Memorial Hospital is located in Chester, IL, a 1.5 hour drive from St. Louis, MO. Memorial has Single physician coverage and is a JCAHO approved Critical Access Hospital.
The City of Chester has two very nice community parks. Cole Memorial Park is on Opdyke Street or Route 3 South. The large park is home to the Chester Municipal Swimming Pool along with a softball diamond, numerous shelter houses, trails and tennis courts. The Cohen Recreational Complex, which is a large complex that contains two baseball diamonds and three softball fields, walking/exercise path, parking and picnic areas (still being completed in 2010) is located on Route 3 just a little North of Chester just off Bode’s Lane. The soccer fields are next to the complex and this area is known as “soccer hill”. Additional walking/exercise path, lighting, tennis courts will be constructed as Chester received another OSLAD grant.
Next to the Chester High School is the “mini-park”. This mini-park consists of three lighted outdoor basketball courts. Nearby is the Chester High School community track.
Chester Skateland is the happening place for children of all ages. Skateland is a roller rink but also offers free walking time every morning and various other activities.
Chester Country Club is a beautiful semi-private nine-hole golf course. For more information call 618-826-3168.
The Breezy Hill Flying Model Airplane Complex located across the highway from the Cohen Recreation Complex on Route 3 North.
Enjoy listening to the Chester Municipal Band during the summer months. The Muny Band plays at several locations in Chester. Click here for a full schedule of dates, locations and time. This will be the 70th season.
The Chester Riverfront offers a boat ramp for those who enjoy a scenic boat ride on the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy the newly constructed Smith’s Landing.
Chester also has numerous historical sites in the area which are within driving distance or enjoy reading a book at our Chester Public Library.
Not far from Chester is the Randolph County State Recreation Area – Fishing, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting and camping are just a few of the choices, keeping even the most outdoorsman content on 1,101 acres. Located five miles north east of Chester in Randolph County, it lies in the rolling hill country of Southern Illinois. Offering a cool retreat from hot summer days, well shaded picnic areas, hiking trails and scenic forest stands await park visitors.