City of Kankakee

Founded in 1854, Kankakee is home to the 133 mile Kankakee River. The Kankakee River is the defining landmark and vital resource of the community. Not only is the River utilized by the water company and for generating electricity via the dam, it is also a source of recreational actives such as fishing, canoeing and boating. The Park District includes 28 parks totaling 600 acres for recreational fun such as hiking, camping, tennis, playgrounds and more. If you prefer the arts, you’ll enjoy the productions of the Kankakee Valley Theatre and Acting Out Theatre companies. The Kankakee Valley Symphony, the Community Arts Council, along with the historic Frank Lloyd Wright, Riverview Historic District and Governor Small Museum, will immerse you in Kankakee’s culture.

Lisa’s Pick: “The Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings, from early spring to late fall. Creative vendors often give tasty free samples. Listen to the variety of music with fellow neighbors or people from surrounding counties.

City Contact Information:
City of Kankakee
304 S Indiana Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0502
Mayor: Chasity Wells-Armstrong

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