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Marquette Park

Marquette Park1

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, Savanna’s oldest park not only provides access to the river but also allows visitors an excellent view to enjoy the day or a meal.

The park, that stretches four city blocks, includes a large shelter house, two smaller shelters, as well as over 20 benches and a walking path that winds along the river’s edge.

Two boat launches, one at each end of the park, are free and the upper lot has 41 parking spots for vehicles and trailers. A handicapped accessible restroom is located in the center of the park on the upper section.

The city park was opened in 1918. A schoolboy, Charles Reese won the contest to the select the name for the new park—Marquette Park. In April of 1930, the city turned over the property to the park district.

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