Do I have to live in East Peoria to participate?
No, There is no restriction on residency. Anyone can attend the programs and events.
Is there an age requirement?
There are no age restrictions. Some outings or programs may appeal more to the older adult. However, we encourage and welcome all ages.
Where do the activities take place?
Most of the programs or classes take place at the Fon du Lac Park District Administration Center located at 201 Veterans Drive, East Peoria unless otherwise noted. Outings and trips also leave from the Administration Center.
What cost is involved?
Programs have a variable cost that is kept affordable. Most in-house activities are $5 or less. Trips and outings costs include transportation and admission/ticket costs. Any food stops during a trip are your responsibility unless otherwise noted.
Are there day trips?
There are day trips scheduled throughout the year. We may head to the Chicago area, or St Louis, for example, or stay locally for shorter excursions.
What transportation is used on outings?
Our 25-passenger mini coach bus is used for outings. While it does not have a lift, wheelchairs and walkers can be loaded to take along. There are a few occasions we may use a charter bus, which will be noted.
I don’t drive. Is there transportation available to your facility?
Citylink bus service does have a stop in front of our facility. However, if you have mobility issues, you may qualify for Citylift, which is through Citylink. For more information go to www.ridecitylink.org , or call 309-678-8183 for route and schedule information, or to apply for the Citylift program.
Are there volunteer opportunities?
We can always use extra hands at programs throughout the month.
How do I find out what is scheduled?
Quarterly newsletters are available at the Fon du Lac Park District Administration Center. You may receive the newsletter by mail. Call 309-699-3923 and provide us your name and address and you will put on the mailing list. Lastly, the newsletter is available online.
How do I sign up for programs?
You can use the registration form provided in the newsletter, and mail it in with your payment, or drop off to the Administration Center. You can also call 309-699-3923 and reserve a spot over the phone using your credit card. To ensure accurate participation numbers please register prior to the day of the program or class. In some cases there are registration deadlines due to tickets having to be purchased ahead of time. Online registration is available through this website.