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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]

2024 Special Events
Mar. 23-Easter Egg Hunt @ Centennial Park
May 17-18-TBM Avenger Reunion @ Illinois Valley Regional Airport
May 25-Splash Pad Opens- Washington Park (Tentative-based on weather)
May 30-Pistol Shrimp Home Opener- Veterans Park
June 15-Touch A Truck @ Centennial Park
July 3-Firework Celebration on Water Street
Aug. 1-3-Taste of the Illinois Valley @ Centennial Park

Aug. 16-Movie in The Park @ Centennial Park
Sept. 7
-Charity Golf Outing

Oct 26-Halloween in the Park
Oct 31
-Halloween-Trick-or-Treat (5pm-7pm)

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 11
-Kids Fishing Expo at Baker Lake
June 1
-Lock 14 Kids FishingTournament