Riverfront Park Input Sought

City of Peoria

Peoria is asking for input on an expansion of Riverfront Park.

The city held the first of two planning sessions Wednesday night to see what the public has in mind.

Peoria wants to develop about eight acres of land near Spring Street, but in order for that to be approved, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is requiring the city to submit plans for new park space making up for land that will be absorbed by construction of the River Trail Apartments.

Ideas from the public include open green space, picnic areas, a fishing dock, as well as beach access to the Illinois River.

A second public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Gateway Building.

A link to a survey on the City’s website regarding plans for Riverfront Park is HERE.

The city will be working on a master plan and budget for the project before making a presentation to the public.

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