Paul Emery Park
921 W. Poplar St. ♦ Harrisburg, IL  62946 ♦ phone: 618.252.2111 ♦ fax: 618.253.4511

Park Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday  ♦  Memorial Park Curfew:  11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

The Mission of the Harrisburg Township Park District is to enhance the quality of community life by ensuring recreational programming and services to all people regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, socioeconomic status and level of physical or mental ability. 

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Frequently Asked Questions....

How do I register for a program?  

Registration for all programs is on a first come, first serve basis.  Most programs will accept registration at their first scheduled meeting.  No refunds will be given after the first scheduled class unless individuals are under unavoidable circumstances.  In these cases, a $5.00 fee will be assessed from the price of the cancelled program.

Can I drop off my children at a program/sports event early?

Children/Youth under the age of 18 who are participating in Harrisburg Park District Programs / Sports Events may not be left unattended on Park property at any time.

What if there is bad weather?

Safety of our participants is our first priority. Supervisors are instructed to cancel outdoor programs if bad weather is in the area.  If bad weather does move into our area, it is our policy to  have parents pick up their children immediately.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

The Harrisburg Park District requests that these rules be followed while participating in park sponsored programs:

  • Refrain from showing disrespect to other participants and staff

  • Refrain from using profanity or foul language

  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to themselves, other participants, and staff.

  • Refrain from damaging program equipment, supplies, and facilities.

  • Refrain from participating in unlawful activities.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes.  The Park District accepts Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit cards. 

How do I reserve a shelter?

Shelter reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.  Reservations can be made by emailing or calling the Park Office at 618.252.2111 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Friday.   A reservation agreement must be signed and payment made in full within 48 hours of the reservation.  Click here to print a reservation form to fax in.  Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit cards are accepted.

Can you reserve a baseball field?

Yes. Baseball fields must be scheduled for use through the Park Office.    Reservations can be made by emailing or calling the Park Office at 618.252.2111 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Friday.

Can anyone attend a Park Board Meeting?

Yes.  The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings.  Any citizen wishing to be placed on the agenda may call the Park Office at 618.252.2111.


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