Initial Visit: June 27th, 2016
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.
North Pekin, Illinois 61554