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Southern District Trustee Vacancy

April 25 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Peoria Park District is now accepting applications for those interested in serving for the remainder of the term for the current Southern District Trustee vacancy.  Applicants must reside within the Southern District.  To view the Peoria Park District Voting Districts/Representation Map, CLICK HERE. Applications must be submitted to the Board Secretary, 1125 W. Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614, by no later than Noon on May 31, 2019 for consideration.

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Registration Deadline is May 29 for Coach Pitch Baseball and Tee-Ball

May 23 @ 2:30 pm - May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Our Coach Pitch baseball league is fun, non-competitive, and stresses fundamentals for boys and girls. Seven year olds may choose between Coach Pitch A and AA based on the child's ability. Players who feel comfortable playing catch and consistently hit a pitched ball should sign up for AA. Weekday practices and games will last for one hour and will vary start time between 9:00am and Noon. Parent and player MUST ATTEND Parent-Athlete-Coach Meeting at Lakeview Recreation Center, 1013 W. Lake…


Memorial Day Celebration

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come to the RiverFront to join Peoria in honoring its veterans. This Memorial Day remembrance service will be held in Marshall Plaza (under the Gateway Building) and will pay tribute to all of the men and women who have fought for America’s freedom.

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The Streets Belong to Me!

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take an oath to stay away from negative influences for the summer and promise to stay safe and engage in Park District activities and like summer camp. Bring swimsuits for the pool and refreshments will be served.

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Spring Fling

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May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 1 @ 11:30 pm

Two day rock festival located on the Peoria RiverFront, presented by Inked Entertainment and 105.7 the X Rocks

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Yoga in the Park

June 1 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 10:00 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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Concert: The Way Down Wanderers

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June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join the party on June 7th at CEFCU Center Stage. We're welcoming some of Peoria's greatest talent to the stage, Harvest Sons and The Blank Stairs.  This will be an all ages show. The Way Down Wanderers: The Way Down Wanderers intricate, hypnotic rhythms call to mind 'Bittersweet Symphony' more than bluegrass traditional." - Rolling Stone Country "Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the spirited bluegrass-based…


Plant a Flower to Remember

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This annual fundraiser provides friends and families of victims of tragedy the opportunity to come together and plant flowers in honor of their loved ones.  Annual plants are available for $10 each and all proceeds go towards the maintenance of the garden.  Garden tools and markers will be available.  Special Guest  live music will be performed by violinist Mrs. Jodi Smith- Brown.  Refreshments will be served.  Please call 309-431-9942 to RSVP. The Jon Buckley Memorial Garden was established in honor…

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Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival

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June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lineup: 3PM - Gates Open 3-4PM Learn to play by ear with Dr. Todd Kelly 4-5PM Pekin High School Combo Directed by Karli McCann 5:30-6:30pPM Stuart Mack Qt. 7:00-8:00PM Brianna Thomas Qt. 8:30-10:00PM Tom "Bones" Malone with the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra Directed by Dr. Todd Kelly Tom “Bones” Malone of Blue Brothers band fame and of the Saturday Night Live and CBS Orchestra of Los Angeles is in high demand as a performer and clinician. Although a trombone specialist…

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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.​