PARKS AND RECREATION
FACILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF DIRECTORY:

Parks Trustee: John Mc Laughlin
Telephone: (217) 502-0406
Email Address: jmclaughlin@southernview.us

Southern View Administrative Office:
Reservations for pavilions/sports fields: (217) 529-3352
Email Address: jgordon@southernview.us

VENUES:
Ideal for family reunions, birthday and graduation celebrations: East Pavilion / Martin Pavilion / West Pavilion / Gazebo
    
Martin Pavilion                                                                                  The Gazebo

PLAY:
Summer session Sports Activities: Tennis Courts / Soccer Field / Softball Field / Baseball Field


TENNIS PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY:
     

Kid�s Tennis Lessons begin the first of June every Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 to 10:00 am at Southern View Tennis Courts located at 3410 South Fifth Street. Sessions will end the last week of July, 2015. Former UIS Women�s Tennis coach Dom Giacomini (and his high school tennis player/helpers) will be offering free tennis instructions for grade school age boys and girls. All participants are asked to bring two (2) unopened cans of tennis balls. Tennis sessions are designed to introduce grade school age students to tennis. The focus will be on hand-eye coordination and the basic tennis strokes as well as games, sportsmanship and learning to work with others. Tennis students will be divided into three groups. The first group will consist of players new to tennis, usually comprised of those under age 7 or 8. The second group will be made up of those tennis players who have a little experience with tennis and those who have had tennis lessons. A third group, (for ages 7 years of age) is possible since we will have a portable tennis net available. Two things are very important to bring: a large, full water bottle and an appropriately-sized tennis racquet. Hats, sun screen, tennis shoes and light colored clothing are also suggested. For questions and directions please call Coach Dom Giacomini at 306-3040.
CATCH OF THE DAY:
Bring your favorite fishing pole to the pond in the park and get the catch of the day.

PUT ON YOUR WALKING SHOES:
The Walking path encompasses one mile for you to get your daily exercise.

INDOOR ACCOMMODATIONS:
The Southern View Municipal Building, located at 3410 South Fifth, offers indoor rental ideal for a variety of functions. Common rentals include bridal showers, baby showers, family reunions, birthday parties, and business meetings.
    
Rental fees are structured to provide a discount for Village residents. Please telephone (217) 529-3352 to make reservations.

SPECIAL EVENT:
Southern View�s Annual Picnic A Saturday in September, you are invited to enjoy Visiting with your neighbors at this old fashion gathering complete with food, fun, family and friends, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Pavilion. The Village will provide the main meat dish with everyone else bringing a dish to share. . Children will enjoy Zoo Crew face painters; Tim the Twister doing balloon tricks; train rides; special magical performance by White Rabbit Productions; along with the U.I.S. Men/Womens Tennis Coach on hand to interact with Junior Tennis players.

FAMILY - FUN - FITNESS - SPECIAL EVENTS

SOUTHERN VIEW COMMUNITY PARK