We offer recreational opportunities to the citizens of Ottawa, IL.



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Ottawa Recreation Summer Programs


  • Register online. (A convenience fee applies when registering online.)
  • Register at the Recreation Office (301 W. Madison, Basement of City Hall) before a camp starts.  


All of the camps have waiting lists. Call the Recreation office to be placed on the waiting list. Only pay if you participate.

Special Events!

Now Open! Adult Basketball Registration. Click HERE to find more information.

Online rosters and rules available now.   Paper rules and roster available Monday at City Hall and the Ottawa Y.  Registration 7-8pm in the Rec Office (basement of City Hall) on Wednesday, November 14

Tentative first game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 25.  

Happy Winter!

Questions or Concerns?

Call Mark Astle, Director of Ottawa Recreation at (815) 434-7292.


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About Us

Ottawa Recreation offers recreational opportunities to the citizens of Ottawa throughout the year with a focus on providing most activities during the summer months. The Playgrounds & Recreation Board members are committed to providing quality programs, activities, and leagues at the lowest possible cost for the greatest number of participants.

Playgrounds & Recreation Board 

Kevin Quick – President



Phil McNally

Maribeth Manigold

Danielle Pagano

John Levy

Austin Monroe

Randy Bretag

Brian Porter

The Playgrounds & Recreation Board meets at 7:00pm in the basement of Ottawa City Hall on the second Thursday of every month.