PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:
Peoria Park District, Friends of Rocky Glen to Celebrate Grand Opening of Local Park
A grand opening celebration has been planned to commemorate the completion of renovations at Rocky Glen Park.
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10am to 4pm, the Peoria Park District and the Friends of Rocky Glen will host a grand opening celebration to commemorate the completion of the hiking trail, trail signage, and trailhead kiosk at Rocky Glen Park.
The trail signage, trailhead kiosk, and grand opening celebration are funded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation through a Public Amenities and Events grant to Friends of Rocky Glen.
Rocky Glen Park is 125 acres of natural area owned by the Peoria Park District. The park features a single box canyon with 60 foot sandstone walls, two small waterfalls, a number of prairie meadows, and hundreds of carvings, some dating back over 130 years.
The event will feature a brief ceremony at 10:30am. There will also be free guided hikes for those interested.
The Peoria Park District and Friends of Rocky Glen invite the public and members of the media to attend this celebration! With limited parking at the small parking lot, a free shuttle service will run from Jimmy's Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Road beginning at 9:30am.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN
Friends of Rocky Glen (FORG), is a Federal non-profit organization of volunteers working to protect and promote Rocky Glen. Partial funding for the Celebration and trail signage was provided by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. For more information, please visit the FORG website
at www.friendsofrockyglen.org, visit Friends of Rocky Glen Facebook or contact President David Pittman at 309-573-2354.
ABOUT PEORIA PARK DISTRICT
Public stewards of nearly 9,000 acres of park and greenspace and another 185 buildings, the Park District's mission is "To enrich life in our community through stewardship of the environment and the provision of quality recreational and leisure opportunities." To learn more, please visit
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