Set in the heart of the Levee District, adjacent to City Hall and the Fondulac District Library, Levee Park will feature a spectacular water feature, sculptures, venues for markets and festivals in an open multipurpose lawn, space for sporting and music events, and terraced seating areas. Designed to be family-friendly, the park will also accommodate daily activities, such as casual strolling, gathering, and outdoor dining from adjacent restaurants.
Most importantly, the park will become the new iconic face of East Peoria – green, growing, and family centered.
In 2021, the Foundation and the City of East Peoria look forward to completing Phase II of Levee Park. Among the elements included in Phase II are a large multi-purpose plaza, construction of restrooms, installation of utilities, a performance stage, and other infrastructure work.
Fundraising for Phase III, the final phase, is now underway, which is anticipated to cost about $1.4 million. Plans include a beautiful water feature and splash pad for children. Levee Park will provide a centrally located community and family gathering place. The goal of the new park is to draw people regularly into our downtown district to spur economic activity and growth, reconnect and beautify our downtown, and provide the infrastructure needed for community activities and events. The Foundation Board views this undertaking as being a once-in-a-century opportunity to develop a green, family-friendly space right in the center of our downtown that will for decades be thought of as the iconic heart of the City.