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Whether you like lifting weights or practicing Tai Chi, the Peoria Park District has a fitness opportunity for you!  The Park District offers fitness classes at multiple facilities across Peoria, including many sports clinics for children and adults.  For a full list of the fitness classes offered and to register, please click  here.  You can also click here to head over to the RiverPlex’s website for specific programs offered at that facility.

Fitness Training

However you like to exercise, the Peoria Park District can be your training partner!

Fitness/Group Exercise

Get fit and have fun with the Peoria Park District!

Golf – Adult

Peoria Park District Golf provides a great golfing experience for all skill levels in the Peoria, Illinois area, operating three courses within the city. Our courses range from beginner courses, to challenging, full length, par-72 courses. Coupled with our Golf Learning Center, a premier range and lesson facility, Peoria Park District Golf can meet all your golfing needs.

To learn more about Peoria Park District Golf or to book a tee time, please visit the PPD Golf website here.

Golf – Youth

At the Peoria Park District, we are very excited to offer many opportunities for your young golfer!  The Peoria Park District’s Golf Learning Center has youth and junior golf lessons, as well as family golf lessons.  The PPD golf courses also offer special junior tee rates to make golf more accessible to youth golfers.

Lifeguard Training

Thinking about becoming a lifeguard?  Get ahead of the game by taking a lifeguard training class offered year round by the Peoria Park District! It’s never too early to get certified!

Peoria PlayHouse Programs

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.




If you are looking to play a sport that is good exercise and easy to learn, pickleball may be the answer!  The Peoria Park District provides a variety of indoor and outdoor opportunities to learn and play the game. Plus, pickleball is a great social outlet!  Pickleball is offered outdoors at Charter Oak Park and Glen Oak Park as well as indoors at Lakeview Recreation Center and Owens Recreation Center. Check below for seasonal operation of our indoor facilities.



Swim Lessons – Adult

The Peoria Park District offers swimming lessons for adults of varying skill levels, including a class to help work through a fear of the water!

Swim Lessons – Youth

The wide variety of swimming lessons available at the Peoria Park District make it possible for children of all ages to become comfortable and confident in the water, starting as young as 6 months old!


Yoga is a great form of exercise that can help reduce stress and improve flexibility and muscle strength.  The Peoria Park District has several great opportunities for you to practice yoga with classes offered at locations throughout the District.