Farmington Local Parks
The City of Farmington has a wide variety of parks and recreation areas to enjoy. Our parks are active, vibrant, and support many different events throughout the year.
Directory of Parks
- Located On: W Fulton St
- Description: Located on West Fulton Street, is named in honor of Dr E.K. Dimmitt, who served as a doctor in Farmington from 1906 until 1958. It includes playground equipment, a basketball court, and an excellent picnic pavilion. The playground equipment in this park was purchased in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Henderson, another long-time doctor who served her patients from her residence on North Wall Street. This park is also the site of an annual tractor pull.
Farmington Township Park
- Located On: E Park Rd
- Description: Located one mile south of the town on Park Road, is the largest park for Farmington residents and visitors, and includes a large fishing lake and a large pavilion. There is also a basketball court and tennis court as well as a softball diamond. Other amenities include a restroom and extensive playground equipment for all ages. A new disc golf course will be constructed in 2017.
- Located On: E Wilson Street
- Description: Located on the east side of Farmington and is one of the most-used parks, especially during baseball season, with the two softball fields and baseball diamond, named in honor or Jim Perelli, Walt Grebe, and Wayne Kersh. There is also a soccer field, large pavilion, restrooms, basketball court, extensive playground equipment, and a batting cage. The park is named in honor of Dr. Frank D. Jacobs, who served as the local doctor for 35 years until his death in 1967 in a car accident in rural Farmington while making a patient call.
- Located On: E Fulton St
- Description: Located in the central part of town, was named in honor of Dr. James M. Reed, who served as the local doctor for 57 years until his death in 2013. The park has limited playground activities, but with its large gazebo and central location it serves as the site for numerous events such as the Memorial Day services, 4th of July celebration, and annual Christmas tree lighting, and is a major destination stop on the Spoon River Drive, held the first two weekends in October. It is also the site of various veteran memorials.