Mackinaw Township Recreation Group (Youth Sports)

Welcome to Mackinaw Township Recreation Group Webpage

The Mackinaw Township Recreation program established March 1, 1995, serves all age groups in the community by providing year-round activities for children through baseball, softball, fishing, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Most activities encompass children from first grade through eighth grade.

All activities include opportunities for parents to volunteer and enjoy quality time with their children. The children’s activities have been very successful, and Mackinaw Township Recreation has a high level of participation. This is one of the best year-round programs to be found among communities in the area.

The Recreation Program also manages the Brock Lake Facility, located off Route 9, west of the Village of Mackinaw. The public can fish year-round or enjoy a picnic in a pavilion. Mackinaw Township Recreation Program stocks the ponds at the Brock Lake Facility under the advisement of Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Brock Lake offers a variety of pan fish Blue Gill, Hybrid Sunfish and Redear along with Albino Channel Catfish and Channel Catfish.

The Mackinaw Township Recreation Program is run by Mackinaw Township and any concerns or complaints should be brought to the attention of the Mackinaw Township Recreation Board Chairman. Thank you.

The Mackinaw Township Recreation Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Mackinaw Municipal Building, located at 100 E. Fast Ave. Please call the Village of Mackinaw office at (309) 359-5821 to be added to the agenda or by emailing us at . Please note that if you wish the board to act on a topic you choose to speak with them about; you will need to contact the secretary to be put on the agenda. Agendas must be posted 48 hours prior to the meeting date and time. Agendas are posted the Friday before each meeting. Public is welcomed to attend and speak at any meeting whether on the agenda or not.

Registration forms for Recreation sports are available on the website or can be picked up at the Mackinaw Municipal Building, 100 E. Fast Ave. These forms can also be dropped off to the Mackinaw Municipal Building either at the front desk or in the drop box located by the front door. A new added feature is you can now pay online with StackPay. You can also visit our Facebook page Mackinaw Recreation Page for all updates on sports.

Westwood Park is located on Second Street in Mackinaw. This facility offers a pavilion, playground, restrooms, and a soccer field. Heritage Lake ball diamond and soccer fields are located off Hawthorne Pl (behind First Security Bank-Heritage Lake Branch)

Thank you,
Mackinaw Township Recreation Board
Chairman: David Haensel
Board members: Joe England, Brandon Fogler, Josh Gillespie, Terri Harmison, George Moore, Joe McGrath, and Blaze Smallwood

Contact Info

Amanda Nunley
100 E. Fast Ave., PO Box 500, Mackinaw, IL 61755
(309) 359-5821
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Group Members

Board Chairman
David Haensel

Board Member
Joe England

Board Member
Brandon Fogler

Board Member
Josh Gillespie

Board Member
Terri Harmison

Board Member
Joe McGrath

Board Member
George Moore

Board Member
Blaze Smallwood