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McLean County:
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Parks & Recreation
NEED A CHRISTMAS 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.

ROAD CLOSURE! ROAD CLOSURE! ROAD CLOSURE!

Starting Monday, November 17, 2014 the road going over the Evergreen Lake Spillway will be closed for bridge replacement/repairs.  The west and south sides of COMLARA Park can be accessed from Interstate 39 - Exit 5 (Hudson Exit).  Turn right onto Hudson Road/2200 North Rd. and go to either the first crossroad (1300 East Rd.) and turn right or to the T-Intersection and turn right (Ropp Rd./1200 East Rd.).  The road closure will be in effect until May 15, 2015.  We apologize for any inconveniences and appreciate your patience on this much needed repair.




2015 ON-LINE CAMPING & PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS-ANNOUNCEMENT IN EARLY FEB.
WE WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN EARLY FEBRUARY ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE START DATE & TIME FOR THE ON-LINE 2015 CAMPING RESERVATIONS

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,
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  E-Mail:
Brad Wood - Operations Supervisor  E-Mail:
Brian Thomas - Maintenance Supervisor  E-Mail:
Alex Hesser - Maintenance Worker I  E-Mail: