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Parks in Hennepin
|Walter Durley Boyle Park|
- Walter Durley Boyle Park
Walter Durley Boyle Park is a 2.5 acre
Village owned park located across from the Putnam County Courthouse.
There is a shelter with 15 picnic tables. The shelter has roll down
sides in case of inclement weather. There are restroom and drinking
fountains next to the picnic shelter. The park also has playground
equipment, a volleyball court and a horseshoe pit.
- Hazel Marie Boyle Park
Marie Boyle Park is a Village owned park just north of Durley Boyle
Park and has a water fountain and benches. The park was dedicated in
1995 and provides a pleasant place to sit with the fountain and the
plantings that are throughout the park.
- Ernest Bassi Park
Ernest Bassi Park is Village owned and is on
East High street adjacent to the Village Hall. There is playground
equipment, restrooms and picnic facilities available.
- Hennepin Park District & Indoor Swimming Pool
Hennepin Park District operates indoor and
outdoor facilities on Milan Street. They have an indoor olympic size
pool that is handicapped accessible. Outdoors there are soccer fields,
tennis courts and picnic facilities.
- Hennepin Landing
Hennepin Landing is owned and maintained by
the Village of Hennepin. This is the only boat launch in Hennepin for
the Illinois River. There are 2 paved ramps and 16 docking spots. There
is ample parking for boats and trailers and restroom facilities are
- Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park is next to where the old
bridge crossed the Illinois River and has docks available for fishing
and boat parking. Theses fishing docks are handicap accessible. There
are picnic and restroom facilities available.
- Donnelley Wildlife Preserve
North of Hennepin is the Donnelley Wildlife
Preserve operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The
preserve covers 300+ acres and contains Coleman and Dore Lakes. At
certain times of the year it is open for hunting duck, squirrel,
pheasant and rabbit.
- Hennepin Elementary School
Recreation facilities at the school include 3
baseball diamonds, a basketball court, a soccer field, and playground
- Hennepin Boat Launch
Hennepin Boat Launch is owned and maintained
by the Village of Hennepin. This is the only boat launch in Hennepin
for the Illinois River. There are 2 paved ramps and 16 docking spots.
There is ample parking for boats and trailers and restroom facilities
- River View Park diamonds
River View Park is a 1.2 acre park with no ammenities.
Source: Hennepin Comprehensive Plan