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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

The Village is committed to providing exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services that are designed to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the Village of New Athens.


Parks and Playgrounds

Okaw Valley Park


Okaw Valley Park is located on the western edge of town adjacent to the levee. Access is from St. Clair Street via Van Buren Street.

Facilities include:


Okaw Valley Park

101 St. Clair Street New Athens IL 62264



Hanft Park


Hanft park is located approximately one mile south of town on Keim road. Hanft park is operated by the New Athens Park District and not the Village of New Athens.

Facilities include:

  • Public restrooms
  • Extra-Large playground area
  • Tennis courts
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Fishing lake
  • Large public pavilions *reservations are accepted.
    (Pavilions include picnic tables, electric outlets, and bar-b-q grills making it an ideal place to hold a family reunion or kids birthday party)


Hanft Park

8115 Lost Dog Rd New Athens, IL 62264




Recreational Opportunities


Peabody River King State Fish and Wildlife Area

The Peabody River King Fish and Wildlife Area, located just outside the corporate limits offer some of the best fishing...


Baldwin Lake Conservation Area

Baldwin Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, just four miles south of New Athens, is located within the KRFWA. The...

Kaskaskia River State Fish And Wildlife Area

The Village of New Athens is located within one of the largest state owned and managed sites in the State...