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1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
(309) 682-1200

November 2021

Lifeguard Classes

November 15, 2021
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States

Looking for a job? Join our team as a lifeguard! Need training? Don't worry, we're running a class in November and we're waiving the registration fee! Don't hesitate, sign up today! Class dates are: MON, NOVEMBER 15: 4pm TUES, NOVEMBER 16: 4pm WED, NOVEMBER 17: 4pm THURS, NOVEMBER 18: 4pm All classes are held at Central Park Pool at 415 W Richmond Ave, Peoria, IL To sign up or get more information, please contact Sue Wheeler, RiverPlex Supervisor at (309)…

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Turkey Trot

November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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Join us for “The Oldest Race in the Peoria Area!” the 50th annual Peoria Turkey Trot! Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 1pm. The race will run rain, shine or snow! Route 29 & Detweiller Drive Learn more and get the registration form here! Click here to volunteer!

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January 2022

PPD Photo Contest

January 1 - March 1
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States

Peoria Park District is proud to announce its 2022 Photo Contest! Are you a novice or an expert photographer? Do you have a favorite shot to share of your most recent trip to a PPD Park or Facility? Well, we want to see it! Learn more and submit your photo(s) before March 1, 2022!

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February 2022

Park Board President Named to State Board of Directors

February 4 - February 11
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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Robert Johnson, Sr., President of the Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria Board of Trustees, was recently elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ (IAPD) Board of Trustees. As an IAPD Trustee, Johnson will assist the association with its mission of advancing Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation, and special recreation agencies in their ability to preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois. He will work with the 19-member board…

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April 2022

PPD Photo Contest: People’s Choice Award

April 12 - April 21
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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Vote for your People's Choice Award Winner for our 2022 Peoria Park District Photo Contest by clicking here!   Thank you for everyone who sent in photographs at our parks and facilities. The judges have picked three contenders from each category to go forward to our People's Choice Award. Voting goes through Thursday, April 21st at noon, CST.

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May 2022

Zootini

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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It’s time to shake things up – mark your calendar for the wildest martini tasting event in Peoria! A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local mixologists at this outdoor, after-hours event in Africa! Taste our signature martinis and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful spring evening event. Included with the ticket are four drink tickets, appetizers, dessert, and live music! For more information about ticket prices and details, please visit here!     Click…

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June 2022

Playing Fore Our Parks

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States

Grab your friends for 18 holes at Kellogg Golf Course for an outing like you’ve never played before! We’re debunking the myth that golf is only for the highly skilled and is boring. Join us for a day full of golf and fun with PPD themed challenges and interactive opportunities throughout the course that will test different skill sets, keep you entertained, and provide insights into one of the largest and oldest park districts in the state!   Tickets are $400 per foursome and $100 per individual. Purchase your tickets…

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Public Input Session- Redistricting

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm

1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees is inviting the public to share their input on 4 proposed redistricting maps by attending a public input session, or e-mailing public comment. This meeting will be held in-person, but also virtually via Zoom. Constituents may also share public input by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected] All written comments will be compiled and shared with the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees. Learn more here: https://peoriaparks.org/parkpossible/ Monday, June 27th at 6pm In-Person Location: Gateway Building, 200…

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Public Input Session- Redistricting

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm

1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees is inviting the public to share their input on 4 proposed redistricting maps by attending a public input session, or e-mailing public comment. This meeting will be held in-person, but also virtually via Zoom. Constituents may also share public input by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected] All written comments will be compiled and shared with the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees. Learn more here: https://peoriaparks.org/parkpossible/ Monday, June 27th at 6pm In-Person Location: Gateway Building, 200…

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August 2022

Guided Hikes

August 27, 2022 - February 22, 2023
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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Our naturalists will lead you on an fun-filled adventure through Forest Park Nature Center. Tree ID Hike: 8/27, 10-11am, FPNC I Spy Hike: 9/25, 1:30-2:30pm, FPNC Fall Warbler Identification & Photography: 10/1, 10-12, FPNC Fall Foliage Hike: 11/5, 10-12, FPNC Winter Solstice Hike: 12/21, 5-6pm, FPNC

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September 2022

Be Anything!

September 24 - October 1
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels "Take Your Child to Work Day" to a new level. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them. Do they want to be an architect, veterinarian, fireman, meteorologist? Are they unsure, but excited to try new experiences? All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become!   BE ANYTHING! CAREER DAY: October 1st, Noble Center BE ANYTHING ONLINE AUCTION: September 24-…

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