Block 59

116 N. Mill Street
Pontiac, IL 61764

Block 59 (the lawn and parking lot South of the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Pontiac) is home to many fun activities year-round! Block 59 houses the outdoor ice skating rink during the winter months, as well as many activities, programs, and events during the warmer months.

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This spring and summer, we have partnered with 20+ community organizations and businesses to create a series of activities to keep our community engaged in fun, safe, and creative ways. Examples of activities include youth crafts, bake sales, info stations, vendor fairs, Lunch on the Lawn events, and other community-wide gatherings.

If you are interested in hosting an event or program on Block 59, please reach out to our Director of Parks & Recreation at This event space is available to you free of charge. We are happy to help support your program through extra staffing, planning, marketing, infrastructure, etc. to help make it a success!