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Family Fun

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a zookeeper?  Would you love to watch one of your favorite family-friendly movies under the stars?  If so, come join us for a behind the scene tour at the zoo or for a family movie night at the Amphitheatre!  Whatever it is your family enjoys, the Park District hosts events at various locations throughout the year that are sure to be great fun for the whole family.

Fall Fun

Enjoy the crisp, cool fall weather with Peoria Park District.  Check out our Fall Fun Checklist for a sampling of the many fun opportunities available during this colorful season!


If you enjoy fishing, the Peoria Park District has many options for you to cast your line and see what bites!  The Park District offers fishing at several locations with an array of fish species available to catch.  Check out the locations listed below to see where you can take your next fishing trip!

Forest Park Nature Center Programming

Visitors to Forest Park Nature Center will find:

  • Seven miles of hiking trails through both forested woodlands and prairie openings
  • A natural history museum and bird observation room
  • The Trailhead Nature Store with nature-oriented and environmentally-friendly items
  • A variety of educational programs
  • Over 500 acres of dedicated Illinois State Nature Preserve

Holiday Events

No matter what the holiday, the Peoria Park District has a way for you to celebrate!

Peoria Zoo Programs

Peoria Zoo strives to create connections with the natural world.

Only through caring, will people make the choices and changes needed to save our natural resources. Our education programs will promote the knowledge and connections that are the key to caring.

Pre-School Programming

The Peoria Park District is excited to offer many great programs for the tiny tot in your life!  The various preschooler programs available throughout the District promote play and education to youngsters and are available for children ages 1-5.  For more information about the different classes offered, click on the Pre-School Programming title above.