Village of New Baden
1 E Hanover St
New Baden, IL 62265
New Baden, a Village of 3,349 residents, is located 11 miles east of Scott AFB on Route 161. With Interstate 64 at its doorstep, it's about 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. New Baden is a two-county community. The majority of residents reside in
Clinton County, where as a smaller portion reside in St. Clair County.
Recreational and activity centers include the O. W. Billhartz Civic Center, which houses the New Baden Public Library, a gymnasium and a cafeteria/community room. The Civic Center is used by Village Organizations to hold meetings and social and fund-raising activities.
The 41-acre New Baden Community Park has a swimming pool, tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer field, hockey rink, skate-park, limestone walking path, play-ground equipment, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and picnic facilities. The Park Pavilions can be reserved through-out the spring and summer for a small fee. The Legion Memorial Swimming Pool is open daily from Memorial Day to mid-August. Swimming Lessons, Water Aerobics, Pool Parties and seasonal passes are available. Contact Village Hall for more details.
New Baden is served by four fine churches: St. George Catholic Church, New Baden United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of New Baden and the Zion United Church of Christ. Students from New Baden enroll in Wesclin Community Unit School District #3. New Baden Elementary School is for pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and St. George Elementary School is for grades fifth and sixth. The Wesclin Junior-Senior High School, located between New Baden and Trenton on State Route 160, serves the communities of New Baden, Trenton and New Memphis. There is also a parochial school in the area, Mater Dei Catholic High School. This school is located in Breese. For families residing in the St. Clair County portion of New Baden, students will enroll in Mascoutah Community Unit School District #19.
Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, Village Park - typically two
Saturday's before Easter, 11 a.m. for children from newborn to 2nd Grade.
Village Wide Yard sale - April, last Saturday. Sponsored by the Village of New Baden and the New Baden Chamber of Commerce.
Spring Clean-up Day - May, 1st Saturday. Sponsored by the Village of New Baden and the New Baden Chamber of Commerce.
Lions Club Sponsored "Flat as a Pancake" Bike Ride - May or June, TBD
Elmer Ross Memorial Wooden Bat Tournament (June, American Legion Baseball Diamond)
June Jamboree - June, 3rd weekend; Parade on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the New Baden Chamber of Commerce.
St. George Parish Annual Church Picnic- August, 2nd Saturday
New Baden Police Dept. D.A.R.E. Benefit Motorcycle Ride - September, Sunday AFTER Labor Day
Hunter Safety Course, Friday & Saturday Following the DARE Ride. Sponsored by New Baden Chamber of Commerce. Contact Clinton County Sheriff's Dept for more info, 594-4555
Clinton County Amazing Race - October, 1st Sunday. Sponsored by the New Baden Lions Club.
Chili/Soup Cook-Off - October, Saturday BEFORE Halloween. Sponsored by the New Baden Chamber of Commerce.
Halloween Trick or Treat, October 31st, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Clinton County Veteran's Day Parade, November 11th, 2:30 p.m. This annual parade rotates among the communities of Clinton County. Contact the New Baden American Legion for more details, 588-4182.