All posts by Eva Kirschbaum

Wildlife Prairie Park cares about our environment. We are committed to recycling to reduce waste that sits in landfills. Please help us and do your part. Recently, over 70 recycling containers have been added to the Park grounds. Wildlife Prairie Park is also home to the first ever solar powered trash compactor in the Peoria Area. By partnering with PDC, we are hoping to reduce our carbon footprint with your help! Please use these recycling bins properly and enjoy your time with us at the Park!

Things that you can do to go green! 
-Recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass
-Turn in all used ink cartridges and retired electronics to the WPP Ticket Gate for recycling
-Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth and not using it
-Save electricity by  turning off the lights when you leave the room or electronics when they are not in use
-Use recycled materials to make fun crafts
-Plant a garden and use produce scraps for compost
-Donate old toys, clothes  or other items
-Take a bike ride or walk rather than driving. If driving is the only option, carpool!
-Pick up trash when you are out on a walk or hike

Enjoy an evening of live music, food, drinks and fun at Wildfire!

Remaining 2017 Schedule
September 23: The Brazilionaires
October 14: JammSammich

$5 cash at the door

Gates open: 5pm
Music play: 6pm-10pm

Pet Policy:
Leashed pets are allowed on the West Side property only. Owner is responsible for cleaning up all pet waste.

No outside food or drink allowed. All food and drink will be available for purchase from Hy-Vee

Have you seen our Wildfire shirts!? Purchase this shirt at any Wildfire Concert this summer and be entered into a drawing for $1500 at the final concert on October 14th… and you don’t have to be present to win! Shirts are $15 apiece and can only be purchased at the concerts during summer 2017. Be sure to wear your shirt to every concert! Each time you walk through our gates in your Wildfire shirt, you will be entered again into the drawing.



Brunches are Back!

Join us for our famous Sunday brunches catering by Hy-Vee!

When: The first Sunday of each month
Next Brunch: October 1st
Time: 9am-2pm
Where: Hespell Deck at Wildlife Prairie Park

Adults: $25
Children under 12: $15
Children 2 and under are free
Members receive a  discount

A variety of breakfast and lunch foods will be served.

Scrambled Eggs
Biscuits and Gravy
Breakfast Potatoes
Omelet Station
Waffle Station
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Mac N Cheese
Shrimp Cocktail
Carved Prime Rib and Ham
Garden Salad
Mixed Fruit
Assorted Pastries
Assorted Desserts


Reservations are not needed

Friday, October 20, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 21, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, October 22, 2pm-8pm
Friday, October 27, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 28, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, October 29, 2pm-8pm

NonMembers: $10
Members: $8
Children 2 & under: Free
Fun Zone: $5/person
Parking: $5, members free

Included in General Admission:
-Giant Trick-or-Treat Trail
-Ride on the Train-sylvania Express
-Hayrack rides
-Animals on Display
-Festive Movies
and MORE!

Fun Zone: $5 wristband for unlimited play 
-Foot Darts
-Laser Tag
-Hall of Horror Haunted House

A Peoria area tradition during the season of fright, Wildlife Scary Park offers a kid-friendly Halloween experience. This family event offers trick-or-treating, hayrack rides, haunted train rides, animal encounters and much more!

Wildlife Scary Park has been a Peoria area tradition for 33 years. When the event first started, it was simply a Halloween Party with candy for kids that took place in the train depot. Everyone got to ride the spooky train through the woods and dress in costumes. As the year’s progress the high attendance allowed the Park to expand the program to what it is today. Each year records are broken with attendance. We have maintained our low admission rate while offering more activities to accommodate the large crowds and give you the biggest bang for your buck. We thank you for the ongoing support over the years and hope to see you again this fall!

Mike Boatman Photography Session

Mike Boatman Advanced Photography Session: Creating Lighting

Wildlife Prairie Park Log Room
3826 N. Taylor Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536

September 23rd, 2017

$30 per person
$20 for members
Advanced payment and registration is required.
Purchase now

Before the Session:

  • You should have a digital SLR camera.
  • Be familiar with operating your camera in manual.
  • Preferably have an off-camera strobe also referred to as a
  • Be familiar with operating your speedlight in manual.
  • Some Remote trigger for firing off-camera strobes will be available.

If you’re unfamiliar with operating your camera in manual or your speedlight in manual please read your owners guide prior to workshop.
If you don’t have an off-camera speedlight there will be some available for training purposes.
Other inexpensive light modifiers will be available for training as well.

What we will go over:

  • Blending flash/speedlight with ambient to create effects.
  • Using flash off camera.
  • Using a light meter.
  • Detailed explanation of how flash works with the camera and why you need to know this to create effects
  • recognizing light
  • using the light as the first element when composing and creating an image
  • creating your own light to create stunning images.