The city of Peoria will soon begin development on the second phase of Paloma Community Park, expanding the footprint from 85 acres to more than 120 acres.

During the month of May, the city conducted an online survey and a series of public meetings to get feedback from residents about park amenities. On June 24, there will be a Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Board presentation covering suggestions from the public at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Hills Church, located at 27035 N. Black Rock Boulevard. A streaming link will be available on the city’s website ( for residents to watch the presentation online.

“Quality parks enrich our community and contribute to the sense of fulfillment and enjoyment that makes our city such a wonderful place to live,” says Mayor Cathy Carlat. “Paloma’s first phase is a direct reflection of what our residents asked for, and as we begin phase two, we are excited to once again have our community involved to ensure this incredible gem serves Peoria families to the fullest and long into our future.”
After the grand opening of the Paloma Community Park, on Oct. 3, 2020, the city began working on the details of phase two. As with the first phase of development, Peoria residents are a vital component of the planning process as they provide important feedback and support during the community engagement period, according to the city.

Phase two will include the final development of 40 more acres in the park as well as the connections to surrounding open spaces and trail systems.

Paloma Park Community is part of an extensive network of community and neighborhood parks throughout the city, located at Dixileta Drive and Lake Pleasant Parkway, just south of the Loop 303. The 85 acres of initial park development include multipurpose fields, a fishing lake, inclusive playground features and splash pad, dog parks, multipurpose sport fields, and lighted pickleball courts. Paloma also includes numerous hard- and soft-surfaced walking loops.

For more information about the next phase of Paloma Community Park, visit