6329 N. Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528
Tom Miller, Manager
Get a map of Sommer Park.
(William H.) Sommer Park encompasses 320 acres of rolling meadows, prairies, farmland and open woodlands. It is a use-by-reservation facility that offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, primarily April through November.
However, this secluded park also offers a variety of public events throughout the year – see the Special Events link in the left column for details. Sommer Park also offers educational programs in historical interpretation or outdoor education, team building programs on their Teams Course, and a summer day camp for children aged 5-13.
This is the ideal setting for your group’s outing whether it’s a wedding, company picnic or family reunion. From volleyball and horseshoes to canoeing and hiking, we’ll help design an outing just for you. Groups may obtain permission to supply their own beer and wine.
Fees (per person) $2.25
Children ages 5-10 $1.05
Children 4 and under Free
Different minimums apply depending on rental area. Call 309-691-8423 to learn about our Prairie Shelter, Woodland Shelter, Porch, Fire Circle or Schoolhouse. For a current price list, click below. To see photos of each area, visit the Rentals/Teams Course at Sommer Park section.
Program Coordinators and Activity Directors
We can arrange a special program for your clients. Consider hikes on our scenic trails, canoeing, and fishing. We can also offer pioneer history or genealogy at our homestead, cemetery, or one room schoolhouse, along with a campfire or hayrack ride. Call us!
Educational Programs for Students and Scouts
Sommer Park offers many historical and environmental interpretive programs. All classes emphasize a hands-on approach to learning and the park is ideal for outdoor learning opportunities. Let us help your Boy or Girl Scouts earn those fun and exciting conservation or environmental badges.