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407 East North Street | Geneseo, IL

athletic-field-signThe Athletic Field became part of the Geneseo Park District on June 1, 2000. For many, the old athletic field was a quick jog down from the junior high under the direction of Elmer Reedy and/or JoAnne Gernant during P.E. class. Many Geneseo football alumni vividly remember moments from their legendary youth football days on the athletic field gridiron.

The Athletic Field is located on East North Street (1 block west of Community Center). The Geneseo Park District runs youth sports programs such as flag football, tennis, and golf at the Athletic Field. The Athletic Field currently serves as the host to Geneseo Youth Football and Geneseo Middle School (GMS) 8th-grade football.

The Athletic Field is open to all residents for a variety of uses such as; playing on the playground, basketball, tennis, pickleball, running/walking on the track or just lounging on the grass

Thank You For Your Generous Donations...

Lights donated by Edwards
Scoreboard donated by Hanford Insurance Co.
Tennis windscreen donated in memory of Les Shafer
Geneseo Youth Football and Geneseo Park District for general turf management.


  • The Athletic Field is available for general usage at no cost to the public.
  • General Use hours are from Dawn to Dusk. Rentals are also available for specific and dedicated usage of the space. Youth Football and District 228 have priority rites to the football field. Park District programs also have priority rites over general usage.
  • Dogs shall be kept on a leash at all times when in the park. The leash shall be of reasonable length, not to exceed six feet and the dog shall be under the immediate control of the owner or keeper while on the leash. The owner or keeper of the dog shall not permit any solid waste excreted by the dog to remain in the park. The owner or keeper of a dog who is in violation shall be subject to penalties imposed by the City of Geneseo. Please refer to Section 2.05 of the Conduct Ordinance for complete details.


Athletic Field Building

The 42’ x 70’ building includes Youth Football press box, concessions and equipment storage and a dedicated space for Geneseo Park District’s Summer Day Camp. 

Available to rent for your next event!

Call The Center at 944-5695 for available dates and times

The Sideline Room in the Athletic Field building includes a sink, refrigerator and tables & chairs in a bright and inviting space. Open the all the doors and let your party spill into the green space! Perfect for graduation parties, family reunions or a birthday party.


Athletic Field Restrooms Hours

Closed for the season


Athletic Field Playground

Installed in 2023 the Playground & Outdoor Classroom located on the north side of the Athletic Field BuildingFeatures include...

Fun & interactive playground with a Slide, Spinner and Rope Climber
Poured-In Place Rubber Playground Surface
Outdoor Classroom, adjacent to the playground, on Turf
Sidewalk to complete the transition between the playground and the sidewalk around the building

ADA aspects of the playground include...

Sidewalk transition from Athletic Field Building sidewalk
Ramp from ground level
Transition zones
Interpretive play panels


Athletic Field Courts / Track

Tennis Court
2 Pickleball Courts
Basketball Court
Running/Walking Track
Corn Hole Court
Ping Pong Table
Open Green Space


Athletic Field Games

Visit the Geneseo Community Center to check out other field games for FREE! Just bring an ID, Keys or something personal to exchange for fun, interactive games for you and friends or family.

Set up anywhere at the Athletic Field with everything you need to play…

Kickball kickball & bases
Wiffleball balls, bat and bases
Horseshoes horse shoes & stakes
Disc Game foam discs & targets
Giant Dice Set/Rollzzee Scoreboard
Disc Golf baskets & discs
Giant Checkers
Scoop Ball Set
Spike Ball
Giant Wooden Tic Tac Toe
Potato Sack Race Bags
Giant Egg Spoon Race Game
Giant Jenga
Soft Tip Target Toss
Ladder Toss

Or use the permanent structures at the Athletic Field with...

Bags for the Corn Hole Court
Paddles & Ball for the Ping Pong Table
Racquets & Birdies to play Badminton on the Sand Volleyball Court
Paddles & Balls for Pickball on the Tennis Court
Basketballs for a pick up game on the Basketball Court



Rental Information

The Geneseo Park District's Athletic Field offers a wide variety of spaces to fit your rental needs.

Miscellaneous Fees & Charges may apply
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Rental Space as of January 1, 2024 Regular After Hours
FOOTBALL FIELD includes track $35/hour $45/hour
OPEN GRASS FIELD $35/hour $45/hour
BLOW UP MOVIE SCREEN PACKAGE Gym or Athletic Field Rental Included $300/3 hours
Contact (309) 944-5695 to reserve your space today.

Bring your own equipment or check out from The Center at no additional cost. Just bring an ID, keys or another personal item to The Center’s front desk to exchange for equipment and yard games. Click here for a complete list of available equipment & yard games.

Enhance your next rental with a variety of equipment from the Park District!

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Upcoming Events

April 24


Come out for some fun games, warm up drills and a round robin scramble. Paddles and balls will be furnished if you don't have your own. No Partner required.
GRADES: 4 - 8

May 04


Learn the beginning skills required to be a lifeguard May 4 - 5
*Must attend both training days to receive lifeguard certification

May 09

FREE SEMINAR & LUNCHEON - Nursing Homes 101

Join the Park District for a free seminar from Hammond-Henry Hospital followed by a free light luncheon provided by the Geneseo Park District Foundation.
Hammond-Henry will present on their 12 years running - 5 Star CMS rated facility, considerations for nursing home placement, nursing home options in the area, and nursing home education for families and potential residents.

All Upcoming Events