The Harrisburg District Library in cooperation with the Harrisburg Township Park District presents a StoryWalk® for our community to enjoy. The StoryWalk® Project is a popular collaboration between libraries and parks to bring together the love of reading and being outside. For a StoryWalk®, a book is laminated, mounted, and placed along a walking path. Families can stroll down the path, reading the book as they move along. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Current book: "Snowmen at Night" by Carolyn Buehner

The book is displayed along the Drew Blair Trail Way at Paul Emery Park. The approximate walking distance to read the entire book is one half (½) mile. There is a comment box at the end of the StoryWalk® and we ask readers to tell us the date, number in your party, where you are from and any comments or suggestions you have for the project.  The Harrisburg Township Park District would like to thank the Harrisburg District Library for this opportunity to partner together to help make our community a better place.

UPDATE 5/29/2020 - Fishing will continue to be allowed.  Users should follow Restore Illinois Guidelines – Boating & Fishing Guidelines and maintain proper social distancing requirements.

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The 2020 Fishing Tournament will NOT be held this year.

The annual Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration is slated for June 19 – 22, 2020 (once again coinciding with Father's Day Weekend). Free Fishing Days is a four-day celebration of fishing in Illinois when anglers can fish without purchasing a fishing license, salmon stamp or inland trout stamp.
There will be a certain number of tagged catfish stocked in the lagoon for this season’s fishing contest. Please do not bring your tagged fish into the Park Office, only the tag from your fish. This contest begins at 6:00 AM, Saturday, June 20, 2020 and will end Friday, July 17, 2020. You must have a license to fish with the exception of Free Fishing Weekend.

Special Events

  • Storywalk®

  • Free Fishing Weekend

  • Fishing Tournament

  • Candy Cane Hunt