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Hours at Lowell Park

  The gate opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m.

Non-motorized use of Lowell Park 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Dixon Park Security:  815-973-2550

ALERTS(0)  [Alerts will be posted for any reason that may impact the park visitor’s normal visit] 



 Motorized vehicles are restricted to the roadways and parking lots only.  Parking on the grass is prohibited.

Following a storm, the gates may remain closed until staff has safely cleared parking areas and roadways.

Bicycles are welcome on the roadways at Lowell Park.  Bicyclist are requested to obey one-way road restrictions. 

NO bicycle traffic is allowed on trails.


Fires are restricted to grills or fire rings.  Please make certain your fire is out cold before departing.  Charcoal grills are provided at each of the picnic shelters


There are no garbage cans at Lowell Park.  Please plan ahead for the removal of any waste by carrying out what you carry in.


Dogs are welcome at Lowell Park as long as they are leashed and in control of the handler.  Dogs are not allowed in the playground areas for health reasons.  Please practice Leave No Trace Principles by cleaning up after your pet, i.e. removing all waste from the site.

Practice Leave No Trace Principles


Seven Principles for the Frontcountry

  1. Know Before You Go
  2. Stick to Trails and Camp Overnight Right
  3. Trash Your Trash and Pick Up Poop
  4. Leave it as You Find it
  5. Be Careful with Fire
  6. Keep Wildlife Wild
  7. Share Your Trails and Manage Your Pet

To learn more, visit:  lnt.org