Glen Oak Park

2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603- Map It
(309) 688-3667

AAA Editor Notes

Glen Oak Park, covering 117 acres, is at McClure Ave. and N. Prospect Rd. The park has the Peoria Zoo, a conservatory, gardens, picnic areas, tennis courts and a wooden playground built by children and volunteers. The zoo's Africa! exhibit features six species found in African grasslands including the white rhinoceros and Grevy's zebra. The Australia Walk-About exhibit features wallabies and an aviary. The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum offers two floors of interactive activities for children. Outdoor entertainment is offered at Glen Oak Amphitheater during the summer. Guided zoo tours are available by reservation. Guided tours are available.
Admission to park free. Zoo $9; $8 (ages 65+ and active military with ID); $6 (ages 2-12). Children's museum $8; $7 (ages 65+ and active military with ID). Zoo tours $24.
Hours: Park open daily dawn-11 p.m. Zoo daily 10-5; Australia Walk-About daily 10-4:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Children's museum daily 9-4, late May to mid-Aug.; Wed.-Mon. 9-4, rest of year. Zoo and children's museum closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31. Last admission to zoo and children's museum 30 minutes before closing.