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County Parks & Recreation

Posted on: February 11, 2019


2019 Calendar of Events

Dec.-Feb.cross country ski trails openavailable when conditions permit
April 6camping reservations acceptedin person and online reserve (phone-in accepted Mon. April 8)
April 6boat rental/bait shop opensweekends only
April 27Arbor Day celebrationtree planting project
April 27GPS/geocaching classpreregistration required, in person, phone-in, or mail
May 4Mackinaw River canoe trippreregistration required, in person, phone-in, or mail
May 25swimming beach opens7 days/week
May 25boat rental opens7 days/week
June 1Tri Shark Triathlonswim, bike, & run (
June & Julyarchery deer huntingapplications available
June 8Beach Blowout/Wacky Water Olympics
June 15paddling at the park - intro to kayakingpreregistration required, in person, phone-in, or mail
June 22Central IL Open Water Swim (CIOWS)
July & Aug.firearm deer huntingapplications available
July 6COMLARA Park Ice Cream Socialice cream, soft drinks, children’s games, & more
July 13Fisherman’s Trail 5 Mile Run
July 18-21Evergreen Lake Knap-inarrowhead and spear point crafting demonstration & additional vendors
July 20Take a Kid Fishing Tourneyat Evergreen Lake, preregistration required, in person, phone-in, or mail
July 31archery deer huntingapplication deadline
Aug. 3Evergreen Lake 5K RunCOMLARA
Aug. 5swimming beach closed weekdays
Aug. 24Painful Elimination RunShady Hallow Runners
Aug. 31firearm deer huntingapplication deadline
Sep. 2last day swimming beach is open
Sep. 2boat rental closed weekdays
Sep. 14Shady Hallow Runners 3.7 & 7 Mile Trail RaceCOMLARA Park/Evergreen Lake
Oct. 1-Nov. 11Deer Management Program - ArcheryCOMLARA Park - designated areas closed
Oct. 13boat rental closed for the season
Oct. 13last day bait shop is open
Oct. 19Fall Colors Family Daymarshmallow & wiener roast, hayrack rides, music, children’s games, haunted hayrack rides, children’s candy hunt, & more!
Oct. 20last day for camping reservations
Nov. 22-24Deer Management Program - ShotgunCOMLARA Park - designated areas closed
Dec. 5-8COMLARA Park closed to general use

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