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“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

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


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

Donovan Park

Phone: 309.682.6684
5805 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL

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.

Donovan Park Layout

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

Timothy J. 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 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.

Cassidy Park Layout