Jefferson County Community Resource Guide

This resource guide was developed by community residents and elected officials to provide a central location for important community resources. You can filter the guide by “category” or search for an individual resource using the search box on the left.

The guide was developed by local volunteers and a collaboration between Pathfinders RC&D, Jefferson County Supervisors, Jefferson County Mental Health Office, and the Jefferson County Hunger Dialogue.

Resources Found: 15

Cedar View Trail

Cedar View Trail

Parks, Trails & Recreation

4.5-mile natural trail connects Libertyville and Fairfield. Also connects to the Fairfield Loop Trail and trails in Jefferson County Park. Entrance is on 32nd Street, one mile south of Business 34.

Central Park

Central Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

City park in downtown Fairfield; walking paths

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park

City, County & Community OrganizationsParks, Trails & Recreation

A 28.7 acre full featured park within the city limits of Fairfield. The park features a .77 mile walk loop, multiple playgrounds, a disc golf course, shelters and picnic areas, restrooms, a fruit orchard, and easy access to the 16-mile Jefferson County Loop Trail.

Fairfield Loop Trail

Fairfield Loop Trail

Parks, Trails & Recreation

The 16 mile Fairfield Loop Trail officially begins (and ends) next to the Maasdam Barns at Mile Marker Zero. This access is near Jefferson County Health Center (at the interchange of Hwy 1 & US 34). However, plenty of other entrances and exits let you customize your enjoyment of this unique trail. Trail surface is crushed limestone on most segments but a couple are concrete.

Forest Park

Forest Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

0.9 acre city park with playfield for spontaneous game play and organized sports

Heritage Park

Heritage Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

1.9 acre city park with a skate park for skateboarding, playground, ball field, basketball hoop, and picnic shelter

Howard Park

Howard Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

The 0.9 acre Howard Park provides a playground area, bicycle racks, rest area, picnic gazebo, and hosts the Farmer's Market during the warmer months.

Jefferson County Park

Jefferson County Park

City, County & Community OrganizationsParks, Trails & Recreation

Jefferson County Park offers camp sites, cabins, picnic shelters, trails, fishing, handicapped facilities, nature center, playground equipment, baseball field, prairie plantings.

Lamson Woods

Lamson Woods

Parks, Trails & Recreation

42-acre city park with rustic wooded trails and ponds. Connect to the Fairfield Loop Trail.

Maharishi University Recreation Center

Maharishi University Recreation Center

Parks, Trails & Recreation

The Fitness & Recreation Center is a 60,000-square-foot indoor facilitywhich includes: 4 tennis courts, two basketball / volleyball courts, three pickle-ball courts, aerobic area, weight training area, dance studio, gymnastics / parkour area and climbing wall. Outdoor rental equipment available: sailboats, canoes, kayaks, cross country skis, stand-up paddling boards and bicycles.

O. B. Nelson Park

O. B. Nelson Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

21-acre city park provides softball fields, skate park, sand volleyball courts, playground, shelter, restrooms and enclosed dog park.

South Wood Park

South Wood Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

3.7-acre city park provides walking trails and a playground.

Waterworks Park

Waterworks Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

97-acre city park has lake with boat launch & swimming beach; picnic tables, shelter, playground, restrooms, fishing. Connects to Fairfield Loop Trail.

Wilson Park

Wilson Park

Parks, Trails & Recreation

0.6-acre city park with playground, picnic table, shelter