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Youth Sports

Research shows that kids who participate in youth sports learn to focus, achieve greater success in school and become leaders.  Check out all of the exciting youth sports opportunities listed to the right.

Baseball – Youth

Phone: 309.682.1200

Take me out to the ballgame… take me out to the crowd!

The Peoria Park District helps your little (and not so little) ones feel the thrill of baseball!

Basketball – Youth

One word…basketball.

Boxing – Youth

Learn the fundamentals of boxing from a USA licensed boxing professional. Work-outs include the heavy and speed bags, floor exercises, and rope jumping. A chance to compete in competitions is a possibility.

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.

Hockey – Youth

The Peoria Park District is the place to learn how to play hockey… check out our programming below! Follow Owens Center on Facebook for the most up to date information on classes, leagues and programs.

Ice Skating – Youth

Does your youngster love to be on the ice? The Peoria Park District offers numerous skating classes for children of various ages and skill levels! Follow Owens Center on Facebook for the most up to date information on classes, leagues and programs.

***Open Skate schedule and tickets can be found HERE under Public Skate Schedules.


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.



Soccer – Youth

Whether your child is 2 or 12, the Peoria Park District has a great soccer program available for them!

Tennis – Youth

If you have a young tennis player, you will love all of the “ace” youth tennis programs offered by the Peoria Park District!

Volleyball – Youth

Bump…Set… Spike.  Volleyball is fun with the Peoria Park District!