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Shelters

Picnic shelters provide protection from the sun… or the rain.  They give groups a designated place to meet.  They help families celebrate reunions, birthday parties, or just plain fun.  The Peoria Park District has shelters all over our community, many of which are available for reservation… click on the “rentals” link to reserve a shelter today!

Becker Park


14 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
3401 West Woodhill Lane
Peoria, IL

Whether you want to shoot hoops, skateboard or inline skate, or just enjoy the great outdoors, Becker Park is for you!  Becker Park has a 0.6 mile trail which is paved and fairly level.

John Martin Becker Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Inline Skating Area
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Skateboard Areas
  • Trails / Hiking

Bicycle Safety Town


Phone: 309.682.6684
6518 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL

Many kids dream about the day they can get behind the wheel and out on the road.  Until that time comes, did you know that Peoria Park District offers a place for them to “drive” around on their bicycles?  Bicycle Safety Town offers a unique experience for bikers of all ages and skill levels to learn and play on nearly 4,000 feet of one-way streets, curves, traffic signals, overpasses, and more!  Bring your helmets on and enjoy the ride.

Bicycle Safety Town Layout


Bielfeldt Park


21 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
5319 North Galena Road
Peoria Heights, IL

Located just south of Detweiller, Bielfeldt is a great spot for a family picnic or a lunchtime walk.  Bielfeldt Park has a 0.25 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.

Bielfeldt Park Layout

AMENITIES

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

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

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Corn Stock Theatre
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Dog Parks
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Office
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Rentals
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Shelter(s)
  • Sled Hill
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

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 Park


760 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
8327 North Galena Road
Peoria, IL

Detweiller is a popular multi-use destination for Peoria area residents who enjoy running/walking, soccer, volleyball, hiking, birding, and many other outdoor activities. Detweiller Drive, which runs through much of the park, features one of the finest, most diverse collections of oaks around. The early spring show of blooming redbuds, as well as the colorful fall foliage should not be missed!

Nature lovers will love exploring one or more of the park’s 5+ miles of hiking trails traversing the Illinois River bluffs.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Detweiller Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Rentals
  • Shelter(s)
  • Sled Hill
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

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

Endres Park


10 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
5100 North Willard Road
Peoria Heights, IL

With a lot of fun packed in a small package, Endres is a neighborhood park with a ton of fun!

Endres Park Layout

AMENITIES

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

Franciscan Recreation Complex


Phone: 309.677.6705
908 North Sterling Avenue
West Peoria, Peoria

The Peoria Park District has your one-stop shop in West Peoria for recreation, fitness, and fun!  The Franciscan Recreation Complex not only has a full size gymnasium, meeting room with kitchenette, a dance studio, and plenty of outdoor sporting amenities, but also offers tons of great programs ranging from dance to yoga to pickleball open gyms.  The gymnasium also makes a great place for birthday parties!  Franciscan Recreation Complex has a 0.5 mile loop trail that is paved and fairly level.

Franciscan Recreation Complex Layout