Phillips Park

1000 Ray Moses Dr.
Aurora, IL 60505- Map It
(630) 256-3750

AAA Editor Notes

Phillips Park is 1.4 mi. e. on E. Galena Blvd., 1 mi. s. on Hill Ave., then just w. to 1000 Ray Moses Dr. With more than 325 acres, the park offers such recreational facilities as an aquatic center, bicycling and walking paths, a skate park, splash pad, dog park and a golf course. In winter ice-skating and sledding can be enjoyed. The Sunken Garden features annuals, ornamental grasses, statues and a fountain. A small zoo, World War I cannons and several veteran-related monuments also are on site. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, narrated 30-minute tram rides depart from the visitor center, where mastodon bones unearthed in the area in 1934 are displayed. Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Park and zoo free. Prices for recreational activities vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Park daily dawn-dusk. Zoo daily 9-5. Visitor center Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5, Mar.-Nov. Splash pad daily 11-6:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Tram rides Wed.-Sun. 11:30-2:30 and 3-6, Memorial Day-Labor Day.