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Sommer Farm

Phone: 309.691.8423

6329 N Koerner Rd
Edwards, IL 61528

Sommer Farm is a use-by-reservation/rental/special events/wedding facility with a focus on living history and environmental education.  The 320-acre site offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, primarily April through November.  The park also features a teams course and a community loved summer day camp “Ancient Oaks!”


  • Rentals
  • Classes
  • Field Trips
  • Trails / Hiking
  • Weddings
  • Canoe Launch
  • Pets Welcome
  • Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Special Events

Step back in time and make your wedding memorable. Contact us at or 309-691-6295

Schoolhouse – Chapel (Capacity 100)
Celebrate the special day in a rustic way…The Schoolhouse is perfect for a wedding, complete with the sound of the antique bell. Natural landscape and historic buildings enhance the special day.

The Prairie Shelter (Capacity 200)
Large covered shelter ideal for a reception in a quaint setting. The Prairie Shelter allows self-catering, alcohol and offers a large playground to entertain children attending reception.

Choose Your Adventure with the Peoria Park District! We have tons of options for your field trip that fits into multiple price points, grade levels and interests!

For Hayrides and Hotdogs to Summer camp, Sommer Farm has events and programs throughout the year!

From time to time, you’ll find that this location undergoes a Prescribed Burn. Our PPD team has determined the following parks would benefit from controlled burns as means of preserving rare and endangered habitats:

  • Camp Wokanda
  • Detweiller Park
  • Donovan Park
  • Forest Park
  • Grand View Drive Park
  • Robinson Park
  • Singing Woods Nature Preserve
  • Springdale Savanna
  • Sommer Farm

The controlled application of fire, under specific weather conditions, to restore a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and resiliency, and reduce wildfire risk. The Burn Crew are trained fire experts, aware of fire behavior and control techniques, that follow nationally set standards to ensure the safety of the crew, nearby residents and private property. Learn more about the importance of this by clicking the button below.

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