A Peoria Park District Facility


Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

Welcome to 2023! We are so glad to be roaring into the new year and are excited to build on all the amazing changes that occurred in 2022.

2022 marked the PlayHouse’s 7th year of providing services at our Glen Oak location. We have been able to upgrade our most popular exhibit, Motion Commotion, and have added Keva Planks and a Light Wall. We have been able to collaborate with over 18 community partners and establish regular programming to support new parents. We have approved plans to continue to upgrade our space in Glen Oak. We will also be working on creating a strong satellite space at our district partnering facility, the RiverPlex, for PlayHouse at the Plex.

As we continue to grow in 2023, we look forward to all the new and exciting things to come. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. With your memberships and contributions, we can continue to create and maintain an exceptional place for children to become the creators and explorers of our world.

Melissa Sierra
PlayHouse Director


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Your donation matters now more than ever

Your support helps the PlayHouse continue to offer high-quality programs and resources to children and families around our region.

The past few years were full of challenges and opportunities. Along with the challenges that came with having to close our doors, we lost resources that we rely heavily on to function. Income from daily admissions, memberships, birthday parties, rentals, etc. not only keep our doors open, but they also help us thrive.

Now that we have re-opened our doors, we still need your help. The PlayHouse provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world. We cannot do that without our generous supporters.

If you would like to donate by mail, please send your donation to the Peoria Park District Development Coordinator, Peoria Park District, 1125 W Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614. If you have questions or need assistance, or would like information about sponsoring a specific program or exhibition through a donation, or the benefits of becoming a major donor, please contact the PlayHouse Director, Melissa Sierra at 309.681.2853.