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Published by Peoria Park District, 2017-08-07 16:47:38

Peoria Park District Fall 2017 Playbook

Playbook
FALL 2017
PEORIA PARK DISTRICT
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 28


Arlington, Virginia. Charleston, South Carolina. Jacksonville, Florida. Kansas City, Missouri. Miami, Florida. Peoria, Illinois. San Diego, California. Tampa, Florida.
All of these communities are host to dedicated park and recreation agencies like ours that are stewards of more than
8,000 acres of land. Like us, they serve hundreds of thousands of people each year with wellness and education programs. Like us, they serve those who live, work, and play in their districts.
The difference? One of these communities is not like the others on the list. All but one of these communities are home to at least 225,000 residents; almost all are in warmer weather climates. Nearly all are home to
a major league or professional football team. Which one is different? Peoria.
Since its creation as the rst park district in Illinois in 1894, the Peoria Park District has worked to
enrich life in our community through stewardship
of the environment and through provision of quality recreation and leisure opportunities.
Over time, that has meant that our district has taken on some pretty bold efforts... Glen Oak Zoo, now Peoria Zoo; Owens Recreation Center; Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum; a multi-course public golf system. These are a just a few of the amenities that our community enjoys and bene ts from daily. Facilities like these are maintained and supported by the private sector in the larger communities mentioned at the start of this conversation. Did you know that the Peoria Park District maintains more holes of public golf than San Diego’s parks and recreation agency? Did you know that we’re the only district on this list that is responsible for a zoo and an ice center?
For more than 120 years, the Peoria Park District has put the Play in Peoria. We have continued to grow to meet the wants and needs of our region. Today, we are proud to be able to provide access to the great outdoors through our parks system and nature centers that host more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails in and around Peoria.
PEORIA PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
• The president and six trustees are elected and serve on a volunteer basis for a term of four years.
• Board meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6pm in the Board Room of the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
• Board Meeting Dates: 8/23, 9/13, 9/20, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13.
• Meetings are open to the public. Contact the Board Secretary at 681-2801 or visit peoriaparks.org for agendas.
Timothy J. Cassidy President
Warren E. Rayford Vice President
Joyce Harant Trustee
Robert L. Johnson, Sr. Trustee
Jacqueline J. Pe y Trustee
Ma hew P. Ryan Trustee
Nancy L. Snowden Trustee


The variety of events and facilities hosted by our District throughout our community will keep you engaged and active. Glen Oak Park is a daylong destination and home to Peoria Zoo, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and Luthy Botanical Garden. Throughout the District, we host all kinds of adult and youth sports including softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis and more, while Owens Center offers ice skating year-round! Annually, hundreds of concerts, festivals and special events are featured on the Peoria RiverFront and in our parks, in addition to fun and healthy activities at Franciscan, Lakeview, Logan and Proctor Recreation Centers and our state-of-the-art RiverPlex Health and Wellness Center.
This wealth of resources does not come without cost. Parks and facilities must be maintained at
the highest possible standard. People are needed to facilitate programs and ensure the safety of our users. After several years of nancial struggles that have included a sixteen percent decrease in our full- time workforce and the closure of a golf course, our Park District is in the midst of strategic planning that
will focus our work over the next few years on how to become sustainable.
As part of this process, we must nd a way to balance fun and scal responsibility; to continue to be bold and innovative while serving our users in the best possible ways.
Our commitment to you and to ourselves as part of this process:
• We will be responsible stewards of all District resources.
• We will focus on services that make the greatest impact.
• We will create a culture that values and supports each other, those we serve, and our community.
With these priorities as our guide, we look forward to serving our region for at least another 120 years!
Emily G. Cahill
Executive Director, Peoria Park District
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EVENTS
September................................................3-5 October...................................................6-7 November....................................................8 December............................................9
FEATURED FACILITIES
Parks & Trails......................................10-11 Peoria PlayHouse.......................................12 Peoria Zoo..................................................13 Owens Center............................................14
NATURE
Walking & Hiking.....................................16 Kids & Family Programs......................17-18 Birds, Bugs & More...................................19 Restoration Workdays...............................20 Restoration Workshops............................21
KIDS PROGRAMS
Toddler/Preschool....................................22 Grade School........................................23-24 GradeSchool/HighSchool........................25
FAMILY FUN
Fun at the PlayHouse.................................26 Fun at the Zoo & Luthy.............................27 Fun at Sommer Park..................................28 Fun at Forest Park.....................................29 Fun at Camp Wokanda.............................29 Fun at the Noble Center...........................30
SPORTS & FITNESS - KIDS
Basketball............................................32-33 Soccer.........................................................34 Little Pints..................................................34 Boxing........................................................35 Jump Rope..................................................35 Ice Skating............................................36-40 Hockey.................................................39-41 Golf...........................................................42
COMMUNITY
Programs & Events....................................68 PPD Foundation........................................69 Park Police..................................................69 Moonlight Coalition.................................70 HISRA........................................................71 Community Outreach........................72-73 RiverPlex Events........................................74
TRAVEL
Vagabond Tours...................................76-79
RENTALS & PARTIES
Event Spaces........................................80-81 Rentals....................................................82 Parties............................................83-85
VOLUNTEER
Event Volunteering..............................86-87 Ongoing Opportunities.....................88-89
REGISTRATION
Policies..............................................90 Online..............................................91 Form...............................................92
PARKS & FACILITIES
Nature..................................................94-96 Sports ....................................................97-99 Community.....................................100-101 Parks & Facilities Chart..................102-103 Parks & Trails Table.............................104 Map of Facilities...............Inside Back Cover
SPORTS & FITNESS
Golf.............................................................43 Running.....................................................44 Yoga & Tai Chi...........................................45 Adult Leagues/Gyms...............................46 Ice Skating & Hockey.................................47 Exercise................................................48-49
SWIMMING
Facilities...................................................50 Programs....................................................51 Class Descriptions.....................................52 Class Times...........................................53-56
ARTS & CULTURE
Art...........................................................58 Skills.........................................................59 Dance...................................................60-64 Drama.................................................65-66 Music..............................................66-67
Looking for information about a specific facility, program, or class?
We have a searchable PDF of the Playbook on our website: peoriaparks.org
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BUY OR GIVE A PEORIA ZOO MEMBERSHIP!
WILD
TIMES
ARE
AHEAD!
MEMBERSHIPS START AT $40 AND INCLUDE UNLIMITED ADMISSION TO THE ZOO, FREE OR DISCOUNTED ADMISSION TO OVER 150 OTHER ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS, SPECIAL MEMBER DISCOUNTS, EXCLUSIVE MEMBER EVENTS, SPECIAL MEMBER-ONLY HOURS, AND SO MUCH MORE!
DON’T MONKEY AROUND- BUY OR GIVE A PEORIA ZOO MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
peoriazoo.org • [email protected] • 681-3500
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SEPTEMBER EVENTS
September 1-2 September 4 September 9 September15-17 September 16 September 23 September23-24 September 24 September28-3O
Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival Labor Day Picnic (P.A.C.E.) Worldwide Day of Play Oktoberfest
Proctor Center’s South Side Stroll Zoo-La-La PeoriaArtGuild’sFineArtFair Be Anything! TailgateN’TallboysFestival
Peoria RiverFront
Peoria RiverFront
Glen Oak Park PeoriaRiverFront
Proctor Recreation Center Peoria Zoo PeoriaRiverFront
Peoria PlayHouse PeoriaRiverFront
Save the Date for the 5th Annual
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Saturday, September 9 • 10:00am-2:00pm
Glen Oak Park
Family Friendly & Fun-Filled Activities including:
Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger
Julie K, Wendy & DB, Fun on the Run, Barnyard Discoveries, Free Admission to the PlayHouse, $3 Admission to Peoria Zoo, Face Painting, Obstacle Courses, Community Art Project, Touch-A-Truck, Wheel Art Pottery Studios,
Early Childhood Forum & Community Resource Fair, 100-yard Kids Dash sponsored by Running Central/ShaZam Racing
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Monday, September 4
Peoria RiverFront
EVENTS


SEPTEMBER EVENTS
This 3-day event showcases German heritage through song, dance, food, drink, cultural
Proctor Center’s South Side Stroll
and Community Health Fair Saturday, September 16 8:3Oam-1:30pm
Join us as we partner with Girl Trek to encourage women and girls to live their healthiest lives by walking daily. After the event will be an informational health fair.
exhibits, vendors and much more.
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Don’t miss the talented German bands and musicians on multiple stages!
Friday, September 15: 5:00-11:30pm Saturday, September 16: 12:00-11:30pm Sunday, September 17: 11:00am-5:00pm
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SEPTEMBER EVENTS
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum
SEPTEMBER 24 • PEORIA PLAYHOUSE
$10 for members/$15 for non-members
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Does your child want to be an athlete? Engineer? Architect? Performer? Scientist? Chef? Travel through the PlayHouse chatting with a variety of professionals, introducing your children to all types of careers.
Be Anything! also features a unique online auction that opens on Saturday, September 9, allowing parents to bid on individual career-related experiences for their child with nearly 100 professionals around and beyond Peoria.
For tickets or more information go to peoriaplayhouse.org or call 323-6900.
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OCTOBER EVENTS
October 7 October 7-8 October 13-14 October 19 October 20 October 27 October 28 October 30 October 31
Fall French Market in the Park Whiskeydaddle Marathon HowlZOOWeen
ZOOBREW and WINE TOO! Creatures of the Night Halloween Party
Pumpkin Bash Fall Festival Trunk or Treat
Luthy Botanical Garden Peoria RiverFront Peoria Zoo
Peoria Zoo
Forest Park Nature Center FranciscanRecreationComplex Peoria Zoo
Logan Recreation Center Proctor Recreation Center
Fall French Market in the Park
Saturday, October 7
9:00am-3:00pm • $1/person
It’s an authentic French Market experience right here in the heartland, complete with crepes, antiques, croissants, herbs, vintage nds and furniture, owers, and more. Enjoy a creative community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and collectors coming together, to bring the charm and excitement of a French Flea Market to the beautiful Luthy Botanical Garden.
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Calling all ghosts and ghouls to join us for our annual HowlZooWeen event!
Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14 5:30-8:30pm
$7 per person
With a trick or treat trail through Africa!, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 pm each night, and so much more. Come out and enjoy this family friendly event!
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OCTOBER EVENTS
Friday, October 27 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom! Don’t take your bag on the street; come instead to our place for tricks and treats!
Costume contest at 6:30pm. Carnival games, cra s, a Fun on the Run bounce house, and CANDY and PRIZES all evening.
$3/child ages 1-10.
Cosponsored with the West Peoria Resident’s Associa on, the West Peoria Neighborhood Watch, and Fun on the Run.
Saturday, October 28 • 10:00am-12:00pm
Enjoy a mini trick-or-treat trail, games, crafts, and spooky decorations!
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Summon your courage
and prepare to enter the dark forest. Enjoy presentations on
nocturnal animals, a trick-or-treat trail,
a camp re with nature-inspired stories, seasonal
refreshments, and other activities.
Call 686-3360 to learn more!
Pumpkin Bash
Peoria Zoo
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Fall Festival
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Logan Recreation Center Monday, October 30 • 4:00-7:00pm Stop by Logan Recreation Center to enjoy spooky games and create your own creepy snacks! Come dressed in your favorite costume for a chance to win a prize!
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Tuesday, October 31 • 5:00-8:00pm Proctor Recreation Center
Celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe way. We will block off an entire section around Proctor, line cars together and pass out treats to everyone. FREE!


NOVEMBER EVENTS
November 4 November 5 November 18 November 19
Adult Maker Night
Sports Auction & Card Show Talent Show
Turkey Trot
Peoria PlayHouse RiverPlex
Proctor Recreation Center Detweiller Park
20th Annual
sports auction and card show
to Bene t Youth Sports in Peoria
Sunday, November 5
RiverPlex Recrea on &
Wellness Center
Card Show: 10:00am-3:00pm LIVE Auction: 2:00 pm
Silent Auction • Raffle Drawing
$1.00 Admission,
FREE for Kids 12 & Under
A “must show” for any sports enthusiast!
Sports card vendors will be set up to buy, sell,
or trade their sports cards and collec bles. The
live auc on will begin at 2:00 pm and includes autographed sports memorabilia and season ckets.
GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW!
Tickets: $10 - Only 200 Sold!
Tickets sold at Noble Center or call 681-2868. All proceeds bene t youth sports in Peoria.
Prizes are Kris Bryant or Ozzie Smith autographed jerseys.
For informa on on a ending, dona ng items or se ng up a table, call Sco at 681-2868.
Adults, it’s your turn to play, invent, innovate, and build! Led by local engineers, artists, and makers, participants enjoy food, wine and beer while they work together to nd new ways to meet the evening’s challenge.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 • 7-10pm
PALLET PALOOZA!
peoriaplayhouse.org
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Proctor Center Talent Showcase
One of the longest running local talent shows in the city!
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Saturday, November 18 • 3:00-5:00pm $5 per person
Auditions will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:00pm
47th ANNUAL PEORIA TURKEY TROT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 1:00pm DETWEILLER PARK
See page 44 for more information
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DECEMBER EVENTS
December 1, 8, 9, 15 December 2 December 2 December 8, 9, 15, 16
Holiday Shop & Stroll Breakfast with Santa Critter Christmas
A Garden Christmas Party
Forest Park Nature Center FranciscanRecreationComplex Peoria Zoo
Luthy Botanical Garden
Holiday Shop & Stroll Forest Park Nature Center
• Stroll a forest path lit with luminaries
• Enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, seasonal treats and wassail
• Discover nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale
• Shop for earth-friendly items at the Trailhead Nature Store
12/1, 12/8, 12/9, 12/15 6:00-8:30pm
Santa is taking a break from his busy schedule to stop by FRC! Waf es, donuts, coffee, and OJ will be served. Santa will be available for pictures. There will be games and fun for all.
Sunday, December 2 • 10:00am-12:00pm Donations Accepted
Cosponsored with the West Peoria Resident’s Association, the West Peoria Neighborhood Watch, and the City of West Peoria
Critter Christmas
Saturday, December 2 • 9:00-11:00am
Enjoy Christmas Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts with Santa in our lodge from 9:00-11:00am, and then head out into the Zoo.
Starting at 10:00am, our animals will get gifts here at the Zoo. Everyone from meerkats to lions to tigers will receive special treats throughout the day.
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A Garden
Christmas
Party
Start a new family tradition by visiting Luthy Botanical Garden
to get in the Christmas spirit. In addition to a beautiful display of poinsettias, there will be music, door prizes, The Hall of Christmas trees, s’more making, a lighted fairy garden and more.
12/8, 12/9, 12/15, 12/16 5:00-7:30pm • $6/child, $8/adult
Special thanks to the Ol’ Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farms in Trivoli for the Christmas trees.
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PARKS AND TRAILS
The Peoria Park District has many opportunities for walking, hiking, and biking. The paths and trails in the District range from paved paths like the Rock Island Greenway (see the map on the next page) to rough, steep hiking trails. There’s something for everyone! Below is an overview of trails and paths in the Peoria Park District. Whatever path is right for you, we hope you “take a hike” this fall... with the Peoria Park District!
Superintendent of Parks: Matt Freeman, [email protected]
Type of Path
Paved and fairly level
Paved, but not so level
Hiking Natural Surface-Easy
Hiking-Gravel- Accessible
Hiking Natural Surface-Medium
Hiking Natural Surface-Dif cult
Bicycling
Location(s)
• Grand View Drive sidewalk: 1.75 miles; Glen Avenue to Grand View Drive Park
• Becker Park: 0.6 miles; 3400 Woodhill Lane
• Northtrail Park: 1 mile; 1621 W. Meadowview Drive
• Chartwell Park: 0.6 miles; 2828 Willow Lake Road
• Franciscan Rec Complex: 0.5 miles; 908 Sterling Avenue
• Stadium Park: 0.45 miles; 500 East Lake Avenue PPD Rock Island Greenway:
13 miles;
• To the North, connects to State of Illinois Rock Island Trail • To the Southeast, connects to the River Trail of Illinois
• Bradley Park Roads; 1500 N. Park Road
• Charter Oak Park: 0.6 miles; 5802 Orange Prairie Road
• Glen Oak Park Roads; 2218 N. Prospect
• Sommer Park North: 1.25 miles; 6600 N. Basket Oak Drive
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda Purple: 0.65 miles; 620 Boy Scout Road
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Deerbrook Plateau: 0.4 miles; Access at 720 W.
Brookforest Drive
• Detweiller Park - Dry Run Trail: 0.6 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Detweiller Park - Ridge Top Trail: 0.5 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Forest Park Valley and Valley Loop: 1.75 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Oakbrook: 0.4 miles; Access at 720 W. Brookforest Drive
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Robinson; Hill Prairie Loop: 0.35 miles
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda: 0.2 miles; 620 Boy Scout Road
• Tawny Oaks Prairie Path: .5 mile loop; 715 W Singing Woods Road
• Detweiller Park - Trail: 0.25 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Forest Park Bee Tree and Deer Run: 3 miles 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Detweiller Pimiteoui: 3.2 miles; 8327 N. Galena Road
• Forest Park Pimiteoui: 1.25 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Forest Park Wake Robin: 2.75 miles; 5809 Forest Park Drive
• Illinois River Bluff Trail - Wokanda to Detweiller: 7 miles;
Trailheads at 200 W Mossville Road and Detweiller Park
• Singing Woods Trail: 1.10 miles; 715 W. Singing Woods Road
• PPD Rock Island Greenway: 13 miles;
• To the North, connects to State of Illinois Rock Island Trail • To the Southeast, connects to the River Trail of Illinois
See page 104 for another look at trail descriptions.
See inside back cover for a map.
To learn more or to access other trrail maps, please visit peoriaparks-planning.org/park-maps/
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PARKS AND TRAILS
Also, visit our premiere hiking facility at Forest Park Nature Center! FPNC has trails for all ages and skill levels, as well as educational offerings in the Nature Center.
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PEORIA PLAYHOUSE
2218 N PROSPECT RD • 323-6900 www.peoriaplayhouse.org
Director: Rebecca Shulman Herz, [email protected]
The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We do this in part through understanding, supporting, and promoting play in the fullest sense of the word, one that includes imagination and creativity.
Built by the Junior League of Peoria, in collaboration with Peoria Park District and Peoria Zoological Society, the Peoria PlayHouse is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum. It is located in the historic Glen Oak Park Pavilion building within Glen Oak Park, adjacent to Peoria Zoo and near Luthy Botanical Garden, providing a full-day destination for families in our region.
Hours
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm (Members only) Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm
The PlayHouse is closed Tuesday afternoons
Admission Fees
Ages 1-64 $8.00 Under 1 Free Seniors/Active Military $7.00 Explorer Families* Free
*Families with WIC or LINK cards are eligible for free admission or reduced price membership through the PlayHouse Explorer Program; please bring your WIC or LINK card and a driver’s license or State ID with you to the PlayHouse and apply at our admissions desk.
Membership Information:
Memberships start at $85 per family and allow free visits for a family for a full year. For more information, please call 323-6893 or visit peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved/membership/
Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person, by phone (323-6900)
or at the PlayHouse, 2218 N Prospect Rd
Birthday Parties
*
Rentals Available
*
Field Trips
*
Camp Programs
*
Homeschool Programs
*
Scout Programs
*
Special Events
*
Programming for:
0-5
*
5-12
*
12-18
*
Adults Only
*
Seniors
FAMILIES
*
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PEORIA ZOO
2320 N PROSPECT RD • 686-3365 www.peoriazoo.org
Director: Yvonne Strode, [email protected]
Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person or by phone 681-3559
Peoria Zoo, located in Glen Oak Park, exhibits animals from around the world. Fall and winter are great times
to view the Amur tigers and Sichuan takins in the snow. Africa! won’t be empty as the zebras and lions like the cold weather and the giraffe, Red River hogs and monkeys can be viewed in their warm dayrooms. The Treehouse, Tropics Building and Conservation Center provide warm quarters for both the animals and our visitors. To allow staff to spend time with family, the Zoo will be closed
on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New
Year’s Eve and Day.
Hours
Daily
Last Admission
10:00am-5:00pm 4:30 pm
Concessions
(April-September)
Sun-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
Admission Fees
Adults 13+
Children 2-12 years Seniors/Active Military
$9.50 $6.50 $8.50
Plan for your visit to take between 11⁄2 and 2 hours.
Open 360 days a year, including Labor Day, Halloween and Veteran’s Day.
Membership Information: Memberships are available at
many levels and are good for one year from the date of purchase. Go to peoriazoo.org/membership to nd out more.
Birthday Parties
*
Rentals Available
*
Field Trips
*
Camp Programs
*
Homeschool Programs
*
Scout Programs
*
Special Events
*
Programming for:
0-5
*
5-12
*
12-18
*
Adults Only
*
Seniors
*
FAMILIES
*
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OWENS CENTER
1019 W LAKE AVENUE • 686-3368 www.peoriaparks.org
Director: Doug Silberer, [email protected]
Owens Recreation Center is an indoor ice skating facility featuring two full-size NHL rinks. Owens offers year-round ice skating lessons for ages 3+ and comprehensive hockey and gure skating programs.
Family Skate returns October 9! Every Sunday, families (up to 5 people) can skate for $25 (including skate rentals). Additional skaters pay $4.75 each.
Public Skate Passes - Get a 10 visit pass for only $32 (Juniors and Seniors) or $42 (Adults). Skate rental is available for an additional $3 per visit.
Group Discounts: A discounted rate of $4.75/person is given to groups of 10-50 who make a reservation at least one week in advance. No passes may be used. A $23.75 non-refundable deposit required for groups of 20 or more. No group reservations during holiday hours.
Public Skate Specials: Owens also offers discounts for students, skating school participants and those with Mustang ticket stubs.
Hours
Of ce hours are from 8:00am - 6:00pm daily.
Admission Fees (Public Skate Fee)
Ages 13+
12 and under
Seniors 65+
Skate rental for all ages $3.00
Facebook: facebook.com/owenscenter/
Twitter: twitter.com/OwensCenterPPD
Instagram: instagram.com/explore/locations/5984599/owens-center/
$5.00 $4.00 $4.00
Clothing: Warm, comfortable clothing with mittens or gloves and protective head gear
or hats for young children
are recommended. Adults additionally bene t from wrist guards and knee pads.
Where/How to Register for Programs?
In person at Owens Center, mail to: Owen’s Center, 1019 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614 or by fax (681-0610)
Birthday Parties
*
Rentals Available
*
Field Trips
*
Camp Programs
Homeschool Programs
Scout Programs
*
Special Events
Programming for:
0-5
3+
5-12
*
12-18
*
Adults Only
*
Seniors
*
FAMILIES
*
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WALKING & HIKING
Forest Park Nature Center
Tree ID Walk
Need help identifying trees by their leaves? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identi cation. Due to the fact that Forest Park is a dedicated state nature preserve, leaf collecting is not allowed on the premises.
Sa 9/2 1:30-2:30pm Sa 9/23 1:30-2:30pm
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Fall Foliage Walk
Experience the scent of autumn, the crunch of leaves underfoot, and
the tapestry of all colors on these guided tours.
Su 10/8 1:30-2:30pm
Su 10/22 1:30-2:30pm
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Winter Wonder Walk
Camp Wokanda
Trail Hike
Join us for a Trail Hike on the Illinois River Bluff Trail led by a Naturalist. Bring a sack lunch and water for this trip! Meet at the lower parking lot of Camp Wokanda. We will hike to Robinson Park and then return to Camp Wokanda.
Sa 11/18 10:00am
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Tawny Oaks
Singing Woods Hike
Tawny Oaks is the gateway to Singing Woods Nature Preserve. Take a walk down one of our newest trails into one of Illinois’ nest stands of oak-hickory forests and visit a couple of glacial drift hill prairies. Our topography is steep, and the hiking challenging, so wear sturdy shoes and durable clothes.
Sa 10/28 9:00-11:00am Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Luthy Botanical Garden
Sunday Afternoon Garden Walks
Walking through the garden as seasons unfold, we explore the often overlooked beauty of the Botanical Garden. Trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials that exhibit an attractive presence will be spotlighted. No need to register; come to the Garden Entrance and we’ll start in the Conservatory.
Su year round 1:00-2:00pm Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Candlelight Walks
Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one. Come visit the Poinsettia Show in the evening - under the warm glow of candles - while enjoying holiday music.
Watch the wonderful world of
winter unfold on these naturalist-guided tours.
We explore animals tracks in the snow and what characteristics animals have to cope with the season. Dress warm!
Sa 1/13
Sa 1/27
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
9:30am 9:30am
Fr/Sa 11/17, 11/18, 11/24, 11/25, 12/1, 12/2, 12/8, 12/9, 12/15,
12/16, 12/22, 12/23
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
6:00-9:00pm
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KID & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Forest Park Nature Center
Trailhead Nature Store’s Fair Trade Month Promotional Sale
Receive 10% off of all Fair Trade items during
the month of October! We carry a variety of Fair Trade items such as coffee, tea, cocoa, handcrafted instruments, gourd decor, handmade nger puppets, jewelry, accessories, and more.
M-Sa 9:00am-5:00pm Su 1:00-5:00pm
Owls and Bats and Snakes, Oh My!
In the spirit of Halloween, join us and learn about some of the spooky animals that call Illinois home.
Su 10/29 1:30-2:30pm
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Nature Trivia Night
Grab your team and test your nature knowledge. Compete for prizes and the reigning title of “Nature- Know-It-All.” Pizza and pop will be provided. Maximum team size is 4 people.
Fr 11/3 7:00-9:00pm Age: 16+
Fee per person - R/NR: $12 ($10 for FPNC members) Call 686-3360 to register.
Nature Art Show Open House
Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork of these creative and talented folks! A ne way to kick off the season.
Sa 11/18 2:00-4:00pm
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Nature Art Show & Sale
This art show features unique artwork created by local artists. Find original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry, and more. Enjoy the wood-burning stove, hot drinks, and the rustic charm of the nature center! November 18- December 31.
Fr-Sa 9:00am-5:00pm
Su 1:00pm-5:00pm
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Trailhead Nature Store’s ‘Green’ Friday Sale
Save 10% off all regularly priced items, and don’t forget to check out our clearance section. FPNC members receive an additional 10% discount. The Trailhead Nature Store values customers and strives to provide reasonable prices.
Fr 11/24 9:00am-5:00pm Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Animal Encounters
Feel the smooth scales of a snake slide through your hand, hear the hiss of a giant cockroach, and see a tarantula up close. Meet some of nature’s greatest animals in this short, drop-in program.
Snakes
Insects & Spiders Rep les
Trailhead Nature Store’s Annual Christmas Sale
December 15th ONLY all visitors receive 10% off all purchases, and CORE members receive 20% off all purchases. The sale continues into our evening Shop & Stroll event from 6:00-8:30pm.
Fr 12/15 9:00am-8:300pm Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Su 11/5
Su 11/19
Su 12/3
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Nature Photography Contest moving to February!
Our annual Nature Photography Contest has been moved from October to February. This will allow submitted pictures to be displayed and viewed for a longer time.
We will start accepting photos in December.
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1:30-2:00pm 1:30-2:00pm 1:30-2:00pm
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KID & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Forest Park Nature Center
Wilderness Survival
Discover what it takes to nd your way out and survive in the outdoors! Learn orienteering, shelter building, water puri cation, and much more. This class will take place by Davis Lake. Registration
is required; for adults and teens. Register online at peoriaparks.org, in person at Forest Park Nature Center, or by phone at 686-3360.
Luthy Botanical Garden
Good Eats from the Fall Garden
This is the last class of our three-part culinary series, celebrating seasonal produce and healthy eating. Whether harvesting from your own garden or participating in a CSA program, this class explores the preparation of the wonderful fruits and veggies coming from the garden each season. Yes, there will be samples and tasting!
Tu 9/12 5:00-6:00pm
Register before 9/5: 681-3502 or [email protected] Fee M/NM: $10/$12
Wreath-Making
Create your very own wreath using the foliage and textures of the season: evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea, and more. Your wreath will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window, or replace.
Sa 11/25 9:00-11:00am
Register before 11/20: 681-3502 or [email protected] Fee M/NM: $15/$19
Poinsettia Show
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our Conservatory, where the tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias to create a wonderland unmatched anywhere in the region! Come check it
out and enjoy the festive feeling in the air!
11/17-12/31 10:00am-5:00pm Closed 11/23 and 12/25
Fee: Dona ons Appreciated
Check out the Poinsettia Show in the evenings at the Candlelight Walks (page 16)
Sa 12:00m-5:00pm
Fee: $25 ($20 for FPNC members)
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Camp Wokanda
Nature Nuts - Beautiful Butter ies
Learn all about the life cycle of butter ies and learn how to attract them to your home! We will take a hike to see how many different species we can nd.
Th 9/7 10:00-11:30am
Fee - R/NR: $3 per child Register by calling 579-2157.
Ages: 3-7
Nature Nuts - The Colors of Fall
Join us for a study of trees and other plants during the most colorful season of the year!
Th 10/5 10:00-11:30am
Fee - R/NR: $3 per child Register by calling 579-2157.
Ages: 3-7
Nature Nuts - Holy Moly Roly Poly
What child doesn’t love a roly poly!? We are going to take an up close look and learn all about these cute little pill bugs!
Th 11/9 10:00-11:30am
Fee - R/NR: $3 per child Register by calling 579-2157.
Ages: 3-7
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BIRDS, BUGS & MORE
Tawny Oaks
Mid-morning Warbler Walks
We’ll set a leisurely pace along some level paths in hope of nding wood warblers and additional songbirds during Illinois’ fall migration. Bring along some binoculars if you have them and maybe a few friends as more eyes are better when trying to spot these quiet, tiny birds. If you lack binoculars, we will have some on hand to lend and of course, all levels of experience are welcome.
Ages: 10+ Ages: 10+ Ages: 10+
Hawktober Hawk Watch
Early autumn is a traditional time for hawk migration in central Illinois and we’ll scan the skies for red-tailed, broad-winged, and ,.,.s, falcons, eagles, and other birds of prey. Situated on top of the Illinois River bluffs,
Tawny Oaks is an ideal spot for soaring birds. Bring binoculars if you have
them, or use some we have on hand.
Ages: 10+ Ages: 10+ Ages: 10+
Forest Park Nature Center
Morning Bird Hike
The early bird may get the worm, but the
early rising birdwatcher gets to see the best assortment of our feathered friends. Bring your own binoculars, or we have pairs to lend out.
Sa 10/28 7:30-8:30am All levels of experience Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Identifying Illinois Birds
Learn to identify native birds
by sight and sound. An
indoor presentation will be
followed by a hike in the
woods to put your newfound knowledge to use.
Sa 11/11 10:00am-2:00pm 16+ Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Eagles on the Illinois River
Hundreds of bald eagles over-winter in the Illinois River Valley. Learn about these incredible birds of prey as Peoria Audubon Society and Forest Park Nature Center offer a presentation and tours to view Bald Eagles along the river.
Sa 1/6 10:00am
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Sa 9/9
Sa 9/16
Sa 9/23
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm
The Big Sit
9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am
This event is part of a worldwide bird monitoring project organized by Bird Watcher’s Digest. We will be documenting all bird species seen in a 24 hour period at Tawny Oaks Prairie. This is
a fundraiser for us, so the more birds we see,
the more we earn. The more we earn, the more programs and services we can bring to you. You can participate by signing up to take a shift as an observer. You can also participate by pledging
to donate an amount for each species of bird we see. To be a part of the Big Sit as either a donor or counter, contact us at 418-7051.
Sa 10/7 Dawn to Dusk Ages: 10+ Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Sparrow ID Hike
While often abundant, native sparrows are notorious for being some of the most dif cult birds to spot and identify, so here’s your chance to learn them. Bring along your binoculars and eld guides as we head out into the prairie with the goal of nding 10 species of native sparrows. If you lack binoculars we will have some on hand to lend, and of course, all levels of experience are welcome.
Ages: 10+ Ages: 10+ Ages: 10+
Sa 10/7
Sa 10/14
Sa 10/21
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
Sa 10/7
Sa 10/14
Sa 10/21
Fee - R/NR: Dona ons appreciated
9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am 9:30-10:30am
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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. We’ll be dealing with exotic/ invasive species removal and lots of weeding, so bring gloves, sturdy shoes, and water. We’ll have all the tools necessary. It’s some of the most important ecological work we can do, and we need your help to make it happen. These experiences are for adults and teens over 14 years of age. For more information, contact Forest Park Nature Center at 686-3360.
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Day Date
Th 9/7 Th 9/14 Su 9/10 Th 9/21 Th 9/28
Sa 9/30 Th 10/5 Su 10/8 Th 10/12 Sa 10/14 Th 10/19 Th 10/26 Sa 11/18 Su 11/19 Su 12/3
What?
Singing Woods Prairie
Robinson Park Hill Prairie Workday Rocky Glen Workday
Forest Park Hill Prairie
Detweiller Park
Oak Woods Workday Donovan Park
Rocky Glen Workday
Camp Wokanda Hill Prairie Seed Collec on Workday Singing Woods Hill Prairie Tawny Oaks Prairie Honeysuckle Removal Rocky Glen Workday
Rocky Glen Workday
When?
9:00-11:30am 9:00-11:30am 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00-11:30am 9:00-11:30am
9:00-11:00am 9:00-11:30am 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00-11:30am 10:00-11:00am 9:00-11:30am 9:00-11:30am 10:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm
Where?
Meet at Tawny Oaks
ILLINOIS RIVER SWEEP
Meet at Forest Park Nature Center for this annual Illinois River clean up day. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers under 18 must have parent signature.
Sa 9/16 9:00am-12:00pm Forest Park Nature Center Check in beginning at 8:00am
Register at Forest Park Nature Center or by calling 686-3360.
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Meet at Mossville Road South Parking Lot
Meet at Rocky Glen Parking Lot
Meet at Forest Park Nature Center
Meet at Parking Lot by Pine and Dogwood Shelter in Detweiller Park
Meet at Tawny Oaks
Meet at Donovan Park Parking Lot Meet at Rocky Glen Parking Lot
Meet in Upper Lot at Camp Wokanda Meet at Forest Park Nature Center Meet at Tawny Oaks
Meet at Tawny Oaks
Forest Park Nature Center
Meet at Rocky Glen Parking Lot
Meet at Rocky Glen Parking Lot
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RESTORATION WORKSHOPS
Prescribed Fire Training Workshop
Prescribed re is one of the most important tools
in the ecological restoration toolbox for keeping
oak woodlands healthy and diverse. The Peoria
Park District has several areas that receive periodic prescribed burns, and it takes trained and dedicated volunteers to do this. Come out and learn all about how we conduct prescribed burns and learn how to be a crew member and participate in our prescribed burns in October and November.
MONTHLY MEETINGS at Forest Park Nature Center
Central Illinois Herpetological Society
1st Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.
Come and share or learn about the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles - centralillinoisherp.com.
Peoria Audubon Society
2nd Wednesday of each month (Sept-May) at 7:00pm.
Public meetings and presentations for bird lovers and general nature enthusiasts - peoriaaudubon.com.
Heart of Illinois Sierra Club
3rd Wednesday of each month (Sept-May) at 7:00pm.
Usually features a guest speaker followed by a discussion - [email protected]
Peoria Academy of Sciences Geology Society
4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Exploration of all aspects of geology through educational programs and eld trips to collect rocks, minerals, fossils, and more - pasgeology.com.
Sa 9/9 10:00am-3:00pm Ages: 18+ Dona ons Appreciated
Register by calling 686-3360
Prairie Seed Collection Workshop
Tawny Oaks
Our prairies at Tawny Oaks are loaded with seed this time of year. This seed helps us start new prairie plantings throughout the Park District. But the seed doesn’t pick itself, and that’s where we need your help. You will learn how to identify dormant plants, harvest methods, and how to clean and prep seed for planting.
Sa 9/30 1:00-3:00pm Sa 10/28 1:00-3:00pm Dona ons Appreciated
Ages: 14+ Ages: 14+
Tawny Oaks Tawny Oaks
WEEDY WEDNESDAYS
Give us a hand with a little weeding... it’s a great way to get some exercise and unwind after work. No experience needed, we
will provide you with tools and the weedy knowledge it requires.
There are a lot more opportunities to help with the grounds
of Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo. Call to nd out more!
Weeding will be canceled for rain/inclement weather.
W 9/6 5:30-7:00pm W 9/13 5:30-7:00pm W 9/20 5:30-7:00pm W 9/27 5:30-7:00pm
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TODDLER/PRESCHOOL
Franciscan Rec Complex
Motor Mites • Ages 1-5
This open gym is a great way to let little ones burn off lots of energy by playing freely with tumbling equipment, scooters, balls, hula hoops, and more. It's also a nice way for children and parents to socialize. Parent or guardian must attend.
Peoria PlayHouse
Tot Time • Ages 1-3
During this program for children up to 3 years
of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration.
Fee: $3/child or $25 for a 10-visit pass.
W 9/6 W 9/13 W 9/20 W 9/27 W 10/4 W 10/11 W 10/18 W 10/25 W 11/1 W 11/8 W 11/15 W 11/29 W 12/6 W 12/13 W 12/20 W 12/27
10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $1/child with admission
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Boats
Weather
Pets
Going to the Doctor Trees
Food
Fall
Dinosaurs
My Body Numbers Ge ng Dressed Trains
Le ers Snow Farm Colors
M, W, F F only M-F
9/6-10/30 9/6-12/29 11/1-2/28
9:15-11:15am 1:00-3:30pm 9:15-11:15am
*Not on 10/27
Groups are welcome at motor mites, or they may schedule a private session for a class or playgroup by calling the FRC at 699-6905.
Forest Park Nature Center
Preschool Party • Ages 2-5
Bring your little ones to the Nature Center for a “party” lled with fun and learning designed just for them! Each session features nature-themed activities and a craft, and if the weather permits, a walk outside.
Peoria Zoo
Zoo Tots • Ages 2-4
Fee: $9/$7 for FPNC members
Register online or call 686-3360
Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.
Fee: Member/Non-Member: $7/$15
Th 9/21 10:00-10:50am Bear Snores On Parent must a end with child. Call 681-3559 to register.
Proctor Center
Proctor’s Playhouse • Ages 1-5
Let your children take an adventure in Proctor’s Playhouse. We have scooters, tricycles, wagons, roller skates and play mats.
Fee: $1 drop-in/child
M-F 10/2-12/22 10:00am-1:00pm Parent must a end with child.
M 9/25 Sa 9/30 Sa 10/28 M 10/30 Sa 11/25 M 11/27 M 12/18 Sa 12/30
10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am
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GRADE SCHOOL
Camp Wokanda Forest Park Nature Center
Chinquapin Field Trip Day • Ages 6-12 Kids Compass Workshop • Ages 8-12
This day-long program will help us kick off this year’s festival and features some of the best Storytellers and Folk Musicians in the country. You will have the opportunity to see six different performances throughout the day.
Fee: $4/student; FREE for teachers and bus drivers Th 9/28 9:30-1:30pm
All students should bring a sack lunch.
Peoria Zoo
Homeschool (Formal) • Ages 5-13
Enjoy experiences beyond the four walls of a traditional classroom by exploring the Zoo in a unique homeschool experience. New topics at every class!
Fee - Member/Non-Member: $6/$12
Register by calling 681-3559
W 9/13 10:00-11:30am Animal Architects W 11/8 10:00-11:30am Symbiosis
W 12/13 10:00-11:30am Fascina ng Birds
Homeschool (Informal) • Ages 5-13
Enjoy experiences beyond the four walls of a traditional classroom by exploring the Zoo in a unique homeschool experience. New topics at every class!
Fee - Member/Non-Member: $6/$12 Register by calling 681-3559
Learn how to nd your way in the woods using a compass and a simple map. Kids will play compass games, complete a treasure hunt, and learn to navigate in the wild.
Fee: $9/$7 for FPNC members Register online or call 686-3360 Sa 9/23 10:00am-12:00pm #79225
Homeschool Nature Classes • Ages 6-12
This series of programs is for children who want to learn about Illinois’ natural world. These sessions will vary in topic and structure and children will participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing their knowledge and interest in each topic.
Fee: $9/$7 for FPNC members Register online or call 686-3360
Th 10/5 Th 11/2 Th 12/7
10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am
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#79222 Mammals of Illinois #79223 Fun with Fair Trade:
Chocolate
Winter Nature Art Series • Ages 5-10
Create a nature-inspired piece of art! Prepare to have fun and get messy.
Fee: $9/$7 for FPNC members
Register online or call 686-3360 #79226 Mini Snowmen #79227 Recycled Wreaths #79228 Mini Penguins
W 12/27 Th 12/28 F 12/29
10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am
Tu 8/29 Tu 9/26
Tu 10/31 Tu 11/21 Tu 12/19
10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am
10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am 10:00-11:30am
Down Under in Australia
Gather and Store (Ge ng Ready for Winter)
Small in Size, Large in Impact Primates of the World Deserts - Surviving the Heat
Reverse Science Fair • Ages 6-12
Keep your kids learning on their day off from school. You bring the kids, and we will set up the experiments. This science fair will have a series of interactive, nature themed displays to visit between 10:00am-2:00pm.
Fee: $5/$3 for FPNC members (Adults FREE!) M 1/15 10:00am-2:00pm
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Peoria PlayHouse
Kid Workshops • Ages 8-14
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Homeschool (Agriculture in the
Classroom) • Ages 8-12
This PlayHouse program is in collaboration with the Peoria County Farm Bureau. Homeschool programs include hands-on activities.
Fee - $5/child (does not include museum admission) Register by calling 323-6896
Older children learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively in PlayHouse Kid Workshops!
Fee: Member/Non-Member: $8/$12
Register by calling 323-6900 or at www.peoriaplayhouse.org
Sa 9/23 2:00-4:00pm
Sa 11/18 2:00-4:00pm
Sa 12/16 2:00-4:00pm
High Tech Fashion: Make cool accessories such as bracelets, hair clips, bu ons, and more, and then...light them up! We’ll use conduc ve thread and basic circuitry to make your crea ons shine!
Sweet Science: Experiment with a thermometer, sugar, and varying degrees of heat to make every- one’s favorite sweet treat...candy! You’re sure to love this ooey- gooey class!
Fabulous Fel ng: Using brightly colored wool and a special hand- tool, we’ll learn to felt, and create beau ful works of art on fabric!
Th 9/28
12:00-2:00pm
Pizza: Lots of people love pizza but where do those ingredients come from? Explore the journey from farm to pizza.
Farm Equipment and Technology: Farming is high- tech these days. Farmers use computerized tractors, drones, and more!
Pumpkins: Learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin plant.
Th 10/26 12:00-2:00pm
Th 11/30 12:00-2:00pm
Bicycle Safety Town
6518 N Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL
Open daily dawn to dusk, except during bicycle safety education class.
This one of a kind learning track, complete with traf c and road signs, provides a great place for younger riders to learn the rules
of the road or a safe arena for older, more experienced riders to have fun. The facility has a picnic shelter, a covered bleacher area, toddler-age playground, family restroom, as well as a paved path which links to the Rock Island Greenway. Bicycle safety education classes for primary school ages, scouting and youth groups are offered.
All bicyclists (toddlers, children, and adults) MUST wear properly tted helmets. Scooters, skateboards, roller skates/roller blades,
and motorized equipment are prohibited from the track. Bicycle Safety Town is also available for private shelter rental at $25/ hour.
Homeschool (STEAM) • Ages 6-12
This PlayHouse program is in collaboration with STEAM, where students explore a variety of topics related to science, mathematics, and art. Homeschool programs include hands-on activities.
Fee - $5/child (does not include museum admission) Register by calling 323-6896
Th 9/7 12:00-2:00pm
Th 10/12 12:00-2:00pm
Th 11/9 12:00-2:00pm
Th 12/14 12:00-2:00pm
Weather Wonders: Learn about meteorology with indoor and outdoor experiments.
Sugar Science: Try your hand at food science by exploring the chemistry of candy.
Genes & Me: Learn about gene cs and how each of us is unique by exploring inherited traits.
Art of Illusion: How does anima on work? Learn about the connec ons between op cs and neuroscience.
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Peoria Zoo
Zoo Snooze Program • All Ages
Ever had a giraffe peaking in your bedroom window? You can now when you spend the night at Peoria Zoo! Get a chance to sleep in Africa, enjoy nocturnal tours, meet some animals up close and nd out what the Zoo is like at night. Your group's adventure begins at 7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack and breakfast provided as well as admission into the Zoo the next day! This program is great for scouts, church groups, family reunions, and so many others!
Fee: $36/person, minimum of 20 people Register at 681-3559
Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure
Program • All Ages
A 30-45 minute program that enhances any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your group a chance to meet some animals up close!
Fee: call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559
Zoo Adventure Combo
Program • All Ages
Proctor Center
After School Program • Ages 6-14
Our programs include homework help, basketball, roller skating, arts and crafts, nutrition class and more. Van transportation at certain schools.
Fee: $30/year. Call 673-9183 for details
M-F 9/5-5/24 Sa 9/5-5/24
2:30-5:45pm 12:00-3:00pm
Logan Center
Fall Open House • All Ages
Meet the staff and join us for activities with your child(ren) on August 25. Learn more about what Logan has to offer throughout the 2017/18 school year.
After School Program • Ages 6-14
Our programs include homework help,nutrition, eldtrips, daily indoor and outdoor activites, and on various days an evening meal will be provided at a different site.
Fee: $25/child
M-F star ng 8/15
RiverPlex
2:30-5:45pm
Includes an Ed-Zoo-Cational program and adds a group tour through part of the Zoo to learn about the animals and answer questions. This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Fee: call for pricing, minimum of 10 people Register at 681-3559
Forest Park Nature Center
Boy Scout Merit Badge • Ages 13-18
Scouts are invited to Forest Park to earn a Partial Merit Badge on Mammal Study. Most requirements for this badge will be met during this session.
Winter Break Camp • Ages 5-12
Have a blast during your winter break from school. Our professional staff will provide a wide variety of activities including games, sport activities, holiday arts and crafts, play time in the AquaPlex and much more! Bring your own lunch and we will provide an afternoon snack and drink. Since we will be swimming, don’t forget your suit and towel!
Fee: $10 Sa 11/4
Register by October 28 online or call 686-3360 1:00-4:00pm
$30/$34; All 8 days $230/$263 6:45am-5:30pm
6:45am-5:30pm
6:45am-5:30pm 6:45am-5:30pm 6:45am-5:30pm 6:45am-5:30pm 6:45am-5:30pm 6:45am-5:30pm 6:45am-5:30pm
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Fee: R/NR: F 12/22
Tu 12/26
W 12/27 Th 12/28 F 12/29 Tu 1/2 W 1/3 Th 1/4
All 8 Days
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FUN AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Celebrate Peoria highlights the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of our community. Free with regular admission or Membership
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Su 9/17 12:00-5:00pm Su 10/29 12:00-5:00pm Su 11/5 12:00-5:00pm
Su 12/17 12:00-5:00pm
Rosh Hashanah - Join us we celebrate our Jewish community in Peoria and learn about the holiday Rosh Hashanah. Try some challah bread, make a tzedakah (charity) box, join in story me, and more!
Diwali - Diwali is a joyous Hindu holiday celebra ng the triumph of good over evil. Ac vi es will be presented in collabora on with the Hindu Temple of Central Illinois. Join us for ac vi es like making your own diya (lamp) and rangoli (sand oor art)!
Diá de los Muertos - Diá de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead” is a regional Mexican holiday that commemorates those who have passed away. Learn more about the holiday and the Mexican American community in Peoria by par cipa ng in family friendly ac vi es.
Christmas Around the World - Christmas is celebrated by Chris ans of various ethnic backgrounds here in Central Illinois. Enjoy family friendly ac vi es and learn about how the holiday is celebrated across cultures, from Mexican Posadas to German Christmas trees.
Family Workshops
Looking for a fun family activity? Here’s a chance to make things together. PlayHouse Family Workshop engage children ages 3-10 and their grown-ups in hands-on making.
Fee - Members: $10 for the rst child/$5 for each addi onal child Non-members: $15 for the rst child/$10 for each addi onal
Costume Swap & Create!
Halloween is fast approaching! What kind of costume will you wear?
Have old costumes to donate? Drop off your gently used costume at the Peoria PlayHouse anytime during the museum’s open hours, from October 1-15. In exchange, you will receive a “Costume Swap Voucher” - good for a free costume at the swap!
Then bring your voucher to the PlayHouse
on October 21, beginning at 10:00am, and choose a “new” costume from the costume swap collection.
Does your costume need something else - a hat, sword, or a prop of some sort? Beginning at 1:00pm on October 21, work with PlayHouse staff to create your own accessory!
child
Register at 323-6900 or www.peoriaplayhouse.org
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Sa 9/9
Sa 10/7
Sa 11/4
Sa 12/2
2:00-4:00pm
2:00-4:00pm
2:00-4:00pm
2:00-4:00pm
Pinball Power!: Shoot a ball through an obstacle course you built yourself! Then, we’ll turn the classroom into a mini arcade, and try out all of the games we’ve made!
Make Your Own Monster: Back by popular demand! Using conduc ve thread and basic circuitry, make your own light- up stu ed creature.
Treasure Hunt: Back by popular demand! Get bundled up in your warmest gear, because we are going on a hike! Families will place treasure boxes around Glen Oak Park, create detailed maps and clues, and take a try at nding them. Will you locate every box?
Funky Furniture: Take a vintage piece of furniture and turn it into a work of art by giving it a new, funky paint job that’s just your style! Families can bring their own furniture, or choose a piece we provide.
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FUN AT THE ZOO & LUTHY
Join us for a light breakfast while learning about the animal of the day. Then head down to their exhibit to see the featured animal in action!
Fee: Member Adult: $9, Member Child: $6 Non-Member Adult: $18, Non-Member Child: $12
With Luthy’s Herbology class, wizards, witches and muggles are welcomed to the world of Professor Sprout and Neville Longbottom. This class will be full of
scary plants, magical creatures, and wizardly good times. Dressing in wizard gear is encouraged, and we can guarantee you’ll be using that wand many times! Bring a clear 2-liter bottle with the top removed to take home a frighteningly feisty plant of your own!
Fee: Member/Non-Member: $10/$12
Sa 10/21 10:00-11:00am
Register before 10/14 at 681-3502 [email protected]
Experience the magic of Hogwarts at Luthy as we explore the world
of Harry Potter with our Chrysanthemum Show. Tour the Conservatory and all of the amazing... magical plants.
Fee: Dona on appreciated
10/6-10/29 10:00am-5:00pm
Kwanzaa Display
Come learn the signi cance of Mishumaa Saba and Sawadi at Luthy Botanical Garden’s Kwanzaa display. Kwanzaa
is an African-American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. Learn more about the amazing culture and plants associated with the African Continent.
Fee: Dona on appreciated 12/26-12/31 10:00am-5:00pm
Register by calling 681-3559
Sa 9/9 Su 9/10
9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am
Monkeys Monkeys
Behind the Scenes Tour
How much do rhinos weigh? Where do giraffes sleep? Find out on our behind the scenes tours. Visit the area the public does not normally get to see!
Fee: $24, Register at 681-3559 Sa 9/30 9:00-10:00am Sa 10/21 9:00-10:00am
Princess & Pirate Weekend
Come explore the Zoo dressed in your royal out t or your buccaneer best as we explore the world of princesses and pirates with a ZOO twist!
Fee: Regular admission or Membership Sa 9/16 11:00am-2:00pm Su 9/17 11:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate in costume and explore the plants found in Pirate and Princess Lore. First 50 people, in costume, get treasure. Throughout the
weekend, join in scavenger hunts and
FAMILY FUN
win prizes!
Fee: Dona ons appreciated
Sa 9/16 10:00am-5:00pm Su 9/17 10:00am-5:00pm
Continue your adventure at Luthy Botanical Garden!
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FUN AT SOMMER PARK
Hayrides & Hotdogs
Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For a small fee, you get so much: hotdogs for roasting, chips, baked beans, a s’more, and drinks. Vegetarian hotdogs, beans, and pork-free marshmallows are available. A hayrack ride is included, and children and adult costumes are strongly encouraged.
Civil War Winter Quarters
History comes to life at Sommer Park as Civil War soldiers prepare for their winter encampment. See what they eat, the clothes they wear and how they live in this time period.
Fee: $5/carload
Fee: $6 for ages 11+, $4 for ages 3-10
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Pioneer Days
Experience Peoria County in 1855 and participate in hands-on activities such as candle making, hayrides and children’s games.
Fee: $3/person Su 9/24
Su 10/29
Call 691-8423 with ques ons. 1:00-4:00pm
1:00-4:00pm
Sa 11/18 Su 11/19
10:00am-4:00pm 10:00am-2:00pm
Th 10/5 Th 10/12 Th 10/19 Th 10/26
5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 5:00-7:00pm
Fall Marshmallow Peep
Diorama Contest
Marshmallow Peeps aren’t just for Easter! Use the pumpkin, ghost, and cat Peeps to make a diorama of a famous occurrence or autumn/Halloween scene. Voting held each week at Hayrides & Hotdogs. Prize awarded to one individual scene and one classroom.
Entry due to Sommer Park by 10/2, please call 691-8423 for an applica on.
Christmas on the Ghost Front WWII
See how American & German soldiers lived on the Belgium front during a cold December in 1944. Find more information at www.centraiilww2.com or www.facebook.com/CentralIllinoisWw2Reenactors/
Sa 12/9
10:00am-4:00pm
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FUN AT FOREST PARK
Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt
Bring your digital camera or phone, and head out onto the trails to complete a nature-themed scavenger hunt. Complete as many challenges as you can, and when you’re done, show your photos to the naturalist back at the Nature Center.
Sa 10/21 10:00am-4:00pm Fee: Dona ons Appreciated
Kids’ Shop Away for the
Holiday
Bring the kids to the Nature Center to do their shopping. Items are priced $1 and up. Parents, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while we help little ones select and wrap presents for their loved ones.
Sa 12/16 1:00-4:00pm
FUN AT CAMP WOKANDA
Night Paddle & Camp re
Dinner
Join us for an evening on the Lake! Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and a camp re dinner are provided. Register by calling 579-2157.
F 9/15 6:00-9:00pm
Fee: $15/person or $50/family maximum
Camp re Ghost Stories
Join us on Friday the 13th for an evening of spooky stories and toasting marshmallows by the camp re. Aspiring storytellers & musicians are encouraged! Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on.
F 10/13 6:30-8:30pm Fee: Dona ons Appreciated
Santa’s Woodland Workshop
All ages are welcome to be one of Santa’s helpers at this workshop! Each “elf” can pick out three quality, hand-crafted gifts to construct and take home.
A variety of nature projects for all ages will be available. We will also have hot cocoa, treats, and a visit with Santa. Spaces are limited and registration is required! Register by calling 579-2157 or [email protected]
Sa 12/2 10:00am-12:30pm Sa 12/2 2:00pm-4:30pm Fee: $8/elf and $2/parent helper
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FUN AT THE NOBLE CENTER
Noble Center Fall Used Book Sale Noble Center Auditorium
This semi-annual used book sale includes thousands of gently used books for sale at bargain prices!
Saturday, October 21- 10:00am-6:00pm - Best Selection Sunday, October 22 - 12:00-5:00pm - 50% off Monday, October 23 - 12:00-7:00pm - 75% off
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Letters from Santa
Your child, grandchild, neighbor, or friend can receive a special le er from the jolly old man. Santa can tell them how good they have been, or give them a gentle reminder to clean their room.
There is a $4 fee for the le er. For families with more than one child the cost will be $4 for the rst child and $2 for addi onal children. For mul ple children all
le ers will be mailed together in the
same envelope, but each child’s le er will be individualized.
All forms must be turned into
the Noble Center by December 5.
Please ll out this form and return
with $4 cash or check by December 5 to:
Peoria Park District, 1125 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
This form allows Santa to personalize the letter to each individual.
Name ___________________________________________ Nickname ________________________________________ Age___________
Behavior to compliment _____________________________ Behavior to improve _______________________________ Favorite food _____________________________________ Sibling names _____________________________________ Pet names ________________________________________
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BASKETBALL
Youth Basketball Leagues
Youth of all ability levels will learn the skills necessary to enjoy the game of basketball
for life. Under the instruc on of volunteer coaches, par cipants will develop techniques, knowledge, and strategy with an emphasis on fun, sportsmanship, and fair play.
• 5 Years-Kindergarten: This league will involve 30 minutes of prac ce me and 30 minutes to play a game at the end of prac ce.
• Grades 1-4: Prac ces are 1 hour at 5:30 or 6:30 pm; Games on Saturday mornings will be played at 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00am at the RiverPlex or Lakeview.
• Grades 5-6: Prac ces are 1 hour at 7:30pm; Games on Saturday mornings will be played at 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00am at the RiverPlex or Lakeview.
• Parent-Athlete-Coach (PAC) Mee ngs are mandatory and take place at the loca on where your child is registered to play.
Fall League at Riverplex
M/Th Co-Ed, 5yrs-K M/Th/Sa Co-Ed, 1st-2nd M/Th/Sa Co-Ed, 3rd-4th
Girls Fall League at Riverplex
M/Sa 3rd-4th Th/Sa 3rd-4th M/Th/Sa 5th-6th
Min/Max: 10/60 11/2-12/16
Registra on Deadline: 10/27
Skills Evalua on - Th: 11/2, 5:30pm Skills Evalua on - Th: 11/2, 6:15pm
Registra on Deadline: 10/27
Skills Evalua on - Th: 11/2, 6:15pm Skills Evalua on - Th: 11/2, 6:15pm Skills Evalua on - Th: 11/2, 6:15pm
Registra on Deadline: 1/9
Registra on Deadline: 1/9
Fee: $50/$55 Fee: $60/$65 Fee: $60/$65
#79358 PAC Mee ng - M: 11/6, 5:30pm #79362 PAC Mee ng - M: 11/6, 5:30pm #79365 PAC Mee ng - M: 11/6, 6:15pm
Min/Max: 10/60 11/2-12/16
Fee: $50/$55 Fee: $50/$55 Fee: $60/$65
#79366 PAC Mee ng - M: 11/6, 6:15pm #79367 PAC Mee ng - M: 11/6, 6:15pm #79368 PAC Mee ng - M: 11/6, 6:15pm
Winter Leagues at Lakeview Rec Min/Max: 10/60 1/17-3/14
M, W M, Sa W, Sa M, Sa W, Sa
Co-Ed, 5yrs-K Co-Ed, 1st-2nd Co-Ed, 1st-2nd Boys, 3rd-4th Boys, 3rd-4th
Fee: $60/$65 Fee: $60/$65 Fee: $60/$65 Fee: $60/$65 Fee: $60/$65
#79360 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 5:30pm #79363 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 5:30pm #79364 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 5:30pm #79369 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 6:15pm #79370 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 6:15pm
Girls Winter Leagues at Lakeview Rec Min/Max: 10/60 1/17-3/14
M, Sa W, Sa M, Sa
3rd-4th Fee: $60/$65 3rd-4th Fee: $60/$65 5th-6th Fee: $60/$65
#79371 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 6:15pm #79372 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 6:15pm #79373 PAC Mee ng - W: 1/17, 6:15pm
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BASKETBALL
Youth Basketball Skills Camp
Lakeview Recreation Center
Participants will learn the basics and improve their skills in this instructional program. Skills will be taught through drills, games, and contests. Younger age groups will play on a shorter hoop and smaller ball, while 3rd-4th grades will play on a 10’ hoop.
Boys Middle School Basketball
League
Proctor Recreation Center
Bring a school team, a travel team or sign up as an individual for middle school basketball league. Grade levels are 5th-6th and 7th-8th.
Fee R/NR: $30/$45
Fee R/NR: $15
M 9/25-11/21
5:15-8:15pm
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M,W M,W M,W
10/2-10/25 10/2-10/25 10/2-10/25
5:00-5:45pm 5:45-6:45pm 6:45-7:45pm
5yrs-K #79381 1st-2nd #79382 3rd-4th #79383
I Got Game Youth Basketball
Proctor Recreation Center
Learn to dribble, pass, and shoot the basketball at an early age. Rims are lowered and the ball is smaller for little hands.
Fee R/NR: $25
Sa 10/7-10/28 10:15am #39230
Peoria Park District Athletics Now O ers Text Alerts!
To receive text messages about speci c programs, including eld conditions, closures, rainouts, etc.
Simply text the corresponding keyword below to 888-505-9309.
You will receive text alerts about our programs. You may receive up to ve messages per month. Text STOP to cancel. Message & data rates apply. Terms & Conditions available by email at [email protected]
Youth Sports Gold Sponsors
YSOCCER ASOCCER TEEBALL COACHPITCH BASEBALL MSOFTBALL TSOFTBALL WSOFTBALL THSOFTBALL FSOFTBALL SSOFTBALL BASKETBALL KICKBALL LAKEVIEW FRC
Youth Soccer
Adult Soccer
Tee Ball
Coach Pitch
Minors/Majors
Monday Night So ball Tuesday Night So ball Wednesday Night So ball Thursday Night So ball
Friday Night So ball
Sunday Night So ball
Youth Basketball League
Adult Kickball League Lakeview Rec Center programs Franciscan Rec Programs
Youth Sports Silver Sponsors
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SOCCER
Happy Feet Soccer • Ages 2-6
Happy Feet is a fun “story- me with a soccer ball” program primarily for kids ages 2-5 (one session for ages 4-6 at Sterling Middle School). Each session has a 30-45 minute structured soccer ac vity including a 15 minute game scenario to showcase soccer skills. All sessions are held indoors.
Ages 2-3 have 30 minutes of Happy Feet Instruc on. Ages 4-6 have 30 minutes of Happy Feet instruc on and 30 minutes of scrimmage me. Fee R/NR: $36/$41
Mornings - RiverPlex
F 10/6-11/3
F 10/6-11/3
F 10/6-11/3
F 11/10-12/15* F 11/10-12/15* F 11/10-12/15* *No class 11/24
9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am
Age: 2 Age: 2-3 Age: 4-5 Age: 2 Age: 2-3 Age: 4-5
Age: 2 Age: 2 Age: 3 Age: 3 Age: 2 Age: 2 Age: 3 Age: 3
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Mornings - Lakeview Recrea on Center
Evenings - Lakeview Recrea on Center
Tu 10/3-10/31 Tu 10/3-10/31 Tu 10/3-10/31 Tu 11/7-12/5 Tu 11/7-12/5 Tu 11/7-12/5 Th 10/5-11/2 Th 10/5-11/2 Th 10/5-11/2 Th 11/9-12/14* Th 11/9-12/14* Th 11/9-12/14* *No class 11/23
9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am
Age: 2 Age: 3 Age: 4-5 Age: 2 Age: 3 Age: 4-5 Age: 2 Age: 3 Age: 4-5 Age: 2 Age: 3 Age: 4-5
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W 10/4-11/1 W 10/4-11/1 W 10/4-11/1 W 10/4-11/1 W 11/8-12/6 W 11/8-12/6 W 11/8-12/6 W 11/8-12/6
5:30-6:00pm 6:00-6:30pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:00-6:30pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:00-6:30pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:00-6:30pm
Proctor Recrea on Center - NEW Loca on!
W 9/20-10/18 W 9/20-10/18 W 9/20-10/18
9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am 10:30-11:15am
Ages: 2-3 Ages: 2-3 Ages: 4-6
LITTLE PINTS
Little Pint Sports • Ages 3-6
These classes provide an introduc on to athle cs by covering a variety of sports. Scaled down equipment is used to cover the basic rules and skills of basketball, baseball, football, and soccer.
Li le Pint Soccer - introduc on to soccer
Li le Pint All Sport - introduc on to ve sports with a new sport each week.
Pee Wee Flag Football - introduc on to football
Pee Wee Baseball - introduc on to baseball
Th 9/28-10/26 Sa 9/30-10/28 Sa 11/4-12/9 Th 9/28-10/26 Sa 9/30-10/28 Tu 11/4-12/9 Th 10/4-10/25 Th 11/8-11/29 Th 9/30-10/28 Th 11/4-12/9
5:30pm Age: 3-4 8:30am Age: 3-4 8:30am Age: 3-4 6:15pm Age: 3-4 9:15am Age: 3-4 9:15am Age: 3-4 5:00pm Age: 3-4 5:00pm Age: 3-4 10:00am Age: 5-6 10:00am Age: 5-6
Li le Pint Soccer Li le Pint Soccer Li le Pint Soccer Li le Pint All Sport Li le Pint All Sport Li le Pint All Sport Li le Pint All Sport Li le Pint All Sport Pee Wee Football Pee Wee Baseball
Fee R/NR: $27/$32 Fee R/NR: $27/$32 Fee R/NR: $27/$32 Fee R/NR: $27/$32 Fee R/NR: $27/$32 Fee R/NR: $27/$32 Fee R/NR: $20/$24 Fee R/NR: $20/$24 Fee R/NR: $30/$35 Fee R/NR: $30/$35
Lakeview Rec Center Lakeview Rec Center Lakeview Rec Center Lakeview Rec Center Lakeview Rec Center Lakeview Rec Center Franciscan Rec Complex Franciscan Rec Complex Lakeview Rec Center Lakeview Rec Center
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BOXING & JUMP ROPE
Basic Boxing Techniques
Proctor Recreation Center
Endurance, cardio, power, and strength... a
boxing workout can give you all of this and more. Workouts include using the heavy bag and the speed bag, doing oor exercises and jumping rope.
Fee R/NR: $40 Tu/Th 10/3-10/26 Tu/Th 11/7-12/5
Ages: 10-18 5:30-7:00pm #79233 5:00-6:30pm #79234
Double Dutch Jump Rope
Proctor Recreation Center
Double Dutch rope jumping is an excellent way to promote physical tness, athletic excellence and positive recreational activities for all youth.
Fee R/NR: $10 Ages: 6-14 Tu/Th 9/19-11/9 5:00-6:00pm
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ICE SKATING
PUBLIC SKATE
These sessions provide recreational skating for the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy leisure skating regardless of age or skill level. Have fun ice skating with friends to music.
Junior (12 & under): $4, Senior (65 & over): $4, Adult (13 & over): $5, Skate Rental: $3
Regular Public Skate Hours:
Summer Schedule con nuing un l October 1:
M-F 1:00-2:30pm F 7:00-8:45pm Sa 6:30-8:30pm Fall hours beginning October 2:
Holiday Public Skate Hours:
M, W, F M, W, F Tu, Th F
Sa Su
9:00-11:00am 1:00-2:30pm 7:30-9:15pm 7:30-9:15pm 6:45-8:30pm 2:15-4:00pm
Sa 12/16
M-F 12/18-12/22 Sa 12/23
Su 12/24
M 12/25
Tu-F 12/26-12/29 Su 12/31
M 1/1
Tu-F 1/2-1/5
2:30-4:30pm (Skate with Santa) 9:30am-2:30pm
5:00-8:00pm
11:00am-2:00pm (Only) CLOSED
9:30am-2:30pm 11:00am-2:00pm (Only) CLOSED 9:30am-2:30pm
No Public Skate 8/4, 8/5, 8/7-11, 8/19, 8/26, 9/4, 11/23, 12/25, 1/1
Ways To Save When You Public Skate
• Public Skate Passes: Purchase a 10 Session Admission Pass (Skate Rental Not Included): Junior/Senior: $32 Adult: $42
• Group Reservations: Reservation request must be made 2 weeks in advance and is subject to availability. No passes or other discounts apply. $4.75 per person for 10-50 participants. A non-refundable deposit of $23.75 required for groups of 20 or more.
• Student Discount: $1 off admission when you present your student ID
• Learn to Skate Participants: $4.75 (admission/rental) per person for you and anyone with
you when you show the receipt from the current session you are enrolled in.
• Family Skate returns October 8 Every Sunday families (up to 5 people) can skate for $25
including skate rental. Additional skaters pay $4.75/person.
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Learn to Skate Group Class Participant Information:
Each class/time must meet a minimum in order to run. Clothing: Warm clothing with mittens/gloves, hats and protective head gear for young children recommended. Wear one pair of thin socks. Skates: Skate rental is included with the cost of the class and should be your shoe size to one size above. For more information, go to peoriaparks.org/owens-center-skating-school. Register for classes at the Owens Center.
Skating Stars • Age 3-6
Whether your child wants to play hockey, gure skate, or needs a FUN activity, Skating Stars is where it's at! Skating Stars is comprised of 3 levels with 26 elements. Skate rental is included.
Skating Stars 4 Week Beginner
Class • Age 3-6
Whether your child wants to play hockey, gure skate, or needs a FUN activity, This class is for rst time skaters only and offered to those who want to learn how to skate but do not want to commit to the 8 week session. Skating Stars is comprised of 3 levels with 26 elements. Skate rental is included.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82 M 9/11-10/30 W 9/13-11/1 W 9/13-11/1 W 9/13-11/1 W 9/13-11/1 Th 9/14-11/2 Th 9/14-11/2 Sa 9/16-11/4 Sa 9/16-11/4 M 11/6-1/15 W 11/8-1/17 W 11/8-1/17 W 11/8-1/17 W 11/8-1/17 Th 11/9-1/20 Th 11/9-1/20 Sa 11/11-1/20 Sa 11/11-1/20
5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am 5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00am 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am
No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4 No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4 No class 11/25, 12/30, 1/6 No class 11/25, 12/30, 1/6
Fee - R/NR: $42/$52 M 10/9-10/30 W 10/11-11/1 W 10/11-11/1 W 10/11-11/1 W 10/11-11/1 Th 10/12-11/2 Th 10/12-11/2 Sa 10/14-11/4 Sa 10/14-11/4 M 12/11-1/15 W 12/13-1/17 W 12/13-1/17 W 12/13-1/17 W 12/13-1/17 Th 12/14-1/18 Th 12/14-1/18 Sa 12/16-1/20 Sa 12/16-1/20
5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15am 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30pm 5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45pm 9:45-10:30pm
No class 12/25, 1/1 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/28, 1/4 No class 12/28, 1/4 No class 12/30, 1/6 No class 12/30, 1/6
Register for classes at the Owens Center. Questions? Call 686-3368.
Fall Spectacular Ice Skating Competition-Exhibition
Owens Center hosts this annual in-house ISI Sanctioned competition-exhibition. It is open to gure skaters and group class participants interested in competing. Spectators are welcome!
Friday, September 22 • 5:30pm Owens Center • FREE Admission
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ICE SKATING
Super Skates • Ages 7-15
Whether your child wants to play hockey, gure skate, or needs a FUN activity, Super Skates is their starting point. Come out and try our 10 level program, skate rental is included.
Super Skates 4 Week
Beginner Class • Ages 7-15 This 10 level program is for rst time skaters only and offered to those who want to do not want to commit to the 8 week session. Skate rental included.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82 M 9/11-10/30 W 9/13-11/1 W 9/13-11/1 W 9/13-11/1 W 9/13-11/1 Th 9/14-11/2 Th 9/14-11/2 Sa 9/16-11/4 Sa 9/16-11/4 M 11/6-1/15 W 11/8-1/17 W 11/8-1/17 W 11/8-1/17 W 11/8-1/17 Th 11/9-1/20 Th 11/9-1/20 Sa 11/11-1/20 Sa 11/11-1/20
5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am 5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00am 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am
No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4 No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4 No class 11/25, 12/30, 1/6 No class 11/25, 12/30, 1/6
Fee - R/NR: $42/$52 M 10/9-10/30 W 10/11-11/1 W 10/11-11/1 W 10/11-11/1 W 10/11-11/1 Th 10/12-11/2 Th 10/12-11/2 Sa 10/14-11/4 Sa 10/14-11/4 M 12/11-1/15 W 12/13-1/17 W 12/13-1/17 W 12/13-1/17 W 12/13-1/17 Th 12/14-1/18 Th 12/14-1/18 Sa 12/16-1/20 Sa 12/16-1/20
5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am 5:15-6:00pm 10:00-10:45am 1:00-1:45pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 4:45-5:30pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 9:45-10:30am
No class 12/25, 1/1 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/28, 1/4 No class 12/28, 1/4 No class 12/30, 1/6 No class 12/30, 1/6
Jump & Spin
Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves necessary for freestyle tests. The 10 level program takes skaters from beginner jump & spins to mastering an axel and having knowledge of all the spin positions. Pre-Requisite: Super
Skate level 7 and
currently enrolled in Super Skates.
Booster Lessons
Receive help on new skills or reinforce dif cult skills with private instruction from a member of our Booster Staff. Must be enrolled in current group skating lessons.
Fee: $35 Other restric ons apply, ask about eligibility
Power Skating Class
Prepare for an intense on-ice workout! This class helps strengthen the skater’s endurance and speed. Get ready to have fun while working up a sweat. This class corresponds with the monthly freestyle schedule. Pre-requisite: Learn to Skate Level 8
Fee: $6 walk-on or $50 for 10 Session Punch Card Sa 9/16 8:15-8:45am
(2) 30 minute lessons (3) 30 minute lessons (4) 30 minute lessons (2) 30 minute lessons (3) 30 minute lessons (4) 30 minute lessons
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82 M 9/11-10/30 W 9/13-11/1 Th 9/14-11/2 Sa 9/16-11/4 M 11/6-1/15 W 11/8-1/17 Th 11/9-1/18
5:15-6:00pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 5:15-6:00pm 4:30-5:15pm 5:30-6:15pm
9/11-11/4 9/11-11/4 9/11-11/4 11/6-1/20 11/6-1/20 11/6-1/20
Fee: $35 Fee: $50 Fee: $65 Fee: $35 Fee: $50 Fee: $65
Package A
Package B
Package C
Package A
Package B
Package C
Contact j [email protected] for more informa on.
No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1 No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4
Register for classes at the Owens Center.
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ICE SKATING/HOCKEY
Synchronized Skating
Interested in joining a synchronized skating team? HOI’s River City Gems welcomes new skaters each season. All levels are encouraged
to participate. Practices
held throughout the week.
Contact Shawna Ludy at [email protected] for more information.
Heart of Illinois Skating Club
A local organization for gure skating membership that offers competing, testing, synchronized skating and special events. For more information, like them on Facebook.
Hockey at Owens Center
PEORIA MUSTANGS 2017-18 HOME SCHEDULE
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY 2017-18 HOME SCHEDULE
Saturday, 9/9 vs Sunday, 9/10 vs Saturday, 9/16 vs Sunday, 9/17 vs Saturday, 9/23 vs Sunday, 9/24 vs Saturday, 10/14 vs Sunday, 10/15 vs Saturday, 10/28 vs Sunday, 10/29 vs Saturday, 11/4 vs Sunday, 11/5 vs
Saturday, 11/11 Saturday, 12/9 Sunday, 12/10
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY 2017-18 HOME SCHEDULE
Friday, 9/29 Saturday, 9/30 Friday, 10/20 Friday, 10/27 Saturday, 10/28 vs Friday, 12/1 vs Saturday, 12/2 vs
St. Louis St. Louis La Crosse La Crosse Evansville Evansville Metro
Metro Lans
Lans Nashville Nashville Wisconsin
Friday, 9/8 vs Saturday, 9/9 vs Friday, 9/15 vs Saturday, 9/16 vs Friday, 10/20 vs Saturday, 10/21 vs Wednesday, 11/1 vs Friday, 11/3 vs Saturday, 11/4 vs Friday, 11/17 vs Saturday, 11/18 vs Friday, 11/17 vs Saturday, 11/18 vs
Indiana University Indiana University St. Louis University St. Louis University Concordia University Concordia University Illinois State
Aurora University Aurora University Iowa State University Iowa State University Western Illinois Western Illinois
vs
vs St. Louis vs St. Louis
WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 2017-18 HOME SCHEDULE
vs Wisconsin
vs Wisconsin
vs University of Illinois
Friday, 9/15 vs Saturday, 9/16 vs Friday, 11/3 vs Saturday, 11/4 vs Friday, 11/17 vs Saturday, 11/18 vs Friday, 12/1 vs Saturday, 12/2 vs
Lewis
Lewis
Washington University Washington University Bradley D3
Bradley D3
Wheaton
Wheaton
vs
Nebraska Nebraska Aurora Aurora
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ICE SKATING/HOCKEY
Path to skating success at Owens Center
Skating Stars (Ages 3-6)
Levels 1-3
Additional Learn to Skate Participant Options!
Figure Skating - Competing/Testing
ISI Membership
U.S. Figure Skating Membership Heart of Illinois Figure Skating Club Synchronized Skating Team
Boosters
Private Lessons
Be A Player (Ages 5-13)
Super Skates (Ages 7-15)
Levels 1-10
Intro to Hockey II
Jump & Spin
Must complete Level 7 Super Skates
Minor Hawks (Ages 3-8)
Pre Hockey
Adults (Ages 16+)
Levels 1-10
Adult Hockey League (Ages 18+)
Hockey 101
Adult Jump & Spin
Must complete Level 7 Super Skates
Peoria Youth Hockey Organization
USA Hockey Membership House or Travel League Pre-Season Conditioning Clinics
Ice Skating Institute (ISI)
USFS & HOI Membership
River City Gems Synchro
PYHA Mini Mites (Ages 3-6)
PYHA (Ages 7-18)
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HOCKEY
Pre-Hockey
Learn the preliminary fundamentals of hockey while increasing your skating skills. The Coordinator of Hockey must approve your skill level to take this class. Full equipment required. For ages 5-13.
Peoria Youth Hockey Association (PYHA)
Peoria Youth Hockey Association exists to promote the growth of ice hockey in the
Peoria area by encouraging, developing and administering the sport. PYHA endeavors to develop and prepare players and coaches to achieve optimal performance at all levels while providing essential information, quality instruction and a positive experience through participation in the program.
• Travel and House Hockey Leagues
• Pre-Season Conditioning
• Used Equipment Sale • Clinics
Learn more at pyha.org
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82
M 11/6-1/15 5:15pm
Hockey 101
No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1
Specialized attention on the basic skills of
hockey including skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting. This class is for the beginner to intermediate level player. Full equipment required. For ages 5-10.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82
Sa 11/11-1/20 9:45am
Be A Player
No class 11/25, 12/30, 1/6
Focus on stickhandling, passing, shooting, and game situations. Prerequisite: Completed Super Skates Level 1 or have played one season of PYHA. Full equipment required. For ages 5-13.
Fee - R/NR: $60
Sa 9/9-10/7 9:45am
Chicago Blackhawks/Minor
Hawk Learn to Play Program
The Chicago Blackhawks, Peoria Park District and PYHA host this 5 week program with focus on skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting, and cross ice game play.
Eligibility: Not more than one year experience
in PYHA. Register with USA Hockey at usahockeyregistration.com. USA hockey registration is free for players 6 and under and $40 for ages
7 and up. Proof of membership is required at registration. Receive a free Blackhawk jersey for participating! Full equipment rental is provided. For ages 3-8.
Fee - R/NR: $60
Sa 9/9-10/7 11:00am
Freestyle & Development Hockey
Sessions are available to practice freestyle and hockey skills and/or to receive private instruction. Scheduled times and rules are available at the rink and online at peoriaparks.org. Ages 3+
Edge the Competition with a Premium Sharpening!
Skate Sharpening: $8.00
New Skates & Heavily Rusted Skates: $2.00 additional
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GOLF
Family Golf Lessons
Learn together in ve 1-hour lessons at the Golf Learning Center. Bring your bag, four clubs, and a putter. Children must register with an adult. Rental clubs are available at no charge. Age 7+.
No Pressure Family Golf Lessons
Bring the family out and learn together on the course! This four-week course will be played at Madison
Golf Course where there are family friendly tees for the youngest of golfers. Families will receive expert instruction before and during the round to give you instruction in real playing situations. Rental clubs are available at no charge.
Fee - R/NR: $60/$65 (for family up to 4); $5 each for up to two addi onal members.
Sa 9/23-10/14 2:00-3:00pm #76726
Braves Golf Academy serves all levels of players from beginner to advanced for ages junior high through adult. They offer programs such as Get Golf Ready (group classes for beginners), season long coaching (typically over 5-6 weeks) as well as individual lessons. Fall and winter opportunities include short game and long game coaching as well as a golf speci c tness program.
Our Growing Golfers programs introduces golf in a fun and relatable way to the youngest
athlete.
Programs begin as early as age 2 and run through junior high. Fall and winter opportunities will be offered at the Golf Learning Center as well as Bradley's indoor golf facility.
For more information on BGA’s upcoming programs contact Coach Mary Swanson, LPGA at 677-2627, [email protected] or visit centralilgolf.com.
Fee - R/NR: Adult $60/$65; Child $45/$50 Sa 8/19-9/16 2:00-3:00pm Classes 1-3 at Golf Learning Center Classes 4-5 at Madison Golf Course
#76726
THANK YOU TO OUR 2O17 SCORECARD AND TEE SIGN SPONSORS!
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Our Golf Courses include:
Detweiller Golf Course Kellogg Golf Course Kellogg Executive Nine Madison Golf Course & Newman Golf Course
For information on course rates and tournaments, please go to www.pppdgolf.org
Adult Beginner Outdoor
Lessons
Five 1-hour sessions at the Golf Learning Center covering everything from driving to putting. Rental clubs are available at no charge. Age: 18+
Fee - R/NR: $60/$65
Tu 8/29-9/26 5:30-6:30pm #79543 Th 8/31-9/28 5:30-6:30pm #79544
Play-N-Learn for Women
In this
four-week
course,
you will
learn while
you play!
There will
be expert
instruction
before and
during the
round to
give you lessons in real playing situations. You will learn course etiquette, pace of play, and relaxed rules all while meeting new people. Don’t have clubs? No problem, they will be provided at no charge if needed! Age: 18+
Fee - R/NR: $60/$65
Su 9/24-10/15 1:00-3:00pm #79583
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FootGolf
at Detweiller Golf Course
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports
of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups.
Adult 9 holes........................................$9.00 Adult 18 holes....................................$11.00 Junior (17 & under) up to 18 holes..........$5.00 Family of 4 Special: 9 holes (walking).. $21.00 Soccer Ball Rental..........................$3.00/ball
GOLF
SPORTS & FITNESS


RUNNING
The 39th Annual Zoo Run Run is a fun and healthy way to show your support of Peoria Zoo!
VOLUNTEER! Page 86
Saturday, August 26 at 8:00am
The event consists of a Youth mile run for ages 12 and under, a mile walk for all ages, and a 5K (3.1 mile) Grand Prix Race that winds through the Zoo and Glen Oak Park.
Fee: 5K/1M Walk: $25 Early Bird/$30 after 8/20 Youth M: $12 Early Bird/$15 after 8/20 Registration forms available at Peoria Zoo or link to our new online registration option at peoriazoo.org
47th ANNUAL
PEORIA TURKEY TROT
VOLUNTEER! Page 86
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 • 1:00pm DETWEILLER PARK
Join us rain, shine, or snow for Peoria’s oldest running race, a 4-mile run through Detwieiller Park. The top two nishers in each division receive a trophy and a turkey, compliments of Kroger. All entrants receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt. A 1/2 mile youth fun-run will take place immediately before the start of the run. Register at the Noble Center. Questions? Contact us at 681-2866 or [email protected]
Fee: $16 through 11/15 $14 for IVS members $18 after 11/15
$2 Youth Fun Run (no t-shirt)
The Turkey Trot is proudly sponsored by: The Peoria Park District, Running Central, Kroger, Rudd’s Team & Trophy, and Illinois Valley Striders.
We have miles and miles of trails for running, walking, and biking. Find more information in the Featured Facilities section!
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Gentle Yoga
Reduce stress and improve muscle tone and exibility with modi ed yoga. This class is suitable for beginners, those with experience, and adults with varying ability and physical limitations. Postures are modi ed by using the chair, barre, or standing position to accommodate all levels.
Fee - $4.50/punch or $48 card Ages: 50+, but over 18 welcome T/Th 9/5-10/12 9:00-9:50am Franciscan Rec T/Th 10/31-12/14 9:00-9:50am Franciscan Rec
*This class is also available for drop-in with a punch pass. $4.50/punch or $48 per card.
Drop in Yoga
Reduce stress while toning and stretching. This tness based class has an emphasis on poses and breathing, and is appropriate for all ages and tness levels.
Yoga with Jean Sloan
Experience the many bene ts of yoga in the tranquil setting of Forest Park Nature Center. This beginning and beyond class combines postures, breathing practices, and relaxation with an emphasis on self-acceptance and exploration. No prior experience is necessary.
Fee - $10 drop-in* Ages: 16+
M ongoing 5:30-6:45pm FPNC *Discount packages available.
Fee - Tu
F M/W M/W M/W M/W F
F
$4.50/punch or $48 card
Ages: 16+ Franciscan Rec Franciscan Rec Franciscan Rec Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center
Tai Chi
ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing ongoing
11:00-11:50am 9:30-10:20am 6:30-7:20pm 8:30-9:30am 12:00-1:00pm 6:15-7:15pm 8:30-9:30am 10:00-1:00pm
Tai Chi reduces tension and improves circulation and balance while increasing strength and exibility through stretching and turning within a sequence of movements that improve the health of body, mind, and spirit.
YOGA & TAI CHI
Fee - $32
Tu/Th 9/12-10/5
Tu/Th 9/12-10/5
Tu/Th 10/10-11/2 Tu/Th 10/10-11/2 Tu/Th 11/7-12/7* Tu/Th 11/7-12/7*
*No class 11/21 or 11/23
Ages: 50+ Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center Noble Center
#79287 #79288 #79289 #79290 #79354 #79355
3:15-4:00pm 5:30-6:15pm 3:15-4:00pm 5:30-6:15pm 3:15-4:00pm 5:30-6:15pm
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ADULT LEAGUES/GYMS
RiverPlex Fall Indoor Volleyball
Volleyball moves indoors for the fall and winter months at the RiverPlex, and includes 6 person co-ed teams. There are 4 indoor sessions each year: Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec, Jan-Feb, and Mar-Apr. Registration is required. Teams entered in the previous session will be given priority until August 25. New teams will then be added on a rst come, rst served basis. Register by contacting [email protected]
Fee and length of session depends on number of teams in
division.
Su 9/10
Tu 9/12
Tu 9/13
Contact [email protected] with ques ons.
Pickleball Open Gym
A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Ages: 18+ 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm
Women’s League Coed 6’s
Coed 6’s
6-8 weeks 6-8 weeks 6-8 weeks
Franciscan Rec Complex
Fee: $3/visit or $25/10 visit punch card Tu/Th 8/15-10/31 9:00-11:00am Tu/Th 11/2-2/27 1:00-3:00pm Tu/Th ongoing 5:30-7:30pm
RiverPlex
Fee: $3/visit, Free for RiverPlex Members W 9/6-5/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Lakeview Rec Center
Fee: $3/visit or $25/10 visit punch card M/F 8/28-12/29 9:00-11:00am
FREE Pickleball Clinic
Ages: 18+
Ages: 18+
Ages: 18+
Adult Co-Rec Dodgeball League
Co-Rec teams of 6-10 players (with at least two females) will put it all on the line trying to outlast opponents
at the Franciscan Rec Complex. Registration packets are available at FRC, the Noble Center, or online. Registration deadline: 9/15
Fee - R/NR: $75/$80 per team, $10/$15 per player Su 9/24-11/12 6:00-9:00pm #79244
Open Badminton
A fun sport that involves using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.
Lakeview Rec Center
Fee: $5/visit Ages: 18+
Su 9/10-12/17 9:00-11:00am
Lunch Hour Noon Ball
Come to Proctor Center and stay in shape by playing basketball or lifting weights over your lunch hour. Drop in or use with your membership.
Proctor Rec Center
Fee: $3/visit or Free for Proctor Members Ages: 18+ M-F 9/15-12/22 9:00am-2:30pm
Sa 9/15-12/22 9:00am-2:30pm
This clinic, taught by volunteer instructors, is for people interested in the sport but who have never played and want to learn basic skills and rules.
Franciscan Rec Complex
Fee: Free
Tu 9/19 Th 10/19
Ages: 18+ 1:00-3:00pm
1:00-3:00pm
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ICE SKATING/HOCKEY
Adult Skating Lessons
Looking for a new activity or challenge, want to play hockey or gure skate and do not know where to start? Come out and try our adult skating lessons and gain the fundamental skills needed to excel. Skate rental is included. Ages 16+.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82 W 9/13-11/1 Th 9/14-11/2 Sa 9/16-11/4 W 11/8-1/17 Th 11/9-1/18 Sa 11/11-1/20
5:15-6:00pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 5:15-6:00pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am
No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4 No class 11/25, 12/30, 1/6
Winter Adult Hockey League
This league is based on a combination of USA Hockey and Owens Center Adult Hockey League rules. Full rules may be found at peoriaparks.org/ hockey-leagues. This is a NO CHECK and NO FIGHT league.
Fee for skater R/NR: $230/$240
Fee for goalie R/NR: $90/$100
Late Fee: $25 if not received by 4:00pm on 9/29
Day TBA 10/14 17 game guarantee Ages: 18+
Freestyle and Developmental
Hockey
Sessions are available to prac ce freestyle and hockey skills and/or to receive private instruc on. Scheduled mes and rules are available at the rink and online. Ages 3+.
For more informa on go to: peoriaparks.org/freestyle-developmental-hockey-schedule
Adult 4 Week Beginner Class
This class is for rst time skaters only and offered
to those who want to learn how to skate but do not want to commit to the 8 week session. Skate rental is included. Ages 16+.
Fee - R/NR: $42/$52 W 10/11-11/1 Th 10/12-11/2 Sa 10/14-11/4 W 12/13-1/17 Th 12/14-1/18 Sa 12/16-1/20
5:15-6:00pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am 5:15-6:00pm 5:30-6:15pm 9:00-9:45am
No class 12/27, 1/3 No class 12/28, 1/4 No class 12/30, 1/6
Adult Jump & Spin
Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves necessary for freestyle tests. This 10 level program takes skaters from beginner jump & spins to mastering an axel and having knowledge of all the spin positions. Perquisite: Completed Adult level 7 and be concurrently enrolled in Adult skating lessons. Ages 16+.
Fee - R/NR: $72/$82
W 9/13-11/1 5:15-6:00pm W 11/8-1/17 5:15-6:00pm
No class 11/22, 12/27, 1/3
Register for classes at the Owens Center.
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EXERCISE
Burn Zone
This class brings a whole
new meaning to the term
burn zone! Focusing on
lean muscle building, you’ll work through different strengthening exercises, all while using heart rate technology to monitor your effort and progress, helping you to push yourself harder and longer. RiverPlex heart rate monitors are available at the OSF Marketplace.
Fee - M/NM: 6 sessions $69/$99; 10 sessions $115/$165; 12 sessions $125/$180
M/W 9/11-10/18 5:15am
Tu/Th 9/12-10/19 9:00am
Tu/Th 9/12-10/19 5:30pm
Register at the RiverPlex front desk or call 282-1506.
HIRT
Tired of spending hours at the
gym doing cardio just to burn
those pesky extra calories? Is
your schedule too busy for a time
consuming weight lifting routine? What if you could burn loads of calories and build lean muscle at the SAME time in just an hour or less? Good news - you can, but it might HIRT!
Fee - M/NM: 6 sessions $69/$99; 10 sessions $115/$165; 12 sessions $125/$180
M/W 11/6-12/13 5:30m
Tu/Th 11/7-12/19 9:00am
Tu/Th 11/7-12-19 5:30pm
Register at the RiverPlex front desk or call 282-1506.
Cardio Core
Prepare for an
intense workout
using bodyweight and low impact exercises, targeting every possible muscle group! Exactly as
it sounds, this class will torch calories and kick your metabolism into high gear with heart pumping cardio while carving out your core!
Fee - M/NM: 6 sessions $69/$99; 10 sessions $115/$165; 12 sessions $125/$180
M 10/23-11/27 5:30pm
F 10/27-12/8 5:30am
Register at the RiverPlex front desk or call 282-1506.
Sports Performance
At RiverPlex Sports Performance, our overall goal is to develop the person, and not just the athlete. We focus on the knowledge and skills to be successful not only in athletics, but in life.
We have over 10+ years of experience speci c to sports performance in the middle school through professional levels. Graduate level schooling speci c to sports performance, exercise science, and physical therapy
makes our programs scienti cally and physiologically sound, and results proven.
We have experience serving as head sports performance coaches at the high school through D1 SEC levels, working with over 20 different sports, hundreds of different teams, and hundreds of different athletes.
Whatever your sport, personality, or goals, we will help you not only reach your full potential, but Unleash It!
Performance Fundamentals:
• Pre/Post Testing and Evaluations
• Assessments and Corrective Exercise
• Strength Training
• Power/Plyometics/Rate of Force Development • Speed/Acceleration/Change of Direction
• Balance/Coordination/Reaction Time
• Energy System Development
• Integrated Nutrition and Sports Psychology
Su/W/Th August-May 4:30-5:45pm
To nd out more about training times and fees or to register for the program, please contact the Sports Performance Coordinator at 282-1506 or [email protected]
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