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I really enjoy all the trails this park has to offer. The landscape is constantly changing. Great... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
tmbasler
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Wonderful Park Year Round!

We started going to this park when our 40 plus year old kids were young. We took beautiful family... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Judy M
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431 N Walkup Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-3604
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I really enjoy all the trails this park has to offer. The landscape is constantly changing. Great place for a run. Kids love the splash park. Parking is easy.

Thank tmbasler
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We started going to this park when our 40 plus year old kids were young. We took beautiful family photos there, with the wonderful landscaping every where we turned! Summers were for picnicking, baseball playing on the diamond, long nature walks, and of course the...More

2  Thank Judy M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

VA is a great place to get away from the "city" life, lots of trails to walk, a Nature center for child education, splash pad for the kids on hot days and a number of shelters that can be rented for special occasions. The trails...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A little pricey to go frequently as a non-resident, but my family likes to rent a fishing boat. The lake is catch and release. They pull out nice sized small and largemouth bass, and catfish. The marina also has paddleboats kayaks SUPs pontoon boats etc....More

Thank Tikitorch863
Reviewed April 24, 2018

A nice place to walk with a lot of trails. We saw seven deer the last time we went. I've also seen cranes here a couple of times before. There are quite a few long trails in the woods behind the baseball diamond as well...More

1  Thank neko9802
Reviewed April 6, 2018

There were tons of interesting birds on the pond, and the Nature Center has been updated on the inside; There's always something interesting and new. The butterfly room isn't open right now, but I've seen them before and the kids love it. The trails are...More

Thank Daisy G
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Great wildlife sightings and pleasant place to walk and take in nature. Many photo op locations here! Great backdrop!!!

Thank butterflies1017
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Veterans acres is home to a lot of different events. From picnic tables to baseball diamonds two tennis courts and a water park for kids, there's always a lot to do there. If you're adventurous, you can take a hike down to a pier on...More

1  Thank MaryK2520
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Every town wishes thay had a park like this.from the sled hill to the picture perfect pond to the kiddie parkbring your camera.

Thank tonygags7
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

VA is beautiful for hiking and has great fields and a play ground (splash pad for in the summer) for kids. My only warnings are to check yourself and dogs for ticks if you hike even the grassy areas and wear bug spray in the...More

Thank Kristin G
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