Francis Park
Parks
Francis Park Caretaker

Phone:309-852-0511

Fax:309-856-6001

francispark29862 N 900 Ave, Kewanee, IL 61443
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3 miles east of Kewanee, the unique home of Frederick Francis was built in 1890 out of brick, stone and native wood. The house features disappearing doors and windows, an air cooling system, radiant heat deflectors in the fireplace chimney, and running water, all without the benefit of electricity. The park also sports camping sites, a shelterhouse, picnic facilities, playgrounds, and a baseball diamond. Admission for the Woodland Palace is $5 for adults, $1 for children 5 -12, children under 5 are free. - Camping with electrical hookup is available for $13 per night or $78 for 7 nights, and tent camping is $10 per night or $60 for 7 nights.  The Park and Woodland Palace are closed for the 2019 camping and tour season. Francis Park will reopen April 24, 2020. If you have questions please contact Kevin Newtons at 309-852-2611 ext 228 or email knewton@cityofkewanee.net.     

 FRANCIS PARK IS OPEN FOR CAMPING ONLY. SHELTER HOUSE RENTALS AND TOURS AT THE WOODLAND PALACE ARE STILL CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CONTACT KEWANEE CITY HALL 309-852-2611 EXT 228 OR 309-883-1226 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.       

NOTE: SHELTER RESERVATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AND SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH CITY HALL.  ALL CAMPING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.


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Camping and park reservations are not taken electronically at this time.  However, if you would like to receive further information or have questions about the park, please contact the Grounds Maintenance Manager, Kevin at 309-852-2611 ext.228 or by email here.