The Peoria Park District is a great place to shop local… we offer unique gifts and goodies at the locations listed below.
Consider the Park District the next time you’re looking for a gift for your favorite golfer, animal lover, gardener, etc.!
Peoria Heights, IL
Do you enjoy bird watching or hiking? Forest Park Nature Center is for you! Forest Park Nature Center offers seven miles of trails for hiking and nature enjoyment and is home to a gift shop that carries bird feeding and hiking necessities. Interested in learning more about nature and all that it entails? Forest Park Nature Center has classes for adults and children alike, covering topics from bats to bugs and everything in between. Guided hiking tours are also available.
Both experienced golfers and beginners alike can agree that the Golf Learning Center is a very useful, unique aspect of the Peoria Park District’s golf portfolio. The Golf Learning Center offers lessons for all age ranges and skill sets, as well as indoor putting and hitting stations, an all-season driving range, and par 3 pitch-and-putt course. Be sure to also check out the pro shop for your golf equipment and accessory needs!
A staple in the Peoria Park District’s golf portfolio, the 18-hole Kellogg Golf Course features bent grass fairways and greens and redesigned bunkers. This 6,399-yard course is best for low to medium handicap golfers. Kellogg also features an executive 9-hole course that is great for beginners or golfers looking to work on their game!
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Recently renovated and ready for play, 18-hole Newman Golf Course is a favorite of Peoria area golfers! Newman offers 6,497 yards of challenging steep terrain, moderate ravines, deep bunkers and numerous mature trees. For more information about the Park District’s golf courses and programs, please click here.
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Even when the weather outside isn’t frightful, the Peoria Park District offers indoor ice skating for people of all ages at Owens Recreation Center! Owens Center features two full-size NHL rinks which are used for private rentals, classes, and public open skate times. Public skate passes and skate rental are available!
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The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is a hands-on, interactive space featuring six exhibits allowing children to play, explore, imagine, and create. Splash in the water table, send balls through wind tubes, become a paleontologist, and more! The PlayHouse was created in collaboration with the Junior League of Peoria and Peoria Zoological Society, and opened in 2015. It is located in historic Glen Oak Park, near Peoria Zoo and Luthy Botanical Garden, providing a full-day destination for families in our region.
Summer 2021 hours may be limited; learn more here.
To book a field trip during 2021, please email [email protected] for more information.
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.