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Yoga in the Park

May 21 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 9:00 am

Join us every Saturday morning, late May - September, to enjoy a morning session of Yoga taught by RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center instructors! This FREE summer activity will have you exploring the sounds and sights of our Peoria Park District!

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Parks on Tap, PPD on the Go! & Movies in the Park @ Franciscan Park

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Parks on Tap is back for a summer of music, food and of course – great beers on tap! Join us at Franciscan Park and have a drink while your kiddos play!  Don’t miss your chance to try the signature shandy brewed exclusively by Industry Brewing for Parks on Tap, Shade Tree Shandy, a strawberry lemonade shandy that screams summer! In addition to the TapHouse, this stop will include PPD on the Go! a mobile recreation experience for children ages…

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Peoria Irish Fest

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 28 @ 5:00 pm

Experience a bit of Ireland right here in Peoria with the Peoria Irish Fest! Friday, August 26-28, 2022 on Peoria's RiverFront Friday, 4:00PM – 11:30PM Note: First performances start at 4:30. Saturday, 12:00PM – 11:30PM Sunday, 9:30AM – 6:00 PM Scattering Note: Early open for 10:30am Mass; performances start at 12 Noon.   GENERAL ADMISSION Advance Ticket Sales: $9 Single Day / $25 Event Pass At the Gate: $13 Single Day / $30 Event Pass $5.00 Military Rate. Active or…

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Guided Hikes & Pioneer Days

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August 27, 2022 - February 22, 2023

Our naturalists will lead you on an fun-filled adventure through Forest Park Nature Center. Tree ID Hike: 8/27, 10-11am, FPNC I Spy Hike: 9/25, 1:30-2:30pm, FPNC Fall Warbler Identification & Photography: 10/1, 10-12, FPNC Fall Foliage Hike: 11/5, 10-12, FPNC Winter Solstice Hike: 12/21, 5-6pm, FPNC   Each month we will also have a Pioneer Day out at Sommer Farm. Step back in time to 1855 Peoria County & see how pioneer families lived their daily lives. View 1850 Koerner…

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Parks on Tap @ Sommer Park North

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parks on Tap is back for a summer of music, food and of course – great beers on tap! Join us at Sommer Park North and have a drink while your kiddos play!  Don’t miss your chance to try the signature shandy brewed exclusively by Industry Brewing for Parks on Tap, Shade Tree Shandy, a strawberry lemonade shandy that screams summer!   Click HERE to get the most up to date info

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The Power of Parks

September 8 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate The Power of Parks- a look into the impact Peoria Park District has on the community. Whether through ease of access to public green space, or the myriad of amenities it provides to our region, the District has the power to brighten our community. The drop-in style event will include interactive fun and entertainment that highlight our spaces and places as well as a short presentation at 5:30pm dedicated to showcasing The Power of Parks.…

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Membership Swap

September 16 - September 18

Our annual Membership Swap Weekend is BACK! Are you a member of Peoria Zoo, Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, or Wildlife Prairie Park? Enjoy a weekend of free general admission* to all four of these Peoria-area attractions when you present your membership card and photo ID during the weekend of September 16-18, 2022. *Charges may apply for additional experiences. If you're interested in signing up for a Zoo or PlayHouse membership, click here!

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Oktoberfest

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September 16 @ 5:00 pm - September 18 @ 5:00 pm

Peoria's KING OF ALL FESTS comes back to the Peoria RiverFront September 16-18, 2022. Come to Oktoberfest to try authentic German cuisine and drinks - listen to polka that will make you want to get out of your seat and up on your feet! This festival is fun for the whole family! Single Day Admission (Friday or Saturday): $8/person Single Day Admission (Sunday): $5/person Weekend Pass: $15/person Purchase Tickets here! Save the Date as more information will be posted as…

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Autumn Market in the Garden

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a creative community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and collectors coming together to bring the charm and excitement of the fall to Luthy Botanical Garden. Admission is a $2/person donation at the door. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Steve Hausler at [email protected] or (309) 681-3507 by August 20th. Rain date: September 24th.

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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.​