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Swings and slides and jungle gyms… these are some of our favorite things.   We hope they’re some of yours, too.   See below for a list of playgrounds ready and waiting to get your kids’ wiggles out on a sunny day.

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

John H. Gwynn Jr. Park


17 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
809 W John H Gwynn Jr Ave
Peoria, IL

Located next to Carver Recreation Center in downtown Peoria, Gwynn Park is filled with fun for all seasons.

John H. Gwynn Jr. Park Layout

AMENITIES

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

Lakeview Park


40 acres
Phone: 309.682.1200
1125 West Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL

Home of the Peoria Park District’s administrative offices, the Park packs a big punch in a small area.

The following are located within the park:

  • Lakeview Recreation Center
  • Owens Center
  • Bonnie W. Noble Center for Administration
  • Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch
  • Peoria Players Theatre

Lakeview Park Layout


Logan Park


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

Logan Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Area
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Splash Pad/Spray Element

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

Morton Square Park


3 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
901 Northeast Monroe Street
Peoria, IL

Basketball and soccer fill Morton Square Park with fun!

Morton Square Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)

Northtrail Park


25 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
1621 West Meadowview Drive
Dunlap, IL

There’s something for everyone at Northtrail… basketball, tennis, fishing, and more!  Northtrail Park has a 0.9 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.

Northtrail Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Tennis Court(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 Park North


Phone: 309.682.6684
6600 North Basket Oak Drive
Edwards, IL

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!

Sommer Park North Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Skateboard Areas
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Trails / Hiking