Parks & Recreation

Our Mission

It is the mission of the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation to ensure adequate provision for high-quality regional parks and related outdoor recreational activities for all citizens of McLean County in the most cost-efficient manner.

ELECTRIC CAMPSITES FULL AGAIN THIS                              WEEKEND!

Sorry, ALL ELECTRIC CAMPSITES are reserved for this weekend, September 25-27, 2020.

ONLY NON-ELECTRIC CAMPSITES REMAIN.

ARCHERY DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCT. 1 - NOV. 12, 2020

AREAS OF COMLARA PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE.

AREAS OF COMLARA PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE TO ALLOW FOR THE ARCHERY DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FROM OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 12, 2020.  UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY PROHIBITED IN THESE AREAS & ALL BOUNDARIES.  LETHAL WEAPONS WILL BE IN USE!  VALID SPECIAL HUNT PERMIT HOLDERS AND PARK STAFF ONLY WILL BE ALLOWED IN THESE AREAS. VIOLATION OF THIS RESTRICTION IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.

FMI CONTACT:  THE McLEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION AT (309)434-6771.

CORRECTION Late Summer/Fall Boat Rental & Bait Shop Hours

Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020


The Evergreen Lake Boat Rental & Bait Shop will start it's Late Summer/Fall Hours beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  The hours will be as follows:

Boat Rental - Open Saturdays, & Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The Boat Rental will be closed Monday through Friday.NOTE - THE PONTOON WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE TO RESERVE/RENT 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. EVERY DAY.

Bait Shop - Open 7 days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Evergreen Lake Boat Rental & Bait Shop will close for the season on Oct. 11, 2020.

Pontoon and Stand-up Paddleboards Available to Rent at Evergreen Lake Boat Rental!

Pontoon can be reserved!

18’ LOWE BRAND PONTOON FITS 8-10 PEOPLE!

The Evergreen Lake Boat Rental is now renting an 18’ Lowe Brand Pontoon that will fit 8-10 people.  THE PONTOON CAN NOW BE RESERVED FOR A $100.00 DEPOSIT.  You can rent on a 2-hour, 4-hour, or 8-hour basis.  The rental fees are as follows:  2-Hour = $100.00, 4-Hour =$175.00 and 8-Hour = $325.00.  You can fish off it, cruise around and look at wildlife, or just relax and enjoy the sun!  The Stand-up Paddleboards are a fun way to enjoy Evergreen Lake!  Rental is just $12.00/hr. or $27.00 all day! So, come on out and give it a try!!!!

Picnic Shelters and Group Campsites are Now Open!

The COMLARA Park Picnic Shelters and Group Campsites are now available to reserve and use.  Because of the Governor’s Phase 4 restrictions, both these facilities are available for use for 50 and under people!  F.M.I. please call the Park Visitor Center at (309)434-6770.  Thank you.

2020 Evergreen Lake Watercraft Decals Now Available

In-Person:  At the COMLARA Park Visitor Center during operating hours.  The Park Visitor Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting Friday, May 29, 2020.

On-Line: http://webapp.mcleancountyil.gov/webapps/ParksAndRec/allevents.aspx

Self-Registration Dropboxes:  There are Self-Registration Dropboxes located at both boat launches. Fill out the form, place the payment in an envelope, tear off the top carbon copy (This acts as your temporary permit until the actual decal is mailed to you), and drop the envelope in dropbox.

Adopt-A-Tree Program

Would you like to Adopt-A-Tree at COMLARA Park?

In the last couple of years, the park staff has had to cut down several Ash Trees that were destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer, specifically in the Campground and Main Recreation Area (MRA).  For a donation of $100.00, the Park’s Dept. will purchase a 5-6 ft. tree and have a small plaque made with it to say you donated it and/or in memory of someone who was special to you.  For a donation of $200, the Park’s Dept. will purchase an 8-12 ft. tree and have a larger, more decorative plaque made with it to say you donated it and/or in memory of someone who was special to you.

FMI CONTACT MIKE AT (309) 242-5806 OR TALK TO A STAFF MEMBER AT THE PARK VISITOR CENTER.  THANK YOU! 

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