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Black History Celebration

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate Black history with events that inspire all.  Join us in the auditorium for portrayals and discussions about Blacks in Media featuring News and Media Specialists.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

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February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a roaring good time at our 5th annual adults-only fundraising event featuring this year’s special 1920s speakeasy theme! Eight favorite local restaurants and breweries provide whiskey-based cocktails and local brews. Enjoy food by Two25, play games, win prizes, and bid against other attendees in a unique silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, including our Maker Space and monthly Maker workshops which foster innovation and problem solving skills in children ages 3 and up!

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Camp Open House

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 the perfect camp for your children. Peoria Park District Camps are a safe, fun, and active way for your children to spend their time out of school!  To view our 2020 Summer Camp Guide, CLICK HERE! Those in attendance at the Camp Open House can…

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2 for 1 Day at Peoria Zoo and Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate National "Learn About Butterflies" and "Save a Spider Day" Days at Peoria Zoo and Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum.  Purchase regular admission at one facility and get same day free admission into the other facility!  Peoria Zoo hours are 10AM-5PM* and Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum hours are 9AM-4PM. *Peoria Zoo begins transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30PM.


Grow Your Business Through Government Contracts: A Government Purchasing Diversity Event


March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for this FREE event discussing requirements for doing business with governmental agencies, such as Peoria Park District,  City of Peoria, County of Peoria, CityLink, Peoria Housing Authority and Illinois Central College.  Refreshments will be provided.  Walk-ins are welcome, however, pre-registration is requested to accommodate seating. Members of these agencies and other business resources will be available for an open networking session. These governmental agencies are seeking companies that are existing or potential Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority…

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Fire & Ice: Annual Ice Skating Exhibition

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn to Skate participants and Advanced Figure Skater's show off their skills in the annual ice show choreographed by Owens Centers Pro Staff.

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Enchanted PlayHouse

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March 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Try your hand at a fantasy scavenger hunt. Then build a castle, pose at our fairy tale photo booth, create a treasure map, join in on a magical storytelling time, and more.  Activities will include:  Make a treasure map  Fantasy quest scavenger hunt Enchanted dance party with bubbles, ribbon wands, and more Story time: Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) Fairy tale photo stations Create cardboard castles Free with Membership or museum admission.

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Youth Soccer Skills Camp


March 17 @ 5:30 pm - March 19 @ 8:15 pm

You'll definitely SCORE with this clinic!  Get ready for the season with this preseason soccer clinic put on by the Peoria Park District and Peoria FC United at Lakeview Rec Center. You will work on individual skills that include dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball handling. Players will participate in game-related activities with small-sided games. Soccer Shin guards are required.


Pickleball Outdoor Court Development

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to learn more about plans to add dedicated pickleball courts in the Peoria Park District.  Share your feedback on our plans and participate in a group discussion on ways to grow the game locally.

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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.​