Sterling Park District

The Park District was established in 1923 with park sites and recreational facilities encompassing nearly 525 acres. Principal facilities include the J.W. Frasor Center (Administrative and Maintenance), Duis Recreation Center, Westwood Fitness and Sports Center, Westwood Tennis Center, Dillon Home Museum, Oppold Marina and Emerald Hill Golf Course. Additional information about the park district can be found at


The Sterling Stingray’s, is a year-round competitive swim team located in Sterling, Illinois.  Administered by the Sterling Park District, the team currently is about 60 swimmers strong.   The Stingrays have access to an indoor facility in Sterling which is comprised of a 6 lane 25 yard pool and separate diving well with a 1-meter diving board.  During the summer, our “Elite” training group travels to Clinton, Iowa where the team has access to an outdoor 8 lane 50 meter pool for long course training.  Further information on the team and our indoor facility can be found by visiting our website at and