Scavenger Hunt Spring 2020.
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Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 563-659-5127.
5 AM to dusk. With the exception of events or activities sponsored or approved by the DeWitt Parks & Recreation Commission or the DeWitt City Council all parks are closed between dusk and five o’clock (5:00) a.m.
Located at 8th Avenue and 14th Street.
Acquired and developed in 1988 with the assistance of Jan Shindel. It is named after Dr. Wallace Ash (founder of the Fitness Center) and the Dr. George Shindel family, hence the name Ashindel (Ash + Shindel = Ashindel). The park includes some natural areas with flowers and trees and a sitting area. There is a basketball court, volleyball area and a walking & fitness trail. The park is also home to the DeWitt Fitness Center. (3.5 acres)
Located north on old Hwy 61. Land was donated by the Wes Witte family and includes natural prairie and wildflower areas. (1.7 acres)
Little Trees Park
Located at 8th Avenue and 1st Street. The Irwin family, specifically the late Judge Irwin, allowed the community to use this land as a park and baseball fields since at least the mid 1940s. Many area residents can recall playing American Legion baseball during that time on this site. During the time since, the community has enjoyed many activities in the park including kite flying, flag football and soccer to name a few. During more than 50 years of use by the community and its residents this park has been and continues to be a cornerstone in the recreation and leisure activities of the community. During the summer of 2003 the community was able to raise the funds required to purchase this property. The park will include a ball diamond, restrooms and parking improvements.
Located at 6th Avenue and 11th Street. This is the City’s premier park and is sometimes call Water Tower Park because it is situated under the city's water tower. Amenities include a picnic shelter, many picnic tables, gazebo, playground equipment and public restrooms. The park is also home to the DeWitt Chamber & Development Company and the DeWitt Community Center. The park is names Lincoln Park in recognition of the old Lincoln Highway which runs right past the park.1 park shelter with electricity
Located in the 100 block of East 4th Street. This is the City's newest park and was recently completed in the name of Lois M. Paarmann, because of her generosity. Through her estate, part of a larger bequest to the City of DeWitt, Ms. Paarmann left funds with which the Parks & Recreation Department was able to purchase the land and develop it into a new park and recreation area. This is the first such park in the Southeast quadrant of the city. The park includes a picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground equipment and a basketball court. (1 acre) 1 park shelter with electricity
Located at 11th Avenue and 15th Street. This park is located directly north of the Aquatic Center and includes two ball fields and a walking path. Public restrooms are located outside the Aquatic Center. (4.7 acres)
Soccer Field Complex
Located in teh north section of Westbrook Park. Ally Rittmer donated the land and development for this complex in 1999. DeWitt Parks & Recreation uses the fields for soccer twice per year hosting a fall league and spring league. There are three soccer fields and a concession stand. (6.3 acres)
Located west of the city on 11th Street. This is DeWitt's largest park and includes five picnic shelters, four baseball / softball diamonds, two playground equipment areas, four horseshoe courts, grass volleyball courts, three sets of public restrooms and a concession stand. The park also includes a natural timber area with foot trails and a 10' wide multi purpose trail being developed for walkers, joggers and bicycles. (100 acres). First acquired and developed in 1968. 4 park shelters - 1 with electricity
Click here for a map of the Paul Skeffington Memorial Trail.