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DOCTOR’S OFFICE OSF HealthCare Center for Health – Pekin is more than just a doctor’s office. It is a convenient location where you can manage all your health care needs. Not only can you find lab, diagnostic imaging and primary care services, you’ll also have access to specialists in: • Orthopedics • Podiatry • Rheumatology • General Surgery • Physiatry • Neurosciences • Urology Call (309) 477-6000 and schedule your appointment today!

3422A Court St., Pekin, Illinois |

RecReation DepaRtment

Your Source for Program & recreational needS

(Programs (gym and dance, Youth Sports, day camps, etc.), Shelter rentals, Pavilion on the lagoon, Soldwedel rentals, Weddings in the Park, Birthday Parties at the Park and so much more!)

RegistRation office RegisteR noW---on-Line!!


email: fax:

office located inside the Veteran’s memorial ice arena

concession stand

Popcorn Concession Stand

golf courses

Lick Creek Golf Course Parkview Golf Course




Health & Racquet facility Parkside Athletics

Horse Back Riding



Rockin’ P Riding Ranch (stables)

maintenance Department Maintenance Office

park police Division Park Police Division

Rain-out Line

Weather Related cancellations

Recreational facilities

Boating on the Lagoon DragonLand Water Park Magic Dragon Mini Golf Soldwedel Program Center

Rental facilities

Miller Senior Center email: Pavilion on the Lagoon email: Registration Office email: Soldwedel Program Center email:

347-6644 347-4472 382-1268 346-3810 353-7220

309 226-4060 347-7435 347-4000 353-1244 201-4008 346-5210

201-4008 347-7275


Robert n. Blackwell administrative offices Business Office

Executive Director

senior center


Miller Senior Center email: Fax: Tazewell County Senior Meals

special Recreation

Special Recreation Assoc. (IRVSRA) Fax:

scott price gary gillis marv Brown Kyle cain paula Helm greg maloney Kristen Walraven

346-0077 347-1262 346-8494 346-6016

353-5330 353-1787 353-4328 346-5210

347-0026 347-2801

201-4005 353-1787

View our playguide in the upper right hand corner of our Website.

president Vice-president commissioner commissioner commissioner commissioner commissioner


4-H extension adult Bags League adventure Day camp archery Lessons americans With Disabilities Band concerts in park Birthday parties Boating on the Lagoon canine obedience challenger sports soccer camp cheerleading classes community nites Boats community nites mini golf Dance classes Doggone 5K Run DragonLand Water park Dragon cheer camp easter egg Breakfast/Hunt educational Loan Backpack end of Year Rewards Day family swim nights field trips fall softball fishing Derby fused glass classes golf course Rates

p. 6 golf course green fees p. 24 p. 15 History Ride p. 7 p. 19 Horseback Riding Lessons p. 23 p. 15 Jr. golf Lessons p. 24 p. 34 military appreciation Day p. 7 p. 6 miller center p. 27 - 31 p. 22 miniature golf p. 9 p. 9 planned giving foundation p. 4 p. 18 park matrix p. 32 p. 16 parkside athletics p. 25 / 26 p. 12 / 13 Run-a-muck mud Run p. 5 p. 9 season golf pass fees p. 24 p. 9 soldwedel adventures p. 20 p. 12 / 13 soccer p. 14 p. 7 spaces & places for Rent p. 33 p. 8 special Recreation p. 21 p. 11 spring Break escape p. 16 p. 7 swim Lessons p. 10 p. 7 swim team p. 11 p. 16 tee Ball p. 14 p. 8 tumble classes p. 12 / 13 p. 16 teams course p. 16 p. 15 tennis Lessons p. 26 p. 7 Ways to Register p. 34 p. 18 p. 24



“helping improve and beautify our parks and expand participation in its activities and programs”. TREE DONOR PROGRAM


The Pekin Park Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. Its mission is to provide a means by which park supporters can help improve and beautify our parks and expand participation in its activities and programs through a well-defined Gifting Program and long term sustaining Endowment Program. By having this funding mechanism in place to meet future needs and enhancements, the park will continue to serve as the cherished community icon that it has become. It also provides you or your loved ones a means to leave a lasting legacy to be enjoyed by future generations of park users. Your endowment gifts earn interest and dividends and can provide for maintenance, scholarships, enhancements and improvements. The Gift Catalog provides items that one may purchase as recognition or memorials and includes park benches, picnic tables, or a tree planted. Projects include: l l l

administered funding for James Field improvements project coordinated funding for pergola project tree planting program for all parks

More information about the Foundation and the Gift Catalog is available on line at


Trees are a unique and green gift that provide enjoyment for generations to come. Pekin Park Foundation’s Tree Donor Program provides opportunities for meaningful tributes to family or friends, in honor of the birth of a child, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Mother’s Day gift or other special occasion, or memorializing the loss of a loved one.

Tree plantings are needed in many park locations including McNaughton Park, Lick Creek or Parkview Golf Courses or the new Sports Complex (bordered by Koch and 5th Streets). The Superintendent of Parks will work with you to select the area best suited and type of tree planted. Plantings are done in spring and fall.

Tree cost is $300 or more. The donor receives a Commemorative Certificate and Tree Planting document including a photo of your tree and aerial map with GPS coordinates. Your tree information is included in the Park District Tree Donor Record Book and on the Pekin Park Foundation website. (Donations may remain anonymous if you choose). Pekin Park Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit nongovernmental entity. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.

Your gift provides the community with a gift of nature that will benefit the area for years to come.

For additional information please contact Cameron Bettin, 309-3534328, You may also conveniently complete the Inquiry Form on the Foundation website,






COMMUNITY INTEREST We have a variety of treats that can be found at Mineral Springs Park Concession Stands.

best Ice cream in town at the Ice cream parlor in the popcorn stand! popcorn stand • 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

(located by Playground, acrosss the street from Pavilion)

While playing at the Kiddie Korral or out for a boat ride on the Lagoon, stop by the Ice Cream Parlor at the Popcorn Stand located across from the Pavilion on the Lagoon. Bring the kids out and enjoy a picnic in the serenity of your beautiful Mineral Springs Park. Try some nachos,hot dogs, pretzels, cotton candy and more of your favorite treats. dates: april 14 - May 20 (weekends only) May 21 - aug. 12 (daily) aug. 18 - sept. 23 (weekends only)


Bring your lawn chair and relax while listening to our talented hometown band.

Open hours & days are weather dependent & may be subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

dUGoUt stand

(located by Ball Diamond #1)

dates: When ball games are scheduled

Open hours & days are weather dependent & may be subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Mineral springs park, pekin, Il Family Friendly Fair with free events for everyone Full Schedule at Monday: Horse Show, Public Presentations, Grand Opening, Tazewell County Jr. Fair Queen Pageant, Fashion Review, Cake Auction tuesday: General Projects open to public, Poultry Show, Flower Arranging Contest; Cat Show, No Cook/No Bake Contest, Goat Show, Rocket Launch, Livestock Parade, General Awards Presentation Wednesday: General Projects open to public, Swine Show, Dog Show, Dairy Show, Beef Show, Sheep Show, Dog Agility Demonstrations, Master Showmanship Contest, Rabbit Show, Youth Project Auction

Free Admission




(in case of rain or heat; join us at the Miller Center)

July 30 – august 1

Interactive Activity Booths, Kids Games, Food Stand, Lemonade Shakeups Like us on Facebook for the latest fair announcements. Tazewell County 4-H Veterans Memorial Fair Association

June 24, 2018 July 1, 2018 July 8, 2018 July 15, 2018 July 22, 2018 July 29, 2018 Aug. 5, 2018 Aug. 12, 2018

• opEn dUrInG ball GaMEs

While watching a ball game, have a snack at the Dugout Stand on Royal Avenue by the Lettes Ball Diamond #1. We can serve you up some soft drinks, hot dogs, popcorn and more.

7:30 pm

Photos by Anita Wilkinson, Extension Staff and Emily Smith, 4-H Volunteer




• •



Hop on out to Mineral Springs Park for our 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt. A delicious breakfast of sausage and pancakes will be served 8:30 am11:00 am from the Ice Cream Parlor at the Popcorn Stand. The Easter Bunny will be waiting to see you! No registration necessary. The fee is $5 per person for breakfast. There is no fee to participate in the egg hunts that will be located just off Pavilion Drive by the lagoon. BREAkFAsT sERvED: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Fee: $5 per person for breakfast Location: Mineral Springs Park, Popcorn Stand, Pavilion



4 & under 5 - 7 year olds 8 - 10 year olds



9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00 am


Grassy area by Pavilion

April 28






9:00 am

Human is FREE with “Paid Pooch”


Pekin Park District is pleased to be a host site for an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Field Trip Pack. This pack provides educators with a multitude of outstanding resources to help you prepare your students for nature exploration. Suggested use: Grades Pre-K-3rd grade. Please call the Recreation Office, M - Th, 8:00am - 6:00 pm and F, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm at 309-347-7275 to reserve the pack. There is no cost for the 48-hour reservation of the pack.

Soldwedel Program Center



Information stations on safety, rules, equipment, bait, live aquatic environment and casting will be held on Friday evening. All those pre-registered that complete the stations will receive their own Larry’s Casting Kids fishing license, t-shirt and a goodie bag. The fishing Derby is held on Saturday with trophies, bait, breakfast and prizes. Participants must attend station sessions on Friday to be eligible for the Saturday Derby. Participants will be divided into two person buddy teams, one over age 14 and one under age 13. Registration deadline is Monday, July 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm in the Recreation Office located in the Veteran’s Memorial Ice Arena. (preregister by July 9)




Sat. July 21

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Lagoon, Pavilion Area

Fri. July 20

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This 5k, THAT YOU CAN RUN WITH YOUR DOG, will take place at McNaughton Park starting at Soldwedel Program Center. Come spend a fun morning with your pooch in nature. Awards for best costumes, most look alike, Smallest Dog and Biggest Dog will be awarded. Please Register no later than April 18 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Human runners must be at least 10 years old. More Details to come! DATE

This event is in memory of Larry Goodlick

Gazebo, Pergola Area



See history up close as you enjoy fresh air on a bike trip across town. Beginning at the Park Pavilion, ride by the historic Pekin Depot, and then enjoy stops at where Pekin began, the waterfront with a recalling of the Wreck of the Columbia, a discussion of the Pekin Agreement, the Union League, the Berry hanging, and a visit to the Tazewell County Museum. Finish your ride at the Dirksen Statue and a brief bio on one of Pekin's favorite sons. Helmets are required and plenty of water recommended for this approximately 5 mile round trip. Commencing at 6:00 pm June 7, at the Pekin Park Pavilion. Rain Date: June 12.


All active duty Military persons and their faimilies are invited to attend Park Facilities in Mineral Springs Park for FREE on, Sunday July 22. FACILITY HOURS: DragonLand Water Park Noon - 5:00 pm Magic Dragon Mini Golf Noon - 10:00 pm Boating on the Lagoon 11:00 am - Dusk All days & times are weather permitting.

Serving the Pekin Area Since 1975



FACILITIES Now Available. Pass holders are admitted into DragonLand whenever open to the public at no additional charge. Plus, season pass holders are admitted into the park 15 minutes before opening during Daily Swim hours. Passes are on sale now in the Recreation Offices in Veterans Memorial Arena.



4 & OVER


may 26 - auG. 12


NOON - 5:00 pm


$5.50 FREE

TWILIGHT AFTER 3:00 pm $4.00 • 10 admission punch cards are also still available. pre-purchase 10 admissions and save $5.50.

Inclement Weather: All days and times are subject to change.

Please call, 309-226-4060 Ext. 23 for an update. If threatening weather or cool temperatures exist or arise during regular business hours, an early closing may be necessary.

over 3 acre waterpark locateD iN miNeral sriNGs park just off of court street witH maNy features for tHe wHole family.

• Zero depth entry with shallow water play area featuring .....“Dude the Dragon” waterslide and mushroom geyser water .....feature. • 25 yard lap pool • Two large waterslides to choose from. Ride an inner tube .... .....down the tube slide or slide down the body slide. • Plenty of deck space with lounge chairs, sand play areas, coin .....operated lockers, and stadium lighting. • Large changing room facilities with showers • Full concessions with shaded patio and grass area • Fully ADA Accessible


DragonLand W at Season Pass er Park 2018

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$ 75 individual pass $250 family of 4 pass $ 50 each additional family member (same household) family swim Nites

Day: Tues. Dates: June 5 - Aug. 7 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Admission Fees: $10 (per family of 4)

($2 per addt. family member)

All days & times are weather permitting dial 309-226-4060 Ext. 23

Celebrate after hours, a birthday, family and friends get together, a club or an organization event, call us and cool off at DragonLand. Call Carrie at 309-201-4008.

Group rates: are available for day camps, staff outings, or other organizations with 15 or more swimmers. Call Carrie at 309-2014008 for more information. BirtHDay parties: Packages include discount admission for up to 12 swimming guests and reserved table space. Cake, ice cream, and other treats may be bought in, but are not supplied. Call 309201-4008 pre-season or 309-347-4000 during the season to book a party. $50.00 for 12 guests. $4.75 for each additional guest.




This beautifully landscaped miniature golf course located in Mineral Springs Park features 18 challenging holes with a stream running through and a real caboose serving as hole 4. The challenge and adventure is perfect for family outings, date night, or group events for all ages and any occasion. ADA Accessible. Private rentals during select times. Call 347-7275 for more information.

weekends only




6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NOON - 9:00 pm NOON - 8:00 pm

APRIl 14 - MAy 25

4 yrs. & Up 3 & Under SECOND ROUND with current admission

oPen dAIly





$5.25 FREE $3.25

MAy 26 - AUG. 12


MON.- SAT. NOON - 9:00 pm SUN. NOON - 9:00 pm Ages 4 yrs. & Up 3 & Under SECOND ROUND with current admission

weekends only


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NOON - 9:00 pm NOON - 8:00 pm

Admission $5.25 FREE $3.25

AUG. 13 - sePT. 30

4 yrs. & Up 3 & Under SECOND ROUND with current admission


$5.25 FREE $3.25

Inclement Weather: All days and times are subject to change.

Please call, 309-226-4060 Ext. 24 for an update. If threatening weather or cool temperatures exist or arise during regular business hours, an early closing may be necessary.


Enjoy a leisurely paddle boat ride with friends and family on Pekin Park District’s iconic Mineral Springs Lagoon.

weekends only

oPen dAIly

weekends only


APRIl 14 - MAy 25

MAy 26 - AUG. 12

AUG. 13 - sePT. 30

11:00 am TO DUSK

Ages 4 & OVER 3 & UNDER SECOND RIDE with current admission

Admission $4.25 FREE $3.25

Inclement Weather: All days and times are subject to change.

Please call, 309-226-4060 Ext. 25 for an update. If threatening weather or cool temperatures exist or arise during regular business hours, an early closing may be necessary.

MAGIc dRAGon Golf & PAddle boATInG on The lAGoon bIRThdAy PARTIes

Celebrate your birthday in Mineral Springs Park. Birthday Party packages include 1 round of Miniature Golf, 1 Paddle Boat ride on the Lagoon, and an ice cream cone from the Mineral Springs Ice Cream Parlor at the Popcorn Stand. Call 309-347-7275 to schedule your party. Fee: $10.00 per person

boATInG coMMUnITy nITes

Day: Mon. Dates: June 4 - Aug. 6 Hours: 5:00 pm to Dusk Admission Fees: $3.25 per person

(30 minute ride) All days & times are weather permitting dial 309-226-4060 Ext. 25

MInI Golf coMMUnITy nITes

Day: Wed. Dates: June 6 - Aug. 8 Hours: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Admission Fees: $3.25 per person (18 holes)

All days & times are weather permitting dial 309-226-4060 Ext. 24




Swim leSSonS

locAted At drAgonlAnd are 35 minutes in length and promote water safety, comfort, and stroke technique at all levels of swimming. Our swimmers progress at their own rate depending on age, water comfort, listening skills, and motivation. Students are continually assessed as they pass the skills required to progress to the next level. When air temperature is cool or the weather condition is questionable, it is still possible classes will be held. Please call the Rainout line at 309226-4060 Ext. 23 to get a weather update. Classes will be cancelled only in case of severe weather. For questions about swim lessons email or call DeDe McNeely at 309-201-4007.


The IRVSRA Learn to Swim Program places individuals with special needs in a designated, inclusive swim class (if needed), according to their swimming skills. An SRA swimming assistant will work one on one with the individual, providing instruction and assistance as needed.


TADPOLES (Ages 5mos - 2 years) A parent and child class designed to assist the young swimmer, while parents experience bonding time.

POLLYWOGS (Ages 3 - 4) A class designed especially for 3-4 year olds that develops swimming skills and enhances independence. Water games teach us the “fundamentals”. Pollywogs swim independently without parent or caregiver.

MINNOWS (Ages 5 - 6) This level works on breath control, floating and begin arm crawls. Minnows will begin to move through the water very fluently forwards and begin working on backstrokes.

SWIMMING STARS (Ages 7 - Adult) This level should have the knowledge of the front crawl and backstroke. Swimming Stars will continue to practice strokes and backstroke with emphasis on water safety, under water diving and treading skills.

SWIMMING SuPER STARS (Ages7 - Adult) This level will work on form and techniques. Repetition, endurance and under water ability is stressed with Super Stars.

GOLD MEDALIST (Ages 7 - Adult) This class will master the freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke. This process is reached through lap practice and distance practice with concentration on endurance and precision. EVENING SWIM LESSONS LEVEL AGE DAYS Tadpoles (5mo. - 2) M, W Tadpoles (5mo. - 2) M, W Pollywogs (3 - 4 yrs) M, W Pollywogs (3 - 4 yrs) M, W Minnows (5 - 6 yrs) M, W Minnows (5 - 6 yrs) M, W Swim Stars (7 - Adult) M, W Swim Stars (7 - Adult) M, W Super Stars (7 - Adult) M, W Super Stars (7 - Adult) M, W Gold Medalist (7 - Adult) M, W Gold Medalist (7 - Adult) M, W


S1:DATES 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27 6-4 / 6-27

$39R/$42NR TIME CODE 5:30-6:05 18REC548 6:15-6:50 18REC549 5:30-6:05 18REC550 6:15-6:50 18REC551 5:30-6:05 18REC552 6:15-6:50 18REC553 5:30-6:05 18REC554 6:15-6:50 18REC555 5:30-6:05 18REC556 6:15-6:50 18REC557 5:30-6:05 18REC558 6:15-6:50 18REC559

MORNING SWIM LESSONS LEVEL Tadpoles Tadpoles Pollywogs Pollywogs Minnows Minnows Swim Stars Swim Stars Super Stars Super Stars Gold Medalist Gold Medalist LEVEL Tadpoles Tadpoles Pollywogs Pollywogs Minnows Minnows Swim Stars Swim Stars Super Stars Super Stars Gold Medalist Gold Medalist LEVEL Tadpoles Tadpoles Pollywogs Pollywogs Minnows Minnows Swim Stars Swim Stars Super Stars Super Stars Gold Medalist Gold Medalist LEVEL Tadpoles Tadpoles Pollywogs Pollywogs Minnows Minnows Swim Stars Swim Stars Super Stars Super Stars Gold Medalist Gold Medalist

AGE (5mo. - 2) (5mo. - 2) (3 - 4 yrs) (3 - 4 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) AGE (5mo. - 2) (5mo. - 2) (3 - 4 yrs) (3 - 4 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) AGE (5mo. - 2) (5mo. - 2) (3 - 4 yrs) (3 - 4 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) AGE (5mo. - 2) (5mo. - 2) (3 - 4 yrs) (3 - 4 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult)



LEVEL Tadpoles Tadpoles Pollywogs Pollywogs Minnows Minnows Swim Stars Swim Stars Super Stars Super Stars Gold Medalist Gold Medalist

AGE (5mo. - 2) (5mo. - 2) (3 - 4 yrs) (3 - 4 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (5 - 6 yrs) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult) (7 - Adult)

DAYS M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W M, W


S1:DATES TIME 6-4 / 6-14 9:30 -10:05 6-4 / 6-14 10:15-10:50 6-4 / 6-14 9:30 -10:05 6-4 / 6-14 10:15-10:50 6-4 / 6-14 9:30 -10:05 6-4 / 6-14 10:15-10:50 6-4 / 6-14 9:30 -10:05 6-4 / 6-14 10:15-10:50 6-4 / 6-14 9:30 -10:05 6-4 / 6-14 10:15-10:50 6-4 / 6-14 9:30 -10:05 6-4 / 6-14 10:15-10:50 S2:DATES 6-28 / 6-28 9:30 -10:05 6-28 / 6-28 10:15-10:50 6-28 / 6-28 9:30 -10:05 6-28 / 6-28 10:15-10:50 6-28 / 6-28 9:30 -10:05 6-28 / 6-28 10:15-10:50 6-28 / 6-28 9:30 -10:05 6-28 / 6-28 10:15-10:50 6-28 / 6-28 9:30 -10:05 6-28 / 6-28 10:15-10:50 6-28 / 6-28 9:30 -10:05 6-28 / 6-28 10:15-10:50 S3:DATES TIME 7-9 / 7-19 9:30 -10:05 7-9 / 7-19 10:15-10:50 7-9 / 7-19 9:30 -10:05 7-9 / 7-19 10:15-10:50 7-9 / 7-19 9:30 -10:05 7-9 / 7-19 10:15-10:50 7-9 / 7-19 9:30 -10:05 7-9 / 7-19 10:15-10:50 7-9 / 7-19 9:30 -10:05 7-9 / 7-19 10:15-10:50 7-9 / 7-19 9:30 -10:05 7-9 / 7-19 10:15-10:50 S4:DATES TIME 7-23 / 8-2 9:30 -10:05 7-23 / 8-2 10:15-10:50 7-23 / 8-2 9:30 -10:05 7-23 / 8-2 10:15-10:50 7-23 / 8-2 9:30 -10:05 7-23 / 8-2 10:15-10:50 7-23 / 8-2 9:30 -10:05 7-23 / 8-2 10:15-10:50 7-23 / 8-2 9:30 -10:05 7-23 / 8-2 10:15-10:50 7-23 / 8-2 9:30 -10:05 7-23 / 8-2 10:15-10:50

S2: DATES 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01 7-9 / 8-01


TIME 5:30-6:05 6:15-6:50 5:30-6:05 6:15-6:50 5:30-6:05 6:15-6:50 5:30-6:05 6:15-6:50 5:30-6:05 6:15-6:50 5:30-6:05 6:15-6:50

CODE 18REC400 18REC401 18REC402 18REC403 18REC404 18REC405 18REC406 18REC407 18REC408 18REC409 18REC410 18REC511 CODE 18REC512 18REC513 18REC514 18REC515 18REC516 18REC517 18REC518 18REC519 18REC520 18REC521 18REC522 18REC523 CODE 18REC524 18REC525 18REC526 18REC527 18REC528 18REC529 18REC530 18REC531 18REC532 18REC533 18REC534 18REC535 CODE 18REC536 18REC537 18REC538 18REC539 18REC540 18REC541 18REC542 18REC543 18REC544 18REC545 18REC546 18REC547


CODE 18REC560 18REC561 18REC562 18REC563 18REC564 18REC565 18REC566 18REC567 18REC568 18REC569 18REC570 18REC571


dragon Cheer Camp

SUmmer SWIm Team

Swimmers can choose to swim competitively or non-competitively. Practices will focus on breathing techniques and improving strokes while refining overall fitness and endurance. The competitive program will have approximately eight meets (four home and four away meets) with most scheduled on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. To join, competitive and noncompetitive swimmers must be able to comfortably swim with their face in the water for 25 yards. An informational meeting is scheduled for the swimmers and their parents at Memorial Arena on Monday, May 14 at 6:00 pm. Contact Brad Herrmann at or (309)201-4009.

JUne 4 - JUly 21 • m, T, W, Th AGE


9:05 am - 10:00 am 18REC573

9 - 12

8 & Under

Location: PCHS Pool



7:45 am - 9:00 am 18REC572

13 & UP


$109 r/$112 nr



10:05 am - 11:00 am 18REC574










ageS: 4 & Up

Time to cheer! For over twenty years Pekin Park District and PCHS cheerleaders have been sharing their knowledge of cheer with local cheerleaders. To be a PCHS Cheerleader you must possess the skills, knowledge and strength of a high level competitive cheerleader. PCHS Cheer Team will be coming to the Pekin Park District to lead and teach your young and upcoming cheerleader what is needed to be a great cheerleader! The last day of camp, campers will perform a demo for parents and family. Awards will be given to all participants. PPD Cheer Camp will also be represented at the annual Red and White game to open Dragon football season date TBA. More information will be handed out at camp. * Participants will receive a free camp shirt if registered by Monday, July 30. Campers will meet at the Memorial Arena front entrance each day. Campers are divided by age. Each day has a theme. Themes will be given the first day of camp. Please bring a water bottle with your name on it. Contact Dede McNeely at or 309-201-4007.

aUg. 6 - 10


4 - 7 Years

aUg. 6 - 10


m, T, W, Th, F



8:30 am - 9:30 am




m, T, W, Th, F

8 & Up


10:00 am - NOON

Location: Memorial Arena



(In case of inclement weather camp will be held inside the Pekin Memorial Arena Gymnastics and Dance rooms).

Proudly Serving Pekin for Over 35 Years Family Owned & Operated Commercial & Residential

Lic# 058-136516




Dial: 309-347-pARk

The Park District strives to have the best for our students; summer classes are a great time to work on advancing your skills for the fall session or just trying something new.

Please dress your child appropriately in clothing in which they can easily move, such as leotards, tights, leggings or dance pants (no jeans or dresses, please). PPD leotards are sold in the Recreation Office.

twinklEtoEs • AGE 3 - 5

June 18 - Aug. 1 (No classes the week of July 2) $43R

This class is designed to be the first class unaccompanied by a parent. Twinkle Toes is a very basic ballet class with age appropriate instruction. This is a great chance to introduce your young one in the world of dance. They will learn much more than just dance. DAY

Mon. Upstairs

Mini ChEER


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

AGE 3 - 4 AGE 5 - 6



$43R $49R

PPD Mini Cheer Team is a fun class specifically designed to cater for the 3 - 6 age group. DAY

(age) TIME


Wed. Downstairs(3-4) 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 18REC578 Wed. Downstairs(5-6) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 18REC579

hip/flip • AGE 5 - 7


Hip Hop is one of the most popular forms of dance now. We have modified it fit with the proper age and ability. All Hip /Flip Classes are all action packed full of movement from dance to basic tumble. DAY

Mon. Upstairs



tuMblE tykEs

AGE 3 - 4

Structured, un-parented 30-minute program for children 3 to 4 years of age. This program incorporates things like music, tumbling circuits and games to educate these young athletes and develop their minds and bodies. This is the first un-parented level in our tumble program. DAY

Mon. Upstairs


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tues. Downstairs

JunioR GyM



AGE 5 - 6


Our curriculum teaches your child basic tumbling skills and simple tricks on our "kid friendly" equipment designed to make learning fun and safe. DAY

Tues. Downstairs


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



* please note: Classes may be combined, moved, added or dropped .... dependent upon enrollment.


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 18REC580




June 18 - Aug. 1 (No classes the week of July 2) LeveL 1/2

• AGe 6 & Up


Level #1 is the basics to the all tumbling skills. This will in turn, improve your form in more advanced tumbling as well as work on flexibility. This level teaches forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, and round offs. Level #2 starts to focus on the next skill progressions mastered from Tumbling #1. This class will start from bridge kick overs, perfect walkovers; start back handsprings, and start linking together round off back handsprings. DAY

Tues. Downstairs

LeveL 3/4


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



• AGe 6 & Up

sTep Up Cheer

AGe 7 - 8


Step Up Cheer is designed for those students who would like to learn the fundamentals of cheerleading in a fun, relaxed non-competitive environment DAY

Mon. Downstairs


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



* please note: Classes may be combined, moved, added or dropped .... dependent upon enrollment.


Level #3 class focuses on advanced tumbling and linking skills together for strong tumbling passes. You should take Tumbling #3 if you can do all the skills in Tumbling #1 and #2. You also need to be working on a back handspring and a round off back handspring.

Level #4 and above class focuses on advanced tumbling and linking more difficult skills together. This class will begin with multiple back handsprings, back tucks, aerials, punch fronts and combination passes. DAY

Tues. Downstairs


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

dAnCe TeAm prep



• AGe 8 - 10

June 18 - Aug. 1 (No classes the week of July 2) $49r

Dance Team Prep class is for the dancer that is going to try-out for junior high dance team or dance on the Pekin Park District competitive team. This class will concentrate on form and techniques, while learning formations and presentation. DAY

Mon. Upstairs


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Jr. hiGh dAnCe/poms • AGe 8 & Up


Dance Team Prep class is for the dancer that is going to try-out for junior high dance team or dance on the Pekin Park District competitive team. This class will concentrate on form and techniques, while learning formations and presentation. DAY

Wed. Upstairs


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adv. Cheer • AGe 9 & Up




The goal for all of PPD Advance Cheer is to help your athlete be the best they want to be. Whether the class is for recreation or to better skills for cheerleading try-outs, our staff is ready for the challenge. DAY

Wed. Downstairs


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm



* please note: Classes may be combined, moved, added or dropped de pendent upon enrollment.




yOuTH sOccER

AGE 3 - 12 years

The new Pekin Park District Youth Soccer program emphasizes skill development, learning, and fun. This 6 week program will practice one weeknight a week and play games on Saturday mornings. Teams are downsized for younger players to maximize playing time and ball contact. Each player will play at least ½ of each game. Team color tshirt will be provided. Shin guards are required to play and although each team will have a few balls, each player is encouraged to bring their own ball to practice. Games are scrimmage style with 15 minute warmups and 45 minute play officiated by volunteer coaches on the field to emphasize skill development. All participants and coaches are invited to attend a free British Soccer Skills Clinic hosted by Challenger Sports on April 17 at 5:30pm. Volunteer Coaches will be taught tips and tricks to take them to the next level. Players will run through drills lead by Certified British Soccer Coaches in a sample of the week long Challenger British Soccer Camp offered in July. See page 16 for details. Questions, contact Brad Herrmann at or 201-4009.



T, TH, sAT

3 - 4 5:30 - 6:30 pm


5 - 6 5:30 - 6:30 pm


7 - 8 5:30 - 6:30 pm




3 - 4 5:30 - 6:30 pm 5 - 6 5:30 - 6:30 pm 7 - 8 5:30 - 6:30 pm

9 -10 5:30 - 6:30 pm

THU 9 -10 5:30 - 6:30 pm TUE 11-12 5:30 - 6:30 pm

THU 11-12 5:30 - 6:30 pm









3 V. 3 18REC590


4 V. 4 18REC592

3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4

3 V. 3 18REC591 4 V. 4 18REC593 6 V. 6 18REC594 6 V. 6 18REC595 9 V. 9 18REC596 9 V. 9 18REC597

AGE 3 - 6 years

The new Pekin Park District Tee Ball Program is a co-rec instructional league operated with volunteer coaches stressing sportsmanship and early baseball/softball skill development. Teams will practice one weeknight a week and play games on Saturday mornings. Practices and games are played using safety baseballs that look and feel like the real thing only softer. Each player will receive a team color hat and t-shirt. Players must bring their own glove. Questions, contact Brad Herrmann at or 201-4009.

JunE 5 - JuLy 14


• T, W, sAT




18REC600 TUE 3-4 WED 3-4 18REC601 TUE 5-6 18REC602 WED 5-6 18REC603 Registration: Register by choosing practice night in chart above according to child’s age on June 5, 2018. Practice times will rotate between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on registered night and games on Saturday mornings between 8:00 am and Noon. The last few weeknight practice times will also be games vs. other teams registered on the same practice night. Registration deadline: May 25, 2018. Location: PPD Sports Complex on Koch and 5th streets

Volunteer coaches needed! Please consider volunteering as a coach. We provide the equipment and resources. Please indicate on your child’s registration form if you are interested in coaching and your tshirt size. Volunteers make this program possible. If not enough coaches volunteer, this program is forced to limit the number of teams and increase roster sizes which reduces playing time. Make a difference and volunteer to coach.

9 V. 9 18REC598 9 V. 9 18REC599

Registration: Register by choosing a practice night in chart above according to child’s age on April 10, 2018. Practice times will rotate between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on registered night and games on Saturday mornings between 8:00 am and Noon. The last few weeknight practice times will also be games vs. other teams registered on the same practice night. Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018. Location: PPD Sports Complex on Koch and 5th streets, Soccer Fields



Any practices or games postponed or cancelled, will be rescheduled. In case of inclement weather, call the Rainout Line at 309-226-4060





SPRING SESSION Day: Dates: Time:


Pekin Archery Club members will teach all aspects of archery including proper safety, terminology, the parts of a bow and arrow and targets. For ages 10 years through adult. Those participants less than 16 years old, please bring along your mom or dad. All archery equipment provided. Advance registration required. Questions? Contact: Andrew Richey at or 201-4006.


Pekin Archers are dedicated to promoting good sportsmanship and perpetuating the sport of archery. As a part of this partnership the Archers include experienced members to teach group Archery lessons to those registered through the Pekin Park District classes in the Spring, Summer and Fall sessions.

Becoming a member of the club is easy. Just visit Pekin Bass and Bow on Derby St. in Pekin, or Presley’s Outdoor in Bartonville, IL. Membership fee is just $40 for your family per year. (March - February). You can attend Club work days at the range for a reduced membership fee. They host 3D shoots for March thru Sept., ASA State Qualifiers and Championships, field and target shoots. Please note; Brodhead bows are not allowed in the park as they cause damage to targets. The range is located in Pekin Park District’s Dirksen Park, on Rt. 98, just one mile east of Parkway Drive. If you’d like to visit the range, contact Danny Terrill, Pekin Archers President, 309-242-9201 Website: Address: 2501 Edgewater Dr. Pekin, IL

SUMMER SESSION Day: Dates: Time:


Tues. May 1 – 29, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 18REC606 Tues. July 3 – 31, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm



The new Pekin Park District Co-Rec Bags League features 6-weeks of round robin formatted play followed by a single elimination tournament. Two person teams play three games up to 21 points on the honor system each week. Lick Creek’s bar and concessions are open during play. For online registration, captains should register the team and have partner register as a player on that team.

Dates: June 13 - Aug. 1 DAY



5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm



Location: Lick Creek Golf Course


Contact Andrew Richey at or call 201-4006. Day: Thur. Dates April 19 18REC615 May 17 18REC616 June 21 18REC617 July 19 18REC618 Aug. 16 18REC619 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location:Soldwedel Program Center


It’s not time to put the bats and gloves away yet. Pekin Park District offers adult softball in the fall. For more information call DeDe @ 201-4007 or stop in the Recreation Office. Leagues start Mon., Sept. 10. All teams must be registered by Mon., Aug. 20. Spaces are limited register your team early.





Soldwedel Program Center is an ideal place to discover the flora and fauna of the Illinois River Valley. In each workshop, park educators introduce key concepts tied to state learning goals, and present lessons through discussion, story-telling, show & tell, walks in the woods, highly engaging games, and arts and craft activities. School fieldtrip programs are available to public, private elementary and middle schools, as well as home-school groups of 10 or more students. Offered Sept. thru May. For further information or to register, contact Andrew Richey at or call 201-4006 Fee: $5.00 per child or $7.00 per child with transportation included.

WIlD oR Not? • (GrAdES K - 2) Participants will learn the differences between wild and domesticated animals; compare and contrast natural environments with man-made environments; and consider appropriate interactions between humans and wildlife. NAtuRE All ARouND • (GrAdES K - 3) Participants will learn that through careful observation and knowing what clues to look for, one can quickly discover a great diversity of living things. Using our senses, examining clues animals leave behind and understanding the concept of “habitats” and what they provide will be presented through show and tell items, hiking and hands on activities.

FEAStS, FAMINE, & FooD WEBS • (GrAdES 4 - 7) Examine the relationships between predators and prey; what happens when animal populations explode and crash; what makes animal food sources unstable; and the elements of an ideal balance in these interrelationships. oWl PEllEt DISCovERy • (GrAdES 4 - 8) Who, who, whoo-ever knew that the habits of owls could be learned in examining their pellets? In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to dismantle owl pellets to discover what surprises that might be inside!

NEW! PoND EXPloRAtIoNS • (GrAdES 4 - uP) Water, water everywhere! Water is important for every living thing! During this program, we will look at the water cycle, talk about fresh water habitats and the creatures they support. Students will have hands-on activities that will encourage them to learn about ponds, streams, and weather permitting we will take a walk through the woods to one of Soldwedel’s streams. (Children may get dirty). END oF thE yEAR REWARDS DAyS •


Teachers! Are you looking for a way to reward your students for their year of hard work? Rewards Day programs are 3 hours of activities such as, a hike in the woods, team challenge games, nature art, mad scientist experiments, and simple survival skills. Pack a sack lunch. Questions? Contact: Andrew Richey at or call 201-4006.

MAy 2 - MAy 16



M,T,W,TH,F 9:00 am - NOON Location: Soldwedel Program Center





The Park’s Low Ropes Challenge Course programming is geared for students in grades 5 through high school, as well as for adult groups, and consists of simple group exercises in trust, communication and personal physical challenge, utilizing different course elements, such as obstacle course activities as well as portable group activity elements that can be done indoors or outdoors. Physical challenges and personal risks, participants will gain experience in resource management; conflict resolution; group consensus; peer respect; communication; confidence; trust; cooperation.

Soldwedel Challenge Course programs are offered to groups of 10-30 participants. This programming is ideal for school groups, home school groups, church groups, scout groups, clubs, or businesses wanting to foster strong teamwork. In each program, trained and experienced adult facilitators will be assigned to a group and lead all activities. Programs last approximately 2 hours. The cost is $5 per student in youth programming / $10 per individual in adult group programming. Questions? Contact: Andrew Richey at or call 201-4006.



• 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

17REC158 Ages 6 – 13 years March 30 $34 April 2 – 6 $34 per day or $125 per week $3 per day Non-Resident

Location: Soldwedel Program Center

March 30: Hop Into Spring! Go to Monkey Joe’s

April 2:

Explore Nature!

April 4:

Trip to the Movies!

April 3: April 5: April 6:

Be a Team! Wear your favorite sports team apparel! Olympic Day!

Day in the Park..Visit Mineral Springs Park



Puppy Obedience (Ages 8 Weeks – 6 Months) You and your puppy will learn how to work together and create a foundation of trust that will last for many years. Your puppy will be learning many skills and lessons needed to be a member of your family. Items that will be covered in this class are socialization, basic obedience, confidence building, and health related issues.

Dog Obedience (Ages 6 Months and older) The older canine members of your family will enjoy learning obedience and you will enjoy the benefits of a well-behaved family member. You will be shown how to train your dog using basic commands. Questiion? Contact: Brad Herrmann at or 201-4009.

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April 11 - May 16 Wed. 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Puppy Obedience 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Dog Obedience June 6 - July 7 (No class July 4) Wed. 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Puppy Obedience 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Dog Obedience

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This new all school age camp for ages 6 - 12 will feature a wide variety of exciting activities inspired by the theme of the week that include sports, games, arts and crafts, special events, and field trips. Each week will include theme activities, swimming at DragonLand Water Park, and a field trip or special event activity. Our trained and caring staff will provide a safe, fun, and active summer where campers will explore their interests and be introduced to new activities and friends. All activities and field trips are included in the weekly fee. Campers should bring their own swim suit and towel on swimming days. Register early as we are expecting this exciting new camp to fill quickly. NEW Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and Extended Care: 6:30 am – 9:00 am and 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (included in price). Questions? Contact Brad Herrmann at or call 201-4009.



Weekly DeScRipTionS

Location: Veterans Memorial Arena in Mineral Springs Park



Welcome to the Adventure: School is out and the summer adventure officially starts here Week 1 *May 29 – June 1 6:30 am until 6:00 pm with indoor and outdoor ice breaker games and activities. No camp Mon. May 28. *Fee is $96R/$101NR Mad Science: Experience the fun side of science with many hands on exciting but safe exWeek 2 June 4 – 8 6:30 am until 6:00 pm periments. Time Travelers: Campers will adventure through time hunting dinosaurs, tame the old Week 3 June 11 – 15 6:30 am until 6:00 pm west, experience disco, and maybe see the future. Heroes: Enjoy a week of Superhero themed adventures as well as meeting the first reWeek 4 June 18 – 22 6:30 am until 6:00 pm sponder heroes that make up our community and learning first-aid and lifesaving skills from lifeguards. All Stars: Learn and participate in a variety of sports and go to a Peoria Chiefs Splash Day Week 5 June 25 – 29 6:30 am until 6:00 pm game on June 26. *July 2 – 6 America the Beautiful: Celebrate the USA with patriotic games and activities. No camp Week 6 6:30 am until 6:00 pm (Closed 7/4/18) July 4. *Fee is $96R/$101NR Water Games: A whole week dedicated to water games and adventures. Bring a suit every Week 7 July 9 – 13 6:30 am until 6:00 pm day because this week is all wet. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...: A whole week of Star Wars themed advenWeek 8 July 16 – 20 6:30 am until 6:00 pm tures. Talented Adventurers: Campers spend the week showing their talents and maybe disWeek 9 July 23 – 27 6:30 am until 6:00 pm cover hidden ones. Fear Factor: Are you brave enough for this adventure? A week of kid friendly challenges Week 10 July 30 – Aug. 3 6:30 am until 6:00 pm that will make you squirm and a probably make a mess. Re-Adventure: A look back at some the camps best adventures as we say goodbye to Week 11 Aug. 6 - 10 6:30 am until 6:00 pm camp for the year.

Child with special needs? Sunshine Camp is available, see page 21 for contact information.




At Soldwedel Adventures in Nature you will experience the world around you in a whole different way and make some new friends doing it. This year we will go to Dragonland 2 times a week and go on a field trip every week. Daily activities will include fishing, messy obstacle courses, different sports and team building activities, hiking, building forts, crafts, and just plain fun. Our caring and amazing staff look forward to spending our summer with you making new memories in a safe entertaining environment. Camp will be open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm this year. Most field trips are included in the price of camp. Questions? contact: Andrew Richey at or call 201-4006. NEW Camp Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm and Extended Care: 6:30am – 9:00am and 4:30pm – 6:00pm (included in price).




Location: Soldwedel Program Center



Welcome to the Road Trip-School's Out! Let's start our summer adventure getting to Week 1 *May 29 – June 1 6:30 am until 6:00 pm know each other, the camp, and of course some swimming. *Fee is $96R/$101NR Florida Fun in the Sun: Enjoying the beach theme we will play some sand volleyball, go Week 2 June 4 – 8 6:30 am until 6:00 pm swimming, water obstacle course, and even design our own roller coaster! New York New York! Bring your biggest talent to camp this week. We will explore ways to Week 3 June 11 – 15 6:30 am until 6:00 pm share our talents on the stage. And of course there will be Pizza. Week 4

June 18 – 22

6:30 am until 6:00 pm

Week 5

June 25 – 29

6:30 am until 6:00 pm

July 9 – 13

6:30 am until 6:00 pm

July 23 – 27

6:30 am until 6:00 pm

Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9

*July 2 – 6 6:30 am until 6:00 pm (Closed 7/4/18) July 16 – 20

6:30 am until 6:00 pm

Week 10 July 30 – Aug. 3 6:30 am until 6:00 pm Week 11

Aug. 6 - 10

6:30 am until 6:00 pm

Louisiana Bayou Fun: With the fun of a swampy obstacle course paired with the unique food and celebration culture this will will be full of fun and excitement. Montana Fun in the Wild West: We will work on some camping skills, fishing, and even have a unique rodeo experience. American Adventures! Exploring everything great about America, the food, the people, we will celebrate our nations birth with this exciting week. *Fee is $96R/$101NR Missouri - St. Louis Trip: Along with the Field Trip to St Louis this week we will explore our parks creeks and try an ooey gooey butter cake. Illinois - Down Home Adventures: We are going to get messy this week with messy twister, eating some different flavored popcorn, SWIMMING, and so much more. California Dreaming - This adventure will take us exploring the movie world, Swimming, some more beach fun, and of course some cool bridge building. Tropical Hawaii Adenture: Wait isn't this a road trip? Yes, but who doesn't want to explore everything about Hawaii, Volcanoes, pineapples, and luau's OH MY! Wind Down the Road Trip...Welcome Home! With this shortened week before we head back to school, We will revisit all of our favorites from the Summer and say see you next

Child with special needs? Sunshine Camp is available, see page 21 for contact information.





Visit our website to get started! You will be able to browse all of our current program offerings, then register and pay from your PC, Mac, Tablet, or Smart Phone as long as the device has internet access and a web browser. The online account you create will work with both IRVSRA and Pekin Park District online registration portals. Be sure to make good use of our new Activity Registration Codes to help with registration accuracy.


We have moved all IRVSRA offices and registrations to the IRVSRA Recreation Center inside the Pekin Park Robert N. Blackwell Administration Building located in Mineral Springs Park up the hill from the dog park and Dragonland Waterpark. Don’t forget we now have online registration and bill pay. Create your account today! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about account creation and online registration. We can even create your new account for you over the phone and email you your username and password! It is almost time for Sunshine Camp: Spring Break and Summer Break! If you need a day camp for your school aged students during the school breaks, these are a great option. However, It’s not only reserved for students, all ages are welcome to register for camp. Registration opens on February 21,2018 at 10am for Spring Break and March 26, 2018 at 10am for Summer Break. New this year, we can help you set up a custom automatic payment plan with Debit/Credit cards. We will offer two options when registering for Day Camps online: A pay in full option or a pay monthly option. If you wish to set up a plan other than that, please register in house to discuss our many options.


IRVSRA Recreational Center Call or Text: 3 0 9 . 2 0 1 . 4 0 0 5 Fax: 3 0 9 .3 5 3 .1 7 8 7 Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Program Manager: Casey Smith E-mail: Assistant Program Manager: Shawna Burnice E-mail: Program Assistant: Shelly Chism E-mail:


The Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA) is a cooperative extension of Pekin and Fon du Lac Park Districts to provide recreational programs and leisure services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Integrated and specialized programs are available for residents and nonresidents with special needs. Peer groups are invaluable. IRVSRA provides opportunities to individuals with disabilities to surround themselves with friends and neighbors that share commonalities. It is our pleasure to provide these athletic and social settings for the special needs population in the Tazewell County area. Some of our programs, like Special Olympic Sports have age requirements while other programs like dances and parties are open to all age groups. All programs are open to all ages and genders unless otherwise specified. Register for all IRVSRA activities online on our website or in- House at the IRVSRA Recreation Center during business hours. All registration and program and activity related questions can be answered by the IRVSRA Program Staff. We are available to assist and advise participants or their care givers to assure a comfortable, quality, recreational experience. Please feel free to contact us any time. We are happy to answer any questions about IRVSRA including our past, current, and future programs. Visit our website to get connected and stay up to date. We hope to see you soon at our next activity or program!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS competition is an option available to our SRA sports participants. Those wishing to participate in Special Olympics must observe and abide by the rules and eligibility requirements of Special Olympics International and Special Olympics Illinois.


1) Must be at least 8 years old (7, turning 8 this calendar year is also permissible) 2) Must have a diagnosed developmental disability. A Special Olympics approved Medical Application (MedApp) signed by your doctor is required prior to the start of all SOILL programs. A blank MedApp can be downloaded from our website under ‘forms’.

IRVSRA Recreation Center & Offices 1715 Dragon Dr. Pekin, IL 61554 Call or Text: 3 0 9 . 2 0 1 . 4 0 0 5 Fax: 3 0 9 .3 5 3 .1 7 8 7 Hours: Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm REGISTER ON-LINE AT IRVSRA.ORG



NO Mess, NO Stress, Just Fun!!

Soldwedel Program center offers themed “Birthday in-a-Box” Party Packages for children. These party kits take the hassle out of your party planning by providing a variety of fun party activities and decorations. Party hosts just send out invitations and provide cake and refreshments. You will be provided with a copy of the instructions on how to play the party games or lead craft activities. All materials for these activities are provided. To register, call Carrie at 309-201-4008, e-mail:

birthDay iN a bOX

ageS 4 - 10


caMPFire birthDay – Recommended for ages 8 and up. Celebrate your birthday around a campfire. We will have campfire games, storytelling, S’mores, and of course a lot of outdoor fun. We will provide the space, firewood, and game supplies. This party requires a facilitator and is only available April through October. There is an option to be indoors in case of inclement weather.

birthDay DivaS - Every little girl loves to pretend to be a star! This party is all about feeling like a Diva! Participants will paint fingernails, make jewelry, play the pink boa limbo, dance to music and so much more!

a DiNO-Mite birthDay -Everyone dreams of making great discoveries. At this party, guests will discover Dino facts as they play the Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Pin-the-Horn-on-the-Triceratops, Make a Dino Fossil, Play Bone-Drop and Dino Relay, and make a Dino coloring book. Tablecloths provided.

MONSter baSh - Invite your party guests to dress up as their favorite monster! Participants will play pin the eye on the monster, a monster beanbag toss, a wild rumpus and more!

MaD ScieNtiSt eXPeriMeNtS Party - Try a number of simple hands on science activities that kids will enjoy and discover the science behind the mysteries! Some activities included will be making slime, blowing up a balloon using gas, Have a contest to see how many paper clips it takes to over flow a cup of water and much more!

JUSt FUN N gaMeS Party -This party would just consist of any old games that gets kids playing and having fun! Some can be organized as contests, or just for fun and silliness. Games could include cheese curl toss, twister, pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, hopscotch, red light/green light and red rover.

SaDDle UP! - Howdy! Come on down to our Western style themed party! Party guests will enjoy games such as horseshoes, red rover, duck, duck, goose and red light/green light. For an extra fee-The Rockin P Ranch will bring a horse to your birthday party and will be available for all your children to ride. Each child will get a turn to take a hand led horse ride controlled by a staff member. add a pony ride for an extra fee: $35/30 mins. w/1 horse can accommodate 10-12 kids OR $65 for 30 mins. w/2 horses can accommodate 20-25 kids.

*Parents will need to sign a liability waiver for each child participating.

Pony Rides are available April through October.


The Pekin Park District’s School of Gym, Dance and Cheer offers a variety of themed parties. For ages 3 - 12, for more information call 347-7275.

Package iNclUDeS: Parties include games, relays and other tumbling activities, cup cakes, drinks and treat bags for all the guests (all provided in the fee). You will have a trained gym instructor with assistant for large party. The birthday person will receive a free t-shirt telling everyone where they had their birthday celebration.

tUMbliNg Party

ageS 3 - 12

Days: Saturday’s Times: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm or 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

traDitiONal Party This party is all about the birthday person (boy or girl). We will celebrate a good old fashioned birthday with party games and lots of tumbling! PriNceSS Party Once upon a time a beautiful little princess celebrated her birthday. She and her friends danced and sang and had a glorious princess birthday.

girlS rOck This party is for the young lady that wants to tumble to some good old rock and roll. The Birthday girl and her friends can tumble into a new year on the tumbl trak and new spring floor. All parties must be booked two weeks prior to your selected date. Fee: $ 99 for 12 guests $149 for 18 guests Magic DragON gOlF & PaDDle bOatiNg ON the lagOON birthDay PartieS Celebrate your birthday in Mineral Springs Park. Birthday Party packages include 1 round of Miniature Golf, 1 Paddle Boat ride on the Lagoon, and an ice cream cone from the Mineral Springs Ice Creme Parlor. Call 309-347-7275 to schedule your party. Fee: $10.00 per person



3 Day aDv. Horse CliniC lil sPUrs!

aGes 2 - 7


“introDUCtion to Horses for lil CowGirls & CowBoys" This introduction to horses is geared towards younger children. The program will consist of a hands-on horse demonstration explaining what it takes to take care of a horse in regards to feed, grooming, and of course exercise. We will also be discussing other farm animals as well. This clinic will also include a hand led horse ride atop one of our finest equine friends. Don’t Delay! or Call the Rockin’ P Ranch 382-1268 to make your reservation. Pre-registration required. (no fee for parents to observe)




Session 2

Sun., May 13, 2018

2:00 pm

Session 1 Session 3

Sun., April 29, 2018 Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Locaton: Rockin P Public Riding Ranch

3 Day BeGinner

3:30 pm 5:00 pm

aGes 9 - 15


Horse CliniC Learn about horse safety, horse care including grooming, saddling, feeding and YEP! Cleaning the ol’ barn! You’ll also be given Riding Lessons to get ya’ ready to “Ride the Trails” in beautiful McNaughton Park!! Also enjoy crafts, teaming events, games, nature hikes and more! For all of you horse lovers, we have a great and unique camp, so hurry and sign up so you can “Come Ride with Us”!! Class size is Minimum 8; Maximum 12, please call 382-1268 to register. Daily Snacks and Drinks will be provided. PLEASE bring a sack lunch. $50.00 Deposit required to hold spot. Balance due one week prior.

(proof of Medical Insurance is required at registration)





June 7

8:30 am to 3:00 pm


June 6

8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Fri. June 8 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Location:Rockin’ P Public Riding Ranch 217 McNaughton Park Road, Pekin

*Before and After Care available for Both Camps. 7:30 am until 4:00 pm for an additional $10/day. Limited spots available please note upon registration.

(*Experienced Riders)

aGes 10-15


This camp is for kids that have had riding experience and/or have been to our Beginner Clinic. Further your knowledge about horse safety, horse care including independent grooming, saddling, feeding and YEP! Cleaning the ol’ barn! You’ll also be given Riding Lessons to begin refining your horse riding skills and get ya’ ready to “Ride the Trails” in beautiful McNaughton Park!! Also enjoy crafts, teaming events, games, nature hikes and more! For all of you horse lovers, we have a great and unique camp, so hurry and sign up so you can “Come Ride with Us”!! Class size is Minimum 8; Maximum 14, please call 382-1268 to register. Daily Snacks and Drinks will be provided. PLEASE bring a sack lunch. $50.00 deposit required to hold spot. Balance due one week prior. (Proof of Medical Insurance is required at registration) *Previous Horse Experience is Required or Participation in Rockin’ P Beginner Horse Camp **Before and After Care available. 7:30 am until 4:00 pm for an additional $10/day. Limited spots available please note upon registration. DAY




June 14

8:30 am am to 3:00 pm


June 13

8:30 am am to 3:00 pm

Fri. June 15 8:30 am am to 3:00 pm Locaton: Rockin P Public Riding Ranch

all HanDs on

aGes 8 - aDUlt


riDinG exPerienCe Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to spend half the day on a real riding ranch! Hands on grooming/saddling, safety, riding lesson, horse care learning, and trail ride! Perfect parent/child experience or register just your child. or call Rockin P Public Riding Ranch (309) 382-1268. Fee per session (pre - registration required) Parents/Adults can participate with a registered child.




May 26



April 28 Aug. 26


and/or 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

and/or 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and

Location: Rockin’ P Public Riding Ranch

10:00 am-1:30 pm


ResideNt Adult $525.00 Senior $410.00 Junior $190.00 Junior Adult $302.50 Notes: Golf Pass payment plans available • • • •

Director of Golf - Cory Proehl or 309-346-1969 weekdays:

Adult (R) Adult (NR) Senior (R) Senior (NR) Junior (R) - Cory Junior (NR)

gReeN Fees

• PaRkview Lick cReek PaRkview Lick cReek $17.00 $19.25 $15.25 $17.50 $ 9.50 $11.50

$19.00 $24.25 $17.50 $22.50 $11.25 $15.25

$10.00 $11.50 $ 8.75 $10.25 $ 5.50 $ 7.00

$10.75 $15.75 $10.00 $14.25 $ 6.50 $ 9.50

$18.50 $21.25 $10.75 $13.25 $18.50

$21.50 $27.00 $12.50 $16.75 $21.50

$10.75 $13.25 $ 6.25 $ 8.00

$12.50 $15.25 $ 7.25 $10.25

weekeNds & HoLidays:

Adult (R) Adult (NR) am Junior (R) Junior (NR) Adult (NR) pm 18 9 18 9 18 9 18 9 18 9 18 9 18 9

twiLigHt Fees

Hole Double Hole Double Hole Single Hole Single Hole Senior Double Hole Senior Double Hole Senior Single Hole Senior Single Hole Weekend Double

$27.00 $13.50 $13.50 $ 6.75 $24.00 $12.00 $12.00 $ 6.00 $27.00

Hole Weekend Double Hole Adult Senior Hole Adult Senior Hole Weekend Single Hole Weekend Single

15 RoUNds

ResideNt $216.75 $194.50

NoN-ResideNt $245.50 $223.00

5-16 yrs.

iNteR. LeveL • ages 9-12 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $50 • June 4-8 M-F • June 11-15 M-F Focus: (Some experience) Rules, Etiquette, Stance, Grip, Swing path, Course management, Chipping, Putting, Ball striking. At this level we will do work on the practice green, driving range, as well as playing on the course.

$14.50 $27.50 $13.75 $14.50 $ 7.25

adv. LeveL • ages 12-16 5:00 pm-6:30 pm $75 • June 4- 8 M -F • June 11-15 M-F Focus: Rules, Etiquette, Stance, Grip, Swing path, Course management, Chipping, Putting, Ball striking. Encouraged session for players wanting to play high school golf.

25 RoUNds

ResideNt $318.75 $286.00

NoN-ResideNt $361.00 $328.00

Adults Senior Note: Coupons are valid on weekdays only. Coupons may be used at both Lick Creek and Parkview

Golf Courses. When coupons are used at Lick Creek residents must pay a $1 fee and non-residents $2 per coupon use. Coupons expire Dec. 31, of the year issued. * Unused coupons are non-refundable.


Beg. LeveL • ages 5-8 4:00 pm-5:00 pm $50 • June 18-22 M-F Focus: (No prior experience) Safety, Basic Rules, Etiquette, Stance, Grip, Putting, Chipping. At this level, work will be done at the putting green and driving range. At this age, parents are encouraged to stay.

$29.00 $14.50 $14.50 $ 7.25 $26.00 $13.00 $13.00 $ 6.50 $29.00

• Senior golf car rates and senior green fee rates are valid weekdays only. • All persons must be 18 years of age or older to rent or operate a golf car.

Each lesson will consist of a different focus. We will use development strategies that are designed to teach basic fundamentals of the game, as well as create an understanding and passion for golf. Different training aids will be used to enhance learning.

Lick cReek

$13.50 $25.50 $12.75 $13.50 $ 6.75

Senior Rate: 65 years of age by June 1, 2018. Junior Rate: 22 years of age and younger. Junior Adult Rate: 23 thru 28 years of age. Family Rate - When one Adult Pass and any other pass are purchased by family members of the same household at regular price, any additional Junior passes for qualifying family members will cost $1 each. Season Golf Passes are valid at both Golf Courses Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. 4 Golf Pass payment plan options are available.

Under the direction of PcHs varsity golf coach Brett Mcginnis and PcHs Jv golf coach Jeremy crouch Each program is designed to suit each golfers at different levels. Age groups are merely recommendations. If you have a young golfer that is experienced and would benefit from more in depth instruction, feel free to register them at the appropriate level. Sessions can be changed after the fact, if needed.

PaRkview Lick cReek PaRkview Lick cReek



NoN-ResideNt $605.00 $485.00 $260.00 $345.00



1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL  61554 309-347-6644 % Fax 309-347-4472

Mon. - Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun.

5:00 am - 10:30 pm 5:00 am - 10:00 pm 6:30 am - 10:00 pm 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Manager: Keith Knox Director of Fitness: Aleks Ratajczak Account Coordinator: Margaret Frazell



Membership Type Monthly Fee Junior Fitness Pass (14-18 yrs.) $ 10.00-No Contract Junior (19-22) $ 15.00-No Contract Young Adult (23-28) $ 25.00 Individual (29-64) $ 36.50 Couple $ 51.50 Family $ 66.50 Senior (65+ yrs.) $ 29.25 Senior Couple (both 65+ yrs.) $ 41.25

NNNNN Membership Type

Parkside Athletics is proud to announce that we are now partnered with and can now accept members that have the following:

(Tennis) 5 STAR Monthly Fee

Junior (14-18 yrs.) Individual (19-64) Couple Family Senior (65+ yrs.) Senior Couple (both 65+ yrs.)

$ 40.00 $ 50.50 $ 66.00 $ 81.00 $ 44.25 $ 56.25

Call for full membership details, 309-347-6644.

NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AT PARKSIDE AThLETICS! Group X Punch Card (10 classes) - $45 Group X Drop-In - $6 Pickleball Punch Card (10 visits) - $25 Pickleball Drop-In - $3 One Day Guest Pass - $10 Kidz Klub - $3/child/visit Personal Training Tennis Lessons (Group & Private) For more information, including a current Group Fitness Schedule & Membership Specials, please visit our website at

3 MONTh SUMMER MEMBERShIP SPECIAL OFFERED: May 1 thru July 31 $75 for an individual to enjoy all the 4 star membership benefits of the facility.

Come join us for some relaxation in beautiful Mineral Springs Park this summer! We will be indoors in the event of rain. Dates: June 12, June 21, July 12, July 24 Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fee: $5 drop-in fee – general public FREE to Parkside Athletics Members & their guest! We will provide an amazing instructor to lead you to become one with your surroundings as well as all necessary equipment. You are also welcome to bring your own equipment. Please RSVP at least one week in advance so we can ensure enough space. Additional questions, please call 347.6644.

One of the fastest .. growing sport/exercise social outlets for the young and “MATURE” in the USA. If you would like to play a sport that provides a great workout –but doesn’t require a lot of physical exertion or the fitness level of a 20 year old, you should join the Pickleball Revolution! So come out and see what the pickleball craze is all about. Paddles and balls will be provided. Days: Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am - 11:00 am Mon. - Fri. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sun. 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Fee: Members Free Non-members $25/punch card (10 vists) or $3/per drop-in

ASK US ABOUT! PREFERRED MEMBERS PASS!!! Parkside Athletics Members will have free access to DragonLand Water Park, Putt the Magic Dragon Mini Golf and Boating on the Lagoon for the 2018 season with a current membership.

Start healthy habits early! Throughout this program children will participate in engaging and educational activities to help promote health, nutrition and fitness. We are excited partner with UnityPoint Health Pekin, Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department, Pekin Fire Department and Papa Murphy's! This program is offered in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Park Districts. Day: Mon. & Wed. Dates: Monthly Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Age: 5 - 13 yrs. Fee: $4.50 per class (monthly) or $6 drop-in fee


Enjoy your work-out and leave the kids with us. Our staff will provide games, crafts and so much more. $3 per child per visit or $15 per month for one child. $5 per additional children for unlimited visits. For ages 3 months to 10 years. Mon. - Sat. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm




tennis clinic session dates:

Session 1: June 4 - June 28 (4 weeks) Session 2: July 9 - Aug. 9 (5 weeks) summer tennis clinic fees/session Session 1 Rate - $100 (1 hr. clinic) $150 (1.5 hr. clinic) Session 2 Rate - $125 (1 hr. clinic) $187.50 (1.5 hr. clinic)

All of our instructors are available for private lessons. For rates and more information, call 347-6644 or email

family registration rate:

100% for the first family member, 25% discount for each additional family member residing in the same household.

early Bird discount:

Registration discount of 10% is applicable if registered at least one week prior to the start of the session!

parkside athletics tennis meet our 2018 summer staff! Holly Conlin –

USTA 10 & Under Trained Former Western Illinois University Player Former Pekin High School Player (State Qualifier)

Gary Garver –

USPTA Certified Teaching Pro Pekin HS Boys & Girls Varsity Coach Nationally Ranked Player in USTA Senior Divisions

Amy PAlm –

USTA 10 & Under Trained Former 4 year Milliken University Player Peoria Christian Girls Coach

Steve viCe –

Former East Peoria Assistant Girls Coach Nike Tennis Academy Participant 35 Years Playing Experience


level 1 / 5 - 6 yrs.

Class will use foam balls and low compression red felt balls along with smaller racquets and nets. This age group also plays on 36’ modified courts. Mon. & Wed. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm or Tues. & Thur. 9:00 am – 10:00 am

level 2 / 7 - 8 yrs.

Class will use low compression red felt balls along with smaller racquets and plays on the regular net. This age group also plays on 42’ modified courts.

Tues. & Thur. 10:00 am - 11:00 am Mon. & Wed. 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

9 - 10 yrs.


Class will use low compression orange felt balls along with smaller racquets and plays on the regular net. This age group also plays on 60’ modified courts. Mon. & Wed. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm or Tues. & Thur. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Junior high 11-13 yrs.

Class is for older beginners who are thinking about playing HS tennis or have taken limited lessons before. Focus will be on stroke technique, footwork, rules and games. Mon. & Wed. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm or Tues. & Thur. 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

high school Jv

Class is for players who play JV tennis or play in the lower part of the line up for their school. This class will teach consistency as well as strategy and doubles. Mon. & Wed. 9:00 am - 10:30 am or Mon. & Wed. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm or Tues. & Thur. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

high school advanced

Class is for high school varsity players who play in the top half of their line up or highly ranked juniors who have had tournament success. Tues. & Thur. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

adult Beginner

Class is designed for individuals who are just starting to play tennis or are getting back in the game again. Instruction will focus on teaching basic strokes as well as doubles positioning. Tues. & Thur. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alisha Dault M.A. Administrator Ann Heimer Sharon Hundt Mary Ann Russell Ethel Noonan


Phone: 309-346-5210

email: 551 S. 14th St., Pekin, IL 61554-5093 Hours: Mon. - fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


We extend our greatest appreciation to the following businesses that are generously sponsoring Miller Center programs, activities and services.

Associated Bank Century Link Compassus Hospice Courtyard Estates of Peoria Elysian Hospice Fresenius Kidney Care Gateway at River City Hallmark House Health Alliance Henderson Funeral Home Humana ICPR Family Practice John Evans Supportive Living Lange Animal Clinic Liberty Village of Pekin Pekin Manor & Pekin Estates MeridianCare Morningside of Pekin OSF Center for Health Pekin Preston Hanley Funeral Home Riverview Senior Living Community Senator Dave Koehler Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare United Way of Pekin UnityPoint Health Pekin Wound Center Unland Companies Villas of Holly Brook Pekin Washington Christian Village

The Miller Center’s purpose is to serve the needs and interests of older adults in Tazewell County. We welcome and encourage all mature adults to participate in the many programs and services offered by the Miller Center. Drop by the Center to meet with new and old friends and enjoy the pleasant surroundings! In addition to the many programs and services mentioned in this rochure, the Miller Center has specialized facilities for senior activities including a wood-carving shop, craft room, pool table and table shuffleboard. The McNaughton Lounge is available for individual and small group activities and meetings. Our large multi-purpose room is used for large group activities and lunch is served daily Monday-Friday at 11:30. We are a central "Resource and Referral Center." Contact us for information or assistance concerning education, nutrition, health issues, legal aid, employment, transportation, recreation, social counseling and topics for mature adults. Miller Center is geared toward people age 50 or better. All seniors are welcome!


Pick your copy up today! Henderson Funeral Home and Liberty Village of Pekin, Pekin Estates, Pekin Manor sponsor our monthly newsletter, Reflections. It can be picked up at the Miller Center at the beginning of each month, or if you'd like to be on the mailing list, call 346-5210.


During extreme temperatures, severe weather conditions, or disasters, the Miller Center, in cooperation with the American Red Cross Disaster Center serves as a safe place to come for food, shelter, and comfort. Come and stay with us until the severe weather passes. We'll make sure you're safe and comfortable.


Donate your aluminum cans at the reception desk of the Miller Center. We’ll recycle - proceeds will support Miller Center programs, activities and services.


A staff of dedicated, generous, and hard-working volunteers support the Miller Center. You make this Center what it is. We thank you! If you are interested in helping the Miller Center in any capacity, please give us a call at 346-5210.



BINGO NIGHT • 4:30pm $5 BINGO!! What everyone wants to yell. Join us for a night of bingo and great food. Dinner and Door Prizes provided by: Hallmark House Nursing Center. Dates: Wed. May 30 Wed. Aug. 29

PLANT BINGO • 6:30pm $6/2-$10 Join us for Flower Bingo. Your favorite flowers and plant names are what we’ll be calling. Prizes, snacks and fun! Tell your friends and let’s play BINGO Date: Tues.June 5

(includes dinner and 4 bingo cards)

DARTBALL TOURNEY • 8:00am $5 Annual Dartball Tournament open to the public. Players wanted! Join us for lunch, prizes, 50/50 drawing and lots of FUN! No Experience Necessary! Sponsored by John 3:16 Date: Sat., Aug. 18 Game Time: 8:30 am EUCHRE TOURNEY • 12:30pm $10 No partner necessary, come and enjoy an afternoon of cards. Prizes awarded to 1st & 2nd place finishers. Refreshments available for purchase. Please arrive 15 minutes early and plan on staying until the end of the tournament. Dates: Sat. April 14 Play starts at 1:00 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES • 7 - 10:00pm $7 On the 1st Friday of each month singles and couples of all ages, are welcome. Enjoy the wonderful performers and dance the night away! Refreshments provided by Morningside of Pekin. Preston Hanley Funeral Home supports Friday Night Dances.

April 6 May 4 June 1 July 6 Aug. 3 Sept. 7

SPRING FLING • 7 - 10:00pm $7 Let's celebrate that spring is here with a dance party!!! Requests taken all night long by one of Miller Center’s favorite DJs. Come dance the night away, it's sure to be a good time had by all. No date needed to attend! All ages welcome! Day: Sat., April 28

Nut & Honey Bobby ReMack Band The Hardesty Band Craig & Bill Mark & Melisa The Hardesty Band

GAME NIGHT • 4:30pm $5 Enjoy a night of food, drink and fun! Try out Bunco, Cards, Pool and more! Sponsored by John Evans Supportive Living. Please register in advance. Date: Tues., July 31 A "HOLE" LOT OF FUN! MINI GOLF TOURNEY • 8:30am $5 Try your "putt" at our third annual miniature golf tournament. Fun for ALL ages! Prizes awarded to the lowest and highest score and for the hole in one! Proceeds raised support the Miller Center transportation program. Lunch sponsored by John Evans Supportive Living and dessert by MeridianCare. All Ages Welcome! Date: Fri., Sept. 14 Shot Gun Start: 9:00 am


POWER EXPO • 9 - 1:00pm Free Power of Age Expo is changing the conversation on aging. Enjoy free lunch, live music, educational presentations, health screenings, raffle prizes and more!! RSVP required for lunch participation. This event is brought to you by Meridian Health Plans. Day: Wed. Oct. 3

(includes game, one raffle ticket and sack lunch)

12th WALK FOR A RIDE • 6:00pm Free Join us for 12th Annual fitness walk around the lagoon to raise funds to support the Miller Center Transportation Service. Visit the sponsor tables for free goodies and information on local services. Day: Tues., June 12 (raise $25 and receive a commemorative t-shirt!)


Check the Miller Center newsletter for upcoming Bus Trips to Casinos, Shopping Malls, Museums and Walking Trails. Bus driver: Mike Ferguson, Dick Brewer, Bruce Bradford, Chuck Johnson & Alisha Dault.


All casino trips will depart from the Miller Center at 8:00 am and return at 5:00 pm. Fee is $16 per trip.

• CATFISH BEND CASINO Burlington, IA Try your luck at Catfish Bend Casino - $10 FREE slot play with each registration! Registration required in advance. Lucky Date: Thur. May 31 • ISLE OF CAPRI CASINO Bettendorf, IA Will you find your lucky streak at the Isle of Capri? $10 FREE Fan Play, Double Points and Free Lunch included! Registration required in advance. Lucky Date: Thur. Aug. 30


DIVINE DINING • 11:00am $4 Turn a gloomy Monday into a fun day with some “Divine Dining!” On the first Monday of every month we will head out to experience the upscale taste of Central Illinois. Lunch is up to you! Hostess: Ethel Noonan 1st Mon. of each month April 2 - Long Horn Steak House, Peoria May 7 - Novu, Peoria Heights June 4 - Jim’s Bistro, Peoria Heights July 2 - One World Café, Peoria Aug. 6 - Cyd’s Gourmet Kitchen, Peoria Heights Sept. 10 - Biaggi’s, Peoria OUT & ABOUT DINNERS • 4:30pm $4 Sponsored by Villas of Holly Brook Pekin Come and join us on the third Wednesday of each month as we travel town-to-town to sample culinary delights in various eating establishments. Dinner is up to you! Hostess: Ethel Noonan 3 Wed. of each month April 18- Season’s Gatropub, Morton May 16- Pizza Ranch, East Peoria June 20- Famous Dave’s, Peoria July 18- Uncle Buck’s, East Peoria Bass Pro Aug. 15- Michael’s, Washington Sept. 19-Burger Barge, East Peoria


FRUGAL FRIDAYS • $7 Are you a bargain shopper? Do you like consignment shops and good deals? Frugal Friday trips are for you! The Miller Center bus will be visiting thrift shops and consignment shops in Central Illinois. Please let us know if you have any requests! Fee (includes transporta-

tion only).

Fri. April 6 Bloomington Fri. May 18 Galesburg Fri. Aug. 24 Springfield

HUMMINGBIRD HAVEN • 9:15am $12 Spot the flutters of countless hummingbirds in rural West Central Illinois at the Hummingbird Haven. Lois White, owner, has opened her home to the public for almost 30 years attracting these beautiful fragile migrating birds. Experience this hummingbird sanctuary in all of its glory. Enjoy lunch surrounded by these tiny birds at The Bernadotte Café, where hummingbird feeders adorn each window. Date: Fri. July 13 (lunch on your own)

MURDER MYSTERY CRUISE • $57 Who done it? And why? Cruise up the Illinois River on the Spirit of Peoria and experience this interactive journey. The cast of the Champaign Urbana Theatre Co will dine and mingle with you as the mystery unfolds! Price includes transportation from the Miller Center, a Prime Rib buffet, entertainment and the cruise. Cash bar available. Date: Sat. Aug. 4 Time: Bus leaves Miller Center at 5:30pm, Boarding: 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Cruise 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SULPTURE WALK • 9:00am $4 Explore Peoria’s downtown area with a guided tour of sixteen Sculptures presented by local artists. A great way to breath in art, enjoy the outdoors and chat with good friends! Free to current Walking Club Members Date: To Be Determined in Aug.

TANNER’S ORCHARD • 10 - 3:00pm $6 The fall season is not complete without a trip to Tanners Orchard! Come along as we take the scenic drive to the apple orchard to taste the sweet cider, stock up on apples, pumpkins and gourds and shop the seasonal store! We will be having lunch in the café. Fee includes transportation only. Date: Wed., Sept. 26

WILDLIFE PRARIE PARK • 9:30am $10 Join us for a trip to Wildlife Prairie Park to see 50 different species of animals native to Illinois, including bison, cougars, and black bears. Take a leisurely walk through the woods to see these creatures in their natural environment. For an additional fee, you can catch a ride on the park’s bus or train. Free to current Walking Club Members Date: Tues., May 1


POPCORN FRIDAYS! POP on into the Miller Center! Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care Center sponsors Popcorn Fridays, a yummy treat for all visitors. So don’t be corny, come visit us on Fridays! Your Hostess: Shirley St. Clair


GROCERY BINGO! • 9:30am $1.50/25¢ Gwen, Sherri, Mindy and Sarah take turns calling Bingo! We also feature a jackpot at the end of play. Come join the fun and win some really great grocery items and stay for lunch. Washington Christian Village, Courtyard Estates, Elysian Hospice and Compassus Hospice provide the grocery items. $ 1.50 to play & 25¢ per card Day:

Mon., on-going

THUR. MORN. BINGO • 9:30am $1.50/25¢ Bring your friends and play as many cards as you can. Free drawings! Hot Breakfast offered the 3rd Thursdays of each month by Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care.Bingo sponsored by: Kroger, Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care and Walmart, $ 1.50 to play & 25¢ per card. Day: Thur., on-going BUNCO • 1:00pm $1.50 If you like a game with dice, join us for Bunco prizes, treats & fun! Sponsored by The Lodge at Manito Day: 3rd Wed. of every month

DARTBALL • $1.50 It's baseball! It's darts! No! It's Dartball! A baseball dart game played on a special board with baseball adaptations. Dartball is hosted by Charlie Jean Blanc Day: Mon., on-going Time: 12:30 pm Day: Wed., on-going Time: 1:30 pm

GAME DAY • 12:30pm $1.50 “Cards or Dominos, Scrabble, Mahjong or Dice? Join us for fun and refreshments, laughter and prizes.” It’s all on Game Day. Sponsored by Riverview Healthcare Center. Game Day Leader: Ethel Noonan See you on Game Day! Day: Thurs. on-going MERIDIANCARE TALK & TASTE • Free Come join MeridianCare for some unique beverages and snacks. Giveaways will be available as well as a fun opportunity to catch up with friends. Dates: Fri. April 13, Tues. May 15, Fri. June 15, Mon. July 9, Tue. Aug. 14, Fri. Sept. 14 Time: 1:00 pm

POOL • 8:30am - 4pm Free Monday through Friday, drop by for coffee, shoot the bull and play some pool with some great folks. SHOW TIME • 1:00pm $1.50 Rosewood Care Centers presents... SHOW TIME at the Miller Center McNaughton Lounge. Enjoy popcorn, candy and soda while watching a movie with friends! Hostess: Karen Stauthammer Day: 2nd Tue. or each month SHUFFLEBOARD • 1:00pm Shirley St. Clair is your leader Day: Fri.


CARD GROUPS – sponsored by Humana

• DOUBLE PINOCHLE Hosted by Jackie Fortna Day: Mon., on-going Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fee: $1.50 • EUCHRE Hosted by Harry Sies Day: Fri., on-going Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Fee: $1.50

• HAND & FOOT Hosted by Jetty Schulze Day: Mon., on-going Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Fee: $1.50

• PARTY BRIDGE Hosted by Paul Mitchell Day: Mon., on-going Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Fee: $1.50

• PINOCHLE Hosted by Harry Sies & Don McGreger Day: Tues., on-going Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Fee: $1.50


ART GROUP • 9:30am $1.50 Bring your sketch pad, pencil, paints OR just bring YOU! A still life will be set up for you to draw, as well as adult coloring pages and colored pencils provided. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Group Organizer: Dale Koontz Day: Tue.

LAPIDARY WORKSHOP • 6 - 9pm $3 If you enjoy working with rocks and gems this group is for you. Learn the basics to create a finished cabochon. Instructors: Jeff Becker, Dave Fitch & Tony Bonnett Day: Thur. 29

CRAFTS • 9 - 11:30am Free Interested in crafts and camaraderie? Volunteers are welcome to make any type of crafts free, such as: plastic canvas, quilting, sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, crochet, floral design, holiday crafts, T-shirt painting, embroidery, painted wooden crafts and more. Check with the current newsletter on our craft Make and Take Classes! Craft Leader: Emily Block Days: M, T & Th, on-going Location: Craft Room **Crafts are on display at the Miller Center and available for purchase, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am4pm. Special custom orders can be taken in advance for table decorations, place settings, or that special gift. Proceeds support the Miller Center. QUILT CLASS • 9 - 11:00am $5/$35 Did you always want to learn to quilt? Come join our fun group with instructor, Joyce McCloud. Day: Fri, on-going Fee: $5 / Session or $35 / 8 Weeks

WOODCARVING SHOP • 8:30 - 11am $1.50 A program for all ages! Beginners & advanced carvers are welcome. A variety of materials and patterns are on hand for your use. Many fascinating carvings are on display. The woodcarvers invite everyone to stop in and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Days: T & Th On-going Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am


BLUEGRASS JAM • 9:30 - 11am Free LET'S PICK! Join us every other Wednesday for our open bluegrass jam session! Day: Every other Wed.

BOOK CLUB • 1:30pm Free The Miller Center is partnering with the Pekin Public Library in sponsoring this book discussion group. Leader: Linda Mace Dates: Tues. Tue. May 15 ‘Hypnotist’s Love Story’ • by Lian Moriarty Tue. July 17 ‘Weekenders’ • by Mary Kay Andrews Tue. Sept. 18 ‘Thunderstruck’ • by Erik Larson

BOTTLE COLLECTOR’S CLUB • 7pm $1.50 Calling all Pekin Antique Bottle Collectors. Members collect a variety of antiques and other collectibles. Come to our monthly meeting, Refreshments will be provided. Fee is per person. Day: 3rd Wed. of month MILLER MELODIES • 12:15-1:15pm $1.50 You are welcome to join! This group of vivacious entertainers will perform for your church, club, nursing home or special event. Sandy Maas-Director & Ann Parker – Scheduler Day: Wed., on-going


CIVIL WAR HISTORY • 7:00pm $1.50 Do you love to read about the Civil War? Travel back to this fascinating time of our history through friendly discussion and knowledgeable guest speakers. Hosted by Gene Woolsey. Day: 3rd Thurs. of each month

HELPING YOURSELF HEAL - LIFE SUPPORT GROUP • 1 - 2:30pm Free Helping yourself through the transitions of life. The support group meets monthly and is open to everyone. Life Support Group Leader: Tabatha Poppenga, Bradley University Counseling Research & Training Clinic Days: 1st Tues. of Month


BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS Learn the Essentials of Ballroom Dance with your instructor, Larry Johnson. Let’s get on the dance floor and have some fun! *Class schedule subject to change. Day: Mon. / 8 wks Dates: May 2, 2018 – Jul 2, 2018 Sept 17, 2018 – Nov 5, 2018 Times: Beg. 6:30 pm Adv. 7:30 pm Fee is for 8 Weeks of fun! Couples Resident $50 / Non Res. $60 Singles Resident $30 / Non Res. $35 BEYOND WEIGHT LOSS • 4pm $2 This group will provide a chance to be active and supportive with others who share a common goal. Weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is going to be the focus. There are no special foods or shakes, just common people helping one another stay accountable and share their struggles and successes. **This is not a medical program, and medical advice will not be given. Day: Wed.

WALKING CLUB • 10am Free Sponsored by ICPR Family Practice. Choose to fitness walk indoors or walk around the lagoon. Get a t-shirt, log your miles and win a prize. Leader: Mary Ann Russell & Cindy Miller Days: Tues. & Thurs. Fee: FREE to Walking Club Members (annual membership $25.00)


AARP SMART DRIVER • 12:30-4:30pm The driver safety program will be offered to seniors at the Miller Center in cooperation with AARP. The program includes the Rules of the Road and the skills and dangers of driving. Since many older adults may tend to have a slower reaction time, a disability, and/or vision problems, it is important to learn all the laws, rules, and safe driving techniques. Illinois State Law requires insurance companies to give a premium reduction to all persons 55 years of age and over who complete this accident prevention course. Applications and registration information is available at the Miller Center or call 3465210. Registration is limited to the first 35 applicants. Dates: Wed. May 9 & Thur. May 10 Wed. Aug. 8 & Thur. Aug. 9 Fee: $15 AARP members $20 non AARP members

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING • 10:30 - 11am No appointments or fees are required, simply stop by and have your blood pressure checked. This service provided each month by Pekin Hospital Home Health Care. Days: 2 & 4 Wed.

POSITIVE MINDSET – BETTER HEALTH During this session you will learn the science of how our minds can effect health outcomes and tips for improving our mindset. We will also practice a few of these new tips. Sponsored by MeridianCare Date: Wed. April 11 Time: 2:00 pm Fee: Free

LINE DANCE CLASS • 2 - 3:00pm $3 Line dancing is an enjoyable way to improve balance, coordination, and rhythm and build self-confidence. Short movement sequences are taught and done to a variety of music. Previous experience is not necessary. All ages welcome! Instructor: Jerrie Roe. Day: Thurs. - on-going

TIPS TO SAVING ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS • 11:00am Free With the rising costs of prescription medication, it’s important to understand what’s available for you in the way of cost saving measures. We are going to talk through tips, programs and best practices to save money. Presented by MeridianCare. Date: Wed. June 27

EXERCISE WITH ANN • 9 - 9:45am $1.50 Come giggle and get fit with Ann Heimer. Choose your session time. Wacky Water Wednesdays sponsored by OSF Home Health Care. Days: Mon., Wed., & Fri.

RULES OF THE ROAD • 1:30pm Free Secretary of State’s Office provides free Rules of the Road course for seniors to prepare for their driver’s license renewal. Dates: Wed. April 18 Wed. July 18


NEIGhBORhOOD hOUsE sENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM - Tazewell County Congregate & home Delivered Meals

Too much trouble to cook for one? Tired of eating alone? Then join us at the Neighborhood House Senior Nutrition Program located at the Miller Center in Pekin. The program serves a nutritious noon meal Monday thru Friday at 11:30am. Congregate nutrition sites represent what a community is all about...socialization, volunteerism, creativity, and teamwork. Periodically, we provide entertainment and educational programs. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling 346-5237. If transportation is an issue, call the Miller Center at 346-5210. They can provide transportation to and from the center. Our home delivered meal is more than just a plate of food for many of the homebound seniors in the community. It is often the key to independent living and is an essential part of their lives. These meals provide nutritional support as well as contact with the outside world through our drivers. Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday. For more information on how to obtain home delivered meals for yourself or someone else, call Neighborhood House at 309-674-1131. The program is managed by the Neighborhood House and partially funded by Central Illinois Agency on Aging and operates on grant funds and donations. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 for registered attendees 60 or older. Non-registered attendees 60 or older and anyone under 60 is required to pay $5.00. Please come and check us out. We hope you like what you see and return often. Other sites providing a nutritional meal are: Tremont Mon., Wed., Fri. 925-5929 Hopedale Mon., Wed., Fri. 449-6034 Leisure Acres Mon. Thur. Fri. 694-6077 Pekin Mon - Fri. 346-5237 Glasford Mon., Wed., Fri. 389-5005 Chillicothe Mon., Wed., Fri. 274-4209 Princeville Mon., Wed., Fri. 385-1916 For Peoria city locations, please call (309)674-1131

Are you looking for an ideal location to host your private meeting, family gathering, party or even your wedding reception? The Pekin Park District Miller Center has rooms to accomodate groups from 10-225! Call 346-5210 or email to schedule a tour


Tammy Hyatt - Senior Services Coordinator State Senator Dave Koehler’s Pekin office is located at the Miller Senior Center in Pekin! Call 369-1648 Senior Services offered include: • Assistance for seniors obtaining discounted license plates or free CityLink bus passes. • Helping constituents enroll in the Senior Health Insurance Program which provides assistance with Medicare (parts A, B, C and D), ....Medigap supplement plans and Medicaid. • Helping local residents who have had garnished wages or withholding errors with child support. • Assist with FOID card application issues, and help with any questions regarding hunting and fishing licenses, park locations and the rules ....and regulations of the Department of .Natural Resources. • Providing assistance for issues with the Social Security Office. For other issues concerning .state government, you can call Senator ....Koehler’s Peoria office at (309) 677-0120.


FEE $25/hOUR

Let us help you to connect with family & friends, maintain your independence and explore your interests. This one on one tutoring environment at the Miller Center allows you to ask ANY questions and not feel embarrassed in front of your friends. Tutoring days and times set up between you and the instructor’s convenience.

EXAMPLEs OF COMPUTER LEssON TOPICs - but not limited to • Basic use of computer, laptop or tablet • • • • • • • • • •

(including IPad and IPhone)

Scan and print Organize files & folders Maneuvering through Windows Basic & advanced email Download, view & share photos Windows movie maker Instant messaging, webcam, skype, facetime Download & install programs or documents Search for information effectively Antivirus & anti-malware




Do you wish you knew someone who could tell you why your computer is not operating properly, or maybe what steps you may need to follow to create a project? Join in the FUN!! Our Pekin Park District Computer Club is for everyone. This club is designed to share questions and discussions with guest speakers. Fee is per person. Day: 3rd Mon. of each month


Dave Johnson, Keith Martin, Meg Jeanblanc & Jeff Michael


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mon. - Fri.

TO OUR COMPUTER LAB sPONsORs: CenturyLink-Internet service sponsor


Archery Range


Basketball Courts


Boating (fee at Mineral Springs Park)

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Camping (tent only) (fee)


Disc Golf


Concession Stands Dog Park (Lighted)

Driving Range (fee) Fishing

Football Fields Golf Pro-Shop

Hiking / Biking Trails / Path / Lagoon

4.3 m.

(x around =’s mile)


12.3 5x= m. 1m.

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Horseshoe Pits

Indoor Ice Skating Rink (fee)

Lodging / Facility / Room Rentals


Soldwedel, Pavilion, Shelters, Miller Center (fee)

Miniature Golf Course (fee) Pekin Bike Trail - 4.3 miles (Allentown Rd to Riverfront Park)


Racquet & Full Fitness Facility



4 Tennis Courts, 8 Pickleball Courts (fee)

Radio Controlled Airplane

Restrooms / Comfort Stations Rollerblade Hockey Court Senior Center (50+ Ages)

Shelters (fee) / TeePee Shelters Skate Board Park Soccer Fields











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WILLOW PARK • 500 Willow Street

TANTE PARK Broadway Road






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Volleyball Courts/2 sand by Tennis Ct.

Tennis Courts (Outdoors)




2x= 1m.


Riverfront Fountain





Swimming / Water Play Areas DragonLand














Lake Butterfield, Zuercher, Lagoon & River

Horse Stables (fee)

SPORTS COMPLEX • 300 Koch Street

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Ball Diamonds

(total length trails)


MILLER PARK • 121 Court Street MINERAL SPRINGS PARK & LAGOON 1701 Court St. RAILSPLITTER'S PARK • 268 Derby Street

KIWANIS PARK SOUTH 9th and Koch Streets KIWANIS PARK NORTH • 1620 Parish Avenue JOHN T. MCNAUGHTON PARK 217 McNaughton Park Rd




• 601 Park Avenue COAL MINERS' PARK 300 South Parkway Drive



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Birthday Parties . Graduations . Baby Showers . Receptions . Sport Functions Business Meetings . Weddings . School Field Trips . Company Picnics . Family Picnics . and More

outdoor covered shelters

The District offers small and large shelter rentals at local parks. Outlying parks are first come first serve. Call 309-347-7275 for reservation information. l Royal Ave Shelter l 4-H Shelter l Rotary Park Shelter l Miller Park Shelter

seasonal FacIlItIes

During specific seasons, there are opportunities to rent the following. Call 309-347-7275 for information. l DragonLand Water Park 309-347-4000 l Putt Miniature Golf 309-353-1244 l Veteran’s Memorial Arena 309-353-4319 l Paddleboats 309-347-7435

weddIng FacIlItIes

During specific seasons, there are opportunities to rent the following for your outdoor wedding. Call 309-347-7275 for reservation information. l Fountain l Gazebo l Pergola l Lake Zuercher

Indoor FacIlItIes

*Pavilion on the lagoon 309-201-4008 l l l l l

Historic facility Kitchen access Includes tables and chairs Air conditioned/heated Overlooking beautiful lagoon

309-201-4008 *soldwedel center l Unique and natural cabin feel facility l Full kitchen located in lodge l 2 Cabins and a Lodge l Overnight Lodging facility l Includes tables and chairs l Air conditioned (in Lodge)/heated l Fireplaces in all 3 buildings l Outdoor areas (firepit also) l Team building course (by reservation)

On-line requests can be made for the *Pavilion on the Lagoon and Soldwedel

Program Center Facitlities. If requested dates are available, payment will be required upon reservation confirmation.

Miller center 309-346-5210 l 3 Spacious rooms l Kitchen facilities l Includes tables and chairs l Fireplace in tea room overlooking lagoon





The Pekin Park District complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination in the provision of programs, services or activities to individuals with disabilities. We invite any resident with special needs to contact our staff upon registration so that a smooth inclusion may occur. Our district provides additional specialized services for people with disabilities through IRVSRA. Feel free to call 309-347-PARK. If You: 1. Have questions about the Pekin Park District’s commitment regarding the ADA (American with Disabilities Act) policy or 2. Believe you have been unfairly discriminated against by the Park District, or 3. Wish to file a complaint alleging discrimination of the basis of a disability in the provision of programs, services or activities by the Pekin Park District.

Contact: Cameron Bettin - Executive Director & ADA Coordinator/Compliance Officer Pekin Park District Robert N. Blackwell Administration Building 1701 Court St., Pekin IL 61554 Office Phone: 309-353-4328 e-mail:


Program descriptions contain the Program Managers contact information, call or e-mail with questions.

2. PROGRAM REfuNDS - Are given if request is received 7 days prior to the start of the program, less $5 service charge. Refund requests less than 7 days prior to the start date of the program will receive a 50% refund. Refunds are mailed within 3 weeks. If a Credit Card was used with your on-line registration, your card will be credited. Refunds are not given after the start of the program, except for illness (note from doctor must be submitted) or if moving from the area. 3. SCHOlARSHiPS

Available to Pekin Park Residents in need. Forms are available in the Recreation Reception Office.


Anyone living within the Park District boundaries and paying taxes to Pekin Park District. If you are in question regarding residency, please call the Recreation Reception Office at 347-7275, non-residents pay an additional $3 per program (unless otherwise noted).


Popular programs fill fast! If this happens to you, please ask to be placed on a wait list for the next available opening.

6. lOST & fOuND

Items found on park grounds are turned into the Recreation Office located in the Arena. If you discover you’ve lost something, please call the Recreation Office at 347-7275 to inquire.


Registration is now available on-line. You can register in the comfort of your own home, while at work or on the go! Visit, click on the lime green button and create your account, and register for your favorite programs!

ON-liNE: fAx: MAil: WAlk iN:, left column - Lime Green Button, see instructions below. Registration Form to 309-347-3970 Registration Form to 1701 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554 Recreation Reception Office Hours, M - TH, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, F, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Veteran’s Memorial Arena

1. visit our website at, click on Lime Green Button

(behind the football Stadium)

2. When page opens, Click Lime Green Button, create account. Once you have created an account you just log-on.

3. This is all the Parents /Guardians - family Information.

4. This is where you add the Spouse/ Significant other and child(ren).

Serving the Area for Over 60 Years Prompt Service and Repair Commercial • Industrial • Residential Licensed and Bonded Electrical Contractor


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