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2/16/18:  Due to icy trail conditions, Owl Prowl at Forest Park Nature Center has been postponed until next Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6pm.

2/16/18:  Phone service has been restored to all Peoria Park District facilities.  We apologize for any inconvenience the down time may have caused.  Thank you for your patience.

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It's a Girl! @ Born 1/7/18 - 2:38am - 5'10" long - 122 lbs. - Peoria Zoo | Peoria | Illinois | United States
It's a Girl! @ Born 1/7/18 - 2:38am - 5'10" long - 122 lbs. - Peoria Zoo | Peoria | Illinois | United States
It’s a Girl! Born 1/7/18 - 2:38am - 5'10" long - 122 lbs. - Peoria Zoo
Jan 7 – Mar 31 all-day
12:00 am
Mama Vivian and Baby Girl are doing great.  Stay tuned for information about the baby naming and more!
Animal Encounters: Reptiles @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Animal Encounters: Reptiles @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Animal Encounters: Reptiles Forest Park Nature Center
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
1:30 pm
Discover a few animals who definitely don’t fit into the cute, cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures.
Maker Day Camp @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum | Peoria | Illinois | United States
Maker Day Camp @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum | Peoria | Illinois | United States
Maker Day Camp Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am
School may be closed for President’s Day, but the PlayHouse is OPEN! Come spend the day with us at this new one-day camp, especially for kids who love make cool things! Your kids will use[...]
Owl Prowl @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Owl Prowl @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Owl Prowl Forest Park Nature Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Hike into the realm of nocturnal critters. Learn the natural history of our native owls. We will practice our owl calls and everyone will have a chance to “give a hoot”. Age: All Fee: $1/person[...]
Preschool Party: Super Scientists @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Preschool Party: Super Scientists @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Preschool Party: Super Scientists Forest Park Nature Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Bring your little ones to the Nature Center for a “party” filled with fun and learning designed just for them. Each session features nature-themed activities, stories, and, if the weather permits, a walk outside.
Leafless Tree ID Hike @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Leafless Tree ID Hike @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Leafless Tree ID Hike Forest Park Nature Center
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
1:30 pm
Winter tree identification should not ‘leaf’ you ‘stumped!’ Learn how to easily identify native trees in the winter. Winter tree finders and several field guides will be available in the Trailhead Nature Store, if desired.[...]
Birding Tour of the Illinois River @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Birding Tour of the Illinois River @ Forest Park Nature Center | Peoria Heights | Illinois | United States
Birding Tour of the Illinois River Forest Park Nature Center
Mar 3 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am
Join us as we hit the birding hotspots along the Illinois River in search of waterfowl. Transportation in a Peoria Park District van, snacks, and lunch at a Havana restaurant are included. The areas we[...]
Camp Open House @ Noble Center in Lakeview Park | Peoria | Illinois | United States
Camp Open House @ Noble Center in Lakeview Park | Peoria | Illinois | United States
Camp Open House Noble Center in Lakeview Park
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
4:00 pm
Find out all the details about each of our spring and summer day camps in one place.  You’ll have the opportunity to visit with camp coordinators and get all your questions answered as you find[...]
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We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District. We will be responsible stewards of all District resources. We will focus on services that make the greatest impact. We will create a culture that values and supports each other, those we serve and our community.​