Parks Board – Town of Avilla


The Park Board is responsible for administering and executing the operation of the Avilla Parks & Recreation which includes Eley  Memorial Park on West Albion Street, the Ley Street Park, northeast of the Library on Ley Street and Heritage Park on East Albion Street.


Shelly Van Gorder, President – 318.0680

Jessica Balyeat, Secretary – 242.3848

Nathan Hicks, Vice President – 452.8027

Ann Freeman – 564-4409


If you are wanting to serve on this board, please contact a member of the Town Council or the Town Manager. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month and begin at 7:30 p.m., at the Community Center.

About Our Parks:

Eley Memorial Park on West Albion Street offers a playground area, tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, horseshoe courts, basketball court and picnic areas.

Pavilions are available for rent at Eley Memorial Park for $40.00 per day. The community center in Eley Memorial Park can be rented for $75.00 per day with a $50.00 deposit. If the building is left in clean condition, the deposit will be refunded after the next Town Council meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month) following the rental date. Contact the Town Hall to make reservations at 260.897.2781.

The Ley Street Park offers nature trails that are open for public enjoyment during daylight hours.