The City provides Park availability and recreation opportunities through a combination of City staff, non-profit organizations and volunteers within the community. These three entities form the Parks Department and are indicative of the partnership described above.


The City owns three parks in the City, the largest of which is the cultured centerpiece Scheve Park.  Budgeting under parks division has predominantly been maintenance and grounds keeping.  Modest investments are made periodically to enhance the facilities.  The City’s street and maintenance staff, supported by seasonal workers, are responsible for maintaining the park grounds.

Leu Civic Center - City allocates funds annually to assist the building, utilities and operations for the Leu Civic Center. The Leu Civic Center is primarily youth oriented recreational operations with its own Board and funding from United Way.

Swimming Pool - The City owns and operates a pool complex located in Scheve Park. The pool which was expanded to have a “zero entry” pool facility has experienced great popularity over the past decade. It is a four month seasonal activity.  Maintenance and operation costs are funded by entry fees and supplemented by the City’s General Corporate Fund.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Marvin McLemore Street Division Foreman (618) 779-5458
Steve Powers Park Maintenance (618) 779-1451