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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.

Giant Oak Park


426 West High Street
Peoria, Illinois 61606

At one acre, Giant Oak Park is one of the District’s smallest parks, with a single tree and a giant name.

It contains a small parking and picnic area, and is home to a large burr oak tree, believed to be at least 300 years old. Its branches span at least 100 feet and the trunk is 13 feet in circumference. This park features the Historic Easton Fountain as a part of its landscape.

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)

Glen Oak Park


117 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
2218 North Prospect Road
Peoria, IL

Make Glen Oak Park a daylong destination for you and your family! Packed with fun, the Park is home to Peoria Zoo, the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, Luthy Botanical Garden, and Rotary Adventure Grove. And that’s just the beginning of the fun you can have…

If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Glen Oak Park Layout

AMENITIES


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 Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • 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 Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Garden(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Fields
  • 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

AMENITIES

  • Office
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)

Logan Park


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

Logan Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Courts
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Area
  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer Fields
  • 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 Fields
  • Pets Welcome
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Fields

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 Courts
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • 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 Courts
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields

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 Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails / Hiking