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Nature Programs

If being outdoors is something that you enjoy, you will be happy to know that the Peoria Park District is home to miles of trails with special programs geared toward nature lovers from all walks of life!  Forest Park Nature Center boasts 540 acres of Illinois State Nature Preserve and offers 7 miles of trails.  Want to help the Park District keep the parks beautiful while spending some time in the great outdoors?  Join us at a Weedy Wednesday and put your green thumb to good use.

Environmental Education Programs

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…


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!

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.



Restoration Workdays

Here’s where the real work happens! Join us as we meet-up at one of our local natural areas and we’ll put everything we know to work in making our natural areas as healthy as we can.