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  • 6329 N. Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528
    309-691-8423
    Tom Miller, Manager

    tmiller@peoriaparks.org

    Get a map of Sommer Park.

    (William H.) Sommer Park encompasses 320 acres of rolling meadows, prairies, farmland and open woodlands. It is a use-by-reservation facility that offers private picnics and outings for groups of up to 1000, primarily April through November.

    However, this secluded park also offers a variety of public events throughout the year – see the Special Events link in the left column for details. Sommer Park also offers educational programs in historical interpretation or outdoor education, team building programs on their Teams Course, and a summer day camp for children aged 5-13.

    Rent-A-Shelter

    This is the ideal setting for your group’s outing whether it’s a wedding, company picnic or family reunion. From volleyball and horseshoes to canoeing and hiking, we’ll help design an outing just for you. Groups may obtain permission to supply their own beer and wine.
    Fees (per person)        $2.25
    Children ages 5-10       $1.05
    Children 4 and under   Free
    Different minimums apply depending on rental area. Call 309-691-8423 to learn about our Prairie Shelter, Woodland Shelter, Porch, Fire Circle or Schoolhouse.

    Program Coordinators and Activity Directors

    We can arrange a special program for your clients. Consider hikes on our scenic trails, canoeing, and fishing. We can also offer pioneer history or genealogy at our homestead, cemetery, or one room schoolhouse, along with a campfire or hayrack ride. Call us!

    Educational Programs for Students and Scouts

    Sommer Park offers many historical and environmental interpretive programs. All classes emphasize a hands-on approach to learning and the park is ideal for outdoor learning opportunities. Let us help your Boy or Girl Scouts earn those fun and exciting conservation or environmental badges.

    The Nature Center is proud to be a site along the  Illinois River Road

    Sommer Park is located at...

    6329 N. Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528