Kiwanis Memorial Park
Taken from a History of Paris, Illinois & Edgar County Parks
The Paris Kiwanis Memorial Park is approximately five acres, located just north of Twin Lakes Park on Route 1. The park has swings and playground equipment.
A Lest We Forget War Memorial is erected on the park grounds in the center with the inscription: Lest We Forget War Memorial World War I & II In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives From Edgar County World War I & II and a list of the names of those who died.
On either side of the War Memorial, two guns are situated, Mechanism, Recoil, 3 inch, M9A1, Rock Island Arsenal 1944.
The land comprising this park was owned by the City of Paris, prior to the im¬provements, continues to be the property of the City of Paris under control of the Paris Park Board, and it joins other land around the Twin Lakes. The Paris Park Board maintains this park and it is part of the Paris Park System. This park was previously part of Reservoir Park.
Formal dedication of the park occurred November 8, 1948.
The Mayor and City Council were present to watch the unveiling of the monument to the war dead of Edgar County.