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Parks and Shelters

Parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. Numerous studies have shown the social, environmental, economic, and health benefits parks bring to a community and its people. The Peoria Park District invites you to visit one of our many parks and enjoy the great outdoors! Parks in the Peoria Park District are open from dawn to dusk, with some amenities open until 11pm.

Questions about our park system? Use our Contact Us page or give us a call at 682-1200.

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!

John Martin Becker Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Inline Skating Area
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter(s)
  • Skateboard Areas
  • Trails / Hiking

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 Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Fields
  • 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.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Bradley Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Corn Stock Theatre
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Dog Parks
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Office
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Shelter(s)
  • Sled Hill
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails / Hiking

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.  Click here to learn more about the Charter Oak Park Pickleball/Tennis schedules and court rules.

Charter Oak Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Courts
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Pickleball
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Court
  • 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!

AMENITIES

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

Creighton Woods Park


20 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
West Creighton Terrace
Peoria, IL

Neighborhood parks like Creighton Woods are a great way to spend time outside and build a healthier lifestyle.

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Playgrounds

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)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals
  • Shelter(s)
  • Sled Hill
  • Soccer Fields
  • Trails / Hiking

Donovan Park


Phone: 309.682.6684
5805 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL

Donovan Park is a nature lover’s dream located in the heart of busy Peoria. Adjacent to the Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway, the park is filled with open green space that welcomes walkers, runners and cross-country skiers (as weather allows, of course!).

Northmoor Observatory* is also located on the grounds.

AMENITIES


Endres Park


10 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
5100 North Willard Road
Peoria Heights, IL

With a lot of fun packed in a small package, Endres is a neighborhood park with a ton of fun!

Endres Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter(s)
  • Sled Hill
  • Soccer Fields