Parks & Recreation 

Due to warmer temperatures, the Ice Skating Rink is

under construction and will reopen when weather permits.


Mike Clingingsmith, Supt
Parks & Recreation

1.815.943.4300 (pool)

Forms/Information Available

Harvard Senior Center
Community Room Rental Agreement

Park Shelter Application                                                       
Pool Information 2014

Pool Pass Registration Form

Pool Party Rental Form

Open Hour Pool Party Info & Application

Swimming Lesson Registration Form

Swimming Lesson Registration Form/Parent-Tot

Water Aerobics Registration Form

Aquatic Center - 607 Galvin Parkway
The City's aquatic center opened in June, 2001. The 7,000 square foot pool holds 285,000 gallons of water and is a handicapped accessible zero depth pool with a capacity for 422 people. Features include two diving boards, a water slide, a picnic area and sand play area, and a sand volley ball pit. A 5,680 square foot bath house and concession stand have been constructed.   Summer passes are available at the pool for residents and non-residents.

Contact the pool at 1.815.943.4300 or City Hall at 1.815943.6468 to obtain additional information on rates, hours, pool parties and swimming lessons. 

Inclement Weather Policy/Pool Closing

Click here for more information

Park Programs
Various park programs are scheduled throughout the year including the Junior Hornets intramural basketball and the traveling basketball team.   

The Parks and Rec Dept has started a new e-mail notification program.  It's an effort that we are making to improve communications with you on program offerings.  The benefits to this are twofold; you will receive program information in a timelier manner and will reduce the amount of flyers that would otherwise need to be printed.  If you have not received an e-mail with our program offerings and would like to, send an e-mail to with the word "Add" typed in the subject line from the e-mail account you would like to use.  We will make sure that you are added to the list.

Park Programs/Registration Form

Equine Riding Program

Golf Lessons

Jr. Hornets Instructional Co-Ed Basketball

Jr. Hornets Traveling Team Basketball

SportsCity Academy Girls Softball Clinic

SportsCity Academy Queens of the Diamond Hitting League

Zumba Class Info/Registration

Park Areas

Ward 1 (Northeast) - Lion's Park (playground and two shelters), Jaycee Park (playground and shelter), ice skating rink, sledding hill, walking Path, McFarlin Field (3 softball diamonds), HERS League games, swimming pool

  • Ward 2 (Northwest) - Northfield Avenue Park (tennis courts and playground), Moose Athletic Field (2 baseball diamonds & batting cage) Boys League Games
  • Ward 3 - (Southeast) - Park Pointe fishing pier, walking path and playground equipment
  • Ward 4 - (Southwest) - Milky Way Park, 300 Lawrence Rd. (3 soccer fields, 2 football fields and 4 baseball diamonds & playground and two shelters), Mary D. Ayer Park (playground and shelter)
  • Park shelters are available for public use by filling out an application to reserve a shelter. Contact City Hall at 1.815.943.6468 for more information. Download the park shelter usage application here