Initial Visit: June 27th, 2016
Rating: 4.75/5
Price: Free

Description: A rather nice park located between North Pekin, IL and Pekin, IL.

As with a lot of thing in life, we drive by many places without ever knowing what they are. This is one of those places til recently. Obviously, it’s a park but it offers a bit more than meets the eye.

There is a playground, sandy play area, pavilions, grills, a near-mile perimeter path that crosses a bridge, basketball courts and some sports fields. The playground is in great shape and looks fun most ages. You could easily host a birthday party here and have plenty to do for everyone.

The perimeter trail is really nice. I walked a good chunk of it and I enjoyed it. There is a small red bridge that you cross that adds some character to the park as well. According to some news sites, they just recently installed a nice clock in the parking lot.

On the surface, it looks like a playground with a pavilion as you drive by, but once you stop and look around, you see a much bigger park that offers a lot to people of all ages.

I couldn’t quite pin down an address for this place, but it is right across the road from Fort’s Toyota of Pekin.

Park Dr
North Pekin, Illinois 61554

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Morrissey-Park/129401440468491
Website: https://roadtrippers.com/us/north-pekin-il/nature/richard-morrissey-park

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