Recreation & Culture


Sports enthusiasts of all kinds will enjoy the many recreational opportunities our area has to offer.

A Sports Illustrated “Good Sports Community” of the Year
Park system offers more than 500 programs for people of all ages Sterling Park District  815-622-6200

Emerald Hill Golf & Learning Center
Golf, cross-country skiing, sledding

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Hiking trails, fishing, boating, canoeing, hunting, horseback riding, winter sports, visitor center

Lawrence Park and Pool
Outdoor pool, boat access.

Oppold Marina
Public marina with boat access, park, canoe and boat rental, ice-skating, ice fishing and playground

Sinnissippi Park
Baseball diamonds, picnic facilities, Frisbee golf course, nature trails, bird watching and cross-country skiing. Includes Hopewellian Indian Mounds , listed with the Register of National Historic Places.

Westwood Sports Center
Ball diamond, basketball courts, batting cages, cardiovascular area, cross-country skiing, racquetball, tennis, volleyball, track and wally ball courts