To offer interactive, nature-oriented educational and recreational activities that provide transformational experiences inspiring conservation of the great outdoors.
Be the premier wildlife park that will be both the steward of the environment and preferred destination where families and friends can learn about nature and create lasting memories.
Wildlife Prairie Park is often referred to as a jewel in the Midwest. Located just outside of Peoria, Illinois, this 1,800-acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals of 60 different species that are native to Illinois. Our guests come to learn about wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bears, elk, cougar, otters and the many other species we have. They come to hike on 25 miles of groomed hiking trails or bike on 24 miles of maintained biking trails. They come to fish in one of our four fishing lakes and/or camp. They come to play disc golf, stay in one of our cabins, or to just enjoy nature and the great outdoors. You will enjoy the Park’s spectacular natural landscape and our many avenues of recreation, and even a train ride and so much more! Plan a visit today… your adventure awaits!
How to Help
Wildlife Prairie Park is grateful for the gifts we receive from our many supporters. Due to COVID-19, this will be an especially trying year without the admissions, field trips and events we run in the spring that help with the revenue we need for animal care and staff.
There are several ways you can support the Park and help this natural wildlife habitat grow and succeed. Memberships are a simple and rewarding way to support the Park, as well as general donations of monies, food, animal care items and time.
We love our volunteers and have many volunteer opportunities at the Park that change almost weekly. We can accommodate individual volunteers, youth and school groups, corporate groups, scout troops, church groups and much more. For volunteer opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (309) 676-0998.
Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536
Fax: (309) 676-7783
Roberta English, Executive Director/CEO