The City Parks Department is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the City’s park system. Fairbury maintains four community parks  (City Park, Conrad Park, Crystal Springs Park and McNish Park) and together these parks encompass over 220 acres of parkland. 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the nation and state, the use of City ballfields and parks for games and practices is prohibited until further notice. The public can use the parks for exercise, walking, picnic’s, etc., however, playground equipment in the parks are closed for the interest of public safety and the continued practice of social distancing and gatherings of groups of less than 10 people is highly encouraged.


Numerous recreational and community facilities can be found in each park, including but not limited to the City’s:

  • Community building (City Park)
  • Disc golf and Playground Equipment (McNish Park)
  • Crystal Springs Park - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    • Water at Crystal Springs Park was shut off for the winter season on October 28, 2019.
    • The lower section camping area is currently under construction with project improvements (new camping pads) and will be closed until further notice.
    • Fishing Areas - Game & Parks stocked the center lake with approximately 900 trout on November 12, 2019.
    • Picnic and camping shelters
    • Our Town-Crystal Springs Video
    • Crystal Springs Park Improvement Project
      • Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer
      • View Map of Tree Replacement Plan
      • Road Improvement
  • Playground equipment
  • Waterpark (City of Fairbury - see webpage on the left navigation bar)