Through private funding, create a high-quality experience that generates public interest and attracts people to engage with Donovan Park.



That we continue the Peoria Park District tradition of excellent recreational activities that enhance the quality of life and artistic culture of the community.



The Northmoor Golf Course opened on July 4, 1929 and was the site of the PGA Western Open in 1934. It was renamed for Leo G. Donovan who was a Peoria Park District Trustee from 1947 until 1964.

The 18-hole golf course covered 6,700 yards with a par 72. The original farmhouse became the clubhouse and now is the location of Cyd’s in the Park, a restaurant that opened in 2018. This golf course was the site of both men’s and women’s City Tournaments for many decades. Phylis Sprenger Evans became a local golf legend by winning the City championships at Donovan over five consecutive decades, a record that has never been equaled.