If you are looking for a great facility for your group’s next camping outing, look no further! Acquired from W.D. Boyce Council of the Scouts BSA of America, Camp Wokanda encompasses over 300 acres of woodland area with a lake for fishing and various camping amenities. Whether you like to rough it or camp with a little more comfort, Camp Wokanda will fit the bill! Within the Camp there is a dining hall, sleeping cabins, program buildings, and more. The Camp also offers programming such as naturalist tours and environmental educations for interested groups.
Wokanda is a great location for a family reunion, wedding or simply a weekend unplugged.
Forest Park Nature Center
Peoria Heights, IL
Do you enjoy bird watching or hiking? Forest Park Nature Center is for you! Forest Park Nature Center offers seven miles of trails for hiking and nature enjoyment and is home to a gift shop that carries bird feeding and hiking necessities. Interested in learning more about nature and all that it entails? Forest Park Nature Center has classes for adults and children alike, covering topics from bats to bugs and everything in between. Guided hiking tours are also available.
Franciscan Recreation Complex
West Peoria, Peoria
The Peoria Park District has your one-stop shop in West Peoria for recreation, fitness, and fun!
Located in West Peoria, Franciscan Recreation Center features a full size gym that can be rented for limited special events, leagues, and practices/games. This location offers great select programming, including pickleball and volleyball open gyms and more! Starting in December or early 2023, FRC will be the new home for the Peoria Regional Learning Center.
Franciscan Recreation Complex has a 0.5 mile loop trail that is paved and fairly level.
Franciscan Recreation Complex Layout
For program and event inquiries, please contact [email protected] or (309) 681-2677
Golf Learning Center
Both experienced golfers and beginners alike can agree that the Golf Learning Center is a very useful, unique aspect of the Peoria Park District’s golf portfolio. The Golf Learning Center offers lessons for all age ranges and skill sets, as well as indoor putting and hitting stations, an all-season driving range, and par 3 pitch-and-putt course. Be sure to also check out the pro shop for your golf equipment and accessory needs!
- Birthday Parties
- Public Restrooms
Gwynn Family Aquatic Center
Looking to splish and splash this summer?! Gwynn is the place for outdoor swimming fun! The facility offers a zero depth pool, a water slide, a diving well, and a wet sand play area.
Effective Thursday, June 16th, Gwynn Family Aquatic Center will be open from Monday-Friday on the following set schedule:
- 12-3pm for children 0-12, with a parent/guardian 18 and over. Children must be supervised and accompanied by their parent the whole visit. Adults are invited to swim during this timeframe too. Summer camps who use the aquatic center are encouraged to come during this timeframe.
- 3:30-5pm for children and adults 12+
If you have any questions, please call (309) 682-1200. The facility will close for the season on August 2, 2022.
Lakeview Recreation Center
Check out our renovated spaces for your event including two gymnasiums with four basketball courts, four pickleball courts, and two volleyball courts. We also have a new dance studio and four brand new classrooms. Scheduled programs, open gyms, birthday parties, community classes, summer day camp and additional fun events call LRC home! Use one room or the entire facility to create the event of your dreams.
Logan Recreation Center
If you are looking for a great space for you or your family to spend some time on the South Side of Peoria, head over to the Logan Recreation Center! The inside of the Rec Center is filled with great space including a lounge with computer access available and a multi-purpose recreation room. Logan Recreation Center also has after-school programs that offer homework help and many fun sporting and recreational activities! Logan Recreation Center is located in Logan Park and has a slew of outdoor activity areas including three outdoor lighted basketball courts, a soccer field, a kickball area, picnic areas, a water playground/splash pad, and more!
Luthy Botanical Garden
Whether you love to garden or just appreciate the beauty of various flora from around the globe, Luthy Botanical Garden is the spot for you. Spread across over 5 acres in Glen Oak Park, Luthy is home to a tropical conservatory, a theme garden, and seasonal shows, including the Poinsettia Show throughout November and December. The sprawling garden is also a beautiful background for weddings, showers, or your next corporate event! Photographers are always welcome at the Gardens – for fees and other information contact [email protected].
The Bonnie W. Noble Center for Park District Administration houses the recreation and administration departments and is the main point of registration for Peoria Park District activities. The building contains some recreation programs and can host special events in its auditorium as well as multiple classrooms. The Noble Center is home to drop in fitness classes, and some select Peoria PlayHouse programming!
2023 Noble Center Hours:
Monday- Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Birthday Parties
- Day Camps
- Picnic Tables
- Public Restrooms
Even when the weather outside isn’t frightful, the Peoria Park District offers indoor ice skating for people of all ages at Owens Recreation Center! Owens Center features two full-size NHL rinks which are used for private rentals, classes, and public open skate times. Public skate passes and skate rental are available!
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- Field Trips
- Ice Skating
- Public Restrooms
- Special Events