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Spring, Easter and Earth Day Events


SPRING & EASTER EVENTS

Camp Open House  //  Noble Center for Park District Administration in Lakeview Park //  Monday, March 2, 2020  //  4-6PM  //  FREE

Find out all the details about each of our Spring Break and Summer Day Camps in one place.  You’ll have the opportunity to visit with camp coordinators and get all your questions answered as you find the perfect camp for your children.  Peoria Park District camps are a safe, fun and active way for your children to spend their time out of school.  Those in attendance can register to win a $100 Camp Gift Card or Free Rivermen tickets to the March 8, 2020 hockey game.  The puck drops at 3:05PM.


Spring Floral Show  // Luthy Botanical Garden  // Friday, March 20 – Sunday, April 12, 2020  //  10AM-5PM daily  //  Donations appreciated

Step inside the Conservatory, and experience an amazing lily display and a botanical wonderland of tropical plants! A community tradition, this show is a wonderful way to greet spring. After the Zoo’s Easter Egg Scramble, Saturday April 4th, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos at the Garden 12-1 pm.


Lakeview Recreation Center Spring Break Day Camp // Lakeview Recreation Center  //  Monday, March 23- Friday, March 27, 2020 //  7AM-5:30PM  //  Daily Fee:  $35/Residents  //  $40 Non-residents  //  All 5 Days: $160/Residents // $180/Non-residents  //  Ages 5-12

Looking for something for your kids to do over Spring Break?  Enroll them in the Lakeview Spring Break Camp.    Kids will stay busy with fun activities all week.  Bring your lunch and an afternoon snack and drink will be provided.  To register for individual days, click on the calendar icon to the left of the program activity code.  To Register for the Lakeview Recreation Center Spring Break Camp, CLICK HERE!


Proctor Recreation Center Spring Break Day Camp // Proctor Recreation Center  //  Monday, March 23- Friday, March 27, 2020 //  7AM-5PM  //  All 5 Days:  $80/Residents // $90/Non-residents  // Ages 6-12

Enjoy your Spring Break at Proctor with this week-long camp that includes arts and crafts, programs and sports activities.  Bring your own lunch; an afternoon snack and drink will be provided.  Scholarships available.  To Register for the Proctor Recreation Center Spring Break Camp, CLICK HERE!


RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center Spring Break Day Camp // RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center  //  Monday, March 23- Friday, March 27, 2020 //  6:45AM-5:30PM  // Daily Fee:  $35/Residents  //  $40 Non-residents  //  All 5 Days: $160/Residents // $180/Non-residents  //  Ages 5-12

Your children will have a blast during their Spring Break!  Our professional staff provides a wide variety of activities, including games, sports, arts and crafts, playtime in the AquaPlex and more.  Bring your own lunch and we’ll provide an afternoon snack and drink.  Don’t forget your suite and towel!  To register for individual days, click on the calendar icon to the left of the program activity code.  To Register for the RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center Spring Break Camp, CLICK HERE!


Easter Egg Hunt  //  Proctor Recreation Center  //  Saturday, March 28, 2020  //  1-2:30PM  //  $3/Child  //  Ages 1-12

Bring your baskets to find colorful eggs filled with candy and prizes.  Get your Easter season started early and join us for this family-friendly event!


Easter Egg Scramble  //  Peoria Zoo  //  Saturday, April 4, 2020  //  10:30AM-2PM  //  Adult Member/Free //  Adult Non-member/$10.50  //  Child Member/$3.50 // Child Non-member $9.00  //  Ages 0-9

The Zoo’s annual Easter egg celebration is loaded with candy and fun! After the hunt, visit all the animals at the Zoo.


Pictures with the Easter Bunny  //  Luthy Botanical Garden  //  Saturday, April 4, 2020  //  12-1PM  //  Donations appreciated  //  Ages:  All

Join us at Luthy Botanical Garden after Peoria Zoo’s Easter Egg Scramble to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.  He will be available for photos in the Conservatory!


Egg-tastic Hunt and Carnival  //  Logan Recreation Center  //  Friday, April 10, 2020  //  12-3PM  //  Members/Free  //  Non-members/$3/Child  //  Ages:  4-12

The Egg-tastic Hunt and Carnival allow children to win prizes for games play, and participate in an Easter egg hunt!  Look for eggs filled with candy and prizes.  Fun for the entire family!


CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY – Join us in helping the planet!

Restoration Workday*  //  Horseshoe Bottoms  //  Saturday, April 18, 2020  //  9AM  //  Ages:  Teen* – Adult
Meet at the West end of St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Contact David Pittman for more information at 309-676-5237.


Earth Day Festival  //  Forest Park Nature Center  //  Saturday, April 18, 2020  //  11AM-4PM  //  Ages:  All
Celebrate Mother Nature during the 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day! Here’s your opportunity to “think globally, act locally”. Enjoy fun and informational booths, live music great local food, kids’ area, and much more!


Restoration Workday*  //  Springdale Cemetery Savanna  //  Saturday, April 18, 2020  //  1PM  //  Ages:  Teen* – Adult
Meet at Springdale Cemetery office on Prospect Rd.  Contact steward Mike Rucker at 309-648-4153 or [email protected] for more information.


Restoration Workday*  //  Rocky Glen   //  Sunday, April 19, 2020  //  9AM  //  Ages:  Teen* – Adult
Meet at Rocky Glen parking lot off of Kickapoo Creek Rd.  For more information, contact David Pittman at 309-676-5237.


Restoration Workday*  //  Donovan Park  //  Monday, April 20, 2020  //  9AM  //  Ages:  Teen* – Adult
Meet at the West side of the Cyd’s parking lot.  Contact Jacob Kuban at [email protected] for more information.

* Join these restoration workdays to meet new people, learn about native (and non-native) flora and fauna, have some fun and get some exercise!  Bring gloves and water and dress appropriately for an outdoor experience.  For more information, call on of the stewards listed above or just show up at one of the workdays.  Minors must have a guardian-signed waiver.


Maple Syrup Day and Pancake Breakfast  //  Camp Wokanda  //  Saturday, April 25, 2020  //  9AM-1PM  //  Ages:  All  //  Early bird: (register before April 20) $10 adult Ages 13+ // $5 Ages 4-12  // Ages 3 and under free  // After April 20:  $12 adult Ages 13+  // $6 Ages 4-12  //  Ages 3 and under FREE

Fill up on pancakes and fresh maple syrup, then learn how we make syrup by combining traditional and high-tech techniques.  Taste fresh maple sap, compete in a pancake-flipping contest, tour our facilities and take advantage of discounted cabin camping.  25% off cabin rentals when you register for breakfast. Plus, this will be the first day you can purchase fresh syrup from the 2020 harvest.


Party for the Planet  //  Peoria Zoo  //  Sunday, April 26, 2020  //  11AM-2PM    //  Ages:  All  //  Regular Zoo admission applies

From recycling to pollinator gardens, learn simple thing you can to to help make the planet a better place. We will have animal encounters, games and earth-friendly treats for our animal throughout the day.


 

On Your Own Activities During Earth Week (Mon 4/20 to Fri 4/24)

Photo Scavenger Hunt in the Parks

Grab the list and head out to various Peoria Park District locations to get a snapshot!  This is a great way to explore new parks and spend some time outdoors to celebrate Earth Week! Stay tuned to our website and social media for the official checklist and how to submit your photos.  Those completing the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing for an awesome Park District prize!


Get Outside Initiative

Pick a park, pack a picnic lunch, and maybe even fly a kite!  Share your photo of yourself/ your family enjoying the great outdoors using a special hash tag to be entered into a drawing for a Park District prize! Stay tuned to our website and social media for more details.