Parks & Recreation

Henry County Recreation, Parks and Nature

Henry County is flush with beautiful parks and natural amenities sure to take your breath away.  The Mount Pleasant Rec Center, a 30,000-sq.ft. center was built in 1995 with $1.6 million in private funding. The same year a $2-million outdoor family aquatic center was constructed with revenue from a local 1 percent sales tax. In addition, East Lake Park, a 120-acre sports complex, continues to expand its offerings with the recent addition of three softball diamonds, four lighted tennis courts, five soccer fields and a driving range. Bike trails, libraries, and well-kept city parks are abundant in Henry County. If you like the water, there are small lakes within city limits and proximity to the Mississippi River, Oakland Mills, Geode State Park and a variety of small parks make the Mount Pleasant/Henry County area popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Here is just a taste of what we have to offer.

Central Park

Located in the center of the downtown business district is this two acre park. Benches and open areas make this a very picnic friendly space, which also features the Edd…

Cranes Pond

Located on Courtland Street is this five acre park. Facilities include a shelter house, sledding hill, swings, benches and a two acre pond for fishing. 408 North Broadway Street Mount…

East Lake Park

Located on the east side of Mount Pleasant, East Lake Park offers a three-field softball complex, two shelter houses, two playgrounds, three sand volleyball courts, 6.5-acre pond, four lighted tennis…

McMillan Park

This 40 acre park is home of The Old Threshers Reunion, Henry County Fair and many special events each year. Facilities include a shelter house, swing set, restrooms, dirt track,…

Mount Pleasant Aquatic Center

Located in Saunders Park, the Mount Pleasant Aquatic Center facility has something for everyone. They offer a six-lane 25-yard pool, 2 diving boards, fountain and water jets, 2 water slides,…

Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club

Mount Pleasant Golf and Country Club offers a 9-hole golf course and clubhouse. For complete details regarding golf rates, banquet facilities, tournaments, packages, course specifics or membership application please call…

Mount Pleasant Recreational Trails

The Mount Pleasant Recreation Trails offer year-round activity opportunities for people of all ages. Wide, paved trails offer scenic routes for walking, running, or biking. Trail events are scheduled throughout…

Mount Pleasant United Thru Playground

Constructed in 2002, the United Thru Play is an 18,000 square foot playground located near the downtown. The playground, built by community volunteers, includes wooden structures that mimic a pirate…

New London Veterans Memorial Park

This memorial and park will be located at 307 W. Main St. in New London where a dilapidated house once stood.  The City has turned this project over to local…

Oakland Mills Nature Center

For a day of family entertainment at its best, make tracks for the Oakland Mills Nature Center and Park. Learn about the Skunk River Valley and the varieties of plants…

Oakland Mills Park

Oakland Mills Park is a multipurpose, 104 acre area with a variety of terrain including the Skunk River, an evergreen plantation, and deciduous forest. Hiking trails wind through the area,…

Saunders Park

This 60 acre park is located in the heart of the city next to the hospital. Facilities include the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center, playground equipment, two shelter houses, two…

West Park

West Park in Wayland is located on West Main street. This park boasts a full basketball court, baseball/softball field, the Lions Club Pavilion and an additional pavilion on top of…
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