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 parks  are open, however, you are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing and adhere to gatherings of group sizes per the Directed Health Measure (DHM) issued by the Governor’s office.


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  -
  • Camping sites with electric (30 & 50 amp) and water are available for self contained units effective June 29, 2020.  No tent camping is permitted at this time and the bathroom/shower facilities 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)