The City of Rushville offers a wide variety of facilities and activities for your enjoyment. These facilities include community parks, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, walking trail, camping, fishing, ballfields, and a community building.

Scripps Park is the home of the Scripps family, who were the founders of the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Acme Newsphoto, United Features Syndicate, Science News Service, and the United Press (now UPI). The 2 cottages that are located adjacent to the community building were the old homesteads of the Scripps family. These cottages have been renovated by a group of volunteers and are rented out on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis.

Schuy-Rush Park is located two miles southeast of Rushville. The park is city-owned and non-tax supported with 120 acres of park grounds and a 225 acre lake. The camping facilities consist of 20-amp, 30-amp, 50-amp, tenting spaces, and 2 cabins. All spaces have water and there is a modern shower house.

Schuy-Rush offers a new boat dock with an ample parking lot. Fishing is done by pole and line and the lake has a large variety of fish.

Both parks offer shelter houses complete with water and electricity for whatever type of get together you wish to have. Scripps Park shelter houses are on a first come, first serve basis, and Schuy-Rush shelter houses are by reservation only by contacting the park office.

Scripps Park

  • 18-hole golf course
  • Virginia community Building
  • 2 cottages that can be rented
  • Aquatic Center/Swimming Pool with concession stand
  • Lighted tennis/basketball courts
  • Playground area
  • 2 pavilions with picnic tables, water, & electricity
  • 2 lighted ball diamonds
  • 3 mile walking path

Schuy-Rush Park

  • 225 acre lake
  • 20, 30, & 50-amp campsites with water available
  • Tent spaces
  • 2 cabins
  • Shower house
  • Numerous pavilions with picnic tables, water, & electricity
  • Fishing
  • Lighted ball diamond


Scripps Park Golf Course
120 Ellen Scripps Drive
Rushville, IL 62681
Ph: (217) 322-4444
Fx: (217) 322-2076

Scripps Park Swimming Pool
110 Ellen Scripps Drive
Rushville, IL 62681
Ph: (217) 322-4835
Fx: (217) 322-2076

Scripps Park Virginia Community Building
100 Ellen Scripps Drive
Rushville, IL 62681
Ph: (217) 322-3028
Fx: (217) 322-2076

Don Toumbs
Schuy-Rush Park Caretaker
8000 Schuy-Rush Park Road
Rushville, IL 62681
Ph:(217) 322-6628
Fx:(217) 322-2076

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