A Peoria Park District Facility


The PlayHouse is committed to giving every child the opportunity to be an explorer and creator of the world. We strive to make each visitor’s trip to the PlayHouse special and enjoyable.

Thanks to a generous donation by Chuck and Laurie Weaver through “Leaders Change Illinois”, the PlayHouse has partnered with HISRA and Easterseals of Central Illinois to identify improvements and suggestions for accessibility and programming.

To accommodate our visitors with accessibility needs, we have a variety of resources to help a family prepare for a PlayHouse visit, as well as items on hand to make the visit easier.

Prepare for your visit by:

The following are now available at the PlayHouse admissions desk:

  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Schedule cards to plan the order of your visit
  • Sensory toys
  • Sunglasses
  • Transition Guide card

If your child needs a quiet space, we recommend the following:

  • If available, the Art Room can be used for a quiet, darker space as it had curtains that can be drawn.
  • A small nook is also available on the third floor Reading Hayloft that can provide a smaller, quiet space for when a cozy break is needed.

Please note, there are handicapped parking spots on the east side of the PlayHouse. To access these spots, take the outer ring road. If these spots are not available, and visitors with accessibility issues park in the PlayHouse parking lot, please let staff know and they can open an alternate door for easy access.

If you have feedback or suggestions for how the PlayHouse may meet accessibility needs in other ways, please feel free to contact us! Kristin Vannatta, Operations Manager, can be reached at kvannatta@peoriaparks.org


Erin and Coral - smaller
Kaden in MC
The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum