“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”
The Peoria Park District offers multiple locations for fishing… and simplicity. Bring a pole, we’ll supply the fish.
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.
- Basketball Court(s)
- Pets Welcome
- Picnic Table(s)
- Soccer Field(s)
- Tennis Court(s)
- Trails / Hiking
Amidst the gently rolling topography of bustling Peoria is Donovan Park, a nature lover’s dream. Adjacent to the Rock Island Greenway, the park is filled with open green space and a collection of trees that tell of the property’s deep-rooted history as a savanna habitat turned farm turned golf course and back again. Trails that meander through restored prairies, young and old trees, and open no-mow areas welcome walkers, runners, and cross-country skiers (as weather permits). Donovan offers an observatory open to the public, a sculpture garden, fishing in three ponds, several picnic tables, and Cyd’s in the Park – a locally owned gourmet restaurant. Donovan is an urban gem of the Peoria Park District and an accredited Level 1 Arboretum.
Northmoor Observatory* is also located on the grounds.
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!
Named for longstanding Peoria Park District board member and President Tim Cassidy, there’s something for everyone at Timothy J. Cassidy Park… basketball, tennis, fishing, and more! Timothy J. Cassidy Park has a 0.9 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.