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Yoga in the Park

June 1 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 9:00 am

Join us as we travel to 5 different parks throughout the Peoria Park District for a free one hour yoga class. All classes will accommodate any level of practice. Just bring a yoga mat or towel with you. This class is for participants 13 years and older. 1st Saturdays – 6/1, 7/6, 8/3 at Grandview Park 2nd Saturdays – 6/8, 7/13, 8/10 at Donovan Park in the greenspace by the SW corner of the parking lot 3rd Saturdays – 6/15,…

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Night Hikes

June 14 @ 9:30 pm - August 23 @ 10:30 pm

Join our naturalists for these unique night hike opportunties: June 14 //  9:30PM  //  Constellation Hike  //  Tawny Oaks Field Station June 15 //  9PM  //  Full Moon Stroll  //  Camp Wokanda July 12  //  9:30PM  //  Constellation Hike  //  Tawny Oaks Field Station July 18  //  9PM  //  Full Moon Stroll  //  Forest Park Nature Center August 16  //  9PM  //  Full Moon Stroll  //  Forest Park Nature Center August 23  // 9:30PM  //  Constellation Hike  //  Tawny Oaks…

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World’s Largest Swim Lesson

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Gwynn Family Aquatic Center  will join an international effort to set a world record and possibly save some lives in the process.  This international event involves 600 waterparks, aquatic facilities and other swimming pools in more than 20 countries around the world. The WLSL was created in 2010 by the World Waterpark Association to stress the importance of teaching children to swim and prevent drowning. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about ten people die from unintentional drowning every day…

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Yoga & Wine in the Garden


June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What could make a relaxing 45 minute yoga class even better? How about adding a beautiful garden setting and a glass of wine? Every third Thursday June-August, Luthy will be hosting a yoga and wine event. We guarantee you will walk away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

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CEFCU Thursday Night Jazz Series featuring Todd Kelly Quintet

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night of jazz with the Todd Kelly Quintet on the beautiful Peoria RiverFront.

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Concert: Boat Drunks

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June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Gates Open: 6:30pm Show begins: 7:30pm Having opened for Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys and Little Feat, the Boat Drunks will transport you from the Peoria RiverFront to a white sand beach with their tangy, tropical rock & roll! Covering songs from Buffett, The Beatles, The Eagles, REO Speedwagon and many more, while performing original music, the Boat Drunks’ show is a an tropical escape to island living! CLICK HERE for more information.

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Back to the Future – A Progressive Dinner through Glen Oak Park

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June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a Progressive Dinner through Glen Oak Park in celebration of 125th anniversary of the Peoria Park District with stops at LUTHY BOTANICAL GARDEN, AFRICA! AT PEORIA ZOO & PEORIA PLAYHOUSE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM.  The dinner will be followed by a Community Concert featuring The Record Company in Glen Oak Park, the oldest park in our District. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase in advance or at the event.  Raffle tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for…

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Concert in the Park featuring Grammy-nominated The Record Company

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June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Peoria Park District is celebrating its 125th anniversary in its oldest park, Glen Oak Park, by hosting The Record Company, presented by 99.9 WWCT, live in concert. By now, The Record Company’s story is a well-known one: a trio of musicians grit it out on their own for years in bars and clubs, join forces in LA, set up some microphones in a living room, and cut an album that turns their world upside down. Released in 2016, Give…

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CEFCU Thursday Night Jazz Series featuring Dave Hoffman and Friends

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night of jazz with Dave Hoffman and Friends on the beautiful Peoria RiverFront.

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The Peoria Park District

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.​