Gridley, IL Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Gridley boasts three parks, a swimming pool, playground equipment, covered picnic pavilions, walking paths, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, beautiful gardens and plenty of green space.

Parks and pavilions are open between sunrise and 10 pm. Alcohol, firearms, and farm animals are prohibited. Dogs must be leashed.

Contact the Village Hall at 309-747-2000 to reserve a pavilion free of charge. Picnic tables and electrical outlets are available in each pavilion.

Westview Park

Westview was established in 1999. It is located at the west end of Seventh Street and is the home of Gridley’s community swimming pool, a covered picnic pavilion and large playground area for toddlers and older children. It also has a walking path that loops around the park and through the beautifully maintained gardens.

The path distance is one-half mile around the loop and the center path. Two figure-eight loops equal one mile.

Gridley Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Phone Number: 309-747-2297

2024 Season: Opening June 1st, 2024

Pool Hours

Swim Lessons: To Be Announced



City Park

Located at the corner of Third and Center Streets, City Park is Gridley’s oldest park, established in 1902. Gridley’s Veterans’ Memorial is at the park entrance and recognizes all of Gridley’s veterans who served our country in the military.  City Park also has two covered picnic pavilions and playground equipment.

Gridley Sports Park

Located at the corner of Livingston and Third Streets, Gridley residents have been playing tennis at these courts for over 50 years. In 2018, the Village Board resurfaced the courts and added two pickle ball courts. The baseball diamond is home to Little League and Jr. High school ball games.

Memory Lane

A path on the east side of Seventh Street takes walkers and bicyclists to the Gridley cemetery. Many people extend their walks through the well-kept cemetery grounds. A bench at the start of the path and at the entrance of the cemetery provides pleasant rest spots. The path distance is four-tenths of a mile and the full loop around the cemetery equals one-half mile. Round trip is 1.3 miles.