Peoria Cove is an interactive experience for children and adults located behind the third base concourse within the Peoria Sports Complex Spring Training Facility. The City of Peoria wanted to have a themed child and adult friendly play area. The nexus of the play experience is the adventure play that was created around a sailing ship. The ship has the appearance of an old wooden ship hull that is dashed upon a boulder-strewn beach. A ship mast provides shade for the playground within the hull of the ship. Splash pad spray nozzles are built into the ship as realistic cannons which deliver a stream of water on the unsuspecting land-lovers below. The other nozzles are hidden among boulders and mimic the ocean spray hitting beach rocks. A fog system was incorporated over the broken hull and gives the entrance to the playground an ethereal coastal fog. Peoria Cove also includes a mini baseball field that allows visitors to test their skills just like the major league players. A former ticket booth was converted into a concession stand that provides parents and children a shaded place to enjoy refreshments under a new shade canopy equipped with misting fans.
Peoria Stadium Kids Zone