What We Do
The Village of Libertyville provides over 400 acres of active and passive recreation areas for its residents. The Parks Maintenance Division 847-918-2074 is responsible for the care and improvement of this land. View a map of the Parks (PDF).
Throughout the park system you will find a variety of activities that will appeal to all ages and interests.
The Parks and Recreation Department offers public swimming pools, walking and biking trails, fishing, athletic fields, passive areas for viewing wildlife, disc golf and other activities.
Athletic Field Permits
Field permit applications are accepted after January 1 of your rental year. Please email the completed Athletic Field Permit Application (PDF) and a description of the usage and number of participants. The submission does not guarantee use of the park fields as all requests must be approved in advance by the department.
Picnic Shelters & Indoor Park Buildings
Park permit applications are accepted after January 1 of your rental year. Please email your Park Permit Application (PDF) and a description of the event and number of participants. The submission does not guarantee use of the picnic shelters or indoor park buildings.
Certificate of Insurance Requirements
Each group utilizing the park fields, picnic shelters and park buildings may be required to submit a certificate of insurance after the application has been approved. View the insurance requirements (PDF).
In addition to maintaining 21 park sites the Maintenance Division is also responsible for the care of over 11,000 Village parkway trees which includes the maintenance, removal and replacement of all Village trees.
On an annual basis the Village contracts for the canopy cleaning of dead limbs and raising up branching for pedestrian and vehicular traffic of approximately 1,200 parkway trees. This pruning program is conducted on a continuing rotational cycle each year.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
The Village Arborist and crew continue to survey Libertyville streets for signs of the destructive insect, the emerald ash borer (EAB), that has devastated areas of several states and has now been found in several communities in the Chicago area. If you are concerned or want to know more about the EAB, the Illinois Department of Agriculture continually updates its website with the latest information.