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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KIWANIS - HYA Radio Auction

Don't forget, Saturday, January 31st is the annual Kiwanis-HYA Auction! It starts at 9:00 AM and will be broadcast on WEBQ! Please tune in and help our community out. Proceeds from the auction will be used to support the local summer HYA boys and girls baseball and softball programs. Many young people will be served by these programs and your support will be most appreciated!! Many of the items will be posted on our Facebook page during the auction so you can see what you are bidding on.





Do you want to have fun, be with friends and make new friends, learn new skills and be active?  Then let's play tennis!! We will learn the ABC's of fun; ability, balance and coordination.  Most importantly we will love playing the game of tennis.


February 9th-April 1st

Mondays and Wednesdays

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

$100 Flat Fee


For more information click here or contact Ken Everett at 618.541.5391




Physical activity enhances our overall productivity, health, happiness and body mechanics.


Fit Club is developed for pre-teens and teens that have a desire to develop healthy habits, strength, coordination, and skill.


Looking to incorporate skill and strength into your current athletics training?  Searching for a program that will mix up your daily routine?  Just wanting to get out of the house, climb some ropes, listen to loud music, and make some pals?


Starting January 14, 2015 through March 7, 2015

16 Sessions (twice a week) $100.00 includes FitClub T-Shirt

Ages 6-9 Wednesdays 4:30 PM and Saturdays 11:30 AM

Ages 10-13 Wednesdays 5:30 PM and Saturdays 12:30 PM


You can sign up at the Park Office or at the CrossFit Gym

For more information contact Kristin King at 618.926.0358.








Our community room here at the park office is now available for your use.  It would be perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, holiday get togethers, baby showers, and more! Call the park office at 618-252-2111 for more information.






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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.


Shelter and Community Room availability is now online!  

For our Shelter Schedule and availability:

Click here to see our Shelter Schedule online!

Click here to see our Community Room Schedule online!



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