City of Pekin, IL


Park District

No community in the area can compete with the beauty and breadth of Pekin's park system. Encompassing over 2,500 acres of land in 13 parks, the Pekin Park District is the fifth largest park district in Illinois! Take a look at how the size of Pekin's Park District compares with other communities.

  • Pekin - 2,500 acres
  • East Peoria - 1,200 acres
  • Metamora - 463 acres
  • Morton - 265 acres
  • Washington - 186 acres

DragonlandMineral Springs Park, the showpiece of Pekin's Park District, is located in the very heart of the city. Home to the beautifully restored pavilion that sits on the lagoon, Mineral Springs Park covers over 200 acres and features Parkside Athletics Racquet & Health ClubHappy Trail Dog ParkMemorial Stadium & Ice Arena, the Miller Senior Center and much more!

Horseback-RidingAdditional activities you can do through the park include:

  • Archery
  • Group camping
  • Disc golf (Frisbee golf)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • indoor-tennis-courtIndoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Wally ball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Soccer and football fields
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Softball diamonds
  • Water skiing
  • Remote control air field

Plus, we have over 150 programs and classes for the community such as a competitive swim team, tumbling, dance and computers!