Princeville Parks

Cutter's Grove Park

Located on the southern edge of Princeville, Cutter's Grove is the largest park in Princeville. The semi-wooded area boasts a fully lighted baseball field for evening & night time games. Covered picnic areas make for great family reunion locations or large gatherings. The large playground and open green space make Cutter’s Grove Park a great destination for a family outing.

Stevens Square Park

Located in the heart of Princeville, this city block size park offers a downtown retreat for a picnic lunch or a lazy afternoon with friends or family. This park is centered around Princeville’s signature gazebo. The gazebo resembles a much earlier bandstand built in 1910. Princeville honors its veterans with a memorial wall on the east side of the square. Throughout the year Stevens Square is the gathering place for numerous community events.


Troutman Park
Located at the northern edge of Princeville, Troutman Park is a community park.  It includes JFL field, ball field, walking path, concession stand/restrooms, and a picnic pavilion.  Troutman Park is also a member of  the Peoria Riverfront Museum Community Solar System.   
For more information check out the Troutman Park website,

Jubilee Park Rock Island Trail Wildlife Prairie Park

Princeville Recreation

Princeville Aquatic Center

Located on the far south end of Princeville Avenue on the north end of town, the Princeville Aquatics Center features 3 separate pools. The lap pool is 25 yards long, 3' to 10' deep with a spring board diving board. The 'T-pool' which features a mushroom fountain, bucket dump, and a 100' long 25' high figure 8 water slide. The third pool is an infant wading pool 1'-2' deep. The pool grounds include men's and women's locker room, deck chairs, a large umbrella to escape from the sun and a snack bar. The facility is owned and operated by the Village ofPrinceville.

Registration forms for swim lessons are available at Village Hall or at the Princeville Aquatic Center.

For more information contact Princeville Village Hall (309) 385-4765 or the Princeville Aquatic Center (309) 385-4740.

Opening Day:  Friday, May 30, 2014

Family and Individual Passes:  Available for purchase at Village Hall.  A Family Pass is for residents of the same household.  2014 Family and Individual Passes are only valid for the 2014 season.   

Multi-Visit Passes:  May be purchased at Village Hall or the Princeville Aquatic Center.  
**New** Multi-Visit Passes do not expire at the end of the season and can be used until all 20 general admission entries are used. 

2014 Swim Lessons:
Swim Lessons start the week of June 9.  Morning and evening swim lessons are available.                 Session 1 is from June 9 to June 27 and Session 2 is from July 7 to July 25.  Cost is $45 for one session and $70 for both sessions.  Register for swim lessons at Village Hall or the Aquatic Center.

The Village of Princeville strives to provide a safe and clean aquatic facility for the enjoyment of the community.  Please call Princeville Village Hall at 385-4765 or the Princeville Aquatic Center at 385-4740 with any questions or concerns.    

The Pool Committee consists of:
Jeff Troutman, Chairman
Dennis Carton
Teresa Gilroy 

Princeville Heritage Museum
The Historical Association of Princeville incorporated on December 3, 1987. HAP operated out of a store front on Walnut Street in Princeville until moving into the current facility in 1999 at 325 N. Ostrom Avenue in Princeville. The Association collect, preserves and displays artifacts from the Princeville vicinity and the families from the Princeville area. HAP also operates the Princeville Heritage Museum and Akron Townhouse School.

The Princeville Heritage Museum opened to the public in 1999. The museum is a part of the Historical Association of Princeville (incorporated in 1987). The 30,000 square foot handicap accessible facility features antique agriculture equipment, steam powered tractors and threshers, area artifacts, a genealogy research area, and much more.

In 2004 the Akron Townhouse School was moved to the museum grounds. The townhouse school allows children and adults alike to take a step back in time and participate in a day in the life of a student in the early 1900’s.

Princeville Heritage Museum
325 North Ostrom Ave
Princeville, IL 61559

Akron Townhouse School

(309) 385-1916


Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am- 2 pm or by appointment

Museum Staff
Director Julie Delbridge


Princeville Heritage Museum's Log Cabin display
President Pete Gill
Vice President Ann Cordis
Treasurer Brian Card

Advisory Board

Bill German
Dave Sutherland
Art Baurer
Kathy German

Committee Chairpersons

Artifact Committee Suzy Gill
Building and Maintenance Roy Maguire
Finance Committee Brian Card  
Programs Committee Kathy Messersmith