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Here's information regarding Pekin Park District's Public Forum regarding the Skate Park, on Thursday, June 7.    


Please be advised that the skate park in Mineral Springs Park will be closed until further notice.  The Park District Maintenance staff are currently evaluating the condition of the skate park and determining the best course of action, if any, to perform structural repairs on the features at the skate park.  Our goal is to provide a safe and fun place to skate.  The management and staff appreciate your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Also, in the near future, the Park District will be holding a public input meeting regarding the future of the skate park.  Look for notices posted on our Facebook page, website and at facilities throughout the Park District regarding when this meeting will be taking place.

Thank you!
The Pekin Park District


"To improve the quality of life for the district's residents by providing both active and passive recreational facilities, parks and areas."

"Our park system is one of the treasures of our community. It is a wonderful blend of old and new, of memories and anticipation."

In 1902, the residents of the area formed the Pekin Park District. The Pavilion. located on the southwest edge of Mineral Springs Park, was built in 1905 for $15,000. The park was once a cow pasture and the Lagoon was a watering hole for cows. Sulfur water was struck in 1879 and Pekin became a Mecca for vacationers who came to enjoy the water, believed to have healthful qualities. Water from the sulfur well was turned into the pond, and it enlarged into a fairly large lake. Thus, the Lagoon was formed. Pleasure boats and a large band stand were placed in the lake.

Since that time, the stewardship of our park system has been the responsibility of many different volunteer Park Board members. For the past 100 plus years, these elected representatives have carefully guided our park system through the inevitable evolutionary process as the recreational needs and interest of our community changed.

Enjoy an aerial view of Mineral Springs Park, courtesy of Bland Productions: http://vimeo.com/109396331



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