Adjacent to Village Hall, Tower Park was built in 1968. It was totally renovated in 2003 with a large water fountain and a 44’ pavilion for community events to compliment it's 200’ water tower.
The in use 500,000 gallon water tower has three observation decks. Riding it's exterior glass 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'.
Along with it's 200’ Observation Tower, the park possesses a beautiful water fountain, children's playground, pavilion, multiple tables for enjoying a lunch, 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 clean, pure well water, there are three separate observation 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).
See you at the top!
Memorial Day through Mid-August (varies by school start date)
Thursday - Sunday 11am – 9pm
Mid-August through October 28th
Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 7pm
Tower Park will be open for the following holidays:
Memorial Day, July 3-4, Labor Day,
For more specifics, please call 309-686-2385 or the ticket office at 309-682-8732
ELEVATOR RIDES TICKETS
Tickets - $2.00
Children Under 5 - FREE
Family Season Pass - $30.00
Couple and one guest during normal operating hours. (Includes children high school age and under.)
Senior Season Pass - $20.00
One senior and one guest during normal operating hours.
Season passes are available for unlimited visits to the observation decks.
OBSERVATION TOWER or PAVILION RENTAL
Tower Park is available to reserve for community events. Reservations are not available for private functions but the park is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Fore more information, please call 309-686-2385.
TICKET OFFICE: (309) 682-8732
1222 E. Kingman
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616
(off 4901 N. Prospect & Grandview Dr.)
Tower Park Staff 2018