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Bradley Park


140 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
1317 North Park Road
Peoria, IL

This large park, located adjacent to Bradley University, was established in the late 19th century. Filled with amenities that will appeal to dog lovers and sports fans alike, the park traverses a high bluff woodland that grades down into the floodplain of Dry Run Creek. Along with numerous picnic sites, the park also features a beautiful Japanese bridge.  The roads through Bradley Park provide paved, but not so level hiking opportunities.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Bradley Park Layout


Grand View Drive & Park


180 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
3210 Grandview Drive
Peoria, IL

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Grand View Drive is a 2.52 mile meandering pleasure driveway constructed in 1903. The “world’s most beautiful drive,” as President Theodore Roosevelt referred to it in a visit to Peoria in 1910, offers visitors numerous panoramic scenic views of the Illinois River Valley and the chance to view many historic and remarkable homes lining it. The linear park is especially beautiful in autumn, with the ever-changing colors of fall leaves.  Grand View Drive has 1.75 miles of paved sidewalk for hiking.

Grand View Drive Layout


Gwynn Family Aquatic Center


Phone: 309.676.2891
809 West John H Gwynn Junior Avenue
Peoria, IL

***Gwynn Family Aquatic Center will not be opening summer 2021****  Please view Proctor Recreation Center Pool or RiverPlex AquaPlex for open swim times. 


John H. Gwynn Jr. Park


17 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
809 W John H Gwynn Jr Ave
Peoria, IL

Located next to Carver Recreation Center in downtown Peoria, Gwynn Park is filled with fun for all seasons.

John H. Gwynn Jr. Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Swimming
  • Trails / Hiking