The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Lockport Township Park District was organized in 1945 in order to provide recreation programs and park areas for the community. The Park District has a vast array of recreational opportunities available including an 18-hole golf course, an indoor tennis/fitness facility and three pools (two outdoor and one indoor), as well as 18 facilities, 40 parks, approximately 850 acres of property and hundreds of recreational programs for all ages.

Partner Category: Public Agency

Centennial Activities

Rock Run Greenway

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Theodore Marsh—the last unprotected gap in the nine-mile Rock Run Greenway in the Joliet-Lockport area—was acquired during the Centennial by the Forest Preserve of Will County. This acquisition achieves two Green Legacy goals: preserving regionally significant open space and completing our regional trail system. Rock Run consists of 1,200 acres of high quality wetlands and uplands interconnected by a greenway trail that forms a loop connecting to the I&M Canal Trail and the Grand Illinois Trail.

Lockport Township Park District


Lockport Township Park District
1911 S. Lawrence Avenue
Lockport, IL 60441
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