Where To Be Active in Henry County

Mt. Pleasant

Cranes Pond – Courtland St.

Sledding hill, swings, shelter house, fishing (license $)

East Lake Park – 1722 Lexington Ave.

Playground areas, softball diamonds, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, outdoor fitness equipment, disc golf course, dog park, paved trail around a 6.5 acre pond, fishing (license $), driving range $, shelter houses $, restrooms, drinking fountain
319-385-1475 or Park & Rec’s website

Green Square Park – King Drive

Playground equipment, basketball court

Harlan Elementary School – 1001 N. Main St.

Playground equipment, basketball court, activity stencils

Lincoln Elementary School – 501 S. Corkhill St.

Playground equipment, basketball court, activity stencils

Mapleleaf Athletic Complex – 405 E. Maple Leaf Dr.

Outdoor track

Mt. Pleasant Outdoor Pickleball Courts – 400 N. Adams St.

During non-school hours

Mt. Pleasant Recreation Trails

View trail map

Saunders Park – by the hospital

Playground equipment, shelter houses, log cabin $, restrooms, drinking fountain
319-385-1475 or Park & Rec’s website

United Thru Play Playground – W. Madison St.

Wooden playground area, handicap swing, shelter house, restrooms

Van Allen Elementary School – 801 E. Henry St.

Playground equipment, basketball court, handicap swing

Parks with Green Space

Central Park – downtown
McMillan Park – Old Threshers (shelter house $, restrooms) 319-385-1475 or Park & Rec’s website
Prairie View Park – by Linden Heights
Sheaffer Park – S. Walnut St.

Additional Activities
  • Anytime Fitness $ – 700 N. Grand Ave., 319-385-2033, anytimefitness.com
  • Crossfit Teo $ – 2555 Lexington Ave., 319-217-9368, teomp.com
  • Girls Softball $ – MPGirlsSoftball@gmail.com
  • Mt. Pleasant Aquatic Center $ – 600 W. Clay St., 319-385-1475, aquatic center website
  • Mt. Pleasant Park & Recreation Department $ – 307 E. Monroe St., 319-385-1475, park & rec website
  • The REC Center $ – 200 E. Monroe St., 319-385-2960, mpreccenter.com
  • Youth Baseball $ – Contact REC Center at 319-385-2960

New London

Ball Fields – E. Cleveland St.
City Park

Playground equipment, basketball court, shelter house, restrooms with shelter rental. 319-367-7702

New London School District

Playground equipment, basketball court, outdoor track


Ball Fields – E. School St.

Playground equipment, shelter house, drinking fountain, restrooms during practices and games. Salem Rec Facebook page

City Park

Playground equipment, basketball court (across street), shelter house, drinking fountain, restrooms with shelter rental. 319-258-4531

Salem Elementary School

Playground, basketball court, activity stencils


Ball Field – W. Railroad St.

Dog play area

Central Park

Playground equipment. Restrooms and drinking fountain at City Hall
during office hours. 319-256-3276

East Park – E. Railroad St.

Playground equipment, basketball court, covered pavilion

Kaufman Fitness Center $

Contact WACO Central Office at 319-256-6201

WACO High School

Outdoor track

Wayland Fitness $

508 W. Main, Apt 112, 319-256-7200

West Park – W. Main St.

Splash pad, all-inclusive playground equipment, basketball court (also marked for pickleball), ½ mile concrete walking trail, shelter house, covered pavilion, restrooms, drinking fountain


Activity Park – 110 N. Olive St.

Sand volleyball court, horseshoes, gaga ball pit (behind library), trail map, shelter house

City Commons – 401 N. Walnut St.

Ball fields, playground, shelter house

City Park – 205 N. Maple St.

ADA playground equipment, walking path, gazebo, restrooms with park rental. 319-257-6661

Rick Rodgers Community Pool $

409 N. Clark St., 319-257-6661 or pool website

Winfield Fitness Center $

117 Locust St., 319-759-0702

Winfield-Mt. Union School

Disc golf, playground, outdoor track

Rural Henry County

Eagle’s Landing Park – Mt. Union

Playground equipment, basketball court, gazebo

Geode State Park – 3333 Racine Ave., Danville

Boating, paddlesport activities, swimming, playgrounds, hiking trails, fishing (license $), camping $, shelter houses $, restrooms
319-392-4601 or Geode park’s website

Hillsboro City Park

Playground equipment, basketball court, shelter house

Oakland Mills Park – 2593 Nature Center Drive, Mt. Pleasant

Boat and kayak access, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, self-guided nature trail, nature center, playground equipment, hiking trails, geocaching, fishing (license $), recreational cabins $, campgrounds $, restrooms
319-986-5067 or Oakland Mills park’s website

Olds City Park

Playground equipment, basketball court, 2 shelter houses, restrooms and drinking fountain with shelter rental. 319-254-2415

Trenton City Park

Playground equipment, swing for adults, basketball court, shelter house

Recreation Areas with Hiking Trails
  • Gibson Recreation Area – 1259 260th St., Mt. Pleasant, Handicap-accessible fishing pier (license $), shelter house $, camping $. 
  • Hoaglin Woods – 3189 Benton Ave., Hillsboro
  • Mud Creek Recreation Area – 2570 312th St., Danville, Shelter house

319-986-5067 or County conservation’s website