The Village of Walnut offers a number of nearby recreational opportunities. Our beautiful ten acre tree covered Walnut District Park provides numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.  The Walnut Parks and Recreation Department activities listed on this page reflect the involvement and dedication of our community to bring you enjoyable year around fulfillment.

Within reasonable driving distance our sport fishing is excellent in our rivers, streams, and canals.  Seasonal game is particularly abundant in the local forested areas and includes deer, turkey, pheasant, and a host of other game birds.

For those who prefer golf, there are several excellent nearby courses, complete with club facilities, pro support, and excellent dining.

Hiking the many trails available in our local area offers a wilderness adventure experience never to be forgotten through a land of historic trails, scenic woodlands, streams and rivers.  Bring your backpacking gear and enjoy the thrills of overnight stays in local camping areas offering the ease of controlled campsites, or rugged trail experiences for the true packer.  Try your boating, kayaking, or canoeing skills in a variety of water experiences.

Cross country skiing, snow boarding, and snowmobiling adventures await throughout the winter in beautiful snowclad woodlands, hills, and valleys.

If you enjoy the outdoors, we know you’ll find fulfillment throughout our local region.

Walnut Park District

815 379-2213 call during regular office hours…  Remember to sign up early!

2017 Walnut Park District Summer Baseball and Softball sign-ups:

Registration Week is Monday – Friday May 2 – 6, 2005 from 1 – 7 PM and Saturday, May 7 from 9AM to 4 PM at the pool office.

Fees are:  $15.00 per child, maximum of $30.00 per family; $17.00 for non-resident children.

Registration must be completed by Friday, May 13th.  A $5.00 late fee will apply.

Pick up a copy of the summer schedule at the pool office.

Walnut Park District Pool Sign-ups…

May 30th is opening day at the pool…  June 1st is the last day to buy pool passes at the discount rate!  The pool will close on the day school starts in August. Fees are listed in the Park District Summer Programs booklet.

Park District office hours are:  Monday-Friday from 1-5PM beginning May 9th; phone 815 379-2213…

Kids!  Sign up for the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program June 20 through July 28th…

Pool Parties:

The WPD will be hosting moonlight pool parties again this year during the 2005 HomeTown Celebration!  Come join us!

Pool Olympics:

Kids, test your skills!  Practice and prelims July 25th,26, & 28; Competition will be on Friday, July 29th 10:00AM until noon.

Pool Fun Days:  August 8-12, costs are $2.00 per session or $5.00 for the week…

Adult Swim:

Monday through Friday from 5-5:50PM, season pass or $2.00 daily; begins May 30th.


June 13-14 and 16-17, for kids finishing K-6 in the 2004-5 school year.

Golf Lessons:

July 18-19 and 21-22, for kids as above.

Adult Recreational Softball League:

Call 815 379-9252 to get your team signed up for a fun filled summer…

Park District Wednesday Adventures:

Fee $15.00…  Sign up for all of the adventures for $50 and save $50!

Bike the Canal
Putnam Museum/IMAX Theatre
Old Times Games in the Park
Mini Golf/Sterling Parks
Sandy Pines Elk Farm
Niabi Zoo
All Night Long???


Thursday, August 4th,  cost $60;  Transportation provided by Green River Lines.