Deerpath Park

Deerpath Park

Deerpath Park is a 68.84 acre park located east of Deerpath Road between Phillips Road and Route 45 at 299 Onwentsia. The park is bordered on the east by the Seavey Ditch and is adjacent to Marimac Park just south of Route 45. Parking lots are located at the Warrington Road and Cherokee Road entrances off of Deerpath Road.

Amenities:

  • 3 retention ponds/lakes

  • 4 barbeque grills

  • 4 baseball/softball diamonds

  • 1.5 mile lighted walking/bike path

  • Cross country skiing allowed

  • Fishing allowed

  • Outdoor ice skating (weather permitting)

  • Open field/play area

  • 2 parking lots

  • 2 picnic shelters

  • 3 playgrounds

  • 2 restrooms

  • 2 soccer fields

  • 6 tennis courts

  • 2 sand volleyball courts

  • ADA inclusion swing

In 1976, the Deerpath Planned Unit Development encompassed 65 acres. In 1978, when the District received its first Land and Water Conservation Fund Matching Grant (LAWCON) of $120,000, it began development of Deerpath Park in earnest, constructing play areas at the north end of the park, and adding trees and shrubs, a bicycle path and two softball fields, before finishing the grading of the south end of the park. Since then, upgrades, improvements and renovations are ongoing at this park.

Kids Castle, a community playground construction project, was physically completed in one week, as a result of countless hours of planning and hard labor volunteered by local residents. Kids Castle opened to the public in June of 1997. Project volunteers raised nearly $140,000 in cash to help finance and construct the "Castle".

Deerpath Timeline:

1980   A picnic shelter, 2nd playground, four tennis courts, two softball fields, parking lot and additional landscaping were added.
1981   Additional land was purchased and/or donated.
1992   Wooden playground equipment was replaced.
1993   Handicapped accessible play equipment was added.
1997   Kids Castle opens to the public.
2000   Tennis courts were re-surfaced and colored; two more courts, paid for by School District 128, were added.
2003   Warrington entrance park area opens to the public, featuring new playground, parking lot, picnic shelter and other amenities.

Fishing at Deerpath Park

Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
No boats permitted.
Please respect the property of those living near the lakes.

Firethorn Lake - 2.68 acres, deepest point is 12'. Access by vehicle or bike to Deerpath Park's north parking lot, via Deerpath Drive to Warrington Road, then north by bike or on foot about 150 yards across a grassy field to the lake.

  • The nearest drinking fountain and restrooms are located next to the Warrington Road entrance parking lot, as well as a child's playground, basketball court and sand volleyball court.

Willow Lake - 2.69 acres, deepest point is 7'. Access by vehicle or bike to Deerpath Park's north parking lot, via Deerpath Drive to Warrington Road, then south on bike path about 100 yards to the lake.

  • The nearest drinking fountain and restrooms are located next to the Warrington entrance parking lot, as well as a child's playground, basketball court and volleyball court.

Evergreen Lake - 5.62 acres, deepest point is 12'. Access by car to Deerpath Park's south parking lot, via Deerpath Drive to Cherokee Road, then south on by bike or on foot on bike path about 100 yards to the lake.

  • The nearest drinking fountain and restrooms are located at the south end of the Cherokee Road entrance tennis courts, as well as a children's playground (Kid's Castle), and ballfields.

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