X Close Menu

I Want To:

Jon Buckley Memorial Garden


Jon Buckley was killed by a tragedy and has left behind family and friends, just like so many others in our Peoria area who have left loved ones behind.  As a result of these tragedies, this Garden will stand as a reminder and is surrounded by the love that still exists in this community. It is shaped in the form of a heart to be a constant reminder for us to value life,  as we remember those killed by tragedies and who are left forever in our hearts.

Jon Buckley Memorial Garden has a colorful selections of perennials and annuals. Park benches are donated by individuals and the benches are engraved with the name of the donor.  It is located behind the RiverPlex at 600 NE Water Street in Peoria, Illinois.

Jon Buckley Memorial Garden IN THE NEWS:

11/27/19  week.com  THE RIPPLE EFFECT: The Harsh Reality You ‘Don’t See’ – What Happens to Families After a Loved One is Murdered

Articles from The Traveler Weekly: Click here

Op-Ed | Ten years of reflection at Jon Buckley Memorial Garden on the Community Word


Upcoming Events:


Sharing Library:

A sharing library is now available Garden. The heart of IL AEYC donated the library to the memorial garden for our Sept 10,2022 Families in Crisis event!


10th Anniversary Billboard: