Hours & Directions

Open year round! Just 10 miles west of downtown Peoria. Wildlife Prairie Park is conveniently located 2.5 miles south of I-74.


Parks Hours: 9 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am – 6:30 pm Saturday & Sunday

Animal Trails: 9am – 4pm Monday-Friday and 9am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday

Wildlife & Education Center: 9 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am – 5:30 pm Saturday & Sunday

Snack Shack: Friday 11 am – 4 pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Adventure Store: Wednesday-Sunday 11 am-4 pm

Members Only Fishing Opens: 7:30 am

In order to ensure each guest is able to enjoy the Park, we limit the last admission to the Park one hour before closing. This provides at least an hour to enjoy the Park before we close for the day. For example, we stop letting guests into the park at 5:30 on Saturday and Sunday and our staff will close access to the trails at 6pm. 

If you choose to spend time on the west side of the park, disc golf, pump track, and bike trails are currently open until Sunset.

The park is open year-round except for the dates below:

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve
  • New Years Day


• Take I-74
• Exit 82 or I-474, Exit 3
• Follow the signs to Wildlife Prairie Park

Address for GPS

3826 N. Taylor Road  –  Hanna City,  –  IL 61536

Click here for directions through Google Maps.