Welcome to Seneca

visitorsThe Village of Seneca is home to 2,353 residents.  The village is rich in history and has many recreational options for its residents and visitors.  The community sits on the edge of the scenic Illinois River, which provides for many activities, such as boating, fishing, eagle watching, kayaking and viewing spectacular sunsets.

We have several marinas and a free public boat launch with access to the river, shelters for picnics and a safe, clean dock. 

The I&M Canal State Trail is a 61.5 mile state trail, which provides adventures for nature lovers, historians, photographers, hikers, bicyclists, joggers and snowmobilers.  

Seneca has several parks available to its residents and visitors:

  • Crotty Park has a handicapped accessible playground, baseball field, basketball court, and a shelter that can be reserved for family parties, reunions and community events.
  • Graves Park is our newest sports park, with a baseball field, softball field, soccer field, playground equipment, a half mile walking path, and a concession stand.
  • The Seneca Bark Park, our brand new dog park, located at the LST Memorial Boat Launch, features a fenced in area with a view of the Illinois River.  Dogs must be kept on leashes outside of the fenced in area.
We also have numerous historical attractions such as the Hogan Grain Elevator on the I&M Canal, Seneca Area History Museum, LST Memorial in Crotty Park, and the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Seneca Library.


Burning is allowed on Saturdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (April 15 through November 15) and 9:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m. (November 15 through April 15).  Burning is limited to leaves, twigs or grasses which are dry.  No burning may take place on any street or alley within the village limits.





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