Initial Visit: October 8th, 2014
Description: A park as massive as the town is small.
I’m not kidding when I say this park is massive for the size of the town its located in. When I set my destination to this place, my girlfriend (who is from the area) said it was a hangout spot for her as a kid. She failed to mention how massive the place was.
We got there and parked and I had to ask, “Is this really it?! This park is huge!”. She confirmed that my eyes weren’t playing trick on me. This park really is spread out with lots of open fields and areas to hike.
Time was important since the sun was setting, so we didn’t get to spend the afternoon seeing what the park had to offer. We did get to walk around a little bit, play on some of the playground equipment, and check out Lee Cabin. The cabin was a cool little gem hidden in a park that is a gem itself.
There isn’t much else to say. Its a park that you can seemingly do a lot at. Walk, hike, play on the equipment, picnic… and who knows what else since I only saw parts of it.
If you are in the area and have an itch to explore something between a small city park and a state/national park, Black Partridge Park is perfect for that.
821 Coal Bank Rd
Metamora, IL 61548