Peoria Park District Celebrates National Parks and Recreation Month

Peoria Park District - Summer 2021The Peoria Park District is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month this July with several special events and offerings.  Plus, the PPD’s Riverfront Events are returning with limited shows for the remainder of the summer.

The Park District is supplying Summer Fun Park Passes which allow Peoria District 150 students and their parents unlimited access to the Peoria Zoo and Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum plus single admissions to Owens Recreation Center and the PPD Golf Learning Center valid from July 5 to September 30.   Each student was sent their passes through the US Mail and should have received them by the beginning of the program on July 5.   For misplaced passes, parents must contact the Peoria District 150 administration office for replacements.

Another new program the Park District is offering is “Sunday Funday” which supplies a free shuttle that operates between 6 of their facilities including Glen Oak Park, Bradley Park, Proctor Center, Logan Park, the Peoria Riverplex & Forest Park Nature Center.  These begin on Sunday, July 11 and run every Sunday through September 26.

Peoria Park District - Play It Forward

And their “Play it Forward” program has launched which focuses on sharing gently used sports equipment to be donated to schools & organizations who serve underfunded youth groups in Peoria.  Donations may be dropped off at the Noble Center in Lakeview Park, Proctor Recreation Center, the RiverPlex Recreation Center, and Owens Center.  There is also a drop box at the Noble Center for after-hours drop-offs. For full details on how the program works and what type of equipment is and will not be accepted, visit

Peoria Park District - Riverfront Events

And for those who have been itching to get back to the Peoria riverfront to enjoy live music and favorite annual events, you will be happy to learn that there will be a partial season that begins on Friday, July 9th.  For more information about these events, visit the PPD’s Riverfront Events Facebook page.  Below is a brief listing of those events with dates.

Loudernow -Friday, July 9th
Steady Flow with the Tripp Brothers – Saturday, July 10
(This show was postponed to Saturday, July 17 due to bad weather)
CEFCU Jazz Series with the George Turner Trio – Wednesday, July 14
Heartache Tonight (Eagles Tribute Band) – Friday, July 16
Too Hype Crew – Friday, July 23
CEFCU Jazz Series with Dave Hoffman & Friends – Wednesday, July 28
The Way Down Wanderers – Friday, July 30
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wednesday, August 4
River City Soul Fest – Friday & Saturday, August 6 & 7
CEFCU Jazz Series with the Nikki Malley Quintet – Wednesday, August 11
Jamie Johnson – Saturday, August 14
Shakey Graves – Sunday, August 15
Peoria Irish Fest – Friday – Sunday, August 27 – 29
Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair – Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26

Find Peoria area events including Riverfront Events on our Calendar!