Parks and Recreation


Mattoon residents and visitors enjoy a wide variety of parks and recreation facilities and venues which allow residents and visitors to partake in a variety of sports leagues and tournaments as well as individual recreation opportunities.

Click here for our strategies which we are working on to reach our goal!

Like to volunteer, our committee is looking for volunteers to help with a park clean-up day. This will happen the last Sunday of every month at a designated park from 4-6 pm. Sign up to help clean, update, and pick up debris so are parks can stay beautiful. Please bring your own tools for this endeavor.

Click below to lead you to a map of all our wonderful parks in the area.


Mattoon and Charleston have numerous bike paths. If you like to bike we have great bike paths. Go from Mattoon to Charleston and back and explore the wonderful Coles County.  here is a link to our latest bike plan which will help expand our current trails.


The City of Mattoon has a list of parks for your reference! Take a look and see why Mattoon is a community where people can enjoy a wide verity of parks and playgrounds.