Shelters


Forest Glen Preserve – 217-662-2142

All facilities have electricity/lights, horseshoe pits, and volleyball standards (no nets or volleyballs) – unless noted
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Edgewood Center

Indoor heated/air conditioned facility, 1080 sq. ft. with 900 sq. ft. covered porch; indoor restrooms, kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and sink; outside grill. Inside – six folding 8′ tables and 54 chairs; outside – five picnic tables. Near playground and ball diamond.


Meadowlark Shelter

Roof covered open-air shelter, 1,080 sq. ft.; electricity, lights, water, firepit, grill, and outhouses; 18 picnic tables.


Maple Grove Lodge

Indoor heated/air conditioned facility, 1800 sq. ft. with 500 sq. ft. open deck; fireplace; kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and sink.  Indoor restrooms.  Inside – eleven 8′ folding tables and 90 chairs; outside – three picnic tables.  Secluded location overlooking Edgewood Pond.


Audubon Barn

Rustic indoor facility, 1150 sq. ft. with fireplace; outside water source and outhouses.  Inside – eleven 8′ picnic style tables and benches; outside – 3 picnic tables.


Pine Knoll Shelter

Roof covered open-air shelter, 1,080 sq. ft.; water and outhouses; 16 picnic tables; near ball diamond


Gannett Outdoor Education Center

Available on a limited basis for approved organizations and groups for educational meetings.  3,000 sq. ft. indoor education facility, heated/air conditioned; 30×50 conference room; indoor restrooms with showers.  Inside 12 round tables, 6 – 8′ folding tables, 65 chairs; Outside – 8 picnic tables.  Call 217-662-2142 for more information.


Kennekuk County Park – 217-442-1691

All facilities, except the Chapel, have electricity/lights, horseshoe pits, and volleyball standards (no nets or volleyballs) – unless noted
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White Oak Barn

Rustic indoor facility, 1,600 sq. ft. with fireplace, refrigerator, sink, counter space, water, NO heat/air conditioning; 13 – 8′ table, 80 chairs in the shelter with 10 tables with benches outside.  Outhouses and playground equipment nearby, 1 double grills, 1 firepit.


Hideaway

Indoor heated/air conditioned facility; kitchen with stove, refrigerator with freezer, sink; indoor restrooms; wood burning stove. Basement with ping pong table (no net or ping pong balls). Playground equipment. 1 grill and 1 firepit. Inside 13 – 8′ tables, 80 chairs. Picnic tables outside.


Laury Barn

Large rustic indoor facility with refrigerator, sink, water; indoor restroom facility nearby; loft area with 4 picnic tables; NO heat/air conditioning, NO outdoor grills, NO volleyball standards, NO horseshoe pits, NO playground equipment; Inside 12 – round tables, 2 – 6′ tables, 96 chairs.


Hickory Hollow Shelter

Roof covered open-air shelter, 840 sq. ft.; outhouses, playground nearby; 1 double grill, 1 firepit; 12 tables in shelter, 14 tables outside


Twin Points Shelter

Roof covered open-air shelter, 840 sq. ft.;  Water, outhouses, playground, pond nearby; 1 double grill, 1 firepit; 12 tables in shelter, 7 tables outside


Rotary Point Shelter

Roof covered open-air shelter, 1,008 sq. ft.;  Water, outhouses, playground nearby.  No volleyball standards.  Access to fishing dock on Lake Mingo.  1 double grill, 1 firepit; 16 tables in shelter, 4 tables outside


Mallard Point Shelter

Roof covered open-air shelter, 1,008 sq. ft.;  Water, outhouses, playground nearby.  No volleyball standards.  Access to fishing dock on Lake Mingo.  1 double grill, 1 firepit; 16 tables in shelter, 4 tables outside


Vermilion Chapel

One room chapel with no heat/air conditioning.  One electrical outlet; kerosene lamps on walls (park does NOT supply kerosene or wicks); pump reed organ, oak pews, podium, bell, stove (for decoration ONLY), original glass in windows.  Accommodates 60-70 in pews.  Additional chairs may be brought in to accommodate 100.  Park DOES NOT supply chairs.


Gazebo

Weddings may be scheduled for a 2 hour period.  Limited decorations allowed, no amenities.  No chairs provided; No food allowed.

Lake Vermilion County Park – 217-442-1691

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Songer Pavilion

Roof covered open-air shelter overlooking Lake Vermilion, 1,080 sq. ft.;  Water and outhouses nearby; Playground nearby; 2 double grills, 1 firepit; 15 tables in shelter; NO volleyball standards.