The Village of Somerset Department of Public Works maintains eight developed parks and numerous areas of green space totaling approximately one hundred acres. Among the parks are: Larry Forrest Memorial Park, it contains playground equipment, three basketball courts, three ball fields, a walking trail, picnic shelter, and restrooms. Village Park is located along the Apple River and has two ball fields, a large picnic area along the river and a walking trail with a footbridge that crosses the river. Veteran's Memorial Park is located on the corner of Hud St. and Parnell St. it consists of two picnic shelters, a playground for 2-5 year old's, and one for 5-12 year old's, restrooms, basketball court and two tennis / pickle ball courts. The newest additions to the Parks system are La Grandeur Natural Area, and Parnell Prairie Preserve, La Grandeur Natural Area has an 18 hole disc golf course and Parnell Prairie Preserve is a joint project with Somerset Township offering walking trails through a restored prairie. Throughout the rest of the parks system there are a total of eight playgrounds with three of them being "Tot Lots" playgrounds dedicated for users between the ages of 2-5, and the other five are for ages 5-12.
COMPLETE PARKS LIST
The Public Works Department also maintains six ball fields within the Village located at Larry Forrest Park, Village Park and Christ Lutheran Church for the area youth and varsity sports. Please follow the links below for more information on Somerset Parks.
- Village Park -Public Engagement Presentation 1
- Public Engagement Presentation 2
- Parks Map
- Somerset Village Park Master Plan Report
- 2019 - 2023 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
- Concession Stand Agreement Form