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Regardless of the size of your event or party, the Peoria Park District is an affordable option that provides unique venues that will make memories and meet your every need!  Whether you’re hosting a wedding or baby shower, a family reunion, or a corporate event, the District has a flexible space to meet your needs. We also offer outdoor rentals like ballfields, shelters, parks and more!

Already know which facility you are interested in?  Check out specific facility information below or give us a call at 309-682-1200 and we will connect you with the appropriate staff member!



Camp Wokanda offers rentals for family or group camping, weddings, day camps, and social gatherings. The camp, complete with dining hall, cabins, program buildings and tent camping sites, offers rental options seven days a week. The entire camp can be rented for one great price!

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor + Outdoor
  • Capacity: 0-250
  • Year-Round Availability (for some spaces)

Dining Hall

  • Over 4,000 square foot facility for large gatherings. Tables, chairs, benches, restrooms, kitchen and Iroquois cabin are included in rental.
  • Capacity: 250
  • Available: Spring, Summer & Fall

Camping Rentals

  • Ridge cabins: 20 capacity
  • Valley cabins: 12 capacity

O.A. Lodge

  • A quaint older building with high wood walls and ceilings and a large wood stove. Kitchen, restrooms, tables, benches and chairs are included in the basic rental.
  • Capacity: 75
  • Sleeps 18 in upper room.
  • Available: Year-round

To book contact (309) 579.2157

Our beautiful “A” frame building adds rustic charm to events at an affordable price. Audio-visual equipment available. Three hour minimum rental.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-80
  • Year-Round Availability

To book contact (309) 686.3360

Franciscan Recreation Center has one gym that is available to rent for the following activities pickleball, basketball or volleyball. 

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-250
  • Year-Round Availability (Please note, gym is not air conditioned)

To book contact (309) 681.0233

Lakeview Recreation Center features several opportunities for your group’s next event including two gymnasiums (one wood floor, one composite), three classrooms and one dance studio. Fees will vary depending on space, event type and length.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-1,000
  • Year-Round Availability

To book contact (309) 681.0233

The Botanical Garden is home to six different event areas including our indoor Conservatory and five outdoor gardens. Evening events are available during our annual floral shows- dates vary year-to-year, so please confirm. Our indoor orangery is a popular space for showers and smaller get togethers.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor + Outdoor
  • Capacity: 0-300
  • Year-Round Availability

Rose Garden

  • The Rose Garden, at the heart of the garden, features a grand arbor and fountain. Classic roses and floral displays provide season-long color.
  • Capacity: 300
  • Available: Seasonally

Woodland Garden

  • The Woodland Garden features majestic trees, wooded paths and a verdant glade and provides a lush, shaded backdrop for your ceremony.
  • Capacity: 200
  • Available: Seasonally

Learning Circle

  • The Learning Circle features a circular flagstone amphitheater.
  • Capacity: 125+
  • Available: Seasonally

Conservatory

  • The Conservatory features an extensive collection of tropical plants and provides a lush, tropical backdrop for your wedding. Available for evening weddings only.
  • Capacity: 60
  • Available: Year-round

Wildlife Garden

  • The Wildlife Garden features a cascading waterfall, extensive plantings and a wooded clearing.
  • Capacity: 50
  • Available: Seasonally

Gazebo

  • The classic gazebo, echoing a Victorian garden, is location near the fountain and serves as an intimate setting for a small wedding.
  • Capacity: 12-20, standing room only.
  • Available: Seasonally

Orangery Greenhouse

  • The Orangery Greenhouse houses seasonal plants/foliage and gives a greenhouse backdrop for private parties and gatherings.
  • Capacity: 150
  • Available: Year-round
To book contact (309) 681.3507

Included at Owens Center are two official size ice rinks, eight locker rooms, a large meeting room, pro shop, concession stand, skate rental, and a large lobby.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-3,000
  • Year-Round Availability

To book contact (309) 686.3368

From a private room overlooking the giraffe exhibit, to our Zambezi River Lodge, to the whole Zoo, we have the perfect space for your next WILD event or meeting! The Lodge is also ideal for weddings, receptions, corporate outings, class reunions and fundraisers. It also provides a convenient reception site for many outdoor weddings held at Luthy Botanical Garden next door.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor + Outdoor
  • Capacity: 0-250
  • Year-Round Availability

Zambezi River Lodge

  • Located right next to the River Village inside The Peoria Zoo, The Zambezi River Lodge seats up to 200 people. With breathtaking views of the ‘Africa Portal’, this is a much sought after venue for receptions and conferences.
  • Capacity: 200
  • Available: Year-round

Treetops Classroom

  • Perched high on the boardwalk overlooking the Africa! exhibit. Once in the classroom visitors will have the very unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at the giraffe barn through a special viewing window as well as out into the giraffe exhibit. Smart board and a/v equipment is available.
  • Capacity: 20-30
  • Available: Year-round

Tropics Classroom

  • Located in our Tropics Building, this classroom is steps away from the animals of South America!
  • Capacity: 35-40 comfortably
  • Available: Year-round

Tropics Patio

  • This area is outside the Tropics Classroom and has views of the animals of South America!
  • Capacity: 75-100
  • Available: Seasonally

Rent the Zoo!

  • A grrr-eat place to host an outing for your entire company!
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Available: Year-round

To book contact (309) 681-3507

Enjoy our bright party rooms, fun and interactive workshops, and three floors of fun for you and your guests to explore! Need a family friendly venue as a setting for a fundraiser for your non-profit or school organization? The PlayHouse offers special rates for full museum rentals for these groups. We offer reasonable room rental rates for baby showers, office meetings, and more!  

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-300
  • Year-Round Availability

To book contact (309) 323.6895

Peoria RiverFront is the perfect outdoor venue for your next event. Enjoy views of the Illinois River and the convivence of being downtown.

Facility Highlights:
  • Outdoor
  • Capacity: 0-10,000
  • Seasonal Availability

Festival Park

  • Festival Park is an ideal site for your next outdoor gathering. Perfect for large groups, convenient downtown location and close to the walking trail!
  • Capacity: 10,000
  • Available: Seasonally

CEFCU Center Stage @ the Landing

  • The CEFCU Center Stage is the ideal venue for your next big outdoor event. Whether it’s a concert or a party, the Landing and CEFCU Stage provide a built-in stage, a great view of the Illinois River and much more!
  • Capacity: 2,000
  • Available: Seasonally

RiverFront Village Green Space

  • The former RiverFront Village Platform has transformed into accessible green space right on the Illinois River and is suited for larger event gatherings for those with unique, creative event ideas.
  • Capacity: 10,000
  • Available: Seasonally

To book contact (309) 689.3019

Proctor Center has an auditorium, two gyms, a full kitchen and a stage with plenty of tables and chairs. Deposit must be made 1 week in advance.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-250
  • Year-Round Availability

To book contact (309) 673.9183

The RiverPlex is a great place to host your next get-together!

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor
  • Capacity: 0-10,000
  • Year-round Availability

After Prom & School Lock-In Package

  • Enjoy the area’s premier after prom & school lock-in location. The RiverPlex has it all: swimming, arena games, rock climbing wall, music and video games. This is the perfect place for schools, churches, organizations, or even the family gathering. 
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Available: Year-round

Arena Rental

  • With 18,000 square feet, the arena includes three basketball courts with partitions, bleachers with seating for up to 300, accessible restrooms and locker rooms, as well as two separate entrances. 
  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Available: Year-round

AquaPlex

  • Come enjoy our two-story water slide, lazy river, zero depth pool and splash equipment! Schools, scouts and large groups will have a ball with a private rental. Please note, we do not offer birthday parties.  
  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Available: Year-round

To book contact (309) 282.1700

Sommer Farm is the ideal setting for your group’s outing, whether it’s a wedding, company picnic or family reunion. Enjoy a rural, peaceful atmosphere within the city with open space to have a fire to cook your own hotdogs and s’mores. Groups may obtain permission to supply their own beer and wine.

Facility Highlights:
  • Outdoor
  • Capacity: 0-10,000
  • Seasonally Availability

To book contact (309) 691.8423

The Pavilion in Trewyn Park is indoor rental that is ADA accessible. The hall on the second floor includes air conditioning, kitchen, long tables and folding chairs. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Not available to rent on holidays.

Facility Highlights:
  • Indoor + Outdoor
  • Capacity: 0-100
  • Seasonally Availability

To book contact (309) 682.6684

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