Photo Courtesy of Mayor Cathy Carlat

After over six months of construction, Liberty Park opened to the public on November 7.

Liberty Park is a neighborhood park at 97th Drive and Williams Road in the north section of the Camino a Lago site (The Meadows). The 10-acre park features playgrounds, picnic shelters, hard court surfacing, landscaping, restroom facilities, lighted multi-use fields, and more, according to the city.

The new park is home to vibrant play structures, seating, a colorful maze, swings, and plenty of shade. In a promotional video created by the city of Peoria, Mayor Cathy Carlat shares that Liberty Park is part of the city’s efforts to provide Peoria residents with extraordinary parks and open spaces.

One unique feature about Liberty Park is its lighted pickleball courts. The game has grown in popularity among local residents. In addition, there are walking paths and inclusive playgrounds, open to kids of all ages and abilities.

In total, the city of Peoria features more than 30 parks and 20 miles of trail. According to the city, all park and trail amenities, with the exception of splash pads, are currently open for groups of 50 or less. The city notes though that all individuals should maximize physical distance from others when in public spaces and wear masks when physical distancing isn’t possible.

Learn more about Liberty Park and other local parks and recreation opportunities at