All Parks & Trails

  • Galena Recreation Park

    The 8.5 acre Recreation Park features the Alice T Virtue Water Park, a skateboard and BMX bike park, softball fields, 7 pavilions, playgrounds, basketball and sand volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, shuffleboard, croquet field, and restrooms. Seasonal Pet-Friendly Wheelchair Accessible

  • Long Hollow Scenic Overlook

    This scenic overlook includes picnic tables, shelters and restrooms. Perfect place for taking photos of Jo Daviess County’s rolling countryside. Open All Year Pet-Friendly Wheelchair Accessible

  • Galena Gateway Park

    Scenic views and hiking trails overlooking Galena’s breathtaking skyscape. Natural prairie restoration. Restrooms, hard surface and mown trails. Pet-Friendly Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hanover Bluff State Natural Area

    Hike 450-acres of natural wooded bluffs, home to nine Illinois endangered or threatened plants and animals. The topography is very steep, making walking difficult.  330-acres are open for public hunting.  Fish on the sixteen-acre public lake with largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish. No boating allowed. Sign in/out at visitor parking.

  • Schurmeier Teaching Forest

    Two miles of beginner and intermediate hiking trails, including a 1/3-mile trail with educational signage and guidebook, teaching about trees and forestry practices. This forest is the perfect way to spend the day. Horses welcome! Open All Year