City of Monmouth

Welcome to the Maple City!

Parks & Recreation

Park Locations

The table below provides the location of all of the public parks within the Monmouth City limits.

Park: Location: Map:
Buster White 1000 S 7th St. Show Me
South Park 200 W 10th Ave. Show Me
Garwood 700 N 9 ½ St. Show Me
Harmon (Lion's/Defenbaugh) 700 N D St. Show Me
Monmouth Park N 11th Extended Show Me
Tot Lot 500 E Euclid Ave. Show Me
Warfield S 10th St. at E 8 ½ Ave. Show Me
West Park 401 W Broadway Ave. Show Me
Rotary Park Public Square Show Me
Citizen's Lake Camping

Recreational Vehicles welcome.

10 sites available with water and electricity

10 sites available with sewer, water, and electricity

Camping Fees:

  • Nightly: $12.00 (w/sewer hook-up: $14.00)
  • Weekly: $72.00 (w/sewer hook-up $84.00)
  • Monthly: $240.00 (w/sewer hook-up $285.00)
  • Non-site Use of Dump Station: 5.00
  • Tent (1 night): $8.00

Bathroom facilities with hot showers available.

For Reservations or Questions from April 15 to October 1 contact the Campground Manager at 309-734-6924.

Contact City Hall (309-734-2141) for questions/reservations before April 15 and after October 1.

Reservation Policy

Reservations will be accepted for:

  • Season
  • Month
  • Week
  • Weekend
  • Overnight

Reservation preference for specified camp sites will be given in the following order:

  • Seasonal
  • Monthly
  • Weekly
  • Weekend

Preferably any Seasonal reservations for specific sites will be made by April 1st of the current Season, otherwise a specific site cannot be guaranteed.

Anyone who refers someone who stays at our campground will receive a free night's stay during the current season.

Campground Regulations:

  • Keep camp area clean.
  • Fires must be in stoves or designated camp-fire areas.
  • Quiet enforced after 10:00 p.m.
  • All pets must be on a leash – owners clean up after pets.
  • Take care to protect trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, water and other natural resources.
  • Park is closed to all but registered campers between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • All campers must have adult supervision.
Citizen's Lake Fishing

Located on the west edge of Monmouth, IL at the intersection of Highway 34/67 Bypass and Highway 164.

Fishing & Lake Regulations:

  • 2 pole and line fishing only for all fish.
  • Only electric trolling motors permitted. No inboard or outboard gas-driven motors may be used.
  • Illinois statewide sport-fishing regulations will be enforced.


  • Channel Catfish: Size limit – None, Catch Limit – 6 fish daily creel limit
  • Large or Small-Mouth Bass: 1 fish over 15" or 5 fish under 12"
  • Bluegill or Redear: Size Limit – None, Catch Limit – 10 fish daily creel limit
  • Rainbow Trout (stocked by State in the Fall): Catch Limit: 5 fish daily creel limit
  • NO trout can be taken from October 1st through the third Sunday in October.

General Park Regulations:

  • Vehicles may be driven only on the roads.
  • Speed limit within Citizens' Lake Park is 10mph.
  • Please use trash cans to properly dispose of all bottles, paper, trash, rubbish, and litter.
  • Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Gibson Woods Golf Course


6,362 yards, Par 71

Slope 114 - USGA Rating: 68.9

Golf Pro: Randy Briggs, with over 12 years at the course. PGA Assistant Professional. Cell (309) 221-3280.

Golf Course Superintendent: Chad Brelsfoard, (217) 377-5991

All golfers, including those holding season passes must register in the club house prior to playing.

TEE TIMES: Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays Call up to 7 days in advance 734-9968

6:00 AM until 4:00 PM. May 8th through Sep. 30th. 3 or more foursomes can block in tee times, anytime in advance. Golfers should plan to arrive at course 20 minutes in advance. Fivesomes may play, but only with riding carts.

Snack Bar – sandwiches, beer, liquor, soft drinks

Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard

Questions? Call (309) 734-9968

Season Pass Annual Rates:

  • Adult: $340.00
  • Husband / Wife: $480.00 (add Child $ 110.00)
  • Junior (under 21): $175.00
  • Senior (62 & over): $270.00
  • Sr. Husband/Wife: $425.00
  • Family: $625.00
  • Corporate (2 cards): $1040.00
  • Corporate (4 cards): $1665.0

Daily Rates (Weekday/Week End):

  • Green Fees: $17.00/$19.00
  • Seniors: $13.00/$19.00
  • Cart Rent (per 9 holes): $11.00/$11.00
  • Twilight: $14.00/$18.00
  • Trail Fee (June, July, August): $10.00/$10.00

Cart Lease:

  • Single: $400
  • Family: $550

Driving Range:

  • Adult Range Pass: $130
  • Next family member: $65
  • Large Bag: $6.00
  • Small Bag: $3.50

Private Lessons Available:

  • $30.00 / lesson
  • $135.00 / series of six lessons

Monmouth Park

Located at 1321 N. 11th Street, Monmouth, IL

Picnic shelters, Playground equipment, Baseball diamond, Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Restrooms

Gazebo area available for weddings, ceremonies

Monmouth Park Manager: Mark Romano, (309) 734-7790

Contact Monmouth Park District

  • 309-734-7926 – ask for Sylvia

Municipal Pool


12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily


  • Ages 5 – Adult: $3.00
  • Ages 4 and under: $1.00
  • Family Memberships available

Evening Rentals available for birthday parties, class reunions, and team parties


Wading Pool, small water slide, diving board, concession stand

Municipal Pool Manager Phone number 309-734-4069. Located at 100 Citizens Lake, Monmouth, IL

Pool Open the months of June – mid-August and is dependent upon the weather.

Monmouth Park District

The Monmouth Park District is its own governmental unit and taxing body. The District is governed by the Park Board Commissioners who are elected to the position.

Office: 203 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462

Secretary: Sylvia Lee, (309) 734-7926

Park Board Commissioners

Mark Gladfelter, President, (309) 734-0403, cell (309) 221-2597

Rusty Spence, Vice President, (309) 221-6505

Kevin Murke

Craig Anderson

Dan Nolan

Richard Winbigler

Leila Sloan

Treasurer: Lisa Gavin

Youth Park Program Coordinator: Dave Giles