The Parks Department is responsible for 130+ acres of land throughout the City of Beloit including 4 parks, Sports Complex, North Campus, Elmwood Cemetery and several open spaces. The department is also responsible for the maintenance of several City buildings including the Municipal Building, home to City Hall.
A historical two-story limestone building located at 2nd Street and Hersey Avenue. This building was constructed in 1938 and is designed as a multi-purpose facility with office space, community rooms and a gymnasium. The building is the site of the City of Beloit Administrative Offices and is sometimes referred to as City Hall. The Municipal Building is also the site of the City Council Meetings, Municipal Court and the Mitchell County Hospital Auxiliary's Economy Shop. The gymnasium is used for recreational and school sponsored sporting events as well as community concerts. There is a large stage and balcony in the gymnasium as well. There are 3 community/meeting rooms which are available for rent by the public.
Beloit Sports Complex
A 27+ acre complex with 6 baseball and softball fields and 3 soccer/football fields. The facility is used by several community groups including the City of Beloit Recreation Department, the Rotary and Lions Clubs, traveling teams and the Beloit Junior-Senior High School.
Location: 1701 North Walnut (South of Beloit High School)
Facilities at Beloit Sports Complex:
- 4 Public Restrooms
- 2 Concession Stands
- Shelter House
- 2 Batting Cages
- Water Spigots
A 26+ acre multi-use park located south of the river off of State Highway 14. This park houses the Chautauqua Pool, tennis courts, a number of picnic shelters and assorted playground equipment. There is also a free span steel foot bridge that crosses the river to additional open space on the north side. The beautiful Solomon River is accessible in several areas throughout the park as it wraps around the entire area and a boat ramp is available for small fishing boats. The Park offers free-will donation camping with electric and water hook-ups and a sewer dump station that can be used for up to 10 days in any 60 day period. Chautauqua Park is perhaps most well known for the Chautauqua Isle of Lights Display that fills the park with hundreds of Christmas light displays from Thanksgiving to New Years Day each year.
Facilities at Chautauqua Park:
- Chautauqua Pool
- The White Building - Public Restrooms (open Apr.-Oct.) and a Community room (available for rent by the public)
- 7 Shelter Houses
- Larger Shelter Houes that may be reserved
- 18-hole Disc Golf Course
- Playground Area
- 3 Horseshoe Pits
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 1 Basketball Court
- 8 Camper Hook-ups (electric and water)
- Sewer Dump Station
- 2 Memorials (sitting areas)
- Boat Ramp
A 4-acre park located just west of Independence Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets. This park has a variety of facilities that make a perfect place for any age to visit.
Facilities at Westside Park:
- Public Restrooms
- 2 Lighted Tennis Courts
- 2 Basketball Courts
- Assorted Playground Equipment
- 4 Shelter areas with picnic tables
- Water spigot
A 2-acre park located just off State Highway 24 and Walnut Street. This park is a great spot to take a break from a long journey and enjoy some shade while sipping on a drink from one of the nearby restaurants.
Facilities at Roadside Park:
- 2 Shelter areas with picnic tables
- Trash cans
- Water Spigot
A 1/3-acre park located just north of the Municipal Building at 2nd & Hersey. This park is a small garden-type park designed for viewing and relaxing. The park has a small gazebo, several limestone benches and a fountain.
This 30+ acre campus is locate south of 20th street and north of the Beloit High School's football field.
Entities at North Campus:
- Alternative Learing Center (ALC)
- Beloit Parks and Recreation Office
- Early Learning Center
- Law Enforcement Center
- Mitchell Count Partership for Children (MCPC)
- Port Library
Facilities at North Campus:
- Sand Volleyball Court
- North Campus Community Garden
- Shelter House
- Basketball, volleyball and tennis court area
- Practice Softball Field
- North Campus Recreational Trail