In 2001, The Byron Park District purchased 9.38 acres of land on Mill Road for the first park in the District's history.

Facilities within the park include; two sets of play equipment for different age groups, two half-court basketball courts, two backstops for ball playing, two permanent Bag Game sets, a large picnic pavilion with tables that can be reserved for group picnics, and four outdoor fitness equipment stations along a 1/3 mile perimeter path which is also available for walking or jogging. We have made the park dog friendly with waste bag stations for your use and as long as you keep your dog(s) on a leash, you can take them for a run in the park.
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Outdoor Fitness Equipment  -  Click here for further information.

Permanent Bag Game Sets
The park has two permanent Bag Game sets installed and available for everyone to use. The sets are located just behind the playground area, adjacent to the picnic shelter. In 2013, Connor Bontjes completed his Eagle Scout Project by installing these Bag Game sets as well as constructing an addition to and painting the parks trash/port-a-john enclosure. Thank you for your hard work and congratulations on receiving your Eagle Scout achievement.

Shelter Reservations Available
Interested in hosting a special occasion at Blackhawk Meadow Park or Tiger Town Park? Reserve the shelter two weeks in advance, pending availability, thru the Byron Park District Registration Office. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis effective January 1 for residents and starting May 1 for non-residents. Both shelters are equipped with 8 - 10 picnic tables, a charcoal grill, and electricity. Shelter Reservation Fees are as follows:

Resident (Individual/Organization)
Under 50 people $45.00
50 or More people $65.00  
Non-Resident (Individual/Organzation)  
Under 50 people $70.00
50 or More people $100.00

Blackhawk Meadow Park Pictures       To see pictures of the park, please visit our Facebook page by clicking here.

The Blackhawk Meadow Park was co-funded for the purchase and the initial development of the park. Nearly $300,000 was received from the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) matching grant administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources(IDNR).