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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!

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

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground
  • Public Restrooms
  • Shelter
  • 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

AMENITIES

  • Birthday Parties
  • Camping
  • Canoe Launch
  • Classes
  • Field Trips
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Rentals
  • Special Events
  • Trails / Hiking
  • Weddings

Detweiller Marina


Phone: 309.673.6523
2 Caroline St
Peoria, IL

What would a park district with riverfront property be without a marina?!  The Peoria Park District operates Detweiller Marina to meet your boating needs including 180 in-water slips in various sizes, 20 in-water beach slips, and 20 dry dock launch spots.  The Marina also offers a boat ramp, playground, picnic and grill areas, and parking.

Detweiller Marina Layout

AMENITIES

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

Forest Park Nature Center


Phone: 309.686.3360
5809 North Forest Park Drive
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 retail shop that features fair trade, environmentally-friendly items.  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.

Forest Park Nature Center Layout

AMENITIES


Franciscan Recreation Complex


Phone: 309.677.6705
908 North Sterling Avenue
Peoria, IL

The Peoria Park District has your one-stop shop in West Peoria for recreation, fitness, and fun!  The Franciscan Rec Complex not only has a full size gymnasium, meeting room with kitchenette, a dance studio, and plenty of outdoor sporting amenities, but also offers tons of great programs ranging from dance to yoga to pickleball open gyms.  The gymnasium also makes a great place for birthday parties!

Franciscan Recreation Complex Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Birthday Parties
  • Classes
  • Day Camps
  • Pickleball and Tennis
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground
  • Rentals
  • Shelter
  • Soccer Fields
  • Trails / Hiking

Logan Recreation Center


Phone: 309.676.8179
1414 South Livingston Street
Peoria, IL

If you are looking for a great space for you or your family to spend some time on the South Side of Peoria, head over to the Logan Recreation Center!  The Logan Recreation Center has a slew of outdoor activity areas including three outdoor lighted basketball courts, a soccer field, a kickball area, picnic areas, a water playground, and more!  The inside of the Rec Center is filled with great space including a lounge with computer access available and a multi-purpose recreation room.  Logan Recreation Center also has after-school programs that offer homework help and many fun sporting and recreational activities!

Logan Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Courts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Classes
  • Garden(s)
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals
  • Shelter
  • Soccer Fields
  • Special Events
  • Splash Pad / Spray Element
  • Trails / Hiking

Peoria RiverFront


Phone: 309.689.3019
200 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL

The Peoria Riverfront really does have something for everyone, especially during the summer season!  The Peoria Park District is excited that the Riverfront has become a prime location for outdoor concerts, festivals, and gatherings.  Come explore one of the many cultural festivals held on the Riverfront, from Mardi Gras in May to Soul Fest to Erin Feis!  Whatever fits your fancy, the Riverfront is sure to have something fun for you and your family or friends this summer.

RiverFront Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Amphitheater
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals
  • Special Events
  • Trails / Hiking
  • Weddings

Sommer Park South


Phone: 309.691.8423
6329 N Koerner Rd
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 South Layout

AMENITIES

  • Canoe Launch
  • Day Camps
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Rentals
  • Shelter
  • Special Events
  • Trails / Hiking
  • Weddings

Tawny Oaks Field Station


Phone: 309.418.7051
715 West Singing Woods Road
Edelstein, IL

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 trail, a picnic area, and visitor center with restrooms.  Tawny Oaks is open seasonally and offers various workshops, educational walks, and bird watching events.

AMENITIES

  • Classes
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Public Restrooms
  • Shelter
  • Special Events
  • Trails / Hiking