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Trails / Hiking

The Peoria Park District has many opportunities for walking, hiking, and biking (more than 50 miles of opportunities, in fact!). The paths and trails in the Park District range from paved, level walkways to rough, steep hiking trails.  There’s something for everyone!Click HERE for a District trail map… and Happy Trails To You!

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

Camp Wokanda


Phone: 309.579.2157
620 East Boy Scout Road
Chillicothe, IL

If you are looking for a great facility for your group’s next camping outing, look no further!  Acquired from W.D. Boyce Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Camp Wokanda encompasses over 300 acres of woodland area with a lake for fishing and various camping amenities.  Whether you like to rough it or camp with a little more comfort, Camp Wokanda will fit the bill!  Within the Camp there is a dining hall, sleeping cabins, program buildings, and more.  The Camp also offers programming such as naturalist tours and environmental educations for interested groups.

Wokanda is a great location for a family reunion, wedding or simply a weekend unplugged.

Camp Wokanda 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

Chartwell Park


25 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
2828 West Willow Lake Drive
Peoria, IL

Chartwell Park is a great example of a neighborhood park… with walking trails and playground equipment, it’s a great place to enjoy the great outdoors in your own backyard!  Chartwell Park has a .6 mile trail that is paved and fairly level.

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Columbia Park


2 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
307 West McClure Avenue
Peoria, IL

Check out a book at the McClure Branch Library and then spend some time in the sun. Featuring picnic tables and play equipment, Columbia Park is a great place to relax!

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Detweiller Marina


Phone: 309.673.6523
2 Caroline St
Peoria, IL

Effective January 1, 2019, the marina located at the Detweiller Playground at the foot of Caroline Street in Peoria will be closed.  The property surrounding the marina, including the Rock Island/Pimiteoui Trail and North Park, will continue to be open to the public for its primary purpose of access to the river for recreation and enjoyment as specified in Tommy Detweiller’s 1947 will and the Articles of Incorporation for the Detweiller Playground Trust that manages this property.

Detweiller Marina Layout


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