PEORIA, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, will join officials from the Peoria Park District to discuss development of a state-of-the-art skating loop in Peoria’s Lakeview Park at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. outside of the Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 1013 West Lake Ave. in Peoria.
“It is my core belief that we must be visionary and invest in recreational spaces to create experiences that impact residents of all ages,” Gordon-Booth said. “I am appreciative of the hard work behind the scenes from the Peoria Park District to make this long held vision I have had of this skating rink concept a reality, and I’m incredibly excited to see our families enjoy it.”
“This sort of collaborative approach is a shining example of our shared commitment to supporting spaces that enrich the lives of our residents and enhance Peoria’s ability to attract and retain families in our region,” stated Emily Cahill, Executive Director of the Peoria Park District.
Peoria Park District officials and Gordon Booth will share details about grant funding secured by the Leader that will go toward the skate loop project, as well as share information on other ways state funding will support area recreation, including pathway improvements to Donovan Park. Presenters will discuss the implications for the community and efforts to promote healthy and active lifestyles that add vibrancy and variety to the Peoria area’s recreation offerings.
For more information, please contact RepJGordon@gmail.com.