The City of Edwardsville invites you to participate in “A Better Place to Play” – an opportunity for you to have a true impact on the future of recreation in this wonderful community we have all built together. Three projects are included in the development of this parks project, with the new Leon Corlew Park and Splash Pad being the first project completed. We encourage you to read more about each project below and make a donation of any amount to show your support. With each donation, we are making an investment in local parks and recreation and helping fund fun for everyone. An investment in your community’s parks and recreation program helps:

  • Strengthen our communities served by these new facilities
  • Provides more opportunities for area citizens to improve their health and build stronger family bonds
  • Combat the nation’s leading cause of disease: obesity
  • Adds to the quality of life of everyone, regardless of age, race or socioeconomics

Let’s face it: we could all use a little more fun in our lives. Let’s make our community “A Better Place to Play” today!

make a general donationMake a Donation to the Project

If you choose, you can make a general donation to the project and it will be used where it’s needed most. Or you may choose one of the options below.

The “Donate to All Three Projects” Account will be used to fund any of the projects that have not met their goal.

Ice Rink/Teen Complex

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The City of Edwardsville hopes to construct a 43,000-sq.-ft. facility to serve the growing demand for “ice time” in the area for hockey, figure skating and recreational skate use.

Let's hit the ice!

Leon Corlew Park & Splash Pad

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The Leon Corlew Park and Splash Pad is the first project to be completed, fulfilling the desire for a public water recreation facility.

Let's get out and play!

Plummer Family Park

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The City of Edwardsville sees opportunity in constructing a state-of-the-art sports park located near the I-55 Corridor, helping meet the demand for field space.

Let's play ball!

Be a Major Donor

While any level of donation is appreciated, sponsorship levels are available to corporate sponsors or private citizens to help fund the development of these projects. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible.

Find Out About Sponsorships

Why Fundraising

Each person can make a difference with a small donation to help offset what we hope is also an outpour of support from our always generous corporate partners.

News & Articles

Commemorative Paver Stones for Purchase at Leon Corlew Park Available for Holiday Gift Giving

The City of Edwardsville’s A Better Place to Play Campaign will be offering commemorative paver stones for purchase this holiday season, to be permanently displayed at the Leon Corlew Park and Splash pad. The park, located at 333 S. Main Street in downtown Edwardsville, opened in the summer of 2016 and its picnic area, splash pad, playground, and walking trail have made it an Edwardsville family favorite.

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