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Tower Park is adjacent to Village Hall. Built in 1968, it was totally renovated in 2003 with a large water fountain, 44’ pavilion for community events and a 200’ water tower with a woodpecker on its northern face that towers ten feet high. 

The unique characteristic about the park is the 500,000-gallon water tower has three observation decks. Riding an exterior elevator 200 feet above Peoria Heights and the Illinois River Valley gives one a panoramic view of the entire area. On a clear day you can see for 20 miles. The theme for the park is View the Wonder.

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Tower Park is adjacent to Village Hall. Built in 1968, it was totally renovated in 2003 with a large water fountain, 44’ pavilion for community events and a 200’ water tower with a woodpecker on its northern face that towers ten feet high. 

The unique characteristic about the park is the 500,000-gallon water tower has three observation decks. Riding an exterior elevator 200 feet above Peoria Heights and the Illinois River Valley gives one a panoramic view of the entire area. On a clear day you can see for 20 miles. The theme for the park is View the Wonder.

Tower Park, in Peoria Heights, Illinois, has a 200’ tall Observation Tower, open air water fountain, children's playground, and a bronze monument of Abraham Lincoln designed by Gutzon Borglum (designer of Mt. Rushmore) that is identical to two other sculptures, one in front of Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Illinois, and the other in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda at Washington, D.C. Glide 200 feet to the top of the tower in our enclosed glass elevator to "View the Wonder" for many miles of the Illinois River Valley. On top of 500,000 gallons of clear, pure well water, there are three separate observations decks designed to provide a spectacular panorama in all directions. There are three telescopes available for even closer viewing. This structure is the only one of its kind in the U.S.A. The observation Tower is open from the last part of April through October (weather permitting). Please note the operating hours listed.

The Tower is OPEN!

Hours of operation will be Wednesday-Sunday from 11:00am-9:00pm

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Elevator Rides to Observation Deck

Tickets - $2.00 
Children under 5 are FREE 
Family Pass - $30.00 - Couple and one guest during normal operating hours. (Includes children high school age and under.)
Senior Pass - $20.00 - One senior and one guest during normal operation hours.
Season passes are available for unlimited visits to the observation decks.

OBSERVATION TOWER or PAVILION RENTAL

Tower Park is available to rent for community events.  At this time, it is not available for private functions.  For more information, please call 686-2385.

TICKET OFFICE: (309) 682-8732 
1222 E. Kingman 
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616 
(off 4901 N. Prospect & Grandview Dr.)
TowerPark@peoriaheights.org

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