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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REGISTER NOW:  HYA Baseball and Softball

Last day to register: Saturday, February 24, 2018 8AM - Noon

Coaches Meeting: February 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Teams Selected: March 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Practices Begin: April 2, 2018

Games Begin: April 28, 2018

Picture Day: May 5, 2018 at Gaskins City Complex

Travel Team Tryouts: May 11 & 12, 2018



All restrooms in the park have been closed for the winter

to prevent pipes busting. Also, the parking lots at all

ball fields have been locked for the winter. Thank you.




Get Licensed to Support Illinois Youth!

The sale and subsequent renewals of each plate generate $25 for the PowerPlay!

Beyond School Grant Program, which funds youth programs in park and recreation

agencies throughout Illinois. The goal of the PowerPlay! program is to increase

the number of opportunities designed to show youth the lifelong benefits of fitness,

health and nutrition.


Click here to download the Park District Youth License Plate form.

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2018 HYA Baseball and Softball

Forms were sent to the school for all Pre-K

through 6th grade students on Monday,

January 22, 2018. As always, sign-ups for

the HYA baseball and softball program

will run from January 22, 2018 through

February 24, 2018. There will be absolutely

no late sign-ups allowed.


Forms can be turned into the Park Office

Monday - Friday from 8AM to 4PM. Please

call the Park Office for more information



Must be born before August 31, 2014 to

be eligible to play.


Special Links for HYA:

 Important Dates

2018 Bat Rules

Boys Baseball Registration Form

Girls Softball Registration Form




How do I register for a program?  

Registration for all programs is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Most programs will accept registration at their first scheduled

meeting.  No refunds will be given after the first scheduled

class unless individuals are under unavoidable circumstances. 

 In these cases, a $5.00 fee will be assessed from the price of

the cancelled program.


Can I drop off my children at a program/sports event early?

Children/Youth under the age of 18 who are participating in

Harrisburg Park District Programs / Sports Events may not be left unattended on Park property at any time.


What if there is bad weather?

Safety of our participants is our first priority. Supervisors are

instructed to cancel outdoor programs if bad weather is

in the area.  If bad weather does move into our area, it

is our policy to  have parents pick up their children immediately.


Can I pay by credit card?

Yes.  The Park District accepts Mastercard, Visa, and

Discover credit cards.


Can anyone attend a Park Board Meeting?

Yes.  The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings. 

Any citizen wishing to be placed on the agenda may

call the Park Office at 618.252.2111. All board meetings

will be held at 8:00 am at the Park Main Office located

at 921 W. Poplar St.


2018 Board Meeting Schedule


January 17

February 21

March 21

April 18

May 16

June 20

July 18

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 14

December 19



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