Boating on the Lagoon

Boating on the Lagoon

A true trademark of Mineral Springs Park, the paddle boats at Boating on the Lagoon have been enjoyed by generations of families in Pekin and the surrounding areas.

Located right by the Pavilion, kids can often be seen eagerly asking their parents for a couple of dollars to run down the dock toward the colorful fleet of paddle boats and the infamous green Dragon.

The real fun begins while cruising out onto the water. Not only will you see fish chasing the wake of your travels, but you can also get a closer look at the many ducks and geese that call the Lagoon home each Summer.

Two large water fountains also spray high in the air, providing a cooling mist while your legs get a great workout. Be warned: if you let the boat captain steer you too close to the spray, you’ll end up a little wetter than you planned on getting.

So make this a family tradition and come for a relaxing pedal boat ride on our beautiful Mineral Springs Park Lagoon.

Quick Facts


Mineral Springs Park Lagoon
255 Pavilion Road
Pekin, IL 61554

2023 Summer Hours:
Open Daily: May 27 – August 13
Weekends Only: April 22 – May 27 & August 19 – September 24
Hours: 11 AM – dusk

4 years and over: $5 per person
3 and under: Free
Second Ride: $3.50 (Current visit. No re-entry)

Community Nights*
Days: Every Wednesday, May 31 – August 3
Time: 5 – 9 PM
Reduced Admission: $4 per person

*Each admission good for a 30-minute ride