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It’s A Great Pumpkin: Annual Mum Show

October 8 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Bring the kids to enjoy a spectacular showing of fall color, and maybe even spot the Great Pumpkin!!! Packed with large and colorful mums, this event makes a great escape from the fall chill in the air and offers a peaceful respite before the holiday season. Offered daily from October 8-31 from 10am-5pm. Admission to the Garden, and the show, is free but donations are appreciated.

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Fall Public Hikes

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October 16 - November 19

Go take a hike! Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy a hike on one of our trails. Join us for one of our public hikes this fall! View the schedule and sign-up here! You can view our trails here.

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Talk About It Tuesday

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Peoria Park District Executive Director, Emily Cahill at the Luthy Botanical Garden to have an informal conversation about all things Peoria Park District.  Glen Oak Park transformation, our 2022 budget process, and anything else you’d like to ask…. it’s all fair game! For more information on our public input sessions, please visit peoriaparks.org/parkpossible To submit a question, please email [email protected]  Your question will be answered as part of the conversation and may be featured on our live Ten @10 on Facebook every Friday morning at…

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Lakeview Park After Dark Presented by PNC

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Experience Halloween like never before with the Peoria Park District! Lakeview Park After Dark brings back the vintage, all hallows eve experience of ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, and witches, while ensuring a “family friendly” adventure. The marked route will guide your car along the twists and turns through Lakeview Park with surprises of Halloween fun everywhere you look! Halloween themed beverages will be available for purchase (menu coming soon) as you enter the park. First 500 cars each night get a goodie…

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Lakeview Park After Dark Presented by PNC

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Experience Halloween like never before with the Peoria Park District! Lakeview Park After Dark brings back the vintage, all hallows eve experience of ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, and witches, while ensuring a “family friendly” adventure. The marked route will guide your car along the twists and turns through Lakeview Park with surprises of Halloween fun everywhere you look! Halloween themed beverages will be available for purchase (menu coming soon) as you enter the park. First 500 cars each night get a goodie…

Sports Auction & Card Show

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Card Show and Silent Auction to benefit Peoria Park District Youth Sports! $1 admission for those 13 and older; Free for 12 and under. Admission is paid at the door. For more information on attending, donating items or setting up a table please call (309) 681-0233

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Lifeguard Classes

November 15

Looking for a job? Join our team as a lifeguard! Need training? Don't worry, we're running a class in November and we're waiving the registration fee! Don't hesitate, sign up today! Class dates are: MON, NOVEMBER 15: 4pm TUES, NOVEMBER 16: 4pm WED, NOVEMBER 17: 4pm THURS, NOVEMBER 18: 4pm All classes are held at Central Park Pool at 415 W Richmond Ave, Peoria, IL To sign up or get more information, please contact Sue Wheeler, RiverPlex Supervisor at (309)…

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Santa’s Woodland Workshop

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December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2021 at 12:30 pm

For Elves of all ages! Join us in the Rustic OA Lodge for Santa's Woodland Workshop! All ages are welcome to pick out three quality, handcrafted projects to make, wrap, and take home.  Also enjoy cocoa, treats, and a visit with Santa. Cost: $10 per elf or $3 per non-participant; Registration required. Call the Camp Office at (309) 259-2157 or register online here! Session 1: Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Session 2: Sat., Dec. 4, 2–4:30 p.m. Session 3:…

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Santa’s Woodland Workshop

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December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2021 at 12:30 pm

For Elves of all ages! Join us in the Rustic OA Lodge for Santa's Woodland Workshop! All ages are welcome to pick out three quality, handcrafted projects to make, wrap, and take home.  Also enjoy cocoa, treats, and a visit with Santa. Cost: $10 per elf or $3 per non-participant; Registration required. Call the Camp Office at (309) 259-2157 or register online here! Session 1: Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Session 2: Sat., Dec. 4, 2–4:30 p.m. Session 3:…

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