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Detweiller Park

Phone: 309.682.6684

8327 North Galena Road
Peoria, IL

At over 760 acres, Detweiller is a popular multi-use destination for Peoria area residents who enjoy running/walking, soccer, volleyball, hiking, birding, and many other outdoor activities. Detweiller Drive, which runs through much of the park, features one of the finest, most diverse collections of oaks around. The early spring show of blooming redbuds, as well as the colorful fall foliage should not be missed!

Nature lovers will love exploring one or more of the park’s 5+ miles of hiking trails traversing the Illinois River bluffs.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Pet Policy

As a dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve, dogs and other pets are not allowed at this facility or on the trails! With that designation from the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, comes stricter rules about what can happen at these sites due to their rare and unique ecological value


  • Rentals
  • Trails / Hiking
  • Pets Welcome
  • Playgrounds
  • Shelters
  • Soccer Fields
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Special Events

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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