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Swings and slides and jungle gyms… these are some of our favorite things.   We hope they’re some of yours, too.   See below for a list of playgrounds ready and waiting to get your kids’ wiggles out on a sunny day.

Peoria Zoo


Phone: 309.686.3365
2320 North Prospect Road
Peoria, IL

Lions and tigers and giraffes, oh my!  The Peoria Park District is proud to have the Peoria Zoo as one of the great facilities available to people of all ages who live, work, and play in Peoria.  The Zoo is home to unique animals from all over the world and is open to the public 360 days a year.  Even during the winter, animal lovers can visit the Zoo to see Amur tigers and Sichuan takins frolicking in the snow!  The Zoo also offers many neat behind-the-scene tours and is a great place to host birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events.

AMENITIES


Proctor Recreation Center


Phone: 309.673.9183
309 South DuSable Street
Peoria, IL

The Proctor Recreation Center is a great place for the whole family to hang out all year round!  The Proctor Rec Center has something for everyone in your family featuring two gyms, an auditorium, lounge area, fitness room with weights, arts and crafts room, game room, outdoor water splash pad, and much more.  The Rec Center even offers after-school programs and fitness classes!  With all of its amenities, the Proctor Recreation Center also makes an excellent option for birthday parties.

Proctor Recreation Center Outdoor Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Birthday Parties
  • Classes
  • Day Camps
  • Field Trips
  • Holiday Events
  • Memberships
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals
  • Shelter
  • Special Events
  • Splash Pad / Spray Element
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Court(s)

RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center


Phone: 309.282.1700
600 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL

In partnership wth OSF, the Peoria Park District’s RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center is your one-stop shop for sports and fitness fun in Peoria!  Located right on the Peoria Riverfront, the RiverPlex boasts an indoor cycling studio, an indoor family aquatic center, rock climbing wall, 1/8 mile running track, a 15,900 square foot fitness floor, and more!  The RiverPlex also offers classes for all ages, preferences, and skill levels including water Zumba, Pilates, and personal training options.  With all its many amenities, the RiverPlex would be a great place your next class trip, youth group outing, or birthday party!


Schmoeger Park


42 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
3400 North Western Avenue
Peoria, IL

Located next to Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School, Schmoeger Park is a great place to kick a soccer ball or just enjoy the outdoors!

Schmoeger Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)

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

Stadium Park


7.5 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
500 East Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL

Stadium Park is a cooperative partnership between Peoria School District #150 and the Peoria Park District. Located off Lake Avenue, Stadium Park makes use of School District land directly adjacent to the Peoria Stadium complex.  Stadium Park has a .45 mile loop for hiking that is paved and fairly level.

Stadium Park Layout

AMENITIES

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

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


Trewyn Park


21 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
2219 South Idaho Street
Peoria, IL

Trewyn Park is a tradition on the south side. The Pavilion is available for rent and the park is home to several great outdoor opportunities.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Trewyn Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Rentals
  • Sled Hill
  • Trewyn Pavilion