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Sports and Recreation

The Princeton Park District maintains over 200 acres of parks. It is Princeton’s mission to provide leisure and recreations services to our communities and to provide safe, inviting and family-oriented activities for all residents.

Recreational Facilities

Bureau County Metro Center

The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center with full size gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool; racquetball courts; weight room; cardio-vascular room, and elevated track above the gym.

Alexander Park

Take a dip and cool off at Alexander Park Pool and then when you are ready have a picnic in the park and rocket down the slide and fly through the air on a swing.

Zearing Park

Zearing Park features 6 fields of various sizes and 3 baseball fields. There are shelters that can be rented, a 1.3 mile walking/recreation path, a 3-acre pond to fish and enjoy as well as a playground and restrooms.


Chapel Hills Golf Course

Chapel Hills is an 18-hole public golf course, known for its plantation style clubhouse. It is a perfect location to host weddings or other events. 

Wyaton Hills Golf Course

Wyaton Hills Golf Course is a leading golf course serving Bureau County since 1961. They offer golf courses, golf club repairs, driving ranges, and much more.

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