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Fairview Heights Events

The parks in Fairview Heights were created for the use and enjoyment of city residents. Reservations can be made for company picnics, family reunions, class reunions, birthday parties or any special event.  

Residents of Fairview Heights enjoy the array of sports, recreation, and activity programs offered year around by the Fairview Heights Parks and Recreation Department. The programs utilize city parks and other facilities in the community.

Senior citizens enjoy the use of two senior centers — the 60s Plus Senior Center at the Municipal Complex and the SWIC/Caseyville Township Senior Center nearby.


Community Events Schedule

Kiwanis Club of Fairview Heights

– Meetings
Each Thursday, 12:00pm at TBD
Contact Pattie for location (618) 397-9798

Lion’s Club Swansea/Belleville

– Meetings
Second and Fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at Crehan’s, Belleville

Swansea Patriots

Second Saturday, 8 a.m. at the Norman Lehr Community Center, Swansea

Rotary Club of Fairview Heights

– Meetings
Each Monday, 5:15pm at Holiday Inn in Fairview Heights

Rotary Club of Swansea

– Meetings
Each Thursday, 7:00 a.m. at Clinton Hill Restaurant in Swansea

Youth Government Council - Swansea

First Monday of every month, 4:00 p.m.

  • EVERETT MOODY PARK AT LONGACRE:  City council voted to rename Longacre Park after the city’s first mayor; name change was effective with a commemoration ceremony in June 2007.  Mayor Moody was instrumental in purchasing the property for a city park on Longacre, Pleasant Ridge, and 6 neighborhood parks.  He also donated his first year’s salary to the development of parks.

    Hours of Operation:
    8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. May 1st thru September 30th
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. October 1st thru April 30th


  • PLEASANT RIDGE PARK: Located in the northern part of Fairview Heights, it is the largest of the two community parks with approximately 95 acres. This park features roller blading facilities and wintertime sledding. The two-story log cabin built by the Kinsella Family in the 1850's is located in the park. The park has picnic pavilions, playground, and open space for passive recreation.

    Hours of Operation
    8:00 a.m. - sunset
    Address of Pleasant Ridge Park
    401 Pleasant Ridge Rd
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208


  • OLD LINCOLN TRAIL PARK: The park is approximately 7.9 acres and offers pavilions, a playground and open space for passive recreation.

    Hours of Operations
    8:00 a.m. - sunset
    9800 Old Lincoln Trail
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208

  • PARKS PROGRAMS Call the Parks Department at 489-2040 for details on Youth and Adult Programs:

    • Special Events
    • Easter Egg Hunt

    • Salute to the Arts – August ...  Call 632-1102 for more information.


    • Yard Waste Burning is permitted Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday between 9 A.M. –  4 P.M. through April 30.  Burning is prohibited May 1 through October 31.

    • Burned Out or Broken StreetlightsCall the utility company to which you pay        your electric bill or call the city’s Public Works Department at 489-2020.  It’s helpful if      you provide the number off the streetlight (located toward top of pole).

    • Storm Sirens are tested at 10 A.M. the first Tuesday of every month.  Notify the Police Department at 489-2100 if a siren is not working in your area.

    • Code Enforcement Call 489-2060 or call me to report problems (unleashed pets, buildings in disrepair, excessive noise, etc.).  The noise ordinance is being changed to include specific penalties for noise violations.  If you need to report a violation at night or during a weekend, call the Police Department at 489-2100.

    • Speeding in Residential Areas Report to the Police Department at 489-2100.
Everett Moody Park at Longacre

Everett Moody Park at Longacre in Fairview Heights, IL
Hwy. 159, 1 mile south of I-64
(15 min. from downtown St. Louis)

The Fairview Heights Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of summertime activities for residents of all ages which include summer day camps, trips for families and senior citizens.

Additional the city offers adult and youngster swim classes, Pee Wee soccer, T-ball, a variety of craft classes and tennis classes.

The Parks and Recreation Department sponsors several annual events which include the annual Easter egg hunt, Fall Festival, Santa calls to children and employee fitness day.

Call 489-2040 for more information.

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Clubs - Meetings

Fairview Heights Parks and Recreation Committee
Call before meeting to ensure
date and time.
3rd Thursday of each month
Fairview Heights
City Meeting
Municipal complex court room
10025 Bunkum Road
Fairview Heights
Jaycees Meeting
St. Clair Bowl
4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Fairview Heights
Caseyville Township Hall
10001 Bunkum Road
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Yard Sale Information

Yard Sales in Fairview Heights require a no cost permit issued by the city.
This permit must be applied for in person at the Fairview Heights Municipal Complex,
10025 Bunkum Road from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Pat BaeskeNews from the Desk of Ward 3 Alderman Pat Baeske


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