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Director Parks, Recreation and Special Events is responsible for developing, organizing, promoting and directing the recreational programs and special events within the City. 

Director of Parks, Recreation and Special Events: Adam Thorson
Summer Camp Director: Seth Brannan

1901 4th Street
Peru, IL 61354
Ph (815) 223-0061 ext. 2314
Cell (815)-200-5058
Email: [email protected]

2023 Special Events
April 1st-Easter Egg Hunt- Centennial Park
May 19-20-TBM Avenger Reunion- Illinois Valley Regional Airport
May 29-Splash Pad Opens- Washington Park
Pistol Shrimp Home Opener- Veterans Park 
July 3-Firework Celebration
Aug. 3-5-Taste of the Illinois Valley- Centennial Park

Movie in The Park-Centennial Park-Postoned (new date TBD)
Sept. 9
-Charity Golf Outing

Oct 21-Halloween in the Park
Oct 31
-Halloween-Trick-or-Treat (5pm-7pm)

Dec. 2-Lighted Christmas Parade

Music Under the Oaks
Centennial Park~Schweickert Pavilion

*Free admission*
June 9-KevinRoy K & The Real Grooves
June 23-Strangerz
June 30-Steve Sharp Band
July 14-3 Day Weekend
Aug. 19-She's A Maybe
Sept 16-Regle Beagle

Other Events
May 13
-Kids Fishing Expo at Baker Lake
June 3
-Lock 14 Kids FishingTournament
Aug. 24-28
-Vietman Traveling Wall
Sept. 29
-St. Bede Homecoming Parade
Oct. 5
-LP Homecoming Parade
Dec. 2
-Pearl Harbor Day Parade