Proctor Recreation Center
309 S. DuSable
Get to Proctor by bus using CityLink route #11
Jonelle McCloud, Manager
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Proctor Center is a year-round recreational facility that covers one full city block and offers two gymnasiums, an auditorium complete with stage, a lounge area with television, weight room, arts and crafts room, a game room, outdoor basketball courts, playground, outdoor swimming pool, NEW water splash pad and a play field area. Proctor Center is an official Safe Haven Site. Our aim is to prevent, control and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in and around Proctor Recreation Center.
Proctor Center is celebrating 100 years!
Proctor Center is turning 100 years old and we need your help! If you have ever played basketball in the gym, learned to skate, or even gone swimming in the pool, we’d love to hear from you. Any old pictures, news articles, or interesting stories, that concerned Proctor Center from 1913 until now, will help make this a fantastic celebration.
Please call 309-673-9183 and ask to speak to Linda or Jonelle.
Hours of Operation
|Sa||10:00 am-3:00 pm|
Closed: 9/2, 11/11, 11/28-29, 12/24-25, 12/31, and 1/1/14
Annual Membership Fees
|Adult (19 +)||$50|
|Family (includes ages 17 and under)||$60|
The Park District realizes that there are people in the community who may suffer economic setbacks which could prevent their participation in programs. A limited amount of scholarship funds are available; they are awarded to Park District residents only on the basis of financial need. Applications are available at the Glen Oak Pavilion and at community agencies in Peoria.
Rentals & Birthday Parties
Proctor Recreation Center offers several rental options including the Auditorium, regular gymnasium and small gymnasium. You may rent these facilities for parties, special events, or for volleyball/basketball/roller skating, as well as birthday parties. Rates depend on area rented and usage. Please call us at Proctor Center and we can give you rates 673-9183.
Friends Of Proctor
Proctor Center has been around since 1913, so there have been plenty of people that went to its nursery school, played in the gymnasium, or learned how to roller skate. If you’re interested in giving back to Proctor by volunteering, soliciting donations or helping financially, contact us and say you want to be a “Friend.” Meetings are held once a month.
African American Hall of Fame Museum
Proctor Center is home to Peoria’s African American Hall of Fame Museum. Stop by and see our rich tradition and heritage on display or gather information from our resource materials. Call 673-2206 for more information.
Moonlight Coalition GED Program
A new approach to GED education and support. We offer open enrollment, which includes flexible scheduling of classes, pre-program evaluation, and instructors who are certified paid staff and volunteer tutors. Each week, Moonlight will offer a total of nine hours of language/writing skills, six hours of lower level math, six hours of upper level math, nine hours of social studies, and three hours of reading lab.
Join our GED classes taught by Heddy Elliott-Gardner, a certified teacher. Register with Proctor Center at 309-673-9183.
Beginning 9/12: Mon, Wed at 6-8 pm; Fri at 11 am-1 pm.