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DeWitt offers an extensive list of recreational opportunities. DeWitt’s Parks & Recreation Department supplies a wide range of programs for children and adults, as well as offering many parks and outdoor activities. DeWitt is home to over a half dozen well-maintained parks. Within these green spaces, amenities are vast and include an 18-hole disc golf course, walk and bike trail, mountain bike trail, sports fields, dog park, skate park, basketball courts and plenty of green space.

Westbrook Park
Out of the half dozen parks in DeWitt, Westbrook Park is the largest at 100 acres in size. Visitors enjoy numerous amenities including picnic shelters, four baseball/softball diamonds, two playground equipment areas, horseshoe courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, mountain bike trail, and a dog park. The park also includes a natural timber area with foot trails and the Paul Skeffington Memorial Trail, a multi-purpose trail ideal for walkers, joggers and bicyclists.

DeWitt Dog Park
Located within Westbrook Park, the DeWitt Dog Park opened its gates in 2012 to many wagging tails. Open year-round, this green area provides two acres of fenced in land for dogs to run free. There are designated areas for both large and small dogs along with benches for owners to relax.

Paul Skeffington Memorial Trail
This well-maintained trail is 10 feet wide and covers over three miles. The paved trail is ideal for walking, running and riding bikes. Much of the trail is through scenic wooded areas and flows into Westbrook Park. The trail is also a significant part of the ever-popular five-mile Paul Skeffington Memorial Race.

Mountain Bike Trail
Located in Westbrook Park, this brand new single track mountainbike trail is currently two miles long but is planned to span five to six miles. While mountain biking is the trail’s primary purpose, visitors are welcome to hike and run on the trail and take in the serene surroundings of the park.

Disc Golf
This challenging and fun 18-hole course covers a variety of terrain in Westbrook Park, including wooded area, waterways, open trail and hills. There are a variety of long and short holes throughout the course and the park’s natural surroundings maximize the playing experience.

Lincoln Park
This is the City’s premier park and is located next to DeWitt’s Downtown District. Amenities include a picnic shelter and picnic tables, band shell, playground equipment and public restrooms. Named Lincoln Park in recognition of the adjacent old Lincoln Highway, this common venue for festivals and community events is also home to the DeWitt Chamber & Development Company and the DeWitt Community Center.

Golf Course
Springbrook Country Club is an 18-hole private country club with a rich history in DeWitt that dates back to 1927. Springbrook offers full service golf and a dining facility.

Aquatic Center
The DeWitt Aquatic Center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and provides open family swimming as well as structured lessons and water aerobic classes. This $2.6 million facility features a zero depth entry, toddler play area, lily pad water walk and water slides. Lifeguards are present and concessions are provided whenever the pool is open. Arrangements can be made for private pool parties.

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