Whitlock Park

Located at

40th & Fairview
Downers Grove, IL


Formerly known as Northeast Park, the Park District acquired Whitlock Park in the mid-1960s, then renamed the park in honor of Donald Whitlock, a former Park Commissioner. Mr. Whitlock served the community as a Park Commissioner for 21 years and was also active in a variety of other local organizations.

This large neighborhood park is located between Cumnor Road and Fairview Avenue and north of Shady Lane. The park currently contains two ball fields, batting cages, a multi-purpose playing field, playground, picnic shelter, restroom facilities, and approximately 0.8 miles of gravel pathways to accommodate jogging and walking. The park also contains a parking lot capable of accommodating approximately 90 vehicles, accessible from Fairview Avenue.

Whitlock Park

Rent a Sports Field or Court

Rent the Park Pavillion


Dawn to Dusk


  • Batting Cages
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Ice Skating
  • Natural Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Walking Trail
  • 22 Acres

Upcoming Improvements/Construction

The pathway paving project at Whitlock Park begins Friday, Oct. 25. Anticipated completion is the beginning of November.

The existing perimeter pathways at Whitlock Park are limestone screenings (gravel) surface, which requires frequent repairs after heavy rains, and can be unpassable at times when wet. In addition, the gravel surface is not considered a wheelchair-accessible surface. Paving the existing trails with asphalt will reduce day-to-day maintenance and create a fully-accessible surface.