Comfort Inn & Suites
3675 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 529-8898
Fax: (217) 529-1821
Lake Mattoon was created in the 1950s to be a water reserve and it's since become the perfect spot for recreational activities. Take a boat out and waterski along the shore. Try your luck fishing for bass and catfish. Enjoy a picnic at Lake Mattoon Public Beach. At 1,050-acres, there's a lot of room to enjoy the water.
Created in 1907 to help with the county's water supply, Lake Paradise is truly a paradise. You can take a boat out on to the tranquil waters of the reservoir, but there is no swimming allowed.
This charming 24 acre park is the perfect outing for a family day. Lytle Park has a number of fun activities. This beautiful park has many unique attractions, including an old oil well and art sculptures. Play tennis on their 6 courts, take a stroll through their gardens, play in the playgrounds, have a picnic, and check out the huge swimming pool. Lytle Pool is one of the largest pools in the state and for a moderate fee you can take a dip.
Lawson Park is popular for a reason, this large park is home to a lot of activites. With four tennis courts, a batting cage, pickle ball, and a filed that can be used for football of soccer, it's no wonder that this park is the perfect spot for some fun in the sun. There is also a large playground that's perfect for kids.
The Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is located at the convergence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Its myriad habitats support a multitude of wildlife. The area is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The largest park in the city, Peterson Park is the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon. Watch a American Legion Jr. game on the baseball diamond, play a game of horseshoes, have your children play on the playground, or just relax with a picnic. This green park is also the site to great events, including music concerts.
One of the pioneering educational institutes in Illinois, the Jubilee College State Park stands six miles (9.65 kilometers) west of Peoria, Illinois. The college was closed in 1862 post the Bishop’s death. In 1933, the college building and the huge grounds were offered to the State of Illinois. The park was further expanded to 3200 acres (1295 hectares). The State offers guided tours to the restored 1840s building, the varied classrooms, dormitories, and so on. The park boasts of more than 160 species of birds and wild turkeys. Such features make a trip to here a riveting experience.