Wildlife Prairie Park

Now Open to Members!
We are reopening our trails to members only beginning May 5th. It is encouraged to bring sanitizer, wear a mask, and practice social distancing in an effort to keep the park safe for our guests, animals, and staff. Visit our membership page and sign up or renew your membership today!

Volunteer Opportunities At Wildlife Prairie Park

Wildlife Prairie Park is looking for volunteers to help us maintain and keep the park ready for guests. We must still maintain the park to be ready to serve you and the community as soon as we can open. We will provide volunteers with sectioned areas to work in, that will more than allow for safe distancing. We have color coded areas that a volunteer (or family living together), can work in and likely never see anyone else.  

Most the projects are outside either mowing, maintaining the trails, gardening and landscaping or general upkeep around lodging and camping areas. There is some inside work that is helping get the lodging ready for the season. If you have a special skill or idea to volunteer at the park that is not listed that you would be interested in sharing please contact us as well. For more information or questions please email Brad Windsor volcoordinator@wilidprairie.org.

 Thank you for your interest.

An adventure Awaits

Wildlife Prairie Park has been referred to as a jewel in the North American Midwest. We have also been listed as one of the top 10 destinations to visit in Illinois. Located just outside of Peoria, IL, this 1800-acre zoological park is home to 60 different species and over 150 animals that are or were all native to the area. Our guests come to learn about and see wolves, bison, waterfowl, black bears, elk, cougars, otters, badgers, snakes, bobcats and more!
You will enjoy the park’s spectacular natural landscapes, natural wildlife viewing, and more throughout all seasons of the year. Our available event spaces and lodging provide the backdrop for once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebrations, holiday parties, corporate events, school events and quarterly retreats. There is something for all ages and stages at Wildlife Prairie Park …your adventure awaits!