Paul Emery Park  
921 W. Poplar St. ♦ Harrisburg, IL  62946 ♦ phone: 618.252.2111 ♦ fax: 618.253.4511  

Park Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday  ♦  Memorial Park Curfew:  11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

The Mission of the Harrisburg Township Park District is to enhance the quality of community life by ensuring recreational programming and services to all people regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, socioeconomic status and level of physical or mental ability.

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Shelter reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Harrisburg Park District has a variety of ten shelters and one bandstand. Reservation fees are $20.00 for half day and $30.00 for all day. Fees are due within forty-eight hours of making the reservation. You must sign the shelter reservation agreement form at the park office. Please contact the park office early to ensure the shelter of your choice will be available on the desired date. Reservations are posted in the shelter reservation box located near each shelter. Check out our shelters below!



Amax Shelter

Handicap accessible

Seats 80


Plug-in electricity

Water fountain


Large grill in center

Restroom behind shelter

Located on Herbert St.

Next to the Bandstand



Click here to print a reservation form to fax (618) 253-4511 or drop off at the Park Office.


How do I reserve a shelter?

Shelter reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.  Reservations can be made by emailing or calling the Park Office at 618.252.2111 during normal business hours of 8 a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Friday.   A reservation agreement must be signed and payment made in full within 48 hours of the reservation. 


Can I pay by credit card?

Yes.  The Park District accepts Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit cards.

You can pay by credit card over the phone. 

Harrisburg Township Park District



Ron Emery, Executive Director

TA Sullivan, Maintenance Director

Ray Gould, Maintenance Foreman

Amber Rumsey, Recreation Director

Amber Mitchell, Receptionist

Melonie Motsinger, Pool Manager


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