVATIONS
NOV……….8          GPS/GEOCACHING CLASS
                           PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, IN-PERSON, ON-LINE, OR MAIL 
NOV. 21 – 23         DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM-SHOTGUN 
 & DEC 4 – 7             COMLARA PARK – CLOSED TO GENERAL USE 
DEC……...13          DA DEER RUN, RUN-8K X/C RACE-COMLARA PARK