The City of Vandalia Sports Complex located at 1101 Stonequarry Road has something for everyone. The one hundred acre site contains more than a mile of paved walking and jogging paths . Three age specific playgrounds. One designed for children 2-5 years of age and two designed for 5-12 year olds. The park includes 11 ball diamonds which are available for public use as weather conditions permit and not lined for league play. Two sand volleyball courts and basketball courts are available for use.
The east side of the complex is home to our fall soccer leagues. During the off-season, the goals are removed and the turf area recovers and fills the worn areas. This open space is an excellent area for kite flying, frisbee play, etc. Open areas are not, however, open to golf ball hitting due to the inherent risks.
Plan on enjoying the sports complex when you have the opportunity. This spring, many of the trees will be in bloom. If you haven't, stop in and check out the Recreation Center during your next visit to the sports complex.
The following is a complete listing of the parklands maintained by the City of Vandalia for your enjoyment.
Helke Park is located at the corner of Randler Avenue and West Alkaline Springs Road.The site includes two picnic shelters, a play structure designed for children 2-5 years of age, a play structure for children 5-12, nine tennis courts, two volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and two softball fields.The park includes approximately four acres of open grass area and a nice wooded area.
Robinette Park is located at the entrance of Enola Drive, located just east of Interstate 75.The park includes separate play structures for 2-5 and 5-12 year old children.The paved walking path measures .9 miles when combining the east and west loop and the connecting pathway.Tennis and basketball courts and sand volleyball area are also located in this park.
Jeffers Park is located at the eastern end of Halcyon Drive.The park contains a play structure, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts and an abundant area of green space.
Victory Park is accessible from Cril Court, Clyde and Attica Streets.The park contains a play structure.Seven trips around the paved walking path are equal to a mile.
Lichtenfels Park is located on East Alkaline Springs Road. The area is approximately eight acres of open green space.
Seger Park is located next to the Vandalia Senior Center at 21 Tionda Drive, South.This park was developed by the Lions Club of Vandalia.A beautiful Gazebo sits on this site surrounded by a variety of trees.
The City of Vandalia Parks Department also maintains several smaller pocket parks.These green spaces are found in the more recently developed residential neighborhoods.