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!
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 Park North
Not to be confused with its neighbor to the south, Sommer Park North is a neighborhood park filled with activity. Sommer Park North has 1.25 miles
of paved, but not so level hiking opportunities and sports amenities!
Stadium Park is a cooperative partnership between Peoria School District #150 and the Peoria Park District. Located off Lake Avenue, Stadium Park makes use of School District land directly adjacent to the Peoria Stadium complex. Stadium Park has a .45 mile loop for hiking that is paved and fairly level.
Tawny Oaks Field Station
The Tawny Oaks Field Station is the newest environmental facility in the Peoria Park District! Tawny Oaks is comprised of a prairie restoration, ½ mile of handicap accessible gravel trail, a picnic area, and visitor center with restrooms. Tawny Oaks is open seasonally and offers various workshops, educational walks, and bird watching events.
Timothy J. Cassidy Park
Named for longstanding Peoria Park District board member and President Tim Cassidy, there’s something for everyone at Timothy J. Cassidy Park… basketball, tennis, fishing, and more! Timothy J. Cassidy Park has a 0.9 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.