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Guided Hikes


December 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Join us for guided hikes with our knowledgeable naturalist staff! Many of these hikes take place on accessible trails for strollers and wheelchairs; please call for specific information regarding these and other accommodations. All hikes last roughly one hour unless noted otherwise. Some of these hikes require advance registration in-person at Forest Park Nature Center, by calling 309-686-3360, or by clicking here! Fees are $2 per person or FREE for FPNC members. All ages are welcome!


PPD Photo Contest

January 1 - March 1

Peoria Park District is proud to announce its 2022 Photo Contest! Are you a novice or an expert photographer? Do you have a favorite shot to share of your most recent trip to a PPD Park or Facility? Well, we want to see it! Learn more and submit your photo(s) before March 1, 2022!

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Murder Mystery Dinner at Peoria Zoo

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February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With the passing of prohibition and organized crime on the rise, The Juice Joint, is a swanky “underground” speakeasy known by the public (and law enforcement) as The Zambezi River Lodge at the Peoria Zoo. But after dark every Saturday night it’s a secretive, underground speakeasy run by Dina Diva. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Dina is throwing a party to remember at her exclusive nightspot… and you are invited! One of the names on the guest list is also on…

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Yoga, Wine and Chocolate

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February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gather your friends or your special someone and enjoy a night that you won’t even have to get dressed up for – Yoga, Wine and Chocolate! Start the night with a 45 minute yoga class taught by an instruction from the RiverPlex, surrounded by lush botanical plants. Then, finish it off with a glass of wine and fine chocolates. To register, click here!

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Camp Open House

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for our Peoria Park District Camp Open House on March 7th from 4:00-6:30pm at the Noble Center in Lakeview Park. 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. Those in attendance at the Camp Open House can register to win a $150 camp credit!  …

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Pickleball Clinic


March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free clinic with Mike Mitchell, USAPA Ambassador will be leading the beginner’s clinic for those wanting to learn about the game and afterwards a chance to play to use the skills the learned in the clinic. For more information call 309-681-0233. Register online, via phone at 309-681-0233 or at the clinic.

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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.​