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Don Earley Park is located on the south side of Washington Street in the City of West Chicago. Don Earley Park contains a playground, a catch-and-release pond, trails, picnic areas and a new pavilion.



From 1973-1974, the Park District acquired Don Earley Park. Formerly named Easton Park, this 12-acre park was renamed in November 2019 in honor of the Park District’s first supporter, Don Earley.


Don Earley Park was the original home of Spooky Trail, the Park District’s annual Halloween trail. Don Earley Park includes a variety of amenities, including nature trails, a pavilion, a playground/climber, a mini butterfly garden, and a pond. The pond has a diverse population of turtles and fish. The area within the park is considered a forested/shrub wetland by DuPage County and features American elm, narrowleaf cattail, woodland sedge, creeping bentgrass, bald cypress, and eastern cottonwood. In addition, ash trees have been replaced in the park through a $10,000 Urban Restoration grant.


The West Chicago Park District has several Picnic Pavilions available for rent May 1 through August 31. Reservations can be made through our office which is located at 201 W National Street in West Chicago, IL or online. We do not reserve without payment.​


Rental rates are per day, per pavilion and are non-refundable/non-transferable.

$60R/$72NR (9:00am to Dusk)


If you are in need of additional information please call Taylor Hutton at (630) 231-9474 or email at


Daily: dawn to dusk

General Park Rules


The Don Early Pavilion features a covered pavilion and four picnic tables. Located near a playground, walking trail, and a catch-and-release pond.

Capacity is 40.

Don Earley


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Preserving Parks

Did you know? The West Chicago Park District is an accredited Level II Aboretum with over 2,300+ trees and 106 different species in managed areas alone. Learn more.


Tree Donation Program: Make a contribution that has lasting power! Take a positive and personal step toward improving the environment by donating a tree to the West Chicago Park District.

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