The Effingham area offers a vast amount of recreational experiences. The Effingham Park District provides many youth and adult activities throughout their parks and sports fields, the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex, the Kluthe Memorial Pool, and the Ron Diehl Recreation Center. Located just outside the city is Lake Sara, a 640 acre recreation lake nestled into a wooded shoreline. The TREC recreational trail provides opportunities for bicycling, running, walking, or rollerblading. Other activities include a variety of fitness centers, golf courses, and camping.