Outdoor Activities


Your pathway to awesome activities starts with Pekin’s parks – the fifth largest collection in the entire state. Sports, family fun, challenges and relaxation reside blithely alongside nature to summon a plethora of possibilities for entertainment. Drop a line on the banks of Lake Butterfield. Saddle up and hit Potawatomi Trail in search of totems and teepees. Sail the lagoon on a dragonboat. Take Fido to Happy Tails for a romp. Commune with fox, muskrats and beavers on Running Deer Trail. Or putt putt the fun at Magic Dragon Golf & Games (watch out for the caboose on hole 4 – it’s a doozy!).

Check out Pekin parks for awesome activities including:

  • Horseback rides & lessons
  • Miniature golf
  • Bocce ball courts
  • Sand volleyball
  • Tennis courts
  • Ball diamonds
  • Soccer fields
  • Football fields
  • Dog parks
  • Dog training areas
  • Ice fishing
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • Paddle boating
  • Disc golf
  • Skate park for bikes, boards & blades
  • Athletic club (guest passes available)
  • Water park
  • Ice arena
  • Nature-based classes & workshops
  • Historic pavilion for events
  • And more

Pavilion on the Lagoon

Wondering about that gorgeous building overlooking the Lagoon? It’s the historic 1905 Pavilion, one of Pekin’s last turn-of-the-century treasures. For over 100 years it’s helped townspeople celebrate all the major milestones of life from marriage to birth to everything in between, plus regularly hosting soirees for some of Pekin’s most successful businesses.

More Outdoor Activities

Disc Golf Courses are located all over our community.

  • Sunset Hills Disc Golf

Fishing & Hunting abounds around Pekin.

Golf is a great past time and we have 4 great courses to pick from.

Pekin Paintball Park is always a great place to spend a few hours of the day.


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