Pleasant Ridge Park

Pleasant Ridge Park, Fairview Heights: Address, Phone Number, Pleasant Ridge Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Pleasant Ridge Park
4.5

4.5
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Rhonda M
14 contributions
Just a day at the park
Mar. 2018 • Family
This is a park with a beautiful view. Large pavillion that you can reserve. As the sunsets you are very likely to see deer throughout the park.
Written June 20, 2018
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dtw1969
Fairview Heights, IL116 contributions
Rolling hills
Oct. 2017 • Solo
Great park if you are wanting to get away from noise, etc. Great place to read a book or just sit and listen to music, starting at greenspace!
Written October 9, 2017
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Rachel P
Collinsville, IL724 contributions
Love this park
Jun. 2015 • Friends
Great park with nice trails. Plenty of woods, and open grassy areas to run. Bring the dogs and kids, everyone will have a great time!
Written February 17, 2016
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gpg1fairviewheights
O'Fallon, IL15 contributions
Great park
Jan. 2015 • Friends
Beautiful park with great sledding hills. A log cabin and trails to hike. Wide open space with ' quiet places.
Written September 1, 2015
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Michele_Whiting
Cahokia, IL143 contributions
great view limited amenities
Aug. 2014 • Family
Been there many times nice pavilions great landscape views Good place to picnic Panera Bread Chickfila and grocery stores nearby to grab a nice meal and just relax (been there, Done that ;) ) Can't recall if there is any playgrounds but I am sure there are... the park is more about the greenspace and in the fall the leaves chaning color is an excellent landscape
Written July 30, 2015
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Hi_2_you
Fairview Heights, IL33 contributions
Nice open park
Jun. 2015 • Family
Large park with hiking trails, big hills for sledding in the winter, and a playground for the kids. Was a beautiful location for a wedding I attended.
Written July 10, 2015
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DJJCBW
Belleville, IL44 contributions
Nice quiet park
May 2015 • Family
This is a great park with hiking trails and lots of open green space. The playground area is not very large, but is not ever very crowded. Try the hiking trail to give your kids an experience of walking through the woods - very enjoyable.
Written July 3, 2015
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Leslie T
Steeleville, IL75 contributions
Adventurous Hiking, and good snow sledding areas
Nov. 2013 • Solo
Good hiking, with adventurous obstacles, and geocache rich area.

Pleasant Ridge Park doesn't look like much at first glance. Near the historic 'Kinsella Cabin', there is a hiking trail that goes into the woods. I decided to go exploring it. (I am a school bus driver - Special Ed route, with a layover so I have plenty of time to explore this area).

The trail can be classified into two sections. A straight trail, and a Loop Trail. From the Cabin, you can walk down, and you cross some bridges. (Occasionally a path to the left will lead back to the main park), also dont get too confused by some of the side trails to the right, you can spot them as they steeply descend downward.

The Loop is a half mile, and from the Cabin to the Loop is aprox half mile as well. If you start at the cabin, and go through the loop, and want to get back to the park, there is also a side trail that goes back up (It splits in two, but basically goes the same place - back up), to the road and you can make a 'B-line' back to your car (about .3 miles).

Some of the bridges are old and look dangerous, like a simple plank that crosses a small runnoff ditch, that if nervous, you can side step accross. There is even one point that goes very steep, up with the aide of wooden box steps to help you go up, there is even a rope to help you climb up this one certain spot.

There are also many 'stairs' to go up and down, but overall it is very scenic, especially in the winter where you can look down into the ravine.

Near the end of the one trail is the start/end of the loop, by a little waterfall type landmark (It only runs after heavy rain). If you continue straight, it will take you to the other end of the loop, by starting off with a bridge. This is also an interesting trail as you cross wooden bridges, climb up steps made out of tree roots, and even pass through a 'V' formation tree.

Most of the bridges are in good shape, some are simpler without hand rails, and even just planks or old RailRoad ties. But nothing really dangerous (except for the rope aided area).

If you into geocaching, a high tech form of Treasure Hunting with GPS, google it for more info, this is also a great playground for that as well.

If there is a fresh snowfall, this park has many great hills for sledding as well, hills so big, the walk back up, may severely limit the number of times you sled down.

I would give it a 5, but some may feel uneasy about some of the primitive bridges in this trail. Because it takes balance and skill on some parts, I give it a 4, but Kids will love this unique trail experience.
Written November 18, 2013
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