The City of Collinsville has a variety of facilities to suit almost every recreational need or interest. The facilities include: Gateway Convention Center, 13 motels/hotels with over 1,300 rooms, 25 churches, Collinsville Memorial Public Library, senior citizen center, country club, parks, tennis courts, private swimming pools, bowling alley, health club, sports complex, Fairmount Park Racetrack, Collinsville YMCA, Collinsville Area Recreation District and 2 golf courses. Collinsville also boasts several fine restaurants and a booming nightlife.
Collinsville's unique location in the St. Louis metro area makes accessibility to a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and educational facilities only minutes away. Busch Stadium, Powell Symphony Hall, TransWorld Dome, Kiel Center, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Art Museum, Laclede's Landing, Fox Theater, the Zoo, the Arch and many fine restaurants are all excellent examples of the outstanding facilities that this area has to offer.
Collinsville YMCA / Collinsville Area Recreation District, little league baseball, pee wee football, tee ball, softball leagues, soccer leagues, basketball, wrestling, and co-ed volleyball.
Cahokia Mounds: Cahokia Mounds State Historic and World Heritage site is located on Collinsville Road (Highway 40). It features 65 manmade earthen mounds, including 100 ft. Monks Mound, wooden calendar and a 33,000 foot modern interpretive center.
Fairmount Park: Fairmount Park is located on Collinsville Road (Highway 40). Pari-mutuel wagering on thoroughbred and harness racing is offered year round, along with simulcast wagering on major stake races across the country.
Brooks Catsup Bottle : The "World's Largest Catsup Bottle" is located on Highway 159. The now empty steel water tank and tower measure 170 feet. The landmark, representing "Roadside Architecture at its Best," was constructed in 1949 and was restored in the Spring of 1995.
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Residents of Collinsville have a variety of opportunities for recreation. The Collinsville Area Recreation District maintains six different sites, encompassing over 175 acres of land. These include 14 softball/baseball fields, 5 playground areas, 6 outdoor tennis courts, 6 picnic pavilions, 5 soccer fields, a football field, an outdoor walking/jogging track and 3 retention lakes. The park District's administrative offices are located at 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.
The newest addition to the Collinsville Area Recreation District is the Splash City Family Waterpark, which will open Summer 1998. Southern Illinois' newest water entertainment park features: water slides, a "lazy river", sand volleyball courts, a zero depth-entry pool, a child spray area, grass tanning areas and a wet sand play area. Splash City is open daily from May 22 - September 7, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The Park District distributes a seasonal program brochure which contains information about upcoming programs, how to register for a program together with information about special events, pavilion reservations, fun kit rentals and items of general information. Brochures may be obtained at the Administrative Office or by calling 618-346-PLAY (7529) week days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Park District is governed by a five member Board of Park Commissioners who are elected by residents of the District. Commissioners serve a six year term without compensation. Committee meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and monthly Board meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The current board member and the expiration of the current term of office include Mary Ann Bitzer, April, 2003; Spike Bryant, April, 2007; Steve Helmkamp, April, 2003; Dale Willeford, April, 2007; and Ken Mumper, April, 2005.
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