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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 places to 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.

Proctor Recreation Center


Phone: 309.673.9183
309 South DuSable Street
Peoria, IL

The Proctor Recreation Center is a great place for the whole family to hang out all year round!  The Proctor Rec Center has something for everyone in your family featuring two gyms, an auditorium, lounge area, fitness room with weights, arts and crafts room, game room, outdoor water splash pad, and much more.  The Rec Center even offers after-school programs and fitness classes!  With all of its amenities, the Proctor Recreation Center also makes an excellent option for birthday parties.

Proctor Recreation Center Outdoor Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Birthday Parties
  • Classes
  • Day Camps
  • Field Trips
  • Holiday Events
  • Memberships
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground
  • Public Restrooms
  • Rentals
  • Shelter
  • Special Events
  • Splash Pad / Spray Element
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Court(s)

RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center


Phone: 309.282.1700
600 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL

In partnership wth OSF, the Peoria Park District’s RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center is your one-stop shop for sports and fitness fun in Peoria!  Located right on the Peoria Riverfront, the RiverPlex boasts an indoor cycling studio, an indoor family aquatic center, rock climbing wall, 1/8 mile running track, a 15,900 square foot fitness floor, and more!  The RiverPlex also offers classes for all ages, preferences, and skill levels including water Zumba, Pilates, and personal training options.  With all its many amenities, the RiverPlex would be a great place your next class trip, youth group outing, or birthday party!


Robinson Park


675 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
400 West Mossville Road
Peoria, IL

Narrow, informal paths lace the site, along with a substantial segment of the better-developed Illinois River Bluff Trail. For the ecologically-oriented visitor, the most intriguing component of Robinson Park is its 151-acre nature preserve, which consists of glacial drift hill prairies, and oak woodlands along the ridges and valleys.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Robinson Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Rentals
  • Shelter(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 Farm


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 Farm Layout


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

Stadium Park


7.5 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
500 East Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL

Stadium Park is a cooperative partnership between Peoria School District #150 and the Peoria Park District. Located off Lake Avenue, Stadium Park makes use of School District land directly adjacent to the Peoria Stadium complex.  Stadium Park has a .45 mile loop for hiking that is paved and fairly level.

Stadium Park Layout

AMENITIES

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

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 gravel 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


Timothy J. Cassidy Park


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

Named for longstanding Peoria Park District board member and President Tim Cassidy, there’s something for everyone at Timothy J. Cassidy Park… basketball, tennis, fishing, and more!  Timothy J. Cassidy Park has a 0.9 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.

Cassidy Park Layout


Trails


Phone: 309-686-3360

The Peoria Park District has many opportunities for walking, hiking, and biking. The paths and trails in the Park District range from paved, level walkways to rough, steep hiking trails. There’s something for everyone! Below is an overview of trails and paths in the Park District.

AMENITIES


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