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The Illes Park neighborhood of Springfield, Illinois is located from South 6th through 9th Streets and between Oak and Ash Streets. This city neighborhood is located north of Illes Park which is one of Springfield’s oldest city parks. East and south of the 10-acre park is a commercial area which includes commercial offices and warehouses. A railroad track system runs down 8th street near the park and beyond.
The Illes Park neighborhood features modest one and two-story homes on small city lots. Houses are close together. Yards are plain, but there are a few old shade trees and shrubs. The neighborhood has many sidewalks and is a very walkable area.
Illes Park itself is characterized by its many old shade trees. The park features a stone picnic shelter, a playground, a ball field, tennis courts, and horseshoe pits. Two main walkways intersect the park. Office workers from the neighboring commercial area use the park for lunch during nice weather.
Intrastate 55 Business is accessed from South 9th Street. This main thoroughfare makes downtown travel very convenient. The Illes Park neighborhood is just minutes from the Illinois State Capitol and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Other downtown landmarks and attractions are the Illinois State Museum and the Lincoln Home Visitors Center. The Prairie Capital Convention Center is also in this area. Two major medical centers are also located in downtown Springfield. They are St. Johns Hospital and the Memorial Medical Center.
Additionally, Intrastate-55 is accessed from South 6th Street in the Illes Park neighborhood which makes other parts of Springfield just minutes away.