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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!

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

AMENITIES

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

Logan Park


1414 South Livingston Street
Peoria, IL

Located next to Logan Recreation Center, Logan Park is filled with fun for all seasons.

Logan Park Layout


Logan Recreation Center


Phone: 309.676.8179
1414 South Livingston Street
Peoria, IL

If you are looking for a great space for you or your family to spend some time on the South Side of Peoria, head over to the Logan Recreation Center!  The Logan Recreation Center has a slew of outdoor activity areas including three outdoor lighted basketball courts, a soccer field, a kickball area, picnic areas, a water playground, and more!  The inside of the Rec Center is filled with great space including a lounge with computer access available and a multi-purpose recreation room.  Logan Recreation Center also has after-school programs that offer homework help and many fun sporting and recreational activities!

Logan Park Layout


Markwoodlands Park


18 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
6001 North Frostwood Parkway
Peoria, IL

Located next to Mark Bills School, Markwoodlands is pleased to host Notre Dame JFL and Peoria Christian Center baseball.

Markwoodlands Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)

Martin Luther King Jr Park


7 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
825 West Mc Bean Street
Peoria, IL

This park is small but mighty… check out its firehouse-inspired playground!

Martin Luther King Jr. Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

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!


Robinson Park


675 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
400 West Mossville Road
Peoria, IL

Narrow, informal paths lace the site, along with a substantial segment of the better-developed Illinois River Bluff Trail. For the ecologically-oriented visitor, the most intriguing component of Robinson Park is its 151-acre nature preserve, which consists of glacial drift hill prairies, and oak woodlands along the ridges and valleys.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Robinson Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Rentals
  • Shelter(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

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 Farm


Phone: 309.691.8423
6329 N Koerner Rd
Edwards, IL 61528

Sommer Farm is a use-by-reservation/rental/special events/wedding facility with a focus on Living History & Environmental Education.  The 320-acre site offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, primarily April through November.  The park also features a teams course.

Sommer Farm Layout