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Park board approves Glen Oak Park plan calling for a brand-new band shell

Glen Oak Park
Brady Johnson
A sign erected at a private home near Glen Oak Park calling for the preservation of the Amphitheater.
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The Peoria Park District board of trustees has approved a conceptual reimagination of Glen Oak Park.

That plan includes removing the fence and barbed wire around the amphitheater space, and replacing the existing Tri-Centennial Playground with a new all-inclusive playground.

The concept also calls for tearing down the existing 1959 band shell and replacing it with a more modern structure.

The board will determine exactly what that new band shell will look like at a later date.

The changes are funded by a $2 million state grant.