Collinsville – Madison County | 40 acres
Type: Specialty Park and Natural Area
Owned by: City of Collinsville
Hours: Open 9:00 am to dusk, 7 days per week. Please confirm hours by visiting https://www.collinsvilleil.org/departments/parks-recreation/willoughby-farm
Location and Directions: Located west of Summit Elementary School in Collinsville on Willoughby Lane.
Facilities: Restrooms are available near the farmhouse. The park also features hiking trails, a playground, a community garden, pavilions and barns for rent, and primitive camping facilities (with reservation).
Regulations: Dogs allowed on leashes. Parking is located at the entrance to the park. Visit the City of Collinsville website for further information.
Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve is a public park which recreates an atmosphere inspired by 1940’s farming-life, complete with tractors, barns, a 1930’s style Craftsman FarmHouse, and even live animals like pigs, chickens, and goats. The site includes over 30-acres of wildlife preserve, protected by a conservation easement by HeartLands Conservancy, complete with hiking trails, bridges, and vistas overlooking the prairie and other areas.