Phillips Park (Aurora)
Phillips Park is located at 1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora, IL. Phillips Park features a stunning sunken garden with a large 3 tier fountain in the center, a gorgeous forest, a playground, a 2 story man made waterfall, a playground, Mastodon Lake, Mastodon Island, various foot bridges, zoo with 100 animals representing 41 species, a skate park and a golf course. With such a variety of backgrounds to choose from Phillips Park is a very popular place for professional photography!
Phillips Park does NOT require permits for professional photography.
Mastodon Lake and Phillips Park Zoo - for photos at Mastodon Lake and the zoo, parking is best on H A Wyeth Sr Dr. which runs along the western edge of the park. There is a lot on the southwest end of Wyeth near Ray Moses. There is also a strip of street parking with a handful of spots along the northwest end of Wyeth near Smith Blvd. There is also a lot with a fair amount of spots along Ray Moses Dr. just to the west of the intersection at Smith Blvd.
Waterfall - Parking for the waterfall is best in the small strip of parking along the northern end of Wyeth near Smith.
Sunken Garden , Forest and playground - Parking is best at the south end of the park along Ray Moses Drive about 1000 feet east of the Wyeth intersection.
Below are examples of some photos Dabo's Fotos has taken at Phillips Park: