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Parks and Recreation


Jodi Thoele
Tourism Director

(217) 342-5300
extension 5305
City Hall
201 E. Jefferson Avenue
P.O. Box 648
Effingham, IL 62401
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Effingham Park District

The Effingham Park District operates several well-equipped, multi-activity parks and facilities.  It provides recreational programs and activities that benefit the residents and visitors of the Effingham area community. The Park District also operates the Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex, which offers aquatic features, a gymnasium, and a fitness center.


Bliss Park

201 W. Clark Avenue
Effingham, IL  62401

The City of Effingham operates one park, which is Bliss Park. This cozy, city block-sized park with a beautiful garden and a fountain is located just minutes off the interstates.  It features picnic tables, a pavilion, playground area, outdoor basketball courts, and mature trees in a vintage setting.  For more information, contact Jodi Thoele at 217-342-5300, extension 5305 or JThoele@EffinghamIL.com


Effingham Area Recreation

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