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McLean County:
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Parks & Recreation
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Visitor Center - FALL/WINTER HOURS
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Monday - Friday

All Campsites are now on a first-come, first served basis.  Reservations will begin again April 2019.

FIREARM Portion of The Antlerless Deer Management Program is Nov. 16-18 AND Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2018: ALL of COMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake Closed to General Use

Archery Portion of The Antlerless Deer Management Program - Parts of COMLARA Park Closed to General Use
Starting October 1, 2018, parts of COMLARA Park will be closed to general use to allow for the Archery portion of the Antlerless Deer Management Program.  The dates that these areas will be closed are October 1, 2018 through, and including, November 11, 2018.  Areas closed to general use will be clearly marked with fluorescent orange sign and marking tape. ONLY PERMITTED HUNTERS AND PARK STAFF ARE ALLOWED IN THESE AREAS. Violators are subject to a Class B Misdemeanor arrest.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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.


PLEASE HELP US!!! Fence Posts & Fencing Donations Needed For Tree Seedling Project!

Now we are looking to Phase 4 & 5 of our large tree-planting project. If any of you would like to donate/get rid of any FENCE POSTS and/or FENCING, please let us know. Just about any kind of posts will do and fencing can be anything from chicken wire to chain link, and condition does not matter. We will use these after transplanting the tree seedlings to keep the tree cages upright and the critters from munching on them. We can pick up or you can drop off at the COMLARA County Park Visitor Center. You can call the Park Director at (309) 242-5806 or the Park Visitor Center at (309) 434-6770.  We cannot thank you all enough!

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Regional Parks

13001 Recreation Area Dr.
Hudson, IL  61748

Ph: (309) 434-6770

Visitor Center - SPRING HOURS
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: SUNDAY - 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:

  • 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 constructed include the Historic Route 66 Regional Trail and Greenway. The 32-mile Historic Route 66 Trail will 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 provides interpretive opportunities along the Historic Route 66 corridor for central Illinois visitors. Sections of the trail linking Bloomington, Shirley and Funk's Grove to the south and Towanda to the north are complete. Additionally, Lexington and Chenoa have sections completed within those Communities, providing bicycle and pedestrian opportunities.

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 p