Parks - City of Galena


The City of Galena strives to offer a high quality of life for its residents and visitors through diverse, well-kept parks and open spaces.  The following is a list of the city-owned parks and their amenities.   


  Park/Location Amenities
Grant Park
625 Park Avenue
3.5 acres
  • Pavilion with tables
  • Gazebo
  • Fountain
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • Historic cannons &  monuments
  • Walk bridge across Galena River to Downtown
  • Location map 
Recreation Park
1721 Field Street
8.5 acres
  • Skateboard and BMX bike park (Skate Park Rules)
  • Swimming pool
  • Softball fields
  • 7 Pavilions with tables (Park Map)
  • Restrooms
  • Playgrounds
  • Horseshoe pits (2)
  • Shuffleboard (2 courts)
  • Basketball courts (2)
  • Sand volleyball courts (2)
  • Croquet field
  • Concession stand located at pool


Galena River Trail

8.8 miles

Old Cemetery Park
Dodge Street
5 acres
  • Old City Historic Cemetery
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • Picnic tables
  • Gazebo
  • Drinking fountain
  • Location map
Depot Park
91 Bouthillier Street
10 Acres
  • Picnic tables
  • Galena River Trail trailhead and parking
  • Boat dock and ramp with trailer parking
  • Fishing


Galena Dog Park

503 Louieville Court off Fifth Street and West Powder House Hill Road

3 Acres


Canoe/Kayak Launch

West side of the Galena River off Gear Street


Galena Boat Dock

Bouthillier Street at Depot Park

Muchow Park
Bouthillier Street
.5 acres
  • Picnic tables
  • Drinking fountain
  • Bicycle rack





Gateway Park
9300 Powder House Road
180 acres
  • Scenic views
  • Hiking trails
  • Drinking fountain
  • Porta potty
  • Picnic tables
  • Park regulations
Bouthillier Street Park
Bouthillier Street
.5 acres
  • Playground equipment
  • Open space
Hill Street Park
Hill Street
.5 acres
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic tables


The City of Galena
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Galena, Il 61036
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About Us
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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