EFFINGHAM, IL – With warmer weather on the horizon and a host of new retail, food, and entertainment options, the City of Effingham is encouraging visitors and locals to take advantage of the hospitality and the satisfying variety. Though there is convenient public parking available, the public is encouraged to take advantage of the downtown area’s walkability and enjoy the sights and sounds of the vibrant community. Whether shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, toasting to the weekend with friends, or taking in some live music, officials say the downtown district has something for everyone.
“I think we have more parking options than most people realize,” says Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker. “Having to walk a block or two to get to your destination is common in larger cities. And it gives you a chance to get a little exercise, get some fresh air, and become more in tune with the surroundings.”
The City has published a map of parking options in the downtown area. For more information, call the City Tourism Department at 217-342-5310 or visit the City of Effingham’s web site or Facebook page.
***Press Release courtesy of Effingham City Mayor’s Office***