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Fishing

“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”

–Herbert Hoover
The Peoria Park District offers multiple locations for fishing… and simplicity.  Bring a pole, we’ll supply the fish.

Camp Wokanda


Phone: 309.579.2157
620 East Boy Scout Road
Chillicothe, IL

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.

Camp Wokanda Layout


Cassidy Park


25 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
1621 West Meadowview Drive
Dunlap, IL

Named for longstanding Peoria Park District board member and President Tim Cassidy, there’s something for everyone at Cassidy Park… basketball, tennis, fishing, and more!  Cassidy Park has a 0.9 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.

Cassidy Park Layout


Charter Oak Park


120 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
5802 North Orange Prairie Road
Peoria, IL

With fishing, fun, and tennis/pickleball courts, Charter Oak Park has something for everyone.  Charter Oak Park has 0.6 miles of paved, but not so level hiking trails.

Click here to learn more about the Charter Oak Park Pickleball/Tennis schedules and court rules.

Charter Oak Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Pickleball
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Detweiller Marina


Phone: 309.673.6523
2 Caroline St
Peoria, IL

Effective January 1, 2019, the marina located at the Detweiller Playground at the foot of Caroline Street in Peoria will be closed.  The property surrounding the marina, including the Rock Island/Pimiteoui Trail and North Park, will continue to be open to the public for its primary purpose of access to the river for recreation and enjoyment as specified in Tommy Detweiller’s 1947 will and the Articles of Incorporation for the Detweiller Playground Trust that manages this property.

Detweiller Marina Layout


Donovan Park


Phone: 309.682.6684
5805 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL

Donovan Park is a nature lover’s dream located in the heart of busy Peoria. Adjacent to the Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway, the park is filled with open green space that welcomes walkers, runners and cross-country skiers (as weather allows, of course!).

Northmoor Observatory* is also located on the grounds.

Donovan Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Sommer Park North


Phone: 309.682.6684
6600 North Basket Oak Drive
Edwards, IL

Not to be confused with its neighbor to the south, Sommer Park North is a neighborhood park filled with activity. Sommer Park North has 1.25 miles
of paved, but not so level hiking opportunities and sports amenities!

Sommer Park North Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Skateboard Areas
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Trails / Hiking