Bethalto has eight parks. These parks include the Bethalto Arboretum and seven other parks with active recreation and play areas. Ballfield reservations may be made by clicking here and following the instructions. To view field availability, click here. Pavilions cannot be reserved. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Central Park contains lighted tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, pickleball courts, passive open space, picnic facilities, and a bandstand. This park is located behind the Village Hall and is home to the Annual Bethalto Homecoming, Bethalto Christmas Village, and several other events.
The Bethalto Arboretum, adjacent to Central Park, is approximately 2.5 acres in size and was developed on an old railroad right-of-way. Conceived of by Mayor Plegge in the 1960s, the arboretum contains more than 150 species of trees and other plant life that can be seen from the street and enjoyed by walking the paved path through the park and on into Central Park. The Arboretum also contains a war memorial, a perennial garden, and several other distinctive features. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular walking trail parks in the village. The Arboretum celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016, and is now one of the few Level 2 Arboretums in the United States–it is truly a gem in the Bethalto Parks system!
Bryant Park is located along Culp Lane and Stadium Drive along the northernmost edge of the Village. Bryant Park contains a fishing lake, one-mile walk or bike path, picnic areas, playground, multiple pavilions, and a public restroom facility.
Sportsman’s Park, also called The Sports Complex, is located along Culp Lane, west of Culp Park. Sportsman’s Park contains two regulation size baseball diamonds, two softball diamonds, a third diamond for youth baseball or adult softball, two regulation soccer fields, multiple seating areas at each venue, a press box and concessions stand. The Sports Complex is home to the Civic Memorial Eagles baseball and softball teams, is the site of multiple professionally run tournaments, which attract thousands of visitors to the village, helping to boost the local economy.
Phase 2 of Sportsman’s Park includes four additional baseball/softball diamonds, a football field, a soccer field, a playground area, spectator seating, roads, a parking lot, a connecting bridge across the creek that runs between parks. It also is home to a number of bat houses constructed by a local Eagle Scout.
Located at the corner of Grant St. and West Corbin, Rotary Park was built by the Bethalto Rotary Club in 2005/2006 in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International. With a span of more than 80 feet, this Rotary Gear Logo is believed to be the largest in existence. This park sits on a property that is the site of a former sewage treatment plant.
WEST END PARK (KLOPMEIER PARK)
West End Park is at the intersection of the Plegge and Old Bethalto Road, near the westernmost portion of the old railroad right-of-way acquired by the Village.
SOUTH SIDE PARK (FIELD OF DREAMS)
South Side Park, also referred to as “Field of Dreams” Park is located near the southeast edge of the Village’s developed area and north of the airport. This park contains four lighted ball diamonds and a modest parking area.