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General Park Rules: 

  • Park hours are 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Shelters at Washington Park, Centennial Park, and Baker Lake can be reserved in advance,in person at the City Clerk's Office. Must be a Peru resident. Must bring photo id.  There is no fee to reserve shelters.
  • Shelters at the Splash Pad can be reserved in advance, in person at the City Clerk's Office. Must have photo id. There is a fee of $20.00 for non-resident reservations.
  • If you would like to hold an event at any park please contact the City Clerk.
  • Absolutely no alcoholic beverages may be sold in the parks. Alcohol for personal consumption is allowed only within the shelter area and must be in compliance with all state and city regulations.
  • Dogs are allowed only at Wiggly Park

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Washington Park Splash Field
1325 Park Road
Peru, IL  61354

The baseball-themed splash pad is approximately 12,000 square-foot with hundreds of jets spraying water. The splash pad was designed with an emphasis on inclusivity and includes things that make it particularly friendly toward children with various disabilities. 

Rotary Park
Second & Pike Streets
Peru, IL 61354

Rotary Park offers a playground.

Photo provided by Dave Lourie

Centennial Park
13th & West Streets
Peru, IL 61354


Centennial Park offers picnicking, shelters, playground, and restrooms.

28th Street Park
745 28th Street
Peru, IL 61354

28th Street Park offers a playground, tennis court and basketball courts.

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McKinley Park
1701 Walnut Street
Peru, IL 61354

McKinley Park offers a playground, shelter, and softball field.

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Baker Lake Park
2700 Airport Road
Peru, IL 61354

Baker Lake Park offers fishing, picnicking, playground, shelters, restrooms, soccer field and a 1 mile paved walking path.

American Nickeloid Park
500 West Street
Peru, IL 61354

American Nickeloid Park offers a playground.

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Veterans Memorial Park & Wiggley Field
2600 Plank Road
Peru, IL 61354

Veterans Memorial Park offers Wiggley Field Dog Park, 3 baseball and softball fields, a playground, and 2 shelters.


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Washington Park
1301 West Street
Peru, IL 61354

Washington Park offers shelters, playgrounds, baseball fields, restrooms, pickleball courts, and tennis courts. 

Sunset Park
Second & Henry Streets
Peru, IL 61354

Sunset Park offers a softball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, and shelter,