Peoria Park District Asks for Community Input on Trewyn Playground Design!
PEORIA (April 7, 2022) – Peoria Park District Staff and Trustees are seeking community input on the playground design for Trewyn Park.

"We are asking for the public to share their feedback and help us select one of three concepts," said Peoria Park District Executive Director Emily Cahill. Voting takes place through April 15th and can be completed online by clicking here!

"We are very thankful to the City of Peoria for helping us fund the project through a grant opportunity, and want to make sure all those who call Trewyn Park their neighborhood park get a chance to voice what they would like to see," continued Cahill.

Trewyn Park, originally named South Park, is one of the first five parks in the Peoria Park District system. This neighborhood park is 10 acres in size, and featured the District’s first play structure. In 1913, the pavilion that currently stands was built.

Trewyn Park’s mature tree stand, grand boulevard and stately pavilion lend to a beauty that is not found in newer neighborhood parks. These unique features, in addition to a wide variation of topography and pathways help to shape how the park can evolve over time.

The Park District is looking to make several improvements to Trewyn Park. These include the addition of a new playground, two new basketball courts, as well as a shelter. While the shelter will be entirely new to the park, the playground and basketball courts will replace existing in different locations. 

The project will cost $600,000 and will be completed this year.

Public stewards of nearly 9,000 acres of park and greenspace and another 185 buildings, the Park District’s mission is “To enrich life in our community through stewardship of the environment and the provision of quality recreational and leisure opportunities.” To learn more, please visit

Media Contact:

Emily G. Cahill
Executive Director