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.

ALL OF COMLARA PARK & EVERGREEN LAKE WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 3-6, 2020!

FIREARM DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM NOV. 20-22 AND DEC. 3-6, 2020

ALL OF COMLARA PARK & EVERGREEN LAKE WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE!

ALL OF COMLARA PARK AND EVERGREEN LAKE WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE TO ALLOW FOR THE FIREARM PORTION OF THE DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FROM DECEMBER 3-6, 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.

FISHING WILL BE ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUND COVE, JONE'S POND, AND AT THE PUMPHOUSE FROM SHORELINE ONLY!

FMI CONTACT:  THE McLEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION AT (309)434-6770.

ALL CAMPSITES ARE NOW ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS! RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. 

Sections 2 & 3 (Campsites 34-126) of the Main Campground and Shower house will be closed down, and the water in the whole Campground will be shut off, by November 10, 2020.

Only the 1st or front section (Sites 1-33) of the Main Campground remain open year around.

The White Oak Primitive Campsites are now closed for the season.

BOAT RENTAL & BAIT SHOP* NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

* - The Evergreen Lake Bait Shop is now closed for the season.  Thank you for your patronage!  See you in the Spring!

FIREARM DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM NOV. 20-22 AND DEC. 3-6, 2020

ALL OF COMLARA PARK & EVERGREEN LAKE WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE!

ALL OF COMLARA PARK AND EVERGREEN LAKE WILL BE CLOSED TO GENERAL USE TO ALLOW FOR THE FIREARM PORTION OF THE DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FROM NOVEMBER 20-22 AND DECEMBER 3-6, 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.

FISHING WILL BE ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUND COVE, JONE'S POND, AND AT THE PUMPHOUSE FROM SHORELINE ONLY!

FMI CONTACT:  THE McLEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION AT (309)434-6770.

2020 Evergreen Lake Watercraft Decals Still Available

2020 DECALS EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2020

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.

2021 Evergreen Lake Watercraft Decals will be available at the end of January 2021.

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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