Come grow and play with us!

Lincoln-Douglas Park



Address: S Frances St, Metamora, IL 61548

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Amenities: Playground equipment, shelter, restrooms, picnic tables, baseball/softball diamond, basketball court, and seasonal ice rink


History

Lincoln-Douglas Park was the site of speeches given during the Presidential Election of 1860. A boulder commemorates the spot where Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas gave speeches on different days in 1858. The dedication of the boulder took place during the Old Settlers’ picnic on August 24, 1911. In July, 1975 the Village of Metamora purchased the grove area for the purpose of preserving this historic site and developed the Lincoln-Douglas Park.