Settlers' Park is a 20+ acre park located in Historic Downtown Plainfield, just south of the Village Hall. The park features the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater, a History Walk, a restored War Monument, a lake, open space, a picnic shelter, playground/tot lot, a StoryWalk, and walking trails.

Settlers' Park represents a meeting of the old and new in Plainfield. It was developed to provide the community with a connection to nature as well as a place to gather. It is many things to many people... a glimpse back in time; a place to explore, reflect, and relax; a tribute to the Village's beginnings; and a celebration of the community's past, present, and future.

Whether you find your way to the park to exercise, play, or unwind... Take time to enjoy Settlers' Park and what it has to offer.

Settlers Park is also home to the Village's annual summer concert series and movies in the park. Be sure to join us as a variety of bands and musicians showcase their talents throughout the summer. The Village and Plainfield Park District also cosponsor movies in the park. Movie lovers are sure to enjoy a variety of fun, family-friendly movies.


                            Concerts and movies in Settlers' Park have been cancelled for the 2020 season.

                                                                 Thank you for your understanding.

                             For a list of community events, visit the Community Calendar.

Settlers' Park is now home to the Plainfield Public Library District's StoryWalk! As you stroll through the park, you can enjoy a children's story for the season. For more information, visit the StoryWalk's Facebook Page.

Enjoy and celebrate the beauty of Settlers' Park throughout the year!

The public is encouraged to enjoy, relax, and recreate in the park. To insure that the entire community is able to enjoy the park to its fullest extent, the Village has adopted Settlers' Park policies and procedures. Click here for more information or to view the Settlers' Park Brochure

Picnic Shelter

The Settlers' Park Picnic Shelter is in the southernmost section of the park.  The shelter includes four 6 foot picnic tables. Bike racks, benches, and trash receptacles are also installed near the shelter.  The shelter is available on a first come, first serve basis; reservations are not accepted.


The Amphitheater is an outdoor band shell with terraced seating that accommodates approximately 132 people.  This facility is available by reservation and permit only, April 1-November 1.  For additional information or to apply for a reservation, please read the Amphitheater Policy and complete the Application Form. Applications should be returned to the Village's Management Services Department at 24401 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544.  Phone:  (815) 436-7093.  Fax:  (815) 436-1950.

Please note, due to COVID-19, the Village is not booking any events in Settlers' Park at this time. Thank you for your understanding.