This massive park is a popular multi-use destination for Peoria area residents who enjoy golfing, soccer, volleyball, hiking, birding, and many other outdoor activities. Detweiller Drive, which runs through much of the park, features one of the finest, most diverse collections of oaks around. The early spring show of blooming redbuds, as well as the colorful fall foliage should not be missed.
Nature lovers should explore one or more of the park's 5+ miles of hiking trails traversing the steep, heavily dissected bluffs which characterize the undeveloped northern/northeastern portions of the park. The park also features:
Cross Country Running/Skiing
Large Open Playfields
Detweiller Park is home to a Dedicated Nature Preserve