Pekin Park District

Pekin Park District Offering great recreation programs designed for you and your family. 'Find Your Fun' at Pekin Park! We welcome questions, comments and constructive criticism.

Discover all the fun you can have with PPD's Recreation Department! Negative comments directed at specific staff members or other individuals will be removed from this site.

Veterans Memorial Arena Ice is closed from 8a - 3p today for wiring work over the ice surface. Everything after 3p will ...
10/03/2023

Veterans Memorial Arena Ice is closed from 8a - 3p today for wiring work over the ice surface. Everything after 3p will continue as scheduled.

Agreed! Our Parks Department does a great job! Thank you, Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce for the kind recognition. โ€œSuns...
09/29/2023

Agreed! Our Parks Department does a great job! Thank you, Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce for the kind recognition.

โ€œSunshine Award Winner: Scott Clausen and his team at the Pekin Park District for all the countless hours they put into making our park grounds beautiful for our community especially before, during and after the Marigold Festival.โ€

Open Skate sessions this weekend at Veterans Memorial Arena!  Visit the website link below for the most up-to-date sched...
09/29/2023

Open Skate sessions this weekend at Veterans Memorial Arena! Visit the website link below for the most up-to-date schedule or to pre-purchase your session entry online. Online purchases are available up to one hour before the start of each session. At that time, only in-person purchases were available at Veterans Memorial Arena.

- FREESTYLE - STICK & PUCK - PUBLIC SKATE -

https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/activities-programs/ice-sports/public-skate/

:::LAST CHANCE:::The last day of seasonal operation for both Magic Dragon Mini Golf and Boating on the Lagoon is Saturda...
09/26/2023

:::LAST CHANCE:::
The last day of seasonal operation for both Magic Dragon Mini Golf and Boating on the Lagoon is Saturday, September 30.

:::PSA:::WINTERIZATIONBeginning Monday, October 2nd, our seasonal water (i.e., drinking fountains, outdoor restrooms, an...
09/21/2023

:::PSA:::
WINTERIZATION
Beginning Monday, October 2nd, our seasonal water (i.e., drinking fountains, outdoor restrooms, and the Sunken Garden Fountain) will be turned off until spring. Temporary portable toilets will be placed next to the Royal Ave Restrooms for Kiddie Korral visitors until after the Winter Wonderland Grand Opening in late November. The public restrooms in front of the maintenance shop on Coal Car Drive will remain open throughout the winter. Signs will be posted at each restroom location scheduled for winterization.

IT'S ALL ABOUT PREVENTION
Frozen pipes can cause burst pipes, leading to costly repairs and a delayed turn-on when spring rolls around. But with a few simple steps of shutting off water and clearing water pipes subject to the harsh winter weather, we easily preserve the lifespan of the exterior and outdoor plumbing.

๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ !On Thursday, September 28, the City will be hosting an open house me...
09/19/2023

๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ !
On Thursday, September 28, the City will be hosting an open house meeting at City Hall to share draft plan recommendations and gather feedback from attendees. Informational boards will be set up throughout the meeting room to display community engagement results, plan vision and goals, bicycle and pedestrian facility types, maps of draft recommendations for the pedestrian and bicycle networks, program opportunities, and other key plan elements. The input collected at this meeting will help the City refine the plan recommendations and make sure the plan reflects the needs and aspirations of the community. See the attached flyer for more details, and please share with friends, family, and neighbors. We hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend, meeting materials will be posted on the project website soon after, and the project team will send another notification when they are available for download and viewing.

๐๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ
In addition to preparing for the public meeting, the City is also working on an implementation plan to identify early action projects, internal policies and procedures, funding opportunities, future maintenance needs, and implementation partners to help bring the plan to life. The draft plan document will be available later this fall for public comment. The draft document will be posted on the project webpage. Subscribers and survey respondents will be notified via email. The planning process will wrap up in December with a presentation to City Council. The full project schedule is available for viewing on the project webpage.

๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐–๐ž๐›๐ฉ๐š๐ ๐ž
https://tricountyrpc.org/PekinBikePedPlan/

JOB VACANCY NOTICE: Chief of Park PoliceFull-Time: PermanentSalary Range: $29-$35/hr (DOQ)The Pekin Park District is see...
09/18/2023

JOB VACANCY NOTICE: Chief of Park Police
Full-Time: Permanent
Salary Range: $29-$35/hr (DOQ)

The Pekin Park District is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Chief of Park Police. The Chief of Park Police is responsible for the daily administrative functions of law enforcement in the Pekin Park District. This includes supervising all assigned or attached Police Officers employed by the Pekin Park District Police Department.

For the full job vacancy notice, qualifications, requirements, duties, responsibilities, application deadline, and hiring timeline, visit:
https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/contact/jobs/

09/06/2023

Days of preparation at Veterans Memorial Arena in a 30-second timelapse! The majority of Pekin Park District ice sports and programs start this week. To register for Little Stars Hockey, Learn To Skate, & Precise Ice or to purchase your Public Skate, Freestyle, or Stick & Puck entries before arrival, visit: https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/activities-programs/ice-sports/

Please excuse our mess as crews install new ADA-approved sidewalks at Blenkiron Park.
09/05/2023

Please excuse our mess as crews install new ADA-approved sidewalks at Blenkiron Park.

We hope you are enjoying this warm but beautiful Labor Day. If you visit Mineral Springs Park today, Magic Dragon Mini G...
09/04/2023

We hope you are enjoying this warm but beautiful Labor Day. If you visit Mineral Springs Park today, Magic Dragon Mini Golf is open until 8:00 p.m.
Magic Dragon Mini Golf: (309) 353-1244

Last market of the 2023 season. Don't miss out. The weather is going to be 10/10!
08/31/2023

Last market of the 2023 season. Don't miss out. The weather is going to be 10/10!

It's going to be a beautiful night! Come on out and get your local goods!

Tonight, August 30, 2023, look to the sky for a Rare Blue Supermoon! Link in comments for more details.
08/30/2023

Tonight, August 30, 2023, look to the sky for a Rare Blue Supermoon! Link in comments for more details.

Fall & Winter Play Guide (2023-24)The digital version is out now, available to view/download from the footer of all of o...
08/26/2023

Fall & Winter Play Guide (2023-24)

The digital version is out now, available to view/download from the footer of all of our website pages or by clicking this link: https://shorturl.at/hwKP3

Physical copies are scheduled to print early next week and will be available at our facilities as soon as they arrive. FIND YOUR FUN!

๐—ง๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎRegistration is now open at the Rec. Office and online. Sessions begi...
08/25/2023

๐—ง๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ
Registration is now open at the Rec. Office and online. Sessions begin next week!

Register online at https://shorturl.at/azCOV

08/24/2023

*HOT>HOT>HOT*
Indoor Market Today!
Thursday, August 24, 2023
3:30p - 6:30p
Miller Center
551 S. 14th Street
Pekin, IL

The ice is underway at Veterans Memorial Arena. Look for ice sports, programming, and public skate sessions to begin in ...
08/23/2023

The ice is underway at Veterans Memorial Arena. Look for ice sports, programming, and public skate sessions to begin in early September! Visit our website to register today!

UPDATE: The tree has been clearedA hazardous tree, not entirely done falling, is on Hole 3 of the McNaughton Park Disc G...
08/21/2023

UPDATE: The tree has been cleared

A hazardous tree, not entirely done falling, is on Hole 3 of the McNaughton Park Disc Golf Course. Tree services have been requested, with no date given when they can arrive to do the work. Please stay clear of Hole 3 until all tree debris has been removed. Thank you.

The 2023 Pekin Marigold Festival Event Program is here! Download your official guide to the   using the link below:https...
08/18/2023

The 2023 Pekin Marigold Festival Event Program is here! Download your official guide to the using the link below:

https://shorturl.at/eqtQZ

The new     has arrived at DragonLand Water Park! The installation will take place in the coming weeks. Though it was a ...
08/17/2023

The new has arrived at DragonLand Water Park! The installation will take place in the coming weeks. Though it was a bummer that the new slide missed the manufacturer's original March 2023 delivery date and the entire 2023 season, we are excited and look forward to seeing the slide up and running for the 2024 season. **UPDATE** [A few more details are in the comments]

*NOW HIRING*With staff heading out for the start of the school year, we are hiring for FALL positions through November 1...
08/15/2023

*NOW HIRING*
With staff heading out for the start of the school year, we are hiring for FALL positions through November 1st. We are looking for cart staff and golf shop staff at both Lick Creek Golf Course & Golf Course and maintenance staff members at Parkview GC. If interested, apply online at:

https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/contact/jobs/

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE 2023 POOL SEASON
08/13/2023

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE 2023 POOL SEASON

08/12/2023
Lots going on at Blazin' A Trail Riding and Boarding, Inc. this month. Message them on Facebook to find out more!
08/08/2023

Lots going on at Blazin' A Trail Riding and Boarding, Inc. this month. Message them on Facebook to find out more!

Please Message this page to book. I do not always see comments, please make sure to message.

๐ŸฅณTuesday, Aug 8th๐Ÿฅณ
๐Ÿฆ„Private Rides Available 1 or 1.5hr
๐Ÿค 12:30

๐ŸฅณThursday, Aug 10th๐Ÿฅณ
1day camp 10-2
๐Ÿฆ„Private Rides Available 1 or 1.5hr
Message for times

๐ŸฅณFriday, Aug 11th๐Ÿฅณ
๐Ÿฆ„Private Rides Available 1 or 1.5hr
Message for times
๐Ÿด5pm 1.5hr Open Group.

๐ŸฅณSaturday, Aug 12th๐Ÿฅณ
๐ŸดOpen Group Trail Ride 1 hour๐Ÿด
Check-in
๐Ÿค 12pm
๐Ÿค 2pm-full
๐Ÿค 4pm
๐Ÿฆ„Private Rides Available 1 or 1.5hr
๐Ÿฆ„10am

๐ŸฅณSunday, Aug 13th๐Ÿฅณ
๐ŸดOpen Group Trail Ride 1 hour๐Ÿด
Check-in
๐Ÿค 3pm
๐Ÿค 5pm

Open Ride goes out 1/2 hour after check-in.
Private Ride goes out 15 minutes after Check in. Private Rides are a 2 person minimum.
Restrictions
Must be 8 years old to go on the trail.
250lb weight limit
Ride times are subject to change or cancel due to weather or lack of interest for certain times.
Message me here to get your ride booked

DragonLand Water Park has closed early today Monday, August 7, 2023, due to low attendance and weather. We will reopen t...
08/07/2023

DragonLand Water Park has closed early today Monday, August 7, 2023, due to low attendance and weather. We will reopen tomorrow at 12pm.

THE LAST WEEK OF THE 2023 POOL SEASON IS UPON US
08/07/2023

THE LAST WEEK OF THE 2023 POOL SEASON IS UPON US

Mineral Springs Park Facility Updates for Saturday, August 5, 2023Boating on the Lagoon: CLOSEDDragonLand Water Park: CL...
08/05/2023

Mineral Springs Park Facility Updates for Saturday, August 5, 2023

Boating on the Lagoon: CLOSED
DragonLand Water Park: CLOSED
Magic Dragon Mini Golf: OPEN

Larryโ€™s Casting Kids is underway on the Lagoon!Today, Saturday, Aug. 5th, 8:00am - 10:00am. Check-in is open until 9:30a...
08/05/2023

Larryโ€™s Casting Kids is underway on the Lagoon!
Today, Saturday, Aug. 5th, 8:00am - 10:00am.

Check-in is open until 9:30am.

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Pekin, IL
61554

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Tuesday 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

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(309) 347-7275

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Please remember that the Lagoon sidewalks have been under repair and are not safe for walkers. While the repairs have been on hold during the winter months, the repairs are scheduled to resume Monday, March 14.
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Because of the age and condition of the dragon slide, there have been discussions to remove and replace it for the last couple of years. The repair and painting of DragonLand Water Parksโ€™ pool basin this spring presented the opportunity to remove the dragon slide earlier than anticipated. This will allow us to complete the entire basin without having to work around the slide. There will not be a dragon slide at the pool this 2022 season. Our plans are to replace the slide with a new similar age-appropriate slide for the 2023 pool season.
We will be hosting a 2022 and Spring/Summer on Wednesday, March 9th at Miller Center from 4p-6:30p. We will have representatives from all departments to discuss our many seasonal openings, spring and summer programs, as well as our many facilities. This is a great opportunity to see what is available for employment, spring and summer program participation, and private rentals. Ask questions, register for programs, or apply for a job!
We have 3 opportunities this weekend!

Admission available at the door or you can purchase your admissions ahead of time on our website here:
https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/activities-programs/ice-sports/public-skate/
Welcome, Bradley Braves.
WE ARE NOW!

Looking for a ? All those applying for positions with Pekin Park District must be at least 16 years of age on the first date of employment. All those age 16 through seniors are encouraged to apply. Experience is helpful, but not mandatory.

HERE: https://am.lol/p/F4O4dNO

Or visit https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/contact/jobs/ for more details on applying.

Paper applications are available in the Recreation Office located in Veterans Memorial Arena and in the Business Office located in the Blackwell Building.
TODAY is the deadline to sign up for the Superhero VIP Dance this Saturday. Don't miss out! Sign up today.
WE WANT YOUR PHOTO IN THE NEXT PEKIN PARK PLAY GUIDE!

Have you taken an amazing photo of yourself or a family member at one of Pekin Park District's many parks, facilities, or programs? Perhaps you snapped a unique perspective during a community event, recorded a precious moment full of smiles, documented park wildlife, or captured a landscape image highlighting the seasonal beauty. Great! We would love to showcase your photo in our next Pekin Park Play Guide, website announcement, or social media post! We are accepting photos of all kinds; inside, outside, with or without people, smiles, scenery, weather, wildlife, activities, and more that are linked to Pekin Park in some way. Please upload your submissions below. Who knows? Your photo may be on the front cover of the next Pekin Park Play Guide!

YOUR HERE: https://am.lol/p/BgSOnIU
Don't forget! This Wednesday, February 23 is the deadline to sign up for the Superhero VIP Dance! Don't miss the fun and memories. See you soon!
Pekin Dragons Lacrosse 2022 Registration Now Open

The Pekin Park District is collaborating with Pekin Dragons Lacrosse to bring all interested boys and girls to the sport of lacrosse. We will start practice outside in March at the Pekin Park District Sports Complex. This program will compete with area lacrosse teams throughout central Illinois. Teams will be created based on numbers within an age range.

Register Online Here: https://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/activities-programs/youth-sports/lacrosse-2/

Questions? Contact JJ at [email protected].