In addition to parks and recreation, the Peoria Park District takes very seriously its commitment to our community… we are pleased to offer multiple, non-traditional efforts that enrich the lives of those who live, work and play in our District. Whether you’re seeking help to get your GED, want to get your hands on some great books, or hope to enrich the lives of our youth, the Peoria Park District has more to explore!
Need a safe, educational stop for your kids after school? The Peoria Park District can help!
Call 676-8179 for details.
The Noble Center Book Court carries on a tradition started by the Lakeview Museum… used books at affordable prices.
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Monday evenings 5:30-7:30 pm in the lobby of the Noble Center.
Creating parks, neighborhoods and recreational venues where families feel “safe” continues to be a priority for the Department of Community Outreach. More commonly known as ELITE, this department works to enrich the lives of local residents through empowerment and job skills training.
The Peoria Park District works to increase understanding about the importance of conservation and stewardship of our environment… one way to do this is to provide quality education opportunities. For your convenience, the District hosts environmental education opportunities at multiple, easy-to-access locations, including Forest Park Nature Center, Camp Wokanda, W. H. Sommer Park and Tawny Oaks Field Stations…
The Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning (“Moonlight”) was originally established in 1994 to provide organized activities for young members of the community to combat juvenile delinquency and prevent crime. Organized sports like basketball were combined with GED instruction as a way to break down barriers for those who thought formal education wasn’t accessible or “cool”. Today, Moonlight focuses on providing easy access to GED education for those seeking to earn their high school diploma. In direct contrast to other programs that only take new students at the beginning of each semester and that are located outside of local communities, Moonlight focuses on providing accessible, open education opportunities, reaching those in need of support in the communities where they live and work.
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world.
For more information including topics, registration, and general information about Peoria PlayHouse visit the PlayHouse website!
You can also see more information in the current Playbook.
Questions? Please call 309.323.6900.
Looking for unique, fine-art focused entertainment? The Peoria Park District can help!