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Mendota Parks and Recreation


Nick Stremlau
(815) 538-4786 (c) 815-993-8469

The City of Mendota is fortunate to have over 325 acres of parkland, of which 71 are lakeside. The Parks provide space for play and recreational sports. Lake Mendota and Lake Kakusha provide opportunities such as fishing and kayaking for residents to enjoy. 

To reserve park space or shelters contact the City Clerk's Office at 815-539-7459.

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Lake Mendota Park
Lake Dr./Tom Merwin Dr.

  • Pier and non-motor boat fishing

  • 2 basketball courts

  • Sand volleyball court

  • Pickle ball Court

  • Disc Golf

  • Dog Park

  • Picnic areas with playgrounds 

  • Shelters for rent 

    • South side (across from Parkway)​

    • ​East side (back by dog park)

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Lake Mendota Sports Complex
Tom Merwin Dr.

  • 2 Baseball Fields

  • 3 Soccer Fields (in season)

  • Concession Stands

  • Restrooms

Note: Baseball diamonds and soccer fields are used by schools and sports clubs. They can also be rented out for groups. 


Lake Kakusha
Lake Kakusha Dr.

  • Pier and non-motor boat fishing

  • Dock for canoe and kayak access

  • Various trails around lake

  • Bird/Wildlife viewing

  • Shelter

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Strouss Park
1500 W  Main St.

  • Grill/Picnic area

  • Playground 

  • Baseball fields

  • Basketball courts

  • Next to Public Swimming Pool

  • Bathroom facilities (by baseball fields)

  • Shelter for rent


Blackstone Park
N 5th Ave.

  • Playground

  • Tennis court

  • Bathroom facilities

  • Shelter for rent (no alcohol allowed)

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Apple Orchard Park
3rd St.

  • Playground

  • Field for various games

  • No bathroom facilities


Snyder's Grove Park
4058 E. 4th Road

  • 104 acre nature preserve

  • Playground

  • Trails

  • Restrooms

  • Shelter available (1st come/1st served)

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Mendota Public Pool
1100 Merident St. | (815) 539-5884

  • 2 Swimming Lanes

  • 2 diving boards (2 heights)

  • Kiddie Pool

  • Swim Lessons

  • Pool rental

  • Concession Stand


Mendota Dog Park

  • Located at the back end of Lake Mendota

  • Space for large and small dogs

  • Please clean-up after dogs

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